We're expecting some significant snow in Iowa tonight and tomorrow, so I'm declaring it a creative weekend. First up, I needed to make some Valentines and cards for a new shop I'm selling in: Spring City Vintage in Colfax. It's an occasional store, meaning it's only open one Saturday per month and by appointment. We have more and more of these types of shops opening up. It keeps overhead low for a specialty shop, and customers really pour in on those days the stores are open. Anyway, Spring City Vintage's date this month happens to coincide with Valentine's Day, so I made some vintage Valentines:
And some close-up shots. The Valentines are from around 1963 and belonged to a friend of mine.
These cards, and more, will be on sale at Spring City Village on February 14.
Mr. Finn was born in late October and is our first grandchild. We can't get enough of him! Having his parents move back to central Iowa from Seattle was pretty awesome too! And our trips: Key West, Florida, & Wisconsin. Plus, Tom went to Germany! What a year.
Resolutions for 2015: As always: Blog more (if you're a long-time follower, you've seen this one before), create more, eat better, read more, travel more, save more (travel more and save more just don't work well together!), and just plain ENJOY more.
I did cross off a couple of my to-dos already today. I finished my Christmas thank yous (see previous blog post from today) and I updated my Goodreads account. Also, I already finished my book for a bookclub I might or might not participate in.
I'm off to a great start! I hope to finish some old projects and start (and hopefully finish) some new ones too. The next item on the list is to create some new things with vintage postcards, and I'm going to get started on that right now.
Even a simple handmade thank you is better than none! I had to make a lot, so I kept them easy. This is just a CTMH Whisper cs card with a punched and raised Outdoor Denim cs square stamped with a few snowflakes in CTMH White Daisy pigment ink. Let's face it, most of our thank yous end up in the trash after the season anyway, right? A well-written thank you note on the inside is the most important part of this card.