Thursday, October 30, 2014

Rollin' Rollin'...

Shopping Our Stash has a wide ranging theme this week.  "Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'" is the title. The idea is to use round shapes or something western (you know-- the theme from Rawhide that I've had stuck in my head ever since I read their post). So I did both. I was going to make some bookmarks for my Etsy shop anyway so I came up with two cowboys. The images are old game cards.

Both the round terrier and the hex sign are also from old playing cards that I cut out.

Smiley faces are definitely round. This, too, was cut from a playing card.

Are ovals considered round?  If not, ignore this one.

Thanks for stopping by, and thanks to SOS for another fun theme!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wacky Pack Wednesday

Wacky Packages is spoofing a book this week! How about that? I think we've all seen the "Dummies" books out there. The first one was computer related, published in 1991, and had nothing to do with mummies.
Have a good one!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Fungus Among Us

Some interesting fungus (okay, fungi) in my back yard earlier this summer.

The china shoe has a crack in it which is why I use it for outdoor decor.

Have an interesting day!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday's Muster #40

This Halloween collection is newer-ish, and might have some of you rolling your eyes. Beanie Babies! I bought some back when they were hot and have added one here and there, and so have quite a few holiday beanies. Here are the Halloween variety.

The spider above on the left and the two below are the smaller size called Halloweenies.

C'mon, admit it-- they're pretty cute.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Summer Sun LO has monthly challenges running, and this month one of them is creating a layout without a picture. Rather challenging, I thought. Here is what I came up with.

The poem is by Robert Louis Stevenson, and I know it's a little off season, but I like it just the same.
Hope your day is sunny!

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!