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 25, 2012

Digital Two for Tuesday 146

This week we have the amazingly talented artist Sue Berker as our guest designer.  We have been so lucky to have artist each week with such different styles and I just love how Sue has used this week's images.  I gave Sue two very different images and she took the challenge and used both in her cards.   I just love Sue's color combinations and her coloring details.   You can see more of her work on her beautiful blog Sharing What I Love.

Sue's bio in her own words.

"My name is Sue Berker.  I live in central Illinois in the USA.  I've been married to my husband for 10 and a half years and together we have 5 kids and 3 grandkids.  We are senior citizens, retired but still quite active with a number of things.  Since our family members live elsewhere, we do a bit of traveling so that we can spend time with them.

I began stamping about 10 years ago, became a Stampin'Up! demo for 4 years and then needed to help support the economy of the rest of the stamping vendors in this craft, so I quit being a demo.  I have done a little bit of scrapbooking but my real passion is stamping.  I lean towards a more clean look in my stamping.  I also like to create 3-D papercrafts.  I have had the pleasure and privilege of meeting several on my online friends in real life.  It's a great craft world - don't you agree?

I thank Cora for all of  the work she does to make these lovely, vintage images available to us and also for allowing me to participate as a Guest Designer on her blog."

Here are this week's images.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Goodbye to Summer

Goodbye to summer.  In honor of the end if summer here is a great beach image from the 1929 John Martin magazine.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Digital Two for Tuesday 145

This week our guest designer is another long time follower Maxine Diffey.  Maxine has a wonderful eye for color and texture.  She has created two whimsical cards with today's images.  I love all the glitter and glitz she has added to the fairy image and the elegance of the doily background on her second card.  Be sure to follow the link below to Maxine's blog to see more of her lovely projects and cards.

Here is a description of Maxine's cards in her own words.  You can see how Maxine has used dry embossing to accentuate the images.

"I dry embossed both background panels, and on the pink floral paper I applied the ink  ‘direct to paper’ to highlight the embossing, then painted it with iridescent medium.

The image I coloured with chalks, then used Kindy Gltiz for the sparkle on the wings and the frock, fussy cut it and mounted it on foam dots for dimension.  The final touch was to run a piece of double sided tape across the base of the card and add micro beads to it.

For the second card I embossed the card base and layered over that – I used the Argyle folder which gives and angular contrast to the circular pattern of the doily and oval of the die cut."

Maxine's Bio:

"I have been stamping/cardmaking for about 10 years, mainly on my own.  I learned the basic embossing of images from a friend, but most of my learning has been initially from magazines, and then the internet.  I have attended some classes, and I love learning new techniques.  I started blogging here about three years ago, and have enjoyed the experience, it is a great way to connect with other card makers.  I first experienced digi stamps two and a half years ago and have learnt to love them, especially  once I discovered how to size them, and which mediums worked best to colour them with.

I live in a relatively small town in New Zealand with my husband – we have two adult offspring who are married, and three grand children whom we visit, and have to visit, as often as possible – they keep us young and active. Although I have strong Christian beliefs, I am not particularly active in my local church due to health issues.

I also garden, knit, embroider and make bobbin, crochet and needle lace, and sew for the grandies on occasion – having a myriad of hobbies keeps me occupied, and the skills often ‘cross over’ from one to another."

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Pabst Ad

This is from a Pabst beer add from an 1896 Truth magazine. I deleted the inside of the emblem so you could use it in your artwork. Below are some examples of how I play with the images for my artwork.

This is a card I made with this image. The background is a stamp by OI. The center stamp is a digi I posted a few months ago.


Monday, September 10, 2012

Digital Two For Tuesday 144

This week's guest designer is Bev Cole. Bev has created a wonderful card prismacolor pencils. I love her color choices and the background paper combination. You can see more of Bev's beautiful art at her blog Creations of My Kind.

Here are this weeks images.

Thursday, September 6, 2012


Surprise!  We have two guest designer's this week.  Our second guest designer is Susan Coonrod. Susan made three amazing items with one of the images.  She made a book mark, card & gift tag. It is a wonderful gift set.  The images are all different sizes.  This is why Susan loves digital images so much. You can make them any size that you need vs. the traditional stamped image that only stamps in one size.

A description of Susan's projects in her own words.

"I lightly distressed with a Sky Blue Stamp pad from StaminUp and distressed the edges with a dark brown stamp pad.

I usually don't used a lot of sentiments, because when I'm in the mood for card making, I make a large amount of them and then use for all occasions.  I pull the one out I want to use and hand write a personal sentiment inside.  I think this makes it more personal."

Her bio:

"I have been scrap booking for about 10 years, but became intrigued with card making about 5 years ago.  I have started using digital images in the last two months and began blogging about the same time. For more of my cards and tutorials check out my blog -  I have recently been asked to be on the Floppy Latte Design Team. "

All three are from a John Martin Child's magazine from 1929.  I adjusted this one so you could add your own verse or sentiment.
 Won't you take the challenge and make something beautiful!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Digital Two for Tuesday 143

Today our guest designer is Leslie.  I found Leslie's blog a few months ago  and it is filled with stories and beautiful projects.  Her work is truly inspirational.  I love this birthday card she has created with this week's images.  Her technique is monochromatic.

Here is a description of Leslie's card in her own words. " I printed the image on Flourishes' Classic Ivory cardstock and colored with Copic markers in shades of gray.  Pale gray ink was sponged around the edges of the image panel.  I'd hoped to make this card completely monochromatic, and I did accomplish that with the coloring, but then I mixed in some tan with the designer paper, and couldn't help but add that little pop of color with the red string on the button.  Almost monochromatic.  The button, by the way, is nearly as vintage as the image.  A Cuttlebug embossed border adds a bit of trim across the front.  The black cardstock (from CTMH) has a white core which peeks through when the cardstock is sanded, as I did around the card edges and over the embossed trim."
Leslie's Bio:  "Card making is my favorite indoor pastime and I only wish I had more hours in a day to spend on it.  I'll admit that once I dipped my toe into the digital stamping water I followed with a headlong plunge and went a little nuts.  Oh, my, so many images to choose from!  Imagine all the clicking and saving when I happened upon Digital Two for Tuesday.  So... when Cora contacted me about this guest spot, well, she didn't have to ask twice.  I love what she does here!
I enjoy life on the southern Oregon coast with my husband, Rich, and two Golden Retrievers, Wally and LuLu.  In fact, my blog centers around the Goldens and the goings on in the garden -- my other passion.  There was a time I was all about design team work -- primarily for my favorite stamp company, Flourishes -- but I've settled into a more relaxed pace and now I wonder how I ever kept up.  I also spend four days a week intensely focused on my job in a medical lab.  I do most of my coloring on coffee breaks, and put the cards together when I've got time and creative energy at home.  Winter is coming and I'll be happily shifting my spare time attention to the stamp room.  I'm sure Cora will have some fabulous new/old Christmas images for us.  Thank you, Cora, and thank you all for visiting."

You can see more of Leslie's wonderful artwork on her blog Goldens and Garden.  After you surf around get out your supplies and take the challenge and create a project with these images.

both images are from John Martin's Child Magazine 1929

Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Beautiful Bouquet

Judy Rousseau shared with me this week a lovely card hand colored with pencils she made using one of my past images.  It is so beautiful I wanted to share it with all of you.  This is one my all time favorite images that I have posted on Digital Two For Tuesday.  You can find it here.  If you make something with this image please post it in the comments section of this post so we can all enjoy your work.