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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 last week.... sick family members, sick work team members, a lot of work, had to get a new dryer, library books were due and I wasn't done with them, etc....  My favorite chocolate chip cheesecake did make me feel better - HERE is the recipe if you are interested.  

We could not find the springform pan so it had to go in my oval dish.  We change out the cocoa, sugar and graham crackers in the crust for Oreo cookies (we take half the insides out).  Hope I don't have that craving again soon - I gained 2 lbs this weekend!

It was Tim Burton celebration week in the town of Wetumpka which is very close to our house.  That is where they filmed the Big Fish, and the town feels that the movie turned them around and made them better.  They wanted to celebrate Tim. There was a giant cake, Tim Burton Trivia contests at the restaurants, a showing of the Big Fish in the Alley (it is a park between a few buildings), and most the downtown store fronts decorated their windows in his honor.  I decided to join in and make some Tim Burton-themed ATCS.

Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas and Emily from Corpse bride - the backgrounds are Ink Spray Smash (ISS), I drew the characters, and the words are from another Tim - Tim Holtz. 
The next two ATCs are made using stamps I thought worked for my Big Fish tribute (the trees are Penny Black and the fish is River City Rubber Works Big Ugly Bass - updated after I looked it up). 
I attempted to draw the cat from Tim's version of  Alice in Wonderland  - it didn't come out too great, but with these words, it kind of redeems itself don't you think?
I coated each card with Versamark and 2 layers of Ranger Clear Embossing Powder.  

We are watching the storm and are hoping we don't have a lot of damage. I feel awful for those that did have damage.  I go between hurting for them and the people in Afghanistan.  Depressing stuff.  Where is that cheesecake....


  1. Now I'm going to have to look all over my house to find any faces that appear in my floors. I can't do rubbings, though, because the floors are sanded and finished with polyurethane. I love your found face.

    best... mae at

  2. I know, this past week was full of all kinds of turmoil. I can see why you wanted cheesecake. And it looks yummy. I like your mug too. My husband would love one like that. And boy, that was magic that you found that face on your wood floor. It is pretty amazing. Your ATC's are lots of fun too. You certainly made a tribute statement with them. Nice! Hope this week goes better for you, and have a wonderful T day. hugs-Erika

  3. You are so creative, Nancy, to see the face on your floor, and then make a rubbing of it. And it does look like a face! How cool! I don't recognize the stamp as one of River City's, but it might be. I used to love looking at all their images online, then go to their place, it was a big red barn! They made the stamps in one part and then, on one side you could purchase them and they had a place for classes, too. So sad they are gone. I wish I had more of their stamps. Like I don't have enough! LOL All your creations are wonderful as usual. Chocolate Chip cheese cake sounds too good to be true. Happy T Day!

  4. wow what a collection of art work, your floorboard rubbing is really spooky, I love it. Oh my word that cheesecake looks delish ♥ ant those ATC's are amazing :)

  5. I was amazed by that rubbing you created. What an unusual face, too. I love your ATCs, although I am not a big fan of Tim Burton. Not that I don't like him, I just have never watched anything he was in. I have two River City Rubber fish. One is perch and the other is carp. However, they are larger than ATC size and they are full fish. It DOES look a bit like one of theirs, though. Three friends and I got to see how the they make the rubber stamps sold in the barn. They gave us a tour of the shop, which is separate from the building (red barn) where the three sisters used to live. I was sick when they went out of business. I loved their stamps and I don't say that very often.

    Your husband's new mug is beautiful. I hope he enjoys it, because it sounds like you went to a lot of trouble finding it for him. Thanks for sharing your ATCs, your rubbing, your cheesecake, and your husband's new mug with us for T this Tuesday, dear.

  6. I can't believe you found a face on your floor and created a card from it, you are so creative. I love the mug and your cheesecake looks rather yummy, I probably put on a couple of pounds just looking at it! It sounds like everyone in your area had a great week with all of the celebrations and you have created a super collection of ATCs.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  7. Lots of beautiful art, today, and I love the face in the floor, really magical! The new mug is lovely, but men are sometimes strange, aren't they!? I've sometimes dipped my brush in my coffee cup or drunk from my water post while painting - of course, by accident, but nothing happened to me! And I will be dreaming of your cheese cake all day! Hugs, Valerie

  8. Cool eye and weee, Hubby would LOVE that mug!!!

    My cheesecake is a pizza, oh sorry you had so much crap!

    I have The Nightmare Before Cristmas on my swing :-)

    Oh, the cat! My Bro and I were in Alice in Wonderland- restaurant on our Mum´s last holiday.
    Sad... so sad she is gone, but those are sweet memories.

    Nature and politics suck big this year.
    And we cannot help it. So... smile? Have a happy T-Day!

  9. I totally understand your cheesecake moments. Sometimes the world sucks. (Somebody once said: It's good the world sucks, or we'd all fall off!)
    That mug is really special. Spitfires deserve to be remembered.
    I love your 'face' that you found on the floor.
    I confess I had to Google Tim Burton. We live a very sheltered life in a remote village in rural Spain and we don't have tv and we don't go to the cinema and don't like horror films. But it was interesting to read about his success and I can well imagine it has done the town of Wetumpka a lot of good.
    I continue to think of and pray for the people in the way of hurrican Ida and the woman of Kabul.
    Happy T-Day,

  10. how cool to find a face on your flooring and that you got a rubbing of it too!
    Sorry you had such a bad week, but oh that cheesecake does look delicious-thanks for the recipe:)
    Glad you were able to find another mug for hubby- and that he is finally using it too.
    Love your ATCS- especially the first two- great stamps. Have a great new week, and happy T day!

  11. Yes I have faces in my floor too. So fun to find them. I have never been a cheese cake person but this looks so good. Sorry about your week. Wonderful ATCs too. Keep your chin up and wishing you a better week.

  12. Cheesecake is always a good idea đŸ˜‰. Loving your floor rubbing, that's a great face! Your ATCs are wonderful too and I'm glad your hubby decided to use his mug too, we have a real spitfire installed by the lake where we live as they used to be made near here. My heart goes out to those affected by the hurricane too! Sending you Happy T Day wishes and enjoy that cheesecake! Hugs Jo x

  13. Now I want to find a fae in our wood floors, too! I do like the card that you made of it, it looks fantastic. I also like your ATCs a lot - there's a lot of creativity going on in your house! And sometimes you just have to eat cheesecake (did you know that calories added over a weekend don't count? ;)

  14. Wow that floor rubbing is amazing, now I want to go check all my floors lol. And I adore your Tim Burton ATCs, they are all gorgeous and I really love the Cheshire Cat! Pass the cheesecake, and happy T day Elle xx

  15. The cheesecake looks and sounds delicious! Chocolate chip cheesecake it a favorite in our household. I love the rubbing that you did on your floorboard. SO creative. and I love the painting of the Cheshire cat. A perfect likeness!
    Happy Tea Day,

  16. Wow the face turned out very cool. Yum to cheesecake, that was a wonderful solution to a crummy week. The Cheshire cat and his big toothy grin made me smile :) Enjoy your week!

  17. Definitely a face on your floor!! Cool!
    If I wasn't counting carbs--cheesecake was a favorite of mine, but never had one with chocolate chips--yummm!
    Really great ATCs! Have a great rest of your week. :)

  18. As a kid I loved to look for faces in wood grain of doors and patterns on the floor. (I still do ) Cheesecake sounds like the perfect way to put a dumpster fire week behind you. I love your Cheshire cat. Purrfect. Happy T Day

  19. Now I want cheesecake lol. Looks yummy but not sure my hips will take it lol. Nancy you are so talented. Who would think to take a rubbing of their floor and create a masterpiece. Love, love love it and yes I can see the face. I love the ATCs too…such fun. The cat one cracks me up. You also have the coolest mugs and poor Kenny. Make sure you don’t put gel medium in it. Sorry you had a bad week and yes the news is depressing at present. Keep safe and well. Sending hugs from Oz jx

  20. I've never had that kind of cheesecake, but _any_ kind of cheesecake is a step in the right direction :) I especially like your Big Fish ATCs. Such a good movie.

  21. Wow! The floor rubbing is totally AWESOME Nancy!! I never thought to do that and yes...I have seen faces in weird places like that, but didn't think to make them into art!! Your ATCs are amazing friend and wish I could join you for some cheesecake!! LOL!! Sending hugs

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  23. All the art work on your blog is wonderful...but now you have me hungry for cheesecake~!

  24. Stunning art Nancy! I love that face in the floor, it's amazing and the cute smiling cat is so fun, perfect sentiment! The cheesecake looks delicious too, yum! Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs, Tammy

  25. Finding a face on your floor is interesting and it definitely made a fabulous card. I love your other designs, too. Yummy looking cheesecake, too.


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