Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Free Vintage Image, Useful Books and Thank You Card

Hi All,
How's everyone doing? Are you having a good week? It's been pretty nasty around here. I caught a terrible cold that literally put me down for a week! The fever and chills are gone but the chest congestion still lingers. I'll be really glad when I'm totally back to normal!

Today I'd like to share an item from one of my favorite Etsy shops Useful Books .
Cindy makes the cutest memory books. If you haven't checked out her shop lately, please take a few moments and check out her new mini albums. They're perfect for that special Valentine! You can find all the details here.

If you've followed my blog for a while, you know that on the card making scale, I probably rank at about a 2. Usually I stick with the one dimensional and create my cards using a lot of cloning and putting different digital elements together. I really enjoy creating my cards this way but every once in a while, I get a little extra energy and decide to try something different. Maybe one of these days, I'll take a trip out to sis and spend a week with her and get all of her secrets. lol But for now, the good ole American try will have to do. I needed a thank you card for a very nice friend of my husband. Since it's for a guy, I didn't want anything frilly or gooey so here's what I decided to use for my card. Make sure you click on the image before you save it.

I printed him three times and then fussy cut him twice so I could give him some dimension. I picked sis' brain for a cute sentiment - she always comes up with the best - and wound up with this......

So, what do you think? It could be better but I'm satisfied. My next project is going to be an autograph book for the grandkids to take to Disney. I really need to get busy on it if I'm going to have them ready. So stay tuned...

Have a great week, plumb full of smiles!


  1. What a great image Peggy I love that chubby rooster! Your card is fabulous perfect for a guy and the sentiment and verse are great! You've done a wonderful job with the dimension!
    Hope you're feeling better soon

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [19 Jan 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. Oh my goodness he is adorable,Love the card its really fantastic

  4. This is great! Reminds me of a famous cartoon rooster...Thank you so much!

  5. Happy New Year Peggy! I am sorry to hear you are under the weather, hope you mend soon. I have been MIA for the first month of the year, because of those aches and pains. Thank you for visiting my blog and your encouraging comments.
    I love your chubby rooster, and Sis always has the perfect sentiment to complete the job. I adore your card, and Love the way you mix up the images to paint a picture. Take care my friend, chat soon.

    Hugz, xx


  6. Hey, Peggy! Great stuff, as always! :) Thanks for featuring my little valentine books. Cheers!

  7. Your card turned out so adorable, sis!!! LOVE the dimension and he's just too stinkin' cute!! Great job! Love that big splash you used too! Hope you're feeling MUCH better! You take care of yourself! Love you bunches!

  8. WOW! How CUTE! This turned out perfect Peggy! I love that rooster too! Hmmmm.....do I see a rooster card in my very near future? I think so! LOL! GREAT job girlie! HUGS!

  9. WooHoo! Look at you! How cute is this? and all that fussy cutting! You MUST be feelin' better! Great job, and thanks for the adorable freebe! xxD

  10. So very cute!!! Cute image too! TFS!


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