Marie Johansen’s book is a cute little journaling book with the theme Typography. I love fonts so I did my pages with fonts. I choose an open face font page from old font book that I have. I put a design inside each letter and then covered the design with crystal lacquer.
The second page I used an alphabet rub-on and added some wire words that i made
Pen Stuart is hosting a round robin altered book swap which I joined. We are into our third month. My book title is Along The Line. I’m envisioning “along the line” to be interpreted many different ways… basically anything that involves things on a line. I haven’t put much detail or ideas in the front my book because I’m interested to see how the others interpret this theme.
A real fly was attached to the card.
Yesterday I went to the local craft store to get some Crackle Accents that I wanted to try out on an upcoming project. While I was there I looked at the stamps to see if there were any bargains and I found this stamp set for $5.99.
My first thought was cute owls but I would never want to use those sayings with them. My second thought was – cut the words off. And that is what I did when I got home. I haven’t made a card with them yet but this is what the stamps look like without the sayings.
Next time you find a bargain stamp that you like but you don’t like the entire stamp don’t be afraid to cut it out. All you need is a sharp exacto knife and patience. Sometimes you can save the part you cut out to use with the original image if you decide you want the original image.
Today I went to some garage sales with a couple of friends. At the first one we stopped at I saw these garden people and fell in love with them. They are holding a rectangle pan to put plant in. I’m not sure where they are going to go yet.
They were priced at $1 each. I picked them up and was carrying them around with the person holding the sale came to me and told me that this gentleman had already paid for them. I was disappointed to say the least. She told me that she was sorry. I told her I would have given her $2 each for them, no $5 each for them. Somehow the man that bought them talked to her again and she told him that I would have paid $5 for them. We were at a community were quite a few people were having garage sales. I was at one of the other houses looking at things and the man who had bought them came up to me and asked if I still wanted them. He said he had heard that I was willing to pay a high price for them.
So, that’s how they came home for me. And, I’m wondering, how much would you pay for these garden people?