Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Swap Pages from Valerie

A 'picture heavy' post today
of the delightful swap art pages
that I received from Valerie...
for my "Word & Number Play" theme.

They are full of games and vintage 
images, alphabets 

and numbers...

rhymes and cute children.

There are so many clever pockets
and tags!

The hands on this page are
wooden cut-outs...

The tag on the right has the
Swap and contact info.

I really love all of the vintage
style papers she found!

This amazing page opens up
to reveal a Snakes and Ladders
game board.  I believe Valerie drew
this herself!  So well done, and I know
it had to be time consuming. Not sure
if it's watercolor or marker, but the black 
ladders look like they have been
oh-so-carefully drawn on.

I wish the little snakes and ladders
tag with the tiny game piece, die,
and letters on square beads had 
scanned better.  So cute!

I was somewhat dismayed to see 
how many extra pages I received
from Valerie, as i had not sent her
nearly so many. She said that since my
'pages were so much smaller' (than
hers) that she thought I should
receive more of them!  So sweet of
her, and more goodies in the box
besides! Thank you so much...

What a generous group of ladies
in this swap!

I must, of course, include some little
drawings from my Techo calendar. I 
made a very quick road trip from Ohio to
Tennesee to see the grandchildren,
and be the proud Grandma at a 
dance recital.

Saved the ticket, and drew my
best remembrance of her little
recital outfits. Lots of sparkly sequins!

If you are still with me after all these
images, I leave you with animals in
tea cups for T Tuesday...I found the
'black cat in a tea cup' on a collage 
page that someone gave me, and
the hamster in the cup (left) is inspired
by Kawaii animals on Pinterest.
Some days you just gotta provide
yourself with extra cute stuff!

Hope your week is full of sunshine
and artful adventures! And maybe
some extra cute stuff too...


  1. Lovely journal pages in your journal, and glad you liked the ones I sent you. It's a good feeling to be a proud grandma, I know that, and am sure you enjoyed the dance. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  2. Thank you for sharing all of these great photos.
    Being a visual person I prefer lots of photos to loads of words ... so much nice eye candy :-)
    Valerie certainly DID go all out with your pages.
    Getting to see your little gd dance had to be a really precious time ♥ as reflected in your journal pages.
    Wonderful hand drawing with the forget-me-nots too!
    Happy T Day Dianne oxo

  3. Your pages are just fabulous and for sure you gals in the swap are all creating such great art! Love seeing your planner pages as well as I love seeing all your beautiful drawings. Love that sweet dress:) Happy T day!

  4. A great post to read and see the all the photos. Your planners and drawings look fantastic.
    Happy Tuesday

  5. I don't mind photo heavy blogs. Those swap pages are beautiful! Your planner pages are always so cute with the little drawings etc. Love the hamster in the cup!
    Thanks for visiting,
    Happy T-Day,

  6. A wonderful post to read with fantastic photos. I love your journal planner pages with all your wonderful drawings.
    Happy Tuesday

  7. love them all love vintage

  8. Great stuff that Valerie sent you!! She is such a generous person ♥ More great drawings in your techno too :)

  9. What lovely images! Thanks for sharing and Happy T Day! :-)

  10. Valerie is generous to a fault. I am so very impressed with these pages she sent you, and I especially like the snakes and ladders game, since I had not seen it until a year or so ago when someone mentioned it. These are simply wonderful.

    Enjoyed the animals in a cup. They are beautiful and so much fun. Loved the recital, too.

    Thanks for sharing these pages, as well as your awesome calendar art with us for T this Tuesday. I know I've said this before, but thanks for the new way we comment, too!

  11. What a feast for my eyes. Valerie's pages are just gorgeous. I am glad you shared them with us, and I always love seeing your pages too. That lady in her flapper style dress makes me smile. She looks like the life of the party. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  12. I loved seeing all of Valerie's pages Dianne. And you KNOW how much i love your journaling style. Have a happy happy Tday my dear! Hugs! deb

  13. I second erika: a feast for the eyes! wonderful mail you got from Valerie, and your diary pages are so beautiful again. love your style so much!
    happy belated t-day and rest of the week!

  14. Such a cute kittie peaking out of the polka-dotted cup :) Happy T Tuesday on Wednesday!

  15. Valerie's pages are just wonderful and your calender pages are always so pretty... I adore your style!
    oxo Susi

  16. Always great to see the pages people exchange. Kind of like meeting someone new when I visit you. I'll bet that dance recital was a joy to attend.

  17. What fabulous pages - I spy a frog too!! Enjoyed reading about the fun you have with your grandchildren! Sorry to drive so late for T!!! Hugs, Chrisx


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