Thursday, September 9, 2010

Autumn Crafts & Vintage Treasures

Wow, it's Thursday already! Where has the week gone? Oh yes, Monday was a holiday! That really makes the week fly by doesn't it?

I have two scrapbook pages to share with you today about a couple of subjects I adore, autumn crafts and vintage treasures! I don't know about you, but when September rolls around my crafting goes into full drive. I love to make fall home decor pieces for the home, as gifts and to sell in my Etsy shop!


Photographed on this page are just a few of the many crafty things I made last fall. Look at all the leaves and rich fall colors. This page will be fun to display in one of my tabletop easils during the season!


Do you see the pretty stitched leaves on this section of the page? Those were created with a fabulous new digital kit called 'Messy Stitches V.1' from Kerry Stewart of Two Peas in a Bucket. I adore this kit with its variety of leaf patterns that also includes words! I hope Kerry makes another few volumes of these cool stitchy designs!



Now for the antiques portion of the post...I have always enjoyed antiques, but I didn't have the money in past years nor did I know anything about them or their value and I didn't know how to decorate with them so I always passed them by. Not any more! With the internet at my finger tips I've been able to learn a lot and then there's one of my favorite blogs, Daisy's Cottage, that always shows pictures of lovely vintage treasures. I love the way Daisy arranges her books and favorite little nick knacks.

Oh, I have to mention another thing about this page. Do you see the little vintage post cards tucked into the side of my photo? I used those for my journaling, dowloaded from a favorite site of mine called The Graphics Fairy. There are oodles of fabulous vintage downloads....free!

The photo of me on this page is from a trip my husband and I took over the summer to Selma. There are a lot of antique shops there! The small pictures are some treasures I recently purchased during an outing with my best gal pal. Oh, I can't wait to go again! :)

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you have enjoyed my post and pages. Hurry back...I have a special post lined up for you tomorrow! :)

21 comments:

Cheryl Nelson said...

Both are absolutely fabulous!! I am so enjoying seeing los from you! You are so talented!

~Patty~ said...

Very cute. I love that site with the vintage clip art. Very neat.

Aphra said...

These are amazing, Kathy! I'm feeling the need to buy myslef some leaves and get busy. :)

Daniela said...

These are beautiful and I LOVE that doily!!!

BabyBokChoy said...

I'm particularly in love with the vintage layout, it's VERY vintage-y!! excellent!

Virginia L. said...

Thanks for the inspiring fall scrapbook pages and the cool links. Love the vintage page with all the beautiful elements! That journaling looks fabulous!

Heather Jensen said...

These are are fabulous! Love them both. :)

LG said...

great design as always. I wish I can scrap like you

Jen said...

so pretty!! i'm busting out my fall decor as well...can't wait!! love the layout!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

What AMAZING pages Kathy! LOVE these!

Silke Ledlow said...

Absolutely fabulous scrap-pages Kathy!!! The details are amazing!!! Hugs ~S~

Michelle Sielman said...

Love them both.. totally loving the tag sub titles on the first one, great idea:-)

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful layouts! love the designs and details!

LeAnne said...

Fun pages, Kathy! I love antiquing and junking and yard saling.....I just need a bigger house.

Kerrianne said...

Gorgeous!!! Great work! Love it all!

Ujjwal said...

those are gorgeous Kathy!! So much detailing and such fab colors!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous pages Kathy. Love the papers, the flowers... those tags! :o)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my goodness, these are SUCH AMAZING pages!! Love all your details like the stitched leaves and strings on the tags. Awesome....totally awesome!

Niki Estes said...

Great pages, Kathy! That leaf stitching is so neat!

lynn said...

pretty page, kathy!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Fabulous pages Kathy!!! You really have a knack for putting different elements together in such an artistic way!! Thank you so much for linking this up to Brag Monday.

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