Good morning, and welcome to part of the Artful Blogger Party hosted by ArtsyMomma! I just read the magazine yesterday and it's filled with beautiful artwork and lots of links to visit. Go get a copy now if you haven't already. I found it at Barnes & Noble. (And had a Raspberry Chocolate Frappacino while I read it. Yum!!!)
So, here are a few of the things we've been making this week. The first is a back-to-school album made with some great Dolch word bingo cards I found at my favorite thrift shop last week. I punched holes in one side of six cards, used book rings (from good ole' Wal-Mart), a Foof-a-La Hall Pass paper pack, text & illustrations from a 1950s textbook, and some vintage photo images.
At one point I said I would never put wings on the people in my altered books. But the paper pack came with two sets so I tried it on this little girl I think she looks cute.
The next project is a shipping tag book. I aged the tags with some leftover coffee one morning, punched two holes on the straight side of each, and decorated all the pages inside. Some papers are really vintage, others are Foof-a-La (my current favorite papers), reproduction photos, stickers, and whatever else I had laying around. I added an extra long ribbon on the first and last tag so they could be tied to close.
One thing I did differently on this one was to include some smaller blank tags between each large tag for journaling.
I may list these in my Etsy shop... haven't decided yet. I have some other things to list first. I have a few altered albums in my Ebay store right now. None have sold there. If this is your first visit to my blog, don't forget to leave a post on my last entry to sign up for the A is for Apron Giveaway!