Thursday, March 24, 2011

Time to check out all the beautiful vintage postcards and travel back in time. Today I am sharing a postcard I framed. It's from the same time frame as most of the others I have which is early 1900's. Most are 1908-1916. I found them in my husband's grandparent's very old farmhouse in a box ready to be thrown out!!

This is one of the delicate vintage lace doilies from my husband's grandparents house.

Below are this week's flea market finds.

This is a jar filled with small buckles. These will be great for scrapbooking or artcards.

This key is quite a treasure. It is the "Key of Heaven".
It quotes:
"What does it Profit a Man to Gain the Whole World If He Lose His Own Soul"

Here are some great buttons. I will probably use them for centers of my homemade clay seals.

This is the back of the key. Such beautiful detail. "Saint Christopher, Be My Guide"

Here are more of my Vintage postcard projects if you are looking for ways to display your cherished treasures!

My last post has a link to the Creative Scrapbook Diva's Bloghop. It was pretty successful for me. It helped me finish 4 pages. Here is one of them. This challenge was using a sketch of a lay-out to help with the placement of pictures, journaling and embellishments.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Envelope Embellishment for Scrappin' or Giftgiving

Here is to Scrapbook Diva's One Year Anniversary!!

Handmade Envelope Embellishment

I have made several different styles of envelopes in the past but this time I wanted to make one a bit more expandable. It pulls open just enough to see inside and fit more pictures or memorabilia.

The ribbon is attached to the back.
I had fun embellishing with my stash of real buttons and the look. The measurements are 7.5x4.5 and are perfect for those extra 4x6 pictures I always like to include on my scrapbook pages but need to save some space on the page.

Please see my envelopes under "labels" on my sidebar for other ideas. I'm going to stick to this design for a while so stay tuned!

Check out this Etsy Treasury of Snowflakes created by Stephanie. I was honored to be a part of this charming winter treasury!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Blogger Awards

I just received two awards from my friend at Ann's Scraps of Time. The Stylish Blogger Award is for getting to know blogger friends a bit more. So I will share 8 things about myself and pass this wonderful award on to 8 more friends!

Please visit these artist's blogs and maybe even their Etsy's!

Sara Snug as a Bug
Sheila A Path to Spirit
Tammy Paper Pastimes
Martha Martha's Favorites
Jen Jen Lowe Designs
Sharon Pretty Paper Things
Yoli Welcome to My Happy Place
Tammy So Happy Scrappin

8 things you don't know about me:

1) Last year my baby started kindergarten and I became one of the school activity coordinators. I do alot of volunteering!
2)I haven't worked for more than 5yrs but I am considering starting up part-time. I am an exercise specialist and worked with physical therapists for several years.
3)You probably have noticed from the last 2 posts, one of my girls is type 1 diabetic, she is 9yrs old. The last two posts included crafts for a Diabetes Crop and children's projects.
4)My husband and I rode Harleys for 7 years. I rode my own Sportster for 2yrs.
5)My husband of almost 17yrs was my one and only blind date but many many years before we got together....long story!
6)I have been organizing my many pictures from my childhood, hubby's childhood, our siblings kids and pics we had in those horrible magnetic albums from our first 10yrs together.
7)I miss my chocolate lab
8)I need new living room furniture!

I have a second award that I am so happy to receive and certainly very happy to give out.

The rules for this award states that it is given to bring light to new blogs and it's a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen or ones you want to share with others.
As a recipient you must share the love and pay it forward by:

1-Creating a post where you blog about the Liebster award and reveal your 3-5 blog picks
2-Let them know you chose them by leaving a comment on their blog
3-Copy and paste the blog award on your blog
4-Have faith that your followers will rally and show their crafty love back out to those you awarded
5-Have fun
So I am giving The Liebster Award to: Please visit them and their Etsy's as well!
Scott Meat on the Mirror
Angela Tealfully Cuttin' Up "Life is Beautiful"
Nikki Scrappin' Girl