Monday, July 16, 2018

Celebrate It All!


 So much excitement! The Tour de France is continuing in full force, Bastille Day (French Independence Day) was celebrated on the 14th, and France won the World Cup- after 20 years!! Best of all my Mom has been in France to enjoy it all along with celebrating she and her sister's birthdays in the mix!! I was there, in a way - more on that later:):)

 And here's to another special celebration- over at Altered Book Lover hosted by Bleubeard and Elizabeth. Happy 5 years to T Stands For Tuesday!!! Elizabeth, you are an amazing blogger  and hostess-thank you, and congratulations!



The candles are all lit and it's time to party!

 Here is another card related to the "T" theme which I am also sharing with the Simon Monday Challenge (add a little sparkle):


 I used an actual tea bag for this card:) Sorry for the bad pic-couldn't get rid of the bluish tint. It is a white card and the background paper is white too. Speaking of Simon Says Stamp- have you seen the new August 2018 Card Kit they put together? It is awesome- and it will be arriving at my door soon!!!

 For Moo Mania and More(theme is butterflies) I have this ATC:


 The tag card in my last post inspired me to make a group of ATCs using the same products and design- Ranger/ Tim Holtz.

 A journal page:


 A partial detail photo is at the top of this post. If I remember correctly, Eileen, a multi talented regular participant of T stands For Tuesday sent me some of her homemade washi tape - a bit of which I used here (beautiful...yes). So pretty! I used the credit card swiping method for the background along with a baby pink and neon pink acrylic paint. Washi tapes, dictionary page, tissue paper, rubber stamp sentiment, postage stamp,charcoal pencil, and Caran d'Ache water soluble crayons were used. Linking to Art Journal Journey ( Art For Art's Sake), Paint Party Friday, and Try It On Tuesday (Add a Quote).

 That's it for this week. My Mom is returning home later in the week after a month in France so I have much to do to prepare for her return. Have a super and creative week-I'll be around to visit and see what you've been up to:)

 " Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."       Lao Tse


50 comments:

  1. Hi Linda, I always enjoy seeing all the art you have created each week.
    How exciting for your Mom!
    Loved the birthday T card
    Happy T's 5th
    Hugs Kathy

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  2. Hi Linda! Beautiful card and ATC. Love the Picasso quote your journal page. I had not heard it before. BTW, beautiful page. Happy T Day Anniversary!

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  3. Lots of beautiful art again. Love the ATCs you made. Glad your Mom is enjoying her trip to France, there's really a lot going on just now. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  4. Your mother was in France at the absolute perfect time. I suspect she is very happy.

    Goodness Linda, you have gone all out for us today. I love how the candles are lit and we are truly in party mode. Beautiful five year tribute, too.

    I also really enjoyed the teabag treatment. I LOVE how you sewed it in place.

    Your journal page is so pretty and colorful. I like how you pulled the various techniques into play for Chris's theme at Art Journal Journey. I really am thrilled you shared it with us at AJJ, too.

    And most of all, I love the party you put on for our 5th anniversary at T this Tuesday.

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  5. As always wonderful artwork, Linda

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

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  6. ... and I have to say 'Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY'

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  7. Nice to see other Art about Butterflies for the challenge from Moo-Mania...

    ...nice to meet you here!

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  8. great art... washes away the dust... yes, beautiful art here!!
    and indeed these are the days of france!! i really enjoyed seeing the fun they had to party after the soccer win!
    time to enjoy the t-party also! hugs ♥

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  9. Your Mom were in France at the perfect time this year - super!
    I love your ATCs , they are all so beautiful and your Art Journal page is just so artsy and I love this vibrant look so much!
    HAPPY 5th T-Day Anniversary and thank you very much for joining Art Journal Joureny, Moo Mania & More and Try It On Tuesday at once with your post this week! You just made me happy again! Thank you for all your wonderful support of the different challenges dear Linda!
    Big hugs, Susi

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  10. A wonderful post again Linda, super art projects.
    Its a fantastic quote to use on your journal page as well. thank you for sharing it with us at Try it on Tuesdays.
    I hope your mom has a safe journey home, she couldn't have picked a better month to visit there.
    Happy T day Anniversary wishes
    Yvonne xx

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  11. Such beautiful artwork here Linda i hardly know what to comment on.. First of all that quote at the top of the post is one of my favorite! And what a fantastic and appropriate card with 5 Tcups and candles! That ATC with the flowers and butterfly really grabbed me too. Gorgeous.. i absolutely love mixed media but i'm so constrained in my artwork i find it difficult to do.. I love the look of it but i find it hard to color outside the lines i guess is what i mean. But i sure do love yours. Happy 5th Anniversary T day hugs! deb

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  12. How exciting to be in France for the World Cup! This was a World Cup full of surprises and excitement. France's win was well-deserved :) Happy T Tuesday anniversary

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  13. Lots of wonderful creations ~ commenting on the first one ~ love it and the quote!
    Will be back soon ~

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

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  14. Wonderful art, Linda. You've really been inspired lately. Everything is beautiful but all so different. I saw the washi tape right away. Aww ... you made that pretty too.

    I was waiting to hear how you were with your mom in France. Did I miss that or will it be in a future post? Anyway, it sounds like she's having a fabulous time.

    Happy 5th T-day Birthday! Hugs, Eileen

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  15. Bravo to your Mom! How exciting ~ for all !

    Love the tea cups with the candle creation!!!

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

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  16. Your Mum must have really enjoyed being there at this time - the French know how to celebrate! I love your cards for T Day's birthday! Your ATC is a little gem - must get around to finishing what I started! As for the journal page - I love how you used those elements to create it...and there can't be many more satisfying techniques than dragging paint across a page with a faux credit card! Thank you so much for linking to both Art Journal Journey and Try It On Tuesday! Today's Tour went through some lovey scenery and of course I loved seeing Brittany - a reminder of camping holidays when the boys were young!!! Happy T Day! Chrisx

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  17. So glad you have been enjoying your mum's trip to France too and your art, as always, is so inspirational! I love the Picasso quote and the page you created, you showcased Eileen's homemade washi tapes beautifully too ๐Ÿ˜. Your colourful teacups and candles are amazing and perfect for our T Day party - Happy 5th Anniversary T Day! J ๐Ÿ˜Š x

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  18. I'm glad football is over, was getting sick of hearing people talk about the English maybe winning and why cant the Scots be happy about it?...um let me see, where to start lol

    would be exciting to be in France tho to be around so much celebration :)

    great pink journal page :)

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  19. Your art is filled with so much energy and joy! The journal page is especially lovely.

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  20. I always enjoy seeing all your beautiful art on T day Linda. Today is no exception. And how exciting for your mom (and you too) with all those French events. That is a great birthday celebration for her. And for you too. Nice T day celebratory piece and hope you didn't get too much rain or damage from the storms today. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

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  21. Wonderful cards. How exciting for your Mom to have such a memorable trip. Happy T Day!

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  22. So many celebrations and such a fun post Linda.
    I love the quote especially on your beautiful journal page.
    Gill x

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  23. Beautiful artwork Linda!
    Alison xxx

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  24. Beautiful cards, and breathtaking pink! love them all, and what a cute celebration of candles in tea cups. ;) your journal page is reminding me that I need to get back into mixed media a bit more. happy belated T day! ♥

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  25. We always enjoy watching the Tour de France on tv. How fun that your Mom was able to be there! Your journal page is bright and colorful.I love all those beautiful touches such as the dictionary paper and the washi tape. And your tea bag card is so pretty.
    Happy Tea Day a Day Late,
    Kate

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  26. Your mom was in France! Wow! She certainly chose a perfect time to go there. She will have many stories to tell. (and photos to share).
    Your card and Atc are wonderful. I love that art quote from Picasso. I had heard it before but hadn't realized it was by Picasso.
    Happy belated T-Day,
    Lisca

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  27. I like all your work, but my two favorites are the teacups and that amazing Picasso quote page. Blessings!

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  28. Tea time is delightful! And Cherish each day very creative!

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

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  29. Hello Linda, I just love your enthusiasm. Yes, there are so many good things going on everywhere.
    Love your art here too, especially the Moo-Mania ATC with the music and the flowers, and the last piece with all the joyful pink.

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  30. Really festival time in France. I enjoyed seeing the match ๐Ÿ€ Love your beautiful creative art ๐Ÿฆ‹
    Happy weekend ๐ŸŒบ


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  31. Have a great weekend and happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  32. Your journal page is really lovely. I so love that quote! Tea time is so pretty too. We're watching the bike race at our house too. My husband is a big fan.

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  33. Beautiful work this week Linda, happy 5th to TSFT!

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  34. As I "slog" through the summer, visiting your blog was a wonderful experience today. I love all of the wonderful things you have accomplished. Happy PPF

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  35. Beautiful collages. Luv those candles Christine

    Much๐ŸŒบlove

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  36. So many beautiful pieces to devour with my eyes!
    What a talented artist and creator you are!!!

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  37. So much happy art here. It's visible that you had a great week ;-) My favorite is your journal page, I like the bright pink, the way you did the background, and the quote is so true. Enjoy the wonderful stories your mom will be bringing with her from France! Happy PPF!

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  38. I adore that Picasso quote!! Looks great with the handmade washi. Fabulous Art. Happy PPF there has been lots of things to celebrate this week, enjoy the moment.
    Creative wishes Tracey

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  39. So happy for your Mom. All lovely art and a great selection.

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  40. Lovely work! Yes, time for a cup of tea!

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  41. Your work is awesome ~ very original and creative!

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

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  42. Enjoying a cup of tea and a lit candle with you!

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

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  43. Wonderful and inspiring art..and I so love that picasso quote..amazing! Love the cherish each day too, lovely florals, very enchanting. Yay, I am certain your mom had an wonderful time!
    happy PPF
    Victoria

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  44. Hello Linda, I always smile when I visit. I feel you exuberant creative energy and love it! Thanks for sharing.
    ~~ Irene

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  45. So much uplifting art, and your mother choose a good time to be in France.

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  46. Wow, wow, wow! I am always so impressed with your ability to create so many different styles of cards! You can do simple styles and beautifully complex styles. All of them are bursting with color and energy! Thank you so much for your continued support of our Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges!

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  47. A great journal page Linda and one of my favourite quotes.
    Love the ATC, so pretty and it's a super Tea card.
    Hope your Mom had a safe journey home.
    Avril xx

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  48. Enjoyed seeing your art, as always xoxo

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