Sunday, January 14, 2018

Excited to be published in Stampers' Sampler!

I was honored three of my cards made it into the Stampers' Sampler in the 2018 Jan/Feb/Mar issue.
 
 




Friday, January 5, 2018

Cherrelyn Horse Car

In April of 2016 I shared a postcard of the Cherrelyn Horse Car in Denver Colorado HERE.  The Cherrelyn line operated from 1893 until 1910!

Mailed Dec 4,1908 from Denver, Colorado to Turlock, California

Recently I found another image of the Cherrelyn Horse Car
 

Postcard never mailed
 
I certainly hope the people sitting on top were posing for the picture and didn't ride up there!
 
 
"Uniquely made for the hill leading up to Cherrelyn, the Horse Car was pulled up the hill by one of five horses assigned to the job (Quickstep, Frederick, Curley, Dobbin, and Old Dick). It would make several stops along the way for passengers and upon arrival at the top the horse was disconnected then backed up a ramp and placed onto the trolley. When the shoppers were ready to return home, they would climb aboard the trolley and the conductor would give them and the horse a push. Gravity did the rest as passengers were whisked back down the hill to Broadway and Hampden. It is said that the trip took 15 minutes to get to the top and only 3 minutes to return back to the bottom."
 
From the Cherrelyn Animal Hospital (you can read more about the history of the area by clicking on the link  http://www.cherrelynanimalcare.com/historical-cherrelyn )
 
 
Great History and a ton pictures of the Cherrelyn Horse Car: https://ceramembersblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/a-horsecar-named-cherrelyn/
 
I am sharing this postcard with Postcard Friendship Friday!

Note - all postcards shared on Postcard Friendship Friday are from my private collection

 
 

Monday, January 1, 2018

More tags for the New Year!!!

More New Year tags made with collage images from AlteredPages.com!
 
 
NOW let's make 2018
 the most CREATIVE year ever!
  
More New Year's tags from my studio! 
I had a lot of fun creating these postcard tags!
 
 
These are the tags I posted a couple of days ago, you will find them with details on creating the tags by clicking HERE!
 
 
Back of the New Year's postcard tags!




 
 
I used  images from the Altered Pages collage sheets A Children's New Year, Altered Pages Vintage Bicycles or Mail Box Muse Fringe & Fedoras.
 
 
With at ton of supplies I mixed and matched until I was happy with each tag.  
 
A little Steampunk
A little Art Deco

Died lace to coordinate with the image.
 
 
NEW YEARS TAGS!!!
 









  
HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy New Year!

Wishing you a Happy New Year!
May 2018 be a wonderful year! 
 

International Art Publishing Co. Ltd.   (1895-1915)
New York, NY
In 1895 Wolf & Co. and the Art Lithographic Publishing Co. founded this subsidiary (International Art Publishing Co.) to take over production of their holiday and souvenir cards. Samuel Garre, the manager of the Art Lithographic Publishing Company assumed management of this new entity. They would grow into an important publisher of artist signed cards, which were printed in Germany.
 

I am sharing this postcard with Postcard Friendship Friday!

Note - all postcards shared on Postcard Friendship Friday are from my private collection

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year's Eve!!!

Postmark from Spokane not able to read the date. 
Addressed to an individual staying at the
Navy YMCA in Bremerton, Wash!
 
Postmarked 1909!
From Sophia (town on postmark illegible)
to her sister Margaret living in Illinois Brown County
 
 

I am sharing this postcard with Postcard Friendship Friday!

Note - all postcards shared on Postcard Friendship Friday are from my private collection

Saturday, December 30, 2017

New Years Postcard Tags!

As we end the year I created New Years tags for Altered Pages.  Lace is so versatile it comes in many colors, but in my stash of lace most of it is white.  White lace can be died to colors that match any project you are working on.  Today I am sharing half of the tags I made today, see more tags on New Years Day!





Supplies:
Classic Post Card Tags
Altered Pages A Children's New Year Collage sheet
Altered Pages Vintage Bicycles
Mail Box Muse Fringe & Fedoras Collage Sheet
Mists - Brown, Red and Green
DUO
Gilding Gold Leaf
Vintage Text
Sheet music
Gold Pen
Tacky Glue
Double sided tape
Lace Trim
Flowers
Shabby Rose
Charms
Bronze Safety Pins
Chipboard gears
Washi Tape
Stickles
Dew Drops
Doily
Gold Glam Stickers
Zig 2 Way Glue


The New Years tags were created on the back of the Classic Post Card Tags!

Each tag was sprayed with two Mists - Brown and Red or Green. The tags curled and when they died they would flatten.  

Cut images from the Altered Pages collage sheets
A Children's New Year, Altered Pages Vintage Bicycles or Mail Box Muse Fringe & Fedoras.


 

Die lace with mists used to spray the background.  In a small bowl add a little bit of water with desired colors, then dry. 

 The Shabby Rose was colored to a beautiful creamy color!

Spread tons of supplies (listed above) on the table and start creating!
 
 
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR TAGS!





Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
 



I am sharing these postcards with Postcard Friendship Friday!

Note - all postcards shared on Postcard Friendship Friday are from my private collection