Antiquated Collection ~ Holiday Tag

Dec 13, 2013

It makes me so happy when others share projects they’ve created using my Antiquated Collection stamp sets. It’s amazing how so many different projects can be created while using the same stamp sets. This beautiful tag was posted in my Antiquated Collection by Lisa M. Pace Facebook Page by Wanda Hentges. I was so happy she shared her art with everyone and when I saw she posted a tutorial on her blog I knew I had to share this with my awesome blog readers. Thank you, Wanda. If you’ve created projects using any of my Antiquated Collection stamp sets please join my Facebook Page and post your creations as I would love for you to share them with me and the other members. If you missed out on being able to purchase “Winter Girl”...

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Dear Santa ~ Card

Nov 7, 2013

I wasn’t kidding when I said I LOVED this jingle bell stamp. Here’s another card I made using the Antiquated Collection Winter Girl, Jingles and Jingle Bell stamps. I could cover every single thing I create this holiday season in these jingle bells I love them this much! And attached with foam squares makes them even cuter too!!! I’m heading out to do some junking with mom and dad this weekend and cannot wait to see what treasures we find. Walking around flea markets and antique shops is not only fun but so...

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Jingle, Jingle, Jingle

Nov 6, 2013

The Jingles and Jingle Bell stamps from my new Antiquated Collection “Winter Girl” stamp set makes me happier than an elf on a sugar high. The jingle bell is the perfect size for holiday cards, tags, layouts, Project Life and your December Daily album. When stamped with Coffee Archival ink, reminds me of the vintage ones I see in antique shops. I used foam squares to attach mine to the card as I love dimensional cards and wanted them to resemble those found strung together and hung for the holidays. I can almost her them jingling. For DIY holiday projects please check out my etsy shop as I have several mini kits...

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Assembly Line Holiday Card Idea

Nov 5, 2013

This card is one I think is designed perfectly to assemble rather quickly and in large quantities. Cut two rectangles one slightly smaller than the other Cut two long narrow strips one slightly smaller than the other Cut two squares one slightly smaller than the other Stamp the Antiquated Collection Winter Girl ~ Holly Berry stamp onto solid cardstock, cut out and accent berries with Distress Stickles Stamp the Antiquated Collection Winter Girl ~ A Merry Christmas stamp onto solid cardstock, cut out and accent flowers with Diamond Stickles. Attach papers to card base, attach “A Merry Christmas” sentiment and Holly Berry embellishment. Distress edges. Machine stitching is optional and would need to be done prior to attaching each layer of patterned papers. Thank you to everyone that has emailed me or commented on...

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Frozen Charlotte Christmas Ornaments

Nov 4, 2013

Here is a new Frozen Charlotte Christmas Ornament kit I put together, this weekend. If you are interested in purchasing this cute DIY holiday ornament kit please visit my Etsy shop. Once completed your ornaments will look adorable adorning any tree, wreath or gift. Since I ship Flat Rate if purchasing more than one kit please contact me so I can create a reserve listing for you with the correct shipping charge. I can usually get up to three kits in one small Flat Rate box depending on which kits are purchased. Kit Contents: 3 Scallop Chipboard Pieces (Small, Medium, Large) 2 Handmade Frozen Charlotte Doll Busts from mold I created from doll in my stash 1 Small Gold Jingle Bell 2 Rosary Beads 1 Small Chandelier Bead 1 White Paper Flocked Flower 3...

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New Antiquated Collection ~ Winter Girl

Nov 2, 2013

I’m thrilled to finally be able to share with you my new Antiquated Collection stamp set, Winter Girl. Each stamp has amazing details and is quite inspirational. I’ve created lots of cards, accented a gift bag and even used the Winter Girl and Holly & Berries stamps as embroidery patterns. I will share projects all next week of items I’ve created. Today, I’ll leave you with a cute card using Eileen Hull’s Sizzix Die ~ Canning Jars and my Antiquated Collection ~ Winter Girl stamps Jingles, Jingle Bell and Holly & Berries stamps. Here’s a close up of the Canning Jar card. It’s accented using the Holly Berries stamp, Jingles stamp, Maya Road trim, twine, Distress Stickles, Stickles and yes all those jingle bells are stamped individually in Archival Coffee ink and hand cut....

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Stylish and Fashionable ~ Card

Oct 23, 2013

I love to create mini collages on most all my projects. I get great satisfaction in combining multiple items to create a focal point on cards, tags etc. This card uses stamps from the Antiquated Collection Society Lady & Stylish and Fashionable stamp sets and patterned paper by Pink Paislee. I have a huge crush on their Cottage Farms Collection. I closely trimmed around the brooch and boot using my favorite of all times as in forever, Fiskars Coastal Craft Knife. If you have not tried this craft knife do yourself a favor and give it a try. This knife fits perfectly in my hand. To add a bit more dimension to the card, because I don’t think I can ever have enough dimension, I attached the brooch and boot to the card front...

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Society Lady ~ Card

Oct 22, 2013

Today I’m showing you how to create a simple all occasion or notecard using my Antiquated Collection Society Lady stamp set. First using Coffee Archival ink stamp the image of the lady onto cardstock or patterned paper. I used a sheet from the Pink Paislee Cottage Farms line. Next, cut a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller than the front of the blank notecard.  Using a Fiskars scalloped circle punch, punch a scalloped circle into the patterned paper piece in the lower right corner as shown in the photos. Apply Platinum Stickles along the outer edge of the large patterned paper piece as well as along the edge of the punched scallop circle as shown in the photos and let dry. Trim the area around the stamped image so it is a bit larger...

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Knick-Knack Paddywack ~ Card

Oct 21, 2013

This little boy riding his scooter image is a stamp from my Antiquated Collection ~ Knick-Knack Paddywack stamp set. It reminds me of my sweet uncle Ed as a child. I can picture him riding his scooter up and down Dog Run as a little boy while growing up in Salem, WV. I can also picture and hear Grammy as she saw uncle Ed shoot down the road from her kitchen window telling him to be careful as she came out of the house wearing her apron. Gosh I miss that house. I have so many wonderful memories spent with my grandparents in their home. I decided to keep this card pretty simple and just cut rectangles using patterned papers from the Pink Paislee ~ Cottage Farms collection then added seam binding, a Maya Road Bingo...

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Sweet Little Girls ~ Card

Oct 17, 2013

This card is stamped using my Antiquated Collection ~ Sweet Little Girls stamp set. Can you tell I have a serious crush on Coffee Archival Ink? It is now my go to ink when I need something permanent. It’s the perfect shade of vintage brown. The little girls can be colored using Distress Markers or Copics but again, as I did in yesterday’s post I left them simply stamped on solid cardstock. I love how the stamped images look as if I just cut them out of a vintage magazine. The patterned paper used on this card is Pink Paislee ~ Cottage Farms Collection. I think the modern design mixed with the vintage girls works perfectly...

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Sweet Darling ~ Card

Oct 16, 2013

Seam Binding and Archival Ink make for a fabulous combination. I wanted a little something different for the title of my card so I decided to stamp the wording onto seam binding. This effect reminds me of the cute satin tags I’ve seen on baby items in antique shops. And the best thing is this is a beautiful and super simple way to create unique titles for cards, tags and layouts. I mean really could it get any simpler? We are talking, ink & stamp, that’s it! The patterned paper used on this card is by Pink Paislee. It’s their Cottage Farms Collection. What I love so much about this line is that it can look vintage or modern. I tell ya, that Rebecca is so awesomely talented and super sweet. I’m thrilled that...

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Stitching Some Time Away

Oct 9, 2013

Before leaving on my epic road trip with mom and dad I started this embroidery piece. I thought it would be a fun project to work on when there was a little bit of down time. Well, I finished it last night and could not wait to show you the results. The aprons remind me of the kind my great great aunts would have worn while cooking in the kitchen of the old homestead. I’m such a vintage girl at heart. And if the aprons look familiar well they are my Antiquated Collection Stamp Set ~ Misses’ Apron. I just lightly stamped the images onto natural muslin using Coffee Archival ink then started stitching...

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Sweet Little Girl ~ Hand Stitching

Sep 16, 2013

After having Charlotte Lyons as my “Delightful Arty Crush” last week, she got me inspired to do some embroidery. Well, not having anything to stitch I started looking around my studio for ideas and it came to me that my Antiquated Collection stamp set “Sweet Little Girls” just might work. So using Coffee Archival Ink I stamped a little girl onto some muslin and started stitching away. I’m really happy with how she turned out. The next stamped images I’m going to attempt to embroider are in the Kick-Knack Paddywack stamp set. I think several of these will make really cute embroidered pieces. I’ll keep you posted on how they turn...

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Antiquated Collection ~ A Merry Christmas ~ Sneak Peek 4

Sep 12, 2013

  This Jingles stamp is by far my absolute favorite stamp. I love old fashioned jingle bells and this one is perfect! The size and detail are amazing. And stamped with Archival Coffee Ink… it’s perfection! I tell ya Judi at Pink Persimmon has some serious magic in her hands. I just don’t know how she does it. But now that I’ve created some things using this new stamp set and we’ve made a few adjustments I will share full images with you next week. You’re gonna want this stamp...

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Antiquated Collection ~ A Merry Christmas ~ Sneak Peek 3

Sep 11, 2013

I know it’s not even fall nor has there been any frost covered pumpkins but this new stamp set has me dreaming of snow, holiday decorations, gift giving and all things merry. I love the font used for the stamps sentiment as it’s simple with a little flair. I hope you’re enjoying these sneak peeks because I’m certainly enjoying being able to share them with...

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Antiquated Collection ~ A Merry Christmas ~ Sneak Peek 2

Sep 10, 2013

Oh how I LOVE this little girl. She’s all ready to head out for some holiday fun with family and friends wearing a jacket and matching knitted hat accented with flowers and kept in place by a green ribbon tied underneath her chin. This stamp has so many possibilities and not just for the winter months either. I’m going to give it a try and see if I can hand stitch the stamped image on muslin. I think it would look so sweet. I’ll certainly let ya know how it turns out...

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Antiquated Collection ~ A Merry Christmas ~ Sneak Peek 1

Sep 9, 2013

Today, I have something fun to share, a sneak peek of a project I created using a new Antiquated Collection stamp set. It combines two of my favorite things… vintage and Christmas! And I kid you not, I literally squealed when I pulled this stamp set out of the envelope. I LOVE it so much. I created all weekend so I have sneak peeks ready to share all week long. See ya back here...

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Antiquated Collection Card Class

Sep 4, 2013

I will be teaching my Antiquated Collection card class at Creative Cards and Crafts the weekend of October 18th & 19th. Please contact the store for class times and fees. It’s going to be a super fun creative weekend. Class Description: In this Antiquated Collection class I will show you how to assemble 5 beautiful 4” x 5.5” vintage themed all occasion cards using patterned papers from the Pink Paislee Cottage Farms line as well as stamps from my Antiquated Collection stamp line with Pink Persimmon. Once all five cards are assembled and accented using Stickles, Pearls, Seam Binding and Decorative Stick Pins you will be ready to correspond with friends and family. Please Note: I will bring a limited amount of stamps from my Antiquated Collection stamp line. If you would rather a...

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Quilted Memories

Aug 13, 2013

I’ll be teaching three classes at Creative Cards and Crafts in Villa Park, IL ~ Oct. 18th & 19th. This project is just one of the three classes I’ll be teaching. In my “Quilted Memories” class you will paint and alter a 5” x 5” wooden shadow box using a beautiful butter cream colored acrylic paint and vintage sheet music. You will accent the back of the shadow box using stamps from my Antiquated Collection Line which I’ll be sharing so you can personalize the back as you wish. Inside each 1.5” square you will attach fabric pieces from a tattered and torn quilt lovingly sewn by my great great aunts. You will accent each fabric piece with items like vintage shell buttons, crocheted doilies handmade by my mom, a vintage glass vial filled with silver...

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Girls & Boys…

Sep 3, 2012

Oh how I love these little girls and boys in my Antiquated Collection “Sweet Little Girls” and “Knick-Knack Paddywack” stamp sets. Kristii Lockart created these adorable cards and framed art piece you see below. I love how Kristii colors in the stamped images using Copic Markers. Here color combinations are awesome and I think Kristii is super talented. Just look for yourself. This framed art piece Kristii created will look absolutely adorable displayed in any little girls room. I think it would also be great given as a gift at a baby shower. I hope you all are having a wonderful Labor Day weekend spent  with family and friends. I’m off to do a bit of hand stitching....

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Giveaway with Pink Persimmon

May 16, 2012

Here is a beautiful tag created by Ronda Palazzari using the new Spring Release Antiquated Collection Mini Silhouettes & Monograms stamp sets. She used the Monogram alphabet letters to spell “FLY” then accented the tag using the frame and border stamps also included in the Mini Silhouettes & Monogram stamp set. For this card Ronda used the new Antiquated Collection ~ Then Comes Baby and Mini Silhouettes & Monograms stamp sets. I LOVE the vintage pram so much. I think it will make the cutest baby shower invitations, cards, tags as well as new baby cards, decor piece or tags. To create the title for the card Ronda stamped the word BABY on shrink paper using the Monograms alphabet. Too cute. And just so you know… Pink Persimmon is giving away a complete set...

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