Please feel free to use any of the vintage images on the website in your artwork. Be sure to share your artwork with us. This is a labor of love and I love to see what you create. Please do not post the original unaltered image on the web but post your artwork and link back to this site for the original image. Please do not sell or post the image alone or in a collection without my permission. Thank you. I can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Holiday Trio 4

 This week we have three special images for Hanukkah.  I always have such a hard time finding Judaic images but have found an amazing vintage book with great line images called What the Moon Brought by Sadie Rose Weilstein.

Our amazing guest hostess this week is Juliet.  She has created several beautiful Hanukkah projects using this week's images.

Here is a description of her projects in Juliet's own words.
"With the menorah image, I made a little presentation box to gift a set of Hanukkah candles. I have photos of it open and closed.

With the little Maccabee soldier doll, I used the image to decorate a couple of goodie baskets each made from an uncut sheet of 12x12 cardstock. Actually, there is a little story behind these baskets. I was stuck on what to do with my sister yesterday, since she was visiting for the weekend (we were shopped out and tired of baking). I had the base of the pink basket ready, and I printed out a bunch of the images sized to fit, and we sat there coloring different ways for a couple of hours. Finally, I had enough to finish the sides of the pink basket, and my 22yo son came over and immediately rejected the design. He said it didn't hold enough, and I should make a more open design. I told him that I liked the smaller capacity, because it was easier to fill, and he immediately denounced me for being skimpy with my goodies. He came up with the folds for the blue basket, and we put my sister's images on that one. I like that it looks like a little fortress for the soldiers. My sister used Tombow markers with a blender pen for her rich, saturated color, and I used watercolor pencils with Twinkling H2Os for a vintage look with sparkle. My son taste-tested the goodies and approved them for gifting."

Check out more of Juliet's work at her wonderful blog at

Monday, November 22, 2010

Holiday Trio 3

Today I have three more images from children's magazines from the 20's.  They are not line drawings but I just love them to decorate Thanksgiving items.  Perhaps some placecards or votives.  Our guest designer today is Debbie.  Debbie used the images to make this amazing box. I love the addeed touch of buttons to really make the project feel vintage.  Here is here description in her own words.  "I think this could be a perfect box to hold a hostess gift (I'm going to buy a candle for it) or one made up and put at each place with just the boy or girl pilgrim and filled with candy or treats."  Debbie got the template for the box at this site.  Please check our more of Debbie's creative paper projects on her blog The Paper Garden.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Holiday Trio 2

A few more images for Thanksgiving.  The top two are from a vintage collection of images for furniture stores to use in advertising.  They are from the early 1920's.  Many of the holiday images I will be posting for Christmas and Thanksgiving are from this collection.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Holiday Trio 1

So in honor of the upcoming holidays I will be posting three vintage holiday images from old ads and books each week ( and who knows maybe a few in between) and featuring a holiday project designed by a guest designer.  This week's host is Bev and she has created an amazing Thanksgiving centerpiece for us to enjoy.  She has really captured the spirit of the holiday with this festive holiday/ Fall centerpiece. 

Here is her bio in her own words. "I am just new to online scrapping since Apr 2009. There are so many sites. My name is Bev Code and I have been scrapping about 3+ years. I am a wife, mother and gramma that loves being retired and now have time to scrap to my heart's content. I did albums for the whole family for Xmas 2009. I live in Conestogo, Ontario and spend some time in Florida where I take my scrapping with me for the extended time.

My project is for Thanksgiving. My wicker basket filled with fun fall coloured fruit and leaves is a great table centre piece. I used the fabulous digital image "native american" and the Celebrate sentiment. She was perfect for the Celebration Tag and the Place Cards. I got to use all the amazing fall colours to copic colour the images. I used cricut to cut the double layered tag...added a few more layers for colour. The Kreaxions Punch #803 was the perfect floral accent, add some brads and ribbon. The finished project is perfect to Celebrate and give Thanks at this time of year."

Thank you Bev for sharing this beautiful project with us.  Catch more of Bev's work on her blog

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Designers Needed

I still need designers for a Thanksgiving Project and a Hannukah project.  Email me right away at if you are interested.  See details in the post below.  Thank you. 

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Looking for a Few Guest Designers

I am looking for a few guest designers for Digital Two for Tuesday.  This time the call has a little different twist for the holidays.  I would like the designers to create a project/present for the holidays such as an ornament, collage,album or other 3D project.  The theme is listed next to the date.  I will give you two new images plus you can use any of the images previously posted. 
This is call is open to everyone.  If you are interested please send me a link to your website so I can see your work and pick two dates in case one is already taken.  My email is
Here are the dates.
Nov 16 Fall/Thanksgiving Theme
Nov 23 Fall/Thanksgiving Theme
Nov 30 Chanukah Theme
Dec 7 Christmas Theme/Present
Dec 14 Christmas Theme/Present
Dec 21 Christmas Theme/Present
Dec 28  New Years Theme/ Decorations

Monday, November 1, 2010

Digital Two for Tueday 71

The images from this week are from the book Yourself and Your House Wonderful from 1913 by H.A. Guerber.
This week I have the pleasure to share with you the amazing of another international paper artist Pia. I love the bright colors she used to color in these images and all the beautiful vintage touches she has added to her work.  Her is her bio in her own words.  " My name is Pia Lehtinen and I am 53 years old. I live in beautiful Lapland in northern Sweden. I have been making cards since 2006 and I really love it. I have had a lot of hobbies before, like sewing my own clothes and making jewelry, but I don't have any time for it now, since I just make cards nowadays. I just can't help it. My blog:

Description of my cards: I printed the images with my laser printer and coloured them with distresser inks and Tombow brush pens.

On the card with the girl and the baby I used paper from Webster's Pages (love them all) and decorated with a satin bow, a moon charm and some pearly swirls.

On the second card I used some flowery paper which I got from a friend, I then decorated with some mulberry roses which I have made myself, and a beautiful handmade lace and some velvet ribbon. I also put some pearls in the corners. The ticket says in translation: My best friend."