When I saw this close-up photo of my card, I cracked up. I thought I did a decent job coloring in that one pair of sunglasses... until I saw this photo. I really did use the fine tip end of the Real Red marker. lol
I had three cards prepped for my club members last night, but decided to add a fourth because I wanted to use this single stamp called Spec-tacular. I love having cards on hand that fit a variety of occasions. I can just add a greeting and I'm good to go! This is a Whisper White card with a Marina Mist layer that I ran through the Honeycomb embossing folder. Spec-tacular is $7.95 (Item 132673) and fits clear Block E. It was stamped in a needs-to-be-inked Basic Black pad, layered on Real Red, with a 1/8" Real Red taffeta ribbon knotted on the front.
After running a couple of early morning errands today, I decided to go to a couple of Thursday garage sales, followed by a couple of thrift stores. Here are some of my finds - a ukelele, a little wire basket, a metal photo frame, a vintage flour container, and a 2-tier wire rack that's holding a tapestry purse and new business card holder. In the middle is a silver cloche (that was actually from yesterday's travels. I was hoping the candle holder on the far right corner would be the right size but it's much too large for the cloche), a few mason jars for when I make jam next month, a few doilies and English tea cup and saucer from a couple of old ladies down the road.
I also found the 4-pane mirror, a wooden end table, and a huge glass water bottle. I didn't get photos of everything. Instead, after visiting a friend for a bit, I came home and started cleaning everything, painting, gluing and getting crafty. It's fun, but tiring!
Here's a closer shot of the vintage flour tin after I cleaned it. I love the colors!
I love labeling on old, wooden boxes. Rolled fillets of anchovies with capers, anyone?
My 2-tier wire basket is now ivory colored instead of black. Huge improvement!
My teacup and saucer is now a bird feeder, thanks to glue! I just need a chain that will go from a tree branch to the handle, and some bird seed in the cup and saucer. I got the idea off of Pinterest! Whoo hoo!!! I know exactly where I'm going to put it - in my side yard. When we barbecue this weekend, it'll be in plain view.
Thanks for joining me today!