Skip to main content

Tea, an "Old Love Letter", Etcetera...

 Happy T Day!

Linking to the T is for Tuesday party at Elizabeth's and I have two tickets!

I drink coffee every morning, but this morning I just couldn't do it.  I wanted Licorice Spice tea but it has no caffeine so I mixed it with Earl Grey.  The mixture is wonderful!  Having it in a Mom mug - a Mother's Day gift from several years ago.  I found this mug at my daughter's house the other day - many of my dishes end up there somehow.....

Also sharing a card with a fun wine in the background.  The card is super CAS - just playing with different combinations of this new silhouette fisherman image and other stamps.  The wine (on the right side along with some cookies) was gift from my daughters. 

I did some Art Journaling with weekend since I was all by myself most the time (hubby is with his brother out of town) and could do what I wanted.  

I wrote a pretend letter to Evan from Virginia. Evan went off to fight in the Spanish American War - thank God it was a short one because they had only been married 6 months, she was pregnant, and it was time for crop planting which she knew nothing about. I love writing with India Ink - so fun and seemingly romantic.  Linking this to **Art*Journal*Journey* where Elle chose language as our May theme.  Letters have lots of language and Virginia used a lot of of it in this love letter to Evan.  LOL.

Also did a page for the May Mission Impossible Theme on Facebook - the theme is about looking for the light in darkness (so much better said on the challenge).  I decided to do my page focusing on the movie Hidden Figures (one of my favorites).  I have a space theme since they worked at NASA, lots of numbers, some smart and pretty girls, and a quote to underscore their bravery and intelligence.  Those three girls and many like them were shining lights for so many people - chokes me up every time I think about it.  
Two more cards to share before I go.  I love this first one as I am a huge fan of wreaths.  Cutting out all those billiard balls wasn't easy, but I love how it looks!!!!

This is the Mother's Day card I made for my Sister-in-law.  She is going through some some tough times right now. 
The book page in the background is from Beauty in the Beast (old garage sale find).   

I did walk around downtown Prattville with my youngest daughter this weekend - surprisingly I actually took a few pictures.

A fun picture outside Uncle Mick's Cajun Restaurant.

My food selection - Tilapia and Crab Au Gratin.  
They have the prettiest garbage cans!
Off to see what everyone else has posted this week!  Hope you had a good week!




  1. You have made some beautiful art this week, Nancy, and I love it all. Had to smile at the frog trying to choke the bird! And your romantic letter page for AJJ is fabulous, what a great idea! And I love the page with the 'shining lights' - don't hide your light under a bushel! Love those flowery garbage bins, great idea. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  2. Wow Nancy, such a great selection of art again. I love the idea of a letter for Elle's language challenge. It has been so much fun seeing ideas people have, and this one have to be one of my favorites. And I also like the Hidden Figures page too. I loved the book and the movie. And good thing it is breakfast time because your meal looks delicious. I agree with you about the trash cans. What a great idea. Hope you week is going well. Happy T day and thanks so much joining us for Elle's challenge at AJJ.

  3. So lovely to spend time with your daughter on Mother's Day and that looks like a great mug too! Your pages and cards are beautiful, loving how you incorporated the text and the moon's and stars one is gorgeous 😀. That's a fun sign and wow, that bin is pretty - Happy T Day wishes! Hugs, Jo x

  4. You seem to have enjoyed a great Mother's Day with a few bonus days to follow! I wonder how your dishes manage to migrate to your daughter;s house?

    best... mae at

  5. Nancy, you art is so beautiful. You are lucky to be able to spend time with your daughter. I speak to mine everyday but she live on the other side of the country from me. Have a lovely day.

  6. How creative you've been! I'm hoping things improve soon for your Sister-in-law. That fish dish looks tasty. I don't often see people feature black-eyed peas, but I always enjoy them, yummm! Happy T Tuesday

  7. I had to laugh at your mugs migrating to your daughter's house. There has to be a story there. I love your cards, including the one for your sister-in-law. But that wreath card is out of this world.

    I was especially interested ini the story of the husband and wife. I was surprised to learn you actually wrote that. I was sure it was a vintage letter you found. And your other journal page is beautiful, too. Thanks for sharing your journal page with us using Elle's theme at Art Journal Journey.

    You have a plethora of drinks to chose from including your tea and wine. Thanks for sharing these with us for T this Tuesday.

  8. This comment has been removed by the author.

  9. What a beautiful letter. Did you write it? It feels so genuine. I managed to read most of it.
    The cards are gorgeous. I love the one with the big flower.
    I too had to smile at the mug that migrated! lol.
    The meal and the garbage can both look very lovely (in a different way of course).
    Your tea sounds very interesting. I´m trying to imagine what that would taste like....
    Happy T-Day,

  10. Mixing teas is such a great thing. I do the same and most times I like the taste. Sometimes I end up tossing it. Earl gray has recently become a favorite. Depending on the type it can be so fragrant. And I know what you mean about needing that caffeine!
    Your cards are fabulous but I especially like the birthday one. Yes, fussy cutting can be a lot of work but the final outcome is worth it. Lovely art this week. I also enjoyed your "letter." I agree with you, writing in ink and a fountain or quill pen is certainly romantic.
    Those trash cans are lovely. It didn't even look like a trash bin at first because of the pretty flowers.
    Happy Tea Day,

  11. Fabulous journal pages! The love letter is so great. Your writing even looks old fashioned beautiful. Love that you have the couple on the page with hearts and a butterfly. The page looks full of love. Your Hidden Figures page is just as fab. I love how you created that space background. Everything atop really pops. Your cards are terrific. I especially love the billiard balls wreath.

  12. Nancy I love reading your blog and your process and daily events. So funny that your crockery ends up at your DD’s home. Your art is always. I love love the Mission Inspiration page and the billiard ball wreath and the other creations are also good. How cool to write a love letter...your writing is beautiful. Your photos around your home town are cool. I can see a scrapbook page happening LOL. Thanks for the read. Happy day and hugs from Oz jx

  13. Great works! Love especially the billiard one (table right behind me :-)... time for another game with the hubby).
    The poor froggy! And wow, the flat iron! Beautiful.
    Funny, I feel the same, "having a day off" when Hubby isn´t around!

  14. A super collection of makes and photographs Nancy, I always know that I am going to be entertained with a wide variety of topics and makes when I visit your blog. It sounds like you have discovered a lovely new hot drink and it looks like you had a lovely walk with your daughter.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  15. Lovely cards and I love your Spanish-American war letter page. I am also intrigued by your tea mixture. I really love licorice tea but I have never tried mixing it with earl grey so that's on my to-do list now! Thanks for joining me for the Language theme at Art Journal Journey this month Elle xx

  16. Wonderful art and cards. Your tea mixture sounds good. I may have to give that a try. Happy T Day

  17. What wonderful work that is. I love them all and especially with the handwriting and the nostalgic photo and also the funny frog picture.
    A great posting and with a delicious meal and the pretty flowers on the trash can.
    Have a happy day, hug Eke

  18. Just wonderful and impressive art journal pages, Nancy. Love every piece of them.

  19. A fabulous selection of cards and art journal pages Nancy! I loved the film Hidden Figures too.
    Happy Friday!
    Alison xx

  20. Fabulous cards Nancy! I especially love the love letter page - very clever! I loved 'Hidden Figures' and your page really is a tribute to those ladies at NASA. Pleased you went for meal out - hoping to do that here soon! Belated happy T Day,(I missed this) Chrisxx

  21. The billiard ball card is absolutely fantastic. What a lovely idea and so beautifully done.
    Your other cards were equally good but somehow that one stood out - maybe it was because it was different and men's cards are always that bit difficult.
    Great journal pages too and the stories behind them. The one with all the handwriting on must have taken ages but it is excellent.
    Your fish dinner reminds me of one of myk first meals in America. The chef made a small sample dish for me because I had never heard of that fish then.
    Hugs, Neet xx


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Forest Goodies and Other Projects

 Hello Crafty Friends. I just got the Stamperia Forest Paper and Die Cuts in the mail so I had to play with them right away.   I have a combo creation - journal page and card.  On the journal page I used my 6x6 Dina Wakley Journal and laid a base of gesso.  I then used Dina's pastel crayons and some SU! inks and stamps.  Also added in some TH Dress Ink in Vintage Photo since I don't know how to make anything without it  (seriously).   The eagle is a Stamperia Forest die cut and is coated with gesso.  Did a bit of stenciling and distressing to finish the page off.  I am linking this the the **Art*Journal*Journey* September Texture Theme (last day - can't wait to see what October's Theme will be).  The die cut and the little smears add texture to the already very textured page.   I love the blue and green together and was inspired to made a quick card for my Son-in-law who cut down some tree limbs for us the other day.  The paper in the middle is from the Stamperia Forest

A Martini, Peanut Butter Cupakes, and Art

Hello Friends. Today, I have an ecletic mix of drinks, dessert, and art. First, it's T-day somewhere in the world so time for a drink post which I am linking to Elizabeth's Blog - Altered Book Lover.  Last week we had a work related dinner.  When the waitress asked what I wanted to drink, I had a sudden craving for a martini.  I use to love them, but I guess my tastes have changed because I wasn't a fan.  I was a fan of the chips and dips though! And the day before, I brought my Sister's fabulous peanut butter cupcakes.  Mainly because I was craving them and couldn't ask her to make just one..... Over at **Art*Journal*Journey* Elle picked a theme of Books, Cats, and Tea (you can pick one, two or three of the items).  I did a Bible Journal Page in my Journaling Bible - Luke 13:24-25.  After a layer of Gesso, I took a Sharpie pen and drew the kitty, then the narrow door, and then colored the door with Arteza Brush pens. The verse was written with a Micron pen.  This

Milkshake Malt Porter and a Bit of Art

 Hello friends and Happy T-day. It has been hit or miss with me lately on T-day posts. The remodel of our house next door has taken our mental and physical energy.  I think a few more weeks and things will be on the contractor instead of us.  Hopefully I will be back to normal by then. My Oldest Darling Daughter asked if we wanted to come for dinner Saturday.  Translation:  go to the store with me and we will bring part of dinner to your house and you cook the rest.  While at the store, I saw one 6 pack of this fun milkshake porter so, of course, I bought it.  It smells wonderful (a hint of chocolate and a hit of malt) and has a light creamy taste.  I would definitely buy it again if I see it.  My son-in-law did not like it, but he is more a  Miller Lite fan.  Now if this had been a whiskey, he would have been all over it.  LOL.  Linking this to Elizabeth's blog for the T-party gang. Darling Daughter had tried her hand at dried pintos, and she rocked them (I will begging for a rep