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!

Monday, February 15, 2010

A blog site I love!

I love needle crafts. I sew, quilt, embroider, needlepoint, knit (just a little), etc. So, imagine my joy at finding this cool blog. You can go to The Purl Bee and check it all out. They have very cool projects that they post. Love it!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Fabulous Vintage flower holder and Valentines

Nothing better than flowers to break the winter doldrums. I got several bunches of flowers on clearance at Wal-Mart, then just created a casual arrangement in my new vintage bottle carrier! I put some milk glass glasses in (they fit perfectly!), filled them with some water, and in went the flowers.
You can get some bouquets of clearance flowers at Wal-mart for about $2/ bouquet.
This is now the second vintage milk bottle carrier that I own. This one has 6 openings, my other has 8. I usually put mason jars in the one that carries 8.

And here are some of my Valentine's cards I made using pieces of vintage Valentine's. I think that this one turned out very sweet!

On the card below, I actually color photocopied a sheet of this cute girl on the swing. I had Kinkos just make multiple images on one sheet. I cut it out using crafting scissors. I think it is darling!

To get a better image, just click on the picture and you will get a larger image. I'd love to see some of your vintage items. Post a link with your comment!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Vintage Valentines

So you love vintage valentines, but don't have any of your own? What to do? Here is a site with free graphics, The Graphics Fairy. She has posted this old postcard from 1908. So cute!
I know that it says Birthday Greetings on the card, but you could print it off, and print your own banner and glue it over the Birthday greeting, or photo shop the Birthday greeting out. The colors are perfect! I think I'll give it a try this week! A Valentine's makeover on a Birthday card...anyone else game?