Monday, June 4, 2018

Hey Girlfriend(s)!

How are you? Hope you're enjoying good weather wherever you are.  Have a cup of tea with me won't you?


 Relaxation blend of loose tea. Quite nice with a hint of raspberry-not too much.  The blue dish is antique Buffalo Pottery that was my great grandmother's. I think they were meant for serving individual salt portions at the dinner table. I have 8 of these. The tea cup is also vintage and purchased at an estate sale. The only marking  is "Germany" under the 5 cups I have. And that darling little teapot loose tea holder...

 I bought it in England many years ago and it is made in England too. I just love it! Sharing with Elizabeth and friends for T Stands For Tuesday.

 Updates on my birds! This is how they look as of now:


 and...I got a happy surprise with a new nest in my second hanging basket of geraniums!


  My May calendar spreads:






 For the Simon Wednesday Challenge of Anything Goes  and Moo Mania and More Challenge to use die cuts I have this card to share:


 Products: white notecard; pink, white cardstock; PTI Mega Mixed Messages clear stamp set; Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp and die set; brick wall stencil (Simon Says Stamp); heart die (Sizzix/Thin Lits Tim Holtz; Inks- Versafine Onyx Black; Archival- Leaf Green, Buttercup, Sunflower; Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink - Gray Whale; Distress ink- Mowed Lawn; Moonshine Sequins - Simon Says Stamp.

 The title of my post comes from this journal page:


 Background stamps are from Magenta, bird girl stamp from Lost Coast Designs (the face is a vintage image from my stash), words (Art Gone Wild).
 Linking this to Try It On Tuesday  (She's Got The Look).

 And one more journal page:


 This page was inspired by my love of poppies and the photo I took of one last year.  Sharing with Art Journal Journey with the new month's theme of "Inspired By" chosen by guest host Gill.

Of course I am also joining Paint Party Friday! Also, I have missed some blogging friends who haven't been blogging lately and I am happy to be finding them on Instagram now that I finally signed up:)   Have a super week ahead!

" Everyone should carefully observe the way his heart draws him, and then follow that way with all his heart."         Hasidic Saying

53 comments:

  1. I always love stopping by to see all your art. Once again, all your great pieces didn't disappoint. The weather has been nice-although a little cold today with this rain. Your little birds are getting big, and I'll have a cup of tea. I like your tea paraphernalia. very pretty and vintage is always good. Have a fantastic T day Linda. hugs-Erika

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  2. Wow! What an array of beautiful creations, girlfriend! ~ Having a cup of tea with you as it is a rainy day and more tomorrow ~ See you again soon!

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

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  3. I would love a cup of tea with you-thank you.
    How fun to have bird nests close by to watch-and Your art pieces and journal pages are all great-
    enjoy your evening Hugs Kathy
    Happy T Day

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  4. Beautiful art as always, love the unusual and beautiful piece you made for TIOT, thanks so much. Your birds are so gorgeous, and so many eggs to still hatch, wow. Those birds will be busy. Love the pretty china you have. Lovely calendar pages, too. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  5. You've been busy, so much art again.
    'Those were the days my friend...' or 'Tea for two' :)
    I envy your calendar - I just add with weather signs etc. to my 'normal & boring' calendar :)

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  6. I really, really enjoyed reading your calendar pages. Your mom is going to be gone a LONG time to France. I loved the funky flowers and the way you drew cute art in many of the boxes.

    I enjoyed seeing the new bird's nest. What a prolific bird that came to share your hanging basket. I hope they all survive.

    I was truly inspired by your poppy page you shared at Art Journal Journey. Using your own photos was fabulous, too. Thanks for sharing it with us at AJJ this week.

    I was really delighted to read about your tea infuser and see how lovely it is. Of course, I like the blue pattern "saucer"/salt holder, too. It's my color blue. And you found a great new tea cup at an estate sale, too. Thanks for sharing your art and your tea with us for T this Tuesday, Linda.

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  7. Wow - you made so much wonderful art again this week Linda! I am in awe of each single piece and so happy you shared your talent with the challenge blogs. Thank you for joining Try It On Tuesday, Moo Mania& More and Art Journal Journey again! You made my day!
    I adore your lovely tea-time display - so cute and how lovely are the little birds?! Wonderful!
    Happy T-Day and a happy week for you my friend!
    Hugs, Susi

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  8. HEY GIRLFRIEND, i´m also having a POPPY LOVE and i enjoyed your pages very much! and how busy you were with your daily planner:)
    how nice to follow your adventures with the birds. they really seem to love to breed in your Geraniums!
    and i´m in awe with this Little tea-pot tea holder, a treasure and really unusual. Darling, really!
    hope you have a great week and happy t-day, ♥♥♥

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  9. Wow, gorgeous creations here.

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE and TRY IT ON TUESDAY

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  10. What a fabulous post Linda.
    Love your great grandmother tea service. Lovely to see the birds nest full of eggs and hope all goes well with that.
    I loved seeing your calendar pages and card - and on of the quotes, thats so true about colour affecting our mood :)
    And last but not least I love Poppies so I adore your Poppy Love page - but I fear I am now going to be singing the Jimmy Osmond 'Puppy' song to different words :)
    Thanks for sharing what inspired you and joining in at AJJ.
    Happy Tuesday.
    Gill xx

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  11. Oh, I love Lost Coast - so zany! Great, bright and bold colours on this, too. Lovely work.

    Cath x

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  12. Great art today Linda and I love your journal page for TioT, thanks for sharing, it's such a brilliant image with the vintage face peeking out, especially with the sentiment. Your little loose tea holder is so sweet and it's nice that it will bring back memories of your visit to UK.
    How wonderful to have the birds nesting in your garden and to be able to see the little chicks. I've just had 'my' blackbird pecking my window for more food - it must be feeding time!
    Hugs, Avril xx

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  13. Wow LInda, you’ve been busy! I love all your new calendar pages and journal pages. The poppy page especially speaks to me (probably that gorgeous red!). What a treat to get to see the baby birds. It’s very cool that the mother bird waits while you water around her nest. And another nest is a bonus!

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  14. I like the little blue dishes. The edge looks like the same pattern on my Willow Ware. I wonder if they were meant as tea caddies, a place to put a used teabag or rest a teaspoon? No matter, I really like them. The little birdies are cute and now you'll have more birdies soon. Awesome! Your calendar and journal pages are delicious eye candy. Happy T Day

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  15. I'm entranced by your bird eggs and babies! What a joy this is :) Happy T Tuesday!

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  16. I would love to join you for tea, thank you and your tea infuser looks just darling on that beautiful blue plate - Happy T Day 😁. I'm also loving the little birds and eggs and your beautiful journal pages - amazing! Your bird girl definately has a wonderful "look" and is perfect for our theme at Try it on Tuesday, thanks so much for joining us! J 😊 x

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  17. Fabulous art journal pages and diary. I love how you add so much detail and interest. Thank you for adding a page to the TioT's challenge theme, she sure has 'the look' for our theme.
    Your teapot infuser looks lovely and the china looks pretty, I love the blue and white patterns.
    Happy T day wishes Linda.
    Yvonne xx

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  18. Awesome journaling pages and Your card is so Beautiful - LOVE that brick bg! !!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

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  19. Love the china tea cup ~ what a gift that you have it from your great grandmother ~ I love history of items passed down to us ~ delightful ~ xxxx ~ I'll be back to check out your beautiful art ~

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

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  20. So much beauty here! And I love your calendar/journal pages! Birds, flowers, and wonderful color. 😊Happy T day!

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  21. Wow! I am loving your calendar and journal pages. So colorful. Lovely teacup. And I am loving that teapot strainer. Cute and perfect for a cup of tea.
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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  22. hmm sort of looks like there def is an imposter in that nest :p

    very colourful girlfriend page :)

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  23. How absolutely marvellous to have two nests now in your hanging baskets. I didn't realise that a bird laid an egg one at a time over a few days, how interesting.
    I love the illustrated pages in your diary, each is a delight, and the poppy page at the end is terrific too.

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  24. A lot of wonderful creations you made, well done all. I like your calendar motifs the most.
    Dear Greetings
    Sabine

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  25. All your pages are so beautiful and your photos too!
    Hugs, Lenie

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  26. You've really been busy, Linda. Lovely pages, cards and calendar spreads.

    We're still waiting for some cooling rains here; but they're due soon.

    I enjoyed seeing your beautiful vintage tea ware and reading the related stories.

    Belated Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

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  27. Happy PPF and a wonderful weekend, hugs, Valerie

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  28. I always love your journal pages. They're so pretty and I love that you write in them too. I only wish I had your dedication! The eggs and bird pics are adorable!

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  29. Wow what a wonderful post today. Love the birds and the new eggs. Your calendar looks great and your art is exciting.

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  30. Wonderful art, lovely to see it in such detail. But the birds are my favourites. So sweet!

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  31. Hi, Linda. I'm not a girlfriend, but I'll certainly have a cup of your delicious brew. Beautiful pages and how sweet to have birds nesting in your hanging basket. Please keep us up to date on the little chaps and chap-esses.

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  32. Gorgeous work this week Linda! The birdies are adorable.

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  33. Fine, rich post over the week.
    Happy PPF and upcoming week xx

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  34. How blessed to have another nest of baby birds ~ delightful! Your art work is awesome ~ so colorful too!

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

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  35. Tea was lovely and that gorgeous table setting. My favourite of your art today is 'Poppy Love' luv your use of strong colour

    Happy PPF

    much love...

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  36. I love your journal pages and your little birdies - what a joy to watch them grow :) Happy PPF from Number 21 :D

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  37. Your artwork is so fun and happy. I LOVE it! I also adore your pictures of the visitors in your geraniums. What a gift!

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  38. You did a lot this week Linda! Love all of it, my favorites are the last two calendar spreads, and of course the hey girlfriend page. How lucky you are to witness those birds up close. Your hanging baskets seems to be the perfect place for a nest :-)

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  39. lots of nice creations in your post. :) Thanks for sharing. Loved the little nestlings :)

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  40. Love the calendar journal ~ happy colors and creative work!

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

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  41. What a lovely and elegant Anniversary Card!

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

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  42. Your tea setup is so sweet. I could almost drink a cup of tea with you after seeing all the beauty and history that goes into it. As always, your art is fantastic. I have no idea how you keep up with all your weekly challenges. You do such a great job and nothing ever looks rushed. Happy PPF and have a Wonderful Week! Hugz, Rasz

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  43. Wow! So much to see here this week, Linda. You've been so busy! Love your journal pages, and the baby bird eggs..sigh. <3

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  44. Five eggs, my goodness. That seems like plenty. Such nice colorful pages you've done. I really love the color and style of the Hey Girlfriend page!

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  45. Great calendar pages. I love the little loose leaf tea pot.

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  46. It's such a delight to visit your blog and see your work once again. Your calendar spreads look like such fun to make. Blessings!

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  47. Love your pieces! Woe - 5 eggs! What fun that will be to see those eggs hatch.

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  48. Good Heavens! I am so late it is almost T Day again! I love seeing your calendar pages and of course the journal page for TIOT is wonderful - she definitely has the look! Thank you so much for linking to try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

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  49. Love your Hey Girlfriend card ~ so colorful and love the little birdie!

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

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  50. Plates for serving individual salt portions - that made me smile. Beautiful cards and calendar pages, they must motivate you to do so much. Thanks for sharing such a lovely post.

    -Soma

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  51. Beautiful calendar and journal pages! And what precious bird nests!

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  52. Love that cup in the first picture.

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  53. Wow! You're so blessed to have another nest... with FIVE eggs, too! I have bird's nest envy, lol.

    Lovely work - so much to share here - and such a vibrant poppy page.

    Cath x

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