The current theme at Shopping Our Stash is "Lost and Found." The idea is to use materials that you misplaced or forgot about over time. The scrapbook paper below was lost to me for several months. I bought two sheets, mainly because it was on sale, and gave one to my daughter. I sort of forgot about mine, and when I did remember it, I couldn't find it which is pretty unusual for me. I looked through all my paper but still didn't come across it. I gave up until now and decided this was a good excuse to hunt it down. Anyway, without too much searching, I found it in with my daughter's paper stash; she had both sheets.
So here is what I made with a couple images from the paper-- a blank book for myself. This is the front cover.
Inside front cover
Inside back cover
In addition to white, I used a few decorative papers too.
Thanks to Shopping Our Stash for helping me unearth that missing paper and make something with it!
The first estate sale of the year for me-- a pretty packed house and basement, but I didn't walk away with too much. A set of cups, four mice, a small frame, two flower frogs, a folding yardstick, and two books. The zebra covered book is a 1974 Brookfield Zoo guide and the red cover is a Rudyard Kipling poetry book.
The mice on the left are rubber. My grandmother had a couple critters very similar to these on her kitchen window sill for years; unfortunately they sort of fell apart, but these mice sure took me back when I saw them. The two on the left were made in Sweden and are wood. Food/cheese picks, I'd say.
Some vintage Christmas cards with neat designs. Also two small stockings still on the original card.
Let's look at those 1974 zoo admission prices-- parking, one dollar; adults, one dollar; children under 15, free with an adult. Okay-- what about today's prices??? Parking, ten dollars; adults, 16.95; children 3-11 years old, 11.95. Gulp.
I guess I bought a lot of Wackys in 1973 because this one was made then too. Gulden's mustard has been around since 1862! Wow. Is it me or does the man look like a caricature of Ray Walston? If you're thinking, "Ray who?" Think: My Favorite Martian.
April is definitely being more generous than March when it comes to second-hand finds. Here's the latest: a small frame that I needed, a cedar box, a cute Wonder book, and two pottery wall pockets.
The wall pockets are signed and look rather 1970s to me-- that ecology movement thing that no one talks about anymore.
The Wonder book is very cute. Different too-- on the right page below are pictures to cut out and place in the book. Never saw that before. And I don't think mothers dress like this today to pick up kids from school.
The back of the book is unusual too-- there is space to draw or write with a crayon which could be wiped off.