Thursday, January 23, 2020

Poe Appreciation - Day 5 of 5

It's time for our creative year of fun with LeighSBDesigns 5th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop in celebration of the Master of Macabre's birthday!


LeighSBDesigns 5 day hop begins today on Poe Appreciation Day and ends on the 23rd at 5 minutes to midnight pacific. Everyone is invited to enter Poe inspired projects in the Blog Hop Linky Party HERE at the bottom of the post!!! Use any stamp company products! Full details and Rules on how to play, scroll down on the post HERE to see how here!
We always have a POEtastic time so tell your friends and celebrate your love of Poe with us! There's prizes up for grabs!

Today I have a new card using POE from Carmen Verada!  The shimmer on the black cardstock background is pearl alcohol ink. The POE stamps are from the internet. "Nevermore" words and phrases Lost Coast Designs. Embellished with ribbon, flower and crow. 


Lost Coast Designs is having a famous faces challenge - I will be linking POE to this also Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Walk of Fame  

Day 3 I created this card:


It felt like it was missing something.... WELL LOOK AT IT NOW!




I love the addition of the GOTH RAVEN from Lost Coast Designs to the POE image from LeighSBDesigns!


Blog hops are about sharing your art and also enjoying the art shared by the other players so please hop and leave lots of love! Everyone appreciates receiving comments on their projects so please don't just link up and then vanish! Play fair, be respectful of your fellow artists and leave nice comments!


Find links to the other artists at the bottom of Leighs blog here Poe Appreciation!


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Poe Appreciation - Day 4 of 5

It's time for our creative year of fun with LeighSBDesigns 5th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop in celebration of the Master of Macabre's birthday!
LeighSBDesigns 5 day hop begins today on Poe Appreciation Day and ends on the 23rd at 5 minutes to midnight pacific. Everyone is invited to enter Poe inspired projects in the Blog Hop Linky Party HERE at the bottom of the post!!! Use any stamp company products! Full details and Rules on how to play, scroll down on the post HERE to see how here!
We always have a POEtastic time so tell your friends and celebrate your love of Poe with us! There's prizes up for grabs!

Today I used LeighSBDesigns Winter Raven with Copics. I love this image. 

We always have a POEtastic time so tell your friends and celebrate your love of Poe with us! There's prizes up for grabs!

Blog hops are about sharing your art and also enjoying the art shared by the other players so please hop and leave lots of love! Everyone appreciates receiving comments on their projects so please don't just link up and then vanish! Play fair, be respectful of your fellow artists and leave nice comments!
Find links to the other artists at the bottom of Leighs blog here Poe Appreciation!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

POE Appreciation - Day 3 of 5

It's time for our creative year of fun with LeighSBDesigns 5th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop in celebration of the Master of Macabre's birthday!

LeighSBDesigns 5 day hop begins today on Poe Appreciation Day and ends on the 23rd at 5 minutes to midnight pacific. Everyone is invited to enter Poe inspired projects in the Blog Hop Linky Party HERE at the bottom of the post!!! Use any stamp company products! Full details and Rules on how to play, scroll down on the post HERE to see how here!

We always have a POEtastic time so tell your friends and celebrate your love of Poe with us! There's prizes up for grabs!


Image of Ode de POE from https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns



Background Alcohol Inks on water color paper


Blog hops are about sharing your art and also enjoying the art shared by the other players so please hop and leave lots of love! Everyone appreciates receiving comments on their projects so please don't just link up and then vanish! Play fair, be respectful of your fellow artists and leave nice comments!

Find links to the other artists at the bottom of Leighs blog here Poe Appreciation!

Monday, January 20, 2020

POE Appreciation - Day 2 of 5

It's time for our creative year of fun with LeighSBDesigns 5th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop in celebration of the Master of Macabre's birthday!



LeighSBDesigns 5 day hop begins today on Poe Appreciation Day and ends on the 23rd at 5 minutes to midnight pacific. Everyone is invited to enter Poe inspired projects in the Blog Hop Linky Party HERE at the bottom of the post!!! Use any stamp company products! Full details and Rules on how to play, scroll down on the post HERE to see how here!

Today I played with Yupo Paper, Alcohol inks, ink and embossing powder.  I had fun with the Alcohol Inks... I did find out Yupo doesn't dp well under a heat gun.   The stamp is from Stampendous.

We always have a POEtastic time so tell your friends and celebrate your love of Poe with us! There's prizes up for grabs!

Blog hops are about sharing your art and also enjoying the art shared by the other players so please hop and leave lots of love! Everyone appreciates receiving comments on their projects so please don't just link up and then vanish! Play fair, be respectful of your fellow artists and leave nice comments!

Find links to the other artists at the bottom of Leighs blog here Poe Appreciation!

Sunday, January 19, 2020

POE Appreciation - Day 1 of 5

It's time for our creative year of fun with LeighSBDesigns 5th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop in celebration of the Master of Macabre's birthday!
LeighSBDesigns 5 day hop begins today on Poe Appreciation Day and ends on the 23rd at 5 minutes to midnight pacific.  Everyone is invited to enter Poe inspired projects in the Blog Hop Linky Party HERE at the bottom of the post!!! Use any stamp company products!  Full details and Rules on how to play, scroll down on the post HERE to see how here!
We always have a POEtastic time so tell your friends and celebrate your love of Poe with us!  There's prizes up for grabs!

I just realized the POE Appreciation Hop started today so this is a last minute post sharing some of my POE work from the past. 
2013 - I love using text from his stories!
Stamp of Poe - Viva LasVegastamps.


2013 Gargoyle - Altered Pages, stamped on transparency



2014 Altered Photo by Catherine Whalen 
Nevermore - Viva Las Vegastamps


Blog hops are about sharing your art and also enjoying the art shared by the other players so please hop and leave lots of love! Everyone appreciates receiving comments on their projects so please don't just link up and then vanish! Play fair, be respectful of your fellow artists and leave nice comments!

Find links to the other artists at the bottom of Leighs blog here Poe Appreciation!

Friday, January 10, 2020

Postcard Post: Little Rock, Ark

Two things caught my eye about this card.  First, the way the card is split on the back, it isn't a half and half split.  Second, the abbreviation for Arkansas and Washington.  I have noticed may times Washington abbreviated as Wash.


When did they split the back  


The State School for the Blind in Little Rock Arkansas was founded in 1859. The original campus was in Clark County and moved in to Little Rock in 1868.  I do not know the date the above picture of the school. I do believe they moved from the site in 1939.  The school is still open,  to find out the history of the school click HERE.  For information about the school click HERE!


Mailed November 36, 1907 from Little Rock Ark to Pullman, Wash.

On the back: I received your photo & card today. Am so glad to have them. Many thanks. I think the girls dormitory is very pretty. This is my place of abode. This doesn't show much of the buildings, but is a good view of the front. Will write you when I find time. C.W.

Back to the reasons I wanted to share this card... when did the two letter abbreviation state start being used.  Back in 1874 the US Post Office recognized common abbreviations for states.  Like ARK for Arkansas and WASH for Washington, even though they preferred it to be written out.  In 1963 when the 5 digit zip code was introduced the 2 digit state was introduced to make room the new zip codes.  There has been only one change to the 2 digit codes, that was in 1969, Nebraska was NB and changed to NE... to avoid confusion with New Brunswick in Canada.     

The second reason the card intrigued me, was the way the back is divided. Around 1907 was when for the first time the sender was allowed to write more than the address on the back of the card. By the looks of it they were not allowed much room!

 
I am sharing this postcard with Postcard Friendship Friday!

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

Sunday, January 5, 2020

My Valenitne Card Class - with some not so Valentine Cards!


In this class we use Simple Stories My Valentine paper and ephemera and Elizabeth Craft Designs Asian dies!  There is a resist technique with alcohol inks and embossing powder.  














Shaker Card


Friday, January 3, 2020

White City Denver Colorado ~ Postcard

I was recently looking through vintage postcards at a local store and came across this one. The caption reads "Shooting the Chutes, White City, Denver Colo".  Having lived in Denver for several years it intrigued me as I had never heard of White City.  I brought the card home and did some research.  I found out that the park still stands at the same site 109 years later.  The rides have changed over the years, none of the original rides are around.  MORE amazing I used to go to Lakeside Amusement Park when I lived there! This is how I learn so much about the past through postcards. 



"Lakeside Amusement Park is a family-owned amusement park in Lakeside, Colorado, adjacent to Denver. Originally named White City, it was opened in 1908 as a popular amusement resort adjacent to Lake Rhoda by the Denver Tramway, making it a trolley park. The amusement park was soon sold to Denver brewer Adolph Zang. Eventually the name was changed to Lakeside Amusement Park, but the local populace kept referring to it by its original name for its glittering original display of over 100,000 lights. Today it is one of only thirteen trolley parks operating and one of the oldest amusement parks in the United States, and the oldest still running in Colorado." ~Wikipedia 

"Trolley parks in the United States, started in the 19th century, were picnic and recreation areas along or at the ends of streetcar lines in most of the larger cities. These were precursors to amusement parks. Trolley parks were often created by the streetcar companies to give people a reason to use their services on weekends." ~ Wikipedia

Read more about Lakeside Amusement Park HERE
Read more about Trolley Parks HERE  



I am sharing this post with Postcard Friendship Friday!