Looking around the internet I found another challenge site I am going to try out... I love using what I have and this is a place I can do just that! My Time To Craft Challenge. They post a challenge every Tuesday, I am getting in on the tail end of this weeks HAT Challenge.
Flowers Prima, background paper DCWV, gems i rock (I LOVE IT), image from my stash of images.
I am not really late... but the WHITE RABBIT is! This week Rainbow Lady's Challenge was Shabby Chic.
For this card - Stamps - Rabbit from the Wonderland Collage at Artistic Outpost
Felt Flower - Michael's
Chipboard Flower Pot - Unknown
PP for embellishment - Memory Box
Text - page from Alice in Wonderland
Stash - vintage button, pink tulle, sheet music, and paint to distress card.
I was looking for new inspiration and was checking out Gingersnap Creations... they have wonderful challenges each week on Wednesday. What I love about the is the criteria to participate in a challenge is not limiting. You can enter just about anything, as long as it has some paper crafting and it fits the theme!!!
The challenge this week was to include postcard in some way. The real thing, word or something to do with one. On this tag I have copied the back of a couple old postcards for early 1900... the young lady is from a postcard... then there are some stamps. You may have to click on the image to better read the postcard!!!
Today I added a few more magazines, a load of giant postcards from the 60's & 70's and some great book plates both color and Black & White to my ephemera at Simply Renewed. I also added a few of my recent greeting cards to the selection in the store!
The store will be open on Monday, February 20th
11:00am to 5:00pm
Isn't this just the sweetest cover!
Some of the book plates are are copyright 1896!!! The white box is full of new stuff!
The basket with a lid on the right was and addition, also a few more bingo cards.
Remember all the vintage ephemera is one of a kind!!!!
I made this for A Swap for All Seasons... it is my first attempt at a fabric collage. I used a photo postcard from the 1900's, on the back is written Mrs A.Wyse . I scanned it on to transfer paper and ironed it onto white muslin that I had aged in a tea bath. Then I added fabric, lace, ribbon, trims, flowers, buttons, pearls and more. I was reluctant to put it in the mail today!
I have seen this castle before as I was driving by. On this particular Saturday my husband was at the wheel so I decided to have my camera out and see if I could catch a glimpse of it with my lense... It is hidden behind trees... no place to pull off the road... So with THREE quick CLICK, CLICK, CLICK's with my Nikon D90 here are some pictures of this amazing place through the trees while driving by!
I love castles... now one is practically in my back yard!
Friday was my father-in-law, Ben's, 82nd birthday. Paul and Dean helped Dad celebrate this day in a VERY SPECIALWAY!
Let me back up... Judy's Junk & Java is where we buy all of our coffee!!! We purchase a pound at least once a month, sometimes more often. Over the last year and a half Dad and I have gotten to know Paul and Dean from sitting around a chatting when we come by to purchase our coffee and attending every special event they sponsor. A couple of months ago they came up with the idea of doing something at Judy's for Dad's birthday. NEVER did I think it would be as fabulous as it turned out! DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO KEEP A SECRET??? Especially when you spend a lot of time with the person the surprise is for! Thank goodness for email... as a lot of the planning was done electronically.
Back to Friday night: When Dad and I arrived at Judy's Junk & Java Paul was out side fiddling in the garden... to meet us. Dad had no idea what was going on, I told Dad I had cards to drop off at the store for them to sell (which was the truth). It would be a quick stop before going to dinner. When we walked in the door the front room had been cleared! Dad was given a seat on the piano stool handed a cup of JAVA and then the fun began. People poured out of the back room singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY. There were friends, family and the BOOT SCOOTIN' GRANNIES!
That evening after we left he told me over and over again:
This is the "best birthday he has ever had".
What great time he had!
How did you all ever do that?
I can't believe it.
The most disappointing part of the evening was I didn't get pictures of everyone... me of all people who has a camera in hand at all times. I did get video of the entertainment and yes, it has been viewed several times since we've been home!!!
I want to thank all those who came and all the gifts and cards:
Anne & Dave
Mark & Don and thank you Don for the Pesto dish! YUMMY