I didn't realize it has been a month since my last post. I am getting very close to my 100th post! Since I want to do something special for that, I put off posting, then I got out of the habit, and here we are almost December!
I signed up for Cristina's Ephemera Swap. I met Cristina and her mom, Catherine at Silver Bella 2009. What wonderful ladies. They were one of the highlights of SB for me!
Advertisements from Better Homes & Gardens December 1954.
All the ads I sent for this swap had some kind of Christmas theme.
I had to keep this for myself!
No idea what kind of collage this will end up in, but I couldn't resist a line like "You belong on your Christmas list!"
Scallop circles from wrapping paper inherited from my grandma!
I love those scallop punches!
I know I have a problem with hoarding collage-able paper. So I decided to send more than the required number of pieces for this swap. I added both 2" & 3" scallop circles. Also pages from an 1877 book. The heading on each page is "Great and Memorable Events," which pretty much sums up holidays for me.
The packets wrapped up.
I can't wait to see all the wonderful vintage paper.
This swap really got me into the Christmas mood.
Here's a preview of how
I'm decorating the shop for an open house next weekend.
Also I think this is what Cristina has put on her wish list!