Sunday, April 27, 2014

Rum Anyone?

First I want to thank all of you beautiful friends out there in Blogland that sent me love when I posted about the death of a very sweet friend.  It still hurts - I am sure it will take a long time to heal.  I cannot imagine what her family is going through.

Now it is time to lighten the spirit a little.  No pun intended.  What do you do with a bottle of rum?
 Why your drink it of course!  When the bottle is empty, you go out into your garden and collect some flowers and arrange them in your gorgeous imported rum bottle.  What do you do with the cork?  You sniff on it now and then to remind you of Jamaica and when the aroma dissipates, you use it for cards!

It is time for another challenge at A VINTAGE JOURNEY.  The theme for this challenge is Spring Flowers.

I encourage you to visit A VINTAGE JOURNEY - very talented people are being showcased as well as the design team.  I promise you, you will not regret it.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and all of your kind comments.  They always make my heart smile!
Sandy

OH!!!!  Do you see my husband's head in the bottom left hand mirror?  I did not see it until I  posted but I decided to keep it because he deserves to be in my Vintage Journey Journal too!!!

35 comments:

Marilyn said...

That's your hub's head? hahahhaha... are you sure? I even enlarged this baby to check it out and I hate to tell you Sandy but he's got a real sorry looking head. hahahhaha....
I love this piece and it's very impressive looking at it but when you click and enlarge, it's like wowsa... your details are brilliant and I just love those little pops of orange and yellow flowers. Gorgeous work!

Danielle Champagne said...

Rhum...drink it of course. Cheers to you Sandy! Love your project very much. beautiful details, love the glossy "window" like chicken fence, absolutely brilliant. fabulous elements.Hugs. xox

Annie said...

Wow Sandy! So gorgeous! The color comiments are awesome. Love the detail of the little mirrors. Funny about your husband in there!

Reusing with Quilling said...

I loved it..fab vintage effect !

Valerie-Jael said...

This is gorgeous, Sandy, and how kind of you to include our husband in a vintage journey! I love all the details, and the wonderful idea with the rum bottle. Glad you are feeling a little better, take care! Hugs, Valerie

Stamps and Paper said...

Love all the attention to derail on your Vintage card Sandy..great colours ...
Hope your feeling better

Anne

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

Great vintage piece - ha ha about your husbands head. :o) Glad you enjoyed the rum - haven't had any good rum since my traveling years. What are you going to do with the bottle. Hugs, Donna

sam21ski said...

Hope the pain is easing a little for you xxx Love your cork, rum story and hubby's head!! Great make for a vintage journey.

Sam xxx

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

Sandy this card is so vintage, love your flowers and of course the rum label is perfect. Great card! I know what it is to loose a friend, just know the hurt lightenes with time and memories flood in and will make you smile. Memories are what keeps us going. Hugs, Ruth Ann

Anne Temple said...

Love this! Great color combo and I love how the flowers pop off the page. Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

Redanne said...

Oh Sandy, that is just too funny to include your hubby's head on a vintage journey.... Your card is beautiful and that sprinkling of flowers are so Spring-like and as for the bottle... it is so beautifully aged, I love it! Thanks so much for joining in our Spring Flowers challenge at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

cathylynn said...

What a fantastic vintage journey! I totally love every square inch! Of course your story makes it even more special and also the addition of your hubby. Too cute! You're really inspiring me with these entries! Hugs, Cathy

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sandy what a fabulous piece of work, wonderful images and colours, so artistic, I just love it.
Hope you are well, hugs Kate x

May said...

Hi Sandy, Love your vintage make complete with hubby's head...I adore the images & papers...the design is fabulous...
Take care Sandy... Hugs May x x

Sandra said...

What a great project, Sandy! Love the mirrors and the honeycomb framework! Hugs, Sandra

SARN said...

Hee hee - fancy catching your hubby's head in the photo!

This is a lovely piece of art - you are SOOO clever.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Your story about the rum is gorgeous Sandy! :-) But so is your creation...great collage!
Kind regards and all the best, Alie

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous vintage project, like the rum story.
Yvonne

Buttons said...

So sorry to hear your sad news Sandy. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
LOVE this project so much. The drama of the flowers against that beautifully altered background is wonderful. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

Christina C. said...

This is simply gorgeous, Sandy! I love a little rum in my tea on occasion. Your design work if brilliant...love it all! Your hubby's head is a nice accent...hehehe So cute!

Rita said...

Hi Sandy. Love your card. Hope you enjoyed a tot of rum too. So sorry to hear about your friend. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful design and very creative as well. With grief we have to go through it, we can't go over it, time is our best healer. Take good care of yourself, Shirleyx

Bonnie said...

A wonderful use for an empty rum bottle! Such pretty flowers! They look real! Hugs and smiles!

MaryH said...

I'm not much for the hard stuff, but I do like an occasional good Pina Colada with some of that good stuff. Loved all the cheery bright flowers popping out of this brown bottle (of course you need to drink it up to have the vase!). Loved all these hexagon mirrors too. I enlarged to check out the DH too. Of COURSE he should be in your vintage journey. You wouldn't want to be taking it alone, now! Hope you're feeling a bit better. TFS & Hugs too. Hope neither of us gets any of this 'weather'. It got right hot in the Foothills this evening. Going from winter to summer ...I was even thinkin' a/c for a while. G'nite.

Diane said...

Very fun design Sandy.

Hugs Diane

ahlers5 said...

The flowers are so lovely and bright! Very pretty card.

Nancy said...

Fabulous work, Sandy! You do vintage so well! :o)

Lau W said...

Oh don't have seen this post !
I like to put rum in a tea when I'm sick lol, I also like to put in my pastries, what versatile drink, hic! :-)))
Lovely creation, wow, so nice colors and fab idea for the mirrors !
Hello Mister !! haha !
Big kisses !

Myrna said...

Love the bright orange flowers and trailing vine out of the rum bottle. Your mirror background is awesome. Love your project Sandy.

Craftychris said...

This is so gorgeous! And I adore the die! It's on the top of my wish list! xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a gorgeous creation, the flowers rock. Love this die :)

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sandy
Sorry, I missed this. Must be the rum to blame lol!
Fabulous and very artistic. Surely Mr Sandy is not considered vintage?
Time never takes away the pain, just makes it easier to deal with. Hope you are bearing up.
Ang x

Sylvia said...

Sandy, love your beautiful project!! The flowers in a bottle of rum ?? They must be drunk now LOL. Hugs Sylvia

Kelly Neis said...

The metaphoric rum bottle is perfect for a vintage journey. Love your page it is stylish and the cascading flowers are gorgeous, especially fermenting in the rum scented bottle. I am so glad that Art decided to join you in your artwork, he did a great job with his photo! lol This is a beautiful piece!
Love Kelly

butterfly said...

I love your rum bottle, Sandy, and the heady aroma coming off the cork is delicious! What a great vase for your lovely spring flowers - a fabulous make. Thank you so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison xx
Sending huge hugs and love too, you're in my thoughts a lot. Sorry to be behind with visiting but I'm off for an overdue catch-up... xx