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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