Saturday, December 29, 2012

Free PNG Image Cupid With Heart Vintage Valentine Post Card

Sweet cupid from one of my vintage post cards
He/she was climbing into a window
if you are wondering what happened to 
the rest of his foot.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Vintage Image To Greet My Love Cupids With Heart Frame PNG Images

If I did this right you should have 4 cupid frames
two of each style.
In both a small and large format.
(Fingers crossed)
This sweet set is from one of my
lovely vintage post cards.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Vintage Christmas Gift Tags Free Collage Sheet Art Deco Style

You will have to excuse me.
The holidays have me going a little 
bonkers.  I can not remember if 
I have posted these wonderful
vintage Christmas Gift tags.
I put them all on a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet
and put them all on at once.
These beautiful gift tags
all came from the same 
estate find. 
I hope you enjoy them.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Frames From Vintage Lace Making Book Great Patterns

From a recent find
These lovely little frames are
patterns from a vintage pamphlet
on making lace
I thought they would make great
embroidery patterns for little
sachets or pin cushions.
I have several more I will be
posting for you.  

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Vintage Christmas Post Card Ornaments

Oh boy...I have been wanting to get started
on my Christmas ornaments and decorations
for months..At last this week I decided
to just jump in and get started.
One of the tutorials I bought earlier this year
was a sweet set from Dawn over at
Sew Many Roses
Here is a link to her
Etsy store
I have a huge vintage
Christmas Post Card Collection
and that is what I decided I was going to use
for this project.
Before making the commitment of 
my old cards I thought it would be
best to make a prototype set.
(and just fun)

The set in these pictures are
the prototypes
First I gathered all my supplies
Dawn has provided a large selection
of vintage images from
her collection in her tutorial.  So I started
with them because they are just the right
size and I had purchased them.
Something new I tried this time is using
a spray adhesive.  I chose the Elmers Craft Adhesive.
and it seems to work great (except if you get it on your hands
and then pet the cat) 
I do advise using a flat box to spray into 
(not your hand
and do not pet the cat )
Wow!! Now I have a new addition to 
my magic craft kit
I love this stuff 
Why haven't I ever used it?
I started out by cutting  pieces of 
heavy chipboard
spraying  it with adhesive
and  covered it with a beautiful
Christmas paper.  Father Christmas Berries
from BoBunny
The backs are vintage music paper
Next I used Ranger Distress Ink

Old Photo to shade  both sides of the base
to give it a vintage feel.
  I cut another piece of chipboard and
applied it to the back of the post cards to raise
them from the base.  Then added grommets so
the holes looked finished.
I decorated the post cards with Stickles
then dusted with a fine glass glitter.
I usually do a prototype set with newer materials
before jumping in with my vintage papers.
The tutorial called for extra fine glitter 
and honestly that is the only thing I would 
change on this project.
The fine glitter is just
not fine enough but it 
is what  I had on hand
So...Extra fine glitter is
on my shopping list for my next
craft store visit.
My next sets will be more
embellished with tiny mercury glass
beads and rhinestones and old buttons.
These have been a real pleasure
to put together and I am already
itching to start the next one's

Friday, October 26, 2012

Vintage Japanese Paper Backgrounds Blossoms Bamboo Birds

These beautiful papers are
made from real wood.  Sliced micro thin
and applied on to a paper back
then painted.
I do not know what the wood is
but it has a lovely sheen
I found them in my late Aunt's hope chest 
along with their envelopes.
They print out really nice
or you can use them as digital

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Christmas Bag Victorian Christmas Patterns And Instructions

I know...It is only October
but in my book it is never the
wrong time of year to work on
Christmas gifts or projects.
This great two page insert
comes from the Taylor Trotwood
Magazine 1900
There are some really great ideas
I hope you enjoy!!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Christmas Greeting Vintage Post Card Four Ways

This is such a pretty
vintage post card and it has so many
lovely elements to it.  I have split up for

Monday, October 8, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Monday Night Football Cookies From Leaping Frog Designs

Well...Here it is football season again
Our t.v. is on all weekend.
College games.
Monday Night Football
Thursday Night Football
Football Stats
Football hats
Don't get me wrong
I love football
We live right here in Eugene Oregon
Home of the University of Oregon

I even got my husband the
ESPN package this year so
we could catch all the Pac 12 games.
And...The NFL package
Lots of football in our house
this fall.

This last Monday I made
a batch of one of our
favorite cookies.
I had them done in time for
the game...
I thought I would share the recipe
with you since they are so
popular in our house.

Monday Night Football Cookies
(These are a chewy toll house type cookie)
2 sticks butter
2 1/4 c flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 c sugar
1 1/4 c brown sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk (yep..just the yolk)
2 tbs milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c oats (do not use instant)
1 c raisins(or more if you love them)
1 bag Kraft Caramel Bits
If you can not find the Kraft Caramel Bits
just cut up the wrapped
 caramel squares into small pieces

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Melt the butter, add sugars and mix til creamy
Add egg, yolk, milk and vanilla extract mix till
combined. Slowly incorporate the flour, salt, baking
soda and mix till combined.  Stir in oats,
raisins and Caramel bits.
I do not chill this dough although you can
Use a number 20 scoop (the big one)
I put about 5 on a pan
Smoosh them just a little
Bake 375 till golden brown
The caramel bits will want to stick
to your pan. I use parchment paper.
Then I can slide them off to cool a bit
before I pull them off.
These are wonderful with chocolate chips in
them also..I just can not eat much
chocolate so I usually make them without.
My hubby loves them.
Here is a picture..I did not set them
up to be very pretty..The guys
started attacking as soon as they came
out of the oven.

They end up being quite large
about 4 inches.
Happy Football Season!!!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Antique Djer Kiss Fairy Compact A Maxfield Parrish Design

I had to share my newest treasure find
with you.
A scrumptious Djer Kiss Fairy Compact

I found out that Maxfield Parrish
was the designer for this piece.
You can find this beautiful
compact in my Etsy store

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Free PNG Image Angel From Leaping Frog Designs

Beautiful angel that I have
taken the background from for
This is one of my favorite angels.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Background Collage Sheet For Your Personal Use From Leaping Frog Designs

This should print out on to an
8 1/2 x 11 sheet
These are three antique papers from
my collection.
I thought that you may
like some backgrounds a bit
larger than the ATC's I have been posting.

Marbled Paper Background Free Vintage Image

I seem to of started collecting
antique marbled papers.
This is a beautiful one from
an 1895 book
Lovely browns with some red
and blue

Antique Book Cover Frame Free PNG Image

I posted this fantastic old
book board and frame yesterday
on my other Vintage Images blog
and thought It would be a
great idea to share it with
those of you who have not
made it over there yet
to pick it up.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Vintage Playing Card Collage Sheet For You

Wow it feels as if it has been
months since I have added any free images
for all of you. 
Here is a fun collage sheet I made for
you with my blue  vintage playing cards.

I hope you enjoy!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Sweet Pea Vintage Free PNG Image

Pretty Sweet Peas from
an old old post card

Next image is with
the color cleaned up

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Free Background Summer Sunset From Leaping Frog Designs

I love the summer sunsets
This is a 8 1/2 x 11 inch
background piece
for you.
I made it using Tim Holtz inks
and watercolor paper.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tea Time Vintage Annette Wynne Image

My goodness it has been a few days
since I have posted...Been so busy
with summer going full swing here in
the Willamette Valley.
Jelly making..Garden planting.
Playing in the river
Love summer
Last week I found the sweetest
old book by Annette Wynne
Poor thing is pretty beat up
and torn but there are a few
pages that are still intact.
Here is a very cute little girl
having tea with her dolly.
I bet these would make sweet tags.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Free Moth PNG Image Three Ways Happy Saturday!!

I found this lovely moth
a few days ago.  Then I added
some other colors.
Hope you enjoy!!
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