Tuesday, July 5, 2016



is the  new theme over at TRY IT ON TUESDAY for you and I came up with a spread for the challenge  on which I used some old stamps for the background using watercolors and watercolor crayons instead of a stamppad. Some nice advices are written on it - meant for myself as I am spending my holidays at home in my garden.

My essential Summer Garden Checklist
  • Grow what you love
  • Laugh at aphids
  • Eat the best berries
  • Listen to the birds
  • Play in the dirt
  • Nap in the shade
  • Watch the night stars.

I was inspired by the colors of the rose bush I planted last year  - it blooms so lovely this  summer.

I hope to see you at TioT as well as at Art Journal Journey where our current theme is:
In my garden there is..... 

Since it is Tuesday I like to join my TSFT friends again and I would love to meet you there as well
and want to share a nice recipe today which I put digital together with a photo of mine  and a quote by unknow that I found recently .


oxo Susi


  1. Lovely and fun journal page, nice colours. Great 'recipe', too. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  2. Beautiful page Susi and great words to live by for your holiday at home xxx

  3. ach wie schön dein Sommerfeelinng ist.Und dein Foto und deine Worte über die Freundschaft sind so nett.
    Ich wünsche dir einen wunderschönen Urlaub und viel Erholung.
    Ganz liebe Grüße
    von susa

  4. Very beautiful journal page and such a great list of things to do Susi. Love the mugs with their message to all.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Love the list of things to do in summer/garden! :) Those blooms look so fresh and gorgeous! Thanks for sharing Susi! :)
    Suchi xx

  6. Beautiful spread dear Susi, great things to remind, you don't have to go far away , you just can enjoy the little things in live, I love spending time in my garden too, and I love to go out but only for 3 or 4 days, I love spending my time in my garden, so I can understand you well, your recipe of friendship are very nicely filled , I think!!

    Have fun!!

  7. Love your friendship recipe Susi, and your garden spread, and advice, is wonderful. The roses are amazing - you are a great gardener to have a display like that.

  8. A beautiful spread Susi - I too will be holidaying in the garden - weather permitting. Your roses are gorgeous.
    xxx Hazel.

  9. A wonderful spread, love the watercolour stamping in the background and what great advice for time spend in the garden! Enjoy that holiday, sometimes home is just the best lace to be. Love your roses too!

  10. Happy t day Susi. I think your holiday page is fab and your garden list is the best. I have been doing a lot of that myself. :) And your page background reminds me of your gorgeous roses. What color. I'm having a good rise year myself and the hubby just built me a cool trellis for one plant. I will show you probably tomorrow. Hugs erika

  11. Love your holiday page Susi, so happy and vibrant.....just like you in fact ;)
    Donna xx

  12. Wonderful friendship recipe with those pretty cups liebe Susi!
    Your holiday piece is oh so lovely and you made me smile with #2...hope there aren't many on your gorgeous roses :-)
    Happy T Day and Happy July oxo

  13. I love your fun list - your garden holiday sounds great!! I love your friendship recipe! Hugs, Chrisx

  14. Gorgeous holiday page, and gorgeous roses, love the colour. The friendship recipe is fantastic. xx

  15. Your roses are beautiful, no wonder you want to vacation in your own garden. I like the cups and the recipe as well.

  16. Those roses are beautiful! I love the color. I also like the color in those flowery cups. Happy T Tuesday!

  17. Those flowery cups are so pretty! I just love the colors on your art journal page. It perfectly matches your roses! Happy Tday!! Hugs!deb

  18. Beautiful journal page Susi and I love those recipes you added. Enjoy your lovely garden and flowers.
    Super flowery cups and friendship words.
    Happy Tuesday.
    Yvonne xx

  19. Wunderschön dein Journal toll ausgedacht und wunderschöne deine Blumen aus deinem Garten und Blumen verzierte Tassen!
    Schönen Nachmittag wünsche ich dir!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  20. Fantastic journal page!!! That rose bush is stunning ... love the color. Love the Friendship recipe too. Happy T Day!

  21. deine rosen sehen nicht nur farblich wunderschön aus, bestimmt duften sie auch herrlich! deine liste kann ich nur unterschreiben: am meisten haben es mir im Moment meine Himbeeren angetan.
    schöne Woche!

  22. Love your roses and that recipe is awesome!Enjoy your holidays, my friend!Happy T Day!

  23. A lovely page Susi, full of gorgeous colours and really there's no nicer place to be on a summer day. Love your rose bush inspiration, it's such a gorgeous colour.
    Fabulous 'recipe' too.
    Avril xx

  24. What a lovely journal page, with a good to-do list. I also like the recipe with the pretty cups.
    Your roses look stunning. I hope they do not have aphids though....
    Thanks for visiting,
    Happy T-Day,

  25. Your holiday page is so lovely, Susi. Great recipe and gorgeous roses!
    Mar xx

  26. The recipes for your garden and for friendship are wonderful and the way you illustrated them is lovely.Beautiful pages for your art journal. genie

  27. Beautiful work Susi. I love the sentiment, it's a great list to go by for life. Your bush of flowers is so gorgeous too, wow I love it! hugs :)

  28. Beautiful background and great bucket list, Susi! Enjoy some wonderful time in your garden! :)

  29. Lieblingsfarbenalarm! und so fröhlich! Macht echt Lust auf Sommer!

  30. Your page is just amazing !!!! Love these so beautiful colours, and the quote is super !! Your friendly mugs are fabulous!! And the flowers fantastiques !!! Happy day to you . big hugs.

  31. Lovely to see stamps used differently, a technique to try, and the best of holidays - at home, listening to the birds and laughing at aphids.

  32. Beautiful, both the flowers and your art!

  33. I can see why your roses inspired the background colour, the blossoms are so beautiful! Your garden holiday list is definately one I would subscribe to, perfect! Have a happy week :-)

  34. Sommerfeeling pur
    sieht einfach super aus
    auch die schönen Rosenfotos !

    Einen wunderschönen Sommertag
    wünscht dir

  35. Fantastic page, beautiful color.

  36. A super post! That garden check list sounds ideal to me! Your friendship mugs are so cool too, I love all your beautiful words and gorgeous art as always, such an original piece!

  37. What a fabulous list, Susi - a must-read for every gardener, and so beautiful too.

  38. Your Happy Holidays is full of happy colours and just the sort of garden list I would have too. And your friendship recipe, and mugs, so lovely.
    Hope you've had a lovely day Susi and some fun in your garden also.
    Gill xx

  39. Hi Susi....LOVE your art journal pages! They are so perfect for this time of year and your check list for growing a summer garden is full of positive energy and great advice! I love the colors of your background...they remind me of your gorgeous roses. I also love your friendship recipe! This post is awesome and I read it at the perfect time!

  40. yes, wonderful summer things to do!
    love how you let the flowers inspire you.
    A lovely piece.

  41. Das ist eine To-Do-Liste nach meinem Geschmack :)
    Und dass die Lady dort oben so voller Elan ist, wundert mich kein bisschen...

  42. Those are incredible roses. They don't really look like roses to me, or at least not the kind grown around here. They look more like peonies they are so big and fluffy and BEAUTIFUL.

    Love your list. Unfortunately, we can't sit in the shade, because the temperatures have been dangerously high for days and people are encouraged to NOT be outside any more than is needed. Thursday we had 106 F (about 41 C) temps and the heat index (feels like temp) was 114 F. I would like to see some stars soon, though!

    Your tea cup inspired poem was perfect for T. I loved it. Thanks for sharing your art and your poem with us for T this week. Sorry I'm late getting here, but so glad I'm finally back online!

  43. Wunderschöne Rosen, mir gefallen die gefüllten einfach am besten. Du hast sie super interpretiert mit den gestempelten, die in der Farbe total harmonieren. Der gezeichnete Schritt vorwärts gefällt mir sehr gut - und diese Liste!
    Diese Tassen sehen wunderbar aus in dieser Collage! Sind das deine?


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