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Friday, August 27, 2010

Adorable Angel Images

These really are two of the most adorable angel images I have seen.  They all are beautiful to me and I hope you will like them as well.  Today I made a collaged box with images of various angels on the lid and it was so pretty!  I think I must be prejudiced though because I think anything with angels is beautiful.  There is simply something appealing that draws me to it!!!
Be sweet and I hope you enjoy the angels and use them on something extra special!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Old Child's Book Page

This is a page taken from an old children's book.  I do not even know the name of the book, but times have sure changed!  This is such a treasure and one we should see that is not lost to our children of future generations.  We owe it to them.  I hope you enjoy it.
Be sweet!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Free Digi Art - Angels Amidst The Trees

Images of angels are so beautiful and I hope you like this one I made just for you!!   Two lovely angels with pink dresses flowing and the tiny little angel beside them send a message of peace and love to all mankind.
Be sweet and enjoy your angels!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Glimpse Of Heaven

My great grand daughter, Morgan

My great grandson, Christian

Aren't these the sweetest tags ever?  Is it possible I think they are because I made them with little pictures of my 2 tiniest great grand children?  Christian is 11 months old now and has a smile that will absolutely melt a heart of stone!  Look out all you baby girls when this little one is a teenager because he will surely win the heart of everyone who looks at him!! 
The other, Morgan, is 4 1/2 months old now and has the smile of an angel ... in fact IS an angel.  I tell you, when she opens that little rosebud mouth to laugh and those blue eyes begin to sparkle you catch a glimpse of what Heaven must be like, for it is a feeling of pure joy!!
Of course, I suppose it is a natural feeling known by every great grandmother.  I am so thankful, so grateful to have 5 sweet little angel great grandchildren.  Some people never have any so I am so very blessed and so lucky to be included in those who do.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Vintage Ads - Campbell's Soup And Sunkist

I love this old Campbell's Soup ad!!  Just look at the variety, 21 kinds and what a value with such a low price!!  I wish I could fill a grocery cart full of soup at those prices to say nothing of stocking up on good old Sunkist.  Boy, those were the days!  But then, the week's wages may have only been twelve or fifteen dollars!!  I remember once I spent seventeen dollars on  groceries and I was scared as all get out to tell my husband because I usually only spent around twelve dollars Strange as it sounds today, we ate quite well and had about anything our little old hearts desired!!!  Enjoy you freebies and go make something!!
Above all, be sweet and kind to all!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sweet Vintage Angels

Angels are all around us if we quiet our minds, be peaceful, be serene and tranquil ... we don't even have to look and search for them ... they are just there.  We do not always see them but we can feel their presence.
I know you will love these sweet angel images every bit as much as I do.  They are so beautiful in a collage on the lid of a dainty little box, with the box bottom painted in a soft pastel color.  Enhance the lid with small pastel buttons, "jewels" or tiny beads, bits of old lace or a lovely little bow hot glued in place.  Place paper shreds or tissue paper in the box before placing your treasure inside.  It makes a wonderful gift.
I recently made such a little box for my grand daughter with only an old black and white photo of her parents that I had put into a small collage on a card.  It was such a personal little gift for her and she loves and cherishes it.  I am sure she will keep it forever and am so glad I could give her a gift she will cherish..  Don't forget to add your name and the date on the bottom of the box or, as I did, on the back of the picture inside.  You could even write it on the box bottom inside.  Anyway, I hope you will have fun with your angels.
Just remember to be sweet!!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

ATC Swap

This is my very first ATC swap a swap hosted by Blissfull ATC Swap and I am totally hooked!!  I received my sweet little card in the mail from Sharon of Wildflowerhouse.  I hope you will check out these blogs.  You just might be inspired to make an ATC yourself!!  Already I am planning on buying pages to store mine in as I know they will begin to accumulate.  I told Sharon I hope mine holds together as it was only the 2nd or 3rd I had ever made!  I THINK I have found a better glue.  I am posting the card I got from Sharon so you can see for yourself how lovely it is.

Is this not the cutest, sweetest thing you ever saw?!  The theme for August is "orange".  I love this and now I am the proud owner of my very first Artist Trading Card!!!
Be sweet and go make a card!!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Freebie Images, Two Old Soap Ads

These are the cutest ads.  They are very feminine and would be perfect for a collaged bottle or jar.  You can paint the bottle in a coordinating pastel color, collage the lid in pastel colors and adhere a matching bow on one side of the lid or simply tie with jute.  The label is glued on with a bit of decoupage glue, then wipe the medium on front of the label to give it a nice finish.  Carefully wipe off any excess around the label if necessary.  These little jars are adorable filled with candy, homemade bath salts or any number of things.  So go and be creative.  Let me know what you come up with.  I love to hear and see new ideas!!!Be sweet!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Freebie Image Assortment and "Just Thoughts"

Quite an assortment for you today!  I actually remember having a phone almost exactly like the image here, where we had to take the receiver off and hold the cylindrical mouthpiece just right to be heard!!!
Uh, oh! Have I almost told my age?  More likely that was a very realistic dream I had one night.  I surely can't be that old!!  Or can I? 
My favorite of the 3 images today is the book with the white rose.  I think it looks very elegant and I hope you like it as well.  I also love the old ad for peaches grown in Georgia.  I hope you will find a use for them and let me see what you have come up with.

I am participating in an ATC swap at, of all things, Blissfull ATC Swap.   I would love it if you would pop over and take a look.  It is rather new and is growing by leaps and bounds.  I hate to admit I have only made one ATC.  That is pretty pitiful, but I was invited to participate so I was not about to refuse!!!  I will be posting the card I receive from my swap partner as soon as it arrives.  Isn't that fun? 
I am fascinated by old things.  They are so unique, so special in showing us a life different as we know it to be today.  What amazes me is that so many of the things that were done matter of factly back in the day  is now coming into a full circle and folks are calling homemade cleaners, making do with what you've got, living a more simple life, etc. "the new way"!!  The new way is the old way, the way my mom and grandmas cooked and cleaned, ran their house and their lives.  It works as well to day as it did then.  Don't fix it if it ain't broke!
Be sweet!!

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