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!
I'd like to get back to sharing the vintage digitally colorized images I used to post on the blog. I won't promise a daily share, but I think I can manage atleast one a week, perhaps more. Hope this sweet image brightens your Monday. Have a great week!
I am here in Hartford for training for my job, and the reason I am here for training is that I made a lateral move within the company some months back when the job that I had done for 14+ years was being re'org'd and transferred to an office in Illinois. As a result of the lateral move, I had to change the line of my work within the company, hence the increased travel. As a result of this travel, I've met several employees (new hires), many of whom are fresh faced college graduates. Today, our instructor decided to allow us the pleasure of listening to music while we were engaged in a training exercise. A few of us 35 and 40 somethings began rocking out to "Money for Nothin'" by Dire Straits when some of the young'uns asked us what song it was that we were listening to. They had never heard of Dire Straits. They displayed equal puzzlement when someone requested a Devo song. ("Who's Devo?" they queried innocently, much to my utter chagrin!) I think at that moment, I truly realized that there was a divide between the generations - and was mildly surprised to find that I was no longer part of the generation of youth. Not that I mind it. I am definitely happier at 41 than I was at 21. And I never really had to go through any huge adjustment to turning 40 when 40 hit. But I couldn't help but be struck with a sense of my age, for the first time today. When it gets to the point where they don't recognize Sting and U2, that's when it's really going to hit me hard.
I still have a few teatime images to add, but thought I would mix things up a bit for a day or two. Work continues to be stressful and to boot, Alekha gave me and Bobby her cold so I am battling that - and taking meds so I can keep my energy up. Too sick and tired to do an extended post this evening, so I am just sharing some images.... and now I am going to make myself a cup of hot tea to soothe my throat and clear my head. G'night!
I believe this is actually a new year card, but think it's so pretty anyway! Had a busy weekend. Relatives here, and as if that wasn't enough to keep me busy, I spent half the day Saturday getting a tooth crowned, ugh.
Now I am trying desperately to get my desk area which has exploded into a creative mess, cleaned up before the work week ahead. I have checked email, and owe some of you (Sherry) a response, and hope to get emails answered sometime tomorrow.
Just now, I am going to get this mess cleaned up and watch the Oscars. Have a good evening!
So glad I am not the only one enjoying all these images -- and I am happy to share them with you, thanks for posting and letting me know you'd like to see more ... I wasn't sure. I knew the blog was getting traffic but there weren't too many comments so I thought you might want to see something else! I have a lot of CHA and Jenni Bowlin DT projects I am working on this evening ... so I'll make this quick. I love this pastel image of this cherubic cutie. Maybe a few more of these and then I'll start posting images for valentine crafting. Hopefully I will have some PROJECTS to share for a change, soon. Enjoy!
Alekha is going to be Hannah Montana (no surprise there among the five year old set!) for trick or treat night and Cinderella for her school party. If I could "really" sew instead of scrapbook sewing, I would make that sweet little ruff collared dress and hat in this postcard for her. But Betsy Ross I'm not.
We had our first *snowfall* today! And all the while it was coming down, I just thought, "It can't be! it's not even halloween yet!" I had to peek ahead at the forecast and we are supposed to have good weather for trick or treat night (Thursday) but this showing today can't possibly bode well for hopes for a mild winter!
I recently saw this book, Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer, featured on the Posie Gets Cozy blog. This book was written for me!! I literally grew up devouring British children's literature - Enid Blyton (especially the Famous Five Books), What Katy Did, Mary Poppins, The Secret Garden, The Wind in the Willows, and many, many more! Here is the synopsis of the book cited from Amazon:
If as a child you devoured Enid Blyton's classics like the Famous Five or Malory Towers, or loved to lose yourself in the adventures of Pippi Longstocking or What Katy Did, then CHERRY CAKE AND GINGER BEER is the book for you. A wonderfully nostalgic cookery book, it will take you straight back to your favourite children's books and show you how to cook the feel-good foods that feature so strongly in them. So, you'll find recipes for Swallows and Amazons Squashed-Fly Biscuits, the Famous Five's Gorgeous Ginger Beer, and Gloriously Sticky Marmalade Roll from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe amongst others. Divided into appropriate sections like Proper Elevenses, Picnic Treats and Lessons in the Kitchen each recipe is introduced with an evocative description of the book that inspired it. Guaranteed to take you straight back to your childhood, the book is an escapist treat for grown-ups and will encourage you to re-visit much-loved classics and share them with the next generation.
I just ordered my copy from Amazon here, and can't wait until it arrives!
Election day is almost here. Bob and I voted early using absentee ballots since we'll be in Disney. Can't wait for the outcome. Whoever you endorse, the important thing is to vote.
And isn't Fall Back this weekend too? Time to start thinking thoughts of burrowing down, snuggling up and staying cozy inside while the weather rages outside. This is the time to use all those scrappy supplies you've been hoarding for years. I have lots of projects planned for winter. Now I just need a clean desk, and TIME.
Does your schedule look anything like mine? Travel for work Monday and Wednesday; out of town guests staying with us part of the week, a salon appointment mid week, trick or treat Thursday night, a harvest party at Alekha's school Friday, and packing for Disney has to get done sometime between now and Friday! We leave for Disney World Saturday morning for five days, and then I return and fly out the next day to Manhattan Beach to attend the Seven Gypsies Gypsy Caravan Event. A whirlwind two weeks ahead.
I had to use this weekend to finish out some projects for ScrapMagie. I love Marina's taste and style in putting kits together and was honored when she asked me to guest design with her November Kit - the kit is just gorgeous! I'll upload project photos on Friday. The kit will be on sale November 1st.
Here's a peek at a couple of projects:
Oh and here is the promised weekly vintage image. Love this sweet one of a mama and her children. Enjoy and have a great week!
Congratulations Liz in Mo!! Please email me your address (email to email@example.com) so that I can send you a scrapologie vintage halloween kit! I used the random number generator at random.org to choose the winner.