Thursday, April 24, 2014

spring is in the air

Isn't this just the perfect tag for a Spring wedding? I love it. Perfect sentiment too.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

white and ivory sweetness

Another great card I found on Pinterest. It originated here.
See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

my matchy matchy

My sister Susie is giving Julie a bridal shower on Saturday! With the inspiration from yesterday's post, I went ahead and made this card and tag duo...the tag for her shower gift and the card for their wedding.

I needed to "vintage it up", so I used vintage wedding gift wrap that's been in my stash to cover the card and tag. I used stickers that I've had forever, a bit of vintage trim, pearly stick ons, printed words on the computer and a bride and groom embellishment set that I purchased recently. The colors match their wedding colors.

Monday, April 21, 2014

matchy matchy

These are such a cute set. I found it on Pinterest and discovered that it was made by designer Tara Orr. What a great idea to make a tag to attach to a bridal shower gift and while you're at it, go ahead and use the same papers and embellishments to make a coordinating card for the wedding and tuck it away. I think I may try that...

Sunday, April 20, 2014

destash a go-go

Saturday, April 19, 2014

vintage image saturday...paper dolls

Joyce, these make me think of you!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

rustic but not shabby

The great tag I showcased on Monday was both rustic & shabby. Today's card is rustic, but I wouldn't call it shabby. With its more traditional white card and layout paired with the clean lines of the leather and pearl hearts, it doesn't have a shabby chic look. Very nice!

Speaking of rustic and shabby chic, tomorrow I will be showing you some pictures of the wedding decor and things we've been working on. My dining room table is a lovely mess of lace and burlap! I can't believe the wedding is just 6 weeks away! There is still so much to do...

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Giveaway Winner!

The winner of the White and Ivory Giveaway is May from the UK! How fitting that May should win the May giveaway! She had the winning comment number 1, selected at
If you will kindly email your mailing address to me at, I will get your package in the mail to you!

See you tomorrow with another great card...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


All are welcome to enter. Just leave a comment on this post anytime on April 15th to enter. If you have not swapped with us before, please be sure to leave your email or blog address so I can contact you if you win.

A number will be chosen by a random number generator, and the corresponding comment will be the winner. I will announce the winner tomorrow morning, April 16th.

The Giveaway Package includes:
a vintage handmade ivory doily, white paper doilies, a vintage chandelier crystal, a vintage bottle filled with white and ivory vintage buttons, a white birdie, a paper sampler, an assortment of white and ivory trims and flowers, Best Wishes acrylic stamps, and a handmade wedding card and tag.

Monday, April 14, 2014

rustic & shabby

I just love this tag. It's just the right amount of rustic and shabby. It originated on this blog which is a treat to visit! Fabtagstic!

Don't forget to sign up for the GIVEAWAY tomorrow!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

another vintage wedding image...

...wait, that's me! Yes, that is my husband Edward and I on April 13th, 1985. Today is our 29th wedding anniversary. I was just a baby, 22 years old! Such a classic 1980's dress. The hat was my something borrowed- it was my sister Susie's- she wore it on her wedding day 4 years before that. We dug it out of mothballs last year when Susie's daughter Kathy got married and Kathy wore it at her tea party bridal shower. So fun!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Vintage Image Saturday

Not all of the images are vintage, but they are guaranteed to make you smile, laugh and cry! Enjoy!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

those pesky Prima flowers...

...just won't stop reproducing! I swear I have used them countless times through the years and the jars are still full. How is that possible?? Anyway, I decided to use as many as the little card would hold in hopes of making a dent in the bottle, but alas, it still looks full.

I once again used my Tim Holtz Distress Pad in Antique Ivory for the background script and around the edges. Prima flowers and pearl/rhinestone accents. Sticker letters.
It's a very simple, do-able type card for beginners. Or for those of us trying to use up that supply of pesky Prima flowers...

Yesterday's tag and this card with be part of the White and Ivory Giveaway on April 15th. Mark your calendar so you don't forget to sign up.

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ivory and white

I just love this background paper with the roses! I found the lovely sentiment in a little booklet of velumn quotes made for scrapbooking that I've had forever. I went around the edges of the tag and my sentiment with my trusy Tim Holtz Distress Pad in Antique Linen. I used some gold corner stickers to accent the quote. I pulled a pretty button, a snippet of lace and a wee bit of rick rack from my stashes and that was pretty much it.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

a touch of whimsey

Isn't this card adorable? I found it on Pinterest, and it originated on this delightful blog. It was made with Stampin' Up punches. I love the veil and top hat. The sentiment is great too!

Does anyone do paper embossing (like the edges of this card)? I did it many years back, and as I recall it was fairly quick & easy. I've seen so many cards with embossed backgrounds lately that it makes me want to revisit this technique. You can also buy paper that is already embossed.

I will be featuring one of my tags tomorrow. See you then!

Monday, April 7, 2014

warmest wishes

Such a pretty tag! It was made by Kate at The Scrap Yard

Sunday, April 6, 2014

destash a go-go

some pretty white ideas

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Vintage Image Saturday... bridal patterns

Feel free to save these. You might even find something to use on your card/tag. Aren't they great? I love how you can look at them and tell which decade they are from! How about that crochet ensemble? The "superman" cape on the wedding gown in the 5th photo made me smile too. Enjoy!
See you tomorrow with some destash a go-go!

Friday, April 4, 2014

cute lovebirds

Let's start off with some cute lovebirds. I just love this card that I found on a Pinterest board. It was actually a card that was sold in the SunkissedKeepsakes Etsy shop. Very simple and sweet layout. The birds are so cute, and I love the little bowtie and veil!

I would also like to introduce my own lovebirds today. This is my son Justin and his fiance Julie's Save the Date card. They are such a great couple. My son is a wonderful young man. Very wise and kind. Very much like his dad. He works with mentally ill patients, holding group therapy sessions, helping with ECT treatments and as a recreational therapist in an acute psychiatric hospital. He also travels to hospitals in Missouri teaching crisis management and intervention to hospital staff. His fiance is an RN. She is so sweet, and already such an important part of our family. They are both living and working here in the St Louis area, but they are getting married in a church in Julie's hometown in Kansas. The reception will be held outdoors on her family's farm. It is going to be a rustic, DIY reception. I will share some of the fun wedding projects Julie and I have been working on as the month progresses.

That's it for today. Visit tomorrow for Vintage Image Saturday!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Our May Swappers Are Ready to Roll!

Let's get going and have some fun this month! We've got Pam, Jayne, Sherry, May, Elizabeth, Debby M (a newbie this month), Becky G, Francie, Wendy, Marti, Joyce, Marie and Lorraine. Visit their blogs to say hello- they are all listed in the right column over there (scroll down a bit) >>>

Also, while you're visiting blogs, don't forget to follow the Mr Linky links below to see all the great creations from last month's Mothers Day Peach Swap. If you haven't added your Mr Linky yet, please do so we can see your goodies!

Tomorrow the white, ivory and Wedding inspiration begins! And I will also introduce you to my very own wedding couple, Justin and Julie!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sign Up TODAY for the May Wedding Swap!

My son is getting married on May 31st of this year, so therefore I've chosen the theme of "Weddings" for our May Swap! We will be swapping these 3 things:

1. a handmade card
2. a handmade tag
3. just a WEE BIT of ivory and/or white craft destash

There will be daily posts filled with lots of wedding and white/ivory inspiration! And of course, there will be a White and Ivory Givaway on April 15th. The "mail by" date for this swap is May 1st. Don't miss the fun- sign up now! Here's how:

STEP ONE: See the list of Swap Rules in the right column >>> and be sure you can follow through with all of them before you sign up.

STEP TWO: How to sign up for the MAY Swap:

Send an email to with the following info:
1. your name
2. email address for your partner to contact you
3. link to your blog
4. if you are willing to mail to an international partner THIS month

If you have never swapped with A Swap For All Seasons before, please list any recent swaps you have participated in and how you found A Swap For All Seasons.

I will send out a confirmation email letting you know if you have been added to the swap. When the sign ups are closed, you will get an email with a list of participants and who you will be swapping with.

As long as you are still seeing this post, you can still sign up! I will close the sign ups on the morning of April 3rd or if we reach 25 swappers. COMMENTS ON THIS POST ARE NOT CONSIDERED A SIGN UP FOR THE SWAP- please send an email!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Reminders and Mr Linky for the April Mothers Day Swap

Today is the mailing deadline for the April Swap. If you haven't mailed your package, please do it today! I'll be mailing everyone a follow-up email sometime next week.

Don't forget to sign up for the May Wedding Swap beginning tomorrow, April 1st.

Here is our Mr. Linky for the April Swap. Please post what you received from your partner (and what you made if you'd like!). I can't wait to see!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

my VIP

This last vintage photo for the month Susie's and my mom on her wedding day. I thought it an appropriate way to "Spring Forward" from the April Mother's Day swap to the May Wedding Swap. Our mom was beautiful, inside and out. Her initials were VIP and she liked to joke about that! She certainly was the VIP of my life. She's been gone 16 years now and I miss her everyday. I'm sure this is something that many of you understand completely. So let's end this Mother's Day swap with love and prayers for Moms everywhere!

See you tomorrow with our Mr Linky for the month.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

vintage image booth fun with mom

Moms & kids...priceless!

Friday, March 28, 2014

vintage postcards

Such a great idea to use a vintage postcard on a tag. You could either photocopy it and reduce the size a bit, or crop the original if necessary to get a good fit. The sample shown here looks like the postcard was reduced in size. I found this tag on Mollie's Pinterest Board, but I am not sure if she is the artist. She has great tags and cards on her boards, however!
I'm also showing a couple of vintage postcard images that I think would be ideal for a Mother's Day tag. Love it!