Please feel free to use any of the vintage images on the website in your artwork. Be sure to share your artwork with us. This is a labor of love and I love to see what you create. Please do not post the original unaltered image on the web but post your artwork and link back to this site for the original image. Please do not sell or post the image alone or in a collection without my permission. Thank you. I can't wait to see what you create!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Digital Two for Tuesday 16

This week we have two different types of digital stamps. One is from the back cover of a book. I scanned it and it made the most lovely background stamp. The other is from a children's book. I thought it would be great for all those upcoming Halloween projects. Our guest hostess this week is one of my oldest web friends Nancy Maxwell James. We met each other on 2peas stamping board a several years ago. I often go to her for advice about stamping. You may recognize her work as she has been published in Somerset magazine many times. Nancy also has her own line of stamps called Sugar Lump Studios. Her challenge blog is called Gothic Arches. I hope you will take time to enjoy more of Nancy's beautiful artwork and to be inspired at her blog Sugar Lump Studios.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Digital Two for Tuesday 15

Boy time has been flying and we are now at week 15 for Digital Tuesday. This week we have two sport images also from the Jolly Times Picture Magic Book. These pictures were drawn by a famous artist Frances Brundage. I love these images so much that I bought another book with the images in it called When I Grow Up. I guess that they use to reuse these images in different books. These images are in color though. So maybe SAB one week. Our guest designer this week is Betty. She has created three beautiful projects using these images and I can't wait for you to see them. Here is her bio: "First I'd like to say that I'm so happy to be your guest host this week, and thank you cora for allowing me this opportunity and for the great images you give us every week. I'm a crafter,junker,gardener,quilter,and most importantly a wife,mom and grandma. I have always enjoyed being creative and finding new uses for things. I love old linens,lace,quilts,pretty much anything vintage, and have a passion for milkglass as well. I also love collages and digital art. This is my first time guest hosting so hope you are pleased with the results. First I resized the images and printed them out, then colored them with colored pencils. I then scanned the smaller image of the football boy and with heavy cardstock digitally created a door knob hanger for a little boys room. The next football image I used to decorate a school folder. I mounted it on 2 different cardstock papers then glued to the folder, added a few embellishments and piece of scrapbooking paper to the bottom. The little baseball figure I used to create a birthday card. Now I can"t wait to see what you have all came up with. Have a good week!!"

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Journals of Love Cancer Challenge

Shirley has requested that you send your journals directly to her unless you have a local hospital you are going to send your journals. Here is the address.
Shirley Nagel
PO Box 515
Glennville, Ca 93226

The drawing for the prizes will be on Sunday September 21 at 6:00pm. So be sure to send me photos of your journals before then at

Digital Two for Tuesday 14

We have lots of exciting things going on this week at Two for Tuesday. Please read the message below to find out more details about our journals for cancer patients challenge " Journals of Love". You will get your journal posted here and a chance to win a free set of stamps from Clearly Vintage for participating.

This week we are lucky to have as our guest designer Sue. I have known Sue for several years from hanging out at the 2Peas stamping board. Her work is always so creative and her blog is an adventure to visit.

Here is her bio:

Sue McGettigan
I'm an Aussie living in California. I've been stamping for over 18 years and the joy hasn't worn off yet, now I'm into mixed media and collage too. I had fun taking digital images and using them in projects along with stamping. I thought these bird and nest images were really fun, thanks Cora!
I have two children, hence two eggs in the nest on my journal page. I love being a parent, it's amazing and rewarding to see my children learning to be independent, learning to fly. The nest image was perfect as a jump start to a journal page. I inked the background page and the nest, then stamped images in greens and browns. The bird and the text were stamped in black, and the eggs were printed and collaged onto the page.
Nest Image: Two for Tuesday, Cora Harkins
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Ranger; Ancient Page black
Stamps: Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous (bird, flourish); Stampin' Up and Purple Onion Designs (alphabets).

The image of the birds in the doorway was just so lovely in black and white I decided not to color it, so both projects are in black and white, and they are both quick and easy to make.

The thank you card is super simple - stamp the flourish in black around the edges of a white card, leaving room for the sentiment. Stamp 'Thanks'on the top of the card. Use die cuts to cut out the image and mount on black cardstock, adhere to the white card front.
For the tag, stamp the background in pale grey, stamp sentiment and flowers in black at the base, clip corners to cut into tag shape, punch and set the eyelet at the top of the tag. Use die cuts to cut out the image and mount on die cut black cardstock. Adhere mounted image to tag, loop ribbon through the eyelet.
Image: Two for Tuesday, Cora Harkins.
Stamps: Stampin' Up!
Embellishments: Prima flower, Kaisercraft diamante, gingham ribbon, eyelet.
I'm looking forward to seeing your projects using these images!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday Bonus Challenge Journals of Love Challenge for Cancer

So as always, I meet the most wonderful people online. A few weeks ago Shirley posted that she and her nephew were going to be using images from the Digital Two for Tuesday Site on composition books that she alters and then gives to her local cancer patient unit. The patients use these as journals to keep track of their hectic lives in their battle to fight this horrible disease. They can use it to write down info the doctor has told them, meds or even their thoughts and hopes. It is a record of their journey. I thought what a wonderful opportunity for us to use our artwork for a good cause and thus the Jounals of Love challenge was created. So here is the challenge. Make one or more journals using images posted on Clearly Vintage or Digital Two for Tuesday for Shirley to send to the Cancer Unit. You can use a composition book like the journals below, or a bind it all to make your own book or anyway you have to bind your journal. You can add a bookmark or a pocket to your book. Whatever you wish. They can be as simple or intricate as you like. Here is the information about the hospital where we will be donating them. Shall you choose to take our challenge, you will be doing an extreme mitzvah ( a good deed). I have been taught that the best good deeds for someone you do not know . Also you will be put in a random drawing for a chance to win one of my Clearly Vintage Stamp sets. There will be three winners. As an added bonus, everyone that enters will have their journal posted onto the Digital Two for Tuesday or Clearly Vintage site. I hope you all will join this exciting challenge and pass the word to make it a success. I will post the address of where to send the books later this week. Here are several beautiful books that Shirley and her nephew Terry have made to get you thinking. The first one is by Terry and other two were made by Shirley.

I made the two below this afternoon.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Bonus Day Yeah!!!

As a bonus this week for the tremendous growth of the site we have two more images from the Jolly Times Magic Coloring Book. Though the images are almost 100 years old they are timeless. I tried to make the color of the lines as dark as possible. The originals were a light blue for tracing. Hopefully they work for you. They sure are adorable. Unfortunately, the feed site meter on all of my sites has gone a little wonky and the numbers are all wrong. So I can't tell you what number we are but last I checked before the wonk it was around 6000 hits. Our guest designer for this bonus is Rebecca Daniels. I am amazed by the project she has put together for us. The project is a desk calendar, complete with a small vintage calendar and post it note pad. She colored it with copic sketch markers and mounted it to distressed cardstock and designer paper. The designer paper and Kraft cardstock are from Jillibean Soup. The blue and white cardstock is from Stampin UP! (Bashful Blue and Whisper White). The ribbon is from Cosmo Cricket. After distressing the edges of the paper, she sponged the edges to enhance the worn look. The other stamps are also Vintage, from companies no longer in business. The paw print is PSX and the My Dog stamps is from Imaginations.

Rebecca Daniels Bio:

I have been rubber stamping and various paper arts since 1988. In addition to paper crafting, I enjoy all forms of multimedia and crafting, my favorites of which include oil painting, photography, and silver smithing for jewelry. I work full time to support my rubber habit, but I'm also the owner of a small cooperative art studio, Delaware Artisans Cooperative. You can see more of Rebecca's work at her blog Blooming Pink. I can't wait to see what all of you create so be sure to post it in the comments so we all can enjoy your work.
Don't Forget This Sunday We Will Be Having A Special Challenge for Cancer With Prizes. So Be Here Bright and Early. I will be posting all entries on my blog. Supplies needed: black marble composition book or a Bind it All to make your own book

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Digital Two for Tuesday 13

Our participation is picking up and the site has had over 5800 hits so far. That is not to shabby. In honor of all your support I will be posting images 3x this week today,Friday and a special challange for charity on Sunday. So be sure to check back later this week. You will not want to miss the excitement. The images this week are from A Child's Garden of Verses dated 1930. Our guest artist this week Alex has made two beautiful cards with these adorable images. Here is Alex's bio in her own words.
"I am married and a Mom of 2 boys, 16 & 10. I work part time in the financial industry and spend any free time creating. In addition to paper crafts I also enjoy crochet, knitting and just about anything else crafty I try. I really enjoy the ease of the digital stamps and was
very excited to find the wonderful vintage images Cora supplies. I am honored to be able to show you what I made with this weeks images. I am looking forward to seeing what YOU create!" You can see more of Alex's beautiful and creative work at her blog Papers and String.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Digital Two for Tuesday 12

The two images for this week's challenge are from a Jolly Times Magic Drawing Book from the early 1900's. I have scanned several birds for us to play with this time. I hope you take the challenge and create something wonderful.
This week our wonderful guest designer Helen has created a beautiful heritage scrapbook page and a greeting card. Her detailed work shows how versatile vintage digital images can be. I hope you will be inspired as much as I am by her talent. Here is her bio. " I am a wife, mom of 3 and 2 fur balls. I am raising my kids in the town I grew up in so we know a lot of people here. You go to the football games and the small fests we have and know almost everyone. I am an independent consultant for The Angel Company. I love to craft - anything I can get my hands on I will try. I really would like to get published and have my own line with my kids - our own business. I have 2 blogs one is just everything and the other is just TAC. and
I came across digi tues and fell in love. I love the old images! Ladies were classy not trashy,the men were hot! Tell me someone better than Cary Grant, he held his looks even in his old age. You can watch a great old movie with the whole family and not worry about what they might see. I was honored when Cora asked me if I would like to guest host. The creations on her blog are amazing and I hope that people will still visit after they see my stuff. LOL. Well when your done here go to my blog and see what else I did with these images. Have a great day and God bless.
The images were colored with prisma colored pencils and OMS (odorless mineral spirits). "