Sunday, September 25, 2011

Junk Jaunt in Central Nebraska!

Junk Jaunt is in full swing in Central Nebraska!  The fun began on Friday and goes through Sunday (actually, some sites opened Thursday and earlier!)

Junk Jaunt started several years ago and it is about 300 miles of garage sales, antique sales, junk sales. People from all over invade central Nebraska and take home treasures.  I have seen cars from Colorado, Iowa, Kansas Missouri and even California go by our home. Most have trailers behind them hauling their treasures with them.

Our little town of 600 people is bursting at the seams with "jaunters" and there are stops on about every corner of town.  A new antique store just opened in town called "The Butter Factory" and it is good to see LOTS of people checking them out.

I made just a few purchases on the jaunt.  I honestly need to get rid of some things and don't need to bring home more :). 

I got this really cheap!  It is an old mop bucket and I want to use it as a planter.  I thought next year, I would plant it full of petunias that will spill over the sides but for now I added some mums and a couple of scarecrows for fall.

I am usually not one of those people that can see an item for something other that was is supposed to be used for. Normally, I would just see this as an old mop bucket but somehow I thought I could see planter instead of bucket!  This purchase is going in my craft room:

It is an old meat cutters paper holder.  I just thought it would look great in my room :) The paper is old in it and it would be fun to find a big roll of Christmas paper and I could just tear off what I would need to wrap gifts.

This is the patent label on the top of the cutter:

I Googled the E. O. Bulman Company and they are still in business, selling to deparment stores, schools etc. and you can purchase paper to fit their holders!

If you are ever interested in learning more about the Junk Jaunt click HERE and you can learn more.  Believe me, it is a lot of fun!!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Field Flowers and more!

I recently purchased the stamp set Field Flowers from SU! and what a beautiful set this is!  I made two cards that are basically the same but just a few little changes. Okay, this is the first card I made:

And this is the second card I made:

Card number two, I distressed it up, crumpled some paper, added some ribbon & bakers twine (deleted the brad) and changed the direction that the card stood.  I must say I LOVE the new set Fabulous Phrases.  It is a set of 30 words like happy, smile, heartfelt, kind, etc. just about every word you would want to add something simple to a card.

Both cards have quite a few layers but I like how they both turned out. 

Things I used for making both cards are: Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Black and Subtles DSP cardstock. Old Olive, Black, Rose Red ink, Field Flowers, Nature Walk, Fabulous Phrases stamp sets, Always Artichoke Seam Binding,Border Punch and Bakers Twine.

Have a fabulous day...

Monday, September 19, 2011

Have a Cuppa!

I was blog surfing Sunday afternoon and found this real cute tutorial for this coffee cup giftcard holder.

What do you think? Isn't it so cute?  Look inside:

The inside is just perfect to add a gift card!

I thought this was so cute....I made two!  Might make a few more just to have on hand and they fit perfect in a standard card envelope.  For instructions and measurements, click the link above and that will take you to Lorri's blog.

The only thing I did not add was the lipstick mark (don't have that stamp).  Enjoy....


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering September 11, 2001

America and the world is in my thoughts today as we remember those that lost their lives 10 years ago today.  Watching those images on the TV this morning brings back all of the emotions I had that day.  God Bless America.