Thursday, May 31, 2012

Junkin' again~RAK

Hi everyone~this is the last of my Indiana junkin' finds!!!  You'll see that I have already started to use them in many different ways.  I have more than several of these and love them all, to stack and use in my photographing of my work.

These are odd shaped spools and caught my eye for that reason!

This a wax container for honey (about 2 oz.) really adorable!!

Old yarn cards~not sure what I will do with these but thought they were very cool~and that is enough for me:):)

Printer's Blocks~the only two I found, no five but a four and nine, oh well:)
I'm at my mom and dad's house ~ I'll be back home very soon.  If you would like to have a chance to win some vintage goodies leave me a comment and tell me what you would do with a folding carpenter's ruler, old bingo cards{several different kind, yarn card etc.  and be a follower of my blog!!! I will announce the winner on Try It Tuesday!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Crafty Goodies with a vintage flair~

This is the blog post I did for The Country Chic Cottage if you didn't see it on May 25th.

Hi Everyone~ I'm so excited to be on The Country Chic Cottage to share what I love. You can ALWAYS find me in one of two places, either in my craft room creating or junkin'!! I am a crafty girl who loves to create with a vintage flair. What is junk to someone else is a diamond in the rough to me. I love crafting with and re-purposing old things among other paper crafts. As always, I love to share creativity with others and invite you to visit me at Crafty Goodies.

I took legal size note pads and had them cut into thirds and decorated them with Jenni Bowlin Studio's paper and embellishments.

 Here is a close up of the toppers.  You can go here for more details.

A card using the same Jenni Bowlin pattern papers. 

One of my features, on my blog, is"Try it Tuesdays" where I share something totally out of the ordinary and show you how to create a treasure of your own. I also have my "Remember This" posts at least once a month in which I share a goody I have wandered across and re-purposed. I also post pictures of my junkin' finds right along side my crafts.  I so hope you've enjoyed my post and have come away inspired and once again I extend an invitation  for you to visit me at Crafty Goodies.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Try it Tuesday~Jillibean Soup and an old canvas!!!

Hi everyone~had a great time with my family for the three day weekend and now I'm at my mom and dad's!!  Glad to be settled for a few more days~
This is a layout I did recently, I was inspired by the pictures.  Love those little country kids!!!  I used some old Jillibean soup that I thought was a perfect fit for the pictures.

I also did a new background canvas to use when I photograph my work, you can see a little of it.

The canvas size is 14"x14" perfect background for layouts, cards or altered projects.  All I did was cover with Helmar decoupage and old dictionary pages.  I then framed it out with Tim Holtz tissue tape.  Only took a couple of hours to make~so don't throw out old canvas's!!  Have a great day and I'll see ya soon!!
I can already tell this week is going to go by fast!!!!!!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Printer Block's photo display~

Hi everyone~ I have a new nephew!!!!! Can't wait to see him.  Cardsister's daughter had him today~baby and mommy are great and Cardsister is over the moon:):):)  Hope you hop over to her blog and show her some grandma love:):):)
This is the third project up over on Vintage Street Market's blog.  I love making these and I think they look so unique~the problem is the printer's blocks are very hard to find.  I have two more a four and nine, so I'll be thinking of a way to work those into something very cool!!!

Here is a close-up. I glittered the letters  with silver glitter.  The bingo cards are by Vintage Street Market~I love those cards and find so many great uses for them. Helmar 450 played a big part in holding the blocks together.:):)  I'll going to be off for a few days~but I will see ya soon!!!!
  Have a great week-end.
I'm up over on ScrapStreet and The Country Chic Cottage and Vintage Street Market~would love a shout out!!!!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Vintage Street Market's Craft Bingo cards~

Hi everyone, how about a little Vintage Street Market!!!! This layout is done with  the Dimestore Vogue Collection, the awesome Bingo Cards and the Twirly Twine.  And last but not least great looking "grands" always make for an outstanding layout!!!

A close up of the fabulous little goodies that are in the collection pack, that you can make all kinds of flags and banners out of!!

I made these little gift tags  from the Bingo Craft cards~super easy and fast!!!  The Craft Bingo cards come with  four different sizes, perfect all sorts of crafty ideas you may have floating around in your head.:) I still have one more very cool creation using old printer's blocks~it is over here.  I hope you will take a look!!!
I will be guesting over at The Country Chic Cottage Friday(today) evening ~please stop in and say hi!!!!
Have a great weekend and I'll see ya soon!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Vintage Street Market and two clowns~

Hi everyone!!! Just a quick post to show you these silly little peeps.  This was the entertainment at the Spring Party!!! I think their mom had something to do with this too!!!! I love those expressions!
I used Vintage Street Market's /Party Games for this layout and loved that it had clowns on the paper~perfect! The journal stamp is by Wendy Vecchi ( my favorite journal stamp).

The title is with American Crafts and October AfternoonHelmar did the gluing!  have a good one tomorrow and I'll see ya soon~ oh, and if you haven't signed up for Vintage Street Market's newsletter head on over to the blog and sign up.  I did a recipe card for them and she is going to send it out.  It's a keeper!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Try It Tuesday~

Hi everyone~welcome to Try It Tuesday!!!  I have really been busy and have done lots of cool stuff ( I just can't release it yet) ~ soon though!!!!  But anyway here is one very cool children's book.  It has no date on it and I paid way to much for it but .....but....... I had to have it.  You see, I am a painter! 

I painted and did craft shows, went to painting classes, painted on ceramics and then I started scrapbooking~it has been 12 years. Hubby says I usually only last 5 years and then move on to a new adventure!! ha,ha. ~ a look at the inside pages.

This is another sweet, sweet set.  I think this is around 1950, again no date, but it is adorable ~ for sure!!!
I have another old set~I'll put it up soon. It is older than this one!!!

This was given to me by one of my best friends~the name on the book is ~Master Book.  It is a craft book. It is falling apart that is why I have it tied up, the pages are crumbling but it very cool.  The date is 1928, it went to the trash bin and she saved it for me~love it!!!

We are waiting on a , sweet little baby boy to arrive to our family this month ~I found these in Indiana and want to use them in some way for our sweet little bundle.  My sister's girl is due May 28~almost here!!!
I have had some super cool stuff happen and June is going to be really busy~I wish I could tell you all about it but be watching ~you will see !!! Thanks for stopping by and I'll see ya soon!!
one more thing~you might want to sign up for Vintage Street Market's newsletter ~She is going to send out something really cool!!!! Go here~

Monday, May 21, 2012

a Crafty weekend~

Good morning!!!!  I had such a great weekend, got lots done and the Spurs won!!!!!  I love a good productive weekend.  I actually scrapbooked six layouts.  Got some happy mail Saturday and a happy email last night.  June is gonna be busy~but I love being busy!!!  This is one of the crafty things I made this weekend~

More old Bingo cards made into a notebook ~in this case a Score Book!!!  My granddaughter invented a game:) :) that her and I play all the time~so I made her a score book.  I thought it will be neat to see what she writes in it and  how she determines what the score is. 

I used scraps of this and that by October Afternoon, Jenni Bowlin, Jillibean Soup, Prima, Helmar and Making Memories.

and the inside~

I put this all together using my Bind-It-All by Zutter.  I love finding unique pieces and re-purposing them, but then you know that!!! :):)  Have a fabulous Monday and I'll see ya soon!!!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Another "remember this" post~

I found this beauty in Indiana on one of my junkin' trips~it was love at first site!!:):) How cool to have all of your treasures close to you , to be inspired by and to use~so it came to Texas!  This is what I use it for~

Cool, right~
Thanks for stopping by~I have some cool things coming up in June and July, kinda of busy, but so loving this biz!!! Have a good one and I'll see ya soon!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Basically Bare and a button card~together!!!

Hi everyone~how about a Basically Bare album with a vintage button card for the cover?  Another one of my ideas.........I took this vintage button card { I found junkin' in Indiana} and  used the Bind-It-All to put holes in it, to match up with the Basically Bare album and then I un-did the album and re-did the album.  The first page is acrylic, so I decorated that leaving  the button card in original condition { well almost} I did put new holes in it!!

the button card~

I used the Basically Bare Wonky Windows Album, Fanciful Frame Set and the Dress Form Set on this album.  The paper is by Jenni Bowlin Studios Helmar 450 Quick Dry did all the gluing {and I was so glad it did}!!!!  Here is a look at the inside~

I was happy how it turned out~loved working with the Basically Bare chipboard products!!
I also have a little crazy {exciting } news~Craft Gossip picked two of my blog posts.  One was on 10 Tags and the other was colored stickpins.  It has brought much welcomed blog traffic!!!  I also added  "follow by email" sign up box to my blog.  Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see ya soon!! 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Try It Tuesday~Canvas Corp has style!

Well it all started with this~{you might want to settle in, this is kinda of a long post} ~promise you won't be disappointed!!  And then I got to thinkin' ................................

and so then I pulled out all  of my colors~by Canvas Corp!!!

I love making these flower pins, but I love wearing them too!!  So here we go, what I created with some glue, buttons, bits and pieces of this and that~but then I got another idea, OK one idea at a time~

Khaki and Beige~


Green and Denim~
And the other idea ~make gift cards out of scrapbooking packing,like theses~

The flowers are by Prima.  I added little charms, pearls {Kaiser}, vintage buttons and crocheted {small} doilies.  If you want them to go together fast use hot glue, if you have drying time use Helmar Craft Glue. I used both.  Have a great Tuesday, see ya soon!!