Monday, July 8, 2013

Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Life

It's been quite a week with hubby home for vacation. We did a little bit of everything, from touring P-town and Chatham on the Cape, site seeing in Plymouth, gobbling up oysters and margaritas, sweltering in the awful July humidity, fireworks on the harbor, a big family party on the pond with more fireworks...Whew!! So much to see and do--I'm exhausted but so happy, this week has really been such a gift.

I did manage to get a little art done between all the running around, and so I have a few cards to post here for Mail Art Monday! I had to go back and look to see what I had posted last since I didn't get to blog at all this past week, and I apologize for the one repeat, but it's the only shot I have of a tangled card I had made grouped in with a card I posted a couple weeks back that I forgot to post for Zentangle Thurzday...I'm really hoping to get myself back on track here this week!!

Okay, so here's my cards for the week, going out to more nominees in our Random Acts of Mail group:
The middle card was more grid play on brown cardstock with Sharpie and a white colored pencil
I fell in love with these little birdies from Lori Vliegen's blog, Elvie Studio, and she found them over at another blog-Non-dairy Diary, just put her own little twist on them, and so I added some whimsy flowers I spied on Pinterest, and viola! Cute, right?
Sharpies and watercolor

And more doodle flowers I discovered on Pinterest--started to color with my Aquamarkers but it must've been the humidity that made the paper softer? Damp? But the markers were tearing up the paper--and this is good, heavyweight watercolor stock, so switched to my Inktense and I was much happier with the results:

So, there you have it--today I get to play catch up on cleaning since I totally slacked all week for vacation--hey, I get a break too, right? Haha! But I am homebound for a while since my car is at the shop...hopefully it won't be anything too serious and I'll have my wheels again in a day or two....So I hope you all had a super fantastic holiday and have a great Monday! See you back here again soon!

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  1. Just wanted to say that I LOVE your one word for 2013.....

  2. Those birds and flowers are so cute! Love the colours you've used for them, too.

  3. Gorgeous cards! I love how you took bits and pieces of inspiration and created something all your own. I find a lot of inspiration on Pinterest, too. What did we ever do without it? Happy creating! -janice

  4. such sweet flowers and drawings. I love your choice of colors. Visiting from Creative Everyday.