Happy Tuesday Bloggers! Time to link up with Elizabeth and the T-gang and make the weekly drink hop. This week I am doing a little catching up on a thing or two.
First is this fantastic post card from Deb,(jinxxxygirl) one of our T-Gang members, hand drawn and hand painted......isn't she a beauty??? I just LOVE her, thank you Deb!!
All the red and yellow designs makes me think of all the wild fires raging the western states, although I know Deb created this way before the fires started.
If you haven't been by Deb's blog yet you must stop by and see her new friends.....they like watermelon!!
Next is the overly stuffed envy that came from the UK!!! Chris, of Pear Shaped Crafting, had my name for the 2nd anniversary T-Day celebration and this is what she sent. What a treasure trove of goodies, the birds and owls are wood......and yes, she sent a whole set of alphabet stamps!! There are all those silk flowers, and napkins with all sorts of designs on them! As you can see NOT all of it was for me, there were also things for Hannah and Rachel..........THANK YOU CHRIS!!!!
(You might want to hop over to her blog and see the beautiful journal page she just posted)
A closer look at the darling ATC and the card that came with it.
They were in this cute stamped envelope....with hopes that somebody might color it......I'm pretty sure she was thinking of on of the girls..............but I had "other" ideas.......LOL
I just had to play with the napkin with the music on it.......it just sang to me....*grin* So I grabbed a cup of tea............gasp! Yes, I went for a cup of tea that morning. The lighting in here is really bad, and I often turn off the Ott light directly over the desk for photos........so instead of glare I get shadows......LOL
A quick heart drawn with a red Gelato and stencil........
Then some sprtiz and sprays for more color........ notice the birds have been colored???
Back into it with some modeling paste hearts and some rubber stamps.......
More stamps, a napkin with tea cups and the flower from the envelope were added.........by now I was having water from my sparkly insulated cup, and I had cut out the birds from the envelope..........
Here are the finished pages. I added the birds, put some color on the stamped images and used my new alphabet stamps for the sentiment. No, I did not put the ATC on the page, I scanned a copy of it and use that.
Thank you again Chris for all the wonderful goodies. I gave Hannah their things when she and her Mom were here dropping off Megan. She was so thrilled that you thought of them both and how far away you live from us......but she didn't open the envelope so I didn't get to see what you sent them. They were meeting up with Rachel and her Mom so they most likely opened them up together.
Now did you really think you were going to get by without seeing at least one more GD picture??? LOL
Megan had been promised a sleepover, by herself, since before we went on vacation. Her nose had been kind of bent out of shape because her big sister, Hannah, had been here two days a week all summer. THIS was the last weekend before school starts, and she starts Kindergarten, so we made sure she got to come and have a sleepover.......*grin* Here she is giving string painting a try.
Painting a plastic jug to put a solar light into for around their swimming pool. Good ole MP and paint.
She is very serious about her work and told me "A good artist takes their time".......LOL!! This little one comes up with the funniest things. I didn't get a picture of the finished product, it was just something I thought up when trying to keep the older ones busy. I'll make one and share how I did it.....if your interested.
Now I'm off to warm up my coffee.....link up with the T-Gang and find out what everyone else is drinking, I might even get dressed....................LOL