Friday, October 29, 2010


Good Morning America!!
Yes, I have been up since 4:30 a.m. this morning -- so good to be back to normal!!!  I am so excited because today I get to add my pictures to my heritage pages completed at Ronda's weekend retreat (last weekend).  I spent the day yesterday scanning each picture postcard (these are from the 1800's when pictures were taken for postcards and mailed).  Boy those were the days -- I wish we still did that today.  Imagine, you could decorate the back of the postcard with your stamping and then write over the top.  What a treasure to receive in the mail.  Maybe if people started sending letters and cards again, our postage rates would stop going up -- think about it, wouldn't you rather receive a hand-written note in the mail every day?  I remember the thrill when I was younger of getting "love letters" in the mail.  And then there were a couple of "Dear John" letters that I had to send -- people today probably don't even know what that means.

I swear I must be reincarnated from the 1800's because I just totally love seeing, reading, and experiencing everything from those days.  Okay, I admit it:  I'm a heritage freak!!!  My one grand-daughter is also a heritage freak and we both love anything to do with our ancestors.  Okay, I won't bore you with all this glorious history -- you all should know by now how much this is a passion of mine.

Today is a mixture of samples.  I have my last two projects I did from my Vintage presentation at Ronda's RubberQueen event on October 3 and a couple of pictures from retreat last weekend.  So you get some new with the old.
My vintage "Love Album" using the "Lap of Luxury" Designer Series Paper, Jumbo Brads that were embossed black, Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim, Daisies #2 Bigz Die, Distressing inks and files, and Antique Jumbo Brass Eyelets.  The designer paper was glued onto SU's chipboard, cut at 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" for the album cover.

The accordion pages inside use the same product, with the addition of chipboard frames/flowers and the "LOVE" letters cut from chipboard using the Serif Essentials Bigz Dies.  The tags measure 3 3/4" x 7 1/2"; cut from the cardboard backing from the designer paper package.  I used the new Antique Brads to attach the Crochet Trim.

Well, what can I say about this?!?  Let's just say it was a "vision" in my mind.  I wanted to do a collage of different media, so I guess you can say I achieved that goal -- LOL.  This is my "Art Journal" I made for the "Artest in Me" class I won from Andrea Walford and Sophia Landry (  It was an awesome class, giving me lots of things to think about when creating.  Some of the product I used for my cover included:  "Newsprint"  and "Autumn Spice" Designer Series Paper, Jumbo Brass Eyelets, Always Artichoke 1/2" Seam Binding, Distressing Kit, White Satin ribbon dyed with Cajun Craze ink to make the ribbon rose with Antique Brad in center, "Fifth Avenue Floral" stamp set, and  "Manhattan Flower" and "Square Lattice"  Embossing Folders on a metal sheet.

Sorry about the quality of this picture, but my camera just didn't like these bright colors I guess because it kept giving me blurry pictures.  This is a 6" x 6" album page we did at Retreat as a Make'n Take.

Another Make'N Take card we did last weekend at Ronda's retreat.  I think I will add some "bling" to this before mailing.  Super simple card, but so cute.
Well that is all I have for you today.  Hopefully I will get a chance to post one more time before leaving for vacation -- Yippee!!!  We might be late leaving now because my dear husband caught my cold and sounds terrible -- yes, I feel guilty for giving it to him.  As always, thank you for your comments.  I can't wait to see what you have to say about my "artwork" this time -- LOL.

"Should anyone press you into service for one mile, go with him for two miles." -- Matthew 5:41


  1. Sandi,
    I love your vintage stuff. Especially the art book. Last Monday I took my sister, sister-in-law and my aunt and we went to Unionville and Sebawaing to visit the cemetaries to find out where my great grandparents are buried. Now I wonder where the generation before them are.

  2. Totally AWESOME!!! It is hard to pick my favorite as they both are terrific. I know I wouldn't have the patients to do the antique stuff. Happy to hear you have finished the "ALBUM" for Richard.

  3. Your Artist in Me Journal is fabulous..Beautiful job. My daughter wants me to make her one.. might steal an idea or 2!! Lovely work.