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, June 29, 2010

Digital Two for Tuesday 53

The digital stamps this week are from a sewing course from the 1920's.  "You too could become and excellant seamstress and hat maker."
This week's guest designer is Claudine.  She has created for us two cards with amazing flower elements. I just love her style and sense of color. 

Here is her bio in her own words.
"My name is Claudine Poch and I live in Southwestern Ohio. I have been crafting almost my whole life and making cards for the past five years. I am an avid cat lover and I often incorporate cats into my cards and ATC’s. Additionally, I enjoy many things vintage, especially items and designs from the 1950’s. I enjoy making cards with the vintage images available through the Two for Tuesday blog, and appreciate the opportunity to be the guest designer for this week.

For this first card, I used a vintage pattern paper from Graphic 45. I decided to keep the image simple by printing it out and using Tim Holtz distress ink around the edge of the image. I used a vintage-feel edge punch, and added a flower and black half pearls.

For this second card, I wanted to incorporate several vintage-looking elements. I used a vintage patterned paper from Graphic 45, a lacey edge punch, eyelet lace, and embossing on the brown panel. I printed the hat image and colored it with Copic markers. I made the satin flower by twisting ribbons and gluing them with a hot glue gun. I completed the flower arrangement by adding eyelet ribbon and a beaded stick pin. "
You can see more of Claudine's beautiful artwork on her blog


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday Bonus

Well over at Saturday Image Bonus I posted six vintage ads from a 1918 magazine.  While I was scanning those I came across some great digital stamps.  So a bonus for you. 

Some More Cards

Well I have been really having fun with the Father's Day images.  Here are more cards I made for last week.   They are great for any occassion.  So I only put greetings in a few.  Thank you to all of you who have been posting your cards in the comments section.  It is so much fun to see how everyone uses the images.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Three Cards

Here are three cards I made with last week's Father's Day images.  The background stamp on the Ride There card is from my Stamp line Clearly Vintage.  The embossing folder on that card is one of the new Tim Hotz texture fades. 

Monday, June 21, 2010

Digital Two for Tuesday 52

We have two adorable mouse images to play with this week.  Unfortunately, I can't seem to clean up one of the images.  Everytime I have it looking perfect the distortion seems to show up again when I save it.  Anyway, it is still a cute image.  

This week's guest designer is Dani. She has created two beautiful cards using these fun mouse images. I love the vintage touches she has added to her cards. Here is her bio in her own words.
"My name is Dani C. from Texas. I am married to the sweetest hubby in the world and we have 6 kids (ages 3 -15) and two huge labs. I work from home homeschooling my kids. In my free time I love to make cards, read and cross stitch.
It was sew mice to see you card: I colored this sweet mouse using Copics. The ribbon is Vintage Rayon Ribbon and the dp is by DCWV ‘The Crafty Stack’. I typed up and printed the saying using the Be Safe font.

Field Mouse card: I love this image! I thought it looked like it came out of a children’s book. So I tore a piece of paper out of an old book and used some old scrap cardstock. I distressed the card stock by using PTI’s Linen and Canvas Impressions plate and Tim Holtz Distress inks. I colored the image using Copics."

You can see more of Dani's work at her blog Count Your Beautiful Blessings.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A few more for Father's Day

Here is another image from the Popular Mechanics magazine. It is quite small.  I can see it peeking through a circle cut out of a card front.

I have also included a few more motorcyle images I posted over the last year for all of you with husbands who drive motorcylcles.  I have made some cards with a few of these.  Hopefully I will have time this evening to post them.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Digital Two for Tuesday 51

Today we have two great images from a Popular Mechanics magazine from the 1920's in honor of Father's Day in the USA on June 20.   Check back later in the week as I wll be posting a few more images in honor of Father's Day. This week's guest designer is Suzanne.  I just love the design of the card she has created.  All the folds make a surprise at each turn.  Her sentiment is one of my favorites as I always like to think I take the road less travelled,
Here is her bio and description of her card in her own words.  "My name is Suzanne Kleczar and I live in a small east coast village in NSW Australia, with my hubby, beloved dogs and a variety of birds and am a full time Administration Manager. I have been crafting all my life it seems, but discovered scrapbooking about 6 years ago, then in July 2009 I discovered stamping and cardmaking and a love affair began. I am totally addicted to stamping, cardmaking, off the page items and altered items, just can't get enough. My love lies with vintage style.

Card details
AC Cardstock in chocolate, Kaiser DP Prairie Lane Collection, Kaiser Pearls Chocolate, Fundamentals ribbons, flowers were hand created by me, lace and charm from my stash. I have distressed edges using Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser then sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Satin, cut image using Spellbinders Nesties Labels Four."
You can see more of Suzanne's beautiful art work on her blog at .

Friday, June 11, 2010

Recipe Challenge Day 5

Today is the last day of the Recipe Challenge.  I hope you all have enjoyed seeing the beautiful projects our team has put together as much as I have enjoyed them.  Our guest designer for the final day is Rheannon.  She has put together a gorgeous recipe card book with our vintage images.  It is filled with bright color papers and pockets.  This project is sure to make cooking fun.

Her is her bio in her own words.
Bio: My name is Rheannon. I live in North Idaho, married to a wonderful man, and have an incredible soon to be 6 year old son. I love all types of crafts but have a particular love for paper. I work at a private school during the day, play with my son in the afternoon, and craft till midnight!

Project details: My recipe card book is 7x6 inches with a pocket perfect for a standard size recipe card. I used K&Co (Amy Butler - Lucky Flowers) paper throughout. I kept the embellishments very simple as I plan to use this baby in the kitchen. I love the bold colors and stitching. Simple textures with small Primas and folded paper mimic 50's style's I am fond of. The book is finished with my bind-it-all. Cora's images were easily re-sized with perfect clarity for this project.

You can see more of Rheannon's beautiful art work on her blog.

This the image from the front cover of the Larkin Housewives Cook Book.

This is the title page of the book.  Have fun creating!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Recipe Challenge Day 4

It is Day 4 and only one more day left of our challenge.  I hope you are enjoying the vintage images.  Most of them are from the The Larkin Housewives Cook Book from 1914.  All the hostesses have been working for over a month to bring you their projects.  Please take the time to look, enjoy and comment on their work.  They all have done an amazing job. Our guest designer today  is Jane.  She has made another beautiful project using the vintage freebie images.  It is so much fun to see how different people are using these images.  I just love Jane's attention to detail. You can see more of her exciting designs on her blog.  Here is a little info about Jane:

"My name is Jane and I have been married to a wonderful man for 30 years. We have three grown daughters and 5 grandsons. I just recently retired and we are in the process of relocating to my husband's hometown.
I have been crafting for most of my life. I have been doing paper crafting for 10 years now. I love the vintage look and also country farm vintage. I had so much fun doing this recipe book. The digi images were so wonderful to work with. I love the digi idea because if you make a mistake you can just print another. Also the storage is great! I love working with all the papers, buttons, ribbons, and anything you use to make beautiful creations.  I am lucky to have been chosen for two permanent positions on two design teams and I am honored to have been chosen by Cora to do this recipe challenge. I hope you love her digi's as much as I do..."