Monday, August 3, 2015


As you know, I'm always making something. Here are some of the latest projects. 

I've been using scraps to make message/gift cards. These make up really fast which I like, and they have a lot of uses. For notes, gift tags, business cards; kind of fun.

I haven't done much in my Smash books lately, due to ICAD, but here are two pages. I'm probably among the few who remember this TV show. Do you?

I like this Bible verse but couldn't decide between these two versions so I did both. And, yes, I know this is worlds away from the above Smash page. They are in two different books.

I know Halloween is months away, but when you get an idea... I thought of making seasonal mail art envelopes. Why not?

I might try making some for Christmas too, but that's too far away even for me!

Thanks for checking in. Have a nice day!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Almost The End Of ICAD 2015

With the closing of July comes the closing of ICAD for this year. Here are the next several cards. 

Another collage (no surprise, right?). This is scrapbook paper, old sheet music, and pieces of an old music magazine.

This one is sort of funny as I didn't think too much of it. Just sheet music and a rubber stamp that I colored in with markers. I almost didn't even post it. However, I received quite a few comments on Flickr about it; probably more than any other card. Guess that goes to show I don't know what's good!

More collaged papers and markers. I did a lot of that this year.


Ditto times 2

Okay, ditto times 3!!

My next ICAD post will be the last.  Hope you have been enjoying these.  Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Doll Clothes

On Tuesday, I showed a doll dress my mother knitted and thought later why not post all of my old doll clothes? So here they are.

Just for the record, all of these are pretty darn old now (funny how I haven't aged any). This scarf and sweater set was knitted by my mom for my Baby First Steps doll. I remember using it quite often, I'm surprise it survived.

This was also made by my mother, in fact, all of these were until further notice. A cute coat made from some leftover fabric, no doubt.

The flannel nightgown on the right is also leftover fabric; I had p.j.'s made from the same material.

Corduroy shorts and a skirt. That skirt fabric was left over from a dress my mom made for me with rust color trim.

Child size and one doll size apron. The fabric on the right was cafe curtains in our house. That little doll apron looks like feedsack material, doesn't it?

How mod! The dress on the left is the same fabric as a longish vest my mom made for me. I know it had "LOVE" printed on it, but can't recall any other words. The romper on the right was the ultra hip lining to a gold (think 60s "gold" like a sunflower) suit my mother made for herself. I remember that suit and thought it was really cool at the time.

A dress that fit my Crissy doll.

Okay, here is your notice: these two dresses below were store bought. Not sure what dolls they fit. The green one is a bit of a mystery to me as the color and style do not look 60s or 70s. So is it older? Did it come from an older cousin? Was it a contemporary doll dressed to look "retro"? You tell me.

It's amazing these are still with us.  After all, kids have played with them, tossed them aside; they were stored in a basement for a long time. I should be so resilient, right?

Have a super duper day!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wacky Pack Wednesday

This week I'm showing my last Green Giant Wacky Pack. So they went from the Jolly Mean Giant to Geek Giant. I guess that makes sense (?).

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

One Of Those McCall's Magazines

Remember the three McCall's Needlework and Crafts magazines I bought at a recent estate sale? I'm sharing one of those today. This is the Fall-Winter 1963-64 issue. Pretty mod (and worn) cover. How about that tiger faux fur jumper??

Some tres chic ladies

You and your poodle can have matching sweaters!

Very popular color back then.

When was the last time you saw someone using a muff?

 Here is that olive-y color once again.

These magazines had a lot of kid themed crafts. You could make Raggedy Ann and Andy in different sizes. Cute photo.

Most of these issues had Barbie fashions too. Pay special attention to the dress in the lower left...

How about this? My mother made this doll dress for me in the early 70s. I think that lavender dress above is the same pattern.  Small world (no pun intended)!

Thanks for looking back with me.  Have a nice day!

Monday, July 27, 2015

ICAD Getting Down To The Wire

Catching up on my ICAD cards today. This first one I made using the prompt "Fashion." The skirt image was cut from a 1950s sewing pattern. There are more pattern pieces and instructions in the background. I added the dots and flower on the left with a marker.

Here is a simple one, but I like the way it turned out. Scrapbook paper, washi tape, a cool cat sticker, and some marker.

This turned out to be one of my favorites. The main image is part of an old greeting card. The clouds, and additions on the left and right were added with markers. I did color in a few of the windows too. You probably didn't notice, but this is the only card I haven't dated so far. I didn't see an unobtrusive or conducive place to stamp it so left it off.

The fruit and large flower are old seals-- remember those? They were sold in small booklets before stickers became popular. Scrapbook paper, old book text, vintage trading stamps, and markers were also used.

This one is a smaller version of a page I made in my art journal. I liked the way that turned out so made a similar version for ICAD.

I used watercolor on the background here, and a cute lyric from old sheet music. The flowers were drawn in with a marker.

Thanks for looking as always and have a creative day!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Christmas in July

The current theme at Jingle Belles is a "Vintage or Retro Vibe." Vintage Christmas is definitely up my alley so I broke out my Christmas stash and made two cards. Both images were freebies at a blog several years ago (not sure what one now-- sorry!). The rest is scrapbook papers, sequin type snowflakes, and ribbons.

Nice little break from July temps. Thanks, Jingle Belles! Now, I need to start Halloween cards!

Have a nice weekend!