Tuesday, April 27, 2010

FUN with PHOTOS ...

It's Crafty Secrets time and there are all sorts of things happening with Crafty Secrets right now.  Here's a hint:

6 DAYS if FUN with over $500.00 in BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAYS from our Design Team, Free Printables, a Cool Contest, SPECIALS and NEW PRODUCT Releases!  ... you can check out all the details HERE.
It's also time to play the SCS forum Crafty Secrets Challenge which is tied in with all this fun!  We are to use PHOTOS on our creations and since I'm in the process of creating MY OWN 8x8 Vintage Style Album ... this tied in perfectly.

Now ... as long as you can hold the LAUGHTER ... I will share my "vintage" photo creation with you ... REMEMBER ... NO LAUGHING ALLOWED!!   A little chuckle, snicker or smile is acceptable!!

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OKAY ... there you have it!  This is my older sister, Linda & myself way back in 1956 posing for one of our dance recital routine photos.  We started dancing when we were 3 & 4 years old and took dancing for 13 years.  We did go back to dancing together as adults and even competed in N.C. at the "Showstoppers" competition.  Did pretty darn good ... if I do say so myself!!  LOL!!   Then came the grand kids and arthritis .... so, THAT WAS THE END OF THAT!!

I have used the Crafty Secrets "Couple of Cuties" stamp set and also their "Classic dp" on this creation.  I've used ZIG Photo Markers for the coloring on my black/white photo ... Prismacolor markers for the ribbon and a gold American Crafts glitter pen for the angels wings.  On the inner edge I have added a strip of black cardstock then tied them together with vintage lace trim.  Kaiser pearls and Creative Memories sticker numbers helped identify the time frame on this image.

I hope you enjoyed my "Fun with Photos" page!  Thanks for stopping by today!  Please hop on over the CRAFTY SECRETS and see what all the excitement is about!  There are also a lot of new products Sandy has to share with you too ... please ... check it out!!


  1. Ohhhh, so adorable, and I didn't laugh ;o) Isn't if fun to see how thnkgs have changed over the years. I don't mean US...I mean styles, appliance, furniture, hair styles, LOL...things like that. I love your vinatage page...and the lace, yum...I can't seem to get enough of it. There is ribbon everywhere, but not lace.

  2. Aw - what a couple of cuties!
    I used to do Rock and Roll with the hubby years ago. Great fun - would kill me if I tried it now! LOL
    Teri x

  3. Aww!! Love the picture of you and your sister!! It reminds me of a fairy tale!! You were and are beautiful girl!! Love your layout!! Thanks for sharing your inspirational page!

    Thanks for the sweet words on my blog. I would have loved to have you seen you at the convention. Too bad I live so far away! Boo hoo!

  4. SUPER COOL Darlene this is GREAT!!! IT was sooo nice to see you this weekend....!!! Big Hugs!

  5. So adorable, Darlene! No snickering here...just smiling! What a treasure to have such a picture of you and your sister! Great page, too--perfect!

    Hope you're having a wonderful night, my friend!

  6. Just hopped over to say thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, then I spotted your album, absolutely beautiful. I just love the theme you have going
    Happy creating

  7. Darlene, this is adorable. What great memories you have captured with your adorable photo. Great job using the Crafty Secret stamps, etc. I love it!!

  8. Thanks for sharing such a sweet piece of your life with us - you guys were just TOO cute!!! What lovely memories this must bring back to you. And, your baby card below is precious!! Have a great week! Dru

  9. OMG Finally!!! I just could not get blogger to cooperate for nothing. I'm having a hell of a time leaving comments - the little box only shows up blank....much like my brain at this moment LOL

    I LOVE THIS ALBUM!!! What a special treat you have with these AWESOME photos!!! FAB!~!

  10. Adorable!!!! I love what you have done with the photos! This page is just adorable!
    Kim xXX

  11. Oh my gosh, Darlene, this is so cute! Love how you added the color to the photo. Those Crafty Secrets embellies are perfect for this page!


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