Friday, April 29, 2011

My Creative Space: Just Fabulous

Hello friends!
Today in my creative space I want to share with you a few cards I created using a vintage styled stamp set.

This stamp set is by Hero Arts and is called Sew Stylish. It comes with 3 vintage girls that are super cute!

These cards are available here in our etsy shop.

The scrapbook paper is also a recent purchase. It's called Hello Luscious from Basic Grey.

A very important tool in any craft room is scissors!
I like to do a lot of small, intricate cutting, and for that I always use these Micro Tip Fiskars scissors.

For cutting through thicker material, such as cardboard, I love my Tim Holtz scissors. They are made by Tonic and have a great soft grip handle.
Wishing you all a lovely day, Lindsey

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tasty Desserts

Hello friends!
Today, I have a dessert recipe journal to share with you.

I am still finding much joy in creating altered composition notebooks and I think this one is my favorite!

I have been saving up my stash of this super yummy paper! It's called Nook and Pantry by Basic Grey. I added hand stitching to the cover and a cute envelope inside for ephemera!

For this recipe book I also created a coordinating bookmark. A hand dyed seam binding bow at the top creates a festive bookmark!

This book is now listed in our etsy shop!

Wishing you a lovely Spring day, Lindsey

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Twyla on Tuesday

Hello friends!
A rainy weekend
threatened to upset our Easter festivities.
These two little beauties, dressed to the nines,
did not let a little rain dampen their spirits
and certainly lifted mine!

A perky Easter bonnet,

a matching handbag.
Makeup just so.

A 'remember me' cup that
always makes me smile and wonder
who made the gesture.

Little treasures gathered Saturday.

My thoughts are with everyone who is suffering
from all the rains and flooding.
Best wishes to all our dear friends
for a beautiful week!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Pink Saturday

Hello friends!
This week for Pink Friday, Beverly of How Sweet The Sound is hosting a theme day! Anything Spring or Easter.

Since Easter is tomorrow, we thought it would be fun to share with you a few more of our vintage Easter cards.

Please visit Beverly here to see the list of others partcipating and join in too!

Have a wonderful Saturday, Lindsey and Twyla

Friday, April 22, 2011

My Creative Space

Hello friends!
This week in my creative space, I have been making tags.
This set of tags features a sweet vintage image of little red riding hood that we shared last week on Twyla on Tuesday.
For these tags, I dyed seam binding using Tattered Rose and Spun Sugar Distress inks. The edge punch I used is by Martha Stewart and it's called Eyelet Lace.

One of the most important things in my creative space is my paper trimmer.
I have tried several over the years and I now have 2 favorites.
My main trimmer that I use everyday, is a guillotine style trimmer by Tonic.
I have always thought the guillotine style is quicker and more accurate and I love this one!

Tonic Studios 808 8-1/2-Inch Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Whenever I travel I need a smaller, more portable trimmer. I recently purchased this Premium Portable trimmer by Fiskars, due to an overwhelming amount of recommendations. I love it! It is very accurate and has a long fold out ruler.
I took it with me to retreat this past weekend and saw that most of ladies had this one. Most even said they used it as their everyday trimmer. 

Fiskars 01-005249J, SureCut Patented Triple Track Portable Paper Trimmer , 12-Inch

If you're in the market for a new paper trimmer, I highly recommend checking these out.

Wishing you craftiness, Lindsey

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Weekend Retreat

Hello friends!
This past weekend I was at a scrapbooking retreat.
3 days filled with nothing but talking and creating!

One of the things I created while there was altering this composition notebook in a sweet vintage school theme.
All scrapbook paper is by October Afternoon.

On the inside cover is a decorative envelope for photos and ephemera.

I love this argyle pattern for the back of the book.

This journal is now listed here in our etsy shop.

Here is a photo of my scrap table.

It was fun to spread out all my stuff and create surrounded by so many creative women. It was fun to just walk around and see what others were creating!

This is everything I brought with me. Does it look like a lot?
This is less than half of what most ladies brought. Most had at least 3 trips with the cart. One lady even brought a uhaul!

It is amazing how the whole room is a sea of supplies!
It was a lot of fun and I got a lot creating done!

I wish you a very lovely day, Lindsey

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Twyla on Tuesday

Hello ladies!
I'm sure many of you are picking up
your mops, buckets and array of cleaners in
our annual celebration of spring - Cleaning!

At our house we are trying to clear out our beloved
sun room to enjoy.  Over the winter we use it for storage
and it was in bad need of clearing, cleaning and rejuvenating.
My back is sore and I am stiff, but it is sure nice to see that
spring has sprung in our little sun room.

There is still much to do and loads to take to the thrift store,
but Lindsey and I are pleased with the work we accomplished today.
After all, there is still the usual work that must be done
such as making our wonderful homemade laundry

I sure am thankful to all the bloggers who shared this recipe
and I would encourage you to give it a try, too!  It's so much
cheaper and better for my high efficiency washer.

I am glad that the old proverb 'Cleanliness is next to Godliness'
is not in the Bible
because I can see that I am a long way from where I need to be.

You are already clean because of the word which I
have spoken to you.  -  John 15:3

Happy Easter to all our dear friends!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A Sweet Flocked Card

Hello dear friends!
Only one week till Easter!
Hope this little card comes in time
to bring joy to your celebration.

Love, Twyla and Lindsey