Friday, June 29, 2007
I got home tonite and was prepped to chop down a dead lilac tree in our front yard. GASP! The chainsaw is missing from my garage! Stolen! Now the good thing about this is, that I'm a girl, so I didn't have to have the $700 dollar big-boy industrial size logger version of it. It was more like the Fischer-Price toy version, that only cost $35.00 bucks and has hamsters inside running the chain. So it's not a huge loss, but I think I'm sleeping with one eye open tonite just in case there's a chainsaw murderer running around my neighborhood. :)
I made this card a few weeks ago for a friend who unknowingly made my day. I used the Stampendous "Tiers of Treats" stamp that I got from Eclectic Paperie a while ago. The background paper is Daisy D's Cherry Tomato dots and Beacon Hill Scroll Parchment. I used red brads for the 'cherries' and watercolored it using Stampin Up Ink and an aquapainter. The flowers are from a Prima Bubble. Faux stitching done using Hero Art's Ribbons and stitches zigzag stamp.
So if you don't see me post for a while, call 9-1-1, OK? Gnite all !
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Now for the junk. The pic to the above is of one of the sales at Pipe Lake. We didn't buy anything here, but I LOVED the shabby barn & silo. Look at this outbuilding below! I love anything chippy and white! That's my sister to the left. Doesn't she look happy happy happy, swinging her purse up the driveway? (she wasn't..."DON'T TAKE MY PICTURE", she's yelling. You can't see her mouth moving so it looks all happy, doesn't it?)
Chippy and white! This needs to have a sign on the outside saying 'STAMP STUDIO'. ************* There was another sale in a barn, where we hit the MOTHERLOAD. Notice there are no pretty pictures of the outside of the sale? This is because we HIT THE GROUND RUNNING and were piling up loads of junk on the cashier's table. Never mess with a girl at a good junk sale. You might get injured. These pink shabby chenille bedspreads were CHEAP! But you have to make sure to look for holes and stains. One went home with my sis. The .25 cent shabby pink pillow came home with me.
What does this gumball machine remind you of? Hmm, there's a certain Stampin Up stamp set that looks like this! This machine has BIG MARBLES inside instead of gumballs! It almost went home with us but was too rickety and was $15 dollahs! The marble gumballs were probably worth more than the machine was! NO SALE!
Here's what I ended up with at the end of the day. The pink dish will probably decorate a wall, and the cute jar will hold bellies in my stamp area. The sugar dish with no lid will hold foam brushes.
This little guy came up to greet us as we were driving up the driveway to one of the sales. When we got to the sale, I told his owner that I loved his horses out front. He told me they weren't horses. I said "Well, I like your big dogs out front". Apparently they're mules. I explained to him that we were city girls and he told me that he never would have guessed. Anyway. That was our weekend. Beautiful and junk-i-ful.
Ok non-junkers.... I promise, the rest of the week I'll post cards. Gnite all!
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
(I need to find a husband with skillz!) Hmm, it might just be cheaper to buy one of these from the Picket Fence girls, no?
HERE BIRDIE BIRDIE BIRDIE!
AND THE WINNAH IS! NUMBER 44!!!!!!
If spazz here is reading the numbers right, that would be Susan, from Wylie TX! Bevie Pearl/Miss America, sorry, no crown for you! Susan, my email address is on the right, if you could pop a message over to me with your address, I'll get the goodies sent out! YAY! I'll post more later! :)
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
I got my Coffee & Tea set in the mail from Crafty Secrets...let me tell you how much fun I'm having with these 50's chickies! The little crowns on the coffee queens' heads are from their "Radiant" Paper pad. In the back of the pad are all kinds of little crowns to cut out and glue onto your photos or stamped images!
I wanna find out where you guys are from! To enter the drawing, leave me a comment on this post with your name, your city & state, and your FAVORITE CRAFTY SECRETS STAMP SET! I'll do the drawing at noon on Friday!
Monday, June 18, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
The lady running the estate sale was into shabby....how cute is this creamer and sugar set? The creamer was cracked, though. No sale.
This celery green & red sled did come home with us, though. $3.00! This will find a home on our front porch this winter, probably with greenery hanging from it. And I am a sucker for rhinestone pins...the triple flower came home with me for $2.00. I'll wear it to work on a blazer or throw it on my jean jacket!
I asked permission to take a photo of the lemonade salesgirl...how cute is she? She was very concerned that she had food in her braces. I assured her the camera wouldn't pick it up.
CUTE AS CAN BE!
We're off to the Picket Fence gals, which is 5 blocks down from Flapper Janes!
I'll leave you with a front view of Picket Fence...HERE I SCORED BIG!
Tomorrow night I'll show you my scores...I'm off to unpack it and get it set up in my stamp room. I only spent 1/2 of my coffee money, which means I'll save it for new stamps when the Stampin Up catty comes out! Tomorrow night: how a junker stores paper. :)
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Just a few photos from Sunday that I wanted to show you guys. I have a soft spot for chintz teapots and teacups, even though I rarely drink tea or have people over for tea parties. There's something so romantic and comforting about them. We had brunch on Sunday for my parent's anniversary, so we cut the peonies from our back yard that were on their last leg. Because we were sitting out on the front porch (UGH DON'T MAKE ME LOOK AT THOSE SPINDLES ANYMORE!), I wanted a shorter arrangement so we could see each other over the top of the flowers. It dawned on me that my teapots are SUPER short, and if I cut the stems way down, it would be a fun arrangement. Here's a pic for you to enjoy. They were gorgeous, and we had a beautiful (although hot) day!
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Of course, the rear of the pajamas had to be a flap bottom, like vintage PJ's used to have! They make adult pajamas with the flap bottom still! AYE CARAMBA!