Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Giveaway - Comment to Enter

Hi, as I am destashing lots of books and paper arts materials I thought I would have a giveaway.  Sound good?  All you have to do to enter is comment on this post.  Easy Peasy.  The winner will be announced on 8/1/2014 using Random.Org to choose.

The prize is

Lots of inspiration and directions to assist you in your creative arts in this Zine.  

To purchase other zines visit my Etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/mammadoo  

Fatima K (number 5) is the winner of this zine.  Thanks to those who left comments.  

Monday, July 21, 2014

SALE at Etsy Shop

Now is the time to check out our shop on Etsy www.Etsy.com/shop/upcdooz .  We are having our biggest sale ever.  Use coupon code UPCDOOZLOVE for a 30% discount on any item in the shop.  Sale ends Saturday 7/27 so shop early (and often)

This is an example of items in the shop.  A skirt constructed using men's shirt sleeves,

And a shirt handpainted and altered using other fabrics.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Zines - They can be adictive

In my collections of things I need to pare down are some zines.  I had listed some on Etsy and sold some but I was thumbing through others this morning and decided it was time to part with more.  If you are a fan of write you own mini zine you really should join Swap-Bot http://www.swap-bot.com/ as they have great swaps for these.  There is one group called Zines, Mail Art and Other Cool Stuff that I used to be active in and is lots of fun.  Go over and meet some very nice people.

Here is one of the zines I am listing now.  https://www.etsy.com/listing/196037036/gleaner-zine-ish-14-mixed?  Stay tuned .....more to come

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hearts, hearts and hearts

Some of my favorite hearts I pinned here on Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/susanthornton/hearts/

Our shop has paper hearts here https://www.etsy.com/listing/192555899/large-red-heart-confetti-ephemera-for?ref=related-0Large Red Heart Confetti,  Ephemera  for Altered Arts, Art Journals, Junk Journals, Smash Books, Collage, Table Decor

And some punched from book pages here https://www.etsy.com/listing/192557687/vintage-book-page-heart-confetti?ref=shop_home_active_12

Vintage Book Page Heart Confetti,  Ephemera  for Altered Arts, Art Journals, Junk Journals, Smash Books, Collage, Table Decor

And of course, there is my favorite ole' Southern Saying "Well bless her heart"...

What does your heart tell you?

Friday, July 4, 2014

4th of July

When I was a child we were often at the beach on the week of the 4th of July.  When I was very small I thought everyone was celebrating MY birthday as my birthday was on the 3rd.  I have always liked red, white and blue but maybe not as much as my older sister did.  I believe she was the first in the family to put up a patriotic Christmas Tree.

Take a look at the little Firecracker Dress from UpCdooZ my daughter-in-law created.

Have a Save and Happy Holiday.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Birthday

Today is my VERY happy birthday.  I think I must have the very best neighbor ever.  He called and asked to speak to Bob (my husband).  Later Bob came in with a dozen red roses and singing (off-key as we all do in this family) Happy Birthday.  I knew where they had come from but the neighbor wanted me to think my husband had ordered them.  How often do we do something and not want to take credit for it?

Every day I am reminded how much kindness is in this world.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Circle Art

I love circles (and polka dots).  Found this on pinterest.  It is Ben Heine Circle Art.  It was on Xaxor.com

June 1948...the boys are back from the war and life is looking good..........

For more digital photos go to Mammadoo's Digital Photos on Etsy