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Spoils of War, Sunflowers, and a Bit of Encouragement

It is Tuesday and time to share drink related fun with the T-day gang over at Elizabeth's Altered Book Lover Blog.  At this watering hole, we share our water, wine, tea, coffee, and other drinks, along with snips from our life, in a post each week. We welcome everyone as long as you have something related to drink in your post. 

I love when I find something unusual, fun, and really good to drink. I found this great beer at a coffee shop in downtown Montgomery, Alabama.  Spoils of War by Southern Prohibition Brewing   It is a dark milk stout with hints of maple, brown sugar, molasses, and burnt marshmallows.  I love it  (bought three of them even though they were pricey), but I can't find anywhere else around here that sells it and the coffee shop owner has no idea where she got it... isn't that always the case?  The beer name, the brewery name, and the art work are even cool. I think this can could inspire some fun art - anyone game with me in trying to create an inspired Art Journal Page, ATC, or card?

I was inspired to buy some new stamps at Technique Junkies after seeing THIS fabulous Paris card by my friend Susan over at I bought the Paris Winter Watercolor, a vintage stamp image, and two sunflower images.  I played with the sunflowers the last few days.

This one was for the Featured Stamper Challenge at where I cased THIS card by Cindy H.  I was inspired by her inky background and embossed sentiment.  
Here is another one using the other sunflower and vintage stamp images I purchased.  The sentiment on both cards is from Red Lead Paperworks.  Some encouraging words we probably all need right now.

This art journal page is my last entry in Valerie's **Art*Journal*Journey* Spring theme.  The sentiment is from Word Art Wednesday.  Some powerful and encouraging words. 

Wishing you a fabulous T-day!



  1. You have some fabulous art today Nancy, including the beer can. That beer does sound good, and it's too bad the coffee shop doesn't know where it came from. But at least you can enjoy your 3 and keep your eyes open for more. Those sunflowers are fabulous. You could link any of them up to the flower challenge at Try It on Tuesday. We would love to have you. And those sunflowers are great images too. Thanks for linking up to Art Journal JOurney for Valerie's challenge. What are you thinking for that can challenge you mentioned? Have a great T day and week ahead. Hugs-Erika

  2. Hmmm, that beer sounds super-yummy! And looks very cool, too.
    Sad I bet we cannot get it here. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy :-)

    Love the cards and quotes. Yes, get up after the last fall.
    Have a yummy, happy T-day, hugz

  3. Good morning, enjoyed seeing your art, and that is an unusual label for beer-pretty neat. Happy T wishes Kathy

  4. Celebrating both sunflowers and spring looks like a challenge, since sunflowers are really summer blooms. Your images are pretty.

    best… mae at

  5. Have I not mentioned that stout is the ONLY beer I like? This has my mouth watering and it isn't even 8 am here! I love the sound of it.

    Your sunflowers are amazing. I think these are great stamps. I have a sunflower stamp, but it is nothing like these beauties you bought. I also like how you used postage stamps, too. The journal page is beautiful and perfect for Valerie's theme at Art Journal Journey. Thank you so much for sharing all your art and that stout beer with us for T this Tuesday. I'll give more info next week on the napkin swap.

  6. What a fabulous beer! I would be inspired to create an art journal page with you based on the can 😀. So many beautiful sunflower creations too - perfect! Happy T Day! Hugs Jo x

  7. Fab art Nancy! I do like your cards and the one your friend made too, the Paris card. I love the beer can such interesting names you find. Happy T Day! Elle/EOTC xx

  8. Fantastic play with the sunflower and those luscious colors! That beer sounds quite interesting. labels are always a fun addition. Happy T day!

  9. Fabulous cards and love, love the journal page for my challenge, thanks so much! Your beer has a fun name, enjoy! I bought new washi tapes this week, they are soooo pretty. Happy T Day, Hugs, Valerie

  10. What a shame the coffee shop can't source the beer for you :( I love your sunflowers :) Happy T Tuesday!

  11. Yes, the beer looks like a great inspiration for sure!! I am loving your beautiful makes here with the flowers and your wonderful backgrounds that you were inspired from! The sentiments are perfect and wonderful Nancy! Thanks for sharing your stunning inspiration my friend!

  12. That beer sounds lovely. I love stout.
    You have created some fabulous art. And of course the sunflowers are for Ukraine.
    Love the journal page.
    Happy T-Day,

  13. I love this art and the beer. It's a beer Tuesday. LOL have a great day.

  14. Awesome cards you created. I enjoy all those flavors that make up that beer especially burnt marshmallow, but I don't care for beer. Fun beer name and graphics on the can, too. I did a search and the brewery is in Hattisburg, MS and they are undergoing renovations to their tap room. Southern Prohibition Brewing Happy T Day!

    1. CJ thanks for including that link. I may have to go visit them! All their beer names sound super fun!!!!

  15. Nancy, this is some beautiful art you are showing us today. I especially like the card with the old barn in the background and the flowers in front. The sunflower stanps are gorgeous and you used them so well. What a fabulous art journal spread - such lovely colors. Yellow and pinkish hues are such a beautiful combination.

  16. Beautiful use of the sunflower stamp! I love your colorful backgrounds.
    Such a cool can!
    Happy Tea Day,

  17. I always love your work, Nancy. Lovely journal page and fabulous cards. Isn't it fun to be inspired by new stuff? :) Happy T day.

  18. Nancy, your cards and journal pages are fabulous!
    Like you when I saw your friend, Susan's card at splitocast ...I really did a double take!
    What a fabulous card she made. I have some lady stamps ...It might inspire me too to make some cards using them. My card would be the show stopper hers was...
    Hope you are having a good week.!

  19. Beautiful cards and a fabulous page that you have linked to Valerie's theme at AJJ, thank you for sharing. The sunflower images look awesome

  20. Your sunflower art is simply stunning Nancy! The stout looks very interesting too!

  21. such beautiful sunflowers and great splashes of colour ♥


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