Monday, February 12, 2018

Love Is In The Air

 What a holiday filled week this is- Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, Valentine's Day, Flag Day (Canada), and the Chinese New Year! I'm going to focus on a love theme for Valentine's Day- my favorite holiday ( and also my son's birthday:)

 I'm going to begin with something sweet:

 You may recall I made one similar to this in blue for hubby's birthday last month. This one was for a girlfriend. Altenew cupcake stamp and die set; white card stock; Altenew halftone circles stencil; Distress inks-Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade; Staz On Chai Latte ink; Marvy Ochre ink; Archival Jet Black ink; Stickles glitter glue.

 And how about a spot of tea with that sweet:


 white note card; tea tag made from card stock in Tea Time paper pack (Craft Smith); handmade background paper; Bakers twine; black thread; felt heart sticker (Dollar store).  Joining T Stands For Tuesday.

 An anniversary card:


 white card stock; glossy gold card stock; patterned vellum ( K & Company); love die set (Simon Says Stamp). Joining the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge (love/hearts) and the the Simon Says Stamp Blog Work It Wednesday challenge (love themed projects).

 Giving you a valentine break with this journal page meant for Art Journal Journey (theme is "animals A-Z") :


 A journal page in my calendar journal:

                                That beautiful background is a napkin!

 and one last love themed card:



patterned note card (DCWV); Neena Classic Coat 110lb. Solar White paper (Simon Says Stamp); Floral Frame stamp and die set (Altenew); assorted alcohol markers; Archival Jet Black ink; stitched rectangle dies (Our Daily Bread Designs); Stickles Diamond glitter glue (Ranger); foam tape.
Joining the Altenew February Color Inspiration Challenge along with the Simon Wednesday Challenge (It Must Be Love).

 I will also link one of these projects to Moo Mania and More (Love theme); and Try It On Tuesday (Love is in the Air theme). And I'll definitely be there for Paint Party Friday!

 So what will you celebrate this week?  "See" you soon :)

    " Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."  
                                                               Mother Theresa

57 comments:

  1. Good evening, I am loving all of your cards and I just never thought about all the holidays coming in Elizabeth reminded me too.
    Happy T Day and have a great week ahead Kathy

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  2. Wonderful projects Linda! Love the variety!

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  3. So many beautiful creations. I really love the cupcake, sparkles and all. I find it relaxing to decorate stamped images of sweets. I can enjoy the process and it doesn't go to my hips ;)
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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  4. Lovely cards, especially the anniversary card. I forgot about the other holidays other than Valentine's Day. I can't forget that one, because hubby proposed 52 years ago on Valentin's Day! :) Happy T Day!

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  5. You certainly have a LOVEly post this week, so many gorgeous creations in the name of love. Thanks so much for joining us at TIOT and Tag Tuesday, much appreciated! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  6. Wonderful creations

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MONAI & MORE

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  7. Thank you for joining us with your wonderful creations at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

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  8. So lovely cards, enjoy your holiday time.
    I my edge of Germany is not mardi gras, but we like Valentine's, of course. Cannot wait for tomorrow...

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  9. you Name it: a week full of Events and Holidays... always enjoy your art, and this week my favorite is the chameleon waiting for yummy bugs!! you gave me a big grin:))
    happy t-day and have a great week!

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  10. Oh my gosh! You are such an inspiration - your pieces are amazing - I love your cards and the great page! Thank you so much for supporting Moo Mania & More , Try It On Tuesday and Art Journal Joureny my friend!
    Have a great T-Day and a wonderful week!
    oxo Susi

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  11. I like all your lovely cards! It is no wonder that your favorite holiday is Valentine's Day, because it is your son's birthday!
    Your Mm Mm Good journal page is fantastic! Thank you so much for linking it to my theme at Art Journal Journey!
    And Happy T Day!
    Rike x

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  12. Wow a feast for the eyes with all your fantastic art pieces today. The cup cake looks good to eat, with its frosting on the top.
    Its a beautiful romantic card, thank you for sharing it with us at Try it on Tuesdays.
    Happy T day wishes Linda.
    Yvonne xx

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  13. Definitely a happy and uplifting day and your artwork reflects that beautifully. And today it is also Pancake Day!

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  14. Wow, so much eye candy today ...lol 😉. They are all so beautiful - I love the sweet cupcake card and lovely tea tag, then there's your beautiful anniversary card, fun bugs page (eating bugs - yuk! ...lol 😉), the most amazing Valentine's calender journal page (I love the napkin you used for the background and the red ruby slipper image) and to finish your love card with those pretty flowers - perfect 😁. Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday too and wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😊

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  15. WOW! Love everything you shared today ♥ I had great intentions of creating Valentine's cards for family this year but with the cold it just didn't happen :(
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have begun the purging process already this week and can now see part of my desk again :) Ever since my back injury I have just stacked things instead of dealing with them properly and the results show in the two photos I shared. Unfortunately my bedroom has suffered from the condition too :( I'm thinking this purge and organizing will last much longer than 40 days. :)
    Happy T Day!
    Carol

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  16. I apologize. I would have been by sooner, but I ate something about midnight that didn't set well and I got very ill right as I was about to leave you a comment. I'm not even sure where to begin, You are right, this is one week we won't soon forget. To add to everything you mentioned, there is also the Olympics and the NBA All Stars Weekend. It's a busy week indeed.

    I'm going to start with the Valentines and anniversary card, then work my way from there. You truly DO know how to add romance to your art, don't you, Linda? These are all lovely, and your calendar page is filled with both romance and feminine beauty,

    I absolutely LOVED your BUGS! They are cute, although they would not be my first choice for animals (grin). Still, this is a fabulous entry and I appreciate you sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey.

    Finally, I was really pleased to see the Tea inspired art you shared with us. You sew SO well, too. It's a fabulous entry for T this Tuesday. Thanks for sharing the card and I have to say I have to say, I really love the background.

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  17. Loads and loads of beautiful pieces! Delighted to see them all, Linda! Thanks for sharing them with us at Try it on Tuesday this time. Hugs!

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  18. Lots of gorgeous cards today! Love your valentines and sweet art! thanks for sharing your tea! happy art-making!

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  19. Wow, Linda, this post is just chock full of lovely goodness! You've been very busy. I love the top card you did with the Altenew halftone circles stencil. Is the ombre effect an optical illusion or did you achieve that with the way you blended the inks?

    The last card is really special. If SSS doesn't select it, the challenge is rigged ;-)

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

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    1. Hi Eileen, the stencil partly creates the illusion but using the same color ink I just apply it gradually with a light hand as I go from bottom to top of the stencil. And thanks so much for your comment:)

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  20. What a fabulous (or should I say LOVEly) post! I love the posh shoe entry for Try It On Tuesday- Thank you for joining us! Your animal journal page made me smile! Happy T Day and Happy Valentine's day too! Chrisx

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  21. All of these, Linda are delightful! So creative and festive ~ Xxx

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  22. A beautiful array of art Linda!
    Happy T-Day!
    Alison xx

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  23. Oh these are so sweet and wonderful! I love the idea of honoring those we love.

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  24. I was just thinking today was a busy week of holidays this is. You really did it justice without these beautiful valentine's Day cards. Happy birthday to your son. And loving the lizard too. You made a cool AJJ journal page too. :) Happy Valentine's Day to you Linda. Happy a little late T day also. Hugs-Erika

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  25. mmmm, cupcakes and tea and eye-candy, too. Happy T Day!

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  26. what a gorgeous collection of creations! xo

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  27. Wonderful projects. I love the leaves framing the flowers on the last card. Nicely coloured. Thank you so much for playing along Simon Says Stamp Must be Love challenge. Gayatri xx

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  28. What a lovely collection of cards! You have been working hard.
    I love the tea tag. Perfect for T-Day.
    My favorite is the love themed card at the end with the flower and leaves. Beautiful.
    Happy Valentine's Day
    and a belated happy T-Day,
    Lisca

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  29. What a beautiful assortment of art work Linda! All your love-themed art is so pretty and the mmm bugs made me laugh! The cupcake card and tea card are also gorgeous - you’ve had a busy week!

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  30. Happy PPF and have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

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  31. Hi Linda, wow these are all so beautiful and charming..I love the tea card, so lovely... and that cupcake is perfection! I always enjoy visiting your creative world and see what magic you get up too!
    Have a wonderful wkd
    Victoria

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  32. Love everything you've created this week, Linda. My favourite has to be that love themed card. It is just gorgeous.

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  33. So wonderful! I love the love theme!

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  34. Happy belated Valentine's Day your cards are beautiful!

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  35. Wow all of these are so pretty. You have a real talent for this. Just wonderful.

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  36. Wowzers, Linda, you have been busy! Art journaling, card making and tag-making - love them all! Hope your son has a wonderful birthday, xoxo

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  37. Having a 'cup of tea' with you ~ very creative and inviting!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  38. Your anniversary card creation is so elegant and lovely!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  39. Your valentine/love themed cards are beautiful. The cupcake is a great card. I like how the stencil squares looks as they diminish in size and intensity. Your napkin background is lovely. It is amazing how well napkins are used in mixed media art.

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  40. Journal page is a divine creation ~ lovely colors and use of the beautiful napkin ~

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  41. Wonderful array of lovely art!!!

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  42. Gorgeous art and cards!
    You are so creative!
    I can see that you put much thought and time into each one~

    Happy PPF 🎨

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  43. Happy birthday to your son! fun fun fun art, all of it!

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  44. Well, it definitely is clear that Valentine's Day is your favorite :-) Cute and sweet all over, but I especially love your "bugs" journal page! Lovely composition. Happy PPF!

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  45. Your card creations are all so beautiful Linda. A very happy family occasion for you all as well as Valentines. Happy PPF ! xx

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  46. Lovely cards Linda...ypu have been super busy...even time for ypur journaling...go ypu...😍 (#7 ppf)

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  47. I can see love is in the air at your place :)

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  48. This is certainly a post full of Love, wonderful artwork Linda and I do love the calendar page, the show is fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesdays
    Avril xx

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  49. More snow here today ~ how about you? Busy creating more lovelies???

    Happy Week a head to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  50. Wow Linda! Your cards are AWESOME!!! Each one is a beautiful, frameable, piece of art! Great job...Happy belated PPF...Hugz, Rasz

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  51. What a beautiful variation of cards! All wonderful! Each one definitely a treasure!!

    Peace Giggles

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  52. Wow, Linda, you have done so many wonderful cards this week. I love the unique "bug" card, but all are so nicely done.

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Thank you so much for your comments; it's a pleasure to connect with you!