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, August 28, 2012

Digital Two for Tuesday 142

I have an exciting announcement.   For the next two months we will be having guest designers for Digital Two for Tuesday.   Eleven designers have signed up to host.  Each of them has a unique style and we are hoping their work will inspire you to take a one of the images and create something special.   Also each one will focus on a technique.  Today we are so lucky to have three cards from a talented artist Edwina using this week's images.  Her technique is using mist paints.  You may recognize Edwina's style from previous guest appearances.  You can find more of Edwina's innovative artwork work on here blog Edwina's Creations.

The following is a description of Edwina's cards in her own words.

 Lavender card-

This card is colored using copics on the image. The background paper is spritzed with Tattered Angles delphinium blue glimmer mist. The green background for the girl is spritzed with Kiwi. Once the card is put together I spritzed the whole card with with Iridescent gold. The card is 4 ¼” x 6”. The sentiment I wrote myself and printed off on the computer.

The sentiments are my own creation on all the cards. I did not copy someone else’s work.

The pink/green/violet card-
These papers are by DCWV for the background. The Speckled paper around the image is Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist  cranberry Zing. The green behind the girl is Kiwi. The purple and pink dots are Paper Candi by craft works. They are pop dotted up. The whole card was spritzed with Tattered Angles iridescent Gold glimmer Mist. This card is 4 ¼” x 5 ½”.

The ball player card-
This card I used something new to me. Cork Paper. It is a thin layer of cork. I found it at Michaels. It is by Recollections. I spritzed it with tattered Angles Cork Glimmer Mist. When dry I spritzed it again. It takes a while to dry. I also spritzed a piece of kraft paper with the same color. I layered the cork on the kraft paper.  Then I put it on the shimmer paper which has a leather look to it. The button on the card is by dress it Up called Batters Up.  This card is 4 ¼” x 5 ½”.

Here is Edwina's Bio:  I love crafting. I have been doing some kind since I was a child. My favorite gift was when I was 8 or 9 years old. It was a craft set with about 7 items to make. Mom got it with Top Value Stamps. I started scrapbooking pages in 2003. Then I got into cards I finally tried digis, Fall 2011. I was hocked. I love vintage and cute images. When I learned to use Copics I applied my painting skills to it. I found it was like painting in a lot of ways. I do watercolors and oil paintings. I have a love of nature and antique buildings. It shows up in a lot of what I do. I love children too. I like using children images on cards, especially if they are vintage or have an animal with them. Butterflies and flowers show up a lot in my art.

I was born in Kentucky. I now live in New Jersey. I have 3 brothers, 3 nieces, 2 nephews. I love all of them and they get my homemade cards a lot. I have a cat named Mittens. She loves yogurt and vanilla pudding. My favorite seasons are Fall and Spring. My favorite colors are pinks, yellows, sage green and turquoise.

buddy magazine 1928

St Nick Magazine

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Deleting Images

I will be deleting images from 2009 and 2010 in the next few day.  Please grab any you are looking before it is two late!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012


Ok, I need your help blogosphere.  Today I was scheduling some posts for the next week and the thing I dread the most has happened.  My blog's allotment for photos on Picasa Web Albums is full.  I use blogger.  I am not sure what to do.  I deleted a whole year's worth of posts and it made no difference.   I can buy more storage but it is a monthly fee.  I post the images for free so I really do not want to pay for the space.   Has this happened to any of you?  Do any of you have any suggestions on how I can get more storage space?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Digital Two for Tuesday 141

1928 Buddy Magazine
This is a card made by Judy Rousseau with an flower image I posted a few months ago. I love the way she has colored the flowers and her background papers. Judy, thank you for sharing you beautiful card.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012


These two frog images are from two different The Buddy magazines for children from 1928. I love images of frogs. I am excited to see what you create with these two vintage line drawings.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Sunday Images

To amazing images from the Sunday book from 1892.  It is a book filled with poems and stories to entertain the young on a Sunday afternoon.  It is 120 years old but the interior pages are still beautiful.  My sister is a violin maker and a cat lover.  The bottom image will make a great birthday card for her.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Digital Two for Tuesday 140

This weekend I found a sweet book called Sunday from 1892. The inside is filled with hand drawings to illustrate the many stories and poems it contains. Both of these images are from that book. Also be sure to stop back this week for an exciting announcement.

This is a card I made using this image. The sentiment is from Studio 490. I doodled around the edge of the window I placed the sentiment in. The lace is on of my vintage scraps from the flea market.

Monday, August 6, 2012

With a Strawberry on Top

Here are two more images from the vintage 1893 Maule seed catalogue I posted from yesterday.  Enjoy!   Be sure to post a link in the comments section if you use one of these images.  So we all can be inspired to create.  Also check out my other blog Clearly Vintage for two pages from a Henderson seed catalogue.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Berries for Edwina

I had a special request a few weeks ago for berries from one of my biggest fans Edwina.  So I got out one of my old seed catalogues from the the late 1800's and found these in a Maule catalogue from 1893.  

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Below are the two cards that Edwina created with the images.  You can see her post on her blog Edwina's Creations.  Be sure to look around at Edwina's blog while you are there.  She is an extremely talented artist with a diverse style.  I love to look through her blog for inspiration.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Peacock and Cupid

Both of these images are from the book The Girl Who Sat by the Ashes from 1919.