Saturday, February 2, 2013

A Little Piece of... Vintage!

Kraft & Kreme

We want to see you use only kraft and cream on your creations this week...
Finished card, 6 x 3 1/2".  Made from scraps!

CTMH "Crafted with Love" stamps, and Art Philosophy cart.  Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.  Clear embossing powder.

Craft & Cream cardstocks from Petersen Arne. 
Vintage paper from paper pack with missives dating from 1897 - 1902. 

 Can you tell the date on this letter?  Did the author mean to write 1901, but accidentally wrote 1900, and then tried to correct it?  It is from the early part of the year and we still do make those kinds of mistakes to this day.  Its well over 110 years old no matter the exact date, but so cool that it dates to this month.  Its also from San Francisco, to the then sheriff of Multnomah County here in Portland, OR.  As I'm rooting for the 49ers this Sunday... well, just one more reason to carry out the theme.

Loved that "ink & nib" script and the flowery heading on the stationery, so I just had to use it for this challenge.  As its just a scrap of the original (photocopied to retain the colors and authentic look (The photos make the original litho look a little more reddish than the brown it truly is)) I thought the "piece" phrase was perfect!.

Thanks for taking a peek!

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Giveaway Announcement for February!

Notice the CTMH stamps and cuts used here?  If you're a fan of CTMH products, or just a fan of giveaways in general, you've gotta check out this month's giveaway at
The Damask Diva's Blog

Hop on over to their blog to check out fun projects and how to enter to win a stamp set for February that coordinates with the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge!


Loli said...

Hola Bernadet!!!! to much time with out news about you:D.
Fantastic your post about your old letter, my sister and i love the old books and letters,i think behind all old letter or book there is an human history.
Very gorgeous vintage card Bernadet, i love your label!, well done.
A warm hug from Palma

Chrissie said...

Great to see you again Bernadet!
This is terrific!
Thanks so much for joining us again.
Less is More

Suzilou said...

Gorgeous card and love the vintage letters :)

Jen said...

fabulous vintage!!

Sorry for the late visit this week... Thanks for joining us for the 2nd birthday celebrations!
Jen xx
"Less Is More"