Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Fresh Start and a Free Vintage Greeting Card Image

Everybody needs a fresh start once in a while, so here's mine. I started this blog quite a while back but quite honestly didn't really keep up with it. It seemed like there was never enough time to get an entry into the blog. Well, I've made a resolution to make sure I update it at least once a week.(smile) I have some big plans for the future so be sure to check in and see what the future holds.

Depending on how you arrived here, you may or may not be aware of my Vintage Greeting Card Image CDs and Cut Outs. I just love working with the Vintage Greeting Cards and have collected quite a large number of them. I am in heaven when I get a new vintage scrapbook and can spend time pouring over the collected cards, letters and mementos. Each scrapbook gives just a little insight into the life and times of the author and their families. The scrapbooks are created with such care and loving that you just know that it was very important to them to save all the tidbits and memories.

I try and take this love and care right into creating my Vintage Greeting Card Image CDs and Cut Outs. Sometimes, I'll even include something from the scrapbook, like a wedding picture of the couple or a sweet little handmade heart from a child to their mommy.

So many times, the scrapbooks are torn apart and the individual pieces sold or thrown away. It just breaks my heart! So all of my scrapbooks are kept together and the CDs are organized by the families not by the grouping of image types. Maybe it sounds silly, but I feel like I'm honoring the scrapbook maker and keeping their collection in tact for at least another generation.

Enough of that for now, I'll provide more insights on my Vintage Greeting Cards Images and CDs and Cut Outs in the future.

So to kick off my newly updated blog and get it off to a great start, I've decided to have an Image give away. Just right click on the following image and save it on your PC. Use it for creating scrapbook pages, greeting cards, fabric transfers, decoupage or any other kind of craft project you may be working on. Have fun and if you're so inclined, leave a comment to encourage me to keep on updating!

Take care and I hope you have a great day full of smiles!


  1. OOOOOO...this image is beautiful! LOVE it!!! Thanks Peggy!! And I think it's awesome that you keep the scrapbooks intact, and it doesn't sound silly to me at all. Love ya!

  2. How cute!!!!!! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing such a cute little snowman.
    I just love vintage (probably cuz I'm a little "vintage" myself...LOL). I have a darling card made by Sharon Caudle where she used one of your sweet girls.
    And I agree with's not silly at all to keep the scrapbooks exactly like the originator intended.
    Thank you again for giving such a sweet gift!
    Huggies ~

  3. OMGosh! If only you knew how much I LOVE Snowmen! Oh so much! This one is a bonus cuz it includes a puppy! You are awesome girlie! Keep those post coming! I love learning more about YOU! HUGS & Smoochies!

  4. Hello,
    I have heard about you from Sharon Caudle and I love your work. I would be so disappointed if you didn't keep the scrapbooks whole and treat them with respect. Someone put a lot of time and LOVE into creating them.
    Thank you so much for this wonderful sweet image! I sure appreciate it and I am going to join your following.
    Hugs, Candy

  5. Peggy ,
    I am so happy to see that you have a blog! I have one of your CD and it is awesome. I love your story about keeping the scrap books in tact. Thank you so much for this snowman he is just the cutest! Look forward to reading more.

  6. Thanks so much for the Snowman. Such a sweet image, I will love using him.

  7. Thanks so much for the darling snowman and puppy but for preserving the past. I LOVE all of your images and would buy them in a heartbeat if I had a pc. nope - just a MAC. I drool whenever I stop by. I wish you had a place where you could sign up to get updates into your mailbox so many do. Can't wait to play with this cutie. Thanks again!

  8. Thank you so much for the precious image. Snowman + Vintage is a combo I love! I will enjoy using him.

  9. Hi Peggy!
    AHHH isn't he just the cutest little guy!! Thank you so much!
    Love the blog and signed up to follow you!
    hugz to you!

  10. Hi Peggy,
    Thanks for the free imgae - he's adorable! And thank you for the work that you're doing preserving memories from the past and keeping them intact. Awesome labor of love. I came over here from Sharon Caudle's blog so you know that the word is getting out...warm hugs...Barb

  11. adorable! Love the bow on the dog and it looks like a blustery night!

  12. Hi Peggy,
    Not spoken for a while but hope you are well ;0)
    It's great you are blogging and Thanks so much for the adorable freebie.
    Lana x

  13. Thanks for the free snowman it is so adorable. Hope you keep your blog updated ejoy what you have to say.

  14. Love the card, it really reminds me of winters back home in chicago. Thanks for the free image. Will be back to see what is new.

  15. I think it's amazing what you do with the scrapbooks! I hope if something like that ever becomes of my own hard work someone would do for mine as you have done. I am new to the vintage graphic thing but I can tell you it sure gets addicting fast! I love that snowman and thank you for allowing me to use him!

  16. What a cute snowman.. thanks for sharing him with us.

  17. Congrats on the new site Peggy! Love your stuff! Thanks for the adorable freebie! Will be perusing the images on you CD's soon. xxD

  18. Hi Peggy! So glad I just found your blog this morning! I LOVE VINTAGE!!! I'm a vintage cardmaking girl, and love all the vintage images I can get my hands on, so I'm happy to "meet" you! Thanks for the adorable snowman image--I've already saved him and will be using him very soon!

    I love your philosophy of keeping the albums/scrapbooks together on your a lover of doing family history work, families should ALWAYS be together--just makes sense, doesn't it?!

    I'm your newest follower, so I'll be back often--glad you're going to update each week--looking forward to getting to know you better!

  19. Wow!! so gorgeous! thanks so much for sharing.

  20. Peggy, what an adorable snowman image. I tell'ya these are as cute as can be. Thank you for sharing this cute image. I can't wait to create a card with it.

    Hugz, xx



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