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Framed Felt Flowers

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framed felt flowers

Hello!

This week, Northern Colorado has been blessed with spring-like temps. We’re talking mid 50’s and 60’s, with a possibility for 70 (gasp!) on Friday.  Its been lovely, and absolutely gets me in the mood for green grass and flowers.  🙂

I love the combination of felt and sequins. Especially on vintage Christmas stockings – nothing like it. Its such a charming combination of simplicity and glitz. And, felt is SO EASY to work with…..what’s not to love about that???

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So, in this spring-like frame of mind, I decided to craft a little bouquet for Valentine’s Day.  A simple swirl of felt creates a sweet little flower. And, some platinum sequins and seed beads really dress it up!

I used vintage pipe cleaners (that once upon a time, really cleaned pipes – ha!) for the stems and a vintage paper/foil leaf as an extra embellishment.  Vintage sheet music makes a great, neutral background matte, framed in an old, simple wooden frame.

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This little bouquet is now on my desk and is a great reminder for Spring days to come!

Have a great rest of the week and weekend!

Happy Creating!
Michelle… Read the rest

Halloween Re-cap

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Hello, and Happy Friday!

This week felt a bit “off” with Halloween landing on a Monday this year.  Even with that, our kiddos had a great time and started celebrating last weekend.  We hosted two teen parties – fun time but I’m looking forward to a quiet weekend. 🙂

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Thought I’d share a few pics of what Halloween looked like at our house this year. I do LOVE Halloween!

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The main living areas were more decorative, but when the kids headed down to the basement party room, the decor got a little more sinister. Of course, my version of “sinister” is still pretty G-rated. HA!

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I have to give my hubby credit for the creative BBQ display. He BBQ’d brats and burgers for our son’s party.

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Our daughter had the more creative “Pinteresty” type snacks at her party.  The kids each brought a fun, Halloween type of food to share.

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Of course, you can’t have  a Halloween party without cheesy party games.  Which, even cool 14 year olds still enjoyed playing. 🙂

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I hope you have an enjoyable Halloween as well, and enjoy the Fall weekend!

Happy Creating!
Michelle

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Tags A Plenty

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Hey there! I hope everyone is enjoying the start of the new month.  I created canvas tags for this month.

I love creating with canvas.  I layered  with vintage inspired items for gifts I gave recently.

I started with the neutral base and added pattern paper from Dimestore Vogue with a button denim Twirly Twine wrapped around it.  I used red labels, pattern paper, and some fabric tags for the focal point.  I painted the chipboard pieces with gold paint and tucked vintage ticket stubs in the corners and stapled for added interest.  The final touch was a garment pin in the left corner.

I hope you are inspired!  Below are list items you can find in our store to recreate these.

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A Grad’s Card~

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Hi everyone, Connie here with a card for that special Grad in your life.  I used a combination of Vintage Fusion, mixing the old with the new!

I love using the old flash cards.  I thought it was the perfect pairing being this is a graduation card.

Make sure you check out the VSM store~it is filled with lot’s of vintage goodness.  Other products used are: twirly twine, tissue paper garland, TH hanger clips, and flash cards!

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Dimestore Vogue Card

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Hello everyone!  Heidi, here today and I have a card to share with you using paper from the Family Fun Set Paper Kit Meghan Kay Paper, tags from Dimestore Vogue Paper Sheets & Tags and some fun embellishments.

For the card base I used pink lemonade cardstock.  Then I used the pink pattern paper from Family Fun Set Paper Kit Meghan Kay Paper and Sheet Music along with the S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A and S5-132 A2 Matting Basics B die templates to create the matts.  Then I added the pink oval die cut, tag and tickets using 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

For the top part of the card I added some crochet lace trim and pink ric rac from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Then I added the Making Memories Garment Pin with a gem drop and some pearls.

For the bottom part of the card I added a blue crochet flower, pink mulberry flowers, buttons and some pearls.

Thank you so much for stopping by the VSM Blog today!  Don’t forget to hop on over to the Store and check out all of the vintage goodies!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Hugs,

Heidi

Supplies:  Vintage Street MarketFamily Fun Set Paper Kit Meghan Kay Paper, Dimestore Vogue Paper Sheets & Tags, Linen Tinted Tape, Making Memories Garment Pin, Sheet Music, Ticket

Other Supplies:  DiscountCarstock.com Pink Lemonade; Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Espresso Truffle; Spellbinders Creative Arts S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A, S5-132 A2 Matting Basics B, S5-160 Opulent Ovals; Really Reasonable Ribbon Crochet Lace Trim, Pink Ric Rac; Blue Crochet Flower, Pink Mulberry Flower, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Buttons, Pearls, Hot Glue… Read the rest