How is everyone? We had a pretty nice weekend although the nights and early mornings are still quite chilly. It'll be about two weeks until I can plant the more tender annuals even though I want to NOW 😛
I did spend time making cards as I need to resupply birthday and anniversary cards. And here is the full pic of the above card. I will join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Bright, Cheerful Colors) and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Clean and Simple):
I have been decorating my envelopes quite simply using the (too?) many washi tapes I have. These are Recollections. For the card I used: Mandy's Flowers stamp and die set, Stitched banners dies, Doodlebug Tiny Hearts Shapes Sprinkles, Bo Bunny Early Bird papers, Stickles glitter glue, Versafine Onyx Black ink- all from the Simon Says Stamp Shop. Other- alcohol markers, white, light blue card stock, white card and envelope set- Recollections.
For T Stands For Tuesday :
Love this recipe from Ina Garten for chicken parmesan with salad greens and a lemon vinaigrette. The lemon flavors are so fresh tasting and go so well with the chicken. Cheers! And please do stop by to wish our host Elizabeth a very happy b"Earth"day which she will be celebrating on Thursday. Happy birthday to you !!🎂🎉🥳🎜🎝🎜🥰
Two journal pages:
The background was a mop up of Dina Wakley Marine paint that was leftover from another project, and the same goes for the stencil that had leftover Fuschia Gloss Spray on it. The inky flowers was something I did on a scrap piece of copy paper for practice using India ink and Amsterdam Reflex Rose paint. I recently found it in my scrap paper pile and decided it wasn't so bad so I tore it out and glued it to the page. The quote is from Dina Wakley Collage tissue.
And for Art Journal Journey with the theme of "Inspired by"- chosen by Eileen who sadly is no longer with us. The inspiration for this page comes from the beautiful handmade paper Elizabeth had sent me, along with the floral postage Erika sent me:
I'm also happy to Join Paint Party Friday with my journal pages!
And, in honor of Earth Day I want to share the local organization our darling daughter-in-love Kyra has founded. We couldn't be more proud of her for all the volunteer time and hard work she whole heartedly puts into this cause which means so much to her!
Here are two links about Lehigh Valley Trash Pact:
And a photo and note Kyra had posted on Instagram:
Please, let's every one of us do our part to keep our parks AND planet clean! We will be celebrating the Lehigh Valley Trash Pact one year birthday celebration and park clean up with Kyra at Sand Island Park this coming Saturday- April 24th from 11 AM - 5PM. Everyone is welcome!!
" Love the Earth as you would love yourself". John Denver