Tuesday, July 17, 2018

2319 Happy 5th Anniversary Elizabeth !!!!

 We have a big party at Elizabeth's blog this week as we celebrate 5 years of T- Stands- For-Tuesday!

Every Tuesday it is a special adventure to meet up with the T-S-F-T Gals over at my dear 
ART JOURNAL JOURNEY / Co - Admin's blog
  Altered Book Lover. Thank you Elizabeth and Bleubeard and of course  Squiggles as well that you make Tuesdays always so entertaining with the cozy T-DAY get togethers!
Thank you dear Elizabeth for hosting this great event each week with such an amount of enthusiasm!
You are simply AMAZING! 

 My beverage for this week is not very extravagant - just fennel tea since I like it.

I'm once again joining the inspiring  Chris of Pear Shaped Crafting. She is our wonderful host this July  at Art Journal Journey and her amazing theme is Art for art's sake

I added a quote on this spread for my new started  
Free Spirit Journal, so it is a reminder for our current theme of
ADD A QUOTE over at TRY IT ON TUESDAY as well.

I hope to see you at the different challenges !



  1. Happy celebration week for you all! It is so true - the life does not go as we plan :) But it still offers plenty to be grateful of.

  2. Wow Susi, I'm blushing. You are far too sweet and I am grateful. Of course, so are Bleubeard and Squiggles, too.

    I was quite impressed with the beautiful entry you created for Art Journal Journey. I like the sewing, the dried flowers, and the subtle way you used gesso/white paint to obliterate the words on the page. This is an incredible entry for Chris's theme at Art Journal Journey dear co-admin.

    It's also a perfect day for an anniversary party, and a fun time for sharing a cup of fennel tea. This looks impressive and the cup of tea is perfect, too. It's a lovely tribute to our 5th anniversary at T this Tuesday.

  3. Wow your art page is just stunning and I love the quote-so true
    I have not tried fennel tea but it sounds good I will check on getting some as I love the different teas
    Happy T's 5th birthday Hugs Kathy

  4. Love your special cappuccino cup to celebrate the special T Day party! And your journal pages are just so lovely. The images and colors are so soft and flowing . Great Campbell quote, and I love the added stitching too. Happy T day!

  5. Gorgeous, fresh looking spread Susi - lovely quote.
    Enjoy the T day celebrations and your intruiging Fennel tea (that was new to me, must look that up now).
    Have a great day...
    Gill xx

  6. An absolutely beautiful journal spread lovely soft colours and of course your added sewing and dried plants look so special.
    Happy T day Anniversary wishes Susi.
    Yvonne xx

  7. your Art Journal is beautiful, the colours are really pretty, i must say I’ve never had fennel tea, I’m a little bit boring with tea I’m afraid, I think it’s being English!
    Have a great week
    Jan xx

  8. Lovely pages, happy Birthday to TSFT!

  9. ein guter spruch auf einem klasse eintrag! hab eine schöne woche, susi!

  10. Google ate my comment...........again....... just wanted to say your Art Journal is so beautiful Susi! and Happy 5th Anniversary wishes!! Hugs! deb

  11. I've never had fennel tea, but whatever is best-liked is best for a celebration :) Happy T Tuesday anniversary!

  12. Another beautiful spread, Susi. I love your little cross stitches and loose string.

    Good quote too. That's one lesson I've learned well in life - to "go with the flow" and "bloom where [I'm] planted." (grin)

    Happy 5th T-day Birthday! Hugs, Eileen

  13. This such a lovely entry for Art For Arts Sake, Thank you so much for your encouragement and kind words! I love those colours and of course the flowers!!! Happy T Day! Chrisx

  14. What a lovely tribute to TSFT 5 year celebration party! The fennel tea sounds so refreshing, I'd happily join you for a cup of two ...lol 😉. Your pages, as always, are stunning! I love how you incorporated the doily and wonderful quote, and the colours remind me of sunny summer days - perfect! Wishing you the happiest of T Days and enjoy the rest of your week dear Susi! J 😊 x

  15. A lovely journal spread Susi, love the stitching, it really draws your eye to the quote and flowers, it's a lovely quote.
    Avril xx

  16. I love the yellow and the quote, great spread!!

  17. I have never had fennel tea; I am not sure I would like it. Beautiful project, and I love all the detail. I in particular like the quote. Oh, and I like the Happy 5th on the cup at the top of your post. Back at you! :)

  18. I love the sound of fennel Tea, I must try it.. Happy T Day Susi, so sorry i'm late I rebooted and could not get back in the door hee hee!
    Love those subtle yellows, added elements of nature and those sweet stitched areas a very beautiful journal page.
    Thank you for sharing..
    Creative hugs and best wishes Tracey xx

  19. Very pretty, especially with the Xs surrounding the flowers!

  20. Tea is always a good drink, whether it is exciting or not. I do love your page this week. That quote is great-if you haven't read any Joseph Campbell he is a good read to think about life and what gifts we have just being alive. The yellow is really pretty. The stitching and the doily help make it very feminine. Hope it was a wonderful T day. Hugs-Erika

  21. Hi Susi beautiful journal pages my friend,love the words,well done xx

  22. hi susi,

    wow,deine seiten sind traumhaft,so zart und fein mit den grünen und gelben farben,der spruch ist auch so wahr.
    ich habe es nun endlich auch mal wieder geschafft eine seite zu machen,hatte in letzter zeit viel um die ohren und hab nichts geschafft,aber mir gehts gut.
    eine schöne neue woche,liebe susi.

    schöne grüße jenny

  23. Great quote, and a very lovely page for a new fantastic book I'm sure, Susi!!
    I plan to follow you more in the coming months (loving your art journaling, always awesome and superb, with a lot of freedom and kindness :).
    Enjoy the summer, creatively or not
    Hugs, Coco

  24. PS: No way to subscribe to receive some messages or newsletters from your blog Susi, or via Bloglovin'?? I didn't see anything :)

  25. Hi Susi. The T party is over and the names of the players have been thrown in the pot. Since you said you would be willing to send your
    ATC to another country, I have paired you with Linda who is also willing to send overseas. It is up to you to get Linda's snail mail information. Thanks beyond belief for making this a lovely T celebration.

  26. Love the details on your fabulous journal pages Susi x Look forward to viewing more in what sounds like a great journal.
    Have a great day and thank you for lovely comments left on my blog x

    Hugs Annie x

  27. Wunderschöne Seiten!! ... und auch genäht! Toll!!!!
    Liebe Grüße

  28. Liebe Susi,
    eine wunderschöne Journal hast Du wieder gezaubert!!! Es passt alles zusammen das gesamte Bild, einfach traumhaftschön!!! Die Bilder und Farben sind so frisch und sommerlich ♥♥♥
    Ganz liebe Grüße

  29. Beautiful page dear Susi. Last week I did drink fennel tea for the first time and it was good. But I like most mint tea. Your quote is so true. It makes life easier. Hugs, Lenie

  30. I'm very fond of fennel tea too Susi! It's so good for my digestion, I often drink it in the evening after dinner.
    And your page is simply stunning! I love the quote!
    Alison xxx

  31. Love your quote on this simply adorable pages....great composition of all here...hugs.xx

  32. wow, gorgeous journal spread! love the beautiful pages, the quote, and the idea of a Free Spirit Journal...that's a marvelous theme for a journal and is full of meaning just in the name alone! Happy Belated T day! ♥

  33. Hi Susi, Your nature journal page is as lovely as ever. That pretty doily in the top right corner with the date stamp and stitching really caught my eye. Love that!
    I love that you share all your herbal teas. I planted fennel in my garden this year even though I have no idea how to use it. I discovered the other day that the leaves taste a bit like anise, sweet. I will have to look up how to make this into a tea.
    Happy Tea Day a Day Late,

  34. Yes, I love fennel tea too. So I am with you on that one.
    Your journal page is beautiful. With the dried flowers and the stitching and the quote.
    Happy belated T-Day,

  35. Lovely journal pages, Susi, with a perfect quote! Very sensitive and beautiful.
    And I have not tried fennel tea - sounds yummy.
    Hoping you're having a great week.
    Hugs to you, Chris

  36. Liebe Susi deine fantasievoll gestalteten Seiten gefallen mir wieder sehr. Der Spruch ist sehr weise. Wer Nichts vom Leben erwartet, kann nur angenehm überrascht werden und lebt gelassener.
    Liebe Grüße

  37. I love your art journal spread and that inspirational quote you chose. The colors scheme and imagery are so joyful and add so much to the sentiment. Happy AJJ and Blessings!

  38. Dear Susi, I so love this spread, with the optimistic sunny feeling, the nest of flowers, surrounded by your lovely stitching,-- the doilies and the dried plant, with the true words!! And also love the cup for Elizabeth :-)
    Hugs to you-
    Dorthe xx

  39. What a wonderful spread, Susi - I am so much enjoying the organic, natural look of your work this month. It's a visual treat!

  40. To answer your question about ice skating, once a week the Ice Center has a very good deal. You pay $2.00 to skate for several hours in the afternoon. THE CATCH IS, you pay $3.00 to rent your skates. I could have saved $5.00 if I hadn't skated, but the kids goaded me into it. So, yes, it was expensive at $20.00 (USD), but it would have cost a lot more if we hadn't gone on that specific afternoon. The kids wanted to pay for the day, since they had money and hadn't spent anything since they had been in Wichita, but I didn't feel comfortable letting them pay for this, although it was their idea to go.

  41. This is an interesting quote, Susi. I am not sure that I agree with it (!) but as always, your art is sublime and with something else undefined which is beautiful and is close to the natural world.
    I also like that you mention Squiggles. I am a great fan of Squiggles.
    Love,, Sheila

  42. what an amazing page. absolutely love it

  43. What a gorgeous journal spread you have created and the quote is perfect! I really love the composition of the spread as well!

  44. It's just a fantastiqie spread page Susi !! I love flowers, colours and the quote. How nice are the doilies and the sewing, love all!!
    Very happy evening!
    Hugs and besotillos

  45. Happy 5th!!

    Wow Susi! Again! Such gorgeous pages!and yes, I have most likely said that before,but truly, these speak to me! You really know how to connect with your art journaling ,my friend!


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