Saturday, April 30, 2016

An Explosion with SABOR!

I have had a great time working with SABOR papers over at Altered Pages... this was one of my projects last week!!!
 
An Explosion Box!
 
 
 
Supplies:
SABOR - Ole Picado
SABOR - OLE Sorpresa
SABOR - OLE Fiesta
SABOR - Ole Cutouts Black Cardstock
Tacky Glue
Dew Drops
Glue Stick
Double Stick Tape
Tacky Glue
Dimensional Adhesive
Silk Leaves
Fabric Flowers for Sabor
Bazzill Flowers - pink orange and lime green
Trims Ribbons
Papers used for this project
SABOR - OLE Sorpresa
SABOR - OLE Fiesta

 
For the three layer box cut papers
12 x 12 inches - score @ 4 inch intervals (Black)
10.5 x 10.5 inches - score @ 3.5 inch intervals (Fiesta)
9 x 9 inches - score @ 3 inch intervals (Sorpresa)
 
 
Cut the corners of each piece of paper as pictured above
 
 
Fold on the score lines

 
With Double Stick Tape adhere the square bottom of the 10.5 x 10.5 to the 12 x 12, then the square bottom 9 x 9 to the 10.5 x 10.5
 
 
You are ready to add all the embellishments SABOR - Ole Cutouts
 

 
Cut a 6 x 6 square for the lid, score in 1 inch on all 4 sides.  Cut tabs as pictured above, use Glue Stick to adhere corners.
 
 
Cut a wrap just shy of 1 inch for the lid from SABOR - Ole Picado, adhere with Glue Stick
 
 
 Adhere SABOR - Ole Cutouts to all the layers of the box using Glue Stick Double Stick Tape and Dimensional Adhesive
 

 
 





 
 
You can embellishments the center of the box if you desire!




 

 
Decorate the box top with Silk Leaves, Fabric Flowers for Sabor, Bazzill Flowers - pink orange and lime green and Dew Drops!

 
Hope I have inspired you to try this fun project!!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Postcard Post: The Tropics at Waikiki

I have always LOVED Hawaii...  I have collected a few vintage postcards of Hawaii.  On Postcard Friday I plan to show some of cards.  I hope to share some of the history of the islands the is behind the cards!

One of the hot spots in Waikiki was The Tropics at Waikiki Beach



Found this in a Tropics match book cover:
Year in ... Year out,   
the favorite restaurant of Island residents...
serving finest prime rib, corn fed exclusively...
Island game fish...
caught and served daily.
 
COCKTAILS in TROPICAL LUXURY 
 
2254 Kalakaua Waikiki
Phone 996108
 
1607 Kona St
Ala Moana
Phone 93428
 
Proprietors Peaches & Tony Guerrero
 
~~~~~~~~~
The matchbook got me wondering about the proprietors...so I started to do a little searching....
 
Tony Guerrero was an "Island Boy"! In the 1930's he went to Hollywood made a several movies.  While there he meet the beautiful Peaches Jackson, who was pursuing her career in the movies, the rest is well... Tony owned his first restaurant in Hollywood.  When they sold it they moved to Hawaii. In 1940 they bought a waffle place, that was to become the first Tropics restaurant.  In 1958 plans to build what was to become the Ala Moana Shopping Center were under way and that location was closed.
 
Read more in "Creating Hawai'i Tourism A Memoir" by Robert C. Allen  
 

 
I am sharing this postcard with Postcard Friendship Friday!

Note - all postcards shared on Postcard Friendship Friday are from my private collection
 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Postcard Post: Cawston Ostrich Farm

This week I am a little late with my postcard post... again I have learned a lot from the cards. When choose cards to share I never know where my search will take me or what I will learn!

Today my postcards are of  Cawston's Ostrich Farm that was in operation from 1886 until 1935 in Southern California. Guests could ride on the backs of ostriches, ride an ostrich drawn carriage, buy products (feathered hats, boas, capes and fans) at the Ostrich Farm store!
 
Cawston's Ostrich Farm, California
 
 
From Wikepedia

The first Ostrich Farm in America was just 3 miles north of Los Angeles in South Pasadena, California. The nine acre Cawston Ostrich Farm opened in 1886 by Edwin Cawston. 

A ship was chartered to bring fifty of some of the best ostriches from South Africa to Galveston, Texas. From there, the ostriches were shipped by train journey to South Pasadena, California. Out of the original fifty, only eighteen survived the journey. The farm eventually had over 100 ostriches from the original batch.

The Farm became a "must see" tourist attraction in the early part of the 20th century. Its location near the Pasadena and Los Angeles Electric Railway's trolley provided transportation from downtown Los Angeles for tourists.  The farm closed in 1935.

Here is a link to an earlier post I shared on Friendship Postcard Friday in 2010 about the trolley that includes a reference to the Ostrich Farm.
 
 
Did you know?
 
Ostriches grow a foot per month until they reach 8 or 9 feet tall!
 
 The female will sit on the eggs during the day, and the males will at night.
 
Ostriches can lay eggs until 40 years of age!


I was curious if there were any ostrich farms for tourists to see these amazing birds still in existence in the United States.  Google being my friend... there are many... google to visit one near you.  I listed a couple (there are more) you can visit and see these magnificent birds.  Sorry, no  ostrich riding or carriage rides pulled by them!!

There are many farms in the US and around the world that raise ostrich as a commodity for their meat, feathers, leather and more!

 
I am sharing this postcard with Postcard Friendship Friday!

Note - all postcards shared on Postcard Friendship Friday are from my private collection

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Some fun old advertisements!

Going through some boxes picked up at an auction... thought I would share some of the advertising clippings I came across in a box I bought at auction!  No indication what paper they are from, just a lot of fun to read. Click on the images to enlarge and read.   





Sunday, April 17, 2016

A Beachy Shadow Box with The Robin's Nest!

Summer is on its way!!!  I have a lot of favorites when it comes to what I love to create... shadow boxes are near or on the top of my list!  Today I have for you one with Robin's Nest Palm Tree Cardstock!


Supplies:
Shadow Box
Transparent Brown paint
Robin's Nest Palm Tree Cardstock
Dew Drops Water
Dew Drops Fresh Mowed Grass
Small Starfish
Rosy Bike Chipboard
Leafy Green Compass Chipboard
Gel Medium
Charms
Shells
Tacky Glue
Foam Tape
Paint white shadow box with transparent brown paint, giving the box a color similar to sand.



Cut Robin's Nest Palm Tree Cardstock to fit the boxes of the shadow box.


Adhere Robin's Nest Palm Tree Cardstock in each section with gel medium.  In the large box adhere Leafy Green Compass Chipboard with gel medium, set aside to dry.

With tacky glue create beach vignettes in the three small boxes with Dew Drops Water, Fresh Mowed Grass, Small Starfish, seashells and charms.
 
A little ship in a seashell!
 
Sanddollar on the beach!

Anchor and Seahorse!

Adhere the Rosy Bike Chipboard with foam tape for dimension, create a beach scene around the bike, including a the bottle with a message.


To make the bottle with a message cut a piece scrap paper, roll it up and tie with heavy thread.


To finish add charms around the edge of the box to frame it!