Saturday, March 28, 2009

Remember When?

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I remember all these product from a while ago. Not these specific ads since I am not that old but I thought they were cool images. Enjoy!

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Ultimate Girdle

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I'm so glad this style never became popular again. If I had to get into one of these my boobs would be up around my chin.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Emergency Flood Kit

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I received this kit today in the mail from Debbie Warrick as an RAK. (Random Act of Kindness.) I laughed so hard when I opened it that I almost peed my pants. I just had to share it with everyone since you all have had to hear about my woah's of hardship from my flooded basement. (The basement is very dry now.) All I have to do is finish pulling up all the rotting original linoleum tiles which are underneath the peel and stick tiles from the 70's. (Boy these people had bad taste.)

Oh and the box is empty already. I promise to keep it on my desk at all times in case of other emergencies.

Where Did You Get That Hat?

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These ladies must have had too much to drink at the last party. Look closely and notice that one is wearing a "bundt" pan as a hat. Another actually has a basket on her head. My favorite is the one that is wearing a real lamp shade with the hurricane glass and everything. I bet if you looked in the top you'd see a small candle lit at the bottom of the glass. What an absolute hoot she must be at parties.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

It's Wednesday! (What's In My Drawers?)

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As I sit here typing I can hear that it is really pouring down rain outside. Everyone think warm, sunny thought so the basement doesn't start leaking again. (SIGH!)

Anyways these are 2 drawers that the stuff gets changed around a lot. They already look different then when I took this picture about a month ago. This is where the various miscellaneous stuff gets put until I can find a better home for it or I actually use it.

Let's Play Dress-Up

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Aren't these just hysterical? I remember when I was younger we had a black lab named Dusty that followed me every where. I dressed her in some of my clothes and she put up with it so very patiently but looked so miserable doing it. I don't know about you but I can think of some very funny cards using these images.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Always An Artist

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An online friend of mine asked me one day if I wanted to be a part of a circle journal. I had never heard of one but once she explained it I was really excited to be a part of it. There are 14 other artists that are participating and we each make the covers and a bio page about ourselves for our own book. (These measure 6" x 6".) Once we have that done we mail them off to the next person and we receive a journal from someone else. Each time we receive a new journal we do a double page spread about ourselves. This will take 14 months since there are that many participating and we each have a month to finish the 2 page spread. Once it's done we will receive all the pages back and we can put them all in our book. (The covers will not be traveling with the pages so that we can keep the cost of postage down but a color copy will be included.)

On mine you'll notice there is a tube that is attached to the side of the book with leather straps. This was a do it yourself kaleidoscope kit that I received for Christmas from Rob's sister. I rediscovered it on the dining room table recently and decided to use it for this project. When each artist receives my book they will be asked to include a small trinket or bauble of a shiny or sparkly nature that I will place inside the kaleidoscope. I got the idea to use the kit because we belong to a private group on Yahoo where we can discuss the books and ask questions, called "Through The Eyes Of An Artist".

Here are some more details of the front cover.

"A" - a chipboard letter that has been rusted with my favorite paint from Sophisticated Finishes.
"R" - Old scrabble letter from a game I bought at a garage sale.
"T"- The leg is a piece of wood painted black and has rhinestones glued on it. The crossbar is an old sewing machine bobbin.
"I" - A number from a Tim Holtz set.
"S" - Some black wire with beads on it.
"T" - A copper letter disc from an alphabet I have.

I created the torn piece of paper at the top with a punch I have that will make that torn edge. It is wrinkled and then distressed with Tim Holtz ink. The "always" is a piece of brass sheeting that I stamped the letters into with a metal die punch set. The scroll on the bottom is a piece of "grungeboard" from Tim Holtz. It is painted copper and then patinaed with the Sophisticated Finishes paint. I made the leather straps myself and finished the inside by gluing on a piece of grossgrain ribbon. I can't remember where I got the miniature suitcase clasps from. (I have had them for years just waiting for the right project.) I actually broke the bar on one of them and had to solder it myself.

Knock Me Over With A Feather

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I'm very "tickled" to offer you these adorable cuties in their feathered finery. (I hope no one is allergic to feathers like I am.) Enjoy!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Walk Like An Egyptian

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When I was taking art history in college my favorite time period and culture was time of the Pharoahs in Egypt. I love the pyramids, the tombs full of treasure, the huge monuments to being the ultimate in wealthy, and even the mummies have fascinated me. It all just seems so romantic although I think if I was actually living in that time I wouldn't think it was all that great. I guess I'll stick to the costumed beauties from victorian times.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday Digital Download

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YEAH!!!! I remembered to do this on the right day once again. These beauties are the same colors as the ball chains I posted last week so match then up and create some cool stuff. You can also use them with the "charm hangers" which I posted 2 weeks ago. (They kinda look like door knockers.) All you need to do is place the charm on another layer and erase part of the jump ring to place it "around" the loop of the hanger.

Time for Testosterone

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Here's a hurrah to a little muscle. We all need a little beefcake once in a while so enjoy these old pics of "strongmen". (I actually have other pics of strongmen but they have a little naughty dangling bits showing.)