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've probably mentioned before how much I love Victoria Magazine. I recently picked up their specialty holiday publication - Victoria Classics Holiday Bliss and was elated to find this gorgeous download on their website. I printed out these tags on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper and they printed out beautifully - they look like professionally printed tags. So gorgeous, lovelier than anything you'll find at a store and absolutely free. You can't beat that!
Back and so glad to be home. I came across this image and it struck me that though it is probably nearly a century old, how appropriate it is for our times. I know there are so many people who are learning to do more with less and to make their dollars stretch. I love this little card because it's a gentle reminder that it is, after all, the thought that really counts, isn't it?
Here are a few more images - some sweet feathered friends. Alekha is going caroling with her girl scout troop Wednesday evening - at a nursing home. The troop will deliver ornaments and music dressed in their holiday finery, and share cookies and punch with the residents afterwards. The gift of music - it's yet another gift that we often get for free and can freely give as well. If we open our eyes, we can see evidence of the abundance around us, even in the most meager of times.
Some projects to share today. Here's my contribution to JBS Mercantile this month. The December kit is up and it's one of my favorites yet. I especially loved the October Afternoon papers in the kit. Be sure to check out the rest of the design team gallery. And Doris is posting almost daily on the JBS Inspiration Blog - there will be lots of invited designers this month - including a secret favorite of mine, so put the inspiration blog on your daily reading list!
And here is a project I created for Seven Gypsies - this little gingerbread house is made entirely from Seven Gypsies product, with the exception of the bling and gumdrops on the roof. You can read about what product I used on the Gypsy Journal Blog here:
And here's a vintage image for you. Leaving tomorrow for Hartford -- have a wonderful week and I'll pop in after I return on the 11th!
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I had travel and other plans that never came to fruition as I woke up Thanksgiving Day with a corneal ulcer. I felt terrible pulling my ophthalmologist away from his family but was in pretty intense pain and it turned out to be good that he saw me as it could have turned serious (blindness in my right eye). He got me on some medication and on the road to recovery and I had to get a pair of glasses today so I could see again. So speaking of counting blessings, I am so very thankful for my ophthalmologist -- and for all the other people who labor in the healthcare field to take care of us and help us out even on holidays, so we can have the blessing of good health. Saying a prayer and a blessing for them today.
I finished a few projects recently for the Gypsy Journal Blog. The first one uses the Victoria Book Board Covers - I made a simple wall hanging with Seven Gypsies Victoria Gaffer Tape, Victoria Book Board and some Seven Gypsies ATC Decoratif Chipboard glittered up with silver glass glitter. I love the combination of French Blue and Coral and will use this in my holiday decor.
The second project is a small wooden box that I covered in Barcelona patterned paper, and fitted with Seven Gypsies elastics that I ran through the sides of the box and threaded onto a button. The metal trim edging the box is also a 7 Gypsies Product. I then used the elastics as "laundry lines" to clip mementos to.
And here's a little peek at something gingerbread-ish and holiday-ish I created for Seven Gypsies -- they should be revealing it sometime soon...