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!  

Monday, January 21, 2019

T Stands For Tag Tuesday

2 Co 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:  old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."

Hi everyone!  I am trying again to schedule a post.  I scheduled it, saved it and hit done.  It shows it is scheduled.  We will see!  Big smile.  Well, it didn't post, I had to publish it!

Today I am submitting a tag for Tag Tuesday and the theme is Mail, or postmarks or postage stamps.
Here is mine:

 The title is computer generated on white cardstock,then I applied Antique Linen Distress Ink with a blender sponge.  I stamped with the postage from SU! Postage Due stamp set with Saffron & Sandalwood acid free dye ink.  I then flicked Gold silk from Fun Stampers Journey on the whole thing and then sprayed with  Bright Gold Memories Mists.  IRL, it really glimmers but don't know if you can catch that in the photo!  I put this on a Sage Shadow cardstock that I had embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing folder, and also applied the inks to it. I guess I should say I did all the flicks and sprays after I put the two together.  I punched a hole and put the green cord on it.  

I am not one just to make a tag for sake of making a tag.  I decided to make this the title for my scrapbook layout I was working on.  That is why I used the postage stamp with a car on it, kind of goes with my page. :)  Thanks to Sandie for the challenge and inspiration!

If you can't read the journaling, it is the following: 

At a garage sale I found this beautiful shelf for only $5.00, perfect for storage of my DVD cases of stamps. We tried to put it in the trunk, but it wouldn’t fit. We tried getting it in the backseat. They told me to move the front seat up as far as it would go, which I did. It wasn’t going in, so a young man offered to take it in his pick up. Just as I said yes, someone said it is in! Great! I thanked everyone, and drove home with my great $5.00 purchase! At home, I could not get it out by myself. Larry and I tried, but he said it is not coming out of there!

My friend Kelly, who was coming that week, said she could get it out as she was good with those kinds of things. When Kelly came we tried again. She agreed that thing was not coming out of there. What everyone couldn’t believe, was if it went in, it should come out! Not so. After driving around for a couple of weeks with it in my backseat, Larry took pity on me and said we would take it apart to get it out. That shelf was so well made and gorgeous wood, didn’t have a nail in it. It was groove and tongue. Larry finally had to just tear it up to get it out! We just threw it a way! What a shame! But it was only $5.00!

I absolutely had to make a page about this adventure!

This was our Thanksgiving dinner for just the two of us. I take all these food photo now for Elizabeth, and sometimes forget to use them.  This is why this one is late!  We had the works, dressing, sweet and mashed potatoes, croissant rolls, turkey, green bean casserole, corn, and I am sure salad of some kind, but not pictured.  And I had my hot tea!  Even though it is just two of us a lot of the time, we still do the whole shebang! 

Happy Tea Day, everyone, and happy crafting!
Thank you for stopping by!  I love reading what everyone has to say!

Monday, January 14, 2019

T Stands for Trying to Start off the New Year Right!

2 Co 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:  old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."

Hello, T Gang and other faithful followers!  I have been communicating with our wonderful hostess Elizabeth and she is trying to help me get my Blog up to speed!  I now have the T Stands for Tuesday logo & link on my sidebar.  Also, I am trying a "scheduled post".  We will see if it works!

While I am thinking about it, I want to thank Elizabeth and the T Gang for all the inspiration to craft, and to Blog this past year.  It is the most posts I have ever posted in a year since I started my Blog in 2013.  I posted 47 times in 2018!  That is almost once a week!  The closest I ever came to that was 38 times in 2016.  I already missed last week, so will have to make up for that in the future! 

I haven't been crafting much, but will share a card I made for several challenges on SplitcoastStampers this week:

This card was inspired by a fellow SplitcoastStamper  as we were to make a card inspired by her for the Featured Stamper challenge.  They link us to her gallery to choose a card and copy it, but with changes.  The second challenge this is for is the Try A New Technique Challenge; this time to make a monochromatic card.  Use the same color ink and cardstock with one or two neutrals.  I used SU! Baja Breeze cardstock & ink, and white and black for my neutrals.  I used Sizzix stitched ovals dies and rhinestones on my birds.  I used Natural Beauty stamp set from SU! (2007) I stamped the white panel with one of the word stamps in the set, about 4 times with my MISTI and then sponged the panel, also.  The birds are stamped and sponged.   I fussy cut the birds. I also used Wink of Stella glitter brush on the flowers & buds.  The "thinking of you " was from another SU! stamp set Friend to Friend 2004.  The third challenge is for the Alpha Challenge.  Our letter was B and this round is to use natural. images.  Also, the double challenge was buds.  The name of my card was B For Buds & Birds.  The fourth challenge was to use an ignored stamp set or new stamp set never used.  I used the Natural Beauty for first time in ages.  I could do that challenge for years!  I have hundreds of stamp sets, and they probably all feel ignored, as I use mostly my favorite ones, or newest ones.  I think that is all the challenges!

Now for the drink related part of my post for T Stands For Tuesday.  For those that don't know we link up with our hostess over at Altered Book Lover and somewhere is our post feature a drink.

I forgot to take photo till after I had boxed my leftover up.  But it was a great sandwich with cream cheese and roast beef on a great hoagie!  That bread was  toasted but soft and thin.  Loved it!  Oh, so good.  Hubby had a reuben sandwich, which he said was delicious.  I had a side of potato salad and he had pasta salad.  We both had our waters.  I don't know if you can tell but at this sandwich bar they had the menus under glass on the table on each side, so we both could see the menu seated across from each other.  What a cool idea.

I thought this fabric picture was interesting, but should have took a photo of the count down clock.

This is called the Artichoke and they are big on St Patrick's Day.  On the inside they have a count down to St. Patrick's Day to the seconds!  On the outside they have this Blarney Stone replica.

They do have fabulous sandwiches, and since we had gone down town to our library to a Senior Wednesday to see a Mark Twain portrayer, we stopped in for some.  My photos of Mark Twain didn't turn out, but he was good and told a lot of funny stories.  

Thank you for stopping by to see me today,  We will see if this posts as scheduled.  :)  And then see if I remember to link it to Elizabeth's T Stands For Tuesday!
Happy T Day!