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Monday, December 26, 2011

Babysitting in Ten Degree Weather

Abigail and me

Well, this is a little different that what I usually share with you, but it is SO special I couldn't keep it to myself!!
This, apparently, is the way I babysit a great grandchild while the parents go out for an evening of  dining and having a quiet meal together, thinking all the while their precious little angel was safe with me, snug as a bug in a rug.  HAH!!!
I am the only one snug and warm ... I couldn't believe it when my grand daughter showed me the photo she had snapped when they returned home.  They had come home and found both of us sound asleep alright, only I was the one who was snug, wrapped up in the blanket, with both the doll and bottle over by me and poor little Abigail was scrunched up half frozen in nothing but a diaper!!!
Brittany said, "Oh, Grandma, I had to take the picture!  The two of you were so cute!"
I am sure she covered Abigail and placed her bottle and doll  back where it belonged!  Maybe she will give me another chance!!!  I will have Abigail a big picture made of this, mat it, frame it and give it to her one day.
Peace and blessings to all and have a wonderful New Year!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Shoregirl's Creations Printable Recipe Cards

After visiting Shoregirl's Creations, I was in awe of her creativity and ability to design!  She has some of the most beautiful creations I have seen and had left the kindest, nicest comment on my blog, so I felt I could ask her if she possibly could design some vintage recipe cards for me!  They were posted to her blog today and are absolutely perfect for what I need!!
I have downloaded every single card, plan to personalize them for my daughters, daughters in law and grand daughters.  I will put some of our family favorites on several of them, then add some blank cards so they can add their own favorite dishes to the set.  I will tie them with a ribbon and put their names on handmade tag, tied to the ribbon.
I know the girls will love them!  They are very sentimental and will love having their mom and/or grandma's handwritten recipes in the years to come.
Bless her sweet little heart, she designed 6 of them and I plan to use every one many times over!  A simple 'thank you' seems so inadequate, so I wanted to share with you what she had done for me and they are there for you as well.  Please go look at them and I know you will want them for yourself or to give to others.
I am posting  a couple of the cards so you can see how beautiful they are.

recipe card designed by Shoregirl

recipe card designed by Shoregirl

Remember be sweet ... Santa's still watching!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Three Old Santa Images

lovely old Santa with holly

sweet old Santa with bag of toys

sant with holly and berries

I hope you will like these 3 old Santa images.  I love them and hope to use them myself this week if I get the time to make what I have in mind for them! I know a few people who collect Santas and Christmas ornaments, often displaying them the year 'round. 
They are beautiful and an absolute delight to look at, bringing such light into the eyes of a child, it is a delight to behold!
Happy hoilidays all and remember ...
be sweet!  XXXOOOXXOOX

Monday, November 7, 2011

A Trio Of Angels

Angel Children with flowers

Believe ...

Little Christmas Angel

As you all know, my favorite photos, images or graphics are those depicting angels.  I don't know why I feel such a connection to angels, so drawn to them, when I have no idea what they truly look like or even if they are tangible ... all I know is they hold a fascination for me that cannot be denied, nor will I even try. 
They are mentioned so often in the Bible, yet no one really knows how they would appear, if it is something we sense, can touch and feel or just believe in ... I am no one to question.
I do have a great love for all vintage, victorian and antique images.  I also especially like old ads and signs, vintage children and the lovely ladies of that day.
I hope I have given you something you can use to make a beautiful work of art.  I would love to see some of your projects and would post them for all to enjoy if you would like to share a picture with us.
As always, be sweet and treat others as you would like to be treated.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Vintage Sign and Label

Rusty old coke sign

Vintage baking powder label

I love these rustic old signs and labels.  They are so unique and very different from what we see today.  I know you will like them as much as I do and hope you can use these vintage graphics in your art work in one way or another.  Please enjoy them.
Be sweet and treat others as you would like to be treated!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Vintage Children Images For You Today

Sweet little boy


Little praying girl

Just a few sweet little vintage children for you today.  I love these images and hope you will as well.  They will fit perfectly into any art project, whether it is decoupage, altered art, sweet little children adhered to tiny boxes and trimmed with beads, ribbon, glitter or other embellishments are gorgeous.  However you decide to use them is entirely up to you.  Sometimes I just like to look at them and enjoy their sheer beauty.
Be sweet!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Vintage Angels

Little angels with scroll  
Angel with mother and baby

Angel children with sleeping child

Angels overlooking lady on bench

Thought all you artists and crafters needed some angels to work with, seeing as Christmas is drawing closer day by day.  I know you will find something to make, something to alter, something to craft using these beautiful angels! 
I saw a Pringles can being used as a spaghetti holder the other day and I plan to make one.  The can was not painted or decorated at all and, though I know angels would not be suitable for such a project, I wanted to tell you all about it.   It is a great idea that I had never thought of.  I am going to spray paint mine black, then mod podge kitchen images onto it and add white dots with the end of a brush around the top and bottom of the container.  I made a sugar canister in this way, using a plastic coffee can and it is VERY pretty and useful as well.  I hope you have lots of fun.
Always be sweet and treat others as you would be treated!  XXXOOOXXOOX

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Vintage Signs

vintage sign

old strawberry sign

Just a couple of old signs for you today.  They are quite unique I think and I just bet you will put these images to good use!!  I hope you like them ... I LOVE everything vintage, old and weathered (kinda' like me)!
Be sweet!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Antique Label and an Angel Image

olive oil soap label
little angel with harp and butterflies
Okay, an old label and an angel!!  Both are such sweet images and sure to be of use in one of your art projects, a collage or whatever your little old heart desires.
I hope you like them as much as I do.  I particularly like the little angel as I love all angel graphics and every piece of art that includes an angel!
Be sweet,

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Angel Babies And Vintage Children

little baby angels

little girl (looks like she is pouting about something)

little girl & boy with wooden wagon & doll ... skirt on the little boy, common in those days

The image of the angel babies is adorable and I absolutely LOVE the following two photos of vintage children.  I don't think the first little child wanted her picture taken or something had made her very unhappy or angry from the look on her face!  Also the second old photo is SO cute with the skirt on the little boy and there is something about the wagon with the doll that is special ... so different from what our little children play with today.
My own children usually played more with the box a toy came in than the toy itself, especially my boys!  Times have certainly changed, some for the better, but lots of things I would have liked to see remain as they were, the gathering and visiting of families and friends doesn't seem to be the same as it once was and I miss those times.  Life was simpler I believe and though I am aware progress is inevitable and good for the most part, some of the old ways of life definitely are better than today in my view.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Three Sweet Vintage Angel Images

praying angel

praying angel, antique look

two sweet angels

Now I know we all like angels, so I don't believe I can go wrong with posting these three sweet angel images for you to enjoy and use in any of your projects!  If you haven't got one started I bet these will get your creative juices flowing and if you like, you can send me a picture of the finished item and I will post it for all to see and enjoy.
Be sweet and treat others as you would like to be treated!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Three Graphic Freebies

Lovely lady  collage
Little girl in purple flower
Child with kitten in field of flowers

Well, tonight I have been playing with my trusty old digital image program and made these so decided to put them here just in case you might have a use for them in one of your projects.  I wanted to wait till tomorrow at first to see if I could improve on them (I'm sure some of you could, not so sure about myself!) but am going to go ahead and post them!!  I hope you will like them.  I sure had fun putting them together, though my skill is much less than I would like it to be!!!
Be sweet all!   XXXOOOXXOOX

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Vintage Children

Little school girl


Just a couple of vintage images for you today ... the little school girl with her book and back pack looks dressed in such a lovely dress that she surely was the prettiest child in the classroom that day!!  The sisters are every bit as sweet and charming.  I hope you will be able to use them in your art work.  Enjoy!!!  XXOOXOX            Be sweet!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Two Vintage Photos

Sweet little girl
Elegant lady

It's been awhile since I have posted anything new for you, so I hope you enjoy these two lovely old images.  I love the old photo of the lady as well as that of the little child.  I have some lovely vintage photos that I will put here for you to use in your projects.  I have made some really pretty things using them.  I like to make ATC's, although the ones I see on other art and graphics blogs put mine to shame!!  I do love to try though.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Vintage Ads

vintage ad that makes me wonder 'what in the heck were you thinking?'

I have taken Grove;s Chill Tonic, but believe had I  seen this ad as a child, NOTHING could have forced my mouth open!

Well, it would seem not all vintage graphics are as sweet and precious as those of the innocent little wide eyed children and the lovely old images of angels with wings outspread!  However, these old ads are as much of our past as the simple beauty of the florals, the sweet valentine cupids, playful children and graceful ladies ... though the message is not one we would send today, they are a part of our history, a piece of our past and therefore should be looked at, proud of how far we've come.
They will still be used I believe in works of art, altered art, ATC's, whatever ... they may or may not be of use to anyone ... they DO depict a time when the thinking was much different than today.
That is my reasoning, for it is a time we have all come from.  I do hope you have found them to be of interest, if nothing else ... you gotta' give them that ...but a baby shaving, a fat pig with a child's face ... I ask again, "What in the heck were they thinking?".  Boggles the mind!
Be sweet and look for angels tomorrow!!!  Treat others kindly, give them a reason to smile!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Vintage Sheet Music For You Today

vintage sheet music

vintage sheet music 2

A couple of vintage sheet music pages for you ... hope you like them.  They are quite unique and I know they will hold a place of honor in your art work, for whatever project you wish to include them in. I really like these antique images and I trust you will as well.
Be sweet and always treat others as you would like to be treated!  XXXOOXXOX

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Vintage Images, Peace and The Innocence of a Child

Little girl in green dress

Little girl in green dress 2

These two little vintage girls are about the sweetest images I have ever seen!  They are just precious, so innocent and I know for sure they will end up on your art in some fashion!  I hope you will enjoy using these as much as I enjoy just looking at them, for they truly are beautiful and have a quality of peace and contentment about them.
Enjoy and keep sweet!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Vintage Cards - Delicate Floral, Sweet Children

Beautiful vintage card

Sweet little children vintage card

Both of these two vintage cards have such a sweet and innocent beauty about them.  The flowers on the first card are absolutely gorgeous, so delicate and the second card with the precious little children picking flowers beside a stream of water is SO peaceful, just looking at it brings a feeling of joy and well being. 
I know these are two you will enjoy and find a place for in your art work.  Please feel free to use them in any way you wish.  There are no terms of use. 
Enjoy and keep sweet!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

My New Blog Design By Kaye of WAHMaholic Blog Designs

My dear, sweet little friend, Kaye Mendez, of WAHMaholic Blog Designs has done a complete makeover of my humble little blog!!  I absolutely did not recognize it. 
She has done a fantastic job and aren't the graphics beautiful?  Don't you just love the little blue flowered cart filled with purple flowers?
She says she is wicked awesome, but don't take her word for it!!  Numerous testimonials speak of her work, which is fantastic.  Just give her an idea, even the slightest, of what you might like or want and she can take it and run!!!  Quick as a wink, before you can blink twice, you have a blog that totally stands out and makes you wonder how in the world did Kaye know EXACTLY what I wanted?
I am pleased as punch and now have to search my files for something to post for you.
Give Kaye a visit and you will be SO glad you did.  I don't know how she does what she does!!!!
Be sweet!  XXXOOXXO

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Freebie Angel Art

Sweet little angel with heart on a string
Little angel with garland of roses
Okay, so I have been playing again when I should have been doing something more productive, like um, housework you think?  I don't mind the housework, honestly, but it is SO much more fun to busy myself creating these lovely angels on beautiful background paper with a few embellishments and some text, I just can't seem to stop myself now and then!!!
I hope you will enjoy using them as much as I did making them for you!  Till next time ...
be sweet!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Two Old Photos

Just a couple of old photos for you today.  I hope you like them and can find a use for them somehow.
I love old pictures and am trusting you will as well.  Till next time, be sweet!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Vintage Florals, Pretty Pansies

Sweet little pansies with poem

Pansies by Katherine Cline
These lovely pansy  images are yours, free for the taking to use as you please.  There are no terms of use!  You may use these pretty vintage floral images in any way you choose.  All the beautiful graphics from so long ago should be shared I believe and belong to us all.  I am sure the artists who designed them originally would be so pleased to see them included in the many marvelous things created today.  I know I certainly would, so, my dear and sweet friends, here they are!!  Enjoy!
As always, be sweet and always treat others as you would like to be treated!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Digi Art - Carlee

My great grand daughter, Carlee

This is a photo of one of my great grand daughters, Carlee.  I am making heritage scrapbook albums for all my children and I keep getting sidetracked playing around with the little ones!!  I LOVE making the photos look pretty and I tell them Grandma spends most of her time playing with them in my computer!!  At the rate I am going, I will never get the albums finished but I will certainly have a stack of pictures for my great grand children, so they will know how very much I love them!!!!

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