Monday, July 30, 2018

T stands for the after-after party

I guess I got a bit carried away last week when I thought we would celebrate the after party.  Seems I got a bit ahead of myself.  I guess good things come to those who wait, and it appears I have LOTS of good things to show this week.  I sincerely hope you don't get bored because I was simply BLOWN AWAY with the kindness and generosity of each of you.  I hope you don't get bored because these deserve credit.

I'd like to begin with my ATC partner, Kathy who totally outdid herself and put my ONE ATC to shame.  Yes, she sent me TWO and they are both beautiful.  She also sent two eco-dyed papers, one of which is parchment paper, although when I first saw it, I thought it was deli paper.  

The tea cup and the mice are fabulous and I love the coffee inspired 5th anniversary cake.

These are the backs of these ATCs.  I've never heard of organic coffee before, so I learned something while admiring these ATCs.  Thank you beyond belief, Kathy, and now I feel like such a slacker.

The next envelope I opened was from Deb.  Her incredible black cats appeared on her blog last week, and I was absolutely thrilled to receive one.  Don't you just love the postage stamp, too?  Of course, when I opened the card,

these popped out all over the table.   I'm still picking up little stars!

Finally, this beauty came to me from Linda.   Many of you saw this card on Linda's blog two weeks ago, but I assure you it is even more sparkly and beautiful in person.

The ATC is out of this world.  I love the geometric background and the paper dolls, too.  Thank you so much Linda.  You shouldn't have, but it seems that you always do.

Two late additions came in the mail this afternoon.  I've barely had time to photograph these and add them to this post in time for T.   I suspect everyone knows where these came from.

Dianne's art is unmistakable and always lovely.  Included in the envelope were some loose pages I can cut apart and use in my art.  But the surprise came

inside the lovely card.  

Lot's of lovely tidbits and permission to use any part of the card in my own art.  However, I don't feel that would be appropriate.  Sort of like cutting up a Van Gogh or DaVinci.  Thank you more than you will know, dear Dianne.  BTW, the front of the envelope is even more beautiful than the back.

And last but not least (didn't I say that earlier?) is this incredible envelope and gorgeous cardinal stamp from CJ.  Again, as I opened the envelope, everything fell out all over my table, including the tiny key.  The ATC even came in its own little envelope.

Isn't it simply adorable?  Happiness is not only T day, but your T day host.  Thank you so much, CJ.  It is gorgeous.

To say I am over the moon is like calling the Queen Mary a row boat.  I was SO honored and know I've also got an ATC coming from Eileen, too.

But now it's your turn to join the after-after party.  Please share your  drink related post or drink related ATC you exchanged.  Your post may also include photos, a place you visited, movies, postcards, books, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags, scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, as long as it in some way relates back to a drink, any drink.  Please share your direct link below and Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T gang will be by to visit.

Also, please be thinking about your Second on the 2nd post.  The only rule is, it must be one you have shown sometime in the past.  Any subject, any genre is permitted.

32 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

I can imagine how happy you are with all your beautiful gifts and ATCs - enjoy. Happy T Day, Valerie

johanna said...

oh my, you were spoilt - and YOU DESERVE IT!!! enjoy all those wonderful goodies!! happy t-day ♥

Barbara said...

Awesome goodies, and you are having way too much fun! Lol. I like the mice and teacup so much!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

I think I'd like to live in your mail box, Elizabeth - lol.

Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

sheila 77 said...

Lovely gifts and well deserved, Elizabeth.
I'm so happy to be joining your tea party. I'll be around to say hello to all of you tomorrow.

Meggymay said...

You have some wonderful Happy Mail Elizabeth and fantastic ATC's.

I'm sure you are going to have a super time when you begin to use the goodies.
Happy T day wishes.
Yvonne xx

Lisca said...

Oh my giddy Aunt! You have been spoilt! Such beautiful stuff. The (T)-party goers have pulled out all the stops.
You are going to have such fun using all those lovely things (after stroking them for a few weeks of course!)
Happt T-Day,

CJ Kennedy said...

I'm so glad my ATC arrived. Enjoy all the goodies and can't wait to see what you make with them

Divers and Sundry said...

Wow! You hit the jackpot! A very generous response to your own generosity in hosting us all these years :) Happy T Tuesday!

Lowcarb team member said...

Such lovely gifts …

All the best Jan

Sharon Madson said...

Lovely gifts and ATCs! Happy Tea Day, Elizabeth! :)

kathyinozarks said...

You are most welcome Elizabeth, and I am anxious to see what you design with all these wonderful gifts-the atc's and cards are all so beautiful-you deserve it!! Hope you are feeling better soon too-hugs

Linda Kunsman said...

awe- what a really wonderful celebration all around!!! You deserve to be showered with happy mail and friendship. I do hope you are feeling much better. Just received my swap art from Susi but am unplugging for a few weeks so will post when I return. Happy T day to all and see you soon!

Rita said...

Awwww! How sweet! :) :)

My name is Erika. said...

You had an excellent mail week. How exciting is that! Have a great T day my friend. Hugs-Erika

Kate Yetter said...

Hi Elizabeth! You received so many amazing gifts for the swap. Everyone was very generous.
Happy Tea Day!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Now that's the sort of post anyone is happy to receive Elizabeth, what a generous bunch of creative Ladies. Enjoy playing, hugging and just stroking your lovely treats Elizabeth. Thank you for sharing with us all.
Happy T Day Hugs Tracey xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what amazing ATCs and gifts! Everyone is so thoughtful and I can see why you are "blown away" by all these beautiful creations 😀. That's such a lot of happy mail and very well deserved, you do such a fabulous job of hosting T Day every Tuesday and I couldn't agree more with CJ's words " Happiness is T Day" and that's down to your hard work and dedication, thank you! Wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😊 x

Sami said...

What wonderful gifts Elizabeth, loved the black cat card and the stars/flowers that came with it. Dianne's art is really beautiful too.
Lucky you, well deserved.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Those are gorgeous cards!

froebelsternchen said...

Oh wow.. I am blown away by all this amazing gifts you received! So well deserved dear Elizabeth!
Happy T-Day my friend!
Hugs Susi

Mia said...

Wow Elizabeth! You received GORGEOUS ATCs and BEAUTIFUL gifts, too. You must be very happy! Enjoy your goodies, my friend. Kisses!!!!!!!!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Thanks for visiting my link, I couldn't respond to you as I usually do as your email wasn't valid, plus you said you don't read emails. I appreciate the comment!

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love all you have received here Elizabeth, so well deserved too for being our host each week! There's more to come too, although don't expect mine to be this fabulous! The envelope I have sent has been well travelled (up to the caravan and back!)but only got to the Post Office today so it will be a while if I know the post system! Hugs, Chrisx

da tabbies o trout towne said...


what a wonderful selection of gifts and cards ! enjoy each and every one; I know you will :) ♥♥

da tabbies send best fishez two bleu and squiggles ~~~~~ ☺☺

kathyinozarks said...

I wanted to thank you for the name of the surprise flowers, a friend asked me if I knew the name and now I could tell her
I have 2 for my drawing-would you like me to enter your friend's name in for this little loom?

kathyinozarks said...

I am not going to draw til tomorrow morning-so if you hear from her and she wants me too let me know

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RO said...

The whimsy, beauty and hard work is definitely evident here, and I know you'll treasure each amazing piece. So many talented people, including yourself. Hugs...RO

craftytrog said...

Wow! Amazing happy mail! Enjoy! xxx

Dianne said...

What fun to see all the goodies you received! love the atc's and cards! always love some cupcakes and tea...♥ sorry I couldn't join the T party this week...son is visiting from TN to finally help us finish the ongoing gutter and downspout project. It's done, yay! but today they decided to replace some door locks and a screen door. As of 4:30pm Ohio time it is still 'in process.' fingers crossed it's done before son leaves in the morning! Glad you enjoyed the stuff I sent...really, I hope you can bring yourself to use the vintage images in your art! i tried to pick stuff you'd like...♥ saw this folder-type card somewhere, and thought it would be a fun reusable folder/booklet. glad you like. ;) Happy belated T day dear friend! ♥

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