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Owls by Request

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I'm not really a fan of owls, but in my search I found a few that I liked. Especially the two illustrations with the peacock. And I love the two banner illustrations! What unique tags they would make! Tune in next week for some fun requests and see what else I find. πŸ‘€πŸ˜ŽπŸ§πŸ•‘πŸ“¨πŸ“ͺπŸ”Ž

Squirrels by Request

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My very first request was for squirrels! Not much out there in the way of the fluffy-tailed rodents! But it did bring back a lot of fond memories! When I was growing up, my dad was a logger, and my cousin ended up with a baby squirrel he named Squeaky. He fed it with a dropper, and it grew into a hefty little critter, riding around on his shoulder. He would bring the squirrel to our house during the winter when we were all snowed in, and my family would sit up all night playing Monopoly. My mother would make homemade yeast doughnuts, and we'd sit by the fire all cozy and warm. Squeaky would curl up in my dad's furry winter hat and sleep while we passed Go and collected $200. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜΄πŸ’°☃⛄✄🍩

Vintage Calendars

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With a new year beginning, I thought about calendars. Then I went on a search to see what I could find, not expecting too much. But, I found these beautiful pansies and forget-me-nots that would make pretty journaling cards or other ephemera. Happy crafting!! πŸ“•πŸ“⏰✂✏

Forward Looking

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Another year has come and gone. And like most people, I am glad to see the end of it, for several reasons! Who else is ready for something new? A new start? Getting rid of the old and bringing on the new? A clean slate? It's about time, isn't it? I hope these simple illustrations bring in a new year full of positive outlook! Happy crafting! πŸ’πŸ“―πŸŽ€⏰✂

Shipping & Handling

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After mailing off some birthday packages to my grandson in the middle of the holiday season, I began to think about shipping, and how many gifts are delivered by the post office instead of in person. Right now, there is a package held up in the local distribution center. While some packages sail on through, others run aground. So, today's post is all about shipping and handling. That thing we pay for so something gets where we want it to go on time, while knowing that once it leaves our hands, there are no guarantees for when it arrives. Not this time of year, anyway! πŸ“¬πŸ•πŸšš

Memories From Childhood

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When I was growing up, my mother always did all of her sewing during the winter months. In the mountains of western North Carolina, the winters were long and harsh, with snow on the ground almost the whole winter through. It is not that way now. My parents, who still live there, barely get flurries or a skiff. But looking at blankets for my grand daughter coming in February got me to thinking of my mom sewing quilt squares, on the machine and by hand. Then, she and my grandmother hand-quilting them on frames they rolled up to the ceiling in the evenings. So, today's free files represent memories from childhood, when times were simple, and I stood by my mother's knee, watching her sew. That created a love of sewing in me that has grown into a 38+ year semi-professional hobby. Have fun with these, and happy crafting! πŸ’ŒπŸ“πŸ“•πŸ“šπŸ“πŸ•’⛄☃

Winter Fun

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I enjoyed sharing a winter theme last week, so I am doing it again with an emphasis on skating. (Except the last photo. It is titled 'Storks in the Snow' and I liked it, so I put it in! πŸ˜‰ ) I just love these vintage images, and I hope everyone can find a use for some of them in your journals or ephemera. Remember to join The Repository to get more free images!! Happy crafting! πŸ’žπŸ’✂✏πŸ“ŽπŸ“πŸ“–πŸ“œ

The Winter Season

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With cooler weather coming, and winter just around the corner, I thought it was a great theme for this post. I love the vintage, outdoor activity greeting and post cards. They would make great journaling cards, tags, and a host of other ephemera. Happy crafting!! ❤πŸ“ŽπŸ“•✂πŸŽ‰

The Joys of Nature

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Hello fellow crafters! I just ordered myself a long zoom lens for my camera, and it got me to thinking about what I would like to photograph with it, so today's freebies are a diverse collection of animals that I thought befitting for this time of year. Many of us would rather be at the beach than the forests or mountains, so even the little sea birds are appropriate, even though they have been extinct since 1911. πŸ˜” Hope you enjoy these and are able to use them in your craft projects! πŸ€πŸΎπŸ“·✂✏

Autumn Theme

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Today's freebies are a collection of autumn-themed illustrations, from fall fashion to a classic menu. Hopefully, these will add a little pizzazz to your autumn themed paper crafts. Happy crafting!! πŸŽπŸπŸ‘’πŸ“–✂