I have a lot to post about today which is ironic considering that I did squat this past weekend because I was sick sick sick. Yuck! I missed National Scrapbooking Day, I missed Free Comic Book Day and I went through a very cool flea market in a congestion-induced fog. On the bright side, I ended up being coherent enough to get a couple of cool things at the flea market. My mom snagged this for me:
A 1967 issue of Look magazine!
Anyone that knows me, knows I'm obsessively nostalgic and wish I had been: A. Jane Austen's BFF, B. Lucy and Ethel's third wheel or C. a cage dancer at Whisky A Go-Go. So when we found a stack of Look magazines from the 60's, we pounced! I was going to put it to pieces and use it on some projects but I've decided that I can't bear to cut it so I may get it framed instead.
I also found some old pictures:
I actually had a stack of about 40 pictures but I narrowed it down to these five. As much as I love old pictures, I think it incredibly sad when I see a lonely box of them at flea markets. I think that's part of the reason why I scrapbook: maybe Toot will see all the work I've put into them and she'll feel too guilty to sell them to strangers when I'm gone. lol In your face, future Toot! :P I'm going to use the pictures in a couple of projects and breathe new life into them. The lady I bought them from said they all came from the same family in New York but that was all the information she had.
In other news, I'm scrambling to get stuff mailed out before the postal prices go up again (whatever Postmaster for jerks!). I'm starting work on my swap box for Mamarazzi's Favorite Things Swap. By the way, did you know that my swap partner is the fabulous Renee at My Glimpse of Life? The majority of her blog posts are f-u-n-n-y and you must flip through them. I've got my list of favorite goodies I'm going to send her and I can't wait!
In other other news, Callista asked me the other day if I had taken Toot for that walk in the park I promised and I replied, "No, but I made a layout about walking in the park, does that count?!"
I also did another cupcake ATC. I'm not sure I'm crazy about this one but that'll teach me to create when I'm sick, eh?
All right, I had a ton more I was going to add to this post but it'll keep for another day. Please fill me in on all of the fascinating things happening for you right now! I've been confined with the "pox upon my house" and need some sunny news! :)