Monday, August 6, 2018

T Stands For Coffee Love

I am blessed to have blogger friends who I admire.  Today I took a page out of Alison's (Craftytrog) play book.  Granted, Alison uses tea bags in her art, but I don't have any of those fabulous round tea bags, and if I did, it would take me forever to fill a page with them.  Instead, I am truly blessed I can drink coffee, which I love and it provides me with the required amount of caffeine I need each day.

Susi sent me these hearts,

so I had to use them to show my love of coffee and our friendship.

I started with a used coffee filter, but should not have washed it.  When I did, I fear most of the coffee color was lost.

Yes, I am blessed because I LOVE coffee and coffee loves me.

For this page, I started with a used coffee filter on which I sewed two gifted ribbons and two lengths of my hand dyed lacy hem tape.  To the hem tape, I added two buttons.  To finish the piece, I stamped my T Tuesday cups. Lastly, I added the coffee sentiment.

But wait, please.  Look at all those incredible postage stamps from Yvonne (Meggymay) and Eileen (The Artful Crafter).  Those are gifts I always appreciate when I get mail.  You'll never catch me using metered mail and I love it when others don't either.

Eileen's gift arrived a mere three hours before T time, so I had to update the post. Those little peppers, which I had a time picking up, fell out of the envelope, but what got me was the stencil Eileen sent that is wrapped in yummy washi tape.

I LOVE this poem and also my tea cup ATC, which is MY color, too.

Next is the lovely teapot and cup from Yvonne.  What a generous gift.

But the beautiful ATC wasn't the only thing she sent.  Yvonne sent some of the most beautiful napkins like the ones she is famous for using in her own art.  I couldn't believe how blessed I was!  Now I just have to learn to cut them, rather than stroking and fondling them!

Now that you know how blessed I am, it's your turn to share a drink related post.  Feel free to discuss anything. Your post may include ATCs, 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.  Then, please link your story below.  The photos don't have to be taken on Tuesday, and can relate to anything with a drink.  Please use the direct link to your T post, not your blog in general, so we can find you easily.

Bleubeard and I are thrilled (and blessed) you chose to spend T time with us today and hope to see you at Art Journal Journey, too.

27 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal page. You got lots of lovely gifts, enjoy! Happy T Day, Valerie

johanna said...

you received wonderful gifts and i love what you made with them!
i love coffee, too - but tea is fine as well!
happy t-day, elizabeth:)

CJ Kennedy said...

Your page made me smile. Looks like you have the table set. I hope one of those cups can be for tea drinkers. Lots of wonderful goodies you received. Have fun using the items in your art. Happy T Day

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

I love your manila folder page, Elizabeth. It's nice to see how you use all the bits and pieces your friends send you. Thank you for squeezing my package in at the last minute. Yvonne's ATC is gorgeous! It's so elegant. And she sent you my favorite napkin too. Even though I don't drink coffee, I love that napkin for the art.

Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

Divers and Sundry said...

Your coffee filter art is just the thing. It's wonderful when we are inspired by other artists and such art is the result :)

Meggymay said...

A wonderful page celebrating friendship and of course coffee,
tea for me please I noticed a spare cup and saucer I love how you used the coffee filter and the detail draws the eye into the page, the hearts are so delicate and pretty.
The poem from Eileen is lovely and so is the sentiment on the super ATC.
I had to plead with our post office to add stamps to the packet, but I won the day when I explained they would be appreciated.
Have fun using the napkins.
Happy T day wishes Elizabeth and a hello to Bleubeard and Squiggles as well.
Yvonne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love this page Elizabeth! I love how you divided up the circle! Yes coffee for me always!!!
I hope you didn't mind that on this occasion I did not ask for your permission to pass on your address as I didn't want to spoil Yvonne's surprise! You certainly received some beautiful gifts too, as well as such lovely ATCs! Happy T Day! Chrisx

Lisca said...

A great page. I smiled when you mentioned that you rinsed all the coffee colour out of the filter. (I do things like that too)
Wow, you have been blessed. All those little presents andbeautiful art. And lots of stamps.
The serviettes are indeed schplendid. And Eileen's T-Party poem is cute.
I bet you are a happy bunny,
Happy T-Day,

Kate Yetter said...

I love your coffee filter page with all the little cups and texture from that filter. You have so many wonderful and generous blog friends. Can't wait to see what you make with your lovely gifts.
Happy Tea Day,

Halle said...

Lovely page and goodies. So much fun!!!

My name is Erika. said...

First of all, you got some fabulous mail. Eileen made you a gorgeous ATC and you are lucky lady to get some of Yvonne's wonderful napkins. And I love your art page and the fact you used a coffee filter. That is a really unique idea. :) Your page came out great and I love the idea of making a peace sign too and how you made it. Perfect for T day and a great unique way to do it. Happy T day. hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

No matter what I try, I cannot leave a comment on Kate's blog.

Birgit said...

I love those ribbons you used and the hearts...really love the whole style. That poem was so sweet and I love it along with all the paper crafts sent to you.

Sharon Madson said...

I am happy for all your blessings and all your neat ATCs. I would be glad to send you one, if I could get your address. I would really like to get in touch with you. You could do two comments on my blog, and the one with a way to get in touch with you, I would not publish. My comments are moderated.
Happy Tea Day. And I thank you for letting me join in with your different blog parties. :) It has really been fun!

Cindy McMath said...

What a fun page! I like your homage to coffee - even though I’m now a tea drinker, I used to love coffee before it started to disagree with me. I’m very thankful I didn’t have to give up tea too! And what lovely gifts you received. I’m so happy to see that your postal workers didn’t deface your stamps this time! I hope whoever thought that was a great rule has retired or moved on. I am looking forward to seeing how you use those beautiful napkins.

kathyinozarks said...

Such lovely atc's and little gifts too-awesome-cause you are awesome!
I had never thought to save some coffee filters too-Hubs drinks lots of coffee too and loves it as much as you do.
Happy T Day wishes Kathy

Let's Art Journal said...

What an amazing page you created, I love how you used the coffee filter - perfect! Wow, what fabulous T Day happy mail 😁. The poem from Eileen made me smile, so clever! The ATCs are gorgeous and so many crafting goodies too, that's very kind! Wishing you the happiest of T Tuesdays! J 😊 x

Caty said...

The imagination is wonderful, and your imagination super great Elizabeth !! You have created a precious card taking advantage of any small paper, and I love it.
Friendships are treasures and they prove it day by day.
I wish you a beautiful day, after a good coffee, of course. big hugs, Caty

jinxxxygirl said...

Eileen is so talented isn't she? i just love her little poems and such... I think she missed her calling.. What gorgeous artwork you have made and received this week Elizabeth! Now i know what to do with some wrong sized coffee filters! Hugs! deb

Dianne said...

So much fun in your post today! Your coffee filter art reminds me of a flower, and now I see additional possibilities... You find the greatest ideas for art in every-day things!♥ Wonderful goodies you've received, the atc's are so sweet. we do so appreciate you hosting the party each week!

glad you liked the scratch and sniff stamps...I thought they were so fun! happy Tea and Coffee Day!!♥

froebelsternchen said...

I simply adore your friendship ♥ coffee ♥ art manila folder page Elizabeth! I think it would make also a fantastic entry for your AJJ theme - I would link it as well!
You are not just blessed with friendship and coffee! You are blessed with your talent and your beautiful soul!
Thank you for all the beautiful T-Day-events each week!
I enjoy them very much!
Big hugs from a "hot" Susi ... this was the hottest day yet. Hopefully next week are cooler days at least they are forecasted!

Hugs, Susi

Carol said...

Nice journal page and your really struck gold with all of those gifts :)

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Dr. E, always nice to visit you on Tuesday for T... and like you, I do adore coffee!! x p.s. very creative use of the coffee filter!

RO said...

It's just so amazing how you come up with all these crafty ideas from things most of us take for granted, and I really enjoy it. I'm a coffee, frappuccino and tea drinker, so all this talk of caffeine made me quite happy. The artwork is so lovely and creative!I also really like looking at the different designs and details on teacups, and have started collecting a few. Hugs and Happy Wednesday! RO

Jackie PN said...

What a wonderful page and I do love coffee as well! and like you Elizabeth, coffee loves me! ")

WOW! Such thoughtful friends to have sent such a beautiful assortment of gifts,all chosen especially for you!
This internet world of ours is pretty amazing-is it not?
hugs,Jackie xo

craftytrog said...

So pleased I inspired you to use your coffee filter paper on this wonderful page Elizabeth! Anytime you want some teabags, let me know and I'll send you some. I have plenty! :-)
Alison xx

Jeanie said...

Wow, what terrific things! Definitely deserving of a big thank you! And lovely work here. Don't you love stamps?