Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vintage Santa and A PeeGee Hydrangea


Another beautiful morning.....we had a light rain last night.....never even heard it...but it sure "cleanzed" the air...it's to be 70 today, looks like another afternoon I can work in my gardens....I love the fall, I am sure "going to miss it" when it leaves us soon.
Today I have the neatest vintage santa to share...I just bought this stamp yesterday for only $4.39...can you believe that?  Our wonderful scrapbook store is closing their doors and they hope to be gone by the end of November, but each day they are still receiving new items...this stamp was one of them (sorry I can't mention the name)..I am so upset by this, as they carried everything, and I went at least once a week...I know most of it can be ordered online, but I love to browse and "feel" the items in my hand.
Whoops...guess I got side-tracked!  I inked this santa in Stampin'Up's Riding Hood Red...you can see I did some sewing around the card...I just love the look of sewing on a card....I found a piece of a vintage satin ribbon that was the perfect color....the holly, I cut out with a die on some foil paper, they were popped up for a 3d effect and I "bent" the edges up a bit......cardstock used was all SU...Garden Green~Very Vanilla...I also stamped the inside of my card and inked the edges a bit.

Stampin'Up! has a wonderful vintage Santa stamp set as well, its called Good Cheer...I would be happy to order it for "you"!  :<)

I wanted to share my beautiful PeeGee Hydrangea with you...it is HUGE...I have 3 of these, but this one is the biggest...it starts blooming creamy white in August, towards the end of the month it takes on a sage green and pink color.......stunning...and its still going strong!  See you tomorrow!!

5 comments:

Primitive Seasons said...

Cool Santa! Nice card. Lucky you hitting a store closing!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Dawn B. said...

This is really a great vintage stamp buy.. I love the way it stamps out.. Really great job.. TFS

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Absolutely STUNNING hun!! Love the vintage image of course..you knew that one!! ;) Your layout is beautiful too!! TFS! HUGS

xoxoxo ~Lori said...

Cute card Mama!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful card!! Love your vintage Santa and your layout and details!