Monday, July 30, 2012

Jenni Bowlins Ancestry Upcycle Paper Bag

I find these little brown paper bags amazing to create with and keep going back to them. This weekend I put together a pocket made out of just an old brown lunch bag for a mini I plan to put together UMMM...some day hopefully. The photo is one of my grand mothers taken in the 20's when those fox wraps were so in. They always gave me the creeps but they were big back then. I love the glammer and the paper is so vibrant.The flower I created by combining the tattered flower die, sizzix flower die and a I am Roses flower for the middle. The charm which you can't see and the button I have been hording in my stash. The back is a stamp I have had for a while but never have used and the library pocket and insert is from Linda's Funky Junky Zibbet store. Love her things. Well have a wonderful week and I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at my project.Thank you for the nice comments.I really appreciate it.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Vintage Halloween Pocket

I've had a good week staying out of the heat and getting ahead on some projects that I wanted to share. Today is a vintage Halloween pocket which puts me in the mood for cooler weather, pumpkins and mums Thanks for the visit and stay cool.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Another Fun Pocket ~~~ Farm Fresh

I love making these cute pockets with all the charm of making tags to go inside. These make the sweetest little gifts or pockets for gifts. Next months swap which is to be based on October Afternoons Farm Fresh paper line or similar colors and patterns contains pockets and a recipe card focused on farm cooking or comfort food. The paper I used is Hobby Lobby's Paper Studio Farm Fresh. I got it on sale half price. The base is made from a manila folder and measures 5 x 7 inches. Hope you will check out YPP and join in on the fun. It's been a very popular swap.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Try New Things ~~~~MAIL ART

If one were to ask my kids and husband as to what I was about they would probably say the one thing I do the best is try new things. I even have a chunky charm on my ball chain necklace that says exactly that. Try New Things. So my post today is about my new project and another fun addiction called Mail Art. It was started during World War 11 when soldiers would draw and decorate the mail envelopes to be sent back home. There are some wonderfull gallery's of mail art on the internet if interest you may want to check out. So joining yet another fun swap on YPP, I created my first Mail Art. I felt like I was back in Kindergarten just having fun. So try something new for yourself sometime. You may find a new addiction too and just enjoy the moment.Zoom in for better viewing

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Manly Man Card

Hi blogger buddies. Today I created a much needed manly man card for my hubs who is having a birthday the end of the month. I used one of Linda's library folders from her Funckie Junckie Zibet store which I tea stained and then I added a digital image. I used Lindy's on the flower and added another dry floral that gives a natural appeal. I also added Linda's wonderful trim ribbon and a die cut that I found in my stash. The flower is used to pull the happy birthday greeting out which is also a library ledger. I need to make more as I have very few masculine cards on hand. Thanks for checking in.

Monday, July 9, 2012

We're Cookin On the 4th Of July

I hope everyone had a great fourth of July. We had friends and family over for a cookout but I think we were the one's cooking in the 103 degree heat. It was a lot fun so thought I would share. We live up the street from the fire works display so our house is always a favorite on the 4th of July. Easy walk and no traffic to deal with afterwards. We enjoyed desert afterwards on the deck.Thanks as always for visiting. Still using the blue bottles from the rehearsal dinner.