Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy, Happy 2011!!

Wishing everyone a wonderful new year, full of health,
happiness and lots of creating!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Swapping Fun

I participated in Joli Pacquet's stocking swap with Kelly.
This is the stocking that I made her.

She wanted pastels colors, so I tried to go on the softer
side with the image and lace flower.

This is the beautiful stocking that she made me. I wanted
blue and vintage....this is just perfect! I like it so much,
that it will stay in my creative room during winter.

A closer view of the image....a lovely snow couple.

I also participated in Cristina's vintage paper swap. She sent
all of my goodies in this vintage Christmas wrap package.

About 26 of us participated and I love all of my goodies.

I love the vintage images, music paper and wall paper.

A close up of some of the clever packaging!

This is from Cristina and I love her glassine package!

Cute snowman music paper...and in my favorite shade
of blue!
Speaking of blue, I thought I would share a photo of
my blue packages. Mostly blue and was
very pretty and my family really liked it! My
daughter loves penguins, so I had to include them
in my wrapping.

I also love to print vintage images onto card stock to
use for gift tags.....a little stickles glitter and the tags
are perfect. Happy Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas all of my blogging friends. Hope everyone has a
wonderful day spent with family and friends!
And maybe we can all enjoy a long winter's nap
after the festivities!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Blue Christmas

We decided to decorate with blue and silver this year.
Veering away from the traditional red and green.

Ohhh and I think I love it. The blues of Christmas are lovely!
I have been adding to my collection of vintage

I made this Rebecca Sower inspired Christmas cigar
box vignette. I especially love the Jingle Bells paper.

This is my suggestion when glittering Christmas balls. So
nice of the lace to hold the decorations while they dry.

I have several photos on the tree and this is one of my
favorites. This Santa came to visit us when we lived
in Birmingham. He played with the kids, took their
Christmas list and then posed for photos.

Now for the tree. This was a swap from Silver Bella 09.

Blue snowflakes with silver tinsel trim.

This beautiful snowman looks great on my tree. He
was from Silver Bella swapping in 09.

Cute little snowman trimmed in blue!

Another cute little snowman.

The big guy even got a little blue trimming and tophat.

And yours my grandmother's house many moons
ago. Don't you just love the hat and hand muff??!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

VintageFest with Jenni Bowlin

VintageFest was once again a wonderful event! We were in
Lebanon, Tn this time and went antiquing the first day, and
then to Jenni and Jerrod's new home. This is the lovely
old door to her studio.

These pretty glass containers are more beautiful with
vintage Christmas balls inside.

Jenni has just the right touch when it comes to decorating
with vintage items and this little display is awesome!

I love her organization of supplies. Vintage cigar boxes
have such pretty print on them and make great
containers on a shelf. Notice how Jenni uses the
Dennison labels to organize....nice!
This is the make and take project we did in her studio. I
absoutely love it!

Jenni is giving directions for our project. Notice her
pretty inspiration board on the wall. And yes, that
table is such a pretty faded green shade...all things
vintage in her room.
These lovely ladies are the ones who make JBS happen,
behind the scenes, with packaging our orders and other
office details. Melissa is in front, then Renee, Terena and
We had a small group for the weekend and that was nice.
Cheryl, Gloria, Jenni, Louise, Davean, me, Tracy, Sylvia,
Melissa and Cathleen.
Our wonderful hostess and host. Their new house is
beautiful and all of the old/vintage accents make it
just about perfect! Jenni's studio will be featured in
an upcoming "Where Woman Create", so everyone
will see more details soon.
Someone wrote this on the board and I agree! Thanks to
JBS for a wonderful artful weekend, full of friends
and making new projects. Check back for the
projects soon.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas in Bell Buckle, TN....

...back to Phillips General Store for another wonderful
vintage holiday.

The windows were just beautiful!

Several vintage inspired hangings to choose from.

I love this glittered Santa!

Unique ornaments and an old snowman in the left corner.

The red tree is lovely with so many vintage Santas.

Bethany Lowe Christmas blocks....very cute.

I do like this vintage top hat and wish that I had one. I am
hoping to be nice, and not naughty this season.

Maybe if I am nice, Santa will bring me a vintage inspired
BLUE Christmas!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving, full
of blessings!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Caketini welcome and Vendor night

A couple of Bellas hosted "Caketini", which was Thursday
afternoon before all of the Silver Bella opening festivities.
Several of us attended, big sisters met little sisters and
we all made new friends and visited with old friends.

The little caketinis were wonderful! Small cakes with
chocolate icing....yum!

Lori Oles and me....full of sugar and all smiles!

Now on to dinner Thursday evening, which was a feast!
Many different choices at several different tables. This is
Laura from 52 Flea, she was my roomie Kim's little sister.
Look at her cute swap, I believe a trim swap and the hostess
put the different trims in an egg container.

Besides having dinner with Laura, we also ate with Lulu and
her roomie Shelly. We had a wonderful time together. Lulu
was very good to meet several of us via ours blogs prior to
arriving in Omaha, so it was great to meet her face to face!

On to Vendor night and yes the theme was "Hats on
Parade". I believe Karla had the best hat!! It is a
hat with a bird cage on it and even one of the
birds is wearing a top hat.....too cute!

Me with the wonderful Amy Powers, she is such a sweetie!
I do believe she made her mini tophat, and decorated it
with all things vintage and Christmas. I loved it.

This is Heather and she has on a great top hat and too
bad all of the detail got lost in the background. She hosted
one of my swaps and it was great to meet her and spend time
with her as well. Don't ask us to solder anything for you,
we are a little slow at it... but had a great time!

Here's my lovely Atlanta friend, Suzanne. I always enjoy her
company. Hope to show swaps and projects soon, just a
little sidetracked with Thanksgiving right now!


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I am a wife, mother of 2 and a part-time physical therapist. I love scrapping, stamping, sewing, antiquing and all things vintage.