Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Some Projects

Here are some recent projects I made: bookmarks made with inchies (are we all sick to death of that word? I'm not, tee hee...)

Two pages in my "Random" Smash Book. The cat image and the houses image below were cut from scrapbook papers. I wanted to make something for myself with each, but what?? So I stuck them here and added some other papers, washi tape, markers, etc.

Just collages, not note cards or anything; just pictures. These are 5" x 4".

Have a good day out there!

Monday, October 5, 2015

TH Tag Oct

Yes, a new month means a new Tim Holtz tag, and yes, it means Diane sort of followed her own ideas once again. What can I say? Tim's tag features a zombie. I'm more old-fashioned-- I prefer the cuter side of Halloween as you can see in my ATC and inchie. I tried to use Tim's color scheme-- do I get any points for that???

 Points or not, I do like the way these turned out.

So follow your own drummer today-- you have my permission!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

I Have a Turtle

Today we're peeking at a favorite childhood book of mine, I Have a Turtle. This cute, little volume was published in 1966.

It is a very simple story with very simple illustrations, but it kids love it (me being one of them!). There is a bit more to it than I am showing, but this is the gist of it.

When my mother read this book out loud, she always read this last page in a whisper, like she was telling a secret.  What fun for toddlers!

Thanks for looking!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wacky Pack Wednesday

Unless you've been living under a rock since 1893-- yes, it is that old-- you'll immediately recognize Pepsi-Cola. Did you know it was originally called "Brad's Drink" after its creator? Not quite as zippy.

Thanks for viewing!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Collage Cards

I made a lot of collage type cards for ICAD this summer. I liked mixing paper with some hand drawing, doodling and so carried that over to making note cards. Here are the first attempts:

When I get the chance, I will make more of these.  They're fun!

Have a good day, everyone!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Friday Finds

I hit a few garage sales and one estate sale on Friday. Let's see what she walked away with...

A pretty cool 70s owl plaque, a Pluto Pez dispenser for my daughter (she collects them), a 1952 Kodak photography guide, an old picture book for journal purposes, an unopened pack of paper with a map on it (some sort of company printer paper) also for journal purposes, and a neat old baseball cribbage game. Also four skirt/pants hangers. I bought two (25 cents each) for my daughter to use to hang posters, and as I was heading to my car, the man running the sale came after me, saying the hangers were "buy one get one." Well, okay. So I got four for 50 cents.

Some old Christmas ornaments and a manger scene. If you're rolling your eyes a bit at some of them, my daughter collects the kitschy 70s type ornaments; probably because we do find them often, but she thinks they're cute.

Old celluloid type reindeer that I'm pretty sure were dismantled from some other decoration. I thought they might come in handy for some crafting.

Here are a couple pages from that Kodak guide. It's actually pretty cool with these turning meter type "things."

 Here is a closer look at that baseball game. It did come with pegs and dice.

Not a bad haul. Thanks for looking!

One note: going from garage sales to an estate sale, especially when entering the garage first, can create "sticker shock." Prepare yourself first!