I've come to reconsider where I stand on the whole copyright issue, in regards to work that appears on my blog. If you happen to see art that I've created on this blog and it inspires you, by all means go ahead and appropriate it. If you want to modify it, scraplift it, use only parts of it or copy it outright, you have my permission to do so here. If you want to give me credit, fine. If you don't, that's okay too. I've been inspired by countless other people in all walks of life and I believe that generosity of spirit is much greater than any personal pride or glory I could achieve from claiming to be the first or the best to do anything. The sole exception to this would be photos of my family, to protect their privacy.
The vintage images that appear in this blog are digitally altered and colored by scrapologie. Feel free to use them for your personal use, however you like!
The first two postcards aren't actually from a Romeo & Juliet play - but I think these two look like they could have played Romeo and Juliet, although the first one is a female - can you tell? The "Mlle Dumaine" identification at the bottom of the card gave it away, though she sure fooled me when I stumbled upon it. As for the illustrations, you may have seen them before here and I apologize for that, I'm trying to do a better job indexing and getting everything under its appropriate category. I'll have a few more Romeo & Juliet images tomorrow.
What little girl wouldn't love to have a sweet little heart shaped purse to deliver and hold wee valentines? I love this charming image, even though she's a little distraught over having broken the flower pot! I have a Valentine surprise or two planned for my own little one -- Hershey's kisses wrapped in pink, silver and red, a stuffed bumble bee bearing a heart that says "Bee Mine" and a heart shaped box full of chocolates, plus a valentine from Mom and Dad. I am planning on having these by her plate at breakfast on the morning of Valentine's Day. I am thinking heart shaped banana pancakes, heart shaped toast with butter, strawberries and ruby red pomegranate juice in pink cups. Simple and sweet. I'd love to hear what you're planning for your celebration.
The sun is breaking through today --- and we've truly been blanketed in snow. Just wanted to pop in and share a few vintage snow images. Off to run Alekha to a girl scout activity, grocery shopping, and chores...have a wonderful sunday!
I had to grab my camera and run out to capture a few snapshots of Alekha in the snow on Friday afternoon. This is the stuff that childhood memories are made of! She built a wee snowman. I was impressed as she had the bottom and mid section completed, by herself, by the time I got outside, courtesy of past snowman making sessions with her Daddy! We engaged in a snowball fight, made a couple of snow angels and came inside to a warm house and had hot chocolate and gingerbread cookies. Look at the size of those flakes! Over hot chocolate, she asked me what it means when God sends snow. I told her that it's God's way of telling us to slow down and do acivities inside together. Winter certainly is a time for quiet reflection and introspectiveness, isn't it?
Here's a vintage image for you, enjoy your Sunday!
We have about a foot or more of snow outside and it's still falling. I'm wondering if this will be "the" big blizzard of 2010. I sure hope so, but at the same time, there is something very comforting and appealing about being able to stay at home when it's warm inside, you have plenty of comforts and loved ones to keep you company. It's a perfect weekend to hole yourself up and do something creative. Alekha wanted to get Wizard of Waverly Place Valentines this year, so we picked them up at Target and sat down the other night and addressed the Valentines together, after she had attempted about half the box on her own, adhering the accompanying stickers that were intended to go into little slots on the cards, directly on the valentines! Her class is making and decorating shoeboxes for valentine's day. I remember how enjoyable that activity was as a child so we went to Barnes and Noble a few days ago and read and purchased this book, which has a very sweet story about Ann Estelle making a Valentine shoebox.
I thought I'd post a collection of some of my older valentine projects, some created for scrapologie a few years ago. I still have and love these projects - and leave them out for reminiscing around Valentine's Day.
Here's a Valentine Garland I created a couple of years ago:
This one was one of my favorites - the little brass envelope was from Papier Valise
This was created for the One Heart, One World giveaway a few years ago:
Another little minibook:
I used an old Stila blush compact on this one: This one was created with empty makeup (foundation) bottles:
And this was an idea from Better Homes & Gardens' Merry & Bright Book - I put a Valentine spin on their Christmas idea:
Stuffed birdies made with a Maya Road Chipboard birdie as a template:
A couple of valentine cards:
And a charm bracelet:
Whew! Uneblievably, there's even more, but I think I'll stop for now, I'm on valentine overload from looking at these. Hope they've inspired you to create something of your own this weekend. I'll wrap up with a vintage image. Stay safe and warm!
Sorry I've been missing and not blogging so much lately. Life has been keeping me busy. Just popping in to offer some quick shares from the JBS kit this month: (the orange buttons on layout #2 are not in the kit but are a new CHA release. Those buttons are seriously hoardable!) Love this gorgeous kit and I hear it's almost sold out -- so get yourself over to JBS Studio and grab one if you haven't already.
Here's a vintage image to share, sorry I've been slipping with this stuff - hopefully the rest of the month will slow down a bit and allow me some time to catch up on my blogging!