Friday, February 18, 2011

Mystic Paper March Kit

Well March is already just around the corner so we have received beautiful kits to work on for Mystic Paper.  I am thrilled to work with the "hot off the press" Graphic 45 Le Cirque paper line.  My quest is to make 4 tags and 2 cards.  Wheeeee!  Such fun!

Be sure to swing by the other two design team member (Jenna & Sheri's) blogs to see the pretties they get to create with this month.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day Circa 1920's

Last year I shared a 1950's Valentine from my personal collection.  It was from my great-grandparents to my grandpa.  So sweet.  This year I wanted to share one of my great-grandmother's Valentines.  I'm guessing it's from the 20's or earlier as it has her maiden name on the back.

The card itself is super thin paper, glad I have this scan as it looks about to crumble.  The front has such gorgeous color, embossing, and gilding even around the heart.

Then the inside is ever so precious.  I adore the scrolly print image around the sentiment.

Here are my tiny Valentine sweeties.

My little one is obsessed with her tutu and wears it everyday.  (Luckily today it looks great with her new pink and red striped socks.)

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

New pretties

Look what I found at the thrift stores this week.  A couple of real pretties I think.  At least they made me happy inside.  :)  Hee hee!  Plus, they look kind of nice all together don't you think?

The pinky-beige lace is lovely, but my favorite find this time is the card that holds it.  "Fascinating Trims,"  in such a sweet font, how stinkin' cute.  I LOVE IT!  Also some muted gold trim, delicate ivory doilies the likes I've never seen before and soft gray real vintage silk seam binding.  Yay!  I'm happy all over again just sharing these treasures with you guys.

Have a wonderful (Super Bowl) weekend!

Friday, February 04, 2011

Twilight Zone Moment

"You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone."

A total Twilight Zone moment happened to me last Friday.

I was in Payson (a sweet Arizona moutain town) visiting my parents.  That evening my parents were exhausted after long days at work, so they went to bed and I went downstairs to search for a good book to keep me company until I cruised to la-la land.

Their shelves are full of lots of delicious choices.  I almost decided on the complete short stories of Mark Twain, but then I grabbed this one.

Under the Lilacs by Louisa May Alcott

So that FRIDAY evening (one week ago) I began to page through this pretty purple printed book; past the title sheet and the chapter lists to the very first page...

Where I found this date sheet.  {Insert spooky music}  It took me half a second of looking at it to realize, "Holy cow!  January 28th, that's today.  And ohmygoodness even creepier, today is a Friday!"

So anyhow, I decided by fate of super weird and totally cool cooincidences, I simply must read this book.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

14 Love Notes ~ Mystic Project

I have finished and submitted my project for Mystic Paper so you can stop by the shop to see it in person (and go shopping) if you like.  Or, without further adieu here it is for you too!

Music sheet envelope, tied with crinkled seam binding.  Buttons, pearls and a sweet heart charm.  The "Valentine" heart is cut from the Cavalini paper.  Also, I love using these October Afternoon Mini Market alpha and numbers on all sorts of projects.  Such fun colors.

Gotta love the Scrabble tiles.  I made these see-through, glassine like envelopes from tracing paper.

A little crepe paper gathered and accented with Tattered Rose distress ink.

A delicious heart doily also rubbed with Tattered Rose ink

These tickets are super cute!  I used many of them as pull tags for the love notes.

Oops, I forgot to photo #5.

Crafty Secrets images stamped to look like a postcard.

Kaiser bling
White distress crackle paint again accented with Tattered Rose ink.

Oh, vintage seam binding makes me happy.

Tim Holtz calendar tissue tape.  (The "10" got covered here. Windy photo session.)

More doilies used a little differently here.

Chipboard banner.

Aaaah yes pink crepe streamer blossom.  My favorite.

SO much fun with this project.
The back.

Thank you so much for coming by to look at my project.  Be sure to click over and see (the other DT members) Sheri and Jenna's sweet works of art too.