Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Best is Yet to Come!

Good Morning All!

I just wanted to show you a few of the things my Aunt Jane gave me yesterday during our first (of many to come) craft day!
 Here is my haul! Man all kinds of stuff I love, but didn't have...maps, postcards, stamps, monopoly pieces...even ration stamps!

As you can see, "Enter Text", I tried to add a watermark, but couldn't get it to work correctly...I will keep on until I figure it out, lol!
My Aunt and Uncle have a load of old postcards! I chose a few I really liked, some are very old, with postage marks and spidery handwritten messages!

Here are a few of the old maps, most are from National Geographic magazines! I am very excited to have my own stash of maps, because Joseph (my 16 yr old son) has a whole box of these maps that he refuses to let me craft with!

There are several wax paper bags filled with old  postage stamps! Love, love, love!                      

Here are reproduction photos, I know exactly what I am going to do with these! You will have to check back to see!
Most of the above items were saved from my Grandparents belongings,
Nettie Bell and William Silvernail.
The Silvernails owned a dry cleaning business, and my grandfather picked up the most amazing things during his delivery route! They loved everything antique, their house "tinkled" when you walked through it, because of their cut glass and crystal collections.

We had such fun!
 My Aunt Jane and Uncle David Chris are both artists. They love all things neat and vintage.

 My Uncle Dave works with wood, carving images straight from his imagination! Amazingly lifelike in every detail, human forms and faces, animals such as whales and flounder, all the way to whimsical and fantastic hot air balloons, and Mr. Toad in the cutest clothes ever!

Aunt Jane, on the other hand, works with paper, pen and pencil, fabric, paint and glittery objects to create mixed media pieces, altered books, quilts, and Artist Trading Cards among a whole bunch of other creative endeavors!

The Best is Yet to Come

Here is the card I made with some of the items, in the close up you can see the old postage mark, 1941!, the red stamps, and the buttons came from my grandparents dry cleaners! I can just imagine the clothes the buttons came of off, blouses, ladies dresses, coats, and work uniforms!

I named it "the best is yet to come", because my Aunt and I have many more craft dates planned.
Also, super cool!, my Uncle has promised to teach me to solder!


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cute Cards

Good Morning All!

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

I really believe that it does take a village!  I used vintage book page, from a book I found recently printed in a foreign language, the little girl and boy stamps from Pink Persimmon, October Afternoon paper, and printed the quote from my computer.

I actually created two of these cards, one for each of my two sons Confirmation sponsors...I am so glad that these special people are in our "village"!

Who are your special people in your village? Write back and let me know!

xoxo, Paula

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mothers Day Weekend!

Whew! It has been a whirlwind week! 1 sick kid, 2 kids made Confirmation, 3 finals, 1 flat tire, and  the dog, well maybe you don't want to read what the dog did!

I am so glad for this weekend to arrive. It's raining here in Texas, so my home is full of rambunctious boys, bustling around, getting on each others nerves!

Hoping the sun comes out and they will run out to play in the mud. In an effort to stay out of their way, I have been in my craft room this morning. I made another "Happy 4th" banner!

I hand painted the letters and background with acrylic craft paint. The flowers were made from upcycled fabric, old shirts and napkins, the blue twill ribbon I used to string the banner pieces together is new though.

Most of the buttons, like the ones above, were from the jar full of old buttons featured in my last post!

I am thinking I just might keep this banner for myself!

xoxo PK

Saturday, May 5, 2012

My Favorite Crafter Artist

* SQUEAL *  I just recieved a package from my Aunt Jane (a fellow artist also)!

 An autographed copy of Lisa Pace's Delight in the Seasons

I am so excited! I want to just pour over the book, and absorb all the good techniques Lisa Pace has to share. Her first book is a standard guide for me Delight in the  Details.

This book is wonderful. I found Pink Persimmon stamps among many other wonderful products in this book. I also credit my love of glitter to this book and Lisa Pace!

This is Lisa Paces newest book! Again, filled with all sorts of new products and ideas I never knew about!
So a big Thank You to Aunt Jane and Lisa Pace!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tip Toe Thru Tuesdays Mothers Day Give Away


Wow! Please check out

Tiaras and Bowties and Crayon Freckles

Tip Toe Thru Tuesdays



Look to the right and click on the second button to go straight to the site and register!

You will find one of my Banners included in the giveaway. It is "LOVE" handpainted, with sweet flowers made from a creamy, pale yellow, vintage linen napkin I rescued from a local thrift shop, and garnished with vintage buttons.

The vintage buttons were purchased from a new antique mall in our local town of Sour Lake, Texas with the money I made from my first banner sale!

Here are a few of my favorites!

Hop on over to Tip Toe Thru Tuesdays and see all the goodies you can register to recieve!
They would make purr-fect Mothers Day presents for someone special...or dont tell anyone you won and keep them all for yourself!

Luv ya! PK

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