Sunday, September 25, 2011

Joy is......Knowing My Friends Are Happy

Hi folks, the above says it all. I am the happiest when I know my friends are happy. I have 3 very close friends that I talk to regularly and this week, all have been happy.

Eva came over on Thursday evening and played on deli paper, painting and stamping. She had a ball. But I did not take a pic of that! Shame on me! Next time I will remember.

I just read a blog post from my friend Cheryl and she has been happily creating this week.

And my good friend Lotus actually had a creative week.

So when friends are happy, so am I.

This is what I have been up to this week. Remember to click on the pics for a larger view:

Watching Eva make deli paper backgrounds made me decide to make some more. I was not the happiest with the one with the birds, but it's ok I guess.

I got bored with the deli paper quick, so began working on this spread using a piece of the new 7 G's paper I got last weekend. And that is certainly me hanging onto my computer for dear life!! I would be insane quickly if I couldn't surf.

So onto the weekend haul:

The paper is Teresa Collins World Traveler in a 6 X 6 pad. Love it! And got the TH Die at JoAnn's today with a 50% off coupon. Yippee!!
The fall napkins and the Hallowen Bottle Labels are from the 99 Cent Store. I feel I need to do a Fall/Halloween spread, and that napkin will make a great fallish background.

And last is these 99 Cent Store Rubber Stamps. Yes, I needed those for sure!! Yea right!
I also found out that Ross Stores and T J Max sell some scrapbook items, so I have been visiting them, but only bought one punch, cheap. A small star burst.

This weekend I also got a TV installed in my bedroom so I can watch some TV, since Hubs and the Room Mates watch the main TV all of the time and I don't get to see much of it ever! So I can pick up about 6 local channels. Good enough.

So that is my weekend and I will be south of here for a couple of days next week, until more Dr Appts drag me home again.

Till next weekend, color me gone!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Another Busy Weekend

Joy is......Friends and Sales

This was another busy busy weekend. On Friday I went to a friend's Fall Garage Sale. She and her husband have a sale in the spring and another in the fall each year. She is an artist that does alot of collage and card making. So she has the best journaling things for sale. And I was able to get friend's, Eva and Lotus there so they could meet. I bought quite a few old paper bundles, old cabinet cards, etc. But this is the best thing I bought:

It is a Book Shelf. Hee! Here's a different view:

I know that this is not the best photo, but I couldn't resist in showing you what this really is. Someone actually cut the books down and glued them into this frame and added 3 little pegs on the bottom to hang stuff. This is the best!! I love it, and plan on trying it myself someday.

I also bought a cool Alice in Wonderland hardcover book, that I didn't show you last weekend:

This has a ton of colored sketches in it, suitable for framing. Cool book.

Next is another book:

This is a new book called 1000 Steampunk Creations. And my good friend, Lotus at created a Steampunk Doll for this book and it was accepted to be included in the book. Here's how it looks in the book on page 85:

Amazing work. And she autographed the page for me:) Check out Lotus' Blog and see more of her amazing creations.

I also bought some new 7 Gypsies paper packs:

I love the maps, and each sheet is 2 sided with maps on both sides. Score!!

All in all another very busy weekend, that was fun. But I still did not get my treadmill unloaded so I can walk away my ailments. Ah, maybe next weekend. Have a creative week everyone.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Joy is......A Full Weekend

Remember the little "Love is...." comics back a few years ago? I loved those and looked forward to reading them each day in the newspaper. So I am beginning a new bloggy thing where each week I am going to do the same thing, but call it "Joy is...." So the first one is the title of this post, "Joy is....a full weekend." This weekend began Friday night with an art friend of mine, Eva, dragging me to the Dark Side, yes Scrapbooking, *Gasp*. Another scrap buddy of hers was there at Eva's house and I had a great time making a Halloween Mini Book with them.

These were made from toilet tissue rolls flattened and painted and wrapped with scrapbook paper. Pretty cool. I need to continue to add more stuff to them. And believe me, Eva has it all. Boxes and bags of everything Halloween. She also made me these two very cool spooky fun things, a spooky hand magnetic clip and this cool bat dress form:

Saturday I had to work. UGH! But I have to do that onnce in a while, so I was OK with it.
Today I went to the Antique Faire in Sacramento where I found these great altered cabinet cards for Halloween:

I will be making some of these, Fun!

Oh, also on Friday, my friend Lotus texted me to let me know that she had seen on Rice's blog, that I had won a give away. Woo Hoo! I won her new book:

Can't wait to get it.

Whew! What a weekend! Hope yours was creative! And one last thought.

Please remember those folks who died 10 years ago today in NY, DC and Pennsylvania and their families. I remember exactly where I was that day, what I was feeling and thinking.
I will never forget!

Monday, September 5, 2011

3 Day Weekend Stuff

Hey everybody, I was in my art room all weekend, working on cleaning and organizing mostly. But that is OK, So I won't post any journal pages this week. I will just show you what I have acquired this weekend.
This a 60's mail and recipe sorter that looks like a book when closed, that I found at an Estate Sale this weekend. I used it to put all of my packages of Rubber Stamps in, that I didn't buy a Tim Holtz Binder for. Here are a couple of more pics of it. It doesn't close good at all now, but I can live with that.
At the same sale I found this small binder that was used for a salesman to show floor coverings to folks. It is 4 1/2 X 6 inches.
I decided it could become a small "Stash Book" for me.
So that has been fun to work on. Because it only has 2 binder rings I had to adjust my 3 hole punch so I could punch the 2 holes I needed. It is not finished yet. Then I found out that Michael's has a new Martha Stewart Art section. So I had to go check that out of course, and I found this new fancy tape! And it was not MS but in the same aisle. Woot!
And last for this week. My good art pal, Paula Phillips, was published again in Somerset Studio's Apprentice Zine, so I had to have it, of course.
So that is the update on my busy life and 3 day weekend. I am still trying to diet and exercise, but it is hard, very hard! Right now I am sitting here posting this and eating baby tomatoes out of the box! Yum! But I am reallly wanting a Cheeseburger!! Grrrr! Next week I am off to Morro Bay right on the ocean to do an audit. YES! It is a very cool resort town! And I know where there are 2 used book stores there. I love my job!