Monday, January 13, 2020

Winter Greetings?


 Hello peeps! How's the weather in your parts? Although last week we had a cold day with a bit of snow, this weekend was absolutely glorious!! Saturday we had a record high of 66 F, and Sunday got to 65. I even went out to clean some windows on the outside and cleaned up in the back yard a bit:) It was a joy to grill for dinner and not be bundled up to do it! However, it IS January after all and expected to get pretty cold by the end of the week.

 Thinking about what else but the beach and hoping to make some scheduled dates and reservations for Cape May real soon. Until then I'll enjoy reminiscing the wonderful times last year. And today I will remember all the great food we enjoyed, such as this:


 One of several places we frequent while there is Hemingways. I had (again) the veggie burger along with a glass of Chardonnay while hubby had the crab cake sandwich and a beer. Yum! Cheers to the T Stands For Tuesday gang!
Oh, and on an aside as I know some of the T Gang talk about movies.... hubby and I recently saw Rocket Man about Elton John, and Judy - about Judy Garland starring Renee Zellweger. We deemed them both excellent - 5 stars out of 5!!! The acting was just fantastic! After Rocket Man all I wanted to do was to be able to give Elton John a big hug. And I admit I cried after watching Judy- just such a tragic, short life she lived. Have any of you seen either of these movies, and what did you think?

 Here is the full journal page from which the detail photo at the opening of this post was taken:


 and here is how it started:


 with new and old Tim Holtz Collage Tissue papers. Other products: Dina Wakley stencil (heart); Dina Wakley paints- Ruby, Tangerine , Lemon. Various brands of blue, black, white, and red paint; Dylusions Basic Backgrounds stamp set; recycled postage stamp. Joining Art Journal Journey (theme is something new), and Try It On Tuesday (what a cutie or make someone smile).

For the Simon Wednesday Challenge (theme is Fun With Florals):


 Why not a green flower?  Stamps and dies on card, and stencil are from Altenew . Stamps on the envie are Magenta. Moonshine sequins from Simon Says Stamp.

 For the new theme at the Simon Monday Challenge (Rust It Up), and Tag Tuesday (Winter Scenes):


 Distress tag, Vintage Photo and Tea Dye inks (Ranger); Tim Holtz Paper Dolls, ChitChat Seasonal Stickers; Rust Tapestry embossing powder, ribbons, yarn, tiny buttons, patterned paper scrap from my stash; background is a Gelli Plate deli paper print.

 And lastly I will share this postcard I recently made using a beautiful fox napkin I received from my friend Patty over the holidays ( I shared the goodies I received in my last post):


I just adore this sweet fox image.

Joining over at Paint Party Friday also with this week's projects. Thanks so much for your visits!

"You can have everything you want. You just have to quit waiting for someone to tell you that you deserve it."      From the film, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

39 comments:

  1. The food you had looks delicious I would love to try the crab cake. we are up and down in weather too here at the lake. I loved all of your art pieces this week-all just beautiful my favorite would have to be the fox--I have been reading and learning more about mixed media techniques-totally new to me as I usually work with fibers. fun so far.
    Happy T wishes Kathy

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  2. The neighbour´s rose starts blooming... Winter, eh?
    Hmmm, you make me hungry!
    Sadly I´ve seen neither of the movies.
    Love your journal page - it made me smile :-)
    Oh, and the winter greetings! Wise last words, too.
    A happy T-day to you.

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  3. Sounds like a great week. Your food looks sooooooo good, yummy, who wouldn't enjoy it!? You have made some lovely art, too, thanks for linking to Tag Tuesday, too. The fox is very pretty indeed. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  4. Your food photos looked delicious, crab cakes would have been my choice.
    Fantastic art projects, the journal page looks bright and happy, thank you for sharing them with us at Try it on Tuesdays as well as Jo's theme at Art Journal Journey.
    Our weather problems are the winds, the snow has yet to appear but that could all change in the coming days.
    Happy T day wishes Linda.
    Yvonne xx

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  5. We have too warm for the season but that's o.k. with me -lol.
    I already am longing for the next summer!
    YOu art amazes me Linda!
    Absolutely gorgeous, each single piece!

    Happy January!

    Big hugs, Susi

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  6. Beautiful artwork! Glad to hear you are making plans for Cape May again, I know how much you love it there and your meal looks delicious ๐Ÿ˜€. Your journal page with the collaged background looks amazing, the bright sunshiny colours make me smile ๐Ÿ˜. Thanks so much for joining us at Art Journal Journey and for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday too! Hugs, Jo x

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  7. Meant to wish you a very Happy T Day! xx

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  8. My sincere apologies. As your host, I knew I had to show up for T, but it took everything I had to climb out of bed. I am running a fever of 101.8 F (38.8 C). I appreciate you sharing your drink with us this T Tuesday. And I love the fox tag and journal page, too, dear Linda.

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  9. Winter has been strange this year, making me feel like spring is here already even though I know it's not. I understand how your mind is on the shore and that great restaurant. The food looks sooo tasty! I'd love to try the crab cake. I haven't seen either of those movies as I tend not to see biographical films about people I remember, but I've heard good things about these movies. I'm glad you enjoyed them :) I love your bright colors on this gray morning, and I love that encouragement to give someone a reason to smile :) Happy T Tuesday!

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  10. I love your journal page and the sentiment you chose for it. Our winter has been wacky this year too. This past week it has been frosty in the mornings and getting into the 50' range, I thought we would get snow here in the valley a couple of times.
    We are crab cake lovers, so your food had my full attention. Hard to find good crab cakes in the valley, so they are always on the menu when we go over to the coast.
    Thank you for the lovely comments this week......Happy T-day

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  11. Lovely tag art and journal page ~ love the fox!

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  12. Food looks yummy ~ love crab cakes ~ ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  13. We had gorgeous weather over the weekend, too. Yup, dreaming about beach weather. Food looks fabulous. Beautiful pages and cards. I really love that fox. Happy T Day

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  14. I'm a beach dreamer too, Linda. Nice warm sunny beachs; there's nowhere else I'd rather be. But not on an east coast beach in January! Brrr ...

    Thank you for showing your background and then finished page. I love them both. You may have noticed I'm working on making backgrounds ahead of time. It helps to see how other artists differentiate. I have a hard time separating the two stages.

    I love the green card and envelope. I think you might have another SSS winner.

    Gosh, you could submit that rust colored fox to the Rust it Up challenge as well.

    What a fun post. I haven't seen either movie; but now I want to.

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

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  15. Fabulous tag and journal pages, love the fox.

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  16. Happy T day Linda. I am with you about thinking about the beach, especially when you get one of those spring like weekends. Wasn't it fantastic? You shared some gorgeous art with us today. And I saw the Elton John film bu not Judy, and now I am very curious to see that. Thanks for sharing it. I hope it was a great T day. It's been a busy day at work and I couldn't get on to comment until now. Hugs-Erika

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  17. You've created a lovely mix of artwork. I especially like the vintage tag. Your food looked delicious. Happy T-Day!

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  18. Loving your tag..the image of that lady always reminds me of my aunt, sadly no longer here, she was an awesome lady.
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Tag Tuesday x

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  19. It's always a joy to visit your blog, Linda and you never fail to surprise me with all your different media. Love your journal page. Wonderful colours and a fab background. I also love the cards, the tag and the postcard. Good idea to focus on the beach at this time of year, lol...it won't be too long now! The days are already starting to lengthen here and that means more art!
    Thank you for sharing with Try it on Tuesday.
    Cath x

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  20. I love your Art journal page Linda! It is impressive, beautiful and very bright colours.
    Happy T-day !!
    I really like the birthday card, and that tag, and also your page with that beautiful fox.
    I haven't seen those movies, but I'm sure they are very interesting and emotional.
    Here we have a pleasant temperature, about 15ยบ C, of ​​course, we are in southern Spain!
    Wish you have a very nice Thursday, and send big hugs,
    Caty

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  21. Sorry I missed thanking you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday. Thanks Linda. Hugs-Erika

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  22. Lovely birthday card ~ ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  23. Yummmm your food looks scrumptious!
    Your card is beautiful and I love the fox page too. The tag with the vintage photo made me smile.
    Lucky you to have seen those movies. I would love to see them but I will have to wait a long time before I can see them. Here in Spain, they dub everything in spanish, so I'll have to wait for the DVD. My hubby and I are both Elton John fans.
    We have had no snow yet, and very little in the mountains. I think they make artificial snow for the ski pistes, as there has been a lot of skiing during the Xmas holidays. (Granada has a ski resort) It has been lovely and sunny all week. I sit out in the sun every afternoon on the terrace outside our living room/kitchen and read. At 5:30 the sun disappears behind the mountains and the temperature drops too.
    Sorry for the late comment. We have been helping friends move house (They are now living within walking distance)
    Belated happy T-Day,
    Hugs,
    Lisca

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  24. Great artwork Linda and I love the journal page you shared with us at TioT, it's a wonderful quote.
    Great pictures of your meal, looks delicious and how nice to be able to be outside in January, our weather is either grey or very windy, but as yet no snow.
    Have a great day,
    Avril xx

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  25. such gorgeous pieces of art, especially your winter scenes tag -- thank you for linking to tag Tuesday! it is vintage liveliness! xo

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  26. Luv every piece you have shared today, equally. Its rainy here today, although we are in the Season of Carnival a time for SUN and FUN.

    much love...

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  27. Hi Linda, happy PPF and have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

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  28. Love your beautiful tags and cards.
    Happy PPF ❤️

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  29. Oh that burger looks so good right now!!! And the wine! :)) Our weather is horrid, -25...and your message could not have come at a better time. As I type this, I am on hold and have been arguing with my roadside emergency service for the last 40 minutes, they are insisting I pay for the emergency service...ugh...why did I pay for membership??? My car is stuck in the ice in my driveway and I'm a sour puss because I was supposed to be out of the house 2 hours ago!...but I saw your message "have you given someone a reason to smile today?" and I immediately started to count my blessings and I just brought my hubby a tea in bed. He smiled. I feel better. I'm even going to be nicer to the poor lady when she takes me off hold. Linda, you never know how you will change a person's mood, day or life!! Well done and thank you! Your pieces are so lovely! :)

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  30. It was interesting to see how your journal page started, well done.

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  31. Hello Linda! Love your art, the colours in your first piece are gorgeous. The Winter Greetings tag is so sweet and I love the fox.
    Beaut you're having good weather - that's always a bonus isn't it. Have fun planning towards your next getaway! All the very best and Happy PPF ~๐Ÿ’™✨~

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  32. Lovely work this week Linda! It is cold in Toronto today, 10F but supposed to get better tomorrow but lots of snow projected.

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  33. Lovely creations, great page love the colours.

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  34. Wonderful and creative tag art and delightful message with your creations!

    Glad you are enjoying the birds too ~ they are such a delight ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  35. Really beautiful. The dreaming of summer and the beach. Since I live on the beach, and it is a cold wicked ocean, I don't dream of that. LOL Have a great weekend.

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  36. Love your journal page and your tags are beautiful! Your sweet little fox is my favorite!!

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  37. Love all the details in your journal page. The tags are delightful. Glad to know about those movies. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  38. lol, yes somebody smiled because of me today :) Love your beautiful fox.

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