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1  Re: LEAP YEAR FROG SWAP! in The Swap Gallery by LaLaHappy on: April 14, 2008 08:50:39 AM
I really hate waiting until the last minute to do things, it drives me crazy. Sad 

educharme I am so sorry to make you wait this long, I am going to post it this afternoon. YAY! (finally, huh?!?  Wink ) I am excited for you to see what's in there... **giggle** 

Borrowing from frogger, here is a little tease for you. It is not the greatest picture (still using the toy camera) but you could say it adds to the "mystery".  Cheesy   
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2  Re: LEAP YEAR FROG SWAP! in The Swap Gallery by LaLaHappy on: March 28, 2008 03:56:17 PM
Oh lookie what educharme sent me! Everything came in this wonderful notebook tote
(long story on the camera, but I had to use my son's TOY camera to take the pics... so they are a little icky).


lots of froggy greatness

bad close up of cute beads

bad picture of fun glass bead braclet Grin

paper and bead covered notebook (loooooove the paper tree frog)

There were also two of the most awesome green pens included! educharme thank you soooooo much! I love everything!!!

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3  Ancient City Kitschy (IMAGE & WORD CHUBBY) in CHALLENGE 25 ENTRIES by LaLaHappy on: March 05, 2008 04:47:30 PM
Hello from the Ancient City - St. Augustine, Florida!  Although I have only lived here for two years, I call this self proclaimed "quaint drinking town with a fishing problem" home.

St. Augustine is the official oldest continuous settlement in the new world. It is home to the oldest wooden schoolhouse and the oldest home. Some of the other attractions:

Mission of Nombre de Dios and Our Lady of La Leche Shrine
Fort Matanzas
St. Augustine Lighthouse
Castillo de San Marcos
Ponce de Leon Fountain of Youth
St. Augustine Alligator Farm

and there are more... a lot more. You can find some of it here. With over 400 years of recorded history there was a wealth of things to choose from for this challenge... but that would have been to easy (and boring) for me.  Wink

St. Augustine is a tourist attraction in every sense of the description. So much so, it dictates the way life is lived here. I have lived in quite a few tourist towns over the years - Los Angeles, California - Biloxi, Mississippi - New Orleans, Louisiana. They all share one ingredient, tourist souvenirs! So I couldn't help myself(  Grin ), I present to you my entry. In the honor of all of the tourist towns I have lived in, focusing on my new home and all that is  in the souvenir shops, I give you my tacky Kitschy Window...

I used two placemats, sixteen postcards (all laminated),ribbon, yarn, an old t-shirt and a ton of jump rings.  Nothing fancy, but I think it's fun. Smiley

some detail shots:

one of the placemats:

a better view of the valance part that you can't see in the first photo (sorry my photo skills suck):

some of the postcards:

everything is attached together with jump rings. They are a little difficult to see, so please forgive my elementary paint skills to cover my even more crappy photographer skills

Thanks for looking!
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