Showing posts with label vintage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vintage. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Friendship Card

Here is a card I made last month to send to an old friend who has been having all kinds of medical traumas.  I hope it cheered her up!  I found the tag shape in a stash of stuff I had.  It was already distressed and had the background stamped on (from It's About Time) so I stamped the sentiment (from Blessings from Heaven) and tied a pretty ribbon on to it.  I used my heat gun to melt the ribbon a bit and make it crinkle up.  I found a flower in my jar of flowers and using a glue dot, attached it to the card.  The doily is cut using the Doily Die.  A pretty simple card but sometimes simple is best.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Like a Pinata!

 The human mind is kind of like a piƱata.  When it breaks open, there's a lot of surprises inside.  Once you understand that, you see that losing your mind can be a peak experience.   I fully intended to post a card on my blog last night.  But, I haven't broken open the pinata I guess and I forgot!
We went to the hockey game (Charlotte Checkers) in downtown Charlotte last night with friends.   It was fun even if they did lose.  We had dinner first at a small little NY deli bar/restaurant that Sonny had gone to about 3 years ago and has been looking for it ever since.  (He hasn't cracked open the pinata either!)  It was a neat little place right on the corner of 5th and Tryon so I don't know why we didn't see it before.  I'm sure we've walked by it plenty of times.  Oh well - we know where it is now.   

When we got back home, I watched what remained of the Grammy's.  I hate that I missed the Beach Boys come back performance.  I was a HUGE Beach Boys fan when I was in high school.  I thought L.L. Cool J did a good job of hosting the event.   The death of Whitney Houston the day before definitely put a pallor on the awards show but Jennifer Hudson's ode to her, singing "I Will Always Love You" was fantastic.  Whitney had such a gift.  It is too bad that her demons got the best of her.   I thought the performer, Nicki Minaj, was insane doing whatever it was she was doing (can't call it singing) with an exorcism performance.    What a freak!  I loved seeing Glen Campbell perform although I hardly recognized him.  He is a true legend and it is so sad that he is suffering from Alzheimers.  Campbell was another of my favorites 'back in the day."  The audience gave him a standing ovation .... EXCEPT for two gals who were caught on camera tweeting on their phones.  It's sad that you can't put your phone down for 5 minutes.  So rude!  And then there was Sir Paul!  Love him!  Sorry I missed his earlier performance but was glad that he performed a medley at the closing of the show.  He did a few songs on the piano which I loved and then took up the guitar and and was joined by Joe Walsh, Bruce Springsteen and a member of the Foo Fighters (not sure his name).  He may be 69 years old but he still has IT!  I guess the real star of the night was Adele who walked away with it all practically.  Her speech at the end for Album of the Year was so funny!  I didn't realize she had such a Cockney accent - she acknowledged her mom by saying "Mom, the girl did good" and spoke of a "rubbish relationship" that was her inspiration for the album.  And then amidst the tears, she acknowledged that her nose was running and said "I've got a bit of snot" in that marvelous accent!  That was priceless.  It reminded me of the English waitress who told me something was a "bit of a shit" last year when we were in Nottingham.

OK - I do have a card to share after all that!  It is a vintage-y card using a great DSP - Well Worn and no stamping!

The supplies I used are all SU - no stamps but a lot of accessories!

Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Well Worn DSP
Accessories:  lace ribbon, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Blossom Petals Builder (for leaves), Heart to Heart Punch, Color Spritzer Tool, Soft Suede & Cajun Craze marker, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Big Shot

I pleated the Well Worn DSP by scoring a strip every 1/2" and folding it.  I ran tape all along the back of it to adhere it to the card.  
Here is a close of the flower.

I punched out a Scallop Circle (Cajun Craze) for the bottom layer; the next 3 layers are punched with the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch.  The top layer (from Well Worn DSP is punched with the Heart to Heart punch (4 hearts) with a pearl on top.  They are all layered with dimensionals.  The leaves are punched out with the Blossom Petals Builder punch.    I used the Color Spritzer on the Vanilla rectangle with the Cajun marker to splatter.

Hope you have a great Tuesday and a wonderful Valentines!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Take a Tour!

Sonny painted the last room yesterday .... unless I can convince him to paint my stamp room.  I just don't know if I want to move everything - again - to paint!  He's not real anxious to paint anymore either.  Maybe I'll just wait a few months!!   The pink bedrooms turned out really pretty.  Here are a few pictures of one of the guest rooms.  It is my vintage room.  I have a lot of things from my grandmother's house - really old stuff!

This dressing table was my grandmother's.  Around the mirror and on the old hat stand are old hats from my Great Aunt Love.  She owned her own hat shop in Charlotte back in the 40s.  On the dressing table are long kid gloves, a comb and mirror set, an old camera, pictures of my mom as a baby and my grandmother when she was young.  On the right side is a pin-up calendar from 1946.  I will be posting pictures from it soon.

This is a baby gown that my grandmother made for me.  I hung it on the wall.  The trim on it matches the pink walls.

Me painting the saying on the wall.  It was a Decorative sticker that I had applied to the wall a few years ago.  When we painted, it got covered up, so I had to paint over it.

An old mirror from a dressing table - not sure who's it was.  Hanging on one side is a mink collar from a coat of my Great Aunts.  On the other side is an old fan from a funeral home - back in the day.   The beds were in my grandmother's room.  In between them is an old trunk that I use for a table between the beds. 
The lamp is new.  But do you notice the pink ribbon trim?  It is the pleated ribbon from the Stampin' Up Mini Catalog!  It is not just for card making!  Love it!
These are two pictures that I found at M's - I thought they added that vintage look to the room!
Hope you enjoyed the tour of my guest room!  Now Sonny & I are off to the movies.  Enjoy your weekend!