Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I Hope They Don't Haunt Me: Altered Art

The Country Living Fair was recently held at
Stone Mountain, Georgia.
If you've never been, it's a must see!
My daughter, Carrie, went with me this year.
Here she is with Cari Cucksey, 
of the tv show, Cash & Cari...
How do you like Carrie's scarf?
I made it!
I learned how watching Audra Kurtz's video.
Audra blogs over at The Kurtz Corner.
In her video, she shows how to arm knit an infinity scarf.
Yes, you heard right...
arm knit.
Instead of using knitting needles,
 you use your arms!
It's really fun and you can make a scarf in 30 minutes or less.
Carrie was stopped over and over at the Country Living Fair
by people complementing the scarf or asking where she got it.
She graciously told people that her mom made it.
She's made a few too, but none of them were the 
preferred color of the day. 
Check out Audra's video and start making Christmas presents!

Hometalk & Country Living Magazine
hosted a meet & greet for bloggers, & for me the highlight was meeting blog friend, Linda of Coastal Charm.
She was just as sweet as I thought she would be!

I'm sure you're wondering what any of this 
has to do with the title of this post!
Well, one of the things that I loved at the fair
 were some altered art pictures. 
So, when I came across some old photos 
that a vendor was selling for $2 each, 
I had to get some to alter.
Check out this beauty...
Hand written on the back of this photo was,
Gwendolynn, 1885.
I hope Gwendolynn has a sense of humor!
Gwendolynn, deer, don't be mad!

Then there were these handsome gents...

Don't they look dapper?

This is the one I'm most worried about haunting me...

She looks a little annoyed.

And finally,
there's this sweet baby...

I couldn't help but giggle after each one I finished!

And, they were really easy to make.
I used a reindeer punch to cut paper for the antlers and glued them on with tacky glue.
The red nose is a 3 dimensional dot 
I found in the scrapbook section. 
It already had sticky stuff on the back,
so you just peel & stick.

They still make me laugh.
They would make great Christmas cards.
Wouldn't you love to get one of these in the mail?

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  1. These are Hilarious! Oh my gosh.. they made me smile soo BIG!
    Thanks for sharing.. and here's to hoping there's no haunting in your future~
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  2. I had to look at these--totally made me laugh!
    Dee@MeatloafandMelodrama :)

  3. These would be really fun to get in the mail.. The annoyed lady is my favorite!
    Thanks for hosting the party! What fun!

  4. Opps! I am still waking up....I visited you from the Penny Pinching party!

  5. I love that cross old lady one! You could even do your own ancestors by scanning the photo first (or is that horribly inappropriate!) I can think of people in my families history, famous for their sense of humour who wouldn't mind a bit!

  6. Oh those are hilarious! Thanks for the morning smile!

  7. These are just soooo darn funny. Now, I need to pass that scarf idea over to my daughters.


  8. I've never seen anything quite like this. Good for a laugh! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. I agree that they would make great cards, but I see them in a banner hanging across the front of a fireplace mantel :)
    Great post, I am so glad that you and your daughter had a good time :)
    Keep Smiling,
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  10. These are so fun...they make me smile! Thanks for linking to Whimsy Wednesday! I featured you in this weeks roundup! You can see the post here

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. So HAPPY HAPPY that I discovered your blog through SITS Saturday. You're my kinda gal...quirky!! (like me) I have never been to the Country Living Fair but so want to go one year. A mini road trip..YEA!!

    I LOVE the scarf and OMGOSH it's awesome!! I do a good bit of art and crafting but have always been so jealous (but in that good kinda way) of folks that could knit. Now perhaps I can make one of these since the chopsticks aren't involved..hehe

    I really like all the reindeer and ummmm I would be a bit worried that the one might just let you know how she feels about it....^_^

    Happy SITS Saturday!!

  12. I just purchased a big bag of old photo cards from an auction. Guess who's getting reindeer-i-fied? Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  13. These are so awesome! Perfectly quirky and fun. Hope you are safe from hauntings! ;) There is a handmade holiday link party going on over on my blog right now, and I'd love if you came and linked up.

  14. Oh these are SO fun!! You are so sassy and creative - have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)


  15. Cute idea! I have quite a few of these old photos, so I may have to try this:)

  16. Ok I'm scrolling down the DIY Sunday Showcase and BAM I see this! Too Funny and FUN!! I love it! And I would totally hang one! It's a pinner and thanks for shring on DIY Sunday Showcase!


  17. This is so fun! But I do think that the older lady doesn´t look all too excited...

  18. You are so funny!!! This is cracking me up. Thank you for sharing at Redoux! I am featuring tomorrow, the party starts early, tomorrow night at 5:00 EST. These are fantastic!

  19. Thank you for posting your altered art at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday, I love it! I featured it on my top ten picks this week. Have a great Thanksgiving, Mary

  20. LOVE LOVE LOVE far as coming back to haunt least they will be laughing : ) LOL!!!! hugs....

  21. These are so cute! I also love the recap of the fair. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x


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