Monday, December 28, 2015

1912 Fashion Plate

Happy Monday after Christmas Everyone!

Can you believe how fast time flies by??
A YEAR AGO ... yep I said a year ago ... a lady who had come to my home to purchase cards, saw an easel creation I had made at a workshop a few years back at Joan's Gardens out in South Bend, IN.  She asked me if when I had time, would I make (not one) but two of them for her and after checking to be sure I had the images she wanted, I told her "Yes, of course!"

Well, this same lady and her daughters came again this year to purchase cards and she recalled her request from the previous year.  I deeply apologized and told her I would be sure to get them done for her as soon as the holidays were over.  She was quite fine with that and say there really wasn't any rush!  
LOL!  (Good thing since it's already been a full year! )

This lady and her daughters have invited me to a 'Holiday Tea' at her home on Tuesday of this week so I decided there was no time like the present to get these created and give them to her as a gift for her patience!

They really didn't take me much time at all once I remembered (thanks to YouTube) how to die cut the Tim Holtz easel die using the crease pad.  I'm always so afraid of making the 'sandwich' incorrectly and breaking my Vagabond.  OMG it was so easy and I think I'll be making more of these easel creations for upcoming craft fairs.  I know an entire group of ladies at the Country Club event I do in the spring that would LOVE these ... hmmm, I'd better go in search of these images (paper packs) and get started!  Spring will be here before you know it!  LOL

I am so happy with the outcome and I'm sure she will love them too.

I just looked back and the workshop was held in 2012 and luckily Joan was good about typing up directions for all your workshop projects and I still had a copy in my files.  As you can see, the image we used in the workshop was different from the one I used today but they are from the same paper pack and still beautiful!!

Here's a close up view.  For a touch of sparkle, I used Diamond Stickles on her necklace.  Looks fantastic in person!

I must admit, it felt really good to create something that wasn't Christmas, Winter, Snowflakes! LOL!  I guess I must be ready for sunshine, flowers and butterflies!  AND ... here in N.E. Ohio we really haven't even seen winter yet!  It's been unseasonably warm this year (so far!)!

A few challenges I'd like to share in today are:
Mod Squad Challenge - Anything Goes
Allsort Challenge - Anything BUT Christmas
Deep Ocean Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
As always . . .

Papers:  Black cs, Graphic45 'A Ladies Diary' dp
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs 'Mini Fanciful Flourish' B291, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Fanciful Flourish' B117S, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Sweet William' floral strip B307, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Lace Corner Deco E' B165, Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches 'Petite Vine' CED1418, Tattered Lace 'Kensington Corner' D318, Tim Holtz 'Small Easel' die
Accessories:  Jambo Lace Roll Tape, Diamond Stickles, Heartfelt Creations Flower Shaping Kit, Kaiser black pearls, 12x12 chipboard, Fiskars swivel craft knife


Vickie Y said...

Oh how I LOVE the project we created at Joan's!! Mine has been sitting in my living room all this time! I LOVE your remake...gorgeous image and paper; love the easel. Wishing you a New Year filled with happy! said...

Stunning my friend!

Diane said...

Beautiful...I had forgotten all about doing these at Joan's..what fun times those were....but we have made our own fun times get-togethers..haven't we. These will be loved for sure!!

Claudia Rogier said...


What a gorgous card. So sweet. Thanks for joining us at CCC Challenge

DT Creative Craft Cottage

NanaConnie said...

These are just so beautiful, Dar! I know she's going to simply adore them. :-D

Wendy L said...

I,m sure she will love them, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

JD/ Jill said...

these are really pretty cards! I really like graphic 45! I was never able to find this paper pack. Hope they come out with something similar in the future.

Judy V said...

Gorgeous creations! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage!

ccheney said...

Love this easel creation. It is perfect for the " Holiday Tea" event. Thank you for joining us at CCC. Cindy Dt Creative Craft Cottage

Nancy Hill said...

Beautiful card Darlene. I love that Graphic 45 Paper and found out that they no longer sale that certain pad. Miss Joan at Joan's Garden.

ann van dijk said...

This is gorgeous. Thank you for joining the challenge of Creative Craft Cottage.
Have a nice day.
Greetings Anneke

Caryn said...

Fabulous card - love the 20's style - so vintage and chic!!
Happy New Year and thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp this week.
Caryn xxx

Jenny Alia said...

Gorgeous Darlene! Love the colors, subject, papers, everything. Thanks so much for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs this week! Hugs.

Anne Chilvers said...

Stunning creation and I love your story too ! Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge ! Best Wishes, Anne(DT).

Leslie Miller said...

These are amazing, gorgeous, fabulous creations, Darlene!! Your lady is very patient. Time goes by so fast. I'm struggling with that, myself, and some card orders. Looking forward to lots of non-Christmas cards -- yay! Happy new year!

Bonnie Garby said...

Great project! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

Helene E said...

Wonderful project, thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!

Vannessa said...

Love the colours you used on these - great design too. Thank you for joining in the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

Hugs, Vannessa
The Paper Nest Dolls DT