Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hello Friend

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Good morning, my friends!

It’s raining cats & dogs here on California’s central coast today…hope things are a little better where you are! {I secretly love a good downpour, though…we don’t get them very often!}

Just one project to share with you today using the fabulously retro "Dimestore Vogue" Paper Sheets and Tags" kit from Vintage Street Market...

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…I just love it!

Today, just a card for a dear friend...

I did a bit of patchwork as the base of the card, with some of the sweet gingham print and the pattern paper as background...

A friendly little "hello" using one of the button images from one of the paper sheets, and my own typed sentiment, edged with a bit of Platinum Stickles

I punched border of xxx’s on the  beautiful aqua foil sheet to add to the sewing theme of the card, using one of my new toys…an “x” border punch from Recollections…so fun!

One of the  beautiful "models" cut out as the focal point of the  card...love these images!

A bit of the "Linen" Tinted Tape along the number line on the side for just a bit of aging and interest...

A little collection of tags, a button from the tag sheet, and a single posy...gathered up and tied in place with some of yummy "Pink Sorbet" Baker's Twine...

...a gathered edging of the gorgeous brown crepe sheet...sewed in place and edged with Platinum Stickles...

Now, of course, I have to add a couple of adorable photos of my Mom…

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…the retro fashion images in this kit always bring her photos to my mind…here she is in her new Easter dress, about 1955…

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…and looking pretty sleek here…I just LOVE her fabulous 50’s style! (She’s still pretty stylish, I must say!)

Well, that's it for me today.  Hope your day is filled with everything wonderful…

See you soon with something new.

Julie