Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I finally finished my first Tussie Mussie for the Goody Swap and boy was it ever fun. Mine will go out in the mail tomorrow. I'm probably the last to mail theirs. My partner, Jenny, is late too. How, oh how, did they manage to put the two of us together...we so need Procrastinators Annonymous!! I'm anxiout to see what Jenny did.

I would like to host a swap myself...perhaps an Altoid Tin Goody Swap. They're small but fun to work with and you might be surprised at what you could include on the inside. Once I figure out how to actually do a swap, I will post it. Maybe a Christmas theme.

I'm off to my first scrapping event Friday and can't wait! I don't do much scrapping now, but I'm sure anything I learn can be used with my altered art projects. I do have some photos that I want to scrap though.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Sure has been quite some time since I wrote in here! I got caught up in making and trading ATC's on flickr and seem to have let a lot of other things slide. They are so much fun though!! I've listed a fewof my favorites here. Let me know what you think.
I just signed up for a Tussie Mussie Goody Swap! Never done a tussie mussie but they sure look like fun and they even come filled with goodies! I'm ALWAYS up for swapping goodies! I found this on flickr which is fast becoming my second home online! I love all the ATC's and am especially liking the Shabby Chic Decorating photos. It's inspiring me to move my "studio" across the hall and do it in a shabby style with white painted furniture and gauzy curtains. I am running out of room rapidly in my small room! It's gonna get so bad, I won't be able to get in here soon! I know my son hates it because he has to walk through it to get to the door up to his he's a neat freak!

Just got invited to a Scrapping Convention in Virginia in September. Never went to anything like that so I'm looking forward to it. I am on the Design Team for and will be attending with one of the other Design Team members and we will be meeting the owner of Girlly Girls Treasure Box. Can't wait!! I've chatted with them and the other ladies but have never met any of them yet. Shelly, the one I will be riding with, lives about a half hour away from me...what a shock that was when I found out! You just don't expect to meet people on the net that live that close to you.

Well, not I'm off to get something listed on ebay so I can afford the Scrapping event!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Well, I'll be durned!! I actually did figure out how to get my ducks in a row. Maybe not ducks, but I did get my photos lined up right.
HA! That was supposed to be bits and bobs in my first post. Already I'm off to a great start by misspelling things! I have to remember to use "spell check." The key word there is "remember"...something I have trouble with.

Anyhow...I posted a couple of photos of a Slide Mailer I sold on eBay. Would sure be nice if I could figure out how to get the photos in order. At least they are posted. I've really been enjoying doing Slide mailers for a few months now. Mine usually come out looking something you might find in your Grandmother's old storage trunk in the attic. I guess because I'm becoming vintage myself, most of my creations are vintage, be it tins, ATC's, Slide Mailers and anything else that finds it's way out of my brain onto my work table. I've had a couple of requests for ATC swaps which was a real surprise for me. Never thought anyone would actually request a swap with me! Well, I'm swapping and it's fun! You should try it sometime! Hope you like my mailers.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

First post

Well...I finally succumed to the world of Blogging. I guess you CAN teach an old dog new tricks! I'm looking forward to having a place to list photos of my arty stuff that I create to keep myself sane.

I NEVER thought of myself as an artist but several people have used that description of me lately and I like the feel I am an "artist" with a "studio" of my own. You should see this studio though! It's a computer room, junk room, work room and a room for all my packratish findings. Most of it ends up on my work table! The one piece of equiptment that I should have in here is a shovel...would make straightening up a lot easier I think. I eventually want to move my room accross the hall to a place with more wall space for tables. Course more tables means more flat space for my "treasures" to settle on and accumulate. And, OH, do I have treasures abounding in my studio! I even have my husband bringing things home from work for me to add to my stash. What an accomplishment THAT was! He's beginning to look at "junk" with a different eye finally. He's amazed at some of the things I use...I go around picking up bits and bots off the floor, out of drawers, off the ground and anywhere I find them. I truly am a packrat! So...Welcome to the world of Foreverpackrat!