Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Woo hoo! Merry Christmas to me! Went antiquing with DH today and spotted this old piece that claimed to be for seed packages. It's just the most awesome color of old pine and all the drawers now hold rubber stamps! There are two dividers in each drawer giving it three sections. DH said it "doesn't do much for me"....but ok, it's Christmas! What a guy.

On top of the piece is a 2009 desktop calendar that 13 of the girls in our Altered Start made. Dee kindly hosted the swap and bound all the calendars. It just arrived today and every month is amazing, including the covers that Sally Paul designed. Thanks to all the girls that participated in the calendar making....I'm very, very happy with mine!
Wishing everyone a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Merry Christmas Book

I made this Christmas book of vintage postcards of birds from a nice little teddy bear album from the thrift store. I've already given it away but I'm thinking the size was about 5 x 7. All the hard pages are covered in scrapbook paper with lots of glitter! The inside pages are on my picturetrail site. If you'd like to see the inside, go to Thanks for looking!http://www.picturetrail.com/members/edit/

Den of Temptation

I made this "Den of Temptation" for a friend to celebrate coupons! I especially love the temptress arm handing her a fistful of coupons. Not visible, but nevertheless very cute (if I do say so myself!), Charlotte's hands (also known as Carlotta) are actually little scissors. One hand has a coupon and the other has a little purse. Her body is an vintage candy tin. I removed the blonde hair from the doll's head and put black hair on her. I had this crazy idea to wax her face and as careful as I was, wax got in her eye (ouch!) and now her eye doesn't open too well. The sign at the bottom says "Den of Temptation". We love our coupons!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Just had to make Santas out of these guys! They were asking for it!
What do you think about desecrating old cabinet cards? Doesn't faze me as there are zillions of them and I think they should be put to some kind of use......however, I'm not sure what kind of "use" these might have except for a bit of humor! The beards are lambswool. Real crystals, too! They both already had beards and a kind of Santa Claus look about them.........I just added to it. I think the bottom Santa got some soup on his beard and mustache...
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Freebie cabinet cards for you

Haven't put much up that I've been working on lately due to the fact that most are being made for gifties for friends. I did find a couple of darling cabinet cards yesterday on one of my binges....I've been looking for photos of old men who could become Santas! I'll post one soon and show you what I've been up to. But here are a couple of freebies for you....these two photos just swept me away and I actually paid $1.50 each for them! Usually, I like to pay no more than $1 but my heart got involved. If you like them, they're yours to do with what you will.