Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tuesday "T" s

   Good Tuesday morning! I'd love for you to grab your favorite cuppa and join us at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's T Stands For Tuesday.

  My first "T" is for thank you cards:

     I used an oldie but goodie rubber stamp from PSX, gold embossed it and colored it in with markers. 


  The stamps used are a clear UM set "Just Saying" by Inkadinkado and the die I used is a custom die template by Spellbinders.

  We were so very lucky to have missed the heavy snow and ice that reached many parts of the northeast again Sun. and Mon.!! I swear it's because I waved that snow stick around like a magic wand and wished so very hard for the snow to stay away this time :) However, it is unseasonably bitter cold. The perfect way to stay warm? Well for me it begins with a good hot cup of coffee first thing and then besides water I sip tea (decafe only) throughout the day.

 This is what my art desk  is looking like right now, complete with a large cup of dark cherry berry tea:

  Notice that my cup is on the left. I am right handed so this way there is no chance of dipping a brush into it:)
As you can see I am very busy with my drawing lessons, but we'll see how far I actually progress today because early this evening my friend Carol and I have tickets to see and meet with Ryan Kelly of Celtic Thunder! He's going to be at our local PBS station filming a promo for Celtic Thunder's new "Symphony" tour. One of their tour stops will be right here in town at the Sands Event Center on Nov. 23rd and you can bet I'll be there:). This will be the 5th time hubby and I have seen them!

 OK, off to visit you and get myself together for tonight...

     "Springtime is the land awakening. The  March winds are the morning yawn."  Lewis Grizzard


  1. I saw your lovely spring time blog banner and wished it was here, too. We're still stuck with snow and cold. Like you, our PBS station is featuring a known musician/artist, Gordon Lightfoot. I've heard of him, but he's from a different generation from what I grew up with.

    Your cup is a work of art on its own. It is beautiful and that tea sounds so yummy.

    Thanks for sharing T today with your lovely cards and art.

  2. Both cards are attractive, always nice to have on hand too. Your drawings (the peek I could see) look great. Have a good time tonight.


  3. your page says, "oh how i love the beach" and i'm definitely in agreement there! i'm ready for a beach with warm sand :)

  4. Hello Linda, Happy T Day! Sounds like a fun evening for you, YAY!! ENJOY!! The cup is pretty, love all the colors on it. Great to see your art again! Thank you for the visit this morning, whenever you send some happy mail my way will be just fine. Thanks so much for sharing your ATC with me. Have fun tonight and a good week.

  5. Lovely cards Linda.... I am impressed with your tidy desk :)

    Have fun tonight.... love your header btw

    Karen x

  6. Lovely thank you card creations and colorful artwork below ~ thanks for visiting and commenting ~ xxx

    artmusedog and carol

  7. Bitter chill in March's "morning yawn" here too dear Linda...
    Happy for you to miss having more snow as I know you've had your fill already ;)
    You really made me giggle about placing your cup out of brush dipping range ... in the heat of creating it is not hard for that sort of thing to happen!
    Lovely pages on your desk!
    Happy Mardi Gras

  8. Mmmmn. I can smell that tea.
    I had to laugh what you said about not dipping your brush in your tea! I know that issue! I also often throw bits of paper in my tea instead of the bin!
    Now those cards are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Love that die cut. Need that one. This blogging malarky is expensive!.
    Your pages look great.
    Thanks for visiting.

  9. Your cards look great, and so does your cherry-berry tea. I also like the new look of your blog banner. Happy T Day!

  10. I noticed your new header only now. It looks so artistic:) I love it. Yes, I too am so Thankful that we didn't get the snow. Your sketch looks great Thank you for sharing them each time.
    Have a great evening

  11. You did a really great job waving that magic wand, because the snow missed us this time, too! The rose card is just beautiful, and yes, I have dipped or dropped things in my cup a time or two. Now I keep it completely behind me!

  12. Happy T-Day!
    You make lovely cards! And that's a smart idea to put the cup on the "wrong" side. Good thing I am doing my work digitally so I shouldn't be dipping my stylus into my cup.

  13. Thanks for the visit earlier.
    LOVE your PSX card. I have used their stamps for years, just some of my favorites.
    Had to giggle about your cup on the LEFT side. I don't know how many times I have put a brush in my coffee. Of course there was one time I needed white lace to be tinted and just threw it in my coffee cup.....LOL!

  14. Hello Linda,
    I love your new header! It is really YOU! Your cards are lovely. Truly. The rose embossed card is stunning! The second one so regal! Very classy.
    I am so glad you are enjoying your artful days. How wonderful! I too keep my tea away from my water jar.lol! Once, I brushed my teeth with my old brush I use to splatter paint! I had used it the night before and laid it by the sink to dry...and in the morning I was already too caught up with dreaming about art to pay attention : )

  15. Your cards are gorgeous, and love the peek into your art journal...I love the beach too! Hope to hear more about your visit with a celebrity...sounds like a lot of fun! happy T day a bit late...

  16. Love your cards! Very smart to put the coffee to the left. I've done the dip before. What a bummer!!
    Sorry I'm late but I did manage a post...a day late and all. :)

  17. What beautiful journaling work I see there! Smart to have the cup to your left--LOL!
    Happy very belated T-Day and I hope you enjoyed the meeting. :)


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