Friday, September 26, 2008


OK so I'm shamelessly promoting here. BUT I just added a bunch of new fun ephemera to teh Attic Joys Shop on etsy. Lovely Vintage Bridge Tally Cards, Fun Postcards, Cabinet Photos and more to add to your stash of mixed media collage supplies. So hurry...go take look! OH and have a great, creative weekend! Big bluejude hugs!

Monday, September 22, 2008


This is the name of my new shop on etsy, where you can find vintage photos, cabinet card, vintage postcards, etc. I have been uploading stuff little by little, so be sure to check back on the ever growing collection!
You can find the link to the right.
I have some really great funky and unique postcards that I hate to part with, but I'm hoping it will help us to stay afloat for a while.
Unforunately there seemed to be some glitches in the search categories on etsy and my listings were not showing up - eeekk!
Murphy's law in action once again?
Thank you all for your blessings, prayers, good thoughts, and fond wishes.
We were able to get some partial food stamps to help with the grocery bill, so at least that's something.
OH and my sweet, lovely daughter turned 16 yesterday. Sometimes you wish you could just capture them in a little snowglobe when they're small and keep them that way forever. But I am very proud of the person she is growing into, kind, creative and strong, always able to make me laugh - the light of my life, as are the other two.
Of course she had a social whirl of a weekend, so we will have a little cupcake celebration tonight. Happy Birthday darlin'!
OK, go check out my shop and tell me what you think! I'm open to all critique and suggestions.
Monday Hugs To All!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Staying Positive

"Happiness" D. Altaville c.2008
Thought I'd post something a little more uplifting since my prior posts seems to have scared off my blogging buddies! (:
Besides, I'm trying to keep positive vibes. Even though I now have a bronchial infection and my computer is acting wiggy.
NOW where is everybody...hmmmm?
Happy Weekend all wherever you are!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Hangin In There...

"Deadly Mystery" by Darcy Altaville
This is the first journal page I have done in a very long time. Not my finest work, but pretty much makes a statement about how I'm feeling about our state of affairs around here. You can read the post below for more details on that.
It surely is a mystery to me how we will get through it all, but God works in mysterious ways too, and I am keepin the faith that He will keep His lovin hand upon this family and see us through, comin out on top.
It's the only thing that gets me through the day. That and a cuddle and a giggle from the little guy and joshin around with my banshee teens, and of course a good ole hubby hug.
Thank You to my two blogging buddies who have stopped by my etsy shop to make a purchase.
Beleive me...every LITTLE BIT helps at this point.
We are down to the wire!!
Anyone who can find it in their hearts to make a small donation to help out the family fund can do so via PayPal to
Thank you so much!!
Have a blessed and creative weekend all!