Monday, December 27, 2010

~ 2011 Shabby Journal ~

Hello dear friends! I've been away from the blog for far too long, and I've missed you.
first of all, I hope each of you had a wonderful holiday spending time with your families and enjoying your loved ones. And most of all remembering that Jesus is Lord!

Now the year is swiftly coming to it's close, and a new one is on the horizon... I'm excited and a little scared too. But I know a new year means a new opportunity to do what I've left undone and live my life better and better. I'll take my full chance to do what I know I should for God.



And now, as we gear up for the brand, new, 2011... here I am with a fun little project to share with you. I got inspiration from Miss Melissa. paperbags and glassine sacks stitched together to create a book for the year, full of cute little pockets, hidey-holes, and fun stuff.
Created with the beautiful calendar download from Crafty Secrets... paperbags, glassine sacks, all sorts of stamps, ink, stitching, tea-dyed tags and trim, die-cuts, glitter, pearls, fun little tissue-button-brad flowers. And for a few peeks inside at the little pockets of tags and calendars --

And lots of space to pen notes, remember occasions, dates, places. or just to doodle, I guess.

... and, of course, holiday themed pages! This fat little album has more than 25 full pages, with many pockets large enough to hold photos and memorabilia. I hope it will be useful for remembering the year's occasions when 2011 has come to a close.

 Have a happy last few days of the year; wishing blessings to all of you.

Goodnight! See you soon!
~ Vi

Sunday, December 12, 2010

~ Winter Wings and Crinkled Things ~

Happy day, friends!! The week has been so busy, and plans have been made for a family trip next week. I won't be posting then but will return to regular blogging when I'm back.

 Before I go off on my trip, I wanted to leave you with a few winter things.... no more holiday creations, but still shimmery, glittery things. This card uses Melissa Frances paper, Prima chipboard circles, vintage trim, buttons, minty-green baker's twine, kraft cardstock, and PaperTrey Ink stamps. here I sanded the glossy chipboard circles and shabbied them up with some vintage tea dye...

 ...and the crinkled, stitched patterned paper makes the card pop a little everywhere...

Another card, with more Melissa Frances paper. A glittery, home-ly heart stitched with rows of vintage, tea-dyed trim... buttons and twine, twill ribbon, and a mini tea-stained tag...

And before I have to run off to pack for next week's trip ........ one last winter wings.

 White ink over chipboard wings-and-heart ... then goodies piled on. Snowflake stems, pearls, vintage trim, stamps, ink, stitched leaves, a crinkled tissue flower with a button and brad...

a farewell, till next week...

See you then, friends!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

~ Love and All-Occasion Cards ~ Moxie Fab Challenges

Happy weekend friends. I'm taking the time to sit back a little and create just for the warm, happy fun of it, but since it's a Moxie Fab challenge week, I'm happy to share these little creations as part of the celebrations over there ...

For the Love challenge ...

Lush green grosgrain ribbon with a trinket pin tucked into it's folds.

 ... a folded fabric flower using PTI's beautiful blooms dies and their pretty leaf stamps, along with pinky-peach buttons and twine. Stamps and ink. Die-cuts and distressing.


**let me bounce off on a rabbit trail here: I listed my tea-stained mini-tag bundles in the store ... **



And here's my second little card, for the Moxie Fab All Occasion challenge ...

... a happy, chic card for anybody, anytime! :)

A little double-pearl-pin through a shabbied twill bow, with a shimmery chipboard crown ...

It started out guy-ish, but migrated to the girl-ish side ... I don't know what to do about it ... I can't seem to make many cards for men.

And my little tea-dyed tags. I love that the PaperTrey Ink sentiments fit so cozily onto the tags. It's a wonderful coincidence, and something I am so happy for.

And even if it doesn't fit, make it fit!

Back to the busyness at my crafting table.

have a wonderful-weekend-to-be ...
~ Vio

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