Saturday, January 29, 2011

Whimsical Re-Usable Tags with Yds of Lace/Scrapbook Pages

Here are more of my re-usable tags. Before wrapping in yds of lace the tags were sprayed with Glimmer mist "coffee shop" and blue denim ink for color and shimmer.
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This little bird is covered with German Glitter Glass. See this site for great ideas, Free Glitter Give-aways and Tutorials. I dyed the lace on this tag for an old vintage blue. I picture these adorning gift packages for winter holidays and birthdays!

This snowflake is a pin.

I guess I really love snowflakes. Below my girls are decorating the tree with our glittery white flakes. The snowflakes decorate our house all winter. A metal snowflake adorns the journaling. I used lace and small blue ribbons within the lay-out to match the trimmings on the dresses. This is Ann's Challenge Diva's BlogHop. See my last post for the details.

Christmas Morning is Cheryl's challenge

The paper frame above was painted to match their glittery pjs.

This next challenge is with Lori. I went to a different scrapbook of mine to work on the Fall season for the next great challenge.

The 5x7 picture is in an 8 1/2x11 page protector so it could be tucked under the initial cardstock as a flap. This shows it open for the opposite side.

Then the right side is also a flap, a Creative Memories page that has been cut down. Below shows how it opens to the left to reveal the opposite side pictures and journaling. The size of the flaps depended on the space needed for the pictures and still show the bottom pumpkin border.

The pumpkin is 3 small ovals layered together. See Lori for another example of how to use page protectors as flaps.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Creative Scrapbooking Divas BlogHop

Join us January 16th and 17th at our Creative Scrapbook Diva's Bloghop. There will be 7-8 challenges for us to create and play, created specially by the fabulous and creative Design Team members. And with challenges comes prizes!! And the sense of getting some memories preserved. See the link for a full description.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Vintage January Postcards

has a wonderful collection of vintage postcards. She has collected vintage cards, fairytale books, postcards, old photos and art pieces for a very long time. Visit her for the history of the celebration of the new year which is the oldest of all holidays.

This is my favorite Jan. postcard. It's postmarked Dec 30th 1912. The embossing makes it very unique.

I am unable to read the year on this card but it is within a year or two othe the other, 1910-1913. Below shows the backside to get a glimse of the special designs in the left upper corners. The Jan 1 card has the flower design and reads "The Pink of Perfection The Fairman Co. Cinti & NY Series No, 1314. This is the first one in my collection where I noticed a series number but I still have several that I haven't looked at carefully yet.

Homemade Coasters

These are 4x4 smooth tiles, metallic gold paper and found vintage pictures. I tore and inked the edges and attached each layer with ModPodge. While it was still wet, I sprinkled fine glitter. I have been experiencing with the layers of protection. Several layers of the ModPodge will protect but I don't like the visual lines that are left when dried.

So I started finishing the layers with "Triple Thick" or FolkArt Thick glaze" by Plaid, several layers. For perfection and the best protection, I would use good ol' Epoxy, I use EnviroTex Pour On for all my Epoxy projects. Don't forget to add bubble or felt dots to the backside!