Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy PINK Saturday!

Happy PINK Saturday everyone!
Happy 4th Birthday to PINK Saturday!

Congratulations to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for hosting PINK Saturday every week and bringing us all the PINKness we can stand. 
Today I want to show you what I created and what I received in a recent swap. The criteria of the swap was to create a 12"x12" canvas containing nine squares, 2"x2". After contacting my swap partner, Susie at South City Hues, I found out her tastes were very similar to mine! 

I started out by washing the canvas with a soft shade of PINK acrylic paint. Once it was dry, I brushed on a pale shade of cream but this time I went back over with a dry brush and "lifted" some of the paint off of the canvas. Then the canvas sat there for two weeks because I couldn't decide what to do next. I started thumbing through my vintage images and a clear theme started to emerge, vintage Bluebirds! Here is a shot of the finished board. 
 Here is a close up of the sweet fairy tale girl with her bluebird friends.

And here is a close up of a couple of the squares. 

This is the fabulous canvas Susie sent to me!

She visited my website and borrowed some of the pics to use on my canvas, how clever was that?!
That little munchkin with the party hat on, ready for Beverly's PINK birthday party, is yours truly! 

And this sweet baby is my very own mom!

She even included a picture of my Midge doll!

And it didn't stop there! Susie tucked in all kinds of extra goodies like a sweet vintage book and hankie. 
Thank you for being such a great swap partner Susie!

Have a wonderful weekend and a safe memorial day!  
 And don't forget to stop by Beverly's and wish PINK Saturday a Happy Birthday! xxoo Nan

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

America: RED. White and Blue!

With Memorial Day just the blink of an eye away and the Fourth of July just around the corner, I wanted to share some vintage patriotic pictures. I don't remember where I originally saw these but I have had them for a long, long time. So long in fact, I had to go to the external hard drive on my old desktop to find them. I would like to give credit where credit is due, so if any of you know where I might have gotten these, please let me know! 
 I have always loved Paper dolls and I think these are just about the sweetest ones I have ever seen! 

 Can't you just see a little girl in the 40's, sitting on the floor playing with these paper dolls while her family gathered around the radio, listening to the latest news from the war front! 

 I know these are scary times we live in now but imagine waiting and waiting and waiting to receive any news, before there were instant pictures and news coming across your TV screen or computer. 

 Imagine how scary it must have been as the news of Pearl Harbor reached the mainland. As families every where across America held their breath and listened as President Roosevelt gave his now famous Pearl Harbor speech. 

 I wasn't alive during World War II but it was probably the last war that our Country was united. I don't think I have EVER heard anyone say "we never should have gotten involved in WWII". 

 Regardless of your feelings about more recent conflicts, I hope that all of us take a few minutes this weekend to remember those who sacrificed everything so that we might enjoy the freedoms so many take for granted and to thank those who have served this great nation! God Bless America!
I'm linking this post to:
Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady
and Alphabe Thursday for the Letter A at Jenny Matlocks

Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy PINK Saturday & Happy Mothers Day!

Happy PINK Saturday
and Happy Mothers Day!
Please stop by How Sweet the Sound where our host Ms Beverly, has some wonderful PINK posts waiting for you!
Today I have a two sweet Mothers Day images and poems just for you! Both of the images are by one of my Fav artist, Mabel Rollins Harris.

 Have a wonderful weekend, filled with Bubbles of JOY! xoxo Nan