Friday, May 15, 2015

051515 Jennifer Grace Creates Focus Your Craft & Soul Blog Hop

I'm so excited to be a part of
link HERE
Our challenge was to create absolutely anything
inspired by "Focus, Jennifer's word for 2015,
That got me thinking about what this year is about for us.

With my husband retiring in just thirteen days
we are looking forward to some fun!



No longer will the clock rule our days.


We have a Great Courses DVD cooking class to go through together.


We are taking a land/sea/air trip to Alaska!


We will be building a cabin at our retreat.


Being inspired by Jennifer's style I made sure to add plenty of bling
and lots of bits to add texture & interest, and I gave my golden girl (a Jenni
Bowlin stencil fussy-cut from gold foil) a little English cottage home :~)



Well, I can't hold you up any longer from the rest of the fun,
but FIRST don't miss this chance for a prize!

Not only is Jennifer Grace generously putting on this fabulous FREE weekend of crafty creativity, 
but she is also giving away this terrific WRK Insta Album Kit!
 
Enter to win by commenting on all the blogs in the Focus Your Craft & Soul hop
The giveaway closes on Sunday the 24th of May at 10pm BST, and is open internationally.
Now - don't waste another minute! HOP ON!

36 comments:

  1. Oh wow Leslie, you have some seriously exciting plans ahead of you...... Hurry up husband and retire I say LOL,
    Fabulous layout, and perfect interpretation of the theme.

    I wish you all the luck and fun for the future x

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    1. Thanks so much for the nice feedback, Claire :-) This will definitely be a BIG year!

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  2. Fantastic way to show what your year holds, gorgeous page

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    1. Thanks you! Hope you are enjoying the hop & that you will be able to join in the festivities this weekend :-)

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  3. What a great page and I love all the plans you share for your future. Have lots of fun together and I love the idea of building a retreat cabin!

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    1. Thanks Sandie! The cabin will definitely be primitive (no plumbing or electricity) but cellphone signal is STRONG lol :-)

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  4. wow wow wow!!! Ooooh Leslie - I am in LOVE with this page!!! It really resonates focal points!! Clever!
    Congrats on you husband retiring... no clock - I dream of this!!!
    Have fun!!!

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    1. Hi, there! Hope you get a chance to play this weekend - I'm afraid I'm quite overbooked but am hoping to peek in from time to time :-)

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  5. I am so glad I came back to your blog as couldn't find this post yesterday...so glad because it is a wonderful post! Such a clever visual idea to represent all your plans...great inspiration thank you xxx

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  6. What a brilliant page, I love it - and you're going to have so much fun together in your retirement! :o)

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  7. Looks like you've got some fun times ahead and a great page to celebrate it

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  8. Wow a fabulous page, love seeing how people make pages without photos. Love that you've got so many things planned once your hubby retires

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  9. I love how you've done a page without a photograph.

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  10. Leslie,, this is so clever! I love the way your golden girl is holding on to your plans like balloons, and how each one is so perfectly detailed (and that little bear is just adorable). Really amazing layout - wishing you and your husband all the best as you embark on this new phase together. I hope you enjoy all your wonderful plans!

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  11. What an exciting time for the two of you - your page perfectly reflects that! Enjoy!

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  12. You definitely captured Jennifer's style with your carefully placed bits and bobs. FAVE? The little wooden frame with the wood veneer pine trees. You have some exciting things to FOCUS on, too. I expect a full report and recipes from those Cooking DVDs! I am always looking for new things for my menus! Such a fun layout...such a blessed life! Enjoy!

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  13. Amazing layout, I love the way it subtly tells a story :)

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  14. What a great idea for a goal setting/dreamers page. I love the little things that describe your events. Well done.

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  15. Hey! I want to see Alberta on that retirement list! Other than that, what a great layout. The plans on kites, as life's winds could throw you on a different course. Hope all your best expectations are not just realized, but surpassed.

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  16. Your page is absolutely fabulous and depicts all your dreams about to happen. Happy trails to you both!

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  17. What a super idea for a page!!!!!!!!! Have a super duper retirement together!!!!!!!!!

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  18. I love your golden girl - my husband retires soon too!!!

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  19. Great page idea. love all the little details.

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  20. sounds like you are going to have a ball....and what a fantastic page to record it

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  21. Wow you have lots of fun stuff planned. I so wish my hubby and I could do stuff like that together but he works a lot and a long time till he retires. In the meantime I am enjoying traveling with my sister and visiting friends I have met online.

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  22. Love your page...especially the 'kite' idea.

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  23. what a fabulous page, it looks so much fun...thanks for sharing!

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  24. Just thought I'd let you know I've done some creating with the inspiration from your LO
    thanks heaps - it was so much fun!

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  25. Fabulous LO. Let the adventures begin. Loving the Psalm too. x

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  26. such a wonderful layout - perfectly created and designed and executed. Love all the little details and the stories each item tells

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  27. Such a clever design with the well-defined dreams as balloons!!! Happy days ahead!!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  28. What a fantastic page to represent the new phase of life y'all will be entering so very soon!!

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  29. Hopping along.....what a wonderful time you are going to have....& so planned and organised. This is such a happy creation to celebrate that Next Stage in life.....LOVE it!!!

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  30. Love your page and all the things your are going to do when you got the time! I am a looong way from retirement so the clock will still be my focus!

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  31. aww, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog... really appreciated! And guess what! I made a matching journal page to the one I got inspiration from you! Loving it!!!

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