Favorite Wilde Quotes

~I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.~

~Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.~

~I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know
anything about.~

~Oscar Wilde





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Friday, June 24, 2011

A Happy Accident!

This morning I popped over to Wild@Heart to see what Tania had cooked up -no she doesn't have a recipe blog. :) I was delighted to realize it was Freebie Friday, and she had created four fantastic floral notes! Her directions say to print out on white cardstock, yet I am so addicted to my creamy cardstock that I had to try that too... they both looked great. (Please note: Tania's designs are for personal use only.)

Since the image was ALREADY creamy, I decided to re-use my creamy cardstock for another of her creations, "pillow box" -(girl-with-pink-umbrella). She is super cute!

Well, I was kind of groggy... my husband had woken me up an hour early by putting both dogs on the bed and they really wanted to play!!! I really had no business trying to print something... Can you guess what I did? Yep, re-loaded the paper, wrong-side-up, and printed the Pink Umbrella Girl on top of the Floral Notes. Who knew a bit of extra background would blend in so well?

Here she is all fluffy and folded in her original state...

folded flat for mailing, etc.



And here she is with some room to make notes....

More room for notes on the back...
I really like BOTH versions. :) Thanks, Tania!

Here's something I figured out when I was using my Scor-Pal for scoring/folding the box. For the curved lines, I started out holding the scoring tool in a groove while pulling the paper in a curve toward myself. Sometimes the tool slipped out of the groove, but once you get the hang of it, it works really well!

Have a fantastic day!
~Shelly

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

"Antiquing" Finds and an Extremely Desirable Display Case

Who knew that soccer tournaments and antiquing would go together? Well, I do now! Last weekend we had about 3 hours in between soccer games for our son, so we took along the motorhome to hang out and have the comforts of home with us. And, just a couple of blocks up from the field is a little town with one of the best street of shops for antiques in the area.

At our very first stop, I was in love...
with an Early General Store Flatware Display Case. To use for storing eating utensils? Not a chance! I might even be tempted to store tools in this. Of course, I would have to keep it in the house, not the garage. I know my etiquette.

And all for the mere price of $2,900.00.... {sigh}


Now on to more affordable items -aqua canning jars. You know the type! These were $6.00 each, which I felt really great about when I saw one for $10.00. :)

I couldn't resist a close-up of these beauties~

At the same shop, I also found myself a Frog. Not that I will be using it for flowers... I plan to use it to help me out in photo-shoots with my cardmaking.

Here's a close-up that I included even though it is blurry. I kept the flowers in the background in so that you could see that I was actually focusing on SOMETHING!

On our next stop was at a shop with over 50 vendors.... I came across something labeled "cake separator." I didn't buy it, but I took a picture and just had to know more about it. The tag says $7.00.
Turns out that even though it looks like a hair pick, it is actually called a "Cake Slicer." This one is a vintage butterscotch-colored Bakelite brand circa 1927(?)I think it was very helpful when slicing an Angel Food cake.


When we headed back to the fields, we saw this sign:


Someone at the Art Gallery has a great sense of humor. ;)


I want to go back..... I need more aqua jars, and aprons, and old keys, and jewelry... What do you need?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Oh, Dear.

Picture Credit via Google/Flickr


Ever have any moments like this? How about days? :)
Well, my excuse is that I cannot find my battery charger for my video camera. It is SO SMALL that it can hide rather easily, know what I mean? I am anxiously awaiting a replacement in the mail. Maybe I will find it before the new one gets here. I think I will have to chain it to the outlet, never to be let loose again.

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