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!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Holiday Trio 13

Today our final Holiday Trio guest designer is Olga.  She is also from Russia.  I thank her for her patience as we had great difficulties emailing each other and lots of confusion with two Olgas from Russia hosting at the same time.  Olga has made an amazing book for all her holiday memories.  There are lots of details and some of the images I didn't recognize with all her intricate coloring.  Here is a description in Olga's words.
 " It is a mini album with my little daughter Sasha's winter photos, colored pictures related to winter and the New Year's. Each spread has the lyrics from Russian song "The Forest Raised a Christmas Tree". This song is the one I sing for Sasha when I rock her to sleep. Here are the pages with the Digital Tuesday images.  The last is empty.  I want use it for a photo for the new year. "

And the song:

The forest raised a Christmas tree,
Twas silent and serene
In winter and in summer
It was slender and so green.

The wind sang it a lullaby:
Sleep Christmas tree, sleep tight!
The snow was making clothes for it:
It was a pretty sight!

A trembling bunny himself
Beneath its arms so wide;
The hungry wolf just passed him by,
A lovely place to hide!

Some sleigh bells rang throughout the woods,
The snow was crisp and clean,
A horsey brought a forester
To hew that tree so green.

And now it comes to visit us,
With lights and garlands bright,
While all the children dance and sing
To greet it with delight!

You can see more of Olga's delightful  art work at  her blog

Thank you to all the terrific guest designers for Holiday Trio.  Each one of you made such original and challenging projects.  I would never been able to keep up with all the assignments if you all had not been so great.  Everyone got their assignments in early or on time.  I never worried once that all my followers would be disappointed. 

I hope you are all enjoying your holidays.  Unfortunately my daughter and I had a fun road trip planned but we got 15 inches of snow instead and are house bound for a day or so.  At least I didn't have to get up and figure out how to get to the office in all this snow.  I am looking out the window now deciding if I want to start shovelling or make something wonderful with all these images.  HMMM...  Not much of a choice!

Happy Holidays to all of you who make keeping this blog such a pleasure.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Holiday Trio 12

Today we have a very special guest designer from Russia.  She has created a beautiful ornament using some of the images in the last few weeks.  Here is her bio in her own words.
"Hi! My name is Olga. I'm 25. I'm from Omsk, Siberia, Russia. In my spare time I enjoy cardmaking and creating interesting scrap objects.

I made a decoration for the Christmas tree. I decorated the box and created a foundation for the house. The two pictures are printed on the clear film, which looks like windows.

More details can be found in my blog "

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday Trio 11

A couple of more cuties for all those last minute tags.  These are from old greeting cards from the 20's.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Holiday Trio 9

Here is Barbara Diane's description of her card.  "The image was printed on white CS and was colored with markers and the background was done in 4 shades of chalk – beige/brown/blue with a touch of yellow. The image was then cut out along the outside of the arch and attached to a 3-layer card front of yellow/blue/black CS – of which I first outlined the edges of the blue and yellow in black to coordinate with the black edge of the image. I used a punch for the 3 different shapes of leaves and then outlined each individual leaf in black and drew free hand the lines on each leaf. I then punched small circles for the berries and outlined them in black. The leaves/berries were added to the card using glue dots to give them dimension. "
You can see more of her work on her site at

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday Trio 8

 This week I have three more cute images from advertising graphics magazines from the 1920's.  I just love the style of the people in these images. 

Our guest designer this week is the talented Pauline.  She has created a beautiful box using the Santa image from last week.  All of the the guest designers were charged with making a project from any of the images I will be posting in the next few weeks and Pauline done an amazing box using this wonderful holiday image.

Here is Pauline's bio in here own words.  "I live in the south east of Australia, in the town where I was born and raised. I am a cardmaker, scrapbooker, stitcher, and beader. I enjoy tackling all sort of challenges and styles in my papercrafts... but my current favourites would be using digital images (colouring with chalks, markers, watercolours, pencils) and using vintage photographs (with beads, buttons, lace, ribbon etc). I also create cards using stitching and embroidery, and beading, and often employ those into my other creations. I tend to favour uncomplicated styles/layouts. I also make jewellery, and favour vintage styles - my pieces are individually crafted, and no two are the same.  Although I am lucky enough to be able to sell some of my cards and jewellery at a local market, and by special order, I love to share my creations as gifts to friends and family.

I would love to thank Cora for the opportunity to create for her blog. It is a joy and a pleasure to do so! The creation I share here with you is something that I would not normally do - I don't often create 3D projects, so it was a joy to create and share something different with you .... "

Here are this week's images.  Won't you take the challenge and create something to share with all of us!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Holiday Trio Week in Review

Today our guest hostess has made three projects from several of the images previously posted this week.  So I thought we would do a week in review.  Hopefully her amazing projects will inspire you to make a handmade gift for that special person or decorations for your home.  Be sure to post it here in the comments section so we can all see what you create.

Our talented guest hostess today is Willemien Katerberg.  Willemien lives near the shores of lake Huron in Ontario with her husband. Her spare time is spent creatively in paper, hybrid and digital crafts. She started scrapbooking in 2004 and it didn't take long for her to pick up other paper crafts and their digital counterparts. Please check out her blog Styles in Paper to see more of her beautiful work.

Here is a description of the projects in the artists words.
"I had so much fun working with these images. I created three projects; an altered decorative tile, an altered candle, and a gift box. This Santa image is absolutely amazing. I had fully intended to do a laser copy transfer onto the tile, but of course I procrastinated and I couldn't justify driving through a snowstorm for just one little photocopy, so I printed and adhered tissue paper to the tile which I then coloured. For the candle and the gift box I used the images that were posted in Holiday Trio 6. I printed the Christmas cat image in dark green to match with the card stock use don the box (it's not that noticeable in these pictures) I also used Bookend 2 to wrap around the back of the candle. Over the next few days I will be posting complete details of my projects on my blog for those who would like more information. "
Here is one more image for you to play with today. 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Holiday Trio 7

Today's guest designer is Krisa.  What a trooper!  She had some family issues come up but still made sure that she got her project in to me on time.  Thank you so much Krisa.  Both of her projects are imaginative and beautiful.  Though I needed to hide them from my daughter who still believes in Santa.  I think my daughter knows the presents will stop if she doesn't. 
Here is Krisa's description of her projects in her own words.  "I went with the idea of "gifts for Santa" with my projects. My first thought with these images were traditional old-world European paper cones that are hung on trees as ornaments and often filled with goodies. For both projects I resized and printed the images, colored with watercolor pencils then inked over them with Tim Holtz Distress Ink (lightly) in Antique Linen. The pearlescent paper on the cone was from Club Scrap, as was the green used for embellishment and the holly leaves. The red paper is DCWV. The leaves were punched from an older Quickutz holly photo turn die, and inked with distress ink in Pine Needle. A friend (Colleen - had given me the hand-made roses and they seemed a perfect pairing with the holly leaves and cone, the ribbon is simply from my stash (I think it's offray ...).

The little jar is actually a re-purposed sugar scrub container, but it seemed the perfect size for this elongated Santa image. I used a Spellbinders nestability scalloped circle die for all of the scalloped embellishments on the projects. Ink on the little treat jar (it will be filled with with M&Ms for Santa shortly, from my DD) is Peeled Paint (also distress ink). "
Check out her blog at

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Holiday Trio 6

 Today our guest hostess is Shirley.  She has created a 2 cards using one of the holiday images below.  She has added lots of vintage touches to her cards and beautiful flowers add to the festive look.

Here is her bio  and a description of her artwork in her own words.  "I used to be a neat freak about the house, everything had a place and everything in it's place .... very square, neat and tidy .... really could eat off my floor .... that is, until I found paper, then it all changed. Still love tidy but not nearly as obsessive (truth is I don't have the time anymore) because I have a new obsession paper and embellishments. Everything is second place to this .... except hubby, Penny, children & Grandkids of course. I am one of those people that once I have mastered something I get bored of it very quickly but not so with cardmaking because you can create something completely different with every single piece of paper, and that's what I try to do.

Today is my first experiment with different backgrounds and very pleased with the effect. Took original photo of card resting on a Kay & Co paper , the next image I cut and pasted from the original photo and layered onto a digital background .... really pleased with the effect."