Monday, January 16, 2017

Just Glue It, Day 5

Five gluey days.  Let's see if I can make it a week . . . I almost forgot to do it today!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Just Glue It, Day 3

Day Three ended up with a theme.

JGI is a personal challenge, so it's okay if you don't get the theme.  It's something I probably don't need to be reminded of, however--smile and nod . . .

Short story time:
One day my Aunt June and I were having a conversation.  I was young at the time, still in school, and I don't remember what we were talking about, but I do remember her reaction.

"Well, you're just like your mother.  You smile and nod and do whatever you want to anyway."

My blog friend of many years, Krisha, has inspired me to join in some challenges:
A Vintage Journey--Going 'round in circles :  pencil circles at borders of pages, mirroring circle on library sign
Creative Artiste--Anything Mixed Media Goes
Frilly and Funkie--New Year's Inspiration (smile and nod, and do what you want to anyway!)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Just Glue It, Day 2

Yes, I named my personal challenge, "Just Glue It," but I'm sure someone else somewhere has used that one before.  Not only that, we all know that at some point there WILL be paint, crayons, ink, etc.  Anyway, did the layouts for the title pages today, and kept the title that came with the book.
"Best Sellers"--I find that amusing, indeed.
 REALLY like the photo, it's an original, got it in a pile of ephemera at an estate sale.

It's a Book-Of -The-Month paper, and it's from 1941!

That's all for today.  If I don't get around to posting the photos every day, I will post multiples during the week.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

a personal challenge--altered book layout a day

 (Pre-P.S.--updated with better photos.)
Well, these photos are from my phone, which I have NOT quite gotten the hang of yet, but today I decided to try and do a layout a day in an altered book, one I began years ago, but never really worked in. No particular theme, just gluing a layout a day.

I like this particular bit, the tape over a piece of old movie film.

These are my great-grandmother's twin brothers, Ruben and Rupert. so my great-great uncles?  I met Rupert on several occasions, but Rupen died in WWI.

Sorry the pics aren't better, but I had to screw my resolve to the sticking point, and it was either get it done or not.  (I chose get it done.  Lesson learned--next time use the camera I know!)

Now I'm going to see that grandbaby of mine. 
Happy Thursday to you!

Thursday, January 05, 2017

some catching up . . .

Did you have a Merry Christmas??  Are you ready for a Happy New Year?

Here's what I got for the New Year:
Yesterday was Baby Day, and here is our first grand, isn't he a pip???

And my first post of the year at Altered Pages goes along with him:

Whew.  Seems like I've been waiting forever to be a grandma, and now, we'll have not one, but TWO this year. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

gotta love a $3.75 flea market find!

A DIY-over of someone else's DIY blanket chest--and I got it for $3.75, what a deal!

From this (not that it's hideous, just not our color):

To this:

Details at THIS post on the DIY Design Studio Blog.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

braille gift box and pendant

Nothing super fancy, as my jewelry making skills aren't the keenest, but here is a little pendant and gift box I made for a blind friend:

I hope it reads correctly.  Sheesh, braille is hard!  Want more details?  You'll find them today at Altered Pages. 

Thursday, October 06, 2016

an altered baseball card box

Believe it or not, baseball cards originally came in this box. 

One pack.

Of very expensive baseball cards.

2009 National Treasures box
It's a really nice box--wooden, with hinges--AND since we have a baseball card store, I like to keep some of the fun stuff and repurpose them for other things.  Today's redo started with some DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish paint in Refreshing and a Creme Wax finish:

A tea related collage image, and . . .
Voila!  A "tea chest".  This will be used at an upcoming baby shower for, well, teabags, of course.  There's another quote on the inside of the lid.  I like to think of it as a functional decoration.  You can find more details at Altered Pages.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

shaped atcs

There is something about shaped atcs that really appeal to me.  Maybe it's just the outside-the-box thing, or maybe it's the challenge of making something that's technically 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches, but not a rectangle.

Here are some shaped atcs that I've received in swaps:
Wendy Robinson., Suzanne C, and Wendy Aspinall

Suzanne C, Kris D, and Terri D
Absolutely love all of these!

If you'd like to see some of my own shaped atcs, I'm sharing some of my favorites today at Altered Pages.

Thank you for stopping by, and a Happy Thursday to you!