Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Mosaics and Me...

 

I'm so happy today as I learned something new! Don't we all love to learn something new??? I know I do!

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What did I learn today??? Well, thanks to my sweet friend Peggy @ QMM, I finally learned how to create a mosaic of my favorite photos!!! Peggy was kind enough to email me and give me step by step instructions on how to do it....Thank you Peggy!!! :)

I'm hooked on mosaics now so I think I'll change my blog name to Mosaics & Me, or how about Vintage Mosaics? ;) Just kidding.

The above photos are some I took of my Victorian Tea Party hosted by Kim @ The Victorian Parlor last year. It was SO much fun! If you'd like to read more about it, you can find it here.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. I'm slowly getting back to "pretty" again here (just like I promised), YAY!

Soon I'll be posting about our Valentine Fat Book Swap that I was a part of, hosted by Sarah at The Gypsy Mermaid. I don't want to spoil the surprise as they all went out in the mail yesterday but...here's a peek...

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~ just don't tell Sarah that I showed you this!  ;)  ssshhhhh.....

Oh, and I MUST tell you about a couple of fabulous blogs that I'm hooked on too. I've just met Julia @ Vintage with Laces. Julia lives in Germany and I've really enjoyed chatting with her...she's a sweetheart! This is one of my favorite photos on her blog. I think this photo says a lot of her...

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And another (now favorite of mine) blog is Lisa @ Tarnished and Tattered. Lisa lives in Texas but she once lived in Louisiana...I just KNEW I loved something about her besides her "vintage-ness". What is it about all of these Texas gals that I love so much?

Lisa is also having a give away...

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But don't bother entering it as I AM GOING TO WIN!

;) Just kidding!

So if you haven't been to either of these two blogs, it's well worth your visit. If you have been, shame on you for not telling me about them sooner!   ;)

Have a wonderful Tuesday and I'll be back to chat with you all soon!

22 comments:

Julie said...

You're so funny, Jodie! Thanks for sharing about the mosaics--love the way that looks! Also, thanks for introducing me to two lovely new women--always fun to "meet" new friends! Can't wait to see the rest of your swap... Hope you're having a beautiful day!

Karen said...

Good morning. I love both of those blogs. But when I visit them, I never seem to get anythging else done around here . . .
:)

trash talk said...

I don't know how to tell you this mon ami, but thanks to you I just went and visited Lisa and you know I can sometimes be a lucky, lucky girl. In fact, with what came in the mail this morning I would say I am more than lucky...I am blessed!
Debbie
P.S. When are you going to give your trashy techno-challenged friend the 411 on how to create a mosaic?

Jessica said...

Lovely mosaic, Jodie! :) That tiered cake stand is just darling. I could just stare at it all day. I just found Julia, and oh, her blog is full of beauty. I'm off to see Lisa's because if you're recommending her blog, I know it's full of delicious things for me to see.
PS. I can't wait to see your book for the swap. And I'm bummed I missed out!! Next time. :)

Theresa said...

Love the mosaic and would love to learn how to do it. Now that fat book looks like it is going to win a prize:) Happy Tuesday Jodie!

KeKe said...

I can't wait to see more of your fat book~

BTW-I watched the game and saw that your team won!!! It was close, until the end! Then they creamed the Colts!

Lori said...

hee hee...sorry, but i am going to win Lisa's giveaway...sorry to burst your bubble Miss Jodie...LOL...i am glad that you enjoyed your song...i was playing that thing all day yesterday...it's a real toe tapper...

Debby said...

I can't believe you are posting! Are you getting ready for the parade? Okay, the mosaic is awesome, pics are beautiful, love the fat book and those blogs are fab! Stop over and visit me as I finally got around to posting my giveaway for my 100th post.
debby

Debra@Common Ground said...

Love the mosaics, I need to learn, I'm a little behind everyone else, oohhh and yes I follow these gals, super talented and sweet! And I wanted to say how happy I was for your big win Sunday. You all just needed that. Congrats to all you "Saints" out there.
I'm loving my goodies you sent. so sweet. Love you sweet Jodie!
Debra

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Lovely photos - your tease of the Valentine fat book is quite intriguing looking!

vintage girl at heart said...

You go girl!!! Watch out it is addicting although I have not made a new one in a while.
I need to get back on track with my blogging and crafting too!
I actually read your Livewriter tutorial while you were crusin' and created one and did one post but now I can't log in but it is soooo much easier just like you said! Must figure out that password login!

vintage girl at heart said...

Oops did not have my trusty Max helping me I meant cruisin' lol:)

Sares said...

Aren't the mosaics fun. Yours is beautiful, what a tea party! I saw that goodie basket giveaway, but I'm not a follower so I felt greedy going over and signing up and if you're going to win it anyway...

zandra said...

Congrats! I don't know what happened to our man? lol Are you sharing the secrets on the mosaic? ;o) Great blogs! Have a great week.
Hugz, Z

zandra said...

Oh, BTW not fair you got your fat book already. lol Can't wait to get mine. Maybe tomorrw?
Hugz, Z

Lori said...

you are so funny:) hee hee...yes, i was "puffing" today...but that one might be spoken for...i plan on puffing some more tomorrow too...

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jodie,

Glad that you learned something new and I love your tea party mosaic.
Have to learn how to do this.
Yes, I have discovered both Julia and Tarnished and Tattered blogs and they are both talented and sweet Ladies.
Love the look of the Fat book.

Hugs
Carolyn

Patti's Artful Design said...

Jodie, I love your picture mosaic! I am still thanking you for the "watermark" tutorial! Can we expect a mosaic tutorial too?!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Jodie, I would come right over to your tea party! It looks so inviting and yummy! The glimpse of your fat book makes me drooling over here. I'm looking forward to seeing details.
You are such a sweetie to mention my blog! Thank you so much!
Sleep well and have sweeet dreams!
Hugs,
Julia

T's Daily Treasures said...

I can't wait to see the fat books. They are gonna be fabulous! But you already know that since you are close enough to get your's first! Mosaics -- I need to learn that. I can do it on scrapblog and then copy it over. Just takes time and I don't always have time to play. I certainly don't ever plan my posts ahead of time. :) I've been visiting Lisa's blog for a while now -- she's in my sidebar. She is so creative! Just love all she does and that giveaway as your name all over it! I love your visits every day and thank you so much for all your wonderful birthday wishes. You're a doll! Blessings to you and yours, Tammy

The Victorian Parlor said...

Your mosaic is gorgeous! I haven't tried them yet but once I learn my camera a bit better I would like to try my hand at them. I am off to visit the blogs you mentioned!

Blessings,

Kim

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