Saturday, June 29, 2013

Ah, those lovable computers!


"peace" in the Bengali language, spoken in Bangladesh

I have been browsing some of my older posts,
and read how I opened so many of them with the word




in different languages from around the world.

Today, I want to thank all the readers of my blog from



Bangladeshi children from the wetlands of Bangladesh
harvesting water lilies

Hello and welcome!
Today I get my computer back!!! Yippee!!!
It should be up and running by tomorrow. I am really looking forward to all my saved documents, including all my blog material that is on it. It may only be 'saved' from March, backwards. Oh well, I'll take that if I can have my computer back! My husband is very good at making back-up discs. The most recent one 'failed', not sure why. So March is the 'saved' one before that.

The computer people say that most people never back up their computers, or do it so infrequently that it is so outdated as almost unusable.
a reminder to all you computer owners -

Make Back-Up Discs

just in case your computer 'crashes'.

computer humor
copyright Randy Glasbergen

"Deep into that darkness peering,
long I stood there,
wondering, fearing, doubting,
dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared
to dream before."

- Edgar Allan Poe

I'm sorry, I do not know who drew this.
If you know, please tell me so I can give credit where credit is due.
I found it at

That's it for today, folks!

Take time for a giggle today!
and on pinterest: kkloberdans
"Time for Flowers"
original paper Collage Art Paper Doll by inkspired
using recycled paper dolls and junk mail

Friday, June 28, 2013

Fairy gardens and etsy coupons


shark soap from the etsy shop:

Today I want to share with you a couple of discount codes that etsy shop owners have offered, in thanks for being featured in either one of my treasuries, or one of my blogs. Or both!

The first is for
Here's the deal:

10% off entire purchase using coupon code: MYCIRCLES at time of purchase

Thanks, gems!
puzzle piece soaps by

My next coupon is from:

Fairy garden bench with miniature pillow

Here's the deal:

coupon is good for 10% off one item using the code:  FAIRYMAGIC at time of purchase.

Thanks garnetteh!

tiny fairy birdhouses

"We grow great by
All big men are dreamers."

- Thomas Woodrow Wilson, former President of the United States, 1913 - 1921

Both of these shops feature unique, hand made items.

I just completed another new treasury:

"a little fairy grotto"

fairy bicycle with red mushrooms

You can find it here:

tiny fairy wand with vintage glass bead

Check out each item, and then check out the other offerings from that shop.
You just might be amazed at what you find!

woodland vanity with sink

"Now, isn't imagination a precious thing?
It peoples the earth with all manner of wonders,
strange beasts
and birds, angels, cherubim and seraphim.
And it has to be exercised.
No child should be permitted to grow up
exercise for imagination.

It enriches life for the child.

It makes things wonderful and beautiful."

- Mark Twain

miniature tea cup bird feeder in Purple Rose

I hope you have enjoyed just a taste of my new treasury. I had so much fun looking for items to put in it! I have enough 'favorites' to make at least one more treasury with a fairy theme - perhaps tomorrow!

"Fairies Chatting"
an original Collage Paper Painting by inkspired
using all recycled junk mail!

sending Fairy wishes for a happy day to you,

inkspired - on vacation mode until my computer gets fixed!
and on pinterest: kkloberdans

"Butterfly Tree Sprite"
original Collage Art Doll by inkspired
using all recycled junk mail!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

my favorite summer colors

hand made pottery

Yes, another day without my beloved computer.
BUT... it is getting fixed.
Did I mention I am on an oooold keyboard too?
Can't wait for tomorrow, when the computer will be back where it belongs,
in our office!

Today I want to share a few items from my new treasury:

"my favorite summer colors"

original beaded necklace

Today's pictures will be from that.
You can find the entire treasury here:

real orchids within soap

I really enjoy browsing on etsy. I always find things I just love,
but unfortunately I can't afford them all!!!
So, I 'window shop' and then put some favorites of mine into treasuries!

handmade collar

For instance,
the above handmade collar is just one of 80 different designs and styles that this shop offers.
It is based out of Istanbul, Turkey!
Since I can't personally go to Turkey at this time
(but really, really hope I get there some day)
I can go 'window shopping' in Turkey, via etsy!

lemon jasper drilled stone

The etsy store Balibagus is based out of New Jersey, USA, but seems to have primarily stones and carved bone in the Balinese style.

They have some really wonderful carved recycled bone pendants.
Here is one:

carved sea turtle from recycled bone

Hey! You just took a quick trip to New Jersey!!


You can check out all my treasuries here:

This one is from my treasury "M is for Mermaid" -
rare Siam brooch

I'll end today with a favorite Funny Poem from
'Arrow Book of Funny Poems'
collected by "Eleanor Clymer

This was a Scholastic Book item, from my 5th Grade year.
No, I won't tell you what year that was,
it was a 'while ago'!!


"There must be magic,
How could day turn to night?
And how could sailboats,
Go sailing out of sight?
And how could peanuts,
Be covered up so tight?"
- Aileen Fisher

Have a 'cool' summer day!

inkspired (currently on vacation, until I get my computer back!)
and on pinterest: kkloberdans

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

it's just a buggy time


It is hot and mostly dry here. The state of Colorado has many fires. ick. We had a bit of rain that helped contain a few of the fires. Yeah!

I have been in lala land, without a computer. boo,hoo
My Computer Babe has a bug...
She is now at the computer repair store, and they are working on it now. Good news!
However, it has severely cramped my style, not having one. 10 years ago I would not have believed you if you said I would be spending 2 - 4 hours on a computer every day, and would feel lost without it!

I am  on an old Windows XL right now, or is it Windows 8? with none of my files/documents/pictures available to me. Soooooo
let's see what we come up with today!


It takes about 30 years for the planet Saturn to orbit the sun.

Want to know more space facts?
check out Google Sky Map

Summer is a super time to check out the stars above, when the sun is down and the cool night takes over. Use binoculars! Wear bug-off spray!

Hmmm... bug off...

The Beatles' Abbey Road album cover

The two piece white wool suit that John Lennon is wearing in the above pic:
SOLD recently for $46,000.00

So, get the link?
Beatles - beetles
summer - beetles

a clever plastic canvas bug box!

Get out those take-out Chinese food containers, or empty oatmeal boxes and make a bug box!  Cut out a square from the box, and tape either netting or a small piece of fabric screening. (The metal screens are too much of a cutting accident waiting to happen). Tape all the edges down in place with packing tape, or something equally as sturdy.
colored duct tape?!

found on

Decorate the outside with markers, paint, stickers, crayons - whatever works for you.
Use the photos to inspire your own bug box creation!

I saw lots of variations of this bug box on the internet.
I LOVE the beaded bugs with this one!

Now, go bug hunting! Find an interesting bug or two, and place in the bug box. Check on it in 15 mins. What kind of food does it eat? Does it need water? (a litre bottle bottlecap with water is just right.) Draw a picture of it. Create a story with your Special Bug as the hero!

a clever bug box using a wood box cheapie from Hobby Lobby!

Be nice to the bugs.
Bugs want to go to bed in their own bed, so no overnight keeping.
Return the bug where you picked it from, or a very similar type environment. Mr. Bug wants to chat with his friends about his BIG adventure today!

That's it for today!
Hopefully tomorrow I will have my Computer Babe back. 

I will never yell at the computer again...
I will never pound the 'mouse' on the desk again...
I will never say bad words to the computer again...
I will never threaten the computer saying I will throw it out the window again...


inkspired (on vacation currently)
and on pinterest: kkloberdans

Sunday, June 16, 2013


hee, hee, hee....

Today is a giggle day!

Sometimes you just need to giggle with a friend...

...and sometimes you can laugh all by yourself!

"Laughing in Leather"
original Collage Art Doll by inkspired

Sometimes someone else makes you laugh!

and sometimes you just have to laugh on your own!

giggles on

Yeah! Kermit's happy at work!
(note the friends array under the monitor)

Sometimes you get something that
tickles your funny bone!

vintage photo bear and man wrestling

Sometimes you see something that makes you giggle!

baby elephant,

c.1913 song sheet cover

shaming moments:

"Mother says 'eat your vegetables'!"
original Collage Art Doll from all recycled junk mail

A picture can bring funny memories...

Lucy Ball on the chocolate factory line...

Toy Aliens from Toy Story
recycled bottlecaps with recycled junk mail humor

'Silly Lips' Zeus , a rescued Great Dane sweetie

computer pad

Funny, funny movie
"Moon Over Parador"

...but sometimes sleep brings giggles too!

giggles on

So remember,
no matter where you are...

Dhakija (Swahili for 'curious') peeking at
The Erfurt Zoo, Germany, 7/30/2012
photo cred: Candy Welz

"Walkin' the Dog"
original Collage Art Doll by inkspired
using all recycled junk mail and kitschy humor

...or what you hear...

wild boar in Thailand on truck transport
photo cred: Sukree Sukplang

"There was an old pig from New York
Who dined without knife, spoon or fork.
Each time he ate peas,
They rolled down to his knees -
That pea-splattered pig from New York!"

- from the book The Book of Pigericks by Arnold Lobel

...or what you are doing...

Why yes, I am up to something...

c.1910 vintage song sheet cover

Tanner and "OH Nooooo....Mr. Bill!"

...or who you are with...

...there's always something to giggle about!!

tee, hee, hee......

'til next time....

and on pinterest: kkloberdans