January 29, 2011

Valentine Hanging

        I started this Valentine Day hanging with Tim Holtz' bingo embossing folder and it just flowed from there.  The little girl image and ticket are from K&Co.  They have a really wonderful set of vintage Valentine ephemera this year.  I ran a strip of Tim's tissue tape across the bottom.  Found that things don't really stick to it -- even with the best of adhesives.




I have to share a little find I had yesterday.  I walked into one of my favorite thrift shops to look around -- always looking for that little gem you can use in your artwork.  I didn't see this table until I was almost ready to leave -- at which time I spied about ten baskets full of stamps!
I made away with these -- displaying great self control.  The prices were reasonable, and it helps to know proceeds from the shop go to help developmentally disabled adults.

14 comments:

craftattack said...

Wowee! I would have taken those stamps, too, well done on your great find!

Helen said...

Great Valentine piece, and I would have grabbed those stmaps too!

Jacqueline said...

Always happy to visit your blog! I would never in a hundred years come across ten baskets full of stamps here in France!!! :)
Your valentines tag is so wonderfully crafted - you have a knack at these!
Lovely to see you over on the blog at Artistic Outpost - gorgeous cards, especially the first one with the vintage pink!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

wow what a great find with the stamps. I love your wall hanging

debbiek said...

Great find, Louise! I'm so happy for you. Looks like you had a great day. Love your Valentine piece, just adorable!

Gloria said...

What a great piece and just in time for Valentine's day. Great work.

Sarah said...

Love, love, love that Valentine hanger...it's soooo cute...even thought it's pink...lol.
Good thing we didn't run across that thrift store find when Pam and I were there. I would hate to think what would have happened...lol!

Janna said...

I love this Valentine tag! I want to start doing this tag challenge, looks like fun!

Lori said...

This is really fantastic! Love the Bingo background with all your embellishments and image, really lovely! Those thrift store stamps are an awesome deal!

Deb (dcorder) said...

Awesome find! And I love the Valentine goodness!!

nise said...

You are the luckiest shopper, Louise! Happy that you will be at Artistic Outpost. I admire their stamps and think your creative genius will work well with them. Hope you are warm & well.

Lynn Stevens said...

How did I miss this hanging? Its just precious!! and what a great find, I Love thrift stores.LOL

Marva said...

Holy cow! You have a fabulous thrift store!!!! :D

kANNAdyjka said...

OMG! You are so lucky, that's my dream to find stamps in the thrift store! Never happened unfortunately!
Love every piece of your work!