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!
Thank you all for your kind thoughts! Terri - thanks for sharing your story - I had no idea a corneal ulcer could persist for that long - thank goodness your vision returned. I can't imagine what I would do if I couldn't see, I have taken my vision for granted all these years! Now I am trying to get used to the glasses perched on my nose -- it is an adjustment going from contacts to glasses but hopefully I'll get used to it soon enough. My eyes are still dry and tired so I am keeping posts and computer time rather short. I'll definitely try to keep posting images for you all regularly though! I am headed to Hartford for business on Friday and will be gone for a week -- so unfortunately that will cut into the regularity of my posts -- but I'll try and make it up either before I leave or after I return with multiple images in one post. I love these below -- I am drawn to these vintage clothing styles (I'd sub faux fur of course!) But I can't help but thinking how glamorous and gorgeous these women must have felt to don such stylish clothes!
I love the beauty and simplicity of a plain brown paper bag, it has so much potential. These Naked Inclusions Paper Bags from 7 Gypsies are so delightful. Their size makes them easy to dress up quickly with stamps and bits of paper and trims. Mine shown here also use glittered up chipboard frames and letters from Tattered Angels and the stamped sentiments are from Pink Paislee. These would be great to fill up with treats. Mine will hold letters to Santa that I'll compile and place in the bags for our holiday book this year.
Have you ever been to the Norwegian Pavilion at EPCOT? I love going there, grabbing a pastry from Kringla Bakeri og Cafe, riding Maelstrom and browsing in the shops afterward. I always enjoy seeing the gorgeous Nordic patterned sweaters and outerwear from Dale of Norway selling at the Norwegian Pavilion. The memory of those patterns inspired these little holiday chipboard birdie ornaments I created for the JBS Inspiration Blog this month:
Many of you wrote to me last year to express your appreciation for the holiday music on my blog. I love it too and am trying to wait until just before Thanksgiving to switch to my holiday playlist. I don't want to tire of it too soon, lol!
I'll leave you with a vintage image of Christmas Past - have a wonderful Monday!
I've been busy with JBS kit projects - here is a sneak peek at one of my layout this month. I absolutely LOVED the new JBS patterned paper and the embossed cardstock from Coredinations. The rest of my creations will be updated over in the gallery at JBS later today. Doris is going to be posting holiday themed projects throughout the month on the JBS Inspiration Blog so be sure to stop by there regularly too.
Over the weekend, I took Alekha to see Disney's A Christmas Carol. It has gotten mixed reviews but I thought it was brilliant though a bit intense for a six year old. The script seemed to be lifted directly from the Dickens text so I found myself explaining various parts to Alekha throughout the movie. She'd probably be readier for it at age 8 or 9. Nonetheless, I loved it and would see it again. Jim Carrey was amazing. And I think I'll have to dig out my old dog eared copy of the Dickens text - it certainly made me want to read it again.
One other place you must go visit -- Melissa has created a gorgeous homespun holidays Christmas book using lots of Seven Gypsies product - check out her blog for the details -- it is stunning and she is an endless source of inspiration to me. I am inspired to make one of my own.
Here's today's holiday image -- have a great week!