Ok girlfriends, one last post and I'm off like a prom dress to the stamping retreat tomorrow.
I'm fresh out of xmas paper.... WHEW, YOU'RE GLAD, AREN'T YA! ADMIT IT! (I lied. I'm not out of xmas paper.) Pamela from Stampin D'Amour requested more junkin' pics, so I'll share my latest finds. 2 weeks ago my sister and I met my girlfriend Janine for a morning of garage sale-ing. I was one crabby camper because I didn't get to sleep in on my day off, and I was drugged up on Motrin trying to get rid of my neck and backache from my PILLOWTOP MATTRESS. Don't get me started on that one. So we hit the garage sales in my hometown of Hudson, Wisconsin. The first sale we hit was a sweet little old house with a million messy hollyhocks in the front yard. Very shabby. I immediately honed in on the botanical print above. $3.00! Framed and everything! I knew it would go perfectly in the REDRUM. The 2 old botanical prints above were .25 cents each. I will pull them out of the matting and frame them. Aren't they beautiful?
So while I'm ooohing and aaahing over the green cherry print, my sister starts digging through piles of fabric. I look over and GASP when I see what she has in her hands...the floral tulle to the right... YARDS AND YARDS OF IT. I start sending her the mental vibes in my head... PUT THE FABRIC DOWN, YOU DON'T WANT IT, PUT IT DOWN, WALK AWAY FROM IT. So she walks away from it, and I swoop in on it. $2.00! HOLY CRAP! What a selfish girl I am. But I got the goods. I NEEDED IT FOR THE REDRUM! Here's a photo of it hanging in my bedroom.
And finally, on my way to check out, I started digging through a pile of old kids library books. I pulled out this sweet little witchie halloween book. Free. The yard sale lady threw it in with my purchases for free because it was too early in the morning to think. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet, but my motto now is WWVCD. What would Vicki Chrisman do. So at some point, I'm going to venture into mixed media collage, and probably alter the inside of it with halloween party pictures and vintage stickers from Crafty Secrets. So many projects, so little time. Vic & Pamela, I'll be calling you up panicking when I start that one.
I love the illustrations in this book.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, I'll be back next week!