Hello lovelies! Thanks so much for your visits along with the birthday wishes for hubby. I had to postpone the family dinner until just this past Sunday because of the bad weather the week before. And that's OK because it just extended the celebrating! I'll share just a few pics of our fun, and for Elizabeth and all the T ladies at T Stands For Tuesday, please note the beverages:):
These are all the cards he received! I wanted to have a card shower for Bill so I sent out an email asking some friends and family to send a card or two and they didn't disappoint-thank you!! So much fun seeing his reaction each time he got a card to open (some even had "special" coupons in them for "older adult" products) he he! Of course, he eventually realized what I had done :) I plan on making a journal cover like the one Susi so cleverly made -see it here- to hold all the cards.
We toasted with champagne, had baked ziti, salad and rolls, and homemade chocolate cake for dessert. See that award behind him? Here it is up close:
Signed by I. P. Nightly :):) . I did it on my computer using this site. Check it out! There are lots of great ideas and templates- free.
Aren't hubby and our son mirror images of each other? I swear Todd does have some of my DNA somewhere-lol!
Now on to the art! First up I have a tag meant for several challenges - the Simon Monday Challenge ( Love is in the Air); the Simon Wednesday Challenge (Have a Heart); and Tag Tuesday (theme is Heart-heart-heart):
Products: manila tag, Stickles Diamond Glitter Glue (Ranger); Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper, Clippings Stickers; rose image (Retro Café Art); felt heart (JoAnn Stores); Distress Oxide ink (Frayed Burlap); Gold German Dresden border, silk ribbon (ARTchix Studio); tiny buttons (Gary Burlin & Co.).
I'll share this journal collage page with Try It On Tuesday for the theme of "Time Flies". This was also a quick collage I did for an Instagram challenge (the Use It Up Fill It Up in 15 min. one I've been participating in this month:
The focal image is a postcard someone had sent me quite awhile ago and I was
This was yet another 15 Min. challenge collage in another art journal:
I do believe I can get away with linking these to Art Journal Journey for the challenge of "Geometric Shapes" hosted this month by Alison. and I will share the second one with Moo Mania and More (theme is "Squares") with the heart square I used.
And as usual I will play along at Paint Party Friday this week! Looking forward to seeing what everyone has been up to. Another few days of bitter snow and cold are arriving which means I will only venture out if I really HAVE to. Hopefully that means more time in the art room:) Have a safe, warm and creative week all!
"Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life." Adele Brookman