Monday, October 31, 2016

Another Summer-Like Day!

  Well, we were treated this past Sunday with another gorgeous, sunny, 80 F day! Got back into shorts, tee and flip flops and sat in the sun reading until I had to go in and create the joy of this day in my journal. I chose summery colors and played with stencils for this page.

 Saturday we went to La Morena in Hatboro again - an hour or so away- with our friends for dinner. It never disappoints!

     They were all decorated for Halloween. And there was SO much food at our table!

            We started with nachos and margaritas...and then came the main courses:
                              chimichangas and fajitas-oh my!
the lovely but shy waitresses:) who helped package not just our leftovers, but take out orders for friends and family:
 With food and drinks in tow I am joining  in over at Altered Book Lover for T Stands For Tuesday!

The other week I won a gift card for Altenew - an online shop for stamps, dies, inks, paper crafting supplies! I only recently discovered this site through a blog hop and was captured by their unique stamps. So of course along with the gift card I added a few more items:)
 I was practicing layering the flower and leaf stamps with different inks. And then I made this card:
  I used Distress inks for the colors and Versafine Onyx Black ink for the outlines. Can't wait to play with these flowers some more! Linking to the Simon Wednesday Challenge- anything goes.

 Another journal page:

 Dina Wakley inspired:) The words are hand carved stamps.  Linking to Paint Party Friday at the end of the week. It's a great party you can attend without leaving home- and the variety of art entries is always so inspirational-do have a look!

 Have a happy week, and see ya'll soon:)

" All art, whether it pleases us or not, helps to add color, excitement, joy, or sadness and, most often, a sense of awe to our life experience."    
                                                    Henry O. Dormann


  1. Oh so delightful ~ each creation has its own style and lovely colors ~ love the decorations in the restaurant and food looks yummy!

    Wishing you a happy week ~ ^_^

  2. YUMMY! I love Mexican food and boy your plates look so good. And all those boxes to go! Congrats on your winnings and you're going to have a lot of fun I am sure. Great pieces you made for today too. Happy T Day. Hugs-Erika

  3. Now that the tricksters have all headed home or maybe the local swimming hole, since it's still nearly 80 F here, I now have time to see what you've been up to this past week. Bleubeard wants to see you, too.

    I would love to design my life in such bright, bold colors. That's a beautiful page and I really love the stencils you used.

    Of course, you know I'm a big fan of authentic Mexican food. This all looks so very good.

    You were lucky to win those stamps. That Thanksgiving card is gorgeous, as is the piece you have created for Paint Party Friday. I'm in awe of those hand carved stamps, too.

    Thanks for joining us with your margaritas and wonderful Mexican food, as well as your fantastic art for T this week.

  4. Oh my, that food looks great, what a nice place to eat. Enjoy your new goodies. Love the card and journal page, happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  5. The Mexican food looks yummy, and a great thing when you can have left over take out boxes.
    Loved the journal pages and the pretty flowers on the card.
    Happy T Day
    Yvonne xx

  6. I am not a fan of Mexican foood myself but it looks yummy yummy. Love your art. It is inspiring!both.Happy T-Day and have a magical week,

  7. Oh, that Mexican food! I love it! It is nearly lunch time here as I am writing this and my juices are flowing. Strangely enough we don't have any Mexican restaurants around here, but we have Mexican friends and they have introduced us to their food. I am now growing my own chillies....
    Your lunch with your friends looks like a fun occasion and the waitres, although shy, is a gem!
    Congratulations on winning that prize. They certainly look like great stamps. I like the (layered) flowers you made. Brill.
    The weather is strange isn't it. Here in Spain it is so sunny too. We still have our meals out on the terrace. Even this morning we had breakfast on the roof terrace where it is normally a bit cool and breezy. But it was lovely this morning.
    Happy T-Day and have a good week,

  8. Fun post with great art. However I got stuck at "words are hand carved stamps". Those tiny words? Did you carve them? I've tried stamp carving in the past and know I could never do something that small.

  9. What a fabulous feast you had with leftovers and care packages too :-)
    Two more 80 degree days forecast for this week too.
    Last week it got so hot upstairs I almost turned on the A/C hah.
    Your art pieces are so colorful and fun as always dear Linda.
    Happy T Day and Happy November oxo

  10. The food looks amazing and reminds me that I haven't had good Mexican food in a while....time to remedy that :) Love the art today ♥ Lucky you to win the gift card and can't wait to see what all you create with those yummy stamps :)

  11. Look at that great food. Your making me hungry and i haven't even gotten to breakfast yet... still on coffee... Nothing better than a crafty giftcard to me!! LOL ! Love the card you made. Gorgeous... And the ArtJournal page. Your Muse has been speaking to you this week!! Happy happy T day my dear! Hugs! deb

  12. Gosh you created fabulous art pieces Linda! All inspired by your happy life! Great! I would love to visit that restaurant as well...
    and I am jealous to hear about your wonderful weather .. o.k. we had some nice sunny days yesterday and today is also beautiful - but forget the rest of the last two weeks!
    Happy T-Day Sweetie!
    oxo Susi

  13. The Indian summer weather has definitely seeped into your art. The warmth radiates from it.

  14. What a yummy post, great art and food......and a lot of it LOL! We look the same way when we leave a good Mexican restaurant!

    It has been chilly here in the mornings, but by the afternoon I'm in flip flops too! *grin* This is the weather I LOVE......not so darn hot and not too cold.

    Happy T-day

  15. Our high yesterday tied a high of 87F set back in 1984. I fear we'll never get autumn weather here. I like Mexican food, and I'd certainly have enjoyed what you ordered :) Happy T Tuesday!

  16. I love mexican food and it looks like your restaurant choice was perfect! I would be happy to share nachos and margaritas followed by those delicious looking chimichangas and fajitas - I totally agree "oh my!", yummy yum yum! Your art this week is lovely, the journal page is so colourful and bright and your thankgiving cards are just beautiful - I really like the way you have layered the flower and leaf stamps with different inks, gorgeous! Wishing you a Happy T Day! J :-)

  17. Love both of your pages! La Morena looks a great place to go for a family meal! Hugs, Chrisx

  18. Just gorgeous - love the designs.

    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  19. Happy PPF and have a great weekend! Hugs, Valerie

  20. Ooh that mexican food looks so yummy. Loving your journal pages
    Happy PPF

  21. Lots and lots of talent in food and art.

  22. Love the stamps and inks! Looks so bright and colourful! Happy PPF!

  23. Wonderful post - joyfull and happy.
    Have a enjoyable weekend xx

  24. Beautiful art, all of it! I love Mexican food so that looked so good! Your bloom, grow, create is great. I can't believe the words are from a hand-carved stamp!!!

  25. Nice artand a lovely week you had

  26. It looks like a wonderful meal!! Mmm
    What lovely projects, isn't it fun to have new supplies?! I especially like "bloom, grow create"
    My daughter works for our school district, and last Saturday we participated in a lovely Dios de los Muertos celebration that was a fundraiser for a safe grad night. We painted faces, there were cultural dancers and lovely decorations!

  27. The Mexican food is making me hungry!! Love the journal pages this week. Sounds like you had a nice week overall. Happy PPF!

  28. design your life....I really wish that was possible. For real! It is a beautiful and hopeful art.

  29. My goodness, I've never seen such an enormous plate of food! How nice that you still have sunny weather, I'm not surprised you were inspired to make that vibrant colourful page.

  30. Your Mexican food looks delicious! I also really like that layered stamping card you made with the pretty flowers. Blessings, my friend!

  31. Makes me hungry to see that yummy Mexican food. Your journal pages are beautiful. Happy PPF

  32. Your post has so much fun and colour... especially as I look out of my window at the hail battering the window. Gorgeous colourful journal pages especially the Design Your Life.
    That's an incredible amount of food. It's a good job I've just eaten breakfast! Happy PPF to you

  33. What a fun post. Sunshine, friends, food and wonderful art.

  34. such a lovely page! Thanks for the fun celebration pics!!!!

  35. This is indeed a sumptuous post. All that yummy food and lively Art to savour

    Thanks for dropping by my blog this week

    Much love...

  36. That's such a cute picture of you with the take out!! AND beautiful. bold page on top followed by that sweet card with your new stamps! Love it!! xoxo

  37. It looks like such a fun time, I really love your journal page.

  38. Love your artwork Linda...gorgeous...yummy looking food and left overs too...can't beat that!! Glad you are enjoying the nice changes on a dime!! Congratulations on the win I know you deserve beautiful things!!

    Hugs Giggles

  39. Happy days :)

    Its been really cold here..... ice on the bird bath and a couple of heavy frosts.

    The food (as usual on your blog) looks great! Love the picture of you and your friend.

    Congrats on your win:)

    Karen x

  40. Lovely flower and leaf stamps, looking good. As is the mexican food and your summery card. It was very warm here as well last Sunday. Everyone seemed to have been out and about to enjoy it, yours truly included.

  41. Your header is very cute! Delicious at La Morena! Have a good week!

  42. Looks like a fun party! I have not used distressed inks. The colors are so vibrant. I like them very much. What fun to win! Looks like a fun week all around!
    ~~ Irene

  43. Ooh what yummy looking food!
    You have lots of colours - we have only white - so much snow out there and more coming!

  44. The food had me drooling! Great art journal page and the flowers are lovely. Enjoy your new stamps and happy creating.


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