My Blessings Are Too Many To Count: Mixed Media Mail Art
As Thanksgiving draws near, it is just another reminder of all the blessings that God has bestowed upon me. It is a great time to reflect and ponder. I know that all the wonderful things that have happened in my life are not due to luck or karma but because of God. And all the bad things that have happened…they could have been so much worse if not for God. He has a hand in everything.
As I look forward to spending the weekend with my family, I am not going to stress about the baking, cooking or hosting. I am going to dwell on the fact that I have an amazing family that I get to spend the holidays with! Not to mention all the yummy food that we will be consuming. And if I have dust bunnies under my couch, I hope that nobody will notice. I am thankful to God for meeting my needs and so much more!!
What are you thankful to God for this thanksgiving?
Creating the Mixed Media Postcard
I love using scraps from my desk to create mail art. It is the perfect way to creatively cut down on the clutter. My background was previously created in a classroom demonstration. I stenciled a StencilGirl stencil using texture paste. I added a bit of Lindy’s spray to make the background more colorful. I also stamped with PaperArtsy stamps in the background.
Next, I added washi tape, fabric scraps, thread and tissue paper to the background.
The mannequin stamp (Lost Coast Designs) has been stamped and dressed up with a tissue paper skirt. The wings (Andy Skinner) are from the fossil stamp set that I recently won in a giveaway from Brenda Brown. Thanks, Brenda!
Today I am sharing Wild Orange Blossom Herbal Tea, 2 oz, Teavana paired with one of my potted succulents. It has an unmistakable orange flavor against the the rose hip and hibiscus flowers. It is very yummy and makes an excellent iced tea. The first time I had it, it was a sample at the Teavana store. Of course they added a load of sugar so that after I purchased it, I didn’t even recognize it as the same tea. I am displaying my tea in my Turkish Espresso Serving Set (copper).
I am joining all the ladies at T-Day hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. We all get together and share a drink-related post. I love any chance I get to share tea I am drinking.
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Happy Tea Day,