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, November 17, 2009

Digital Two for Tuesday 23

So here we are at week 23 with two fun images and another amazing designer to showcase. This week our guest designer is Jennifer. I love her use of lace and buttons and all the texture her designs have on them. Here is here bio in her words. "I am a 45 year old married mom of 3 teenage boys. I have been married for 23 years to my college sweetheart, and my family is truly the light of my life! God has blessed me in abundance with them! :) I'm a transplanted Texas girl living in the snowbelt of Ohio. and we love the snow!
I have been papercrafting for about 10 years now. I first started scrapbooking and then was invited to that one notorious rubber stamp party! the rest is history! grins! my style has always revolved around the vintage/shabby chic. and oh my, I have to have my embellies. love love love my ribbons and trims! I have a phenom stash of vintage buttons that I love to use as well. my fave techniques are distressing and aging papers. I also enjoy the cracked glass technique as well as collage backgrounds.

For the football card, I watercolored the image using my inks and watercolor brushes. I then used my ink squirty tool (I can never remember the official term for that thing! grins!!) to help give an older feel to the piece. I took a piece of Making Memories paper and aged it by first crinkling it and then rubbing my ink pad over the top. the edges were torn and inked as well. I added some wonderful embellies from the MM vintage findings line - cloth tag, 'wish' coupon, button tied with twine and then attached to wide grosgrain ribbon, & school paper stapled to corner. the main image was popped up on foam tape for added dimension. the edges of the card base were inked with vanilla craft.

On the brother and me card, I used this beautiful paper by Webster's Pages, Terri Conrad collection. the edges of it were covered in brown glitter glue. The digi image was colored with inks and watercolor brushes. the girl's headband and collar were painted as well with pink shimmerz. this pieces was cut out and popped up on extra thick foam tape for added dimension. I used a wonderful circle paper doilie and velvet ric rack trim from JoAnn's to frame the digi. Vintage buttons from my stash helped to complete the look. A velvet leaf from Prima and velvet flower from Making Memories finish off the card. I kept the sentiment fairly generic so that it could be used for a thinking of you, Mother's Day, card for my hubby to send to one of his sisters, or whatever other occassion might happen to arise in the future!"
You can see more of Jennifer's exciting designs at her blog.


  1. I heard about your store from Jennifer Scull. She's right, It's terrific! Beautiful artwork. If you have a moment check out my store and keyword "Emma". I have a few vintage images you may like.

  2. thank you sooooooooo much for giving me the opportunity to be a guest designer!!! what a thrill and a half! I have loved every minute of it! and love love love your site! :)

  3. Ha! And I was born in Ohio (although I really grew up in New Jersey) and have now been transplanted to Texas! And I miss the snow!

    Great images and cards!

  4. Lovely sample cards, Jennifer. All of the embellishments work perfectly with these vintage images! Cora, thanks again for more sweet vintage images.

  5. Great cards- lovely colors you achieved with these sewwt digi's. TFS

  6. Absolutely beautiful! I love the brother and sister image - it looks like me and my brother 50 years ago!
    Hugs, Candy

  7. Whoo Hoo Jenn ... so glad to see you work here! It is AWESOME! Love what you have created with this amazing images! Well done my friend!!

  8. Found your blog last night and just love your images. I made a couple of cards today. Here is the link to the first one.


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