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Love Is in the Air

I managed to make just a few Valentine crafts this year, including this card that I sent to a special Valentine.

I started with bright pink felt for the background and layered on fabric and lace scraps and a sheet music printed fiber paper.

The images are from Graphic 45 – the Sweet Sentiments and A Place in Time collections.

I typed a sentiment on my vintage typewriter and added glitter to all the flowers.
I hope your Valentine is thinking sweet thoughts of you on Friday!

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A Good Witch

Here is another card I made for Halloween.

I used My Mind’s Eye paper for the background and added a strip of ruffled crepe paper. I layered vintage tinsel garland on top of the crepe paper.

The good witch image is another great one from The Graphics Fairy.

The sentiment is also from My Mind’s Eye and I added a Martha Stewart cobweb doily behind it. The glittered stars are from a Thickers Halloween set I had in my stash. She’s on display with my mercury glass pumpkins – my only little piece of decor that is out anywhere in the house.

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I can’t believe October is already here. It feels like once October arrives, the rest of the year goes by in a blur.

I’ve been working in my little craft room on a few Halloween decorations, since I have no idea where my old decorations are.

Here’s a little card I made using sweet images from The Graphics Fairy.

I used some scraps of paper, including an old book page that I distressed with ink. I made a paper rosette for the moon face and added black tulle and a couple of Halloween stick pins behind it.

I’ve been busy unloading some of my supplies into the craft room and have come to the conclusion that I need to commandeer one of the upstairs bedrooms as craft room storage. I’m sure Husband thinks I should store it all at the Goodwill!

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Spring Cards

I tried to make a pile of cards when I still had my craft room available. Here are a few that I made. Can you tell I was anxious for spring to arrive?

I used a variety of new and vintage supplies, and tried to use up some scraps where I could. The nest image on this card is from Authentique. I coordinated it with a matching peach seam binding bow.

The central image on this card is also from Authentique. I found a few of their die cut sheets in my stash and finally used them! I had fun matching the various colors and patterns on this card to the die cut. I thought it was a bit unusual at first, but the end result is playful and pretty. The vintage yellow ribbon really pulled it together for me.

Another image from Authentique, and more paper scraps...

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40 Years

Earlier this week, my parents celebrated their 40th anniversary. Since I couldn’t be there with them, I sent a couple of things to help the celebration.

My sister let me know the day before we left for CA that she couldn’t find a cake topper for a 40th anniversary, so I spent that night making one. I put my new spun cotton skills to work to make a mini bride and groom.

I started with a Martha Stewart cake topper that I bought a few years ago, knowing I’d need it one day. I removed everything from it and just kept the base, to which I added a piece of sheet music to the top (under the bride and groom’s feet). Then I made my spun cotton dolls. After painting each, I added their faces from my parents’ wedding photo. I even gave the bride wool roving hair and a tulle veil.

I dressed the brid...

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