Thursday, April 28, 2011

Prima April Build a page - Say It in vintage

Inspired by the April Prima build a page sketch, I created this layout - everything is Prima, including the packaging for the Say it in crystals and Say it in Pearls, which coordinates so well with my title, Say it in vintage.  Perhaps you have seen the photo before, here on my blog; it is of some of my collection of vintage pins. I even used 3 of them on the layout. I also hand painted in watercolor the roses at the top and some underlying ones at the bottom.
This was a fun layout - complete abandon and totally frou frou!!!

I am re-reading the Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (love the His Dark Materials trilogy!) and I got an audio cd from the library of Lyra's Oxford. I think it's about Lyra's life after the trilogy is over. So looking forward to listening to it as I knit.

Based on a recommendation by someone's blog (sorry I can't remember whose), I read the first book in Guy Gavriel Kay's Fionavar trilogy and loved it. I got it from the library and then I tried to get the 2nd book but apparently it is misfiled or stolen, and they don't have the 3rd book at all. I requested it via interlibrary loan but now I find out that due to budget cuts, there will be no interlibrary loans any more SO I have been haunting ebay and looking for the cheapest option - finally today I was able to order the trilogy for less than $10 and that includes shipping. I'm excited!!!  If you like fantasy and/or time travel, these are for you - I really enjoyed the first one but I warn you - there are lots of characters so when I receive the books, I am going to re-read it before I start the second one.

AND I am also excited - I just got an email that I can pick up the dvd of Black Swan at the library tomorrow - Yay! I have been waiting ever since it came out - I am now on the reserve lists for The King's Speech and The Tourist - 28 and 25 respectively!

Hope you are having a great week! It is very very hot and windy here - prime forest fire season! We are praying for rain!  thanks for reading,


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeee this Chris!! I love love love that you used the packaging, and those WOW gorgeous flowers!! And those books sound GOOD!! I just finished reading "water for elephants" and I really liked it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hanneke said...

What a beautiful lo, love all the flowers and I love the watercolored ones, gorgeous!!!!
Never heard of the books you are reading, I will google them cause I lvoe to read something new!!!
I'll send you some rain althiugh we had very dry weather as well!!!

Marit said...

How beautiful, that you combined the paper with painted flowers!!! The vintage pins ánd photo are gorgeous too!!!! Enjoy the read Chris!