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!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Over 100,000 hits

Celebrate good times! Well we are over 100,000 hits on the blog counter.  Really I think we are closer to 160,000.  Less than a year ago all my counters on my sites reset to 10,000.  I am not sure why but it must have been a glitch in the system.  Anyway, any excuse to celebrate and if the counter says 100,000 hits that is a good enough reason for me.  To celebrate, anyone who makes a card or project with one of the digital images from the last two weeks, I will post your project here and a link to your blog.  Come on everyone take the challenge!  Let's fill up the page with lots of great artwork.  Email your project to me and a link to your blog at  You have until Friday to send me your artwork.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Digital Two for Tuesday 57

Here are two images from a Delineator magazine from the late 1800's.  This week's guest designer has not let us down.  Pauline has created for us two beautiful and colorful cards to celebrate all things vintage.
Here is her bio in her own words.  "I'm Pauline, from Stawell, a small country town in the south east of Australia. I am married with a special needs foster child who has multiple disabilities, and I am an addicted papercrafter! I love cardmaking, scrapbooking and making jewellery.

For several years I loved rubber stamping, paper folding and piecing, then I discovered card embroidery.... I now design my own stitching patterns when commercially available ones don’t suit my need (mostly I design them for the fun of it all!). Last year I discovered digital stamps....and I love them! I have even been playing with my own designs there too! I also started playing with vintage photo images.... and I love them too! My 'style' could be called 'eclectic' ... as I don't quite seem to fit into any category. My favourite colouring mediums are markers, H20s, and chalks. My favourite embellishments are lace, ribbons, paper and silk flowers, buttons, beads and bling!

Thank you Cora for having me back again as a guest host, and for the opportunity to play with your beautiful images! If you would like to more details of the creations I have made with Cora’s images, I invite you to visit my blog.

I have coloured both the beautiful lady images with chalks, and accented with Glaze and Stardust pens. "

Sunday, July 25, 2010

More from Storyland

As promised here are a few digital images from the book In Storyland featured at Clearly Vintage yesterday.  Enjoy.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Bonus Digital Stamp at Clearly Vintage

I have posted a bonus digital image over at Clearly Vintage.  Be sure to stop by and grab it.  Have a great weekend.  Stay cool.

Friday, July 23, 2010


Fire, Fire.  Here are two more images from the Teddy Books. This time they are from a chapter about putting out a fire.  These bears sure do everything in their travels.  They are so cute.  The artists a the turn of the 20th century were amazing.  Without TV books had so many detailed drawings.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Digital Two for Tuesday 56

Early this year at the flea market I found two fun old books. The Roosevelt Bears 1906 and More About Teddy B and Teddy G and the Roosevelt Bears dated 1907.  Both were written by Seymour Eaton and illustrated by V. Floyd Campbell and RK Culver.  These bears have a lot of adventures.  If these books were in perfect condition they would sell for hundreds of dollars but these were all unbound.  Perfect for scanning.  Lucky us!

This week our guest host is Rheannon.  Rheannon has hosted for us before and created a beautiful bright colored recipe book from our old cookbook images. She told me the images for this week's Digital Two for Tuesday were perfect for her as her family loves to fish.  Rheannon has created a beautiful inspiring card for us today.  I love all the details and how she has colored the image.
Here is her bio in her own words. 
"My name is Rheannon. I live in North Idaho, married to a wonderful man, and have an incredible 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!"
You can see more of Rheannon's beautiful artwork at her blog.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Dreaming of the Sea

I just love the seashore.  I dream of one day having a home by the sea.  Over at Clearly Vintage I have posted a bunch of B&W images.  So go check it out and have a great weekend.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Digital Two for Tuesday 55 - Join the Party

Well today is the last day of the Alice in Wonderland images and to celebrate all things Alice, our guest host Julia has created 2 amazing projects.  I hope you join the celebration and create something amazing too. I have also found another amazing site with lots of digital images from antique books including Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Check it out Lenny's Alice in Wonderland Site.The images are a nice size. So if you haven't had enough Alice. This is your site.

 Here is Julia's bio in her own words.

"When I was a little girl a liked crafting and drawing/coloring a lot. I think most children like it. Then I grow up…and there was a big gap in my crafting… until September 2009 when I decided to learn how to work with Adobe Photoshop. I discovered for myself the world of digital scrap and loved to play with all kinds of brushes and textures. I also came across blogs of people which did “real scrapbooking”, and I admired it but I thought that it’s not for me… J But the little girl that still lived inside of my soul and loved crafting woke up and said that should try it! I tried… and felt in love with it! Probably it was time for me to get back to what I really am, to myself real…

So I am quite new to this world. I like scrapbooking, cardmaking, ATC, mixed media and altered art and I also like to try something new. As for styles, now I feel that I prefer vintage and shabby chic. I’ m glad that my hobby let me meet a lot of interesting and talented people.

Here is my card and set of tags. They turned out to be a kind of shabby J.
As for the card, I colored the picture with watercolor pencils, distressed them with Tattered Rose and Old Paper. Then I stitched the picture and wordings to a piece of scrap paper, added Prima flower, vintage button, punched Marta Stewart branches and 3D glitter.
On the tags I outlined watercolored pictures with 3D glitter, added wording, ribbons and bead." 

You can see more of Julia's beautiful and inspirational artwork work on her blog Astra-Scrap.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Madhatter Monday

I am just loving these images.  They bring back so many childhood memories.  Remember these images are from the first book so no Alice with a crown images.  Have fun!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

More Alice

Here are a few more images from the book.  Be sure to check back every day through Tuesday for more Alice images.  On Tuesday there will be another guest hostesses with a beautiful Alice project.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

I'm Late, I'm Late for a Very Important Date

Here are three more of the Alice images.  All of these are from the first book Alice in Wonderland.  Have a great Saturday and create something great.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Go Ask Alice

Here are two more Alice images from the book I found at the flea market.  There are at least dozen illustrations in this early version of Alice in Wonderland.  The book is so old the pages are brown and brittle.  It has been difficult to clean these up.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Digital Two for Tuesday 54

This week we have two images from a very old version of Alice In Wonderland from the turn of the 19th century.  When I saw the book filled with the images we all know and love I knew I had to buy it and post them here.  So this week and next we will be celebrating Alice. This week's guest designer is Susan from Southern New Jersey.  She has an amazing sense of color and design.  You can see more of her work on her blog.  Here is her bio in her own words.

"I have been an artist in one form or another since I was old enough to wield a crayon! I have done all forms of needlework except for knitting. My husband and I have done wood working, he does most of the cutting and putting together I do the painting, I used to oil paint all the time...landscapes. I have done many, many folk art and other crafts, candle making, working with pinecones and sea shells and driftwood etc. I took one semester of "ceramics' in college and found I was better with slab clay than the potter's wheel, LOL...they picked a large Salad bowl of mine to display on site and then it was part of a traveling show.

Over the years since doing Paper crafts and mixed media, I have had a handful of my creations published by ARTchix studios to become part of her collage sheets etc. I have never taken the time to submit anything to magazines, but my friends urge me to all the time. I have won several Scrap book Layout contests. I do go to craft shows with my cards and other paper crafts...stationery sets, etc. I also do a lot of rubber stamping and I make tumbled stone coasters.

I started making ATCs about 5-6 years ago, and then graduating to 4 x 4 chunky pages also. I am an active card maker for "Operation Write Home" which is an awesome organization that the participants make home made greeting cards and they get send in big boxes over seas to our enlisted, so that they have cards to use to send home for loved ones etc. This has become quite a passion of mine.

Some of my work is splattered here and there throughout my blog, and there is a slide show down at the bottom.

Here is a finished ALICE ATC, and an ALICE TAG BOOK (in progress) this is going to be a favorite drink recipe book, that will be gifted to Cora at Two for Tuesday when I am finished with it.

The ATC is colored with Prismacolor pencils and blending pencil, then I used Tea Stain distress ink and Black Soot distress inks to antique it. I then added some Prima flowers and a black rhinestone. I love how it came out, and I hope you all of also.

The tag book pages are made of mica flake card stock I am using Rubber stamps, and Distress inks, printed images and Prismacolor pencils I also intend on adding buttons and flowers and ribbons to this when completed. The front of each tag will be decorated and the back will be a favorite drink recipe."

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Three Images From a Friend

One of the greatest thing about having a blog is all the great people you get to meet from all over the country and the world.  Today I have a special group of images from Melisa Waldorf, who has been one of our guest host's several times.  She was generous enough in the midst of a move to a new home to send me a snip of paper in the mail with beautiful graphics from an old The Etude magazine from 1920.  So with a little scanning and a lot of digital manipulation I was able to make us 3 digital stamps out of the paper.  Thank you Melisa.  They are adorable!