Saturday, October 25, 2014

Not A Creature Was Stirring

A new theme has been posted at Jingle Belles: Use a "creature" in your design. Every time I put away my Christmas supplies, I end up pulling them out again. Maybe this is it for this year (???). Up first is a simple card I made, using the image from the back of an old (probably 60s) Christmas card.

This one is mostly scrapbook paper elements. The bird repro postcard image has been in my stash so long I don't remember where it came from.

Jingles Belles raised $576 dollars for the Susan G. Koman Foundation with their Pink Christmas extravaganza.  Amazing!!

Have a nice day!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Week In Thrifts

I had some luck at a couple thrift stores this past week. A set of Anne of Green Gables books in nice condition too (they sold on Ebay), and a cute Teddy bear book. I sort of hemmed and hawed over the plastic nativity scene, but it sold on Etsy within a couple days.  Wow.

A couple pages from the Teddy bear book.

A lot of metal type finds for some reason came home with me. A vintage canister set, a really cute measuring cup that looks like a mini pan, and a English candy box with a neat castle scene on the top. I also couldn't resist two old cards with super cute images.

Here is a better look at the cards.

And here is the canister set.

Not bad. And I hate to point out that could very well be the last time I shoot finds outside this year. Oh no!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wacky Pack Wednesday

This definitely qualifies for an October type Wacky Pack. Did you know Wish Bone dressing is based on a dressing served at a 1940s Kansas City, MO restaurant called... You guessed it: Wish Bone. The things you don't know!

Have a good Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

One More Pink

I was making a few Christmas cards for my Etsy shop when another pink card evolved. I had no intentions of making another one, but as long as it happened that way, I'm linking to Jingle Belles and their pink theme once more before the deadline. If you haven't taken a peek, take a few minutes and view some wonderful cards.

Have a nice night!

Fallish Color

Here in northern IL, autumn color hasn't taken hold yet. In my exact neck of the woods it's never too stunning-- dull trees, I guess, but here is a sampling from my yard and beyond.

There is still a lot of green which is fine with me.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday's Muster #39

Monday's Muster will be in the Halloween spirit for the next few weeks. Up first is a small collection of vintage Halloweenie type children's books. Most of these were published by Scholastic.

I was glad to finally acquire 13 Ghostly Tales earlier this year. I remember that very cool cover from my grade school days. The Haunted House has been mine since the 70s-- love that cover too.

These have also been mine since the 70s. If I remember rightly, both of these were handed down from some older neighbors of mine.

Spook was a garage sale find you might recall, and Nine Witch Tales was purchased new by me at the school bookmobile.

More spooky fun.

These two are newer purchases from Etsy and Ebay this year. The book on the left is where we got the idea for our haunted dollhouse. See the next photo.

Includes one frightened family... ha, ha...
Hope your day isn't too spooky!

Sunday, October 19, 2014


I made some new tags recently which I have not done in quite a while. I have been busy with other projects, but I also haven't sold many in months which leads me to a question...

If you're in to paper crafts, what do you think about tag making? Still doing it? Never did it? Think it's passe?

If you're not in to paper crafts, have you ever bought one or received one? Like them? Never gave them much thought?

Just wondering...

Have a nice day out there!