Wishing you a Life that’s Good

fun to finally make time to play in one of my gesso journals…

Rubber Stamp and AmarettiniI brought home a few new rubber stamps from a nice shoppe in Santa Fe and I am supposed to be getting rid of stamps not buying new ones!!!…

Magpie's Nest Blessings page

the Amaretti cookie wrapper came in handy along with the BLESSINGS image that I printed onto canvas paper from one of my hand stitcheries…

Magpie's Nest Right Blessings PageI dug out my gold embossing powder for the starburst stamped on old book text and wrote a few of the blessings I am grateful for around the page…

clear stamping mishapfor the left hand page I wanted to use some alphabet stamps but was not at all pleased with how they were looking…

gesso saves the dayonce again gesso and paint saved the day…Magpie's Nest a life that's goodI enjoy using various fonts on the computer and printing out my words…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Collage with journalinglinking up to Art Journal Journey and their Collage/Journaling challenge this month…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Madrid NM wall for writing

it is always a treat to visit the many artists that participate in the AJJ challenges and I have some catching up to do!

 

29 responses to “Wishing you a Life that’s Good

  1. Such a beautiful page. Enjoyed it so much .. an it’s so true. Love the quote. hugs, Donna

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  2. This is so wonderful Patty! I wish you such a good life too and full of blessings everyday! Thank you for sharing!
    Have a blessed Christmas!
    Sending love and hugs,
    Suzy

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  3. So pretty Patty.Wishing you many Holiday blessings. xoxoxo

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  4. Brilliant use of the cookie wrapper on this wonderful page!

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  5. Oh, just saw that it is snowing on your blog – delightful!

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  6. Gorgeous pages, love the colour and words. The star stamp is wonderful. Welcome back 🙂 Cheers, Shirleyxx

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  7. Fantastic pages Pattie, love everything about them, Great colours and message, and your own style is always beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

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  8. This is so beautiful dear Patty – I adore your style – love the colors and the look – you never cease to amaze me with your pages! Thank you for linking to Art Journal Journey !
    I wish you a Very Merry Christmas !
    ♥♥♥
    Susi

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  9. Gorgeous pages! Love the quote – I was just thinking about the whole word for the year thing and “Focus” was one of the words I was considering. Perfect timing!

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  10. This journal spread is superb! There is something so glorious about your art, Patty, not least how you utilise little scraps of prettiness and create beauty out of everyday things that others might overlook and discard. That stamp is simply lovely and so effective on book text. I will certainly hold your words in my heart from this post. There is so much wisdom and so much love here. May your Christmas be full of joy! xx

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  11. ….and I you Patty. What more could one want. We are so fortunate.

    Happy Christmas.

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  12. Beautiful page, Patty….and I can see how that stamp was irresistible, especially at this time of year!

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  13. Beautiful piece. I know about the not getting new stamps and getting rid of some but this one was worth it just to make that gorgeous page! Happy Holidays!

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  14. My dear Patty, thank you for your so loving words to us, and for the wisdom in Lorii Myers words, which should be so easy, but not always is.
    Your pages shines of light and love, and the star also shining ,to share the blessings, is a wonderful stamp. I love your work with the white pen, it looks so beautiful – and from what I can read of your blessings, I love them all , and they could be mine ❤ Hugs dear friend.

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  15. sparkledaysstudio

    Really pretty. Aww what’s one new stamp or a few. It’s not like you don’t use them!!! xox

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  16. Gorgeous pages full of magic and light, thanks for those lovely words and best wishes to you!

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  17. A gorgeous journal spread Patty, love the textures and the soft blue shades. The words you added are lovely.
    Yvonne x

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  18. Isn’t if funny how some things just manage to come home with you, despite your best efforts to the contrary? (btw – love the ‘snow’ on your blog!!)

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  19. What a beautiful spread you have created on your return! I kinda liked the typed letters!
    Take time to regroup my friend. I believe it is as difficult to re acclimate as it is to pack and travel- we will all be here to see what you have next!
    love &hugs,Jackie

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  20. Ooh wow patty,this is amazng,beautiful frosty colors on your pages,and great images too,love it.
    happy christmas,dear patty.

    hugs jenny

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  21. So interesting to see how you make your pages, and so creative.
    Just you buy all the stamps you want, Patty, so both we and you can enjoy your art.
    That’s a lovely cookie wrapper, and I like how you redid the letter stamping on the left.
    Happy being-at-home-again, Patty and happy rest of December.

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  22. Once again a beautiful well done page ♥ Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year !

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  23. Un bel article ma chère Patty, des couleurs que j’aime et de si beaux mots.
    Belles fêtes ma chère.
    Bizzzzz

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  24. My dear Patty, your page is truly beautiful and inspiring. I wish you a serene and happy Festive Season 🙂

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  25. OK, I realize I’m ONLY three days behind seeing this post, but I must have had my head in the sand or I would not have missed it.

    You DO realize that River City Rubber is in Wichita, don’t you? I went there with several people one year and saw how their rubber stamps were made. Now you know why I much prefer to use computer generated words instead of stamped words. I DO like the finished spread. It shines and sparkles, too.

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  26. A beautiful image and project and wonderful words to carry us along the day! And yes, God bless Gesso!

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  27. This is such a lovely spread Patty! I love the background, and that beautiful star!
    Christmas blessings to you and Jim!
    Alison xxx

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  28. You naughty girl!!!! But it’s such a really nice stamp! Great spread!

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