Category Archives: vintage

The Willow-Wren and the Bear

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The challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp is to get inspiration from a Fairy Tale or Nursery Rhyme. When I was teaching, I loved to read Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brothers to my students and The Willow-Wren and the Bear was one of my favorites.  

So, I had to use my Bird Builder Punch once again! (If you are new to my website and you look around, you will see that I love birds!) The Early Espresso Card Stock represents the bear, the red button-the fox, the vintage trim – the queen, and the bird-the King of the Birds. I even used a fancy flourish to represent the kingdom. I’ve made cards like this before in different colors, but this one is my favorite because there’s an underlying story behind it! Hope you like it as much as I do. this was such a fun challenge!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Terry



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Wondering Where I’ve Been?

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Have you been wondering where I’ve been? I’ve just been working on projects all week, but didn’t post them! I will be posting them this week. Here’s the first one.

I don’t just make cards and scrapbooks. I love all kinds of crafts and one of my favorites is making shadow boxes…especially when they are representative of me. I feel this is another way to leave my children and grandchildren parts of my life in addition to scrapbooks and they are so much fun to make!

I love the grunge-look, as well, so when I started seeing these made with Tim Holtz products, I had to make some. This particular one was inspired by one I’d seen before. I love to travel, love vintage ephemera, vintage trinkets, and love airplanes. I’m 57, my life has been one journey after another and there are many more to come!

I’ve already started on a second one, which is bigger than this one and I’m integrating Stampin’ Up! products in it! I hope to do a class with one of these soon.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

Maine Special! $$$$

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I’m having so much fun in Maine, I thought I’d add a special to my Ribbon Share (we only need 1 more person for the ribbon share!) and the Stampin’ Up! Paper buy-3-get-1-free special!
Until the end of the Summer Mini Catalog Sales Period (Aug. 31st) I’m offering 20% off all the stamp sets in this mini catalog. Most of them are not included in the 2011-2011 Idea Book and Catalog! So, get them now by looking through the catalog (see the Summer Mini Button in the right column), writing down the wood mount or clear mount ID number, and emailing or calling me with your order! YOU CANNOT GET THIS DISCOUNT THROUGH MY STAMPIN UP WEB SITE!   Here are some cards made using some of the stamp sets.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

Bringing Back the Old

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Sometimes you just can’t put away retired stamps or products! I love using this Mellow Moss Card Stock and ink in vintage cards. Even the greeting is from a retired 2005 Stampin’ Up! set (Happy Occasions)!
You can’t tell very well in the photo, but the trim has been lightly sponged with the Mellow Moss Ink, as well. Stampin’ Ups! Victoria Crochet Trim (118481) can be sponged with different color inks or can be dyed by using a few drops of one of the ink refills.
I also used stamps from the Baby Blossoms Stamp Set, which was in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Please leave me a comment…I love reading them! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

Easter Blossoms

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Here are three of the cards from this week’s class. This card was first made for the Saturday Sketch Challenge. The forth card was made for the last Sketch Frenzy Friday and was posted earlier this week. Hope you like them all!
Both the Easter Blossoms Stamp Set and the First Edition Specialty Paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog will be gone soon! The Occasions Mini Catalog sales period ends April 30, 2011. Lucky for me, there are 24 sheets of 12 x 12 paper in the pack because I love it! I made sure I ordered an extra pack. The flowers from the Easter Blossoms Set are stamped in Old Olive Ink on the paper, which was then torn and sponged with more Old Olive. It makes such a unique background.
I appreciate of your feedback so please let me know what you think. Thanks for visiting and have a great day! Terry

Because I Care

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When I first saw the Because I Care Stamp Set, which is a Level 1 Hostess Gift in the Idea Book and Catalog, I didn’t like it at all! After receiving it and using it once, however, I loved it. I have used it so many times now. The flower image is gorgeous! Here it is embossed in gold, sponged with Regal Rose Ink and covered Frost White Shimmer Paint. And don’t you just love the mini tags!

First Edition

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Here are 3 of the cards from Monday’s class.  Someone (I won’t mention any names…she knows who she is!) accidently to my other card home with her so it won’t be posted today.
This is one of my all time favorites!  The background paper is from the First Edition Designer Series Paper Pack, which is offered in the Occasions Mini Catolog.  I love the look of it when it’s destressed and inked.  The sentiment is stamped on the Four Frames Stamp Set which is a special purchase right now.  It will be included in the new catalog coming out in July.  It goes with the Decorative Label Punch (also offered in the Occasions Mini Catalog.).  I know I’ll be using this set a lot!
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This Week’s Cards

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Hi Everyone! Hope you all are having a great week so far.  The weather is beautiful today and I’m getting ready to go sit outside and read for about an hour or so, before getting started on more cards!
Here are the 4 cards from Monday’s class at Hobby Lobby.  If you were not able to make it, but would like the kits, just let me know. 
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