Friday, February 20, 2009

YooHoo, LINDA!

Now that I have your attention, Linda (and everyone else's I suppose! haha!), I just had to share the fun things I made this morning with your vintage scrapbook images you sent me oh so long ago. The little Kate Greenway looking girl is now set off prettily with a deep pink border, while Little Red Riding Hood has ditched the wolf and now flies on red butterfly wings! Both are mounted on library book cards. And as an added note, the little paper scraps I mounted the girls to are from paper swatch books Anna sent me. She got a wonderful windfall of swatch books and shared the wealth (also a long time ago)! Thank you friends!

BTW, anyone wanting some cards (you know, what used to come in the pockets of library books), I would be happy to send you some. Send me a little bit of your own stash in exchange or an ATC (I am not asking for a humungous envelope, just a gesture). All of my cards are from the Corder Library, so you get a souvenier of the town I live in. :) Just email me and we can exchange addresses. I will even mail internationally! The cards pictured are mint green, but they also come in white (one of each color went into a book). Below is another bit of Linda scrap. I carefully peeled the horse and rider from the yellowed, brittle scrapbook paper and mounted them on foam dots so they stand away from the "betting board" (really a yellowed receipt from a shipping company).. I added the ribbons because they made me think of racing silks. I made up the silly rhyme and typed it out on my favorite, long suffering, vintage typewriter. I am sending the card to a horsey friend of mine.


11 comments:

Lorrie said...

Fun stuff, Nathalie. I'd love to exchange some vintage paper with you for some library cards.

I'll email you.

Lorrie

Shabby Chick said...

They made me sile, they're great. I think the horse card is my favourite :)

Mel xxx

Shabby Chick said...

*smile!

Linda said...

Love all of them. Wow..I'm quite the source, huh!! rofl I shall send you more in exchange for library cards - I can never have enough library cards. I have..unless I threw it out...racetrack stuff from Dubai that my hubby brought me. I'll look.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

These are soo lovely ~ thanks for sharing your creations! Blessings, Katie

Bella McBride said...

Hi Nathalie!
You just amaze me! You are just so darn creative! Looking forward to your next creations!
Bella

Erica said...

Wonderful! What a great use for those library cards:)

Margaret said...

fab bit of style you've got going there, lurve them all, inspired idea with the library cards, would gladly swap assorted items, am filling box for you as I write!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

I have quite a stash of 'stuff' here that I would Love to share! Your creations with the library cards are so inspiring....ok....they make me drool :) Great race track card too!

Doojies said...

Wow! I love your blog and your art! I'm so glad that Linda told me to check her Texas photos on her blog which then led me to you and why haven't I been here before? A person could spend full time just on reading blogs; I need a cook and a housekeeper and a babysitter-oops, those are my jobs. Well I got here anyway. If you happen to have any of those library cards left I'd love to do a stash swap with you; please let me know. Glad to find you, Stephanie

Jeanie said...

Oh, my! I want to live at YOUR mailbox! You've been having quite the fabulous haul lately!