Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My Very Favorite Images!

When I first began blogging I hosted a Summer Block Party where I made a block representing someone's blog for one in kind sent to me.


Each card was created from actual vintage cards that to me are the epitome of why I love them so very much.


Silly me, at the time it did not occur to me to scan the images to keep for future projects.

I am as delighted as can be to say that I have purchased the cards again, and I am so pleased to share them with you!



I will use these to make future banner blocks for my blog.




I hope you will be inspired to use these images in your own paper crafting.



Sigh! If you are wondering why I would cut up the cards again, it is because the person I purchased them from already did! EAK! She cut them in half to charge separately for each half. Such a shame, but it does give me free conscience to go ahead and scrap with the original images.



In my blocks I have used the paper lines Cosmo Cricket and October Afternoon for their wonderful vintage mix and match patterns.

Most are no longer available in my scrapbook store; so the challenge will be starting from scratch!

I hope your time here today leaves you awash in the sweetest of images from a simpler time.

35 comments:

Meri Wiley said...

Hi E,

That's an awesome idea, and I can't wait to see them when you've got them done. Please take care of yourself missy, I care about you.

Love ya'
Meri

sassypackrat said...

What a very lovely idea!

Angela said...

Wonderful as always, and thank you for the inspiring images.

Sandy said...

Elizabeth,
Thanks for sharing the images...I am sure that this project will be a wonderful one...just be sure you relax and take care of your hands in between each item! I found you and your blog right after you had done the block swap...I sooo wanted to do one of those.....perhaps next year we can think of something fun like that again????? But not so much work for you! I just know you will love making these..... I am starting to gather images for my post card! Have a good day! :)

craftyles said...

You are an inspiration. I always want to go into my craft room after reading your blog. Thanks for getting me going. Good luck on your latest project.

Nan said...

No one picks images or makes them into art any better than you do. So am I to understand then you were using the original images for the work? Oh my. I never see images like this and they would be like gold to me. I'm going to save these you posted thank you. I'm having fun making your shopping in the Commissary tag I will post it when finished.

~~Carol~~ said...

I can't wait to see them all when you're done! You always find the best images to use in your projects, and you're always so generous in sharing them with everyone. Thank you!

Sandy said...

E,
Where were you lucky enough to find all of these again?????

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

I love the graphics--I'll definitely be saving them !!! The block party soundsreally cool!!

Julie said...

What a sweet and wonderful idea, Elizabeth! LOVE all those vintage images--you're so brave to cut into them, but I know that what you create will be SO much more dear than the originals!

Have fun with it, and thank-you for continuing to inspire me!

Scrap for Joy said...

What a peach you are to share these dear images. I hope you're scanning now. When I received my block last year it was very apparent that the card you used was an original...so it's displayed in my crafting room where little hands can't touch it. I see it every day when I am working in there and I will cherish it forever...along with my tags from the swaps and my beloved pin cushion!!! Your are a loving and generous friend. I will be saving these images to use...thanks you for sharing your creative thinking, making and breathing with us!
xoxo
Joyce

barncat said...

What wonderful images, and thank you for sharing them! I too have my block from last year displayed proudly in my (tiny) craft room. Can't wait to see your big project finished, I'm sure it will look fantastic as always. :)

Debbie said...

I can't tell you how much I love your art. It's amazing! It's always a good day when I see that you've posted something new :) Bless you for sharing your images!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh! I saw mine! ☺ ♥

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

And thanks for sharing!!! You're the best! ♥

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Elizabeth,
You have some great cards to use for you awesome BIG Project. There will be some very lucky gals to get one of your one of a kind designs!
You sure amaze me with your projects. Have FUN!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Stevie said...

Beautiful cards and tags! I must use some of those images, thanks for sharing them with us as always!

xoxo

The Garden Bell said...

Wow. Those with grand plans always do well. This is quite the project. I'm already seeing a few names I know. Have fun. Thanks for stopping by. I do see you popping up on my blogfrog, so I know you are there and well.

Kate - The Garden bell

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Such charming images Elizabeth, thank you so much for sharing them with us! I've been traipsing hither and yon on the internet today in hopes of something triggering a creative path (I'm all about themes) for me for my niece's gifts. Ay yi yi. No luck yet. I sure wish I had a smidgen of your focus (and tons of your creativity!). Looking forward to your latest projects!
Happy Tuesday,
Sally

Suzie Button said...

Elizabeth, what gorgeous cards and a really sweet idea! Thanks as usual for sharing your beautiful images, that lil' cowboy might make it on my scrapbook pages i'm making for the Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat swap coming up in June! So cutE! I also LOVED your story about your husband and birthdays and ADORE the felt cake! Suzie

Linda Ruthie said...

I love these vintage images but I love looking at what you've made with them even more.
If you get a moment to pop over to my blog (I know you were just there, but) I posted about making the Strawberry Penny Rug from your pattern. Your generosity is very much appreciated.
Linda

Mom Walds Place said...

Good For YOU! Something fresh and new to do. My project this summer is continuing to finish all of my ufo's. You are great inspiration!

Jane said...

Oh dear! I am SO glad you found more of the cards. I did exactly the same, several times before I thought to actually scan things first! Your project sounds wonderful and fun and I can't wait to see the results!

Okay, back to my sewing machine for the biz.

Hugs,
Jane

vivian said...

Youre like the duracel bunny! you just keep on ticking!! wish I had your creative mind!
hugs
vivian

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh Elizabeth! You can't see me, but I am jumping up and down clapping my hands that you have shared these beautiful images with us! Thank You So Much!!! You find the cutest cards and we are always drooling over them. I am looking at my block that you made me last year. It hangs right above our computer as does the That Girl heart. I am glad you liked seeing my swankies today and glad you thought my coffee drink was funny. Yes, I drink it cold. I like ice coffee drinks. Hope you have a great week! Twyla

Home and Heart said...

These are some of the most DARLING cards I have EVER seen! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Elizabeth,
I should be cleaning, but I just had to run by to see all the happy surprises that I knew would be waiting over here. I was not disappointed, as usual!!! I love it ALL!!!
Ohhhh, your new Header creation is absolutely wonderful. And how fun that you were able to find these cards again.
Thank you for your well wishes, Elizabeth. You're a dear!!! : )
Mary Lou

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Elizabeth!I’m so happy you will be joining me for the Where Blogger’s Create party this year!
I think it’s going to be great fun and probably bigger than last year! Jo is offering some great prizes isn’t she??? I’ll be in touch!!

Karen
My Desert Cottage
Valentine Design

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi E. I have such a yearning to create like you. I know it's wrong to covet and envy but I just can't believe how you put the most wonderful things together. It reminds me of what my Mother told me one time. She sewed a lot of clothes for me, always beautiful and in style. Sometimes she would show me the fabric and I'd kind of turn up my nose like I don't know about that one. Well she told me, it always looks different made up and sometimes the ugliest fabrics make the most beautiful dresses. It's so true and I've never forgotten it. It's like when you see items lying next to each other and you always look right at the glittery and blingy one but you a whole dress out of it would be hideous.

I look at my block and think of you all the time. You and that block started this wonderful love affair with paper for me.

Hugs...Tracy :)

NanE said...

Oh Elizabeth, these images are just adorable! The little dog reminds me so much of my own little dog. Thank you so much for so generously sharing them with us! I can't wait to see you BIG project.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Dear Elizabeth, you always come up with the most fantastic ideas! What I want to know is "Do you ever sleep?" So many wonderful things are being created in your craft room. Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday! Best wishes always, Tammy

Home and Heart said...

I don't even know where to begin my comment. You can't possibly sleep. You are one of those crafty,creative, amazingly talented women we both admire and envy! You could be Mary Engelbreit's long lost sister, and Martha's worst enemy. You do more than breathe creatively, you breathe life into objects, images, and words, both sharing and inspiring. Reminding us of our memories of childhood, and helping us to relive it. Happily touching our hearts and bringing us back to this wonderful little corner of the world you crated. I can't wait to make another trip tomorrow.

Mrs Twins said...

You and me like BIG Projects Elizabeth,
This is a really good one, I am sure you will enjoy it that's for sure!
I tried to leave a message yesterday but something to do with a 'firewall'. Oh well I'm back today and I hope you are still having a fun time!
Hugs Suex

Justine said...

WHOA, I am so glad that I followed over here from Julie's blog (A Vintage Chic). I have gotten completely side tracked from whatever it was I sat down to do. Thank you for the wonderful images and breathtaking inspiration

Cassie said...

Fabulous projects! Thank you for sharing the images! I am going to print some off and use to make a banner for my partner in Jessica's Pretty Pockets Swap. Are you doing that one this time? I'm pretty sure I found your blog from her blog a few weeks ago.
Have a wonderful week!