Monday, February 29, 2016

Book Sale

The thrift finds have been slim to none this year. I haven't been out much, and when I was I didn't find anything. However, there was a library book sale last week. Here is the haul:

I'm sure a lot of you have seen old Raggedy Ann illustrations, but aren't they nice? I'm digging that psychedelic sunrise in the upper left.

And would you believe they had another old Sears catalog reprint? You might remember I found the same one at a thrift store last year.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

One Layer Card

The current challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to make a one layer (also called single layer) card. I used to make that type of card years ago; just drawing, usually with markers, on a white card, but then scrapbook paper came along... So it was sort of fun to go back and draw. The cat image is a rubber stamp.

Just for the record I decorated the envelope too.

Thanks for viewing!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Easter Cards

I almost didn't make any Easter cards this year, but I managed to get some done over this past weekend. These main images came from one sheet of scrapbook paper. Nice old-fashioned designs.

I think Easter will be here before we know it! Thanks for viewing!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Nautical Cards

Little by little I have been back to crafting and made some note cards at the end of last week. It will be months before the beaches are open around here, but these papers were handy so why not use them?

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Small Art Journal

I mentioned the other day I have a small art journal so I thought I'd share a little more of that. It's a 4" x 6" drawing pad. You can see the way I bought it on the left, and on the right is my improved cover, thanks to some scrapbook paper and washi tape.

My work is obviously more collage based than most art journals which often use paint and inks, etc. I generally make these pages at the end of the day while relaxing so I don't want to make a big mess and haul out lots of materials.

I did fill one pad which is why I have a second in the first photo. I need to decorate that cover! So do you have an art journal???

Thanks for viewing!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Adding Color

My last post was all about the black and white art I had made while recuperating. I also started an afghan. I think this makes up for the lack of color in the aforementioned post. I decided to knot together different colors of yarn so I wouldn't be changing skeins often. I do plan to leave the knots showing (although I will trim them). I used this technique on a couple of other projects and like the "homey" look.

I had one skein of black and one of white so made a striped section in the middle. I'm a little more than half done. That stitch is called "afghan stitch" in case anyone is wondering. Very easy.

Thanks for checking in!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

While I Was Out

There is only so much a person can do while stuck in bed with a bad back. I did occupy myself with a couple of black markers for a few days. How about some zentangle style ATCs?

When I ran out of blank ATCs, I grabbed my small art journal/sketch pad; it's 4" x 6".

Once the novelty of the above wore off, I tried my hand at some blackout poetry. If you are interested, look up blackout poetry on Google-- amazing examples. I might make mine into collages or note cards.

My back is worlds better, but still not quite there yet. Thanks for all the good wishes. I appreciate it! Happy Valentine's Day too!!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Just Popping In

Just popping in to say "hi." Things are improving, but it's slow going. 

Hope things are fine and dandy in your neck of the woods.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Time Off

Due to a not serious but nagging back injury, I won't be blogging for awhile. Can't get any new posts together, and with a bum back, I haven't been doing anything post worthy anyway.

The flower photo has nothing to do with anything-- I just like it, and it looks a lot prettier than my backyard in February.

Thanks, everyone!