Friday, February 27, 2009

Blast dreary wet weather

I wanted to take a few photos of my shopping haul from last weekend with Rosemary. We thought it was time to do our small part to stimulate the economy. With the relatively good deals we got, it was a very small part indeed, but we did come away with lovelies. Hope to play show and tell with those later.

Only recently was I able to reconnect with Rosemary. She had been a favorite customer (among many wonderful customers, we were so lucky) when I worked in my local scrapbook store, but unbeknownst to both of us at the time, we are both mad for vintage. Think of all the time we wasted talking paper and embellishments only when we could've thrown in some really fun talk about incorporating vintage elements into our work! Not to mention ooohing and aaaahing over cute stuff in cold outbuildings.

did manage to grab some semi-decent light for these photos...

My first scrapbook page in ages and it is from well over a year ago. Scandal, scandal! No, really I'm not worried about it too much. Where's the fun if I feel as though I'm in a time crunch? And truly, I've not felt the call of the scrap for a while. I've been more into art projects, journaling and cardmaking. I felt like I got the two patterned papers mixed up, but then my daughter came home and loved the page. Couldn't very well change it then, could I? Super simple, super fast, super colorful; just like she is.
This little journal was a lot of fun and pretty much out of my box entirely. It's from a project by Elsie Flannigan and Rachel Denbow. Of course, I changed it (as we were encouraged to do) up by using some of that diecut felt that I have no fewer than 10 rolls laying about here and there. I also (gasp!) used an entire package of flower brads. Don't pass out. They were Target $1 spot brads. Never fear, my coolio Basic Grey and Heidi Swapp brads are still closely guarded. For the moment.
This card was fun and I'm probably keeping it in the family. I'll give it to hubby so I can steal it back at a later date and hang it up on my inspiration board. Sneaky, I am. Those are the some of the upcycled buttons forming my makeshift flowers. I took a few Heidi Swapp journaling spots and punched them, then offset and popped them up. The stems are one line from a package of old Basic Grey rubons. This whole card is scrappy leftovers of really old stuff and I love it so much, I'm planning to make sure it sticks around to get even older. As in older than dirt (which is what my kids tell me I am these days).
February is coming to a close and the Valentine goodies are long packed away, but the pink never entirely disappears here. Just a couple of pale pink goodness photos here at home that makes me happy!
Lurve tea cups with these little phrases on them. They make you feel as though relationships were a treasure to people in another era.

6 comments:

~Melissa~ said...

Super cute projects, Casii! That teacup is adorable :)

jennifer said...

Shopping with a girlfriend sounds SO nice. I miss my buddy back home so much!!

You have a talent for vintage. The things that I make tend to be very tidy and cookie cutter. But I guess that's my style. Wish I had your talent.

Dianna said...

I just flove all of your goodies. I NEED to go shopping with you just once~soooo fun*!*

Amy said...

I need to know when we can plan an outing..I'm in need of some serious vintagey thrifty therapy..and I can't find anything down here! Love all your photos..great layout!! is that your front porch?? Love it too!!

Rosemary said...

Yes, you have to show your portion of the goodies we found at Chartreuse & Co.! It appears we didn't do enough for the economy, so we're going to have to make another date to do some more of our own personal economic stimulus. It's the least we can do!

I am so glad we've gotten together to indulge our retro-vintage obsession too!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

That scrapbook page with your bikey daughter is wonderful!
But that old Victorian cup...it needs some Cadbury mini eggs in it...
I'm just sayin...