Thursday, February 24, 2011

Help!, Business Cards and Incy Wincy Designs Challenge

Hi All!
How's your week going? Great I hope! We're scheduled for another snow storm tonight... only 3 to 6 inches this time but more is scheduled for Saturday and Monday. Geez I'm so tired of snow! I'm sure there are a lot of others out there who have reached their snow quota this winter! Spring can't get here fast enough!

Ok... I'm looking for ideas. Hopefully, you're aware that I use a lot of CD's. ;) As a result, I have a pretty big collection of empty CD containers, most of them 100 CD size. I've been racking my brain to figure out uses for all these, I just hate to throw them away. I've already used them as pencil/pen, scissor and ribbon holders. Which by the way, they're great for the ribbons - it keeps them nice and tidy and free from dust and I can stack them vertically. I did have to star cut some of the center holes because they were too small, but a lot of them fit without cutting.

I suppose you could decorate them if you're so inclined, but I wanted to be sure I could easily see the ribbons on the spool. If you have horizontal space instead of vertical, you could attach the top to the bottom of a self with screws and hang them, like what the guys do in the garage with glass jars for all those loose screws and washers.

Anyway, I'm looking for other ideas for uses. So if you have any, I'd be tickled pink if you'd share.

Don't forget to visit the Incy Wincy Designs challenge site. You have to enter for a chance to win some PeggyLovesVintage Cut Outs.

Have you ever thought about using PeggyLovesVintage Cut Outs for business cards. Here's a sample business card that I made using one of the images from the All About Hats 1 Cut Out. Which, by the way, you can find here

I used Photo Shop to crop out the image and used the opacity option on the layer and then added the text. It was easy peasy! Once it was all designed, I flattened the layers and saved it as a .jpg. Then, it's really easy to drag the completed layout onto a blank 8.5 x 11 sheet and size it appropriately so that you can fit 8 to a sheet. If anyone is interested in a tutorial, let me know and I'll put one together.

If you can't find an image that you like in the existing Cut Outs, then just send me an email with a description of what you're looking for and I'll try and find something that will work for you.

That's all for this week. I hope you have a great week plumb full of smiles!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

IncyWincyDesign Challenge, Free Vintage Image and St. Patty's Day

Hi All!
Are you having a great week? The weather here sure has changed. It's been in the 40's and 50's and it's heading for the 60's - a brief respite and a hint of spring! You sure can't beat that! Only problem now is all the water from the snow. The grounds still frozen, so all that water is puddling everywhere making quite the mess!

Do you participate in the Challenge Sites? Well if so, be sure and check out the Incy Wincy Designs site. PLV is the sponsor for the 2/21 challenge, so be sure and enter for a chance to win some great PeggyLovesVintage cut outs! Incy Wincy supports a great little charity shop - Aspire to Thrive - whose main goal is to support families with disabilities. The charity has a great little digi shop with some really cute designs. Be sure and check them out!

Do you celebrate St. Patty's Day? We have some Irish in us, along with a lot of other nationalities and we love to celebrate St. Patty's Day - corned beef and cabbage - yum! When my youngest was born, we thought he looked more Lithuanian then anything else and we wanted him to be able to celebrate the Irish in him - so we named him Trevor Patrick - can't get more Irish then that now can you? Our town has a huge St. Patty's Day parade and we always attend. Here's a pic from last year's parade. Of course, we're showing off our green noses and shamrocks!

We top the day off with supporting one of our most popular Irish restaurants where of course we're forced to have a wee bit of green beer. lol But it's always a good time and we thoroughly enjoy the holiday.

In my collection, St. Patty's Day cards are almost as rare as Halloween cards, but I do have a few. One of my favorites is this little Irish girl. Isn't she just the cutest? Make sure you click on her before you save her.

Do you celebrate St. Patty's Day? I'd love to hear what others do to celebrate the holiday.

Well, that's it for this week.

I hope you have a great week just plumb full of smiles!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Free Vintage Image, Valetine Cards and Disney

Hi All!,
Boy you really are out there. I'd like to welcome the new followers and thank everyone for all the love you've left. It's really good to know that you like and hopefully use the images.

The last few days have been really crazy around here. The kids are all off on their Disney Adventure and we're been lucky enough to receive the assignment of dog sitting. Have you ever watched "Animal Hoaders" on the Animal Planet channel? That's what we're kind of feeling like. We definitely have a pack of animals hanging out here for the next 9 days! They're all so skiddish cos they're away from their homes that they bark at the slightest provocation! It's a good thing we live out in the country and have a huge fenced in back yard! Wish me luck!

Have you seen the DT's cards that they made from last week's image? If you haven't, you can visit them by clicking on their names. Donna's , Sherri's , and DeeDee's. If you haven't visited their blogs yet, please take a few moments and check them out! I'm so jealous of their skills! They do an awesome job.

Here's my rendition. I printed the image twice so that I could give him some dimension and then I manually cut them both out. I thought I did a much better job of cutting until I looked closely at the picture. You sure can tell where I missed cutting some of the white card stock! Kaiden will still be in Florida for Valentine's Day :( and I wanted to use some of the left over Mickey paper from his autograph book on his card. I used it to create a little envelope that I filled with candy hearts. I had the hardest time attaching the little balloon hearts to the card. They just didn't want to stay attached. So I finally added a foam spacer between his hands stuck in the wires and added some glue on top. They still weren't attached as well as I would have liked but they'll have to do. I added some red and gold ribbon for some bling, some polka dot hearts and called it done.

Of course, I can't make a card for Kaiden and not make one for Jordan! I didn't really want to use the Bell Boy for her's so I found another sweet little image to use. I followed the same recipe but used her left over Minnie paper from her autograph book instead of the Mickey paper.

I thought they turned out really cute. Maybe if I keep practicing I'll get better. lol

Now, I must digress for just a little bit and turn into the very proud Grandma... please forgive...

Jordan had her Dippity Do appointment today. She selected Cinderella, of course, and of course I have to share the results. Isn't she just the cutest Cinderella ever!

Here she is with Cinderella.

And with Belle. Notice Belle is checking out Jordan's autograph book. :) I absolutely love the look at Jordan's face! Can you say admiration?

And last but not least, here's Kaiden with his Chip and Dale hat. Isn't he a cutie!

Sorry but I just had to share. :)

Now last but not least, here's the image for Jordan's little girl. Make sure you click on her before you save her.

I hope you have a great week plumb full of smiles!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Free Vintage Valentine image

Hi All!
Are you keeping safe and warm? We're part of the huge winter storm tracking its way across the mid-west. We're targeted for 15 to 21" inches of snow. It's supposed to be the biggest storm in 10 years. We still have power which is wonderful because we live in the country and everything, and I do mean everything, runs off of the power. Right now we have a tub full of water, at least we'll be able to flush our toliets! lol. We also have a fireplace which will help keep us warm! I made a huge pot of Navy bean soup yesterday so we can at least eat beans if the power goes. Might even be able to get a little heat from them... lmbo! So, anyway we're all set and ready for all that snow!

Are you snowbound and need something to do? I thought I'd share a free Valentine image today to give you something to occupy your hands while your house bound. Enjoy! As always, make sure you click on it before you save it.

Stay safe and warm and as always, I hope you have a great week, plumb full of smiles!