Archive for October, 2010

Giddy Up!

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

I made lots of pendants with vintage horse illustrations for the arts and crafts fair during the World Equestrian Games and have a few that didn’t sell so I’m listing them now in my Etsy shop. Here’s a few of them:

from vintage children’s books:

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and from a vintage dictionary:

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Halloween Rosette Card

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

I’m not really sure what the official term for these accordion folded paper embellishments are that are popping up all over on cards and scrapbook pages but I’ll go with rosette :) They make a cool dimensional addition to any card or scrapbook page, you could also glue two back to back with a ribbon hanger and make a fun ornament.

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Here’s what you need:
one 1 1/2″ x 11 1/2″ strip of patterned paper
two 1 1/2″ punched cardstock circles
strong adhesive (I used red line tape)
scoring board with bone folder ( I used my Martha Stewart board)

Start by scoring your patterned paper every 1/2″:

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and then accordion fold it back and forth:

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using a strong adhesive tape the two ends of your patterned paper to form a circle:

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gather the circle, pinching the top and push downwards to flatten it out:

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on the back side adhere one circle with strong adhesive:

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on the front adhere the other circle and any other layers you might want to add to decorate the front:

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I also added a fun retro looking cat stamp on my circle layers.

Here’s what it looks like from the side:

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depending on what papers and stamps you use these can be made for any occasion.

The cat stamp I used is from PSX, all others are from Close To My Heart.

Arts Fair

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

I had a wonderful time at the Arts and Crafts fair in Midway the past two weeks. I met alot of great artist and lots of great people who came to KY from all around the world for the World Equestrian Games. I’ve never done a show before and it was a great learning experience if not a little tiring :) I’d like to try some more shows in the future. I shared my booth with my step dad Bill, he sold his paintings, prints and note cards with his great horse designs. Here’s a few pictures of my set up and our tent. I got so many compliments on my display and I have to thank my hubby for the idea of using a vintage suitcase, it worked out wonderfully! I got the case at Finders Keepers in Mt. Sterling KY, their web address is in my side bar —>

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