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Kitchen Gnomes, Sharks, Cake, and a Crown

Today is Wednesday but I am pretending it is Tuesday so I am can join in Elizabeth's T-Day Linky Party - those girls are so fun and I don't want to miss checking in with them and their drink related posts.  Two trips to the car dealership and the post office stold my blog time yesterday.....thankfully everything is fixed and mailed now.

Stressful week to say the least so I am starting with my drink!  Double shot of Crown Black - that tells you how stressed things have been because I don't do Crown much and rarely a double shot and I didn't even mix in Sprite.  Used hubby's deer glass as it makes it taste better - lol.

Did my last page for Elle's **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY* May theme of "Language."  It is also for Mike Deakin's Mission Inspiration May Mini-Theme on Facebook which is Haiku.  

It works for Language as Haikus are part of Language and I used cooking terms as well.  The design was also inspired by this week's's Featured Stamper Aimslee - THIS is her card that inspired me.  

The base is DOX in Spiced Marmalade, then water splashes, and then sponged circles.  The gnomes and acrylic dots are from Close to My Heart, and my Aunt made me the kitchen accessories on her Cricut.  The Haiku is based on my crafting, cooking and blogging spot - my Kitchen Counter.  

Of course, I also made a few cards this week.  DRS Designs just came out with a fun Push-Pin Stamp and a note stamp to go with it.  I couldn't wait to play with that pin.  All the other stamps I used are DRS Designs as well.  My crafting  Aunt had a crop at her house this weekend and she gave me a new bottle of Silver Stickles.  Of course, I used it on both these cards - lol.  Thanks Aunt Joan!  Lots of laughs, lots of creations, and way too much good food (gained a pound). 

Hope your week has not be stressful, and hope this next week is better for us all. 




  1. Sorry you had a stressful time on Tuesday, you deserved your drink after all that! Beautiful journal page, great idea, and thanks for linking to Elle's challenge at AJJ. The cards are, as always, gorgeous! Have a great day, drink lots of coffee, stay happy! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Oh, what a cute journal page! Love the little chefs and their cooking instructions. That’s a wonderful Haiku! They aren’t always easy to write but they sure can be fun. The cards are great. That push pin stamp is so cute! A little glitz is always a delight.

  3. Your art is always creative. And I love the beautiful and cheerful card as well.

  4. Never heard of your drink, but: Cheers, relax!

    Love your page. Schneebesen (whisk) comes to mind ;-)

    And wee. My shark from Wilhelmshaven says hello. He works as a pin-cushion for my sewing machine now.
    SO far the week has been crazy, but let´s hope for the best, shall we. Hugs from here.

  5. Loving your cards and cooking themed journal page. The card with the cake is my favorite. I think it is because of the splattered background. It reminds me of funfetti cake.
    Love that deer glass of your husbands. Tis the season for busyness. It seems like everyone I know is going through a period of overload. Hope that you are able to get everything accomplished.
    Happy Tea Day,

  6. Goodness Nancy, I'm a bit late to the party. I am sorry you are so stressed that you couldn't join us yesterday. It sounds like you got a new car, though.

    I love those cards. They are so cute and those sharks are amazing. I also love your language journal entry. I have never been able to do haiku. Created one years ago and it took me three days to create it. Talk about STRESS!!! I loved yours, though. You decorated it so beautifully, too. Thanks for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey using Elle's theme.

    You really did have a lot of stress yesterday, but I sure like that glass that belongs to your husband. It's beautiful. I've never had Crown Black, but I'm not one to drink much alcohol. Thanks for sharing your impressive cards, your journal page, and your Crown Black with us for T this Wednesday. BTW, I checked out Aimeslee's card and truthfully cannot see how it inspired you to create that journal page. You saw something I didn't, that's for sure.

  7. Those little chefs! Such a cute page and love the language of cooking, plus the haiku poem. Also love your cards. Thanks for joining me for the Language theme at Art Journal Journey this month Elle xx

  8. That is a great looking glass! Sorry about the stressful week. Hoping it's going much better now. Wonderful cards and journal page. Happy belated T Day!

  9. Sorry it's been a tough week but I am glad you joined us at T stands for Tuesday. Hope that drink relaxed you! It would me-smile. And I'm glad your back with your kitchen gnomes. What a fun page Nancy. It works for Elle's language challenge. And kitchen language is a great kind of language. Your cards are adorable too. I especially like the sharks. Thanks for joining us at AJJ. Happy long weekend ahead to. Hugs-Erika

  10. I had a super stressful day yesterday as well...I get the double shot. It was a couple beers for me instead. I agree anything in a fancy glass makes it taste better. :)
    I love your journal page and the shark card made me smile!
    Happy T day

  11. Some days are enough to drive us to a little tipple :)
    love your cards and journal page. I must admit the sharks did it for me :)

  12. What a cute journal page an cards!
    The constant rain is stressful for me, but i hope this will be over again soon!
    Hava good weekend, hug Elke

  13. Such a fabulous glass Nancy, sorry to hear you had a stressful day.
    A super journal page, I like the fun little chefs and your great background. Your cards are fabulous, I especially like the shark one, a great idea.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  14. Sorry you had such a stressful time, hope things are much better now and I'd happily join you for a "wee dram" as my dad would say 😉. That's a lovely glass too! Your cards are fabulous, the shark one really made me smile! Happy T Day wishes! Hugs, Jo x

  15. I hope you have de-stressed by now - love the deer glass. Your food page is brilliant and perfect for AJJ. You made some great cards too - love those sharks! Belated Happy T Day, Chrisx

  16. I had to look up Crown Black as I had never heard of it. It's a Canadian whiskey. I'm sorry to hear your week was That stressful. I hope things have calmed down a bit for you.
    Your cards are great. I like the one with the sharks.
    Happy belated T-Day,

  17. I just love those Gnomey Chefs. How cute are they and how good do they look on that page of yours. A great idea for the AJJ challenge.
    Your post has so many lovely things on it - I have envy for your hubbies glass - how fantastic is that, I can well understand why you think the drink tastes better in it (although I have no idea what Crown Black is (is it whisky? That goes with the glass to me)
    And I just love your cards - that killer whale card - what a fabulous image and idea that is.
    Hugs, Neet xx

    1. Neet, Crown Black is Crown Royal Black label Canadian Whisky - the only whisky I like - lol. Thanks for your comments and visit as always! Hugz


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