Handmade Cards with Found Art

Inspiration for making cards comes from everywhere. This illustration is one I tore out of a Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine and had pinned on my bulletin board for a few weeks. It was so pretty, a beautiful female face with emphasis on the eyes done in neutral tones ....more

Using Vintage Finds in the Craft Room {Beautiful Inspiration}

My craft room is a beautiful mess. Seriously. It seems I have time to create, but not always clean up. So I won't show you the whole room today... just the pretty bits and pieces. This beautiful silver dish holds my paper scraps as I'm done with them and before they can be stored by color ....more

Pretty Little Lipstick Display {Thrift Shop Wine Coaster}

A trip to the thrift shop to donate some clothing and household goods was rewarded with a trip through the aisles to check for two of my favorite finds... crystal and silver. I had been looking for a way to corral my lipsticks on my vanity in a way that would make the labels visible and still look nice ....more

Orange Smoothie Recipe {2 Servings of Fruit}

I've been into smoothies lately, pinning away recipes on a smoothie Pinterest board. Since I have a beautiful bowl of oranges that are not the sweetest to eat on their own, I decided to whip up an orange smoothie with them. Orange Banana Smoothie  {1 serving} 1 orange, sliced 1 banana 1/2 c. Trop 50 orange juice 1/4 c ....more

Saturday Card Crafting: Black Velvet {Merci}

I made so many of these cards I used up all the paper I originally bought for a paper crafting class I'm teaching this spring. Of course I can't find anything similar, so I'll have to improvise on the class project. I made lots of thank you cards and birthday cards with this design. The paper has a velvet raised finish, which really set off the flowers on the bright background ....more

Vintage Valentine {Little Bear} to Print for Craft Projects

I'm sharing a vintage Valentine from my collection today. As always, it is a high resolution image so you can print and use it for your crafting projects. The children's vintage greeting cards are my favorite and they comprise the majority of my collection ....more

No Posts? Must be a Foster Puppy!

It's been over a week since I've posted last. Usually that type of absence means a new foster puppy has arrived in my care. This little golden bundle arrived the day after Christmas. She is 4 months old and the photo above shows you the speed she travels at.... fast! Her name is Brooklyn and she is quite a sweet puppy. Except when it comes to my 2 year-old golden, Marley ....more

Happy New Year! {Vintage New Year's Cards}

Here's wishing you all the best for the new year with two New Year's cards from my vintage greeting card collection. Inside: Merry Christmas! ...more

Enjoying the Christmas Glow {Just a Little Bit Longer}

Hoping that you and yours had a wonderful Christmas! The blog posts will be light over the next week as I continue to enjoy the season with family, friends and a new foster puppy! I have a few vintage New Year's cards I hope to share with you in the days ahead.. ....more

Merry, Merry Kitchen Tree {Vintage Style}

I have set up a small Christmas tree in my kitchen dining room for the last few years ....more