Category Archives: Photofunia

February T

the snow is melting and the birds are singing with our recent days of spring like temperatures…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Robin Redbreasts in Winterthe beginning of February brings us midway through the winter season here in the Northern Hemisphere…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Rascal Squirrelsliving where we do in Virginia we get to enjoy a taste of the four seasons which is something I do enjoy…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz midnight visitor Diana app layersI had a weak moment recently at our favorite market when I saw this mug

Magpie's Nest The Republic of Teait is a nice size and the lid comes in handy for keeping your drink warm…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Tulips and Ranunculusfrequent visitors might remember the bouquet of tulips and ranunculus that I shared a couple of weeks ago…

Magpie's Nest Patty SzymkowiczTulip t potthe tulips are now gone but the ranunculus’ continued to look beautiful for some time with the colors getting lighter as time passed…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Ranunculus bloomsI trimmed the stems and played with them in different containers…Magpie's Nest Ranunculus on tulip petalsthe petals above are what was left from the second bunch of January tulips I bought just before the blizzard…

Magpie's Nest Patty SzymkowiczI had no idea the ranunculus’ would be so hardy…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Ranunculus PhotoFunia 2

it is my new favorite flower…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz tulip stemshere’s wishing you a Happy T Day along with everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover…

 

 

Tea with glimmers of Light…

thanks to Photofunia I have a very special virtual cuppa tea…

you too can have your favorite image transposed onto a pretend cup by visiting the Photofunia link underlined above…

little did we know that this photo of my Mutti (Mom) taken at our 2010 Christmas celebration would be her last Christmas…

now seems like a good time to share the last quote of the year from my “Angel Spirits” The Art of Sulamith Wulfing 2011 Calendar:

“Joy often comes in small quiet moments, unexpected, a glimmer of light within the darkness of winter.  When joy comes to you, will you open your heart to receive it?  That is all it takes – the willingness to say yes, the readiness to be surprised by joy.” ~Spirit of Joy, December 2011

wishing each of you a very happy T Tuesday

may your holidays be filled with many shimmering glimmers of Light and may you be surprised by Joy again and again…

see you next time for tea the day after Boxing Day when I hope to do a sampler of this year’s tea posts similar to what I did last year

also…the winners of my SEW Somerset Magazine giveaway are here

Magpie’s Nest Third Anniversary Giveaway

last month marked the third year for my Magpie’s Nest blogblogblog (bbb)…

I have been more than fortunate in winning some lovely gifts in blogland and thought it high time to share a few goodies with you all again …

even if you’ve won one of my giveaways before …

if you live near or far …

have a blog or not …

ALL are most welcome to join in …

I have quite a collection of old cabinet cards …

if you would like to give Susan

or Laura

or Aunt Mary a good home …

just leave a comment here at this post…

three winners will be picked randomly and announced on Sunday, 21 November…

each cabinet card comes with a different piece of vintage hand made trim …

one of my wire birds nests … a handmade chiffon flower …along with a variety of vintage papers and bits of this and that…

thank you all for visiting and for being so very kind … generous and inspiring … you touch my heart … you make me laugh … you make me cry … you open my eyes … and teach me so many things … reminding me again and again that we are each more alike than we are different…

blogging  continues to feel like being in a BIG room full of friends … it is a beautiful thing and I am SO grateful for the time you all share with me …

I never dreamed this magic bridge of connections across the globe was even possible …

thank you all SO much oxoxo ~*~ Patty

*thanks also to Photofunia for the photo manipulations*

*** the winners are***

Lynda Howells

Bleubeard & Elizabeth

Marilyn Rock

Pink Saturday: Photofunia

Photofunia is a very entertaining website.   Be forewarned, you may find it hard to stop once you start, there are close to one hundred different options.

Here is a sampling using my “Bee the Solution” Artist Trading Card (2.5 x 3.5 “) creation

*sun face is a Paper Whimsy image*

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*pics below are clickable for a closer view*

 

storefront

 

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Using your own images, the possibilities are endless.

For more Pink Saturday fun be sure and visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound