Monday, March 18, 2019

T Stands For Thank you God!

Psalms 37:4-5 "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass."

Thank you God for the gorgeous Spring like weather!  I have even been out walking the last two days!  So energizing!  But, I am still, scrapping and crafting, and even played yesterday with my Pan Pastels and created a journal page. I like to think of it as  my technique journal.  I watched several videos and found a cool technique.  First, I stamped with VersaMark, then rubbed the Pastels over the sayings I stamped.  It really worked.  Then I applied paste over stencils.  I also sprayed TH Distress Stains over it all. I stamped another saying on a separate piece of paper then gessoed it on my page, then used some  Faber Castell Gelato on the edges. I colored the suns with gelattos, too.  I added a die cut butterfly that I edged with gold Gelato.  I added a metal button that I colored the sun with an orange Copic.  I had fun  with spray, paste and pastels!  I couldn't believe how you could stamp with VersaMark and not even see what you stamped until after you rubbed the pastels over it.  Pretty neat, like magic!

I should have lain the spray down, because you are just seeing the top.  It is the TH Distress Spray Stain Broken China.

For Elizabeth & Bleubeard over at Altered Booklover, it is T Stands For Tuesday! So for the T Gang I will post my drink.  We went out to eat at Chick N Max, but I didn't have my camera.  I thought their pictures and d├ęcor were kind of neat, so next time I will take my camera.  But here is one photo off their website.  And I brought my drink home so I could get a photo of that.

These pictures on their walls aren't as cool as their chickens dressed in outfits or chicken on wood.  Next time!  Because we will go back.  The chicken sandwiches were good with large piece of fried chicken on them.  I want to go back and try their chicken and waffles!

Also, I am  getting ready to go to a scrap retreat this week-end.  I am taking everything but the kitchen sink! LOL  I am taking my electric teapot, and my large number digital clock that I can see at night!

I am adding things as I think of them.

These aren't fully packed yet.

And there is also a tv tray in basement that I will take to set my laptop on.  And I am taking my camera, iPad, Selphy photo printer, and also a suitcase of clothes!

I found a quote on Riley's stamps online that I love that says;

 " I'm not a craft hoarder.  I'm the curator of an extensive private Craft Supply Collection."  

That describes me!

That is it for this week's Tea Party!  Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 11, 2019

T Stands For Day 11 sm

Psalms 37:4-5 "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass."

This is day 11 of Calvinball 2019!  So I am still scrapping away.  I also am doing layouts for March Madness VSBN (Virtual Scrapbook Night) on SplitcoastStampers.  I have gotten 12 layouts done so far, and also have done several cards for the Mini VSN (Virtual Stamp Night) on SplitcoastStampers.

On My scrap layout I stamped the title with Stamping Up Bold Line Alpha stamps and then punched out with the SU! banner punch.  I colored in the letters with Distress marker Mermaid Lagoon, then strung them on Washi tape.  I stamped the owls  on the same polka dot paper that I used on the page, with Stamping Up Punch Bunch stamp set,  and punched with the owl punch.  I also punched out black eyes and put on amber rhinestones on them.  I added punched hearts, and a star and backed my photos with black.  These are photos from 1990;  I have a whole box yet of 1990 photos!

I used the Rolling Marble Technique for the background of the card.  I put drops of re-inker in a plastic container that has a lid.  Then I put  5 marbles in and rolled them around to get ink on them.
Then I put a little adhesive on some cardstock and put it in the bottom of the container.  Then put the lid on, and then rolled the marbles back and forth over the cardstock.  I used Pistachio Pudding and Bermuda Bay.  They weren't different enough, so looks one color.
So that is my background!  Then I stamped in Pistachio Pudding this silhouette girl from SU! Easter Blossoms stamp set.  Then added ribbon and enamel dots.

These are my projects; now is time for the part of the post that is for T Stands For Tuesday over at Altered Book Lover.  I am trying to drink more water.  I find that if I put it in a bottle I can at least know if I drank 16 ounces!  If I start early enough, I can get to bottles drank.  Thanks for stopping by.  Happy T Day!

Monday, March 4, 2019

T Stands For March Madness!

Psalms 37:4-5 "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass."

I am madly scrapping for March Madness Virtual Scrapbook Night (for the whole month) and for Calvin Ball 2019!  We have challenges every day on the last one!  So far am keeping up, with at least one layout a day since March 1st!  I will show you my latest that I just did today.  There are certain things to use on both the above challenges for points.  These are items such as die cuts, stamps, a certain color, stickers, assorted embellishments, and the list goes on and on.  Both challenges inspire you to  not only get some photos scrapped but to use some of your stash!

  I will just show you two pages that I did today.  I am trying to scrap some old photos that have set in the little white photo boxes too long!

And here is my post for the  T Gang over at Bleubeard & Elizabeth's Altered Book Lover celebrating  T Stands For Tuesday

Dessert one night on our cruise!

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great week!

Monday, February 25, 2019

T Stands For Tea At Sea

Psalms 37:4-5 "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass."

Greetings to those out in Blogland!  It is that time again when the T Gang link up over at Bleubeard & Elizabeth's Altered Book Lover for T Stands For Tuesday!  Besides sharing a drink, we share photos and artwork.  So come a long and join us!  Just click on the link above and you will see Elizabeth's post and links to all the T Gang.  You could joins us, too, if you want!  Just be sure you share a drink related item in your post.

My husband always does Valentine's Day in a big way because he proposed to me on Valentine's Day.  He usually plans something really special, this year, it was the Hawaiian Cruise.  He proposed 53 years ago, and we will celebrate 53 years of marriage in September.  Yep, I do think he is a keeper!  
We were on the ship at sea on Valentine's Day.  This is our dessert, and all the ladies got a special one.

Tea at Sea

This cake was outside the Dining room as we entered.

The celebration as hundreds of us re-did our wedding vows in celebration of Valentine's Day.  The captain officiated.  Valentine's Day was really special on this cruise!
The above card I took on the cruise to give to my husband.   I can't remember if I made it or not.  It was in my stash of cards and might have come to me in a swap!  Sorry, that if someone else made it and I can't remember who!

Thank you for stopping by and for all your comments and input.  Happy T Day!

Monday, February 18, 2019

T Stands For Cruising!

Psalms 37:4-5 "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass."

Hello blog followers and T Gang!  I have been gone for a couple of weeks.  I did think I was pretty smart and scheduled one post for while I was "at sea", but then could not link it to the T Party or Tag Tuesday, and of course could not comment from my iPad!  I don't know why, but I can comment from my iPad on Altered Book Lover.  So, thank you to Elizabeth who linked my blog post to T Stands For Tuesday.  I tried to comment on Tag Tuesday, but couldn't.  It was really frustrating. You know, I used to be able to do a post to my blog from my iPad and can't do that now.  I think this is all to do with Blogger!  Today when I got on, I had a message that beginning in March, there will be a lot more changes.  I may not be blogging anymore!  I like blogger because it is free.  

Ok, enough whining!  I had a wonderful 15 day Hawaiian cruise! I won't share it all in one post! But here is a photo of some of the wonderful  memorabilia I brought home.  It will used it in my scrapbooking!  I even attended crafting classes on board!

 Sharing the menu from the night we left Maui. 

Our view from our dinner table that night.  We had just left Maui, where we had seen whales all day.  We even saw several real close to the ship from our window while we ate!  What a show they put on!

And for Elizabeth's T Stands For Tuesday, here is a photo of our water at our meal. First  I had the Black Tiger Prawn!  Then I had this scrumptious Shrimp Bisque, before my wonderful Maaine Lobster Tail main dish.  Hubby had the steak. Then we both had the Fudge Obsession!  After two weeks on this floating city, with so many wonderful food choices, we will have to eat less for a while!

Happy T Day!  More Cruise and food photos next week!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 4, 2019

T Stands for Tuesday, Teapot & Tag

Psalms 37:4-5 "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass."

Welcome to my blog!  I have a couple of items to show you today as I join Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover  for T Stands For Tuesday and Tag Tuesday.

First for Elizabeth here is another one of my teapots:

This was among one of the first I ever was gifted.  It was given me the Christmas before our first grandson was born to commemorate the event and also because Noah's Ark was the theme of his nursery even though this was for me!   Our dear grandson is now 22!  Wow!  I took a photo of it with all the stuffed animals as I thought that was appropriate.

For Tag Tuesday, where Michele has challenged us to use hearts as the theme,  I made this tag.  Again, I use my tags and whenever I scrap this years Valentine photos, this will probably be on the layout, so you might see it again!

I didn't have a heart stencil, so made one!  I used acrylic paint, bronze Fun Farmers Journey Silks to flick, and stickers, rhinestones, and Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers, and lace. 

Thank you for visiting!  A message to the Tea Gang:  Happy Tea Day!  I may be really late to visit you!

Monday, January 28, 2019

T Stands For Teacups

Psalms 37:4-5 "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass."

I am so excited because I think my scheduled post is going to work thanks to fellow T Gang members!  Whahoo!  Now, if I could just figure out why I can't post comments on your blogs from my iPad! LOL  Always something!  I am high maintenance!

Without further ado, here is my drink related post for our T Stands for Tuesday over at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's Altered Book Lover, where we join in on Tuesdays and  post something that is drink related.  Here is a photo of the few cups I kept from mine and my mother's tea cup collection.  If you remember I gave most away when we moved and supposedly down sized.]
Here is that post if you missed it or just want to see all the cups I gave away: T for Tags,Teacups and Teal.

 I did several layouts this week towards my 100 pages for 2019.   I decided to document a special even  in 2018.

On this page I used a lot of stash of scraps of paper.  The panel in back of the photo is recycled from a thank you note I received, and the one leaf is die cut from a tea box (Aldi's peppermint tea)  I also made use of the emblem that had come off the car, and I only recently found it in a drawer.  

I continued to use scraps  on this page and also a few buttons from my collection of hundreds!  Even used some washi tape from my stash!  The base on both pages is We R Memory Keepers.  I have had a whole pack of this paper for ages that I had picked up at Tuesday mornings.  About time I used some of it!
Both the above pages used a "shelf technique" that I learned from Debbie Hodge.  

 I apologize for being late to visit the T Gang, but evidently can't post comments from my iPad, so have to wait until I can get on my laptop which is not as convenient. I hope you all had a great week!  Thanks for stopping by.  Waving to the T Gang!