There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.
I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
~ Jane Austen

Friday, January 29, 2010

Snowing here today...

It is snowing here today. I thought I would share some of my vintage Valentines with you. I scanned 4 Ellen Clapsaddle Valentines this morning. These are vintage Valentines that I purchased last year. I did not clean the images so there is some fading on the edges.

Here are some of my vintage finds. I am a collector of vintage jewelry and books.
I added some of my handmade vintage inspired gift tags.

I am feeling better this week. Thank you for your kind comments to my earlier post.
Wishing you a wonderful creative weekend!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

More rain...more pain

I have been under the weather so to speak...when Lupus flares up you have no energy...all you want to do is sleep and more sleep. The meds can make sleep even worse. Since the weather has been rainy, this causes your body to ache even more than normal...if there is a normal. One day your pain will be in your back muscles and the next can in your legs. Lupus flares can last for days and even weeks for some. It can be depressing since most of the time you feel isolated from family and friends, no creative just want to stay home. I am so thankful for a patient and loving DH. He really takes care of me when I can't get around the house or do things for him or the dear Bostons.

Sorry for the down post this evening. Just wanted you to have a peek at the pain with Lupus...and why I don't post as often as I would like on my blog. I am hoping to scan some vintage postcards and greetings cards to share with you later this week. The one positive thing we did this weekend...Gulf Shores is booked for July!

Wishing you a wonderful week!
Hugs, Sharon

Monday, January 18, 2010

Valentine Swap for All Seasons Peek

This is a peek at my Valentine Collage for the Valentine Swap for All Seasons Swap.

Vintage Valentine Cards

Here are a few from my collection.

Hope you have a great week!

Saturday, January 9, 2010


The winner of prize #2 is Tracy Suzanne ~ Cotton Pickin Cute.

The winner of Prize #1 is Donna ~ Brynwood Needleworks.

Congratulations ladies!
Thank you to all of you that entered my January give away.

Wishing you a warm and safe weekend!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New tags for my Esty shop

I scanned some of my vintage Valentines and greeting cards this weekend.
Here are some of my new handmade gift tags. I will be adding these to my Etsy shop this week.
January 4th through 14th, buy any 3 gift tags and the shipping is free!

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Let's Celebrate! An Update!!!!

Let's begin the New Year with a blog give away!

I want to celebrate the New Year and my January Birthday with a give away.
Prize 1

Prize 2

Drawing will be January 8, 2010.
Winner to be announced on Saturday January 9th.

To enter please leave a comment about your hopes for the New Year on my blog.

Good luck!

Please add Mary at Daisy Boutique (her blog is on my sidebar) to your prayer list. Her daughter lost her home last night to a fire. The family is safe but needs help. I am sending a Walmart gift card to help in their time of need...if you can help, I am sure anything would help with replacing some of the needed items.

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Tags and Special Orders

I have made some new romantic gift tags. I embellished a mailing tag with new and vintage papers, ribbons, a scanned copy of a vintage postcard from my collection, and rhinestones. I thought these would be beautiful additions to your Valentine's Day gift or for that special bridal or wedding gift. I will be adding these to my Etsy shop this weekend.

Here are some photos of special orders for Birthday and Valentine's Day gift tags. I thought I would share the photos with you. These were mailed on Thursday this week...thank you ladies for your special orders!

I wanted to mention something about an email from a blogger regarding my gift tags...she stated that she did not appreciate my selling my gift tags on Etsy for "such low prices" and that I was causing some Etsy sellers to lower their prices. Well...I make my tags as a allow for the days that I cannot get out of our home due to illness. I am not selling my tags to make tons of money...only to reimburse me for my supplies to purchase more supplies. I am not going to say I am sorry for your distress...enough said!
Please accept my apology for this last portion of this post to all of my loyal followers. I want to thank all of the ladies that have purchased my gift tags...especially those of you that have been repeat customers! Additionally, I want to thank you for your friendship and your kind comments left on my blog last year.