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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 Journey.  This one has an old vintage belt buckle from my Great Grandmother's sewing basket.
The watercolor stripes were inspired by the Peruvian Connection which was the inspiration sitee for the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers this weekend.  I picked THESE great striped sheets.  The people are all TH Dolls and the words are Tim's as well. 

Before I go, I wanted to share some of the ATCs I made and received for Elizabeth's 8 year anniversary of T-day celebration.  I shared a few of these already but not sure which ones so here they all are again. I got all mixed up on who to send ATCs to and ended up sending and receiving them from 3 of our fun T-day gang: Dagar, Mia, and CJ. I got the ATC bug after this and have joined in a number of fun swaps.  All thanks to Elizabeth. 

I made this one with playing card, tissue, and an embossing folder.  The words are drink related and I have a 8 brad and an 8 tucked in under the left lady's arm.  
This one was also made with an embossing folder and a card and was done a Number 8 playing card.  This one went to Mia. 
This is what Mia sent me.  So fun!  We should all be us bravely!!!!
This is what I received from CJ - she really had fun with the 8 theme and her lovely kitties!
Dagmar drew some fun drinks and sent a fab card with one of her art pieces. 
Here is the last ATC I made - I used Stamperia paper, some embossing, a bit of texture paste to make the 8.  
If you are still with me after this long post, I hope you are having a wonderful week!  




  1. Hi Nancy! Love the party you made for our grandson, it looks such fun, I'm sure he was delighted! Your card is fabulous, too, great design! You sent and received some beautiful ATCs. And you made a wonderful vintage page for AJJ, great that you still had that old buckle. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  2. That sewing basket sounds like a real treasure chest. So great for collage art.

    best... mae at

  3. Hi Nancy, a great party and food, my GS loves lego too. I’m really into Havarti cheese,
    Lovely ATCs you’ve received and made and how lovely to use the buckle on your vintage page, it’s gorgeous.
    Happy T day
    Jan x

  4. What a fun looking party. Glad you were able to attend. The art is just lovely. Nice you used GG belt buckle. Have a nice day today.

  5. So many beautiful ATCs, loving all the different designs especially the Stamperia one - perfect 😀. What fun party food, the presentation is fabulous! Wishing you a Happy T Day! Hugs Jo x

  6. That snack spread was a great idea, appealing to young and not-so-young alike :) I enjoyed seeing all the ATCs. Happy T Tuesday!

  7. That looks like such a fun party. I love the little Lego people and of course now I have an ear worm from the Lego Movie: Everything is awesome when you work on a team! 😺Lovely vintage page. I'm so glad I don't have to wear all the falderol like the woman on your page. ATCs fun to make and fun to receive. Happy T Day

  8. Hi Nancy-the food spread looks wonderful for the party and loved the lego theme too-I just finished watching a lego championship on the tv-pretty cool builds.
    Love your art, and enjoyed seeing the atc's you received. Happy T wishes Kathy

  9. Wow! Fantastic art as always Nancy, and the party food looks amazing! What a great idea!

  10. I can't believe how much you put into that Lego inspired birthday party for your GS. It must have been quite a big success, too.

    LOVE that vintage journal page you created for Wendy's theme at Art Journal Journey. Those must be new paper dolls, because I haven't seen them and I have two sets. Those are great looking sheets, too. Very chic.

    So glad you caught the ATC bug. Maybe we should have an ATC swap in the future. All of yours are beautiful. I love how you positioned the lady on the 8, too.

    And of course, I fell in love with that card you created to share with us for T. Thanks for sharing the Lego party, the journal page, the various ATCs, and the lovely brew card with us for T this Tuesday, dear Nancy.

  11. That is an impressive platter with the Legos Nancy. What a great idea for his party. and I am loving the ATC's as well as your brewtiful card. That looks like a fun set. Your page for AJJ is great too. You really did well putting all those TH people together and getting them to look like they belong together. The sewing box buckle looks beautiful on there also. Thanks for joining Wendy's theme. Hope you are having a great T day and not working too hard. Hugs-Erika

  12. Wow! That party looks like it was lots of creative fun both to prepare and attend! Really lovely projects from the card, to the AJ page...beautifully Vintage and the collection of ATCs are amazing! Thanks for the inspiration fun friend!

  13. A fabulous page for my theme on Art Journal Journey, love that you used your grandmas old buckle. The cake is brilliant and you have made some lovely ATCs as well. Thank you for sharing with us on Art Journal Journey.

  14. SO many beautiful pieces of art! I especially liked the journal page and that couple.
    A lego party is perfect for a 6 year old. Loved the tray that was put together. It looks like something that my boys would love.
    Happy Tea Day,

  15. All treasures and so wonderfully done. Thank you for sharing!

  16. You might of had a busy week Nancy but you still managed to fit in lots of super craft makes. A lovely card, a great CAS design and the charcuterie tray is fabulous, such a fun idea.
    A wonderful collection of ATCs both received and made and you used pretty papers and a beautiful image for your journal page, the buckle finishes it perfectly.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  17. Lovely vintage page, and love the ATCs as well.

  18. Nancy great charcuterie board and love the LEGO theme. Happy birthday to your DGS. Our poppets would have loved the theme. I love your vintage journal page and so special to include a memento out of your grandmother’s sewing basket. Your ATCs and card are awesome. Happy week. Take care. Hugs from Oz jx

  19. Fun post. Back in the day (here) there were no themed birthday parties, you did a great, fun job, also with your art!
    Belated happy T-Day.

  20. Great idea to make a Lego themed charcuterie board! I loved seeing all the different ATCs as well as your art journal page.

  21. Beautiful artwork, Nancy. I love how you used your great grandma's belt buckle from her basket in your art journal page. Amazing! I have to say the Lego chocolate looked good!

  22. What a great idea to have a Lego themed charcuterie board. As you say, both adults and children would find something to their liking. Well done. (Can I come round, or has it all gone now?)
    Your ATCs are wonderful. You certainly have got the bug! They are such fun to do (and to exchange and to collect).
    I'm sorry to be late again, but as I've mentioned before, we are not home on a Tuesday and I can't get to my computer.
    Happy belated T-Day,

  23. What a lot of fun your birthday party looks, and I love your journal page, the background and the buckle, and I really love your ATCs. I made ATCs this year for my 100 day project and I really loved it. Happy T Day! Elle/EOTC xx

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