this week's challenge at shopping our stash is called "who's who" and what we want to see is the image of a person somewhere on your project. so you could make a layout full of family photos, a canvas with one special portrait, an ATC with a stamped image of a person, or even a card with a beautiful lady you cut out of a vintage sewing magazine! if the last idea sounds a bit far fetched to you, i should probably show ya my project, lol!
it's no secret that i *LOVE* vintage paper, right? afterall, i have enough of it to assemble the themed ephemera packs i sell in my etsy shop. if you happen to be on the east coast, you can also find them at paper anthology in kenvil, nj and the ink pad in manhattan two awesome bricks-n-mortar papercrafting shops that i guarantee you will love exploring! for a while i've had paper packs that feature sheet music, foreign text, christmas and nature-related goodies; right now i'm in the midst of trying some new compilations and one of my faves is called "crafty lady". it's a mix of old and new paper goodness with an artsy theme and i've tried to represent a lot of different creative hobbies like sewing, knitting, painting, lettering, macrame, photography... well, let's just say there's a little bit of everything i could think of... and a few things i'd've never imagined, but found anyway, lol! :)
the lady on this card (and the luscious pink order form behind her) came from a 1965 simplicity sewing magazine i totally fell in love with at a thrift shop. i thought she'd be the perfect star of a funky girlish birthday card, and i stand by that decision. this particular card is going to anna and barbara and the gang at the ink pad, who have just celebrated their 16th anniversary. i think you'll agree that's quite a feat, especially in the wild retail world of new york city; so if you're planning a trip to the area i hope you'll drop by and wish them a happy sweet sixteen!
to celebrate the fact that my lovely friend amy tsuruta is back on the fusion card challenge blog, i've used both aspects of the current challenge, which consists of a rather fab sketch AND an inspiration photo with a gorgeous (pink!) 1960's corvette stingray:
speaking of challenges, i hope you'll join us at SOS this week; meanwhile you can check out what m'lovely colleagues have made to inspire you! ♥