Monday, August 1, 2016

This Week's Mélange

 Hey peeps! Hope all is well with everyone. This post is a true mélange (mix) of things as it is my last until I return from our beach vacation. ( I don't like to schedule posts in advance).

 First up is a card I made to help the Simon Monday Challenge Blog celebrate their 6th anniversary this week:

 Happy anniversary and thanks for all the wonderful challenges and prizes each week along with all the fabulous DT inspiration!!

 For my T Stands For Tuesday gals: LuAnn and I recently had lunch again at McCarthy's Red Stag Pub!

 LuAnn had her usual turkey melt and I had the dish in the foreground- Chicken Leitrim Boxty-so yummy!
 Of course we went thru the shoppe afterwards and look what we found new:

 Aren't these fabulous tea towels?? LuAnn bought the two along with the hanging frames to put in her kitchen in their new home in the Adirondacks.

 And for Try It On Tuesday (new theme is use your leftovers) along with  Paint Party Friday later this week:

 A  9" x 12" journal page reflecting my thoughts of Annie. The background was a page in which I mopped up leftover paint and stencils. The blue stenciled areas and the black wheat stencil was added over it along with the words.

 Not sure whether or not I'll take art supplies on our beach trip but I do have this to keep me occupied:

 lots of varied things to read!

 I will have computer and email access but don't plan on using it much so I'll be around the remainder of this week to see what you've been up to and will catch up on the rest once I'm back. Be well!

"Sustainability is an inside job, a learning journey to live lightly, joyfully, peacefully, meaningfully."
                                                                                            Kathia Laszlo


  1. Really fun hodge podge Linda.
    Glad you and Luann enjoyed your yummy lunches.
    That Dictionary of Tea towel is especially wonderful.
    Your he♥rtfelt piece to Annie is precious and beautiful.
    Excited for you and your beach getaway.
    Enjoy Enjoy my friend.
    Happy T Day and Happy August too oxo

  2. Lovely post Linda - good art, food, drinks, more is not necessary. Thanks for joining us at TIOT with your leftovers, and I hope you have a great time at the beach. Hugs, Happy T Day, Valerie

  3. awesome artwork and i just love These tea towels! i wouldn´t have resisted either! hope you have a great time at the beach (i wish i had one nearby, but the next is about 1000 km away...)
    happy t-day and happy summer time! xox

  4. A lovely card and yummie food, super towels and you art for TioT and PPF is awesome dear Linda! Happy T-Day! Enjoy your holidays!
    oxo Susi

  5. A wonderful selection of art as well as delicious food today Linda.
    Its a real cute card and your page looks fantastic. Love using mop ups myself, such a shame to waste paint.
    Have a super holiday.
    Happy Tuesday.
    Yvonne xx
    p.s. thank you for joining us over at TioT's as well.

  6. Hi Linda

    Love that quirky bird on the card... and the tea towels ... I spotted the Blight tea and Craft tea especially made me smile :)

    More lovely food too... reminding me it is lunch time;)

    Great use of your leftover paint...

    Happy Holidays to you.

    Dull and grey here ... but at least it has stopped raining and it should make the allotment easier to dig this afternoon (after lunch!!!)

    Karen x

  7. Well girlfriend you just have a fabulous beach vacation~ Love those tea towels and the food looks scrumptious! Love your colorful journal page too. Have fun unplugging for a while.. I think we all need to. Happy Tday! Hugs! deb

  8. I had trouble scrolling past your chicken dish. It looks sooo good! I often drink water with lemon with meals, so I could easily picture myself pulled up to this meal :) Happy T Tuesday.

  9. Great art, the card is so cute and you have created a beautiful page, it is such a wonderful tribute to Annie! Perfect! Your lunch looks so scrummy too. Wishing you a Happy T Day! J :-)

  10. What a great card for a birthday! Those crazy birds are fab. I have seen them used in so many different ways. A real success.
    Your meal made my mouth water. American meals always astound me. Every time I have visited the US I have put on weight because the meals are so huge!
    I wish you a very relaxing and happy (internet free) beach holiday.
    CU in a couple of weeks,

  11. I would love to have lunch with both of you one day! Have a gorgeous time at the beach.

  12. Lovely 'melange' ~ all very creative ~ love the beauty and simplicity of your card, journal page is divine ~ glorious colors and strength in black coming out of your journey of loss ~ And please enjoy your 'hard copy' reading matter and enjoy the beach ~ Respite from the tech world is so healthy ~ Have a wonderful vacation!

    Happy Day to you ~ ^_^

  13. We just got back from the beach......haha! I'm already ready to go BACK! Hope your vacation is so full of fun there is NO time to read anything but a good menu!

    Your art is always so inspiring....just lovely girl!

    I think I would have bought the tea towels and hangers too.

    Happy T-day

  14. A really great melange! Love your art work and your meals both look delicious! Have a great time at the beach - is it far away? Hugs, Chrisx

    1. Oops! Dashed off before I could Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! xx

  15. Have a fantastic trip to the beach. I hope you get good weather. Are you traveling with friends again? (I think you said you were.) Love your painting-its great colors in your background. I think adding the heart to it is perfect. Hope it was a great T day. Hugs-Erika

  16. Awesome page on our theme 'use leftovers'. Thank you for partisipating TioT's challenge.
    Have a happy beach trip xx

  17. Great eclectic mix. Those tea towels are really fun! Have a wonderful time at the beach!
    Happy T day!

  18. I sincerely apologize for not visiting sooner. My internet/phone problem took the wrong time to go offline again. Even the serviceman is confused. Before he could leave, thinking all was well, it went out again. Right now I'm at Sally's and this has to be quite quick.

    I was delighted to read you got my message about the wonderful gift you sent. Such a surprise. I really enjoyed the hodge podge, yet coordinated post. I suspect lots of reading time is what you will be doing while you dip your toes in the sand. I sure hope you take your camera so you can share lots of photos for those of us who live in land locked areas.

    Your lunch sounds so, so wonderful, and I like those towels, too. The blue one would actually fit in my kitchen. Thanks for sharing your meal and wonderful art with us for T Day. Have fun while you're away.

  19. Hi Linda! Your card is very beautiful and so fun. And the jornal page is really wonderful, I especially love the color combo.
    The lunch looks delicious!!! Have a great trip to the beach! Mar x

  20. What a fun and happy card, love the crazy bird with his party hat. The lunch looks really tasty. Have fun at the beach. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  21. Happy PPF, and have fun at the beach, hugs, Valerie

  22. Lovely work Linda, have a great vacation!

  23. Lovely melange of art, Linda! Enjoy your vacation.

  24. Wonderful card and journal page. Love those tea towels! And now you made me hungry again... Have a wonderful holiday!

  25. I enjoyed your melange! The tea towels are so pretty and your journal page is really gorgeous, so vivid. Enjoy the beach!

  26. What a sweet card and your "I Carry You in My Heart" is beautiful. It really does pull at the heartstrings. Lovely piece. genie

  27. So much art before you leave. Where are you going? I mean what beach? I do like those t towels. Have fun, see ya when you return.

  28. Oh my goodness that journal pages is top of my list of favorites..LOVE it so much! The colours bring me automatic joy joy joy!! Anything with hearts I love even more!! Looks like you have great reads ahead! Great tea towels...I wonder if a those might inspire Tracey... I bet her cuppa project would look awesome on tea towels!! Thanks for sharing and have an awesome vacation...great post!!

    Hugs Giggles

  29. That card is so fun!! And those tea towels, too delicious!

    Your journal page is beautifully composed, I like the contrast you've created with that flaming background and the black silhouette.

    Have a great time on the beach!

  30. wow Linda! what gorgeous artwork! Love the burst of color on your art journal page! Happy PPF :)

  31. Looks like you had a great week, Linda. Great art! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. :-) Happy PPF!

  32. happy holiday lovely teatowels and artwork

  33. What a lovely post! There's so much to enjoy. Your art is vibrant and wonderful. I hope you have a great trip.

  34. Love the journal page Linda! And fab teatowels too. I never thought of framing teatowels but cool idea.

  35. have a good relaxing time at the beach :D

  36. Linda, that journal page is spectacular! Love the colors and how you made the wheat pop out!

  37. Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment :-)I love the color combination did you used for your painting.


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