I was over on sis the other day and seen Tara Anderson is sponsoring a challenge. I really love vintage things as u may know and the challenge was to use vintage stuff. YAY! Not to mention the prize is sweet!
I want it ever so much. I HAD to make something special for it. I have been wanting to make a wall hanging out of a old book now for ohhh maybe 2 years but just never wanted to spend the cash on the old book. I finally broke down and got one just for this occasion. As I was rummaging through things I found some old photos. I wanted to take them all home with me but couldn't of course. I kept going back to one photo and holding it and wondering what his name was, who his family was and how THEY could ever give up such a precious photo. I was reeled in, had to take it home. I wondered to myself what I would do with it. I paid for my purchase and went on my merry way.
When I got to the crop (had a wonderful time with Kristi, cousin, and Beth)I was soooo not feeling any sorta creative juices sooo i stared at my book and all the vintage bits that I managed to shove in my bag at the last min. Nope. I decided to wait till I got home to figure that one out. I pulled out the photo and still my heart wouldn't let go. We all started talking about these photos and old books. One of the ladies that I crop with Cheri said she had a bunch of old books and she would bring them to me because she was just going to throw them out. YAY! She also told me she already threw away a bunch of old pictures because she didn't know who in her family they were....WHAT??? I know you cant hold on to EVERYTHING but I don't have any cool old pics and if I did I would surely hold on to them. But we are all different.
Anyway I did work on the little project at home and I kept wondering what I was going to do with the little pic...As i started to make the wall hanging it slowly turned into a scrapbook about the pics that I will soon rescue and the one I had already.
Wonderful! I just love the idea and I love that now my little boy has a home.
I also love the fact that the book came with a big DISCARD stamped on the front page. I just had to add my little 2 cents to it.
As for the books, Cheri brought me 3 of them and they are sooooo wonderful. When I seen them my heart skipped a beat. No joke! I LOVE vintage stuff and these are to die for.
Don't you agree?!? She is a wonderful lady and I so thank her for these! She says she will bring me more she just has to go through them. She has boxes. eeekk!
Ok so I know I said I would post my Halloween stuff but this post is long so I will do that in a few days. I am sure most of you have seen most of it but there is a few things I haven't posted on the boards yet that I will post here first. Gotta give something fresh on here right? LOL! Happy fall my lovelies!