Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday's Muster #25

This week I'm starting my bookmark collection. I'm going to break it up over several Mondays. Much too much for one post. These all live in a photo storage box. I don't know how many are in there. A lot. I've collected these since I was a kid.

All pictured today were bought at book or card stores many years ago. I'm sure I didn't pay more than a dollar for any of them-- some were gifts too.



Who among you remembers Euell Gibbons?  That green bookmark is mocking him.

I didn't realize I had so many Garfields.




Kinda makes you wanna get out a good book, doesn't it?  Have a pleasant day!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Last Full Week Of June For ICAD

Here are the last week's worth of cards I made for the ICAD challenge. First up is a simple ode to summer. Made mostly from scrapbook paper.

Catalog clippings, scrapbook paper, and marker in the background.

Yes, a seed catalog was delivered to my house.

This was a chapter title in an old gardening book. Thought I'd have a little fun with it.

Cut from an old (obviously) knitting book. Think I'm glad these went out of style.

My first attempt at zentangle-- a trendy form of art that is popular right now. It was kind of fun and kind of relaxing to do, but it took a lot longer than a doodley index card should take. I'm not in a big hurry to try it again.

A mini collage, using a photo of my Mastiff, Arthur.

Thanks for viewing.  Have a good day!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Christmas in June and Other Finds

The past week netted some thrift finds from various local sales. I should have more to show for all the driving around I did, but that's usually the way it goes.  A bamboo Las Vegas tray, recipe card box, a terra cotta pot which I needed, Xmas decoration, Milles Borne game, a Xmas cookie tin, and a Xmas tree pin (in front of the recipe box).

Here is a better look at that decoration. It has a number stamped on the bottom but no maker name. Looks Swedish, don't you think?

And surprise-- there were three sets of index cards inside the recipe box.  I didn't know that when I bought it. Here is a better look at the pin too.

Those Milles Borne cards are cool for paper crafting. They're in my Etsy shop, but if they don't sell, I'll do something with them.

It seems like the yard sales are not too abundant this season. Wonder why? Hope you are having more luck in your area!

Thanks for reading.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Missus Styles of 1967

Another post from the 1967 Sears catalog today. These missus styles are pretty tame, practical looking for 1967. I'll save the mod look for another day. Although the fabric shown on the left is rather mod.





This is the price for the above dresses!!  $5.50 for a dress?!



Is this a gentle way of saying "middle-age" or "matron?"

Have a good day!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wacky Pack Wednesday

This has to be a newer Wacky Pack, right? I mean, they didn't have these back in the 70s (boy, us kids missed out!). Actually they did come out in 1979. Happy meals!

Did you read the small print? Click on the image to bring it up larger. "Make lunch, not war." Pretty funny!

Have a hip day!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Wrigley Field

My husband and daughter were able to go to Wrigley Field (through a friend) for a season ticket holder appreciation day. I wanted to share some photos my husband shot, and by the way, they had perfect weather for the event.



They weren't able to walk into the home locker room, but could view it from one end. How cool!


Outside the park, new this year, are very interesting murals about the park's history since this the 100th birthday. Just think, players like Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson played there.


Want to shop at a nearby souvenir store??

Hope you brought enough-- here is the price of the above jersey.

A great outing! Wrigley really is a wonderful place.

Enjoy!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday's Muster #24

I've always referred to this collection as "ugly vases" which isn't very nice.  They're not really ugly, just unique.  Or maybe you think "ugly" is the right word!  They came from a garage sale, a church rummage sale, and a thrift store.

The one on the left is oh so 70s.  The other is rather heavy. Look at this picture compared to the top; it has different designs going around.

The floral on on the left is actually a candle holder.  There is a short holder on the inside.  The hunky one on the right has very pretty glaze colors and an etched fish design.

A small collection today which is probably a nice break after all the Barbie posts. I'll be starting another large one next week.  Strap yourself in!

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

ICAD Junior

I thought I'd take a few minutes to share my daughter's contributions to the ICAD challenge. Obviously, she is not doing a card a day. It's just for fun; I'm not pushing it.

She followed the prompt "nail polish" for this one. It's markers and cut paper.

This is all crayons. She saw a card on the Flickr ICAD group she liked and used it for inspiration.

I made a card using all pink flowers from a seed catalog (which I didn't post yet) so she followed suit by using blue flowers. And it's every bit as good as her mother's.
And, yes, she had a birthday in between creating.

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

ICAD Week 3

Another week is behind us-- they sure are flying by for me. Here are the cards I submitted for ICAD (index card a day).

This was the only prompt I followed this week. The theme was "stickers." The cat and flower images are stickers. The swirl designs are colored pencil.

This is a watercolor background with markers on top. 

Two magazine clippings from a 1970s publication and "Run" in markers.

I had no real plan for this. I cut one inch squares out of scrapbook paper and used markers around the squares. "Craft" was also done with a marker. I would have liked for the word to stand out more, but so it goes.

Have you ever seen these sort of paint samples at DIY stores? That's what the middle image is. The reverse shows what colors where used. The bigger houses on the bottom are scrapbook paper, and the "Home" letters are from a magazine.

The images and text on this one are from an old cookbook. The blue and orange colors are markers.

This one... I dunno. I had the "days" paper in with my scrapbook papers and just sort of went from there.

If you're looking for some inspiration, pop over to the Flickr ICAD group. Tons of styles and ideas!

Happy Saturday, folks!