This is my response to Michelle/Chell Rae's “Animal in Me” challenge for Scrap Happenzz Critique Group to scrap pics of me looking like an animal, using texture, embellies that symbolize or are the animal & including journaling. I used these pics of DH & me “flying” in Jamaica during a ziplining excurision! Thank you, Steve Miller Band, for the title inspiration. :)
This LO uses Sketches by Suzy sketch #67. I added texture by covering Cricut-cut clouds w/ cotton (& since cotton isn't lignin-free, I matted the pics so they wouldn't directly touch 'em). The bird & blue “circle” from the sketch (actually a flower) were also Cricut cut. I've had those letter stickers for a while but have never used them – love how they have tree/birds on 'em! Pardons how the scan cuts off the margins.
Journaling for those interested: “Thurs. 4/16/09 – Day 5 of the unbelievably FUN cruise that Greg & I took w/ my parents! Montego Bay, Jamaica. Brilliant warmth in the 80s & sunshine. Greg & I chose to ZIPLINE w/ Zipline Adventure Tours! Did our research & went w/ a company different from the ship's zipline canopy tours (Chukka) because Zipline Adventure was SO highly rated & received numerous rave reviews re: safety measures & quality construction. Also a few online reviewers were, like me, afraid of heights & LOVED it. It was absolutely AMAZING! The stair climbing to a few platforms, then standing there, was a little scary but the zipping was NOT, it was EXHILARATING beyond belief! You feel so secure in your harness, w/ all the safety backups in their setup. It was like controlled FLYING!! I am so glad we went. We had 1 or 2 fewer zips than Chukka's but ours were longer, Big Timba was 1,600 ft long! AWESOME. I so dug how my acrophobia was really gone while zipping – soaring through the air FLYING LIKE AN EAGLE! (um, a very special type of eagle tethered to safety ropes w/ a helmet on & holding a wooden bar, LOL). It was incredibly THRILLING! And there were fun peeps from the ship on the excursion too, so great to see couples & families enjoying time together. Gliding through the air & getting a bird's eye view of the lush Jamaican hillside below – it was so exciting to FLY!!!!”
I had terrific fun scrapping this challenge response – THANKS Michelle!