Sunday, June 28, 2009

Chunky Books..Coffee..and an old tv show...

We "cropped" last night...I worked on an altered round chunky Love, Elsie book that I got on clearance at the Lobby of Hobby yesterday for $2.81!- what a steal!! I love, love, love Elsie Flanagan's style...papers, embellishments, etc...so when I found this book marked down, right beside an Acrylic book that had been marked down from $12.00 to $4.80, I bought them both. I have covered the Love, Elsie book with striped magenta/pink paper on the outside,and on the inside white pages I took Tim Holtz's Distressed Inks and just made designs with ink as I smeared them along the outer edges and across the pages. I am not sure what I am going to do with this book yet- but it is now ready for whatever might inspire me! I am also going to work on a coffee cup project that I saw in "Outstanding Mini Albums"...I love coffee...coffee houses.. the whole aromatic atmosphere and vibe...so it should be pretty easy to create that one...all I will have to do is take a trip to Caribou Coffee and check out the menu for some creative inspiration. The moose that is Caribou's logo/mascot reminds me of a tv show that I used to watch all the time~Northern Exposure. I loved that show...I wish they would air re-runs at some point. Oh well...a trip to Caribou (the only Starbucks we have is inside of our Kroger store..and that is just NOT the same as it being a separate store!)...later today will no doubt prove to be inspiring....I'll let you know how it turns out.

Peace Out...

2 comments:

punchaddict said...

I wanna see the altered masterpiece, Miss Shannon! Can't wait until the Sept retreat. We going to see Ms Deb there too?

Little Miss Sparkle said...

Hey Sherri! :)
Deb is not going to the retreat because Kevin & Amanda just got married...so that took a big chunk of "play money"...if you go to her blog, she has a seperate one with the wedding pix on it...but I will be there and am paid in full...Roast Beast here, I come! :)