Monday, May 7, 2018

More birthday celebrations


I can't believe my good fortunes.  Even more wonderful friends have sent lovely gifts.  I'm sharing them with you for T this Tuesday.

Back left are gifts from Chris, my coffee, back right gifts from Cindy, and front left are gifts from RO!  Behind my coffee are two paintings by Susi I am still fondling from last week. 

Wonderful things from Chris, which she explained would be late so she could include something from London.  WORTH THE WAIT, Chris.  Tags, tags, tags  depicting France and the world, a hand made tag, some textured cloth, an envelope with real postage stamps, and a card.   She explains how it was made in this blog post. 

These gifts are from my friend RO!  36 sheets of decorated paper, a pad of butterflies, that I envision can be used for journaling, some double sided tape, an adorable birthday card, and a Genius at Work sign.  I can't imagine that is me, but I won't doubt her word (grin).

RO! also pointed me to a blog called Tea Rain Dreams and an artist named Lissa who was having what she called An Unpopular Giveaway, in which she was giving some incredible prizes and I won one.  I got to pick a piece of art valued at up to $40.00.  It is on its way, so you will have to wait until I receive it.  Many of you will recognize the artist who made it.  To say I'm over the moon with happiness is an understatement.  And it's all because of RO! and Lissa.

My final gift is from Cindy.  Note the postage stamps on the envelope.  They were not canceled, but there was a cancellation from Wichita on the envelope.  Not sure where it had been, but it arrived in Wichita last week.  Cindy sent this adorable card and this darling cat postcard.  She told me I could use it in my art or send it on to a friend.  Sorry, Cindy, it's going with my other art, because I love it.

BTW, Cindy and I would like to remind everyone about ICADs or Index Card a Day during June and July.  I haven't decided if I'm going to just make ICADs or both my 4" X 4" (10,16 cm X 10,16 cm) cards and ICADs during those two months.

I had intended for this post to be shorter than it was, but I'm a bit long winded today.  Obviously now it's your turn to join the T party.  You may share photos, a place you visited, movies, postcards, books, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags, teabags, teapots, cups and saucers, mugs, scrapbooking, or any other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, as long as it in some way relates back to a drink, any drink. Regardless, please share below and Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T gang will be by to visit.  Old photos are acceptable because they may be taken any time.




I want to thank all the recent questions people have been asking, and want to reiterate when you ask a question, I will return to YOUR BLOG with the answer, since I realize, if you are like me, you don't have time to return here to see if I've answered it on my blog.

33 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Enjoy all your beautiful gifts! Happy T Day, Valerie

kathyinozarks said...

Enjoy all of those wonderful gifts Elizabeth! Lots of fun items to craft with-hugs Kathy

Lisca Meijer said...

Wow, you certainly have been spoilt! So many lovely gifts. Such beautiful things.
Congratulations on winning the 'unpopular giveaway'. I can't wait to see what you received.
Happy T-Day,
Lisca

CJ Kennedy said...

Wow, such wonderful stuff. Will be fun to see what you make with your new stash.

Birgit said...

Congrats on all these wonderful gifts! Happy birthday to you!!! I love wha5 you received especially that cat postcard

Linda Kunsman said...

so many beautiful gifts from the heart- I love it, and you deserve it Elizabeth. Enjoy! And happy T day-it's good to be back!

My name is Erika. said...

Wow, you did have a fabulous birthday, didn't you? What a lovely collection of surprises. Now too bad I have been lax and totally missed the day! Sorry about that. I need to get my act together I think. :) Hope you have a fabulous T Day my good friend. This is from a not so good friend. :) Hugs-Erika

Rita said...

Happy, happy birthday!! Wonderful gifts from some wonderful people. :)

Dortesjs said...

Great to have good friends, and happy birthday dear

Rike said...

What a wonderful collection of fabulous birthday gifts! You are a lucky one!
I wish you a happy T-Day, dear Elizabeth!
Rike xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What fabulous gifts to share your coffee with Elizabeth and a wonderful prize heading your way. Look forward to seeing what you won.
Happy T Day to one and all.
Creative wishes Tracey xx

Meggymay said...

Wonderful thoughtful gifts from your friends, who know you are going to enjoy using them all. We look forward to seeing what you make. Congratulations on winning as well.
Happy T day wishes.
Yvonne xx
p.s. Thank you for the answer to my question as well.

Sami said...

You have been spoilt with lovely gifts Elizabeth.
Congratulations on your win from Lissa's blog too.

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, so many thoughtful and oh so beautiful birthday gifts 😀. How exciting about your win too, I can't wait to see what you chose - Many Congratulations! Wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😊 x

charlotte kristensen said...

Such a lot of lovely pressies, I cant wait to see what you use them for in your art! And a belated happy birthday, hope spring has finally arrived with you too! Greetings to Bleubeard from Pandora, who is definitely enjoying the warmer weather and watching all those lovely birdies playing outside!!

RO said...

Thank you for the shout out, and I can't tell you how thrilled I am to see all the other goodies you received. Kudos on the win, and like everyone else, I can't wait to see the art from the Lovely Lissa. It speaks volumes to your character to be loved from the US to abroad. Something about you screams kindness, fun and laughter. I'm impressed and happy to know you! Hugs...RO

Caty said...

Very Happy Birthday dear Elizabeth !!! I wish you the best for ever !! Congratulations for all these so beautiful gifts!! Enjoy!! Big big hugs and kisses, Caty

craftytrog said...

Happy T-Day Elizabeth! A wonderful selection of cards for your birthday.
I took part in the ICAD challenge last year, and debating whether to do it again. I probably will ;-)
Alison xxx

Halle said...

How wonderful that your celebration is continuing! Happy T day!

Nancy said...

Enough happy gift mail to keep you happy for a long time! Wonderful. Enjoy.

jinxxxygirl said...

Such lovely Birthday gifts Elizabeth. You are one lucky girl!! Happy T day! Hugs! deb

johanna said...

enjoy your gifts, you deserve each single one! happy t-day:)

(i wrote you a Long email, but it seems it was returned to me...?)

Divers and Sundry said...

You hit the jackpot in generous friends :) and now you'll have warm feelings and fond memories every time you use one of these thoughtful gifts. Sweet!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Wonderful gifts for a wonderful lady. I know you'll have fun with all those crafty goodies.

Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Enjoy all the wonderful gifts Elizabeth; you are blessed with many friends and your own talent; and bleu and squiggles two ;) ♥♥ !!

pearshapedcrafting said...

I had a post started but can't finish it as we have been nearly 24hours without internet(was TV too but thats fixed) Its a local thing and still not fixed! Using 4G on my phone - not good! Back soon! Cxx

Kate said...

So many beautiful cards and gifts from very generous friends! Happy birthday month.
Happy Tea Day,
Kate

Darla said...

You certainly received some wonderful things. You do a lot in the art and art challenge community and are obviously well thought of. I'm late but want to add my Happy Birthday Wishes.

Cindy McMath said...

Lovely gifts! I’m glad you liked my card and cat card from Venice. Also glad the postage stamps arrived unharmed so you can use them in your art. I can’t remember when I sent it but I thought it would arrive before your BD. Maybe it took a detour. We'll never know

froebelsternchen said...

Amazing gifts for an amazing woman!
Happy T-Day my friend!
Hugs, Susi

Lowcarb team member said...

Simply fabulous gifts ...

All the best Jan

pearshapedcrafting said...

I really thought I would be linking this week - I had a post all but ready and no connection to finish it or post! It was finally restored - only to be on and off for a while after! It was a local fault as I was speaking to others here last night - we had a Fish and Chip evening - the chef here cooks the most divine fish in batter! I loved seeing your gifts! It looks as though you are going to be busy and once again I will be too busy myself to join you in the ICAD challenge! Hoping to use the post I wrote to schedule next week! Hugs, Chrisx

Jeanie said...

I love seeing birthday activities extended and I'm glad yours is, too. Your friends and fans know you well, I think. Loved your cards and gifts.