Thursday, March 5, 2015

Newest Obsession...Nancy Ann Dolls!

I recently became enamored of Nancy Ann dolls.

 Luckily for me, they are not too hard to find.
They originally came in adorable polka dot boxes. I have a few of them, too !

Even somewhat tattered, they are gorgeous.
Nothing like those sweet expressions.
I prefer the ones with eyes that do not open and close.
They are beautifully painted.
Take a look next time you are out junking!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Holiday Happiness

Much crafting this weekend! My stash of goodies from Layer Cake Shop has come in very handy! I made vintage inspired toppers for jars of "Reindeer Chow".

The red checked paper you see is just cupcake paper flattened and glued to the top of the jar.

I did a few in a 'snow globe' effect. I used 1/2 a plastic ornament from a craft store as the 'globe' on top. The I added a vintage image and some 'snow'!
How cute is that?
Here is the label I created. Feel free to use!
Happy Holidays!

Monday, July 7, 2014

I decided to tackle one of those chip board 'books' that you can find in the craft stores. I used some light blue chalk paint that I sealed with Mod Podge.
I couldn't resist trying one of Tim Holtz' new frames.
 I used hot glue instead of the foam attachment.
I decided to tuck in a gratitude quote on this summery thank you note. I am a little bit addicted to the paper flowers these days! If you can find real vintage ones, there are tons available at Wild Orchid Crafts.
 Happy Summer Crafting!

Friday, May 30, 2014

 Congratulations, Graduates!
I wanted to use a vintage image for this graduation card. Thanks to Pinterest, it didn't take me long to find the perfect one! I used paper posies to add a 3D element to some of the flowers, and super fine white glitter on the graduation cap.
One of the joys of spring!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Summertime Calendar

 I know I've been absent for awhile, Friends! I figured I'd better show up with something good!
 I made this calendar for a friend to celebrate summer.
 I got the idea for the format here.
 I like that it's practical - you can remove the pages for the individual months if you need to.
 You could even make a generic one and just change the
calendar pages.

I'm hoping she'll like it!

Hope you have some good summer inspiration going!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Holidays!

This year I spent some time making some gift card holders inspired by the amazing Kathy Orta over at Paper Phenomenon. She is absolutely amazing.
 My dad is a big fan of Thomas Jefferson, so his got extra adornment of saying from the man himself. I included more on the inside as well, some about the importance of reading.
 I love to use these red berries as embellishments. Its inexpensive too, since you can buy them in bunches from the craft stores.
 Aren't these boxes adorable? I got them here.
 I've used old photos as cards for a while now...sometimes family photos and sometimes ones that are just too charming to pass up.
Hope your holidays are merry and bright!

Friday, November 29, 2013

File Folder Album

I decided to try a file folder album which I bound myself using the Bind-It-All.
 My daughter's regatta in Philadelphia was the perfect excuse to try a new project.
 They're a little out of order and there's a bit of a glare...
 ...but hopefully it'll inspire you to grab some file folders and give it a whirl!