This is Post 101!
Can you believe that I’ve already written 100 posts?! Who knew I had so much to say about my own life? (If you know me well then I didn’t mean you, silly. Of course you know I can talk a lot about a lot of nothing!)
I mentioned last week that I’ve been on quite a crafty roll lately. It has continued. Oh, it has continued. And today I’m posting a couple of recent cards with a bit of a style change for me. I often use a bit of distressing to give my cards a more casual style, but lately I’ve been inspired to try really using a more vintage feel. And I like it.
I think if vintage as a sort of extra distressed, eclectic, scrap-loving style that uses old stuff, new stuff, and mis-matched stuff that somehow matches when you put it together.
A crafty friend brought me an old thesaurus from a thrift store because of my love for words and boy was Mr. Fix-It shocked to hear that first page rrrrrrrip! But here’s something I love about creative projects like this…they can be as simple or as subtle as you, as the creator, would like. The words on this page are synonyms for “friend” and the stars in this one highlight the words “chum” and “co-worker.”
This second one is eventually destined for Mr. Fix-It, of course…
…And it proves that there’s no paper scrap too small to be worth saving. The whole card is not quite 4 x 4. And I think that scallop border punch from Stampin’ Up! might be my favorite tool at the moment.
I’ve carried this feel (and some of this green and pink paper!) into some recent scrapbook pages of the Ladybug that I’m looking forward to sharing next week!
In the mean time, The Lowe Farm is packing up and taking our sheep/chicken/cow show on the road this weekend to our County Fair. Make sure to check back over the next several days to read a little blogging from the back corner.