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« on: July 22, 2004 11:22:36 AM »

Haven't heard from anybody lately on the 'Bama board.  I hope everybody is well & having a good summer.  Does anybody have any good crafts going on?  I have been working on some wooden box purses lately.  I have lots & lots of craft & scrapbook paper that I've accumulated and I have used a lot of that, but I want some paper that is less, well, scrapbookish.  I need some unique stuff.  Where's a good place to find neat papers?  I think I would like some old postcards in particular.

I do have one purse I am nearly done with that I really love.  I found a bunch of old advertisements (50's) in a magazine called "Reminisce."  I got a few issues at the thrift store a while back.  It is a really cool magazine;  if you find one, you can find a lot of good pictures to incorporate into paper crafts.  Most of the ads I put on the purse are for cosmetics & feature some obscure actresses of the day, one ad is for Mennen aftershave, and one is for Presto Cookers (how to make a blushing bride a happy wife, or some such nonsense, haw!).  My loving husband is helping me put the hardware on the purse, including some little wooden feet. 
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2004 08:26:43 AM »

I'm glad to see that someone is still posting on this Alabama board.  If you are looking for unique papers, have you tried Alabama Art Supply on southside?  They have tons of interesting papers that are cool and not scrapbookie.  As far as post cards, I bought about 25 vintage Alabama postcards on ebay.  Boy are they funny. One has a picture of this old cinder block hotel with this 1950's family by the tee-niny pool and it says "Alabama Spa."  No joke.  I bought them to put on my metal kitchen cabinets with magnets to break up the white a little bit.

As far as my craftiness for the summer, there was the lined denim beach bag from an old pair of jeans, the beer bottle cap mosaic vintage 70's lamp/table combo, and a memory quilt for my friends who are moving out of town.  I guess that I should post pictures, huh.

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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007 04:12:54 AM »

Have you thought about going to some thrift stores and picking up some old books or records.. I've made a few decoupage boxes out of parts of record sleeves... Maybe this is an option for you?

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