Friday, July 8, 2016

Ellie, Ernie and Luigi

What good looking dogs I have!!!
Had to share the photo I took of our pugs Ernie and Ellie, and our Italian Greyhound, Luigi. They really posed for this picture without me arranging them, which made this all the more magical! Think I'll have my son do some photoshopping on it and it will make a nice addition to the family pictures on the wall!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Making Homemade Greeting Cards

I've been making a bunch of greeting cards to sell on ebay and etsy. I have SO much paper and so many embellishments, I just had to get everything organized first. I love the colors in these papers.  I especially love the embroidered and beaded embellishments in the first three cards I made.

Picture #1: Thanksgiving card with embroidered and beaded embellishment

                                Picture #2 and #3 are a Wedding/Celebration/New Year's card.

                                  I love the detail in the embroidery....

                          This is easily my most favorite card.  I love the way it all came together!

                          Love the TWEET banner and the cute birds! Check out the ♥ on the L) bird.

                          Another Thanksgiving card, this time with a wire embellishment.

                                 The dragonfly on this card was printed on the card stock. I embellished it with a pearlized button with fine copper wire.

I have these all listed on Ebay. You can find them under my name, Chicvintagetreasures.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Vintage Wooden Rulers

I have a few vintage rulers, and decided to get some inspiration on how to use them for decor. I love this great site with lots of re-purposed vintage items at My Salvaged Treasures. She made this cool yardstick hook board...

I came across a wonderful site by artist Dolan Geiman. I just love his work. Fantastic! Check out the fantastic artwork at his site here. I fell in LOVE with this lamp shade. Gotta have it. I'll need to see if I can get some more rulers and make one. I saw this on other blogs, but the lamp shades are made by Roost Living, in the UK.

So many ideas to choose from! I think I'll get some more vintage rulers, and go for the lamp shade. It is dynamite!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Chehalis, Washington in 1958

I love this picture of my brother and me in September 1958. My brother, Jody (aka Joe), was about 3 1/2 years old, and I was a month short of a two years old. You rarely see me grumpy in pictures (well, you rarely see me in pictures at all, haha!), so this one is extra special.

I love flip flops! See, I was wearing them clear back then. You have to call them flip flops now. They used to be called thongs, but that is now the term for indecent and uncomfortable looking undies.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Making Wedding Cards

I am making some wedding cards for my friend, Char. Think I'll send some along to Dee also, and some to my sister. Anyway, I needed some inspiration, so I surfed the web and found this cool wedding/bridal web site which looks like so much fun!

I think that the yellow shoes are perfect! I would have never thought about using a colored shoe, but it works perfectly! Once I'm done with the cards, I post them up. but for now, go check out this web cool!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I have a number of favorite blogs, and this is one of them. HellomynameisHeather is a wonderful site for creative crafting. Heather is a designer of fabrics and craft patterns and the like. I love her style, and her fun projects. Take a look, and I think you'll agree!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Goal: Make cards

Here is 10 days worth of card making! I've been using up all of my paper/scrap booking stuff making cards for me and my sister. Click on the pictures to get a closer look. I did cheat a little this week...some of these were already made. But, if you here in my office, you'd be proud of me for doing a little housekeeping!

I'm going to put these in a mailer and get them out by Saturday. Maybe I'll have a few more to include in the mailer!