Sunday, July 31, 2011

Vintage Button Brooches

I dipped into my stash of Vintage buttons and came up with some lovely
brooches for my Etsy site.
 Most are one offs, oh its going to be hard to let these beauties go.
Some have two buttons, glass, Bakelite, pewter,etc.

Theres more in my shop if you like to take a peek!
It was fun creating again!!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Estate Sale Finds

Yes I escaped today!! Hubby took me to a couple of Estate sales this AM.
 It was so nice to get out for a change. Heres what I found.

Some vintage lace, a pretty slip,vintage clock, 
even a pkg of hosiery,the kind with the seam in the back.

Beautiful old Swiss handkerchiefs, some still in the package!

Some black gloves, old velvet ribbon (its so soft)
and a lace scarf like my Grandma used to wear to church every Sunday.
 An old Dictionary Circa 1937
Sorry pics so dark!

A beautiful box of vintage cards.

An entire box of vintage cards for $1.00,
 some still have a price tag on the 2 for 5 cents, WOW

Some borrowed ancestors, love the hardboard frames they were in.
 I think she through these in for free!

A vintage tin to hold my goodies and a nice old wood tape measure.

Just a little bling, most was way out of my price range.
All in all it was a lovely morning and we got back way before it got hot.
 Now I'm ready for a nap!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Blog of the Month

I was thrilled when Laura from Artfully Musing  asked if she could feature me on her blog for "Blog of the Month." Of course who wouldn't be thrilled to be on Laura's blog!!!! WOOO HOOO
 If you haven't been over to visit Laura yet, its a must see, She is such a wonderful blogger and friend and just oozing with talent, She often times does tutorials on ways to create wonderful new art!. Wait till you see her ATC's. They'll knock your socks off. So if your looking for inspiration grab a cold drink, pop on over and plan on staying a while. I promise you won't be disappointed! Tell her Lynn said Hi!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Artistic Outpost New Releases

My Apothecary Box
With Halloween right around the corner I had some fun using the new Apothcary images from Artistic Outpost, they just seemed to go hand in hand or should I say " bone to bone "
with a Mad Dr. who just maybe giving out the wrong prescription to some unsuspecting victim.
Those label stamps fit perfectly on the bottles of tonics and potions.
So whats your prescription for fun?
I'd say these new stamps are mine.!!

Apothecary : Before the invention of the drive-thru Walgreens®, the apothecary was not just a dispenser of medicines, but also a mix-ologist of tonics, keeper of secrets, and giver of advice.  Antique apothecary bottles are highly collectible in part due to the “mystery” of what could actually be in them.  Our AO stylized bottle has a blank space that our “product” labels fit perfectly into…or hand write your prescription on our vintage Rx pad.
Halloween Treats :  Growing up, our Halloween decorations were Technicolor large die cuts of pumpkins and kitty cats and witches on broomsticks.  These stamps remind me of those “cardboard” cut-outs.  How I wished we had saved them!   Try mixing this set with our other Halloween collections as well as Apothecary!
Frosty & Friends :I love the sweetness of vintage Christmas cards.  The secular imagery was dreamy and sugary sweet my teeth hurt just to look at them.  This collection features some of our favorite images from our own AO collection of vintage ephemera. 
Please note that due to the high volume during new releases, that “mounted” stamp collections may take 10 days to ship.  We will keep you posted on your order, and thank you so much for visiting our outpost.
Want more inspiration
check out the DT samples here

Some Belated Thank You's

I have fallen a bit behind the last couple of weeks but wanted to send a shout
 out to these special friends for the lovely cards and gifts they have sent me.
Top L top R: This beautiful Get Well tag from Evelyn at 
Beyond Just Black and White. That image is so precious!!!
The darling Get Well tag from Diane at An Artists Life
She even handmade the envelope!!! Cool huh!!!
Bottom Left: This pretty Thank You card from Lynne at Adorn
and the sweet charm and envelope came from Sherry at Createology 
also as a Thank You.
The lovely get Well card from my dear friend Renee.

Isn't this the most Amazing tag! Sweet Sarah from Vintage Figments
sent me this as a Get Well wishes....

Along with all of this!! Amazing isn't she!! She packaged up tons of sweet treats and added the most darling stamped topper tags on everything. She sent me cool metal clips, lots of awesome vintage papers, lace, some of the most amazing charms I've ever seen. A darling chipboard set and a very cool Steampunk Domino she stamped. Lots of goodies to keep me creating.
Thank you Sarah for spoiling me :0)

Thank you to all the blogger's for your kinds words on my blog and personal emails 
you sent me for the get well wishes! 
You all touch my heart in so many ways!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Alpha Stamps Halloween Giveaway

Alpha Stamps is having a huge Halloween Giveaway.
Two prize packages will be given away!!!
 For information on how you can win everything pictured above check the blog here Alpha Stamps 
Not only that by spreading the word you can get the new Halloween Romance Collage sheet for free.

Need A little inspiration?
Not to worry I can't enter!

The Raven haunted glass house done with Edgar Allan Poe and
Poe Words collage sheet All sandwiched between glass and soldered together.
The fence is made from pieces of copper sheeting cut into strips and soldered together

Halloween stamps by Oxford Impressions

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Winners for my 1000 Followers Giveaway!!

Thank you all so much for playing along in my giveaway. I wish I could send each and everyone of you a little something. I Loved reading all the comments. And I really appreciate those of you who posted about it even though it wasn't a requirement. So a little RAK will got out to the following for taking the extra time to post on their sidebar.

Marie-Lost Bird Studio
Connie -She Dreams Big
Toni- My World Sort Of
Marva- Purple Paint Muse
Lynne -Adorn
Terry- Work in Progress
Kim-Art Joy Stuff
Shelly Bungalow bling
Cyn- Cynzplace

Thank you ladies for helping spread the word.

A little something will also go out to my 1000 follower Ger - Gezzyb's Jots

Now on to the Giveaway. The first name called will have their choice. The second picks second, and on and on. I will try and reach every winner ,if the winner can not be reached I will draw a new # after 48 hours.

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-07-19 15:08:36 UTC

1st  is Connie- She Dreams Big
2nd is My Blessed Serendipity Life
3rd is Petite Michelle Louise
4th is Becs- Rebecca Rose Designs
5th is Jo- Here I go Again
6th is Busy Martha
7th Valerie - Craft Attack

Winners please send me your information and I will get your goodies out right away.
Thank you to all who played along and keep watching you just never know when I'll be doing another giveaway!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

NOW CLOSED- 1000 Follower Giveaway!

Its Finally time!!!!
WOW, I can hardly believe it, Who would have ever thought so many
would sign up to follow me. I certainly did not, not in a million years.
So here goes, A few things to start us off. First a soldered glass pendant
with a summertime feel. Image ,seahorse and mini shells from Alpha Stamps
I just got these and couldn't wait to play!
It's double sided ,antiqued and sealed to protect your clothes.

Can you Keep a secret?
Next a hand made journal. With a fabric transfer and lots of vintage lace, silk
and a few rusty things. Text around the rusty washer reads "Can you Keep A Secret?"

Pears Soap Beauty
A fabric collage with a fabric transfer and vintage lace and vintage trim

More Added 6-5-11

Hands Of Time
Steampunk earrings with antiqued metal hands, watch faces and clock parts.
The backs have MOP buttons.

Bees and Beads
Fun little earrings with Sterling Silver ear wires.

more added 7-9-11

Every Child is Amazing Pendant, pictured outside and inside. 

More Added 7-15-11
A lovely Altered Cigar box. Will be filled with crafting goodies.
Sorry but due to weight this can only be shipped to U.S.
Stamps are from Oxford Impressions

So here's the deets....
Just leave a comment on this post.
 For every 50 comments I will be adding another piece.
 So the more comments the more I give away. Sounds fun right?
On July 18th, Midnight MST. I will draw the winners using the trusty Random # generator
Only one comment please and you MUST be a follower.
Make sure I have a way to contact you!!!!
If you'd like to post about it I'd Love for you to but not needed to enter.
This post will stay on top so scroll down for new posts.
Thanks and Good Luck!!!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Sometimes life Isn't fair!!!

I wasn't sure I wanted to post about this. Only a few of you know already but here goes....

I've had some complications from the  surgery I had last Sept. I never expected this at all.
On Wednesday I went to see my Dr. for a lump by my belly button. He said it was a hernia, not such  a big deal or so we thought. Since my scar was so large my surgeon decided to use a scope to see what was going on inside. Well its seems I had 5 hernias  and my intestines had attached themselves to the inside of my stomach lining. Along the bottom of my scar there was an area that recessed in.
So the next AM I had to go in for yet another surgery. My Dr. repaired the hernias and attached mesh over my entire stomach to hold everything in place using 45 pins. He had to cut away tissue from the lower area and pull the skin together, He also had to cut the intestines away from my stomach lining.
I have 8 places on the outside with multiple stitches where it holds everything in place.
It was supposed to be a simple surgery but you know me, nothing seems to be simple these days.
4 hours later I was sent to recovery , they couldn't give me any pain meds because my blood pressure was to low and I wasn't getting enough oxygen.  So I spent two hours in excruciating pain until I was stable enough for pain meds. I had to stay overnight. I have a brace to hold everything in plaee for now.
I'm home now and on strong pain meds. Hopefully this is the last of it!!!! Recovery is around 6 weeks.
But I thought you all might be wondering why I won't be posting much.
So yes sometimes life isn't fair. I guess you could say I'm having a pity party these days!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pip Pip and Cheerio

So have you fallen in Love with these new stamps yet?
I used The Artistic Outpost Loverly London set.
A little banner with a bit of a Steampunk feel.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Lucky Me

A couple weeks ago I was lucky to win a sweet giveaway from Julia at
Vintage With laces. All I was expecting was these darling little tags, little did I know
Julia would send me a beautiful Paris dressmaker tag she made
and lots of fun things to play with.
Awesome vintage papers from a German book. The text is amazing. Some cool pages from a Encyclopedia and beautiful old music paper and
she wrapped it all in an old ledger sheet.
With the most beautiful handwriting.Thank you so much Julia. I Love it all!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Royal Guards

I've always dreamed of visiting London,
Of seeing the Royal guards in front of the Palace.
 Maybe someday it will happen but until then I can play with my stamps
London Underground from  Artistic Outpost
Maybe  I can even get these guards to crack a smile. LOL

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Lavender Sachet Pillows

A little project I've been working on. Little lavender sachet pillows
made from fabric transfers of prayer cards, vintage lace, vintage buttons
OH they smell so good!!!

A beautiful vintage applique from a wedding dress and vintage glass button
I still need to finish filling this one.

Love vintage lace, don't you?

I added a vintage glass button to the top of this one.
there is also pearls at the top so they can also be hung.

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