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Friday Ramblings

Good Morning… I’m at sixes & sevens this am. Actually, I’ve been a good share of this week. Do you have weeks where you feel disordered, not sure which direction to head? I’m still working on a tutorial for putting together a junk journal & adding text in Adobe Reader. Then there’s the Boom! Party Accessories Kit that need to be listed NOW! If I don’t get that listing posted on Etsy, I’ll miss the Fourth entirely! How embarrassing. Summers are crazy like that when my space is not my own for 8 hours a day.

happy 4th copy

img55 A fun illustration with a Fourth of July poem began in a book called Children of Our Town that was published in 1902. When I lived on Cape Cod, July 4th meant parades with children waving flags as they walked or riding bikes decorated in red, white, & blue. This was the parade of my childhood in nw Ohio, too. Somewhere along the line, we lost that charming tradition, but it’s good to know it survives somewhere in the US.  BTW… you are welcome to the illustration above.  It’s just too cute to keep to myself.

Coming Soon Etsy Shop copy

Yes, I will have the Boom! Party Accessories listed in my Etsy shop before midnight! I am determined to get it done….

There’s some fun stuff to create a cohesive Fourth of July celebration in the kit like:

  1. Water bottle Labels
  2. Table Tents
  3. Napkin Rings
  4. Candy Wrappers with a small topper
  5. Firecracker Covers to create silly firecrackers for your tablescape
  6. A PDF with all the directions to create the items plus some ideas for pulling it all together.

Don’t forget that the Boom! Party Accessories kit goes right along with the Boom! Banner & Invitation.  What? It’s too late to send off an invitation? Be spontaneous & go ahead, plan a last minute Fourth of July soiree with a vintage theme. In a few hours you’ll have invitations sent & all the trimmings that make parties something special.

Boom! Invitations HERE

Boom! Banner HERE

Kinda short today, but if you’re in the US I know you’re busy getting ready for the upcoming holiday! Have a happy & safe Fourth of July!


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Something New

Oh my so much is going on! Easter is just a few days away, there’s a shower on the  horizon & I’m working on a special little project for a special little someone. I don’t want to give too much away because you just never know who’s visiting Studio on the Corner.

Baby Hugging Mommy

The above image is from a 1916 baby book. The little book is filled with wonderful images of babies & beautiful borders along with tidbits of information about my children’s grandfather. This little book seems to me a treasure & as charming reason why not to toss out the ephemera of the past. Reading about growth & baby’s needs was, as I’ve said before, a way of reaching across time. Sadly, my son never knew his grandfather so perhaps this little book will give him some insight into his grandpa.


Using these enchanting images in my project for the next generation has been an exciting, sometimes emotional journey. And yes….I’m going to be mimi again in a few months & I’m over the moon!

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Freebies Type

You were promised a freebie this week & here comes A Touch of the 20s journal cards. Each card measures 4-inches x 6-inches with a 1920s vibe. You’ll find 6 all together, but only 3 are pictured. The cards comes as JPGs & PDFs so you can add text to them or if you prefer, just get out your favorite pen & handwrite on the vintage-inspired journal cards.

Journal Cards blog Image

Just click…  A Touch of the 20s a popup window will appear & away you’ll go.

If you’re wondering what to do with a 4×6-inch journal card, how about….

  1. Use them for menus at fancy dinners or just for fun
  2. Place them in art or junk journals
  3. Write a lovely note to a friend or family member, insert into an envelope & whoooaaa place a stamp on it & mail it!
  4. Use one as an invitation to a party
  5. Attach one to your social media header/banner & write updates on it. Don’t forget to duplicate so you can change it up as often as you like.

Time is closing in for me to finish up the project, so I must be off. By the way…I’ll be sharing the entire project in May. I hope you’ll stop back & check it out then. In the meantime….have a fabulous day!

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