#74 - Happy Valentine's Day
from Vintage Image
normally arrives in your inbox on the 20th of each month. Sometimes,
when a holiday is in full bloom, a Special Edition is called for. Like today!
Let's get crafting...
- A FREE Valentine vintage image of the 1922 sheet music, Stealing Hearts.
- Is the devil in the details? Vintage designer Lisa Pace
proves there can be an angel in the details, if you know how.
- Here's an idea: mail a quilt
to a friend!
FREE Vintage Sheet Music
Stealing Hearts from 1922
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/w3ii9e
If that link doesn't work for you (it is a very large file of 2MB, so
it might take a minute or two), you can try this alternate link: http://www.sendspace.com/pro/w3ii9e
From 1885 through the 1930s, Tin Pan Alley was the heart of America's
popular music scene. This Manhattan district was home to most of the
music publishers, and the cacophony of song writers plugging their
latest "hits" echoed down the streets - like the sound of crashing tin
pans. This forgotten 1922 song by Billy Bernard and Eddie Kamnetz, Stealing Hearts, is a perfect
example of Tin Pan Alley's wares. Has cupid ever been so adorably
Inspiring Books 'n Blogs
Delight was an understatement
when we discovered Delight
in the Details by Lisa M. Pace. If you like the
vintage look and you want to learn from a master, this is a book to
treasure. In a way, we loved the book because it was so apparent that
Lisa loved writing it. She pulls out her full portfolio of techniques,
presenting clear instructions for using paints and inks, patterns and
textures, dimensional embellishments, and something she calls "sparkle
and shine." We guarantee you will find something you love, something
you want to make or something surprising on every page. We especially
like her layering of papers with fabrics to create rich textures. And
she shows us at least a couple of dozen tricks for using old pages from
books or sheet music.
We met up with Lisa Pace at the Craft & Hobby
Association Convention in Los Angeles last month. She was busy offering
instruction at the Maya
Road booth, but she took generous time to talk. Surprise! She was
as delightful as her book.
You can find Delight
in the Details at Amazon.com, and an autographed original at Lisa's
website, It's in the
Mail a Quilt to a Friend
When we moved to Bellingham, Washington, last fall, we sent out "change
of address" cards with a photo of our house. Weren't we surprised when
we received a card back in the mail, with a small, fabric facsimile of
our house! Our friend Pat, a master quilter, copied the image of our
house and created this 4" x 6" abstract version.
She chose patterned fabrics from among her scraps, ironed on fusible
web and thin batting, and cut out the design. Once it was assembled on
the card, she ironed again to adhere it to the card, and then
machine-stitched around the shapes with various zig zags and decorative
Isn't this a great idea for when you need a personal "Congratulations
on Your New Home," or "Welcome to the Neighborhood" card? You can use
fabric, as Pat did, or paper scraps and glue. It's art! It's a
card! Suitable for framing!
One Day Left in our
card-making e-Book is flying off the shelves. "Ten Vintage Valentine Greetings to Make" has
everything you need to make classy Vintage-inspired Valentine cards
that will amaze your crafty friends.
Exclusive Sale for Subscribers!
Each of the ten cards is unique and exclusive to VIC. We provide
step-by-step illustrated instructions, and beautiful ready-to-print
vintage images! All in an easy to download and print PDF format.
For the next few weeks, we are offering you a special discount of 30%
off the $8.99 retail price. But only
until February 14.
Take advantage of this limited offer. To get your 30%
discount, enter this code during checkout:
For a last-minute Valentine card for your sweetie, don't forget our
easy-to-make Queen of Hearts Valentine Card. If this link
doesn't work for you, type into your browser: http://www.vintageimagecraft.com/queen-of-hearts-valentine.html
But wait! Do you hear an Irish tenor singing "O Danny Boy" with a
plaintive lilt? Are you starting to dig out the green glitter? Could
that be St. Patrick's Day, just over
that green hill of shamrocks?
Martin is working on the cutest St. Patrick's Day Puzzle Blocks. Perfect
for your little table-top "Made in Ireland" display. Right next to the
corned beef and cabbage. We'll have a full photographic layout and FREE
Irish images for you in the next issue!
And we'll have
some more "celebrity crafter" visits from our Craft & Hobby
Association convention experience. It was overwhelming. Acres and acres
of booths filled with the latest materials, supplies, tools, paper,
glitter, glue, ink, paint - and ideas.
Happy Valentine's Day!!
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