Friday, August 21, 2009

I'm Alive!

I'm back from my blogging vaca! I know, I know, but that first month of blogging was really rough! :) I'm just kidding. I'm sorry girls (both of you) but I was so not in the mood! But, now I am so here we go.

I figured I would start in the present and then I would go back and fill everyone in on what I have been doing the past month.

A couple of days ago I went to Joanns for glue, ha! Well, that's what my husband thought anyway. While I was searching for "glue" I found some new paper I fell in love with! Now I'm going to show you a picture of some thank you cards I made and see if you can figure it out.

Yep, you guessed it! It's that newspapery paper! And I love it! Now, I've been eyeing this "Newspaper Ad" Scrapblock from Cornish Heritage Farms that Julia designed!!! (If you still haven't checked out her blog, do it!) I would LOVE to buy this stamp but, well, after shipping and everything I'm sure it would be kinda expensive and I just can't do that, the bargain hunter in me will explode. So imagine how thrilled I was to find this paper! I know it's not quite the same look but it's still awesome! And you can't tell from the pic, but the "ads" are all for doll furniture! So its girly, but if you used it on a man's card do you really think he would notice?? No, he would not. So armed with my new paper and some brown ink I churned out these cards. I didn't want to make them all the same so I used different ribbon, buttons, and flowers.

Now, the card in the middle is more special than the others because.... it's got vintage lace and buttons! My husbands grandmother was sweet enough to give me some old lace and tons of really really old buttons! She sews and has been her whole life, so she had lots of cool stuff. I'm still going through them all and gushing! I hoard buttons so I'm in Heaven. Here's a close up.

So, for some dumb reason, I only bought ONE piece of this paper, so I'll be going back for more. I did also buy glue and a few other sheets of paper I fell in love with (it was on sale so I HAD to). But those cards will be for another post.

I hope you read this Windy!!! She's my first reader and the blogging police, so I have to post on here or she "reminds" me! :) Love you Windy!

I can't wait to hear what you think! Leave comments, I love them!