Saturday, 2 July 2011

Journal for July, a blog award and mail art sent

It's Saturday again, the time is flying by, and I never find enough time to everything I would like to....Did I hear someone say, *Get up off your butt, switch off the computer and you might succeed?* I enjoy my computer time, and the contact with the world it makes possible.
It's a cold and grey day again, feels more like autumn than summer, but we did have 2 hot days this week!
Yesterday I finished my journal pages for July, almost on time!
I used lots of printed tissue and different pictures left over from various projects, which I gessoed onto the pages. Then I painted round them using water soluble wax crayons, and then stamped, drew squares for the days, and generally had a bit of a play till it looked more or less like I wanted it to. I am linking my journal to *The Kathryn Wheel*





Then I sent off a mail-art envelope for a swap I'm doing with Carolyn. It was once again admired from the new young man at the post office, I can still hardly believe it! Hope it reaches Carolyn soon!


And I have received a Blog award from Joni Nickrent at *Pop Art Minis* , a fantastic artist who makes wonderful pictures.


This award comes with *conditions* - I have to reveal 7 things about myself, and pass it on to 8 other bloggers. They, in turn, have to do the same!
OK. first the juicy details about me;
1. I like blogging
2. I hate h*******k
3. I love painting
4. I hate i*****g (can't do it anymore since my i**n fell out of the closet and broke!)
5. I love crafting
6. I hate clearing up and tidying, although it is often necessary....
7. I think my life has been much improved by contact with the lovely, generous community of bloggers, and I would really miss not having you all as part of my life.

Now, I have to pass this award on to 8 other worthy bloggers, no easy task by so many great people out there.
But I have chosen eight, and I hope they will accept their awards:
1.Donna of *Donna did it* , who is a fantastic artist and a wonderful friend
2. Tee of *The Altered Paper*, who organises swaps and challenges to keep us busy
3. Zoe of *This little place* who always finf time to leave nice comments
4.Cindy Adkins who is a lovely person with great style and a big heart
5.Julie of *Sesenarts*, who makes dreams out of silk and fabrics
6. Carolyn of *Digital experiments* who is a lovely lady with a big heart.
7. Susan of *The Twilight Zone*, who spends her time between Kindle, Cropping and Vampires and
8.Jo of *Fiddlesnips* who always makes me laugh, as well as being a very talented artist.

I could have named many, many more, but 8 is 8....
Well, after linking so many names I need a coffee. Have a lovely day, take care, and thanks for visiting!

33 comments:

  1. Hi Valerie,
    Thank you so much! This is such a wonderful surprise!
    Sending ((hugs)) to you,
    Cindy

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  2. That is so sweet of you Val! (sorry I couldn't resist).
    Hugs xx

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  3. Lovely journal spread and mail art to die for. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  4. gorgeous journaly pages and the art envelope is stunning too xxxx

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  5. Lovely work again, when the kids are grown up I will make a journal too . if I ever survive them! Hugs, Sarah

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  6. Good morning Dear Valerie. How lovely of you to think of me. I am honoured to accept the award, however, it is getting more difficult to 'pass it on' as so many of my blogging friends do not accept anymore. I'll do the best I can. I think your mail art envelopes just get better and better. I wonder where Grumpy Drawers is at the post office?! Really like your calendar - it must be fun to flip through at the end of the year and see all that great art! Thanks again, Valerie. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Donna

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  7. Hi Valerie. What a creative mind you have! Super work.
    Regards Florence.

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  8. Thank you

    How wonderful to have some one in the post office who appreciates your defaced envelopes LOL They are all so special I treasure mine. Have a good week-end XOXO Zoe

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  9. Lots of gorgeous art work here Valerie, love it especially your journal, beautiful. hugs Gay xxx

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  10. Fabulous journal page - so much to look at and so many different textures. It took me a moment to spy the lovely lady looking up from the bottom left. Love it! And the mail art as always is fantastic!

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  11. I like how the journaling squares are randomly on the page. It adds interest.

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  12. wonderful journal pages! Love all the tissue that was added.

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  13. Hi Valerie
    Congratulations on your award.
    Fantastic journal pages and of course, your mail art is always amazing.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  14. Fantastic journal pages, and envelope art. Have a lovely weekend. Yvonne xx

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  15. Your journal pages look really great and, of course, the mail art is stunning!

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  16. Beautiful journal and wonderful post! Your random facts were perfect and so fun! Thanks for playing and for being so awesome!

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  17. Thank you, Valerie. That's very kind of you,

    xx

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  18. great pages and congrats on your award! you do fabulous stuff, Val!!

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  19. Stunning pages, love how it all blends together! Gongrats also with the award

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  20. I love your journal pages, Valerie, and I can't wait for your "not plain brown" envelope to arrive. It looks spectacular in the photo.

    Blog awards . . . I have the same problem as Donna in that my blogger friends don't accept awards. I rarely participate myself but do appreciate the honor.

    Hope you get some sunshine this weekend.

    Hugs,
    Carolyn

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  21. As always, such lovely creations! I have never done a journal page! Oh I think I could get so much more done, if someone said those magic words to me, "Get off your butt."

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  22. Lovely journal pages, I love the printed tissue as a base...brillant idea. thanks for visiting. take care dearie, gerri

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  23. Great pages and hope your envelope makes it to its destination, you just never know!
    hugs Lynn

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  24. fabby!!! such a great mix of images! Hugs Juls

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  25. You are so creative with your calendars and your mail art. Love them both.

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  26. Congrats on your award ! beautiful journaling pages and mail art and what a fun filled package from Zoe all thoroughly gorgeous and well deserved.

    Marie

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  27. Here I sit trying to figure out how to leave a post again! Will I never learn?
    I can't believe your 4th grade teacher left that comment on your picture. I think it's pretty amazing for a fourth grader!!!!!! Better than I could do right now!!
    Any way, I've spent lotsa time looking around again. I love coming here!
    Hugzzz,
    Narda

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  28. Hip, hip... hooray!
    Your July calendar page is up.
    Love your collage work for this one, good stuff :]

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  29. Grea calendar pages. Love all the collage elements for July. well done for keeping up with the challenge so far. Can you believe we are half way through already?!

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  30. Lots of fun stuff on this post! Love your July pages - so creative! Enjoy the summer! Hugs, Terri

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  31. beautiful pages....!
    2 days of hot weather...i could not image..were hitting 100 every day here in Texas!

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