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!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Digital Two for Tuesday 70

This week we have two more images from the book Yourself and Your House Wonderful.  This book is loaded with fun images.  I hope you are enjoying them as much as I. 

 Our Guest hostess this week is the talented Julia.  She has made two beautiful and vibrant cards that really make you feel a part of the images. 
Here is her 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.
These are the cards I’ve made with Cora’s pictures. I colored them with watercolor pencils. It is an amazing feeling to work with pictures that were drawn over hundred years ago. It is like you continue work of the artist who lived so long ago…"

For “PLAY” card I used scrapbook paper (Prima), ribbon, hand-made flower , “play” ticket (Tim Holtz), Antique Linen Distress.
 For “FRIENDS” card I printed out the background and wording. I colored the flower with yellow and orange markers – it was white before and added a vintage button.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Digital Two for Tuesday 69

For those of you who are into the baseball playoffs this week I have posted today two baseball images from the turn of the 19th century.  They are from two different books Yourself and the House Wonderful and The Children's Game Book.  There is no guess hostess this week as I was on vacation .  Have fun and be sure to post your card or project in the comments section so we all can enjoy it.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Digital Two For Tuesday 68

Two beautiful vintage images.  I can't remember the source but it will come to me.  There is no guest hostess this week so I challenge you to make something great.

Monday, October 11, 2010

A Wall

A fun wall from the Yourself and Your House Wonderful book.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Well I found this great book called Yourself and Your Wonderful House from 1913.  It is one of those fun books thats talks about raising children.  In Tuesday I posted the first two images.  Here are two more from chapter 1 Yourself, Your Own Little House. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Digital Two For Tuesday 67

This week's images are from a really interesting book from 1913 called Yourself and Your House Wonderful.  The book is for parents and teachers to raise healthy children.  This week our hostess is the very talented paper artist,Claudine.  She has created two beautiful cards using this weeks images. I love how with two similar images she has created two cards for very different occasions.
Simple card

For my first card, I made a clean and simple card. I thought this house image would be perfect for "we've moved" cards. I simply printed the image, cut it out with an oval Nestabilities die, then mounted it on a black oval shape. For the base of the card, I ran it through a embossing folder from Stampin Up. I completed the card by adding a computer-generated sentiment and a few black rhinestones. These "we've moved" cards would be fast and easy to "mass-produce."

Holiday Card

For this card I wanted to create a holiday/winter scene. I printed the house, colored it with Copic markers, then used Tim Holtz distress inks to distress the edges. To create the winter feel, I added Flower Soft snow to the roof, bushes, and trees. The papers used are Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, and Deck the Halls DSP by Stampin Up. I cut out the green panel with a Nestabilites die then ran it through a Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder. I completed the card by adding a ribbon, snowflake charm, sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Playing with Backgrounds

Here is another end paper I played with to create four variations.  They each are just slightly different.