Here is an unusual Wacky; it is spoofing a credit card of all things. How many of you remember Master Charge as opposed to today's MasterCard? The name was changed in 1979, not too long after this Wacky came out.
Yes, I covered part of my 1970s signature with a little leaf. Why a leaf? Best reason in the world, it was handy.
Say you're in to vintage images and paper crafting? I'll just assume you said, "yes." Take a peek at my husband's new Etsy shop, Digital 50, featuring wonderful images of vintage cards, postcards, and other vintage ephemera for all sorts of arts and crafts. He will be adding more in the near future. Thanks!
Friday night and all day Saturday we had our first snowfall of the season. And it was a "good" one too; about five inches for us which was on the low side. Some areas had as much as seventeen inches! Chicagoland set a new record for the biggest first snowfall.
This was shot Saturday morning. You can see our jack-o-lantern from Halloween in the upper right corner.
Here is the same shot Sunday morning-- where'd that jack-o-lantern go??
So what do you do when the weather outside is frightful? Stay in and make Christmas tags while listening to Christmas music.
Hope your weekend weather was more tolerable! Have a good day!
The vintage Christmas finds have really run dry in my area over the last few years. What I see is mostly 1980s and 90s stuff (I'll restrain myself from using the word "junk"). I did find these kitschy (I'll restrain myself from using the word "junky") Christmas mugs, made in Hong Kong. The jumping jack Santa pin is marked "made in China" so that very well could fall into the 80s/90s category. The unused Christmas pencils are most certainly newish, and will make cheap but useful stocking stuffers.
I also went to an estate sale and found a 1970s Christmas book. The other items of note are two Hong Kong postcard books, a 1933 Nancy Drew type book, and some Hallmark owl notecards. The owls didn't show up too well-- hot pink and white!
The photos in the postcards books are really nice.
That Christmas book is geared at children. It talks about Christmas traditions as well as shows crafts.
Does anyone remember the 7 Gypsies printer's tray I picked up at a thrift store earlier this year? Here it is all decorated by me and my daughter. "Holidays" was my daughter's idea. Each "compartment" represents a different holiday throughout the year. It was also her idea that we each do a certain holiday instead of working jointly on each one. So here it is... tah dah!!
I won't mind a compliment or two on the tiny red gift bag I made-- that was a pain! The little ice bucket and bottle in the lower right of the New Year's display is a very old gumball machine prize I've had for decades. Come to think of it-- an ice bucket with presumably a bottle of champagne? Weird gumball prize!
The plastic hearts on the Valentine's square and the "USA" and stars in the 4th of July square were cut from cheapy kids' necklaces.
I think my favorite element in the whole tray is the little spider up in the right corner. That is a knotted snip of bulky black yarn and two seed beads glued on. I raided my dollhouse for the mini canned goods and muffin tin on the bottom of the Thanksgiving square.
The Christmas display is an older ATC I made that my daughter doctored up in her own way. The last square is supposed to represent birthdays.
You can't say it's not colorful! And it was fun to make. I'm not looking forward to dusting this however. Might be a job for canned air.
Shopping Our Stash has a fun theme running that I couldn't pass up. Western. As much as I love that theme I don't have a lot of horsey type elements in my stash; probably because they really don't make a lot of that (otherwise I'd have it!). I did create two note cards. Up first is an illustration from an old school reader.
This one is almost all scrapbook papers. The text at the top belongs to the illustration above, but I used it here instead.