Issue #013 - We hope your holidays were joyful and creative! It is the New Year and we all have another 12 months of crafting and scrapbooking to look forward to.
Valentine's Day is next at bat. There actually several Saint Valentines in the Catholic canon, but the most popular legend has one of those Saint Valentines imprisoned by the Emperor Claudius II for secretly performing wedding ceremonies for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. On the eve of his execution, legend has it that he sent a note to a young woman, signed "From your Valentine." The rest is history.
By the way, our trip to the Pacific Northwest and Vancouver was COLD! "Hats On" to all of our crafting friends from that region!
This week, we have the most beautiful postcard sets on auction at our vintage image eBay auctions. Take a look at these remarkable originals.
FREE Valentine Collage Sheet
Everyone knows that chubby little cherub, Cupid. Love is a shot in the dark, they say, which is why Cupid carries a bow and arrow and not a clipboard and a stack of personality tests.
The Victorians were not satisfied with only one star cherub. Oh no, they staffed Valentine's Day with dozens of winged wee-folk. We selected four colorful clip art examples and created this FREE collage sheet for you, called Valentine Cherubs.
To download your FREE collage sheet: Just click on this URL, or cut and paste it into your Internet browser:
You will open a PDF file that you can then save on your computer!
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Please download Valentine Cupids and play with it. Then, contact us and let us know about your experience.
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Our next issue of Crafting With A Vintage Look will be out around January 20 - with Valentines on our minds! Contact us with your ideas and suggestions!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Scott & Martin