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Etsy Inspired #121--1.8.11

  Happy Saturday!!! Dearness me, I am soooo totally exhausted! We started a new semester at school and all my students are brand new! I am finishing up my second inquiry to clear my credential (one more and I'm done), finalizing plans for CHA and working on publication calls, and finally the most draining (and depressing) part of my week is preparing for my goodbye to my hubby who leaves on the 16th of January to start a new job that requires 100% travel. Although, his boss assures him the travel will eventually lighten up (maybe 70% travel), I am not relishing the idea of only seeing my hubby for 2.5 days every 11 days. Sigh. Such is life. God provided this job and I am believing God will give my hubby and I the strength to begin this interesting season of our marriage.
  But, on a happier note we have a most fabulously glam shop this week! La Pomme sells gorgeous authentic French vintage objects and home decor. This is TOTALLY my type of store. Look at some of the BEAUTIFUL products that you can find in this shop.

Seriously, I am in love. But, now for the real cincher! I have Vintage framed prints hanging in my office restroom. They were given to me by my own mother during a very special family antique bridal shower where the closest married women in my family give the bride-to-be an antique from an ancestor. My mother knew how much I loved these vintage prints, gifted them to me and now they grace the walls in my home. So of course the following prints were my inspiration for this week's card.

Cameo's are sooo in right now. I found this divine Art Deco Ladies Cameo at This Good Day
The Cameo is soo gloriously fashionista that I knew it would be perfect for this shop!

Look at the pretty glitter on the hat. The muslin fabric is from Emma's Paperie

This is a simple home made embellishment where I gathered two layers of lace
trim into a circle, adhered it to a base, and stitched a button on top.

   Okay, okay I know that Art Deco which came about early 20th century is NOT the same as 19th Victorian, but I just couldn't help myself! But, here is the absolute BEST part of this challenge. One winner will win vintage sheet music, a vintage tin box AND a plush fruit from  La Pomme !!! OOOhhh...pure gloriousness!!

  This week's sponsor is The Stamp Fairy They'll be awarding our second winner three free digi's of their choice!

and our guest designer for January, Rachel

Vintage Cameo card
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) PTI.
Patterned Paper: (Damask from Love Nest collection) Glitz Design. 
Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown) Clearsnap.
Fibers: (Brown seam binding) Prairie Bird Boutique. (Cream lace) Joann's Fabrics.
Accents: (Pink and white vintage buttons). (Pearl stick pin) Maya Road. (Decorative Scroll) Pink Paislee. (White Flower) Prima. (Cream muslin) Emma's Paperie
Other: (Vintage cameo tag)  This Good Day .


  1. This is just beautiful Emily! I'm not very good at the Vintage look but you're fabulous at it!! Your creation is just wonderful....AWESOME job!!!!!

  2. So pretty! I love your homemade lace embellishment. You never cease to amaze me with your unique creations!

    I'm so sorry to hear about your hubby's new job keeping the two of you apart so often. I sure wouldn't like that either. Try to stay positive :) Marriage can be tough at times...but it's SOOOOO worth it! ;-)

  3. Emily,
    I just love following your blog and seeing your amazing creations. This is no exception. Such a gorgeous vintage card. I hope that you and the hubby find a way to cherish the little time that you will have together and that his work travel will lighten up in the future. Good luck and at least you will have a bunch of spare time to dive into your crafting and students.

  4. ::thud:: I love!

  5. Beautiful! Always love your Vintagey and Victorian style. Love the embellishment you created as well! So pretty!

    Hope life eases up a bit. You sound HORRIBLY busy! And the whole hubby travel thing - bla. Hang in there!

  6. Gorgeous project! Love the cameo!

  7. Gorgeous, as always! Wishing you all the best this year as you face new opportunities and changes in your life.

  8. I KNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEW it! As soon as I saw this store--I knew you would rock this challenge out of the water! LOVE LOVE LOVE your take on this challenge;) Your style is perfect! Your layering is AWESOME! I love the images and the ribbon...and the paper...I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

    LOVE visiting here! Miss talking with you--hope you are doing well! How are things? LOTS of love!!!

  9. LOVE your gorgeous vintage style card! SO Emily!!

  10. Fabby Gorgeous. Love it! Love it! The cameo is awesome and I love your homemade embellie. :)

  11. Gorgeous card! The soft colours are lovely, so elegant.

  12. omg, I love love love this!

  13. All I can say is WOW!! What a fantastic cameo!

  14. First off, let me just say that this may be my very most favourite thing you've ever made. It's DDG. (drop dead gorgeous)

    Second, you and your DH will make it through this. Any time you need to talk, you've got all of us. There are even a couple military wives around who've been through similar things (me included, though never anything this drastic.) We'll help you through.

  15. I have had a real good time looking araound at all your fabolous cards here in the blog - wow - you are a true artist!!!
    Cant wait to see all the beauty you will create with the new goodies from Best Creation.

  16. Emily this card is Fab~u~lous!! One of my faves of yours. Sorry to hear about hubs new job. I hope it gets easier for you. *hugs*

  17. That's it, we need to get together and craft! I need some of that awesome mojo you've got going! This is AMAZING!!! I love love love the lace and buttons! So pretty!

  18. This card is absolutely elegant and GORGEOUS!!!

  19. What a gorgeous vintage card! WOw!


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