Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Boston Era Mail

awesome package from Karen of http://iamrushmore.blogspot.com/
 It was a giveaway that I won. I believe you had to tell a joke to enter. Several awesome little zines.

A Jennie Hinchcliff postcard


Some outgoing

I bought a set of letter stencils while I was in Boston. The smallest ones I can't even use because I don't have a pencil or pen small enough to make the letters.  We had one of these when I was a kid as well as some stencils of barn animals and things like that. I loved the horse one, of course.

I've been hanging on to a bunch of security envelopes that I've gotten here in IL, but I still haven't done anything with them.  Most of them were ripped open, so I'll have to use them for something else than turning inside out.

This plaid green sticker selvage came from some Curious George stickers.  I can't bear to throw away a sticker sheet with a background like this when all the stickers are gone. I think it turned out quite nicely.

Monday, October 15, 2012

LaTonya's card

Hello folks,

So I got a job! Hence the not posting. And it's not a very good one : part time, barely above minimum wage, etc.  But it is trying to pay the bills and I'm looking for something better.


Wanted to share with you a cannibalized card I made.  heeheehee
But it wasn't for Halloween.

It was for my sister-in-law, LaTonya, for her birthday.

It's hard to go wrong with graph paper and blues, pinks, and purples.
 So I drew a picture with colored pencils... everything normal here, right?...
 But when you open it up all the way... 
My friend Dana gave the remnants of a lights & music card (luau) and I remade it with my own drawing.

It was fun to draw a picture that matched up with where the lights were, but was also different from the original.  Every time I opened it to work on it (or just enjoy the thrills myself) I was a bit nervous that it would run out of batteries before it reached its final destination.  But happily there were no problems in that quarter.