Friday, September 13, 2013

The Color Blue

By the hair on my chinny chin chin, I am getting this in!
This entry is for The Craft Barn's Alpha challenge and the letter is 'Z'.  Now what am I going to do? 
The only person I know that uses Z words is Doctor Seuss!


My word (and it is one of my favorites) is ZAFFER. You are wrong, it is not a rock group!
It is the impure oxide of cobalt, used by enamelers and porcelain manufacturers as a blue color.

These bones, these bones, these old bones --- I am slowly getting better and am going to start going down to my craft room once a day.  I do appreciate all of your e-mails and cards.  Of course I also love it when you visit my blog.  Thank you!
Sandy


67 comments:

Paula said...

Fantastic Z page! And who doesn't love a little zaffer every now and then, right? Love it girlie!!

sam21ski said...

Glad you're getting there slowly Sandy.

Great to see you back crafting with your fabulous journal pages.

Thanks for explaining your word as I've never heard of it, but I do love the images you've used for it - fantastic

Keep taking it easy and you'll get there eventually - lots of R&R

Sam xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Sandy, lovely to see you blogging again and pleased to hear that you are improving, keep it up.

Your page is fabulous, this is a new word to me, but isn't just a wonderful work.
Brilliant layout too.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog with all your wonderful comments, I love to read them, take care of yourself, Hugs Kate x

Danielle Champagne said...

OH! Sandy, I am happy to read you, and see that you are going back to your craft room. So, Zaffer i related to color blue... I learned something. I love your page, love the little story that goes with it! thanks for sharing. Hugs.

cotnob said...

This is brilliant Sandy, such a fabulous selection of images and I've learned something new as well!
I'm so pleased that you are able to get into your craft room now and will look forward to seeing some more lovely creations.
Take care.
Pauline
x

Scrap Affair said...

Ok, Sandy officially THIS one is my favorite! :) LOVE those blue bottles, and blue drops-you did an outstanding work!
I am glad you are getting better, even if it takes time, hopefully by Christmas you'll feel like 18 year old! (I'll keep all my fingers crossed!)
Hugs
Nadia

Redanne said...

Hi dear Sandy, so, so lovely to see you back - and crafting! Love your page, adore that Chemist stamp set. Never heard of the word before but it suits the stamping so well. Take care, take it slowly and get properly well soon - please? Big healing hugs, Anne xx

..Karen said...

This is just perfect, I love it!! Glad you are feeling better and are crafting again!!

Lori said...

So very glad you are getting better! Love your page for Z - would have never thought of Zaffer - gorgeous blues!

Nancy said...

Zaffer, huh? That's a new word to me and I just might need it one day! lol
So happy to hear you're well enough to create your goodness again, Sandy! Thanks for sharing this one! :o)

Linda Palmer said...

OMG!! I am so glad to hear you are able to go down to your craft room. I am so happy for you to be healing well. I love your blue pages as blue or cobalt or baby blue are my favorite colors...just like you are one of my favorite people..we prayed for you at Church Wed. night. I do love these pages of your book. It is going to be pretty awesome when you are finished. You are doing these in the same book right!!!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sandy, what a fabulous page and word! I've never heard this before.
Love the images.
Glad to hear your are getting back to crafting more regularly.
Hugs, Avril xx

Stamps and Paper said...

A word I've not heard of Sandy but what a fabulous page, love your colours...
Glad to hear you are feeling better

Anne

Annmaree of Oz said...

oh fun word, and great page! Love the vintage imagery and great blues!

Scrapmate said...

I hope you feel a bit better every day and are soon filled with zeal & zest! I love your word - your pages are an education in themselves! I'm a big fan of Dr Seuss and the way he used words. Love your Zaffer page (what a great word I have to try & use it today!)

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great stamps that match so well with the meaning of the word Zaffer, Sandy! Lovely pages!
Good luck with your health...

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sandy
Glad you're back and getting better.
Great layout and very educational too.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Cat's sCrap said...

Fantasic creation. Great and original work. Bravo !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Karen Gist said...

Hello my lovely! Well done on being able to get to your craft room but don't overdo it will you...promise me!

You have found a word that I haven't heard of and done a fabulous interpretation. I promise that the next word is far easier hahaha!

Hugs from Cornwall xxx

cathylynn said...

Hello Sandy! You have created great pages for your Z word. I too have learned a new word and it's great to see that you're back in your craft room. I love that Zaffer! Great stuff!
Hugs, Cathy

Paper Profusion said...

Well that's a new word for me! Has a great ring to it! Your page is fabulous Sandy. Nicola x

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

Sandy it's so good to hear you are doing better and will even be able to visit your craft room. We have missed your activity. Love this Z page and your word zaffer which is a new word for me. Great job! hugs, Ruth Ann

Kelly Neis said...

You are so clever! I really cool word that no one knows and it means blue color paint which you love it paint. Suits you perfectly! I love the Chemist stamp, so perfect with the meaning! This is one of those' you are a genius' page! I love your commentary on it too. I just love that about you!!
I am seeing red, as in 1000 tomatoes ready to be canned. Have a wonderful day!! Big hugs to you and happy crafting!
XXKelly

ann @ studiohyde said...

Hope you are doing well today. Love your creative take on the Z. Very good.

Marilyn said...

I'm happy to hear 'the old bones' are mending. It really makes one appreciate the little things, doesn't it?
I also like the word ZAFFER... I've never heard of it before but it just rolls off the tongue... zaffer, zaffer, zaffer...
This is another great page Sandy. I love the bottle and liquid drops splashing down plus the chemist is very cool too... where do you get a stamp like that and why do you have it? I always wonder those things... I see people using these incredible images which are so perfect for the project and I wonder what made them buy it in the first place.
It's another incredible page though and I always enjoy viewing them.

Christina C. said...

So glad you are on the mend, Sandy!
Well, I must say that this is brilliant and very creative. Love the ink splotches .... those pages are soooooo cool! Hmmmmmmmm....learned a new word!!!!

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great page Sandy, love the doctor bu Olso the bottle with the drops , very beautiful stamping set!!

Greetings
Maria

Netty said...

Terrific stamping and fab layout Sandy.......would never have thought of that word but there again a lot of my brain cells are dead.......lol Good to hear you are back on your feet, its been a long old haul my friend. Hugs Annette x

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely Z pages Sandy. Glad your poor old bones are healing! Hugs, Valerie

Boo said...

I love the bottle of ink and the drops. Very cool.

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is a beautiful page. I love the colour and the images! Very best wishes for the healing of dem bones! Julie Ann xx

Annie said...

I did not know this tidbit of info. You've got cobalt everywhere and it looks awesome. Love that scientist too.

koala said...

Hello Sandy, WOW, you got " Z " creation !!!
I love this color cobalt blue , my favorite Japanese dining dishes porcelain are many cobalt blue like this blue !!! and I love it !!!
I think this pages look something story !!! Very interesting and I always looking forward to visit your blog and your wonderful creation !!! (^o^)/"""

Pam Sparks said...

awesome Sandy! Fabulous art and thanks for the lesson on blue and Z too! You always make me smile! Glad to read you're making progress! Keep taking care of yourself!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Haha Sandy I should have known you would not have gone with the easy option of zebra! This is fabulous what a stunning masterpiece my friend! Glad to know you are feeling better and getting into your craft room more - look forward to seeing what you are creating!! Hugs from England, Susan x

christiene said...

Hi Sandy, a beautiful piece of art you have made
everything in blue that I love so much.
In the Netherlands you have Delfs blue ....
maybe you've heard of it.
Sandy fun on with your hobby
you soon.
Love a Christiene greet you.

Craftychris said...

What a cool word, a new one on me! See I have learnt something too! Fab page and I am glad you are feeling better now - take care! xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Glad you are feeling a little better. Always love your pages, you make them so interesting. Those bottles are the true color of cobalt blue and the chemist is awesome. I was reading Marilyn comment when she said where do you get a stamp like that and why do you have it? I always wonder those things... I see people using these incredible images (stamps) which are so perfect and I wonder what made them buy it in the first place? I do agree with her but I'm also one of those persons that buys those different kind of stamps. You never know when you might need something that is so amazing that no one will ever have. Fantastic project!!!
Hugs, Pat

Julie Ann Lee said...

Hi there, Sandy! It's me again! I just wanted to say that a TH rose was me being lazy and abbreviating! I meant a Tim Holtz die cut of a rose!You can use it with a Big Shot die cutting machine. it's called the Tattered pine cone die and I think it's made by Sizzix! Thanks for the nice comments! Julie Ann xx

Pat said...

Gorgeous Z page Sandy, love all those blues. I am so glad you are getting better and that you are able to get to your craft room, I look forward to your new creations.

Pat xx

Dawn said...

Brilliant page Sandy, I LOVE it. Lol a word I have not come across before too so delighted with the info, thank-you sweetie.
Huge hugs x x x

Maria said...

Creative and interesting Z page, Sandy! Wow! I learned something new today, thank you! And, I just love that color of blue! Glad you are feeling better! Take good care, hugs!

Patricia said...

Hello Sandy!
So glad to see you posting and saying you are making it to your craft room once again. Has been a long haul for you (hugs)
This is a wonder interpretation of the letter "Z" I for one would have had to "throw in the towel" and not so anything.
Looking forward to seeing some more of your wonderful creations
Hugs

Patricia xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

FANTASTIC.

Just LOVE that colour of blue. Your Altered Dictionary is feeling MUCH BETTER having had another fabulous page transformed by its crafty owner!

So pleased you're getting about a bit more now Sandy.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow..Sandy, this is so fun! Love the beuatiful blue on the dictionary page. :)

MaryH said...

Hi Sandy, was so happy to read you are getting better and can now get to the craft room a bit more. I checked this Zaffer page out the other day, but no time to leave a comment. Back again today to enjoy your Z once more. This is so interesting (never heard that word!) and I liked your interpretation of your Z... especially loved your old blue bottles. Great job, & thanks for improving my knowledge with a new word! Hugs

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So cool - a fantastic page, love these images. Blue is one of my favorite colors ;)

jinxxxygirl said...

Hi there Sandy! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment. So glad you like the colors in my art. They make me smile. I hope they did you too! Hugs! deb

rachel awes said...

wonderful blue + play you are up to! hello to your being :)
xox

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Fantastic pages, great images. Wonderful that you are healing! Yay! Take care, Shirleyx

Sue from Oregon said...

This book is really keeping you on your toes isn't it? I learned something today!!! Happy to hear that you are getting better each day-now just you be patient girlie and finish your healing!

Myrna said...

Love this page Sandy! All your images are perfect! Love that bright blue on the pages. What an awesome book you will have when you are done.

Glad to hear you are getting better! Take it easy and let everyone take care of you.

A month from today the movers will be loading the truck for the big move. I can't wait!!!!

butlersabroad said...

Well, you learn something every day Sandy! I'll have to drop zaffer nonchalantly into conversations from now on. Who doesn't love a deep cobalt blue? Reminds me of the many moods of the Great Lakes, beautiful. I put up a new recipe post today... and titled the post for you, seeing as how you like the baking and cooking posts so much!!

Hugs
Brenda

Dianne said...

Well, I have discovered a new word! I love what you have done with this page and blue is one of my favourite colours.

Dianne.

libbyquilter said...

really love this page~!
very inspirational.

:-)
libbyQ

The Craft Barn said...

Great interpretation, well done.
Some of the avatar/pictures (like the lovely birds one or the duck with the flower) overlaps the text in the middle, so I could not read everything.
Nonetheless, you did a great job with this page.
Thanks for playing
Izzy

Lau W said...

Hello my super friend !
Don't have seen this page, grrr !I'm late !
This is fun, very nice, love thie idea, you always have super ideas !
Hope you feel better and better each day !
Big bisous !
xxx

Charlene said...

Glad your getting there Sandy :-) I love yourjournal pages, as always awesome!!!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous pages, Sandy! Love the apothecary style of it! the coloring is amazing. Those stamps are so pretty! So good to hear you feeling better! Hugs, Sandra

Jayne A said...

Fantastic z page and I have learnt a new word!
Sorry to hear you have been under the weather Sandy.
Hugs
Jayne

butterfly said...

And again with a fabulously out there word choice - thank you for the new vocabulary!! What a glorious celebration of vivid blue on your page - I love the chemist and those droplets of colour from the pipette... brilliant word choice, brilliant pages, Sandy!

So glad you are able to make your way to your craft room again - keep taking care of yourself, won't you?!
Alison xx

May said...

So glad to hear you are on the mend Sandy,
"slowly does it" Your page is fabulous as always... Love the word choice I learn something new everyday..Zaffer I will remember that one..The droplets of blue are amazing in fact the whole design is Fantastic...Love it...Take care Hugs May x x x

die amelie said...

A stunning make! Love the colours and where you place all the elements!

Hugs,
die amelie x

Sandi McLean said...

Zaffer! I adore that word...and didn't even know it :) Cobalt blue has been a fav colour since I was a young girl. I treasure my cobalt blue glass. SWEET page! Thank you so much for coming my way...I have posted so little in the last months, I don't know why anyone comes my way! Hugs,

Sue said...

These are fab Pages Sandy, so glad your are on the mend - remember to take things slowly xx

Shannon White said...

YAy! Thought I'd Pop in to see how you've been and what you've been up too! So Glad that you are mending away and are able to get back into your Krafty Zone! 8-) Have missed your Awesome creations Sweet Lady! And this one is no exception!! Just Fabulous! 8-)

Big Hugs
Shannon

Paper Tails said...

Glad you are feeling a little better. Love your page the color blue. The bottle looks fabulous.

Karen