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Grandson Time, A Rainbow, Lemon Loaf Tea, and a Happy Pig

Sunday, I had the best time with my favorite crafting buddy - my Grandson Lewis (age almost 6).  He and is brother, Hollis, spent the morning with me.   Lewis made 13 "cards" which is what he calls any art he makes at my house.  He was channeling the Try it on Tuesday  Rainbow theme - I didn't mention it to him but he drew me a rainbow and I added it to my Journal and am linking it up to TioT.  

I added in a picture of Lewis and the words we said when he handed me the rainbow.  He used a Stabilo pencil and some markers to make his rainbow.  So precious - may be my favorite page in my art journal.  

Here is another creation he made:

This is a man driving  car with smoke coming out.  He loves the Stabilo pencil and water.  He also cut this out himself.  I think he did a great job on this car.  

I also got a special treat from my youngest daughter who snuck a fun new mug in my cabinet.  She is a Thrift Store addict and she found this fun speckled mug - I love speckled dishes (and art -  LOL).

It was thoughtful and fun.  I sipped some Tazo Glazed Lemon Loaf tea in it (one of my favorite dessert teas).  Linking this to Elizabeth's  T stands for Tuesday party since I had so much fun visiting everyone last week.  

One last creation to share - I made this a few weeks ago and forgot to post it. It is too cute and fun not to share.  


Made a mask and sponged on some distress oxides to make the background.  Added the happy pig and sentiment from DRS Designs.  Since we all know that balloon could not hold up his healthy weight, I added in some wings from one of the bee images.  

Thank you for visiting!

Hugz,

Nancy





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  1. Having your grandson join you sounds like a real crafting treat!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  2. Your grandson is quite the artist. (I wonder who he gets it from?) I can imagine your rainbow page will be your favorite for a long time to come. It would be a great scrapbook page (if you did scrapbooking).
    Bee happy to you too!
    Have a lovely T-Day,
    Hugs,
    Lisca

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  3. I LOVE that journal page made by your grandson! What a treasure to have that rainbow with the words documented. How much fun you must have together creating art.
    That mug is a lovely surprise from your daughter.
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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  4. What a joy it must be to have your grandson art with you. He is quite creative- the car is fantastic, and I love how you showcased his rainbow!
    Your tea sounds lovely and what a sweet gesture to slip a new mug for you to find in your cabinet. Bee happy- yes, how could one not be happy seeing this cute card:) Happy T day!

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  5. I love Lewis' rainbow. How fun to craft with your grandsons Nancy. I love how you made a page out of it and added the quotes. It will be great to look back on this when he is older. And be happy card really made me smile. How sweet of your daughter to sneak in that mug. That must have been a surprise, and a very good one indeed. Thanks for joining us at Try It on Tuesday with that fun rainbow, and hope you're having a nice T day too. Hugs-Erika

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  6. I have that very mug! It was a Mothers Day gift one year when the kids were little :) Happy T Tuesday

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  7. How fun having your grandson make art with you. Awesome job. Love the bee happy card. Great image. Happy T Day

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  8. I love that pig. Have fun with you grandson.

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  9. What a fabulous page! I love how you used the drawing of the rainbow, it must hold such happy memories and it's a lovely way to keep it safe along with the photos - perfect 😁. The piggy card made me smile too - perfect! Happy T Day wishes! Hugs, Jo x

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    1. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday too! Hugs, Jo x

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  10. That is very beautiful and fun post!!!the drawing is great the rainbow with grandson card!!!
    Happy day, hug Elke

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  11. It must have been a joy to craft all day with your grandson. His rainbow and car are very cleverly created. Is he a chip off the old block? I can tell you are proud of him.

    Your pig card is adorable and I immediately thought of the adage "when pigs fly" when I saw the image.

    Your daughter knows you well. That is a beautiful mug and fits your artistic style, too. I like Tazo brand and I love lemon, too. Thanks for sharing your awesome art and your new mug and tea with us for T this Tuesday, dear Nancy.

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  12. It sounds like you had a wonderful time with your Grandsons, it's so nice that you are able to spend some quality time with them, such a super photograph.
    Your mug is fabulous, a lovely treat from your daughter and I love the fun pig on your cute card.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  13. Wonderful art from Lewis, and a great card Nancy. I love anything speckled too ;-) That's a fab mug.
    Happy midweek,
    Alison xx

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  14. Hi Nancy, I’m late getting around everyone after spending two hours in line with steve for his vaccine, awful organisation as usual but he feels fine, our DIL said not to plan anything when you have the second dose just in case.
    How lovely to craft with your GS, our youngest was making a card for his aunt last Sunday, anything they make is special, I keep everything, ha,ha, as if I don’t have enough clutter.
    I love your new mug, very pretty, I only like breakfast tea with milk, I used to drink lemon tea years ago , I should start again to use some of the lemons from our tree!
    Have a lovely week Nancy, so lovely to see you again.
    Jan x

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  15. Lovely. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

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  16. Oh how I miss those days of crafting with my grandchildren. I think I had more fun than they did.
    Great sharing here.
    And Nancy, thank you for ALL the wonderful comments on my card at Split Coast...You made my day this morning when I opened my computer and looked at my mail. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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  17. A lovely post Nancy, and that is a precious rainbow page and what a thoughtful grandson to make you a rainbow. He's definitely a budding artist, the car looks great. Love the flying pig card, such fun. Enjoy your new mug from your daughter - very thoughtful.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday,
    Avril xx

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