Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Few New Things...

Got a few new things to share with you.

Not too many..sorry. I have recently started going to the gym right after the kids get on the bus...still adjusting because morning is usually my most creative time. The trade-off is worth it though, because I feel so much better!

I've also added a new music player...cute, isn't it? With a few new songs and a few accoustic versions of some old faves...

But anyway...on with the photos....


I think my bowhead lollapalooza from a few weeks ago "girlied" me out (say it ain't so!)...been drawn to very vintage, graphic images with not so much femininity to them (but there's always a touch- I am a girl, after all).


Right before the big move, I got a huge order of stamps that I had been waiting on for what seemed like forever. This particular company makes your stamps to order and stamps are not their primary product, so you have to be patient. My bowheads were part of that order and so were these vintage cat and dog toy images...LOVE them!

And...finally...the black ink is growing on me again ( I willl never give up the sepia, but variety is good). I like to keep the main image simple, simple, simple, that's why most tags will feature a sepia or black image, with the highlight color in the background...

Summer is moving season...have a new neighbor? Going to a BBQ with a hostess gift? Housewarming? How fun would it be to attach one of these tags to a kitchen themed basket filled with flavored oils, pestos and crusty breads?

The background of the ENJOY photo is a page from one of the few books I did not share *here* ...it's a shopping directory from Watertown, NY dated 1880. I think this was the ephemera find of that shopping expedition...it's a whole post on its' own, but I'll share a snap of the inside cover...

Last but not least, in that same huge stamp order was a series of vintage transportation images, from scooters to sailboats. I will be doing allot with these and some of the antique books I have been rescuing (these were bound for a dumpster- obscure fiction with no prized illustrations), and here's the first- an antique convertible...love it! And just in time for Father's Day...

Happy Wednesday to ALL!

Until Next Time,




5 comments:

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

Steph, your new tags are lovely, as always. I especially love the gingham-dog-and-calico-cat-like images. I just got some new stamps, too, and one of them is a crossed fork and spoon! At least I am in good company with my love for stamps :-)

Kristal said...

I just love the new stamps, they are adorable. And the new music player, that is Totally Cool!!! And the music selection is great!

ElegantSnobbery said...

Aw, very sweet! I especially love those kittens. :)

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

You little animal tags are so darn sweet! I just love 'em!

Anne said...

Hi, Steph! You have your own stamps made? How coooooool! I would love to hear all about it if you care to share sometime! (You can send me an e-mail through my blog if you like...) The first fuzzy doggie (a Scottie?) is sooo cute and adorable on the polka dotted paper. And you've got me dreaming about fresh baked bread, too! Super stuff! :-)