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Liquid Death, a Skeleton, and Some ATCs

Do you ever fall for super creative marketing? I couldn't resist buyigg this Sparkling Water after seeing the name and the image on the can. This water is almost as expensive as beer, but it is soooooo cool.   Even the wording on the can is cool - here is a little bit of it: "This infinitely recyclable can of stone-cold sparkling water came straight from the Alps to murder your thirst." "Once cracked open, no thirst is safe from Liquid Death." Love it!  It is also my ticket to T-day over at Elizabeth's Blog . I plan to serve this water at our family Halloween party.  We are going to do a skeleton charcuterie  board too.  We bought a cool skelton at Target to fill with candy and treats on our board  The Grandsons all loved it, and one of them strapped him the car seat for the ride home? I am still on an ATC kick.  Here are three versions I did for a multi-level Back to School Swap - I signed up for three diffeent ones. 1.  The top one is a book cover theme  -

A Night Owl Beer and Some Octoberish Creations

Hello friends, and Happy T-day. I am a diehard morning person, but lately I have stayed up a bit later trying to get a few things done or just reading one of the great books I have in my pile.  This last of my pumpkin beers seems approriately named. It is dark and flavorable with just a hint of sweet pumpkin.  It is also my ticket to Elizabeth's T-day meeting of worldwide friends celebrating drinks (of any genre) and sharing bits of our life. We meet at Elizabeth's Altered Book Lover Blog and anyone is welcome as long as you share your own drink related post.  Its a new theme over at Art Journal Journey so I used some of the free stuff in my Red Lead package to create a journal page in celebration of Tracey's theme:  The Color October. In case you don't remember my package of goodies I shared last week... the papers were all extras I received when I ordered the vintage deer and Christmas sentiment stamps. I created a card and a journal page withtthe free papers. I used

Stamps, Books, Found Relatives, and More Food

 Don't you love getting new stuff?  This is my fun new stuff from  Red Lead Paperworks .   I ordered the fun vintage looking deer stamp and the three Christmas greetings - all were on sale a few weeks ago.  I love getting their packages because they always send some extra little goodies like collage sheets and old tickets plus even their packaging is cute and reusable.  The sheet with the leaves and acorns on the bottom is the other side of the invoice so you can reuse it as well.  I can't wait to play with these fun goodies.  Here is a look at my current reading pile.  I checked Basil's War by Stephen Hunter from the library, my daughter lent me The Paper Palace, and I bought The Host, Going Back to Petrey, and The Lady in Blue from the Thrift Store. I am reading Basil's War and The Lady in Blue at the same time - something I really shouldn't do especially since both books are the kind that switch between stories every chapter.  The Lady in Blue switches between fo

A Brew, Birthday Party Snacks, My Great Grannie's Belt Buckle, and Some More ATCs!

 It is Tuesday and time for a drink inspired post along with the T-day gang at Elizabeth's blog.   I have a fun drink related card to share.  DRS Designs came out with this fun new Brew'tiful Day Greeting this week, and I couldn't resist playing with it.  Happy T-day to all of you! I did a lot of overtime this past week but did get a few fun things fit in such as my middle grandson's 6th Birthday party.  It was lego themed so we decided to do a lego charcuterie tray and include things for the kids and the adults.  I did a fun video for Tik Tok but no pictures of the full board....I did get two pictures of part of the board.   Here you can see the Cajun Crab dip, the Havarti and the Chipolti Cheddar along with some of the fun sweets and lego pieces. Here you can see the turkey pepperoni (my family loves it) and the orange peel and cranberry goat cheese along with some other fun goodies. I also fit in another art journal page for Wendy's Vintage theme at Art Journal

A bit of Spookiness, a Vintage Art Journal Page, and a Good Book

 Hello friends, Another fun Halloween card to share - all images are from DRS Designs (all 5 of them) - you can read a bit more about the card on the DRS Designs Blog .  I also have an Art Journal page to share - it was inspired by Wendy's Vintage theme at Art Journal Journey .   The bottom layer is a page about the world's tallest mountain out of an old vintage World Atlas book.  The main panel is old tea advertisement that my brother-in-law gave me.  He bought an old scrapbook full of old soap and tea advertisements - they were all glued in and most were damaged. I did some crackle medium  through a stencil on the top and bottom and added a few flowers from Stamping Up! that I dipped in some ink.  The words are Tim Holtz: "forever is composed of nows" - so true.  The other little faint stamping on the base page is done with Stamping Up! images as well.  Thanks for the inspiration Wendy! After mentioning it earlier this week here an on Facebook, I have had several pe

An Expresso Martini, a Fun and Helpful Book, and a Juicy Halloween Card

Hello Friends! Special cheers to the T-day gang who meet every week at Elizabeth's Blog, Altered Book Lover.   This was my first and last Expresso Martini.  It looked better than it tasted.   We were toasting my daughter Crystal's 31st birthday (she is on the right).  Their drinks were off to the side.  Allie had a chai-tini and Cystal had water.  She said she was saving her calories for a slice of chocolate cake.  We had a lovely time.   I read a great book this past week.  It was written by Fredrik Backman, and called  Anxious People . The ending totally surprised me, and I loved the book - every twist and turn and there were a lot of them.  All along the way, there are words of wisdom for anyone who has questioned their decision-making, parenting, life-choices, success, plans, and/or general sanity.  I definitely see why our small library has three copies -  everyone should read this book. I felt better about life after reading it.  Here is my card for the week - all images

T is for Try it on Tuesday, Tuna Noodle Casserole, Tall Bottles of Pumpkin Ale, and a (Ghost) Town

Hello friends. Posting ny card first so if you are visiting from Try It on Tuesday - Book Pages - you can skip the rest of my post if you want to.   This card was actually a case of THIS pretty card by Shirl who happens to be this week's Featured Stamper at SCS. I used torn book and music pages to make the main panel. The sentiment is from IO and one of my favorites.  This is going to a friend of mine who lost her mother recently.   Happy T-Day to the T-Day Gang at Elizabeth's  Blog: Altered Book Lover .  We celebrate drinks of all kinds every Tuesday (you can post on Monday since it is probably Tuesday somewhere in the world)  I am sharing some Pumpkin Ales we drank last night.  This one was an Imperial Pumpkin Ale.  It is seasoned with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves ad allspice.  Yum! There was a pumpkin coffee flavored ale too.  They were fabulous and I love the bottles.  Thanks to my sweet daughter, Allie, for bringing them over.   This weekend, I got to have lunch with

A Face in My Floor, Cheesecake, and Tim Burton ATCs

 Sometimes your eyes or mind open and you see things you have never seen before..... This past week, I noticed a face in one of the boards on my floor.  I did a rubbing of it with a Stabilo pencil on some copy paper and created this card (it is a case of a card by  Stamperrobin at SCS  - she had fairies and magical elements - my magical element is that I found a face in my floor - lol).   Since it is T-day somewhere in the world I have my drink picture of the week and am joining the T -day crew at Elizabeth's blog.   Happy T-day friends! The mug is Dunoon China. One day, I got a speck of watercolor paint in hubby's coffee cup and he refused to use it again....  So I saw this mug or one like it on a post by Valerie (one of the T-gang).  I ordered it for him to replace the one I "ruined." He has finally decided to drink out of it after leaving it  on the mantel for 8 months. Have you ever had a week so bad you knew that only cheesecake could fix it?  That was my week la

Shadowcaster Porter, Snacks, and Lots of Art

 Cheers and happy T-day to everyone, but especially to the T-day gang at Elizabeth's Blog .  This porter tastes wonderful to me, but I had a few people try it and they hated it. It has a rich deep dark beer taste with strong chocolate and coffee flavors.  I will buy it again.  I love the name of the brewing company and it is local.  This past week, my daughter Crystal and I did a charcuterie tray for our bunco group. We love making them.  I really wanted to make it because I wanted to make that meat rose in the middle after watching a tutorial on TikTok - isn't it funny how something like that sticks in your head?  It went well with the yummy salads my sister, Sharon, made for the night.  A made a little art this week as well.  I have a spread for Neet's Type Theme at **Art*Journal*Journey* - it was going to be spooky but it took a turn and ended up hauntingly sad instead.  Funny how that happens....  The images are all DRS Designs, the stencil is Andy Skinner, and the back

Books, Cookies, Drinks, and Art

Been a busy week already and it is only Monday (or Tuesday if you are in the T-Gang  - we celebrate Tuesday if it is Tuesday anywhere in the world).  A bit of stress relief here - 4 new books from the library and a Bud Light Blue Raspberry Selzer.  The Girl in the Walls is a ghost story of some type so you know it will be the first one read!  The ghost stories last week were my favorite - although, Beach House for Rent was really fun.  Happy T-day to all my friends who meet up at Elizabeth's (Altered Book Lover Blog) each Monday/Tuesday.  We would love to have you come join us.  All you have to do is share something drink related - could be a movie, a book, your favorite drink of the week (any type), art, billboards, signs, quotes, etc.  If you look at my picture above you see how easy it is.  Sharing some cookie pictures from the party my sweet friend Rachel threw for her daughter's 1st birthday.  They were soooo good!  I ate 1/2 of a rainbow one since I had a cupcake too - h