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vivaartistry.com http://vivaartistry.com Your thoughts, your lives, your memories, and your art! Sun, 03 Dec 2017 16:43:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.24 ViVa Artistry on the Move http://vivaartistry.com/viva-artistry-on-the-move/ http://vivaartistry.com/viva-artistry-on-the-move/#comments Sun, 03 Dec 2017 16:43:27 +0000 http://vivaartistry.com/?p=4028 The post ViVa Artistry on the Move appeared first on vivaartistry.com.

You’ve all heard by now that Scrapbookgraphics has closed. And after a hair raising month of moving product over, we are now back at Oscraps, not as guests but we’re making it our new home! A BIG THANK YOU to Vicki for taking us in!!! We surely don’t like being homeless. So now we have …

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You’ve all heard by now that Scrapbookgraphics has closed. And after a hair raising month of moving product over, we are now back at Oscraps, not as guests but we’re making it our new home! A BIG THANK YOU to Vicki for taking us in!!! We surely don’t like being homeless. So now we have a 25% off sale for a week…be sure to get in on it!

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And of course, many of our co-designers from SBG came with us to Oscraps and it’s nice to see familiar faces.

I’ve had a busy few weeks, with Thanksgiving twice, a short trip to Washington DC where I got to visit various museums of the Smithsonian. My feet hurt!

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I tried Navajo tacos over at the American Indian Museum cafe. The Navajo flatbread is the bomb and I’m gonna have to find a recipe for that!!! I have to say, the transport system (the metro) in DC is amazing. I paid $10 and it got me around for what I needed. I was lucky, my husband was on a business trip so had the hotel already. Unfortunately, he couldn’t join me on my ramblings but well, I enjoyed it. It was the first time he was able to take me with him on a business trip, now that our girls are so much older and I didn’t have other obligations.

On another news front, some parts of St. Thomas, USVI has electricity now…mainly the downtown area which is crucial to the tourists who come. Huge thanks to the 500 linemen who came from stateside to help!!! And slowly, areas are getting electricity. They anticipate another month or so before the grid is completely back on. Imagine three months of no electricity!!! When my daughter flew in, she kept flipping the lights on and being surprised. I also know, I will have a huge hot water bill!!! She thoroughly enjoyed her first real hot shower in two months (they used cistern water and showered out of buckets). We are also happy to know the cruise ships started arriving again. It’s a slow trickle but I know the island is happy to get the tourists again as it’s their main source of income.

I do believe my December is looking GREAT!

Vivienne

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One Day at a Time http://vivaartistry.com/one-day-at-a-time/ http://vivaartistry.com/one-day-at-a-time/#comments Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:17:01 +0000 http://vivaartistry.com/?p=4022 The post One Day at a Time appeared first on vivaartistry.com.

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We are nearing the holiday season and unfortunately the close of Scrapbookgraphics. Please stay tuned to hear where we will be headed soon! For my family, we’re going to be a little early (or late, depending) and starting our holiday celebrations this weekend. We will be doing the Danish St Morten’s dinner. St Morten is …

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We are nearing the holiday season and unfortunately the close of Scrapbookgraphics. Please stay tuned to hear where we will be headed soon!

For my family, we’re going to be a little early (or late, depending) and starting our holiday celebrations this weekend. We will be doing the Danish St Morten’s dinner. St Morten is usually in October and is very much a harvest type of meal very similar to Thanksgiving. Because our daughter Amanda is in town this month, we’re doing a lot of our holiday meals with her. Our girls love this meal which highlights the roast duck. I guess this is a good practice run for the Thanksgiving turkey! So to prepare for the next meals, I am making onion confit (or jam), cranberry relish, and red currant jelly.

Red currant jelly is actually not critical. But I like to use it in my sauce/gravy for the duck. You can buy it in the shops and it’s fine but I learned to make it in Denmark because we had currant bushes in the garden.

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So you’ll need 2 pounds of currants, 1/2 cup of water and 1.5 cups of sugar. It’s that simple. Because the berries have naturally occurring pectin, you won’t need more for the jelly to set. Clean the currants by running cold water over them. Throw them into a pan of the water with the sugar and let it boil for 20 minutes.

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Crush the berries to get all of the juiciness out. When it’s cool, strain the juice out into jars.

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I put the jars directly into the refrigerator. The hot liquid in the cold air will seal the jars. That’s it! Easy peasy. I usually add a couple tablespoons of the jelly when I’m making a sauce or gravy. It gives a sweet richness to it that goes perfect with duck or turkey or ham.

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Just to let you know, we’re retiring some of our kits. Grab them now. They won’t go into our new store so it’s the perfect time to get it at such a deal.

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Each set will have 3-5 full kits and an element pack or two. Grab it now before SBG closes!

Enjoy your holiday preperations!

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DSD and 40% off Sale! http://vivaartistry.com/dsd-and-40-off-sale/ http://vivaartistry.com/dsd-and-40-off-sale/#comments Sat, 07 Oct 2017 02:54:54 +0000 http://vivaartistry.com/?p=3957 The post DSD and 40% off Sale! appeared first on vivaartistry.com.

DSD – Digital Scrapbooking Day We have our big DSD sale and everything in the shop is 40% off. ViVa’s Archive is also on sale for about $1 each!!!聽 Take a look at all these beautiful kits! I think everyone waits for all those sales during DSD. It’s fun, it’s exciting, and there’s loads of …

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DSD – Digital Scrapbooking Day

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We have our big DSD sale and everything in the shop is 40% off. ViVa’s Archive is also on sale for about $1 each!!!聽 Take a look at all these beautiful kits! I think everyone waits for all those sales during DSD. It’s fun, it’s exciting, and there’s loads of shopping!

We have a new collection up this week too, One Day at a Time:

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It’s all about the deep breath at the end of the day. It’s about living moment to moment because any more than that is too much, too overwhelming. It’s living day to day and minute by minute and taking it one little step at a time. And that’s OK. You/We will get thru it all. And, it WILL get better. We’ve all been there and can relate. We can only support each other in all those beautiful and ugly moments of time.

Here are some beautiful layouts from our wonderful team:

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And here is another pack for layering, Chirography: Art Scripted. It comes from a book of medievel illuminated texts. There’s a pack of the calligraphy, a pack of the flowers, and a pack of our paints to combine, mix and match.

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What will you buy for DSD? What are you in the mood to create with? I’m on the lookout for some unusual planners and brushes to play with. I’m also wanting to find some things for a calendar. I create one for all the grandparents in the family. This year our oldest daughter is not with us so I thought to make a calendar for her with our family in it to remind her that she is loved.

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Crazy Hurricanes! http://vivaartistry.com/crazy-hurricanes/ http://vivaartistry.com/crazy-hurricanes/#comments Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:08:12 +0000 http://vivaartistry.com/?p=3941 The post Crazy Hurricanes! appeared first on vivaartistry.com.

I cannot believe how the weather turned. One week before Hurricane Irma, I was on St Thomas, trying to figure out how I was feeling. Enjoying the weather, my daughter who lives there, life in general. I was so blessed that so many people I ran into welcomed me “HOME” even though technically, this is …

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I cannot believe how the weather turned. One week before Hurricane Irma, I was on St Thomas, trying to figure out how I was feeling. Enjoying the weather, my daughter who lives there, life in general. I was so blessed that so many people I ran into welcomed me “HOME” even though technically, this is not my home. These people are from St Thomas and they were happy to see me and I was so touched by their welcoming arms. We left on Thursday and went to the Florida Keys for some time on our boat. We left on Monday and secured our boat doubly thinking there might be a hurricane. By Tuesday and Wednesday, we were sitting waiting for our daughter to contact us. It was a long couple of days.

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This is Magen’s Bay.

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This was my view from my porch overlooking Sapphire Beach.

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Charlotte Amalie harbor where the cruise ships come in.

And it’s hard to see all the photos of the devastation. My daughter is pretty much homeless right now. Flights are still not coming or going except for military and aide. My ice cream shop is on hold as there is no electricity or communications but who needs ice cream right now when it’s food and shelter that’s important. The lines are long for food. Tarp is needed and yet it’s not there yet for those who are homeless. I want to send things down but the post office is still not functioning. They’ve just started opening up the ports again after Hurricane Maria came thru. Maria pretty much ruined St Croix which was the staging grounds for the recovery of St Thomas and St John. Puerto Rico is not much better off. And both PR and USVI are US Territories and help is slow to come.

This is St John the week before the hurricane. That beach is pretty much gone.

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All the boys went spearfishing that day for our dinner. We barbecued what they caught and ate til we were stuffed! These are my lovely memories of my battered islands.

 

 

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One Year http://vivaartistry.com/one-year/ http://vivaartistry.com/one-year/#comments Sat, 16 Sep 2017 21:20:14 +0000 http://vivaartistry.com/?p=3935 The post One Year appeared first on vivaartistry.com.

I wasn’t planning on recording this. I wasn’t going to mark it as a special day. I didn’t want to make it memorable. But my husband brought it up and even though I told him of my plan, it did end up sticking to me. It’s been one year since that awful night of my …

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I wasn’t planning on recording this. I wasn’t going to mark it as a special day. I didn’t want to make it memorable. But my husband brought it up and even though I told him of my plan, it did end up sticking to me. It’s been one year since that awful night of my rape and even though I didn’t want to mark it, Karl did say that it was more to highlight my survival and my journey of strength. And I guess I have to. I did learn an awful lot about myself and life and even though it was not the way I would have liked, it sure did change our family’s and my life.

I can’t say it’s been all negative. The year has brought so much for us. Karl and I are stronger and tighter than before. It made us realize what could have been lost. It brought our family of four so much closer. Now, we actually live in the same city, where before, we lived in two separate locations. It brought me to slowing down and learning to be patient and more compassionate. Both my girls have become so much more aware and independent. My youngest girl, because of moving to a larger city, is now working on becoming a model. She’s booked three different calls in August alone! So, yes, I feel we have been blessed, through all the pain and fear.

I am so very grateful for my Lord, in His care of me. That I’ve been able to move past most of it, little by little. Yes, I still have fear, yes, things come up out of the blue, for no reason. But truly, for me, I’m done with feeling sorry for myself. I’m done feeling weak, I’m done with thinking about it. I’m so happy to have new events and opportunities and I’m taking it all! My days are full of things to do, in between three new marketing clients, ViVa Artistry, working with my oldest daughter on the ice cream shop, and developing a new business with my husband. 聽I think what I can say to those of you in similar situations is that, you are stronger than you think you are. Do NOT let your attacker take over YOUR life. Do NOT give him any room in YOUR head. You are still YOU and there are people who love you as is. Keep yourself busy and involved. Be involved with your family, with your friends. Make your life YOUR own. He does not get to change you or affect your/your family’s lives.

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Summer Fun! http://vivaartistry.com/summer-fun/ http://vivaartistry.com/summer-fun/#comments Fri, 14 Jul 2017 20:14:34 +0000 http://vivaartistry.com/?p=3879 The post Summer Fun! appeared first on vivaartistry.com.

We are in the midst of summer now. We just returned from a week in the Florida Keys with the family. What a gorgeous place and time for us! We went sailing and got to see a couple dolphins from afar. Last time we went, they came up to the boat to play with us! …

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We are in the midst of summer now. We just returned from a week in the Florida Keys with the family. What a gorgeous place and time for us! We went sailing and got to see a couple dolphins from afar. Last time we went, they came up to the boat to play with us! After the kids took off to Miami on their own, Karl and I drove up the west side of Florida back home and stopped at Wakulla Springs. We joined up their boat tour and got so see some AMAZING wildlife! This was to recompense for the lack of wildlife we saw in the Keys.

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We saw quite a few alligators, loads of unusual birds, and aven 7 manatees! We had a manatee come up to our boat while we were cleaning it, as well. Apparently, they love the water from the hose!

 

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These dolphins were part of a pod of 6 that came up to play with us. We are truly blessed to see them!

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And of course, the beautiful Florida sunset:

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Before I left for vacation and Vanessa left for Brazil, we released a collab with Nicole at NBK Designs from OScraps. As I have followed her from many years ago, I was so pleased to be able to work with her. I have many of her old kits!

So the collab includes:

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These are all available separately and bundled together. You can also purchase more of this set from NBK Designs at OScraps and here are our additional pieces:

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We’ve also moved Sakura from Oscraps to Scrapbookgraphics this week as well:

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Our creative team did all these wonderful layouts HERE and HERE.

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Live Wild and Free Inspiration http://vivaartistry.com/live-wild-and-free-inspiration/ http://vivaartistry.com/live-wild-and-free-inspiration/#comments Fri, 14 Jul 2017 20:09:15 +0000 http://vivaartistry.com/?p=3911 The post Live Wild and Free Inspiration appeared first on vivaartistry.com.

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Crane http://vivaartistry.com/crane-2/ http://vivaartistry.com/crane-2/#comments Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:07:43 +0000 http://vivaartistry.com/?p=3876 The post Crane appeared first on vivaartistry.com.

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