6 November 2012

WOYWW #179

Yep it's time to join in on the "Global Snooping" of craft rooms, an event grand enough to be a topic of discussion on  BBC radio and hosted by Julia at  Stamping Ground!   I didn't get around to many desks this week and I am quite anxious about what I may have missed!

I still have Halloween bits on my desk though I have tried to hide them this week.  I hit the Halloween sale bins at Michaels this afternoon, how could I resist black tinsel wreaths for $1.99, huge wired ribbon bows for .99?  Thinking I will go back tomorrow for a few more wreaths...perfect for decorating the fence out front now that I have had time to think about it!  As difficult as it is, I am moving past Halloween.



Upper left corner, a stack of small tags I have punched from old photos.  The DH came home with two gigantic ledgers filled with 30 years of old family photos stapled into them.  Yep stapled!  There are only a few photos identified with names or dates but they are an Italian family in New York city.  I especially love the Coney Island pics!.  I am sure the story of how the albums landed in Victoria BC would be quite something.   I will include some of these tags as swap gifts.

Upper right corner, one of the matchbox ornaments I am working on for a swap.  The large tags (not quite finished) are part of what I'm putting together for our 4 girls, hoping to give them an early start on their gift wrapping stash.  I have used my Cricut to cut a number of tags from patterned paper and I will go through the old holiday cards to see what could be punched for tags.  Too precious and they don't get used.  These images make me laugh every time I look!  I'm calling that center one "Granny Mary Merry"...I may do a few holiday cards featuring her.  The images are from "Digital Collage Sheets" on Etsy.  Have a look at Michelle's offerings there, the image resolution is fantastic.

Have a great WOYWW!  I hope all of our Sister crafters on the East coast have escaped severe damage and injury!  Hope to visit more this next week!

29 comments:

  1. Those old photos are precious. Love what you are creating. Blissful...

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  2. Such gorgeous tags, I am really feeling the need to start my christmas cards.
    Sandra @10

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  3. Great tags, enjoy working with the family photos. Helen 4

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  4. the tags are fab what a find aren't old photos so interesting ,and goodness she is a cheery sort LOL!!!... love them and have fun creating ...#67

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  5. I always buy next years halloween decorations this time of year too! How lovely to have been given all those photos - hours of fun looking through them I bet! Can I just say your blog text is really hard to read in this colour - any chance of using a darker one?? Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 54

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  6. And now it's Christmas!! I love how those photo tags have come out as well. Stapled photos? Must have run out of photo corners!! Happy WOYWW Cindy #78

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  7. Loving the quirky fun tags, what a find of all those photo's, you just don't get good finds like that here in the UK.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugz Minxy #1

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  8. What FAB images! Love them and the tags. Outstanding!

    Mary Anne (2)

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  9. Wow, what interesting photos. Love the one of the man along the street on the right. And the striped background paper is great! Brigita #117

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  10. I love old photos, it's great that you can reuse them. Those large tags are brilliant! Love the Granny Mary one!! The ribbon holders will be launched on Amazon soon for easier payment options, there might be a sale when they first go live too!

    Hugs
    Brenda 3

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  11. I am loving the tags with the vintage photos. Funny, I was at Michaels' yesterday raking in the Halloween sale items too.....LOL They will still be good next year, and I need those stickers for scrapbooking too.
    Krisha #45

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  12. Those tags look wonderful.
    Carolyn #107

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  13. Granny Mary Merry....LOL...LOVE it!! Everything is looking great Sandi! I love how the photo tags look!! Great idea!!
    Hugs
    Heather

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  14. Pretty tags and love the old photos. #92

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  15. What fantastic photos and by the sound of it some fab bargins too. Happy WOYWW, hugs Buttons #96

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  16. Oh my those are some festive and stunning tags! How clever are you with the old family photos! I also have some very old family photos - no clue, but they are from Italy as well! Maybe I should just use them!! Have a great evening!

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  17. stapled? really? Love the matchbox and the tags!

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    1. Stapled! I suspect it was the granny that did that :) One of our own older family members went to great lengths to glue/paste/tape/attach photos into an album LOL I have been as gentle as possible taking the photos out but...I just consider the holes as "time worn with love"!

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  18. Well some gorgeous Christmas fun here!! Happy woyww to you, Sandi!


    :)trisha
    #129ish this week

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  19. You have given me such a great idea for my Xmas tags this year!

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  20. Oh my goodness,, I love these tags! #94

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  21. Granny Mary Merry totally made me laugh before I knew her name and all the more so once I heard it. How fun to get old photos. After my dad passed I found a box of old photos in his workshop. According to my mom they were old girlfriends and some family photos and I was to throw them away. I made a big deal of taking them to outside trashcan but really put them in hubby's car. I passed them on to a crafting friend because they were just too cool to toss. Every once in awhile she'll show off some artwork she made and I'll be, "Oh, there's my uncle." It is kind of fun.

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  22. I love old family photos, such a shame when we do not know who they were. I have been making decorative index cards with mine. I was lucky to get so many as my gran lived till she was 96 and everything was well documented.
    I love how you have used the stripey paper. I am sure I have some of that. Thanks for visiting.

    Carol

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  23. Fun way to use up unidentified photos. The tags made me smile. Thanks for visiting me.
    Tricia #124

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  24. Oh my gosh, stapled...your tags are beautiful with the images!

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  25. What a great shop you had - and what a lovely shot of your desk. So Christmassy.
    Hugs, Neet 43 x

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  26. Hello!

    I love, love, love the matchbox ornament - I hope that you post more about it! Wishing you a happy day!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  27. Love your tags with the 'Happy' people think they are wonderful, but I really like your matchbox ornaments had a look and the above posts so see them all - brilliant thank you for visiting - have a great week

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  28. First of all, thank you for joining my blog, for which I gave you a nice shoutout on mine a couple days ago. I have returned the compliment. I'm new here so I don't know if this is something that you have been doing for ages, but I about lost my teeth over your cray-cray tags from old photo albums! I know times were tough back then, but honestly why do they all look so MAD and dour and depressed all the time? Turning them into the exact opposite - merry Christmas goodies - is brilliant! No, really, beyond brilliant!

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