Tuesday, May 3, 2016

More Holidays Fast Approaching!

 It's a late post for my T gang today as I only realized the other day that this coming Sunday is Mother's Day! Yikes, where is the time going?? Still have to figure out what to do for my mom and make some kind of plans but I did get a card done at least (see down further). I know some people will be celebrating  on Thursday, May 5 (Cinco de Mayo) too. Not me. How about you?

 Last week LuAnn and I got together for a day of stamping and mostly die cutting so here are a few picks:

 LuAnn has the Big Shot machine (at the end of the table) and was dying for me to try it out along with the dies and stamps she purchased to go with the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamp set. Tons of matching stamp and die accessories for those birds:)


 and we're off! My water for the T Stands for Tuesday gals :)

                            Can you tell I was seriously into it?


 This is only a snippet of the die cutting we did! Needless to say I was exhausted that evening, and sadly have yet a chance to share some finished cards...but we had a great time as always! Thank you for everything Ms LuAnn!

 Here is the Mother's Day card I just made for my Mom:


  and lastly, there is a new theme over at Art Journal Journey this month - "journeys" and it is being hosted by my friend Erika (BioArtGal). This is my first entry for this wonderful theme:





 I was thinking about what I wanted to create when these words popped in my head. So I quickly wrote them down and created the page around them. I am also linking this to Try It On Tuesday for the theme of  "vintage photo", and later this week to Paint Party Friday.

 Have a glorious week and weekend and a happy, happy Mother's Day to all who will be celebrating!

" Peace is the journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time."  
                                                    Lyndon B. Johnson




46 comments:

  1. Exquisite Mother's Day card and lovely journal creation with a wonderful message and so creatively colorful!

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  2. Time does go by so fast indeed. Great work and best wishes!

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  3. Love the wonderful piece for AJJ and TIOT, great words, too - thanks for joining us at the challenges. Glad you had a fun and crafty day! Have a good week, happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  4. Stunning Mother's Day card Linda! I'm sure she will adore it.
    You AJJ journal page is fantastic....and so very true.
    What a fun time the two of you must have had with all the stamps and dies.....looking forward to see your finished art with them.
    Happy T-day and thanks for the visit and the comment.

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  5. Looks like LyAnn and you had a lot of fun, playing with her big machine. The card for your mum looks gorgeous, and I like the words that popped into your head.

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  6. what an elegant card and i love your journal page

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  7. Looks like you had a super day die cutting. this is a fantastic post and great art pieces. Besides saying Happy T. Day, I also thank you for sharing your beautiful page with us at TioT's.
    Yvonne

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  8. It's fun spending crafting time with friends isn't it? I love the card you made your Mum! Your journal page is brilliant -I haven't had time to play along yet but hope to soon! Happy T day! Chrisx

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  9. Looks like a lot of "cutting up " was going on there :) You'll get around to using them all before you know it. Love the card that you did get finished!!! Happy T Day! I still have to decide what to do about Mother's Day too.

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  10. You've been busy and having fun. I can tell. What are you going to make with all those die cuts? And I love your AJJ piece. That is a great quote and I love the images. Happy T Day. Hugs-Erika

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  11. The die cutter is perfect for making intricate cards, isn't it? You did an excellent job with what you made for your mother. Can you imagine doing all that cutting without a die cutter? I sure can't. I know your mother will love the card, because I think it's terrific.

    I'm also fond of that beautiful AJJ and TioT entry you made. The words are simply perfect, too.

    Looks like you had fun with the die cutter, and it can be exhausting. Thanks for sharing your water and fun day with us, as well as your beautiful journal page and Mother's day card with us for T this Tuesday.

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  12. What a marvelous page. I can relate! Die cutting machines are so much fun as you will learn quickly. Along with embossing, the dies make terrific focal or backgrounds. Love the card you made for your Mom.

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  13. Smiling at you having so much fun with a special friend (it can be exhausting LOL)and making some great things too.
    Your collage AND your quote are perfectly lovely Linda!!!
    Happy T Day and Happy May and Happy Mother's Day ♥
    oxo

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  14. Your Mother Day's card is very elegant and beautiul Linda and the page is AMAZING! WOW! A great take on the JOURNEYS theme at AJJ! Thank you for supporting us again and thank you for joining TioT's as well!
    Happy rest of the week!!
    We celebrate Ascension Thursday tomorrow in Austria.

    oxo Susi

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  15. Firstly, I just scribbled both quotes in my notebook (thank you!).... I'm sure I will be 'borrowing' them soon!

    You do look very focused - you do have the best play dates :)

    Your mum will love her card... hope you have a Happy Mothers Day

    Karen x

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  16. Awe, what a beautiful quote!! I love your new page (so romantic ;) and love seeing you in action! Those little birds are the cutest ;) Oh, and you are so sweet about my nails! I'm actually not always a manicure type of girl, but I do always do them before filming ;) and I use a home-based gel nail so that the paint scrapes off :) Happy Mothers' Day! xoxo

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  17. Glad to hear that you had a great time Linda. The Mother's Day card is fabulous and the journal page is amazing.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  18. Linda, I keep forgetting to ask if I may add your blog to my left sidebar. I only do so with approval.

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    1. of course you may Elizabeth-thank you!

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  19. I'm sure your mum will be delighted with such a beautiful card. You look like you had loads of fun making it.

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  20. I love the peaceful color world in your card! It's stylish, cool!
    Great to see that photo where you truly are into it!!

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  21. Happy PPF, have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

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  22. Great art, Linda! And I love the LBJ quote. The art-play time with your friend looks like fun. I don't have a die cut machine so I have to make do when I create cards. I love your resulting Mother's Day card. Beautiful.

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  23. Your cards are professional quality. Lovey work this week Linda and Happy Mother's Day.

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  24. Great card and beautiful page.
    Happy PPF♥

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  25. Oh I love the sentiment on your collage, lovely. Your mother piece looks fabulous.

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  26. Beautiful page and card. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

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  27. Such a lovely Mothers Day card! It's so fun getting together with likeminded crafty friends!!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend Linda!
    Hugs,
    Michelle ♥

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  28. Love the card for your Mother Linda!
    Your 'journey' piece is beautiful - anything angels grabs my heartstrings!
    Happy weekend sweet friend.
    Shane x

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  29. You look very busy and creative. Happy Mother's Day, and wishing you another creative week. Thanks for supporting PPP & P on your side bar too! ;-)

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  30. Popped back to say Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

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  31. Die cut machines are a lot of fun to work with. The card for your mother is very beautiful and sophisticated. Have a blessed mother's day, my friend!

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  32. Oh, those birds look so cute, can't wait to see what you're going to create with them! Your journalpage is beautiful and I love the words ♥

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  33. Looks like you had so much fun! Your Mothers Day card is so pretty! Have fun with your mom on Sunday...and Happy Mothers day to a wonderful mom....YOU!

    Hugs Giggles

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  34. Your Mum is going to love and treasure that gorgeous card I'm sure.
    We celebrate Mother's Day back in March. I'm not sure why we are different from Canada and America in that respect.
    I love the way idea's or words pop into our creative heads. Unfortunately, I don't always write them down!
    Happy PPF to you

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  35. Your Mother's Day card is beautiful! Hand made cards are always a treasure :)

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  36. Wow! You guys had a great time together.I wish I could have similar art dates like this here:-) Your Mother's card is lovely.
    Happy weekend Wishing you a Happy Mothers Day Linda
    Hugs
    Susan

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  37. Wow looks like so much fun. You really created some beautiful things. Wishing you a happy Mother's Day.

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  38. Wonderful artwork. Thank you for joining us at arty it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

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  39. Yes, I can tell you're very serious about it! And it shows in your beautiful work. Happy Mother's Day and Sunday to you!

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  40. A lovely page Linda, love the words and image.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril xx

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  41. Your card is just beautiful! I also adore your journal page! I hope you had a very Happy Mother's Day! :-)

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  42. Hi Linda! I absolutely love your gorgeous work of art that you made for art journal journey! It's beautiful and I especially like the sentiment. I also love the Mother's Day card! I hope you had a wonderful one!

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  43. Happy that you linked this to PPF. And yes, we can tell that you "are seriously into it." LOL

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  44. Hi Linda, I am late this week. I enjoyed seeing your production of cut-outs. I was given a small machine a couple of years ago, but haven't really figured out how to use it! I guess the small bits for cards are a great way! I love both your cards this week. Thank you for stopping by.

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