Saturday, September 26, 2009


Boo! Some funny animals have crept into my house...and all the ideas for this silly bird came from Cindy at Yappingcatstudiohttp://yappingcatstudio.typepad.com. A very creative lady!

I couldn't resist him. Dare I tell you where I found him? (The Dollar Store.) He just made me laugh! All I could think of was the song, "He ain't heavy, he's my brother" and changing the words to "He ain't mangy, he's my crow."

Come on, now, laugh a little with me! It's been a looong week.
My husband thinks he is a little creepy and my dog goes berserk when he sees him. But I like him!

On other fronts, I am working on an altered book swap with my friend Wendy and our new friend, Debbie from Scrapping Lounge. http://scrappinglounge.blogspot.com  She showed us how to riiiip up a book, glue pages together and have fun! Never, ever in a million years would I have thought I would by ripping up books. But it is kinda fun and it's old, and.....

Well, o.k., I'm in!!  The three of us will each complete our own book's  cover and the first two pages and then swap the book and let the other one of us do two pages and so forth, until the book is completed. I am excited to see how it all turns out.

Yup, more family members. Makes me kinda glad I take after my grandmother's side of the family....

Did I really just say that??

No. This gentleman is not from either side of my family. But the saying might have come from someone in my family, somewhere...Don't we all need the bats cleaned out once in a while?

I will keep you posted on the book's progress. Have a great day!


  1. Wow, love the idea of sharing one book and having others work in it. That's brave. Love your pages. I'm dying to try an altered book but so far haven't gotten the gumption. You are just on a creative tear!! I LOVE IT!!So many things you've done. Oh, the crow. Love it, but it IS kinda creepy, even with a whimsical crown. PERFECT for Halloween. Poor dogs. LOL!

  2. Hey, he turned out soooo cute! And yeah, they were a little mangy were'nt they? LOL. I dabbed a little acrylic paint to some of their "bald spots" lol.

    Your book is looked "wicked cool"! ;D LOve it!!!!

    yapping cat

  3. The book idea looks so fun! Birds, in general creep me out, so that one really creeps me out!

  4. The book idea looks so fun! Birds, in general creep me out, so that one really creeps me out!

  5. I like the bird...and I love the dollar store! I made a quick trip out today and had to force myself not to go in! Now, you had to have put on the crown, right? Tres chic, as my friend, Donna, would say!

    The first book is the worst! I have never done an altered book and think your pages are hysterical, Lynn! I do have a lot of old books now (that I have collected since the beginning of the summer-yikes) and am getting to the point where I can tear pages out without crying! Speaking of which, I read an article about how to tear apart an old book and now I can't find it. Do you know where this might be? My gosh, some even have gigantic staples! It's hard work!

    Settling in with Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Ideas. It's cool all of a sudden and I have my windows open and layers of covers! So cozy! (so crazy...lol!)

    Almost done with your package, my dear swapmate. And is Doug milk chocolate or dark?

    Big hugs! Have fun being your wonderful creative self!