Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Simply Fabulous

Hello, dear friends!

Just a bit to share with you today…a fun girlfriend card–any reason will do–simply to let her know you think she’s just “FABULOUS“!

Almost everything used for the card was taken from the FABULOUS “Dimestore Vogue” Paper Sheets & Tags Kit

Dimestore Vogue

…from Vintage Street Market…one of my favorite things!

“Pattern” pieces cut out from one of the paper sheets, machine-stitched onto some vintage check print paper…

One of the lovely retro girls and the button card punched from the tag sheet…

A fat, simple homemade rosette made with the luscious brown crepe paper sheet included in the kit, edged with my favorite “Platinum” Stickles.  Inside the rosette, “stamens” made with short pieces of “Maraschino” Bakers’ Twine

An edging of lace, pretty Kraft-colored seam binding…topped with a strip and simple bow of “Maraschino” Bakers’ Twine

Finishing off the card, the vintage ruler from one of the paper sheets, topped with “buttons” from the tag sheet…and that’s about it!

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Now, since we’re feeling the Fabulous Forties a bit here, how about a couple of family photos?

Shirley Gorrell--2

Here’s my sweet mother-in-law, Shirley, as a teenager in the ‘40’s…

Shirley Gorrell

…and here again…in her self-titled “one and only glamour shot”--I think it’s absolutely beautiful!

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My daughter Sarah and I have really been getting interested in vintage patterns from this period lately…think I’m going to make myself some ‘40’s-inspired dresses…

…just bought this one on eBay last night—supposed to be fairly easy…we’ll see!  Isn’t it adorable?!

Here’s a few more I was looking at…LOVE the style of those days…

Well, that’s all for me today…hope your day is lovely…that this crazy spring weather is being kind to you, and that you’re feeling FABULOUS!

Julie