Monday, August 31, 2015

Some Fun Finds

The finds have been rather scant once again. I think I need to move to a new area! Ha, ha... 

This is pretty nifty, however. A Mary Poppins board game from 1964.

And another board game, The Bride Game, from 1971. Wouldn't that be a fun decoration at a bridal shower?

Also shown in the first photo: unopened Rolodex cards (great for ICAD and other collagey crafts), and unopened flower paper punch, and unopened pack of label stickers, and an unopened 7 Gypsies ATC/photo tray. Not bad.

My daughter and I found this Flatsy clock at a thrift store. Those are very hard to come by. This one is in really good condition, except the hot dog/ice cream cart is missing. Maybe some day we'll find one. Come one-- stranger things have happened.

And here are your letters for today: L and M

Have a nice day!!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

J and K

I'm back with today's letter pages, J and K.

Have a nice Sunday!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

H and I

Hi-- as in H and I! I usually don't post on the weekends, but I decided to keep the collage alphabet book going. Here are your letters of the day:

Enjoy your Saturday!

Friday, August 28, 2015


I recently made some Christmas themed notebooks, junk journals, blank books (pick one) for my Etsy shop. Since they turned out pretty nice, I decided to make some more. These have a cat theme. I was also thinking dog, horse, garden, travel...

Here are a few of the pages. I made some "collage" type papers from vintage stuff I have. The miracle of scanners!

I also added some cut images, rubber stamp designs, punched doodads, etc. I will say they take quite a lot of time to make, but I like the results.

Let's not forget the letters of the day: F and G

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Animal Fair

A short while back, I showed a children's book, The Animals At The Seashore (see it here). Today let's look at a similar book, The Animal Fair, published in 1964.

Lots of lively, colorful illustrations.

There are also some monochromatic type illustrations.

Looks like a fun fair to me! And here are your "letters" for today: D and E:

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wacky Pack Wednesday

Here is a very familiar product being jabbed at on today's Wacky Pack sticker. Did you eat your Weakies today???

Here are your alphabet collage pages for today-- hey, I remembered!


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Alphabet Collage Book

I have been working on a fun, just for me, project this summer and finally finished it. An alphabet book made up of collaged pages. I used what I had and didn't print anything from the internet.

I'll start you off with "A," of course. Then instead of having a single post with 26 pictures, I thought I would add a two page spread to every post that follows (hope I don't forget-- I make no promises!). If you have noting better to do, and you should probably hope you do, see how many things you can identify on each page that starts with that letter. No, I didn't count.

Adios, auf wiedersehen, arrivederci!!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Late Summer Fowers

Did I use the phrase "late summer" in my post title?? Hard to believe but true. Enjoy these blooms while they last.

Notice the beetle on the end of the longest petal? I wonder what it is. Something that eats zinnias??

Have a nice Monday!

Friday, August 21, 2015

More Christmas In August

I still have been Christmas crafting lately. How about small notebooks with a Christmas theme??

The inside pages are a mix of blank, printed, painted...

And, yes, I did make some christmas mail art envelopes.

Thanks for looking!  Have a great day out there!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

New Bookmarks

I made a bunch of new bookmarks for the Etsy shop-- well, I made them eatlier this summer but never got around to posting them. Here are some...

Short and sweet today. Thanks for looking!