Thursday, February 11, 2016

Let Your Heart Guide You

   Last post involving valentines since we'll be celebrating this Sunday. I have more cards to share as this is a fave holiday of mine:) Some have asked what I do with my cards and ornaments. Well, I give them away of course! I send them out to friends near and  far-some as a little surprise. It brings me joy.
 These are some of the cards and envies that went out. You can see my ornaments here.

 At Freshly Made Sketches the sketch this week inspired me to make one last Valentine card:









     And this is a journal page inspired by the love and appreciation for my friends:



 Yes, the background is a gelli plate printed deli paper:) The faces were inspired by Jane Davenport's book.

 Linking to Art Journal Journey; Art It Friday-Show Your Face; Moo Mania and MorePaint Party Friday; and Try It On Tuesday.


 One bit of indulgence before I go. On Sunday ( Valentine's Day) we will be celebrating our son's birthday! and you wonder why I love this holiday so:) I'm making his favorite dinner and cake.

 So this is our handsome son when he was three. Now he will be 28 -where does the time go?

                                        with love to you son, always!

               " Let your heart guide you it whispers, so listen carefully."   Stu Krieger

38 comments:

  1. Love that journalpage, and it's a beautiful quote. Your son is so adorable with his little bowtie :-)

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  2. Lovely Valentine! The heart looks so pretty layered on the lacy background. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  3. Love the faces, and your beautiful Valentines. And of course, the sweet photo of your little boy! Thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More, and at TIOT, and happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  4. Beautiful sister, nice card and lovely AJ spread, Linda.
    Thank you for joining us at TioT xx

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  5. What amazing cards - the one with the sketch is for your darling for sure I guess♥ and the page is just GORGEOUS! Absolutely adorable! I am very happy that you linked it to Art Journal Journey, Try It On Tuesday and Moo Mania & More dear Linda!
    Happy PPF as well and I wish you a wonderful Valentine's Day and best wishes for your son and a nice brithday celebratuion with him -- he looks so cute on this photo.. yes - HOW TIME FLIES! and we grow old...lol! My daughter turns 15 now... unbelievable how fast they reach adulthood !

    What a wonderful post dear Linda!

    oxo
    Susi

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  6. Great cards a lovely idea to share the love, thank you for joining us on the TioT challenge hugs Bee.

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  7. Those soul sisters are lovely!
    xoxoxo
    Michelle

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  8. Love your soul sisters page. Happy PPF

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  9. A beautiful Soul sister page and a wonderful selection of cards. Thank you for sharing your wonderful page with us at TioT's.
    Yvonne

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  10. Happy birthday for your son. Your journal page is awesome. Happy Valentine's day...

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  11. Wonderful hearts

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE:

    Have a wonderful weekend

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  12. lovely hearts and your son is so cute happy birthday

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  13. Sweet cards Linda and happy birthday to you son!

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  14. Love your friendship artwork! I never had a sister but I do have some friends that are like sisters without the sibling rivalry.
    Happy PPF

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  15. Oh lots of love here! Have a great week-end and enjoy Valentine's day with you family!

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  16. Wow Linda! These go perfectly with your ornaments and I am so pleased you linked to TIOT with them! Hugs, Chrisx

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  17. I love your valentine cards, Linda. The soul sisters one is my favorite. And what a handsome young man!

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  18. Yes, having your son's birthday on Valentine's day would make it an extra special day for you. I love your journal page with those gorgeous portraits. Happy Valentine's Day, my dear friend!

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  19. Lovely friendly girls... A painting which makes me remember some of the best friends I've had as life goes by! Your son was so cute in his childhood photo! Have a lovely weekend!


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  20. Happy Happy Birthday dear Todd....wishing you a lifetime of joy!! Love your Valentine treasures...I have always loved a day of love too!! Paired or not I always love the hearts, flowers, chocolate and idea of it!! Love your cards and your ornaments! Beautiful post!

    Hugs Giggles

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  21. Love the cards, Linda. your son is a cutie- probably still is a cutie. :)

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  22. Love all your cards Linda. You have some wonderful friends, or soul sisters, who will get one. I love the warm joy your journal piece brings too. And what a cutie your son was. I know, my daughter turned 24 and holy cow, she was just 3. Glad you get to have him by for dinner on his birthday. I dread the year my daughter isn't home to celebrate. Happy Valentine's day to you!

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  23. Love your page Linda. Those words are very true. I have a friend that I don't need to say anything, she always knows when something is amiss. Good to see you, thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy Birthday to your son and yes, where does the time go.

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  24. Aww Todd. (Envies!! :) ) Time does fly...sigh. And I love your Vallies. xo

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  25. Pretty cards, Linda, and I especially like the last one, nice way with the washi tape and clever interpretation of the sketch.
    Your Soul-sisters art says it all, a gorgeous background and the girls looks so contented together.

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  26. Some beautiful cards. You son was a cutie to be sure. My daughter is now 27 so I know what you mean. Weren't they just born.

    Kate

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  27. Oh the photo of your son is so adorable ♥♥♥ Love the art this week too. I didn't make any Valentines cards this year :( All I can do to keep up with the 29 Faces Challenge .

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  28. Hi Linda, a great set of cards, and I love the journal page.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT.
    Avril xx

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  29. my favorite is the Soul sisters. Wish I had a sister like that.

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  30. First, I want to say how lovely the cards are. All are beautiful, as is the painting you created.

    Second, I want to wish your son a happy birthday and you a happy Valentine's Day.

    Third, congrats on a top five win at Try it on Tuesday. It's an honor you can be proud of.

    FINALLY, thank you for the package. I got home not long ago, threw a post together, and sat my friends in front of the TV, since they are not the artsy type. I haven't opened the package yet, because I didn't want to do it in front of my guests. I would rather wait till I have more time and can appreciate it, since I'm fairly sure whatEVER you sent they won't get anyway!

    Thanks in advance, and I'm very grateful.

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  31. A wonderful journal page - great quote and lovely photo of your son.
    xxx Hazel.

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  32. Lovely page celebrating friendship! Those faces are beautifully drawn. What would life be without our friends? I love the photo of your son! My son is 25 now: I too can hardly comprehend where the time goes. xx

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  33. Beautiful cards.
    We celebrated 'friendship' day, not Valentine's.
    After party I hope you have a good week ahead!

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  34. Wonderful cards Linda! They look very sweet, and I love the extra one you made from the template. Your journal page about friends is wonderful!
    It is raining ice here today, so a good day to stay indoors...hopefully making something ; )
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  35. What a fabulous Valentine's Day card - that heart is a standout. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

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