Tuesday, January 31, 2017

a T kind of Day

  A big hello to my friends over at Altered Book Lover for T Stands for Tuesday! For this week's entry I am going to make you hungry :)

 Recently my 3 BFFS  since elementary(primary) school got together for an afternoon of antique shopping and lunch in the tiny nearby town of Bath. We ended up spending a few hours just looking, laughing(lots!) and reminiscing about the huge variety of vintage items in this shop. What fun! It certainly gave us an appetite so we walked to the nearby Red Wolf Bar and Grille.
 The menu has 6 pages and there is definitely something for everyone. We all chose one of the wraps and agreed they were excellent!

 I had this Campus wrap made with grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, mozzarella and balsamic vinegar, and we all stuck to water with lemon. Definitely worth another visit for lunch again!

 Still making Valentines (just can't seem to stop:). Another card:

 vintage image and patterned paper (ARTchix Studio), silver card stock (Canvas Corp), rub on words (Royal and Langnickel Brush Co.) Linking this to the Simon Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes).

 and these mixed media ATCs are for the Simon Monday Challenge this week - " Pets Corner" :

  Substrates are painted paper, stamped kraft paper, and torn corrugated cardboard. The faux poste images are ARTchix Studio-and YES, I use products and images often, but that is because I swear I have a lifetime supply! I had designed some collage sheet images and Helga (owner) was always so very generous in sending extra sheets and goodies. The vintage image on the right is from Retro Café Art. Paw print rubber stamp (All Night Media, script rubber stamp (Love to Stamp). Ribbon (Celebrate It). The sweet cocker spaniel on the left is a picture of my friend LuAnn's dog Ginger who is now just over 16 yrs old. LuAnn designed this postage which says "my sweet angel". And that she is <3.
Sorry; by the looks of this photo in preview I either need new eyes -or a new camera:):)

 I am also joining in at Try It On Tuesday (theme is "hearts and flowers") and later this week - Paint Party Friday.  Special post coming up on Wednesday ;)

Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths."    Rumi


  1. Hearing about your fun with dear friends in Bath makes me smile.
    It is really special to stay in touch over the years (also fun that you have a town called Bath in PA!)
    I admire your productivity and creativity and hope that I can focus a bit before Valentine's Day comes and goes again without me getting ideas out of my head and into reality.
    Happy T Day dear friend oxo

  2. first i was confused and thought of bath in England - but then i looked up your link;) isn´t it great to have bff from childhood... seems you really had a nice Meeting and with good Food, too!
    i also have artchix stuff around here... and i remember Helga had allowed to copy it for personal use (but then, i never needed this...). i think she still sells via etsy. and she always had such nice charms, too!
    happy t-day!

  3. Happy T-Day dear Linda! Such pretty cards are these! And that food is tempting!!!
    Thank you very much for joining TioT !
    Much appreciated !!!

    oxo Susi

  4. Aaah shopping with friends and lunch.. How fab! Everybody is showing such yummy food this week!! Love your Valentines.... I have made two for my Postcard Swappers.. :) Hugs! deb

  5. It is always fun to get together with friends for an afternoon of laughter......and food helps too.

    Yes, I would have rather been at CHA too, but all I got was the concrete convention....LOL!

    Happy T-day my dear!!

  6. Wonderful to have kept up friendships since you were in elementary school. Red tumblers from lunch fit in perfectly with your Valentine theme. Love the cards which remind me, I need to get cracking making Himself's Valentine's gift. Happy T Day

  7. Thanks for joining us at TIOT with your beautiful art. Good luck with the special day tomorrow! Your wrap looks divine, I am always very tempted on Tuesdays!
    Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  8. Time with BFF's is so precious and it looks like you had so much fun in Bath! Your wrap looks delicious - I'd enjoy eating that too :-). You create such detailed cards and the vintage look and feel is lovely and works perfectly for Valentines :-). Happy T Day! J :-)

  9. I'd gladly join you for that lunch ;) Yummy! Happy T Tuesday :)

  10. A ladies lunch and shopping trip - what fun. Your wrap looks and sounds delicious! Love your entries for the SSS Pets Challenge.

    We lived in NJ 25 years before "retiring" to Mexico: Landing, Morris Plains, Morristown, Hackensack and Little Ferry. beautiful area.

    Happy T Day, Linda!

  11. What a fun day to share with girlfriends from grade school ~ yummy food too ~ your valentines and ATC are all very creative and colorful ~ love them all ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful week ~ ^_^

  12. I really like the trip you took to Bath in PA. I knew someone would think it was in England, since this is such an international group. I took a look at the antique store, but was disappointed that there was no antique copper shown. Looks like a lovely place to browse for ideas and decorating suggestions, though.

    I adore those Valentines. I miss seeing ARTchix, because I know they no longer sell at a brick and mortar store. I did find them on Etsy, which helped. I have a tendency to hoard their sheets, though.

    Your meal looks delicious, and water with lemon is always my favorite, too. Thanks for taking us to Bath and sharing your Valentines and delicious lunch and water with us for T this Tuesday.

  13. That sounds like you had a lovely day out with your friends, your food for sure looks delicious.
    The Valentines look wonderful and romantic. Thank you for sharing with us over at Try it on Tuesdays.
    Happy T day
    Yvonne xx

  14. A lovely card with a sweet image, Linda! Your ATC's are fantastic too.
    Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday.
    Mar x

  15. How great that you got to met up with old friends! Sounds like a great time and the food looks yummy too! I love your Valentines and so pleased that you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  16. I'm a little late getting back to some people today but here I am glad. I think your wrap looks yummy! And a day out with girlfriends and lots of laughs is a very good day indeed. Loving the Valentines. I think you are having too much fun-if there is such a thing. Happy T day Linda and hope all is well. Hugs-Erika

  17. You are inspiring me to make Valentines! Yours are lovely. The food you had on your girls day out looks so delicious too!

  18. sounds like a super fun day :) this past weekend 4 of my friends from college came down and we had a girls weekend... they are the best! such a sweet valentine!! thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  19. Hi Linda, this is such a sweet Valentines card - adorable image too.
    Sounds like a great day out with your girlfriends and that wrap sounds delicious!
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril x

  20. It's always great to get out with BFF's and that lunch looks divine ♥ Great Valentine's art too... have a great week :)

  21. SO so pretty! I love that one on the cardboard and all the sweet images you've used on the others too - lucky friends!! xoxo

  22. Beautiful card and ATCs, the food looks good too?

  23. That wasn't supposed to be a question mark on my last comment sorry

  24. A yummy wrap by the sounds! Good fun with long time friends.
    I love your romantic card... so sweet - no need to stop, they're beautiful all year round ;D)
    Your pets corner cards and so lovely as well. You've been really creative Linda. Cheers and Happy PPF !

  25. Love those ATC's! So cute ....

  26. Lots of fun and nice cards.
    Thanks for dropping in at my blog today

    Much love...

  27. That is really nice you still have school friends to be with. The food looks great, the art even better.

  28. What a wonderful post an gorgeous creations! I enjoyed hearing about your outing with friends and you really brought the sense of adventure to life with your pictures and descriptions. You weren't kidding about your post making me hungry! And wow! Your cards really followed that great antique feel you'd been talking about! I like how you brought some sass and pizzazz to those vintage-looking pictures. You did a great job on this and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  29. Beautiful Valentines! I need to get busy in that department. Happy PPF!

  30. Wonderful Valentine cards! Really cute stuff. It's inspiring me to make some this year :)

  31. Yummy looking food and beautiful cards Linda..always so impressed when people can work small I'm terrible at it!!

    Hugs Giggles

  32. Wow Linda! How fun to get together with your long time friends! Your cards are fabulous!

  33. Your Valentine's ATCs are terrific! Well you know me I am pet mad and these really are adorable.
    Happy PPF


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