Friday, March 20, 2015

The First Day of Spring?

 Yes. The calendar says it is officially Spring Equinox here in the northern hemisphere, But you could have fooled me! It is snowing-with 3 - 6 inches predicted before it ends later today. I could just cry ... but I won't. With another cancelled appointment I'll spend the day in my art room :).

 Thank you ALL for your birthday wishes last week! I've had some really wonderful birthday gifts and lunches and have more invitations to schedule within the next few weeks. Since it was also my blogiversary I treated myself to having another year of blogging made into book form.  I have been very happy with my books the last two years and have used a coupon every time to keep costs at bay. Well worth it! Blog2Print is the site I use.




 I'll be making a handful of thank you cards and was thrilled to come up with this CAS card! With thanks to Freshly Made Sketches for this week's inspiration sketch:

 I had just bought the pretty patterned Duck Tape (down the center of the card) the other day on clearance for $2 at Michael's!! Other products used: small white note card (Canvas Corp); pink card stock (Bazzill Basics- Chablis); blue card stock (Bazzill Basics - Evening Surf); Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko); clear stamps (Inkadinkado-Just Saying set); Grand Calibur die cut machine and Standard Circles Lg. dies (Spellbinders); Stickles glitter glue (Ranger).

 Linking this card also to the Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog (theme is "Spring Pinterest Inspiration" featuring Bazzill Basics products).

 And for Art Journal Every Day, Art Journal Journey, Express Your Creativity, Mix It Monthly, and Paint Party Friday I am entering this journal page:



This is the background:



 I used primarily acrylic paints, French dictionary text, Stabilo All pencil, and charcoal pencil to complete the page.

 Looking forward to seeing what you all have been up to lately!

" Make yourself familiar with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit, for, without being seen, they are present with you."    St. Francis De Sales

41 comments:

  1. I'm "crying" right along with you...our prediction is 2-6" and I hope we are on the lower end! That amazing duct tape reminds me of a quilt. I believe in guardian angels and your page is just beautiful! Happy Spring!

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  2. Happy Spring, Linda and than you for sharing your lovely creativity!

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  3. Lovely journal page and congrats on the win!

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  4. Congrats on your win at PPF, and thanks for another lovely journal page at AJJ! Valerie

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  5. What a beautiful card ... and this angel ist fantastic Linda!
    Happy that you are the lucky winner at PPF!
    GREAT!
    Thank you so much for joining AJJ once more with your fab art!
    Happy weekend!

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  6. Congratulations on your win at PPF! I had never thought of using decorative duck tape for cards, but it works beautifully. Your guardian angel is exquisite, and I love the quote you incorporated into the page. I hope you stay warm in that snowy weather. Blessings, my friend!

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  7. Love the angel piece. She fits perfectly with that fab background. Your TY card is very creative with the decorative tape.

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  8. I hope your weather improves soon but your artwork is wonderful so the snow is good for you that way.

    Thank you for joining in at Art journal Journey

    Love Chrissie xx

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  9. I'm so happy you won at PPF Linda, you'll be having lots more creative fun with your prize! Your art is lovely, you sound happy and busy art making!
    Blessings
    Kat

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  10. We had a little snow this morning, but it melted away quickly and now the sun it out. I hope your snow will soon be gone also!

    I love the background you created for your journal page! Well, I love the whole page, but the background is simply beautiful. And, what a nice CAS card. Don't think I've ever used duck tape on a card, but it looks fab!!

    Have a great weekend, Linda!

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  11. Gorgeous cards Linda :-) both are very cute, lovely colours and details, I love the hexagon design of the 1st one and the journal page is fabulous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  12. Oh, she does look as if she takes her guardian angel duties seriously. Love her little wings. I like the subtle background and how you made it.
    Pretty card too, I don't think we have patterned Duck tape here - maybe it's called something else, it looks good on your card.

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  13. So sorry that Spring has pistponed it's arrival with you fot the moment, but the art has a wonderful springlike feel to it.

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  14. Your angels is so beautiful and her words so comforting dear Linda.
    Another lovely creation from you.
    We had a white welcome this morning too...spring is surely just around the corner and oh how sweet it will be!
    I've made note of the print your blog book as that is something I have always "thought" about doing. Thanks for the link. It must be really fun to look through your books!
    Keep celebrating your beautiful life my friend.
    oxo

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  15. Hi Linda. I use BlogToPrint as well. I actually have to print part of last year. Very nice work on all and I do love your angel. Nice job. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by my PPF post.

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  16. Happy Birthday; cute card. Love angels.

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  17. Oh Linda I am sorry it's snowing....soon it will be beautiful! Glad you bought yourself a gift for your Birthday!! I hope I said Happy Birthday...if not Happy Belated my dear..you deserve the best! So happy you won the dick blick coupon!! Beautiful artwork!!

    Big hugs Giggles

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  18. You are invited to share this with Feline Art Friday:
    http://kittypartay.blogspot.com/2015/03/feline-art-friday_18.html

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  19. Sorry Spring is not coming to you. Maybe soon. Darling angel. Thanks for linking.

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  20. Really and truly, spring will come!!!! Sorry to hear about so much snow.
    Thanks for the glimpse into your journal!

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  21. I hope the sun soon will show up where you live. Here it's a mix of sun and clouds, but
    fortunately no snow. Other parts of my country there has come snow lately..
    A lovely painting and so fun to read which pens and stuff you use.

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  22. I am glad you can relate when I blog about spring and snow...it is so hard to look at photos on blogs with blooming flowers and green grass...patience I guess. Hope you don't get as much snow as they predict with this latest storm. Also congrats and winning the PPF prize last week and I love your pieces this week. I think my guardian angels are up high lately, but hopefully they will come on back down soon. It is a great quote. Have a great weekend!

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  23. Bummer that you are getting more snow again :( Love your art for today...your angel is fantastic. Congrats on winning the gift card :)

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  24. Wow Linda I didn't know you could print your blog! That is something I will look into. Glad you had a good birthday!

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  25. Linda your angel is so lovely and beautifully made, great colors and I love the words, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.
    Anni

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  26. Your journal page looks lovely.Hope the snow will end and

    spring will come soon. Congratulation on winning at the PPF blogversary
    hugs
    susan

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  27. I love that color combination so delicate! Beautiful Angel!

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  28. a wonderful angel page and Quotes!
    oh i know, each year i have the Feeling spring will come so late. actually we had no snow here for weeks and sometimes sunny weather, but it is far from warm... i´m also longing for storing away the winter jacket! hope the sun is on the way to you!!

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  29. Your angel is a good reminder. It is a hopeful and positive piece and also quite lovely. I am sorry to hear about the weather. Hopefully spring will come soon!

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  30. What a beautiful angel ... I love the expression on her face.

    Poor you with the snow....... I know you have just about had enough of the white stuff.

    Spring will be with you soon :)

    Karen x

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  31. Delightful creations ~ so happy and spring like!

    Happy Week ahead to you,
    artmusedogs and carol

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  32. Awww Linda such a sweet page! Your angel is so amazing and I so love the 3D effect of the words rising from the lovely background! Yumm! ♥ Conny Mix It Monthly

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  33. Great card Linda! Love that medallion! Such a great focal point! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  34. What a lovely angel and I am so glad that they are always looking down on us!

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  35. Such a pretty mix of color and pattern in your card! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

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  36. that background looks gorgeous! Poor you..... I would cry too if it would be snowing now .... Hope spring will come soon!

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  37. Very creative. Well done. I have Duck tape, never thought to use it like this!!!

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  38. Well at least you can recreate the feeling of Spring on your cards - the snow will go eventually!! Love your designs - very inventive!
    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  39. wonderful painting! love the layers. :)

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  40. Lovely guardian. Yes, they do fly high. Love it!

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