Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Michael's Haul - November Road Trip Edition

Michael's Haul
Hit up a Michael's while visiting Ohio last week and got lucky in the clearance section! Halloween items were 80% off, used a 50% off coupon on the word stickers, and a 25% off coupon on the remaining sale items. I love a good bargain!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Mail Call 11-14-2017

Mail Call | akaTerri
Was out of town for a week visiting family and came home to an awesome mail haul!

ribbon for bookmarks or tags
Received this thin ribbon from Amanda.
Perfect for bookmarks or tags!

Amanda also sent me these very cool steampunk items!
How cool is that watch? And those gears! 
Love them!

from my pal Evelyn
My pen pal Evelyn sent me a bag full of awesome goodies!
A great selection of postcards, some craft items from her destash, recipe cards, and the Tim Holtz paper dolls that I had wished for! Love my pen pals!

Evelyn also sent me this awesome collection of tea for a swap we did in a Facebook group! Love trying new teas!

I had asked if anyone had any used stamps and Mary Jo came through for me! Have an idea for an art project with used stamps and am excited to get started!

journal cards
Did a swap and Sarah sent me some great journal cards!
She also threw in some cool postcards as a bonus.
Love my Facebook buddies!

happy mail
Received some happy mail from Shirley!
Stickers, washi samples, notes, and a cool postcard!

blank labels
Received some blank labels from Evelyn H so I can finally try to make my own return address labels!

A very awesome mail call!!!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Postcards 10-31-17

vintage Halloween postcard
Look at this cute postcard from my friend Kelly!
Love the vintage look of it. SO cute!

1963 Dior perfume ad
Love this oversize postcard from my pen pal Barbara!
A Rene Gruau drawing from the NGV museum in Melbourne, Australia. 
Going to frame this one!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Postcard 10-26-17

Prerup Temple in Cambodia
Beautiful postcard of the Prerup Temple in Cambodia
from my pen pal Theth. Gorgeous!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Mail Call 10-25-17

Mail Call | akaTerri
Having signed up for so many swaps and entered so many contests, decided that I needed a place to share the goodies that have started coming in the mail!

This was a surprise from one of my Facebook friends.
Love the purple, as it reminds me of dragon scales!

Facebook buddies always come through!
I asked if anyone had any ribbon or lace scraps I could use for ATCs and tags.
Mel sent me this awesome selection! It's perfect for crafting!

Did a sticker swap with my Facebook friend Susan.
The feet stickers made me laugh!

Another Facebook swap, this time with my friend Lisa.

More stickers, this time from Heather!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Happy Mail from my friend Evelyn

I took part in a swap in one of my Facebook groups and my pen pal Evelyn drew my name. She knows me well!

pink flamingos!!!
Received this awesome bag of pink flamingo confetti and little baggies to send it.
I adore pink flamingos and was thrilled to receive this but wait, Evelyn wasn't done....

I received these precious goodies in a second package. They're so awesome that the post office wanted to keep them! Just kidding, but weird that they weren't in my PO box and I didn't get a notice that they had arrived. Thank goodness I had signed up for notifications so I knew something had arrived! Asked at the counter and she was mystified why someone had set the box aside, but didn't put a notice in my box that I had a package too large to fit.

But alls well that ends well!

The winter stickers are totally adorable! And the pens! Can I rave about these two awesome pens?The fountain pen writes like a dream! So smooth! No blots or bleeding. I think I'm in love! And the Pentel Fude pen is amazing! Purple is my favorite color, plus I can finally learn brush lettering. So amazing!

Best. Gift. Ever.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Mail Call 10-17-2017

Mail Call | akaTerri
Having signed up for so many swaps and entered so many contests, decided that I needed a place to share the goodies that have started coming in the mail!

inappropriate is in the eye of the beholder!
A lady from one of my Facebook groups was nice enough to share some of her "inappropriate" stickers with me. Love them! Especially the funky hand. Love anything weird, fun, quirky, and unique!

something crafty
In one of our group swaps, I asked for something crafty.
This is what I received.
Can't wait to get my craft on with these babies!

so charming!
Received this small charm and baggie of confetti from one of my swap groups.
Made a tag with the confetti and charm, but it didn't turn out the way I wanted. Oh well, I'm still learning.

stickers and stress relief!
This is from a sticker swap and stress relief swap.
Maybe I should update my interests to say I'm a shower girl?

swap swag
The coloring pages are from a Surprise Me swap and the baggie holes the remains of a handmade bracelet that broke when I tried to put it on.

washi & joy
Washi tape samples from a washi swap and confetti for my Joy Jar!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Postcards 10-16-2017

quirky & fun!
Received this awesome, unique postcard from my pen pal Barbara. 
She always finds the BEST cards!

Pixar Fall postcard
Got this fun Fall postcard from my pal Ruthanne.
Didn't even notice at first that it was a Toy Story scene, which makes it even cooler!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

October Secret Sister Surprise

October Secret Sister Surprise
Took part in a secret swap in one of my Facebook groups. Not to sound ungrateful, but I was a little disappointed with the items I received. I felt like this was a generic box put together without even checking my interests list. 

Most of the items are for the bath. I haven't taken a bath in years. What am I going to do with bath salts? Face masks? Something that I think is a pumice brush for the feet? 

At least I can use the manicure set and nail clippers. I'm not sure how practical the butterfly nail clippers are, but they're certainly unique!

I know I should be pleased to receive anything, but after putting so much thought, time, and effort into picking out the perfect things for my secret giftee, I can't help feeling a little disappointed.

I know, I know....I'm a terrible person.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Columbus Day hauls

AC Moore haul
Found several awesome deals at AC Moore!
The washi tape was all on sale for $1 each! Score!
The large stickers were 3 for $5 and the planning stickers were on clearance at 70% off. The little fox was 60% off so I bought 3 of them. Great haul!

Michael's haul
Didn't do as well at Michael's but did find some nice washi in the clearance section for only $3.99 per tube! And was able to use a 50% off coupon for the acrylic blocks. The stickers were also on clearance for $1.49. Not bad, but I seem to do better at AC Moore lately.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Postcards 10-10-2017

handmade postcard
Wonderful handmade postcard I received in a Facebook swap!
Love it!

Awesome Mail a Roo postcard from my pen pal Dinah!
Too cute!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Postcard 10-3-2017

Ocean City Boardwalk
Received this Ocean City Boardwalk postcard 
from my pen pal Carrie.
Love boardwalks!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Postcards 10-2-2017

Postcard from one of my Facebook group swaps.
Love this collage of Hampshire from my new pal Becky!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Day 15 September Screw It & Do It Challenge

Day 15 of the Screw It & Do It 10 minute art challenge.

napkin art
You know, time was a napkin was just a napkin for me,
not inspiration for crafts!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Day 14 September Screw It & Do It Challenge

Day 14 of the Screw It & Do It 10 minute art challenge.

magazine scraps
Not feeling very inspired for day 14 so did a quick collage with magazine scraps

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Day 13 September Screw It & Do It Challenge

Day 13 of the Screw It & Do It 10 minute art challenge.

yes, it's a tree!
Saw something that reminded me of a tree trunk when going through my scraps so decided to make a tree. Went through my magazine stash and cut out any greenery I could find to make the leaves. Turned out to be an odd looking tree, so added a fountain to keep it company. Should've added a face!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Postcards 9-26-2017

Anchorage, Alaska
My pen pal Kelly sent me this gorgeous postcard from Anchorage, Alaska!
Alaska is gorgeous, and I hope to go back someday!

mama and baby
Lovely postcard of a horse with her foal from my pen pal Lucia!

West Virginia
My dogs got another postcard from their fur-cousins in West Virginia!
I swear, they're starting to get more mail than I do! ha!

Day 12 September Screw It & Do It Challenge

Day 12 of the Screw It & Do It 10 minute art challenge.

A couple of Tim Holtz distress crayons for the background,
some fussy cut pictures,
and topped off with some Tim Holtz stamps.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Day 11 September Screw It & Do It Challenge

Day 11 of the Screw It & Do It 10 minute art challenge.

it's a Tim Holtz kinda day
It's a Tim Holtz kinda day...distress crayons for the background and a combo of stamp and stencil for the focal points.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Day 10 September Screw It & Do It Challenge

Day 10 of the Screw It & Do It 10 minute art challenge.

reverse leaf stencil
Used my new Tim Holtz distress crayons for sort of a reverse leaf stencil.
Had to use very little water to get the watercolor effect.
Happy with the leaf, but need to do better on the stem next time

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Day 9 September Screw It & Do It Challenge

Day 9 of the Screw It & Do It 10 minute art challenge.

Finished yesterday's project today.
Went in a different direction than originally planned but not 100% sure I like the result.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Day 8 September Screw It & Do It Challenge

Day 8 of the Screw It & Do It 10 minute art challenge.

a work in progress
First time I haven't finished by the 10 minute deadline.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Day 7 September Screw It & Do It Challenge

Day 7 of the Screw It & Do It 10 minute art challenge.

One of my favorite Neil Gaiman quotes!