Sunday, September 17, 2017

Day 3 September Screw It & Do It Challenge

Day 3 of the Screw It & Do It 10 minute art challenge.

Day 3 September Screw It & Do It Challenge

Took me a few tries to get her head right, but am pleased with how she turned out.
Inspired by a picture I saw online, but now can't find in order to credit the artist.
Glad I didn't have time to add facial features as originally planned!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Day 2 September Screw It & Do It Challenge

Day 2 of the Screw It & Do It 10 minute art challenge.

Day 2 September Screw It & Do It Challenge

Used a small ink pad on one of my old stencils but wasn't happy with the way it turned out. Went over the ink with washi tape. Ran out of time before I could neaten up the edges. 
Ten minutes goes by fast!


Friday, September 15, 2017

Day 1 September Screw It & Do It Challenge

Day 1 of the Screw It & Do It 10 minute art challenge.

Day 1 September Screw It & Do It Challenge

Experimenting with cutting up and tiling a picture of gears.
Looked unfinished so used a Coke cap and bubble wrap to
add some interesting designs.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Postcards 9-10-2017

Oregon slug
My friend Mercedes sent me this cute postcard of a slug.
Slugs are anything BUT cute in real life, but for some
reason, are cute on a postcard. Go figure!

I need all the support I can get!
My pen pal Barbara sent me two postcards along with 
this fun notecard. Love it!

This is either a cabbage or a cactus. Not sure because the description
is in Japanese. How cool is that???

Maybe a cabbage? Some kind of succulent?
Love it!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Black & White themed Pocket Letter Swap - from Eulonda

Here is what I received from my swap partner, Eulonda.
The theme was black & white.
It looks so elegant! 
And I love the ribbons on the side!

The inserts had come out during mailing so hopefully I put it back together correctly.

The included goodies!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Black & White themed Pocket Letter Swap

Recently took part in a pocket letter swap in one of my Facebook groups.
The theme was black & white.
Pretty pleased with how mine turned out.
Love the steampunk look, so hope my partner does as well!

front

back

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Waffles & Shiloh got mail!

who sends a postcard of a kitten to two dogs???

My dogs received a postcard from their fur-cousins! I didn't get a postcard from our fur-cousins. Color me jealous! lol

Monday, August 14, 2017

Washi swap with Amy

This was supposed to be a simple swap of 5 washi samples.
I've never been very good with directions and sent a ton of other stuff.
My partner, Amy, did the same thing.
Great minds think alike!

Look at all of the goodies Amy sent me!

What adorable washi! I love the owls! And the silly monster washi
is too, too cute! And cupcakes! Look at the cute cupcakes! Love them all!

Love sunflowers, so happy that Amy sent me these stickers!


And how cute are these kitten stickers?
They change! Is that awesome or what?

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Bullet Journal August Tracker




My tracker for August. 
I prefer separate boxes to one large grid.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Postcards 6-7-2017

teddy bear postcard from my new pal Sarah
An adorable teddy bear postcard from my new pal Sarah!
She stopped by to visit the Vermont Teddy Bear factory and
grabbed me this cute postcard of a cow teddy bear. Love him!

from my buddy Sheila
My friend Sheila makes the BEST postcards to send to me!
Love her take on hillbilly laundry!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Autobiographical Pocket Letter exchange with Natalie

Recently took part in a pocket letter exchange for one of my Facebook groups.
The theme was autobiographical, which was challenging because I had no
idea what to include. I thought I had done a pretty good job, but was totally blown
away when I received my partner's pocket letter!

beautiful!
Look at the beautiful presentation! The scroll is her letter. 
OMG, I'm so far out of my league it's not funny! Natalie is amazingly talented!

The front
The front
The butterflies are sort of 3D and the little books are actual books! Wowza!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Michaels Haul - May 2017


went in for 2 rolls of washi tape...

Oh Michaels, you clever minx. You know just how to get me to visit, don't you? Lure me in with a 25% off everything coupon, then seal the deal with a Buy One, Get One Free sale!

you had me at flamingo...

These are the main reason I went to Michaels. Last time I saw these pretties, they were 40% off, so figured I'd use the extra 25% off coupon and treat myself. Get to the store and they're BOGO! How could I not buy them, when they were practically giving them away? Love the tropical designs!
 
puppies!!!!!

Right around the corner from the tropical display were these puppies, also BOGO. Score! How could anyone resist the dog washi? And flamingos are my newest must have, so it was a win-win!

Also picked up another paper pad because it was only $5, plus some more stickers and tabs. Bought another photo box because hey, only $2.50 so why not? And bling! Bought my first self-stick gem bling because they were on sale. Yeah, went a little nuts with all these goodies jumping into my cart.

Everything was either a doorbuster or on sale, so the only regular price item I could use my 40% off coupon for was the $1 sticker book! ha!

Excited to start crafting with my new goodies!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Postcards 5-15-2017

My mail drought is finally over!
My mail drought is finally over with these 
awesome postcards from my awesome pen pals! 

alligator snapping turtle
This is an alligator snapping turtle, who lives at the Luray Zoo 
in Luray, Virginia. Courtesy of my pen pal Buffy! 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Postcards 5-7-2017

Bogie!
Humphrey Bogart. They don't make 'em like this anymore!
Wonderful movie star postcard from my pal Kathleen

good advice from my friend Micha
Keep calm advice from Micha

Dr Who!!!
Kathleen made this for me!
I LOVE Dr Who!!!!

Friday, March 31, 2017

WalMart Spring 2017 Beauty Box - Trendsetter

WalMart Spring 2017 Beauty Box - Trendsetter
Received my Trendsetter box from WalMart!

Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair shampoo & conditioner
Neutrogena Hydro Boost lip shine in Radiant Rose
Biore free your pores Baking Soda Acne Scrub
John Frieda Frizz Ease moisturizing conditioner
Colgate Optic White Beauty toothpaste
Dove Advanced Care deoderant
plus a few coupons

WalMart Spring 2017 Beauty Box - Trendsetter

Not bad for $5! I'll use the Gliss, Biore, and lip gloss, but have enough toothpaste and deodorant samples to last a few lifetimes!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Postcards 3-29-17

Happy mail!

Jo
The Rocks in Sydney Australia, from Jo

Daphne
Daphne picked up this cute cow postcard for me from a Paula Deen restaurant!

Kelly
My friend Kelly sent me this lovely postcard for St Patrick's Day

Lucia
Lucia knows I love to color, so sent this cute card!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Ides of Trump postcard campaign

Sent off my Ides of Trump postcards to let 45 know what I think of him!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Postcards from Singapore

My pen pal Barbara went to Singapore recently and sent me some lovely postcards!

Hua Hin railway station
Hua Hin railway station.
Isn't it lovely? Love the roof! And it reminds me a little of the English Tudor style, yet is still uniquely Asian.

Singapore Philatelic Museum
watercolor of the Singapore Philatelic Museum

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day Cards (2017)


Took part in a Valentine's Day card exchange in one of my Facebook groups.
Love getting mail and Valentine's Day just added another lever of fun!


from Olga in Texas
Cute card and some stickers from Olga

from Amanda in Ohio
Handmade card, some foam stickers, and cute washi tape from Amanda



Monday, February 6, 2017

Postcards 2/6/2017

Chimney Rock
Chimney Rock landmark in Nebraska, from Valery

Lancaster, CA
Boeing Plaza town square memorial in Lancaster, CA, from my pal Michelle

St. Martin
My pal Kelly went on a cruise recently and sent me a postcard from St. Martin

Hakuna Matata
Cute Lion King postcard from Theth