Sunday, July 30, 2006

pApER plATe

New Offering from pApER plATe

Paper-plate is offering a new selection of wallpapers and cool vintage paper finds !!!

New to paper plate is series #2 ready for your enjoyment!! 12 brand new richly surfaced wallpapers and 14 one-of-a-kind vintage ephemera pieces just "itching" to be part of your creative projects, collages, boxes, and atcs.

For a FREE SAMPLE -send you request to: Sandy at - . We'll get one off to you, so you can judge the quality for yourself !!!

Packets are 9" x 12" generous sheets and sell for 20.00, plus 4.00 for shipping - They are available by mail with check, or through paypal, using a bank account- we do not yet take credit cards.....

Those inquiring about free sample packs- please email your snail mail address with your request.

Monday, July 10, 2006

2 pix of same flowers

These daisies are called "Becky" and are a wonderful type of strong stemmed daisy-however, I DID NOT mean to post them twice, and tried unsuccessfully to edit one out. (I'm still learning this) Oh Well....

Garden Pix- Only the Beginning

Looks pretty barren, everything, except the transplanted hostas, look so small- lots of black fabric cloth first, to keep the weeding to a minimum, I hope


My GArdeN HAs gottEn AwAy from mE

Boy, ignore it for one season, and it goes berserk....... My garden(s) are large, and many....
Plus, it seems as though I'm always starting a NEW one, somehow. Not too bright!!!
Well, this year I'm trying to tackle a very large area, and take it from WILD to WONDERFUL.. But that takes so much time to have that VISION become a REALITY.. (On paper, it looks like a fabulous idea), Well, I'm getting there, bit by bit...... My pampas grass keeps popping up here, there, and everywhere, but I WILL TRIUMPH !! Even if my bill for MULCH each month rivals my house payment
. So Here is some of the project in progress--

Friday, July 07, 2006

Collage Packets

The Collage Paper Packets are 9 x 12 inches, and sell for 20. plus 4.05 for shipping and handling.
Right now My method for selling is -email me with order and check and your snail mail address and I'll send it directly to you so you can start playing with the paper. If you would like a Free Sample of the wallpapers that are in the pack, send me an email with your address, and I'll get those out to you....
Start Collaging!!!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Vintage Collage Papers

I'm offering a vintage paper packet for Collagers and Scrapbookers that will contain all the elements needed for creative journaling and paper arts. It includes vintage design wallpapers, plus numerous examples of ephemera, such as old ledger pages, old schoolbook pages, yearbook pages, music papers, and various other interesting bits and pieces that I think would make wonderful elements in artwork and collage.
The packet contains 12 wallpapers - 14 other paper selections, plus 2 handmade paste papers, also. I'm sending along a FREE SAMPLE of the wallpaper selections to those who would like to email me with their snail mail addresses. My email address is:

Wednesday, July 05, 2006



Inspire me Thursday

Body Parts- this made me think of a painting I had recently finished,with a portrait of a child over a landscape image--HOWEVER-- Upon looking at my most recent photos(taken standing in the rain on the fourth of July under an umbrella) I was compelled to override the painting, and go with these FABULOUS ILLUSTRATION of a "body part" theme. Quite like nothing I've done before !

Monday, July 03, 2006

Get in shape!

Joined the GYM !

While at a party a few week ago, in the old neighborhood, I saw one of my friend's daughters, who I haven't seen for probably a year or two. She looked so fantastic, she had lost a lot of weight, and was in great shape. ( She has twins that are almost 3 now- so darling!) She looked amazing, and so happy, and full of energy- I just had to ask, " Sarah, How did you DO it? "
She said she had joined a gym, and with the help of her personal trainer ( I know it sounds weird) she works out 3 days a week, and THATS how she did it.....

I had already actually joined, several weeks before, and the gym hadn't opened yet, but seeing Sarah- set my resolve!!

So far, I've done very well, I must say, keeping my promise to myself- Wish me Luck!

Finishing Touches-

With the final few bits and pieces completed, it looks so good, I'm ready to start tearing another bathroom apart-(while we're still in the mood)

Not bad for what took about a week and a half, and under $600. with our labor !

(Bus and Lin, you were right about the rug!, thanks)