Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Years Fly By…


Hello, my friends!

A fun little project to share with you today, inspired by my beautiful mother…and some really fun new products I was able to play with this week!


A fabulous album from Maya Road—in the shape of a purse—complete with handle & everything! 


I covered it with some scrumptious  aqua foil from Vintage Street Market’s “Dimestore Vogue” Paper Sheets & Tags kit…


…topped it off with a beautiful Maya Road rhinestone-encrusted chocolatey brown flower…


…then covered the pages with a variety of adorable papers from Vintage Street Market’s new “Family Fun” kit…


…I really had fun with this!


I decided to fill it with pictures of my mother, Karen…such lovely portraits taken of her all throughout her life, it was easy as pie to put this together!

 DSC06200_edited-1 {vintage buttons,ribbons & trims…on each page…}

As I was working on it, I thought of how quickly the years pass by…turning adorable, chubby little girls into beautiful, capable young women…


…the years really DO fly by, don’t they?


DSC06218_edited-1 {a bit of “Linen” cellophane tape for more of a vintage scrapbook look}



Scrapbooks like this don’t have to take a long time to put together…this one literally took me two days—start to finish!  When you’ve got the good stuff to work with, it’s easy peasy, my friends!


And Mom—thanks for always inspiring me…every single day…I love you.

See you soon with something new…


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Bit of Vintage Halloween


Hello, my friends!

Just a bit of vintage Halloween whimsy to share with you today…


The moment I saw this rusty, old muffin tin at a yard sale this summer, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it!


What used to hold delicious cupcakes & muffins now holds wonderfully vintage pumpkins, witches & all things spooky!


This came together so very easily!  I just chose my favorite images from Crafty Secrets’ “Halloween Greeting” Creative Scraps, “Halloween” Images & Journal Notes booklet, and “Halloween Time” Vintage Cuts, cut them out & put them in place!


I wanted to keep the embellishments simple…wanted the “beauty” of the old tin to shine through…


…besides, the rust spots were the best part!  Already orange against the dark of the metal…perfectly Halloweeny!


A few vintage buttons from my button bowl decorate the bottom of the tin…not too many…


For the images I put in vintage bottle caps, I covered them in Glassy Glaze, then sprinkled just a bit of fine iridescent glitter on top while it was still wet…for the other images, I simply framed them with Platinum Stickles…easy peasy!


Simply crowned with a gingham bow (tinted with some rusty brown Glimmer Mist), and topped off with the perfectly shabby black button…thread still remaining in it…stitched by some unknown, long-ago hand…


And that’s about it!  What spookily sweet creations are brewing at your house?