Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Blogging A to Z: Rolos

April is here!! It's time for daily blogging, lots of visitors and meeting new friends.  In other words, time for the Blogging A to Z challenge hosted by Arlee Bird and his team of minions.  Thousands of other bloggers from all over the world participate in this blog hop each year, and anyone may join in as long as they blog each day during the month of April, (except Sundays) the blog posts correspond to the appropriate letter for that day, and they sign up on the link list. Simple!

I have mentioned these in at least one other post during this monthly blog hop, but Rolos deserve a full post all to themselves.  Rolos are Altered Rolodex Cards and are one of my favorite little art venues because they are easy to make and can be displayed on a Rolodex spinner on my table. I have only been making them for a few months, but I already have a nice collection.

These are standard 2-1/4" x 4" size, but there are other sizes as well.  Here are a few favorites from the ones I have made.

The back side is usually also lightly decorated, and I prefer to have the holes in the bottom on the front and the design so the holes are at the top on the back so when I flip through I don't have to turn the Rolodex around to read the back. They are pretty cute little bits of art, and I have enjoyed swapping them!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have been inspired or learned something new.


Wendy said...

I love these and the concept is pure genius. Keep it up.
~Visiting from AtoZ

Patricia Lynne said...

Those are so beautiful. I love how colorful your pieces are.

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
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Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

Birgit said...

That is actually sweet. I never would have thought to decorate that

Kern Windwraith said...

What a brilliant idea, and how very lovely the result is. It must be so pleasing to flip through the Rolodex and see all those pretty pieces flashing by. Love this!

WM Anderson said...

Absolutely gorgeous and you can change things up whenever the mood strikes. So clever.
Wendy at Wendy of The Rock

orneryswife said...

Thank you all so much for your comments. I have been AWOL from the blog all week, and probably will be for another few days. :(

Anonymous said...

Those are completely adorable! What a great idea to use as a diary - create one for every exciting (or not so exciting - think dentist appointment) that happens to you in a year. Put the date on somewhere and you've got a scrap-rolo, memory-dex, call it what you will. Spin through it years later and remember not only doing the thing, but also making the card for it!