Here it is mid week and I'm just now getting around to doing a blog post. I've been working on things here at home, which is a good thing, but sometimes these days, the house seems very quiet.. too quiet. It's been over a month since we lost mom ..and Aly pup. I keep thinking it will get easier. I don't talk about it much here because I want my blog to be a happy place, but I also want to be "real". And the reality of things is.. we have a huge hole in our hearts and some days are just really hard. The last couple of days, tears seem to come easy. Dan and I are both struggling to find a new normal around here. I guess , as they say...it's just going to take time.
For now. I'll keep writing and sharing projects, because that's what I need to do ... focus on what I enjoy doing.. and keep doing it.
The altered photo holder below was a project I did last week with a old photo of Dan's grandparents ..that I just love.
Oh my goodness... I adore her hair and glasses:)
The base paper I used is from the Creating with Vintage Illustrations CD from Crafty Secrets, and the images are from the Love Mail Creative Scraps
Crafty Secrets is also now selling these Mini Maya Road frames from their website. They work so great with their images. I hadn't used these before, and I not only really liked the variety of shapes, but also how well they took ink, Glimmer Mist and paint.
I have some other projects that I'll be sharing this week, that were done using these frames in different ways also, but you can see more about them in this blog post on the Heartwarming Vintage Blog.
I'm trying to do better with showing and linking to the things I use on projects, but if you ever have questions just shoot me an email. Sometimes I get questions in the comments, and it's sometimes hard to be able to reply to those.. so feel free to email :) My email is on the right side bar.
I used the Artsy Banners Stamp Set for the border along the top of the project. You can see the entire set here. One of my very favorites!
Lots of fun stuff , and lots of layering. The dimension is brought to you, courtesy of foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives.
Okay.... guess what??? I finally got some new things added to my etsy.
Here are just a few, and I'll be planning on adding more tomorrow after I take photos. I'll be adding some of AccuCut my Shadowbox dies (pre cut)
I did add....Lots of vintage goodies..
die cut cardstock cards
and other stuff :)
I have some gorgeous vintage hankies added...
and some awesome vintage aprons
You can see everything I added here in my ETSY on the right sidebar of my blog. I decided it's time to share some of the Flea Market finds I come across. (Either that.. or I'll have to get a bigger room :)