Wednesday, May 15, 2013

From Russia with Love

The letter from the latest Alpha Challenge at the Craft Barn found here
is the letter 'K'.  I have chosen the world Kremlin.  Such an exciting adventure for one Mom and her  talented daughter.





My smart and talented daughter Stacy.  Behind her is St. Basil's Cathedral  and to the right  is the Kremlin.




 


What wonderful memories - Stacy and Mom in Red Square.





A little explanation is in order.  Some twenty years ago, my daughter taught English to high school students in Poland while serving in the Peace Corps.  At the end of her two years, I went and stayed with her in Ulanow, the village she taught in.  We then spent several weeks touring Poland and other Eastern European countries.  For two women alone, we had one exciting adventure!!!  I will never forget it.  Thanks Stacy.

I appreciate your visit and love your comments!!!!!
Sandy

92 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, looks like you had a great time there. Kremlin is a good choice of word! Great pages, Sandy! How are the goats doing? Hugs, Valerie

Christina C. said...

What a wonderful, unforgettable adventure, Sandy!!!! Beautiful pictures and your pages are absolutely spectacular!

coldwaters2 said...

It sounds like you have a truly wonderful time Sandy and to have some of your memories on this page is awesome, brilliant page.
hugs
lorraine x

Redanne said...

Ahh, such lovely memories to have, great pictures and a wonderful word to choose for this challenge Sandy. Love your pages. Hugs, Anne x

Sylvia said...

Such a great way to put those unforgettable memoires in this special alpha book Sandy!! I can imagine what a great time you must have had there with your daughter. Again you did an amazing job with all the details. A treasure for ever.
Hugs Sylvia

May said...

Fabulous pages as always Sandy...Fantastic memories the pics are Great .. when I saw the umbrella I thought you were in England..tee-hee...Fantastic work... Hugs May x x x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, these are wonderful pages. Great memories.

butterfly said...

What a fantastic adventure... great photos, and a wonderful page spread to celebrate the trip!
Alison x

Netty said...

Terrific pages Sandy with great photos. You both had such a wonderful adventure, one am sure you will both never forget. Hugs Annette x

Mrs A. said...

hi Sandy,
Pleased to meet you. Thank you so much for following my blog. Have done the same for you.
Your choice of K this week is super with a lovely photo and liked your choice of W too. I'm stuck on this one at the moment. Keep going back to the dictionary but nothing leaps out at me. hugs Mrs A.

Kelly Neis said...

OMG Sandy this one is amazing!!! Love your photos and postal images together. Love the color of your background and ornate edges. Look at your handwriting it is perfect, I cannot read any of it!!! Really it is beautiful and Russian! Bravo!! What a great keepsake to put into your dictionary with you and Stacey. I totally love your pages, these are so special.
Stacy will definately enjoy them!
Big Hugs,
Kelly

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my, those would be some wonderful stories to share Sandy! What wonderful memories and a great way to put them down to share!

~Tammy~ said...

What sweet memories! Thanks for sharing them with us! It sure must have been an exciting trip!

koala said...

Wow, now i know this dictionary is pretty big nice size !!! you can paste post card, actually more than double post card size.
That would be very nice scrapbooking size !!!
I am also interested in use book letters paper for creation. I LOVE your idea and creation, and I also would like to use something book letters paper for my card someday !!!
Can not wait for doing my crafting... i miss my craft time... well, have to wait to settle down at our new place until the end of June... or so. (;*.*;)"""

inkypinkycraft said...

Great pages, wonderful idea and magical memories! Hugs trace x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is fabulous Sandy, love how you have combined the Alpha Challenge and made a layout of the fabulous time you had with your daughter. My daughter is a Stacey too (with an e though)! Hugs Susan x

Cat's sCrap said...

You found your visual identity and your design ! Congratulations!

Magnificent creation. Wonderful borders. I like the postcard. Bravo !
It's very original !

Hugs from France where it's also raining... Snif and it'scold !

Catherine.

Annmaree (Emu) said...

What an amazing adventure! Love that you incorporated your photos into the Alpha Challenge Dictionary!

Hope you're having a great week!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - Sandy . . . your pages just get better and better. This is a fascinating one and your dictionary is turning into a lovely keepsake.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

PS: Hope those Roosters are behaving themselves!

Karen Gist said...

WOW!!!!! what ana amazing trip you must have had Sandy! I did a similar thing with my daughter in Australia a few years back. Such wonderful memories to treasure.

This is a fantastic entry for your book. Now....how are those darling little goats of yours???? HUGS xxx

cathylynn said...

Looks like the letter "K" was made for you. Wowzers this is totally outstanding! What fond memories you must have and beautiful pictures. Your dictionary pages are exceptional in design and meaning. Love it all!
Hugs, Cathy

Lisa M said...

OMG...I thought the visit to the nail salon was awesome with my kiddo..LOL, but RUSSIA.....WOW! The letter K is PERFECT for this page you've created I just love it and the two of you are adorable in your pictures! :)
hugs,
Lisa x

MaryH said...

You clever person to use the Challenge K as you did. Great use of the challenge to showcase a wonderful memory. So enjoyed the pictures as I've always heard that the Kremlin area is most scenic. Doubt I shall ever see in person. Now you can revisit anytime you choose, by looking at your lovely journaling. TFS & you DO have a talented daughter. (must take after her Mom, yes?) Hugs

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandy this is so amazing! These are fantastic memories that you have shared. Great choice of color for the background and to have saved all the treasured for such a long time. Love the pictures you have shared and your wonderful memories.
Hugs, Patricia

Lau W said...

Oh so fabulous and magical images ! So nice story my friend !
This is a superb page !
Hope you're well my super friend !
xxx

Vicky Hibbs said...

Wow excellent word choice! Thanks for becoming a follower of me too :)

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely pages - must have been an exciting trip!

lovingrammahood said...

Hi Sandy. I can only continue the praise of each of these posts. What a special memory for mom and daughter. You have showcased it beautifully, love the detail and mementos you shared. Great job !!
hugs: Donna

Maggie said...

Wow great memories and a worthy word choice for the Alpha challenge

MaggieH

Myrna said...

What special pages Sandy! Wonderful, wonderful memories for the two of you!

Scrap Affair said...

Great pages Sandy! Lovely colors, and love those borders!
What an amazing adventure and memories for you and your daughter!
Great idea for letter "K" :)
Hugs,
Nadia

BJ said...

Oh excellent that you could scrap your adventure and do the "K" Alpha challenge at the same time. Wonderful memories and I love the Russian characters too. BJ

Carla S. said...

What wonderful layouts, Sandy! Great pics! I'm sure that was some adventure and you have many great memories!

Charlene said...

Such a fantastic adventure Sandy!!!! And great work as always...I LOVE your mixed Media work :-)

Annie said...

What a wonderfully unique page spread for your dictionary! Not anything like I expected to see. Excellent!

Maria said...

Oh, my! What an amazing adventure with daughter, how precious! Truly, wonderful memories to be cherished! Great job on your mixed media layout, hugs!

Pat said...

I like how this challenge can trigger memories.This must have been a great trip.

Daen'Ys said...

I love how you included the photos in your pages. Having added a stamp, the ticket and a postcard, accentuates the fact of the trip! You even thought of coloring pages in red and apply some pretty borders! It's just perfect!
...... what a beautiful adventure, you lived there both!

Thank you very much for all your nice comments, Sandy
....and yes, you can copy whatever you like, it is not a problem for me!
On the contrary I'm flattered that you like it! :)

I wish you a beautiful day...
Rosi x

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from The Craft Barn - what a fantastic use of the letter K. A beautiful way to display beautiful memories :0)

Boo said...

Sandy, I love page with your daughter. Using the ticket makes the page.

Elaine said...

What a great adventure and great pages!!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

how inventive and I love the alphabet letter game/inspiration for your book
bibiana

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EnblogSail said...

Great pages of memories for you:)
TFS
Caryl

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Great pages Sandy with lts of beautiful memories.

Greetings Janny

Paper Profusion said...

So glad you could share your memories with us Sandy - your pages are fabulous! Such an adventure especially twenty years ago. Thank-you for your lovely comment on my blog - I had never heard expression 'jot and tittle' - I've looked it up and think it most useful so will be using it a lot! Hope you are having a lovely weekend Sandy. Nicola x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...how wonderful Sandy, what an amazing place to visit and to share that memory with your Daughter is rather special, great piccy's and a great word to chose for the letter K...Melxx :)

JansArtyJunk said...

What wonderful pages and word choice...fab pics and so nice to use such personal memories to create some lovely pages...

Valerie said...

Great choice of word and I love that you have scrapped your memories, very creative!
Val x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Love your layout and what a brilliant choice for the letter K. I went to Russia for my honeymoon in December 1987 - so beautiful like a fairy-tale. Thank you for following me xxx

Danielle Champagne said...

What a lovely story, such a lovely page. a fabulous way to immortalize a moment in time. I love how you did your page vey much, the postcard, the tiket, the russian words. Wonderful!

Chris said...

Fantastic! Such a great memory and wonderful that you've put it in your dictionary, I think it's amazing that you did this trip together Sandy, it's must have been so exciting! Love the Russian texts and that gorgeous background too. Hope you're well and having fun with Flip and Flop! Chris :-)

Sandra said...

What a lovely pages Sandy! And such wonderful adventures! Great pictures too! The postcard is amazing, you even wrote it in russian! Hugs, Sandra

Pat said...

Oh Sandy this is just wonderful, what an exciting time you must have had with your daughter and such fantastic memories, great photo's.

Pat xx

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful creation. I love your new puppy, adorable. Thanks for the visit to Skipper's blog. :)

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

'so in love with your pages. My favorite church in the entire world. 'great memories - you have used them well. xodonna

Karin said...

Beautiful pages of a great adventure!
Groetjes karin

Frea Konings said...

Hi Sandy, love your craft barn layout! It seems like you had a wonderful trip! Love your blog so I became your follower too. You sure have a lot of followers. I just started my own Mixed Media blog, so I'm a bit of a newby. Would love it if you would stop by my blog for a visit. You're more than welcome! Hugs Frea
http://messymixedmediabyfrea.blogspot.nl/

Mrs.B said...

What a fabulous time you must have had, Mom and daughter time always have special memories.
Great pages by the way.
Avril xx

Jackie said...

Wow, what an adventure and what a wonderful way to record those memories.
Thanks for popping by. I shall be coming back here too!

Sue said...

Sandy this is wonderful, and it's even better because it's so personal to you and your daughter. I bet you had an amazing time - what an adventure xx

stampingwithpeggie.blogspot.com said...

What a cool page and how wonderful that you got to go their with your daughter. So very special.

Lori said...

What an amazing opportunity and what lovely memories! Your pages are wonderful and a beautiful tribute to the time shared with your daughter!

Sylv said...

Fabulous pages, such a personal page and great choice of word.

Sylv xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous pages Sandy and looks like a great adventure...I think its lovely to put then on your dictionary pages...Would love to see your dictionary when its all completed it will be a awesome book...

Anne x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Sandy, and thank you for choosing to follow my blog, I hope you will enjoy what I have to offer.

I thought I would pop over and visit you and I so enjoyed looking at your creations. What wonderful memories of your trip in Eastern Europe, I find it a facination part of the globe.

I love all your photos of the amimals, you will be kept busy looking after them all. Good to meet you, Kate x

Bonnie Irvine said...

Hi Sandy. I finally finished my pages so now I can visit. I love the way you have illustrated this word. It's so awesome that you included such meaningful pictures fron a wonderful trip with your daughter. Love the red background with the black borders and all the ephemera. Excellent!

Jayne A said...

Wow Sandy I am so jealous, It looks like you had a great time. Your page is wonderful too.

Hugs
Jayne

Pam Sparks said...

How fun for you to re-visit this trip time and time again by looking at your dictionary pages! Thanks for sharing! Wonderful pages!

Gráinne said...

What an awesome page and what a great story behind it, love it! Suzanne

Melissa said...

Hi, Sandy! I just had to come visit your blog after you stopped by and left so many kind comments on mine! :)
I've loved looking through some of your posts!! Your life looks very peaceful and filled with wonderful things!
What you're doing with the dictionary is fantastic!! Love the idea and your art work is beautiful!!!

Dawn said...

What a gorgeous memory page Sandy, I love the photos. Fab choice and a gift to make so personal too, brilliant job my lovely. Thank-you for sharing your story.
Thank-you too for your sweet visit, much appreciated as always.
Huge hugs x

Kjersti said...

What a great adventure Sandy, beautiful pages too!
Have a nice week!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Maisie Moonshine said...

Great pages, what lovely memories too. MMx

Diane said...

What wonderful memories you have created.

Regards diane

christiene said...

Ha Sandy,dat moet machtig mooi zijn geweest.
moeder en dochter samen een spannend avontuur...onvergeetelijk.
Groetjes
Christiene.

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Sandy,
Thanks for your lovely comment, no I used Distress Inks on that image.
What a great project! and how lovely to have such fabulous memories of your great time touring.
Love, Mel. xxx

Anja's weblog said...

What an amazing trip!! And i love the pages you've made. Beautiful...

(and thank you so much for your sweet comments) I put your blog on my list because i love the thing you make...especially the art journal pages...Love to see them:))

HUgs
Anja

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great memory pages Stacy...you and your daughter must have had great time in the eastern Europe.
What an adventure!

kind regards, Alie :-)

Lesley said...

Fab pages and great photos! Thanks for following my blog, I'm now following yours too! xx

Cheryl said...

hey sugar plum,how are you see you have not lost your touch,hun these are super pages sweeite and am loving the photos,amazing memory pages my friend.bless you for your kind comment hun,and thanks for staying with me,all my love hugs Cherylxxxxxx hope you are well sweetiexxxxxxx

Wilme said...

Looks like such a special time!

christiene said...

Ha Sandy,
bedankt voor je bezoek en de lieve reacties die je hebt achter gelaten
ik ben blij dat ik je gevonden heb!!!!
een fijne dag....
Een lieve groet Christiene.

Buttons said...

How wonderful that you could pour your memories into this challenge and produce a fantastic set of pages. Hugs, Jenny x

Linda Palmer said...

OMG!! I can't believe I missed this. It is awesome that you joined her over there and got to enjoy the countries that you visited. What an experience!! You scrapbooked it beautifully.

LindaS said...

Precius memories and wonderful pages. The colors and borders gives a great touch to the pages.

The Craft Barn said...

Oh love this one!! Great choice of word and interpretation
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

Shannon White said...

Oh Wow!! Bet your guys had a Wonderful Adventure traveling together!! Such Wonderful layouts and pics too! Love these Sandy! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Ivonne said...

OMG! I really love this one. Great colors and design! The pictures are gorgeous!! Hugs, Ivonne

Tan's Hobbies said...

Oh, I love the sentiment of "Little moments big memories". It is just so meaningful with the picture together. I feel so touch, dear.

You and your daughter are two beautiful and awesome ladies. She has your smile, dear.

And the project of yours is awesome!~!! Love love love those postcard, bus ticket (is it?) and stamp. So vintage and artistic.

Faye said...

Sandy, what a beautiful way to remember a wonderful time with your daughter. Such an experience deserves such a beautiful work of art.

Katy said...

This is so awesome! I love how you have this memory in your book! I haven't made an altered art book yet (it's on the list) but I scrapbook. And can you believe I never thought about combining the two? Until now :) Beautiful pages!