Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Library Night

The last Tuesday of the month…already! Got some great new books too!





And my second novel for the month I borrowed from my BFF Linda, who keeps me well-versed in the latest novels to hit the book store shelves!


I forgot to share my first monthly novel with you “Finger-Lickin’ Fifteen” by Janet Evanovich. I am thoroughly hooked on Stephanie Plum novels. You either love them or absolutely abhor them. I find myself laughing till tears from most of her books in this series.

Hope you had a splendid Tuesday!   

Saturday, October 24, 2009

SB Swaps

Time is running out! Three weeks and counting…



I am frantically working …ok, playing…I  admit it. Glitter and buttons, lace and rhinestones, thread and rickrack!!


Such MESS…

Such FUN!!!

Hope you’re having a fun weekend!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Library Night


I was breezing through Heather’s blog when I spotted this book she highly recommended. I’ve never heard of him but I just LOVE checking out something (or someone) new! (You probably all know that about me by now.)

And speaking of new…




I have sorely missed Victoria! I was so excited when they restored publication of their magazine and to see a new book (2009), I hope they are also restoring their special book publications.  I cannot WAIT to have some downtime to just savor this book from cover to cover!  I had my nose buried in this as soon as my wonderful librarian laid it on the counter!


The Tuesdays are not only coming faster but where did the month of October disappear to??? Next weekend is Halloween already!

Hope you had a memorable Tuesday!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Library Night


Yes you see a DVD and two Photoshop books in tonight’s pile. Let me explain…I bought Photoshop Elements 7 back in June. My son installed it on my computer in June. I have opened the program ONCE. For the life of me, I can NOT just push a button to see what it does…on anything. I need an instruction manual. I need to know what a button does BEFORE I push it. I need to know WHAT button to push and I need to know WHY I have to push that button. These are my basic needs. I really envy those who can just keep pushing buttons until it does want you want it to do (like programming the TV remote). And then you REMEMBER how you got it to do what you wanted. I am missing those brain cells. I need to read about it first, mentally do the steps in my head and then, AND ONLY THEN, am I ready to push the actual buttons. I keep instruction manuals to EVERYTHING, my sewing machine, my thermostat, my tools, my camera, my appliances. So I needed a Photoshop Elements 7 instruction manual (two for good measure).

Then it was on to my favorite thrift store…


There was no getting a good picture of this glassware. Are these not the cutest set of glasses with their own caddy?


Two decks of cards still wrapped in their cellophane inside this box. Couldn’t pass them up for 49 cents. And for another 49 cents I found these dominoes still wrapped in their cellophane. And the best part, they are not plastic dominoes. Yeah!


Hope you had a good Tuesday!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Halloween Fun

I haven’t done any mixed media pieces in a long time, so I thought I’d have a little Halloween fun this weekend…





This last picture isn’t quite finished. It needs some appropriate ‘scary’ wording…

Hope you had a great Monday!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

SB Saint Tag Swap

One month to go and another swap is finished! I’ll be putting these tags in the mail tomorrow.



These are for the Saint Tag Swap. I ordered real holy cards online and made a holder out of the tag so they can be removed. Had a few design problems with using transparencies but I was determined to use this photo…


I took this picture at our local cemetery. Aren’t these rusted brass doors just awesome?? If you look through the wrought iron part, there’s a stained glass window on the opposite side of this mausoleum. I was standing in the exact middle of the doors so not to catch my reflection in the glass. I transferred this picture to transparencies to overlay onto my tags.

Now, if I can get a week of Sundays to finish my last 2 swaps for Silver Bella…

Hope you had a creative weekend!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Library Night

Well, Shelfari is out and I’m going to continue doing Library Nights on Tuesday. (I know I’m a day off this week but it’s been a really busy week!)


I promise I have lots of good books on order at the library. I somehow found my way into the 2009 Christmas books, so maybe I’ll help you out a little with some of that dreaded gift list.

What were the publishers thinking when they picked the cover of Photojojo?? I’m sorry, I love dogs, but that picture almost made me send the book back without even checking it out! I can honestly say I would never buy that book off the shelf at Borders or Barnes & Noble. I wouldn’t even pick it up off the shelf.

I had a trunk full of goodies for the thrift store so I just HAD to stop in to see what’s new…



A couple of matching framed victorian ladies…


A vintage ledger with alphabet tabs (I don’t have one like this)…


And this pretty fabric I’m taking these pictures on…


Last, an old (circa 1973) game I never played when I was young, but it has game pieces for artwork...




I really liked those descriptions on the cards.

Well I hope you had an enjoyable Wednesday!