Monday, January 18, 2021

This And That

 


 Happy new week! Almost forgot to create this post cuz of hubby being off today (Monday eve as I'm typing) for our Martin Luther King Jr holiday 😜

 Yesterday was hubby's birthday so I made him this card (which I am sharing with the Simon Wednesday Challenge (Layer It Up):

 A CAS (clean and simple) masculine card. Products; black, silver cardstocks; patterned glitter cardstock (DCWV); birthday sentiment die (Our daily Bread Designs); glitter sequin dot (Recollections).

 It was a quiet occasion yet we still celebrated:

 And now we celebrate his age by saying "it's another year closer to retirement"! I made him his dinner choice of meatloaf, mashed potatoes and carrots and for dessert- no surprise-  a dark chocolate cake with chocolate icing😁 Later in the evening we watched a movie and with it we had champagne and some snacks:

 
                                  Cheers to the T Stands For Tuesday peeps!

 For the new Simon Monday Challenge (We're on a Roll) and the Tag Tuesday Challenge (Faery Garden) I made this tag:


 I began by using a damp sea sponge and Dina Wakley paints in Ocean and Lime for the background. It was then stamped with images from the Ellen Hutson set Bokeh Dots and Versafine Onyx Black ink. Then a strip of fabric tape (Recollections) was added before gluing down the fairy (Collage Stuff).I finished it with a butterfly sticker (Paper House), holograph stars stickers (Mrs. Grossmans), Tim Holtz Small Talk Occasions sticker, and black ribbon.

 This journal page along with the next one is meant for Art Journal Journey ( Favorite Things), and Paint Party Friday:





 Favorite things? Of course Dina Wakley supplies!! And lots of them on these two pages 😍
I'm not going to list everything but if you have a ? about anything just ask in a comment and I will respond there as well.

 Have a wonderful week everyone!

" Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness"     Martin Luther King Jr

44 comments:

  1. happy birthday to your hubby! you created a perfect birthday evening for him! your faery tag makes me smile as does your gorgeous journal page! thank you for linking your beautiful art to tag tuesday! xo

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  2. Your MLK quote is a very good one. It is a good time in history to remember what he taught, and hope that more people will learn from his example and his words.

    be safe... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  3. Your stamping and your card is beautiful. Happy birthday to your husband, that’s a mighty fine birthday dinner!

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  4. Hi Linda, I always enjoy your art so much. Perfect birthday "party" for your special person Happy T Kathy

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  5. Gorgeous artwork! Great CAS card for hubby. Happy birthday to him. Happy t day to you.

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  6. Wonderful art as always, thanks so much for joining us at Tag Tuesday and AJJ. Happy belated birthday to your hubby! Have a good and safe week, hugs, Valerie

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  7. Great works! A happy belated one and hmmm, yummy, I´m hungry now, LOL. Happy T-day!

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  8. Happy birthday to your husband. What a lovely photo of him and that yummy cake. Cheese, crackers, and champagne made the movie even more special. Not bad for being "forced" to celebrate alone. Thanks for sharing the celebration with us for T this Tuesday.

    That is an adorable tag. I really like it. But your journal pages, especially that first one, really spoke to me. I really LOVE that style, which you have mastered perfectly. Thanks for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey. I plan to study the first journal page again, because I absolutely LOVE it.

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  9. Happy Belated Birthday to your husband! I'm liking your cheese tray. That and champagne are what I have planned for the inauguration watching here. Happy T Tuesday!

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  10. Lots of beautiful art Linda, and a happy birthday to your hubby. It looks like he had a good one!
    Alison xx

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  11. Happy Birthday wishes to your hubby! It looks like you had the perfect celebrations and the card you made is gorgeous 😁. Your tag and page are so pretty too! Take care and wishing you a very Happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

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  12. Happy Birthday to your hubby. His meal choice is one of Himself’s favorite, too. I’d rather have the cake. Gorgeous art and beautiful, bright colors. Happy T Day

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  13. Happy Birthday to your sweet hubby ~ like his meal choices ~ great comfort food ~ and look at all your beautiful creativity ~ Love the birthday card creation ~ wonderful!

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  14. Wonderful artwork ~ orange and pink are definitely one of your lovely palettes ~and wonderful saying about 'doing something today but haven't finish doing nothing from yesterday ~ Great, Linda!

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. I would pick your husband's birthday dinner too. Right down to the chocolate cake. It looks delicious Linda. I had to laugh at the one year closer to retirement comment. And your latest artwork is beautiful Linda. Both pages work great for AJJ. Thank you for joining. It is much appreciated. Hope the hubby and you had a great birthday celebration and that you have a great week ahead. Happy T day too. hugs-Erika

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  16. Happy birthday to him! I'm glad you still celebrated. We try to do that too. Very nice CAS card. It's nice that you made his favorite meal. So he likes old fashioned comfort food? I used to love chcoclate chocolate cake, but my tastes have changed. I would happily join you for champagne and snacks, though.

    Happy T-day! Stay safe and well. Hugs, Eileen

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  17. Your art is SO beautiful this week. I love that watercolor floral on the last journal page. So pretty.
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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  18. P.S. here is a better link to Beamtenstippe - google translate sure does the job :-)

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  19. In retrospect, happy birthday to your husband and you celebrated it comfortably. I was glad my husband retired this last year.
    You have created beautiful, creative journal pages. I love it-...
    Have a good week, take care, hugs Elke

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  20. Love them all but especially the last one with the heart in her eye - so sweet and seems to really tell a story. Great words on them all. Looks like you celebrated hubby's b-day perfectly too. GREAT post and creations. Inspires me.

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  21. What a lovely tag, and I loved the journal page (and the quote too).
    Happy belated birthday your hubby! Is he 60? Countdown to retirement.
    I'll join you gladly for cheese and biscuits with wine. Cheers!
    Happy belated T-Day,
    Lisca

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  22. Cake, food, hubby's smile all look good and so does the art. I cannot decide which journal page my fave, so both! :-) XOX

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  23. Beautiful tag art ~ love it ~ ^_^

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  24. Your journal page is awesome and yes 'handle with care.' ~ Life is a gift ~ grateful ^_^

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  25. Stunning projects! Your tag is perfectly magical!! Thanks for sharing with us at Tag Tuesday.
    Pinky

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  26. Journal art is wonderful. Happy Birthday to your spouse. Looks like a perfect celebration during COVID.

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  27. Love all your artwork, thank you for joining us on tag Tuesday.

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  28. Gorgeous art. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the 'Birthday boy'

    much love

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  29. Happy PPF, have a great weekend, stay safe! Hugs, Valerie

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  30. Happy Birthday to your hubby, nice masculine card. That was a perfect night snack, very celebratory! Lovely art this week too Linda.

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  31. Lovely artwork. Your colour choices are just so pretty.
    Looks like such a wonderful birthday celebration. Good for you two.
    Enjoy the weekend...

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  32. Oooh lala!!! Hubby was spoiled! Happy Birthday to him! :) I'd love to dive into that chocolate cake with some champagne!!! Great food Linda! :) I love how masculine-looking that card is, well done! :) I love seeing your creative journal art!! :)

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  33. Hi Linda. My favorite of your art today are the last one, "handle with care" so true in many ways. :)
    Take care!

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  34. A lovely birthday card! And your journal page is perfect!

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  35. Lovely artworks. I really like your portrait sketch.
    Belated Happy Birthday to him. Best wishes. :)

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  36. What goodies again - art, cake, birthday, champagne, snacks!
    Happpy PPF!

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  37. The Faery Garden tag was topped off beautifully with the feather. Well done! Your husband’s smile says it all. Wishing him a belated Happy Birthday!

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  38. Divine artwork ~ all of it ~ hope you are cozy and warm this weekend

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  39. hi Linda... always wonderful collages, and faces. I like Dina supplies too

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  40. I love the art and I love the birthday, sounds like a yummy dinner and a good day!

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  41. Happy Creating to you this week ~ looking forward to your Tuesday post ~ be cozy and warm ~

    Moment by Moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  42. Your tag looks awesome! Loved your journal pages too.
    Belated birthday wishes to your hubby, Linda, he looks so happy there. God bless you both!

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