Thank you all so much for your condolences and sweet comments on my Mantel Disaster post. The new mantel decorations are done and there were no catastrophes this time. That sucker is really nailed into the top on the mantel shelf and it is not going anywhere this time! I was so paranoid after that incident that I had my husband wire the Christmas tree to the window trim…just in case.
If you are a regular reader of my blog you have seen the post about my Ballard Knock-off a million times. The company I purchased the French Birth Certificate featured my project in their recent newsletter and I was noted as the Featured Artist. I’ve never been called an artist before and I think it might be a real stretch of the imagination to assume that I have any artistic ability. I did win a bike from McDonald’s in an art contest when I was around 10 years old. Does that count?
Below is an excerpt from Digital Collage Sheets November newsletter.
Over the past few months, we’ve noticed an unusually large spike in the sale of one of our vintage documents. After a little digging, we found a blog post that I’m pretty sure was totally responsible for all those downloads. It was a well written article on creating an inexpensive knock-off of a commercially available print using our 1816 French Birth Certificate.
So first, I have to extend a heartfelt thanks to Sherry for her post and for mentioning us as her source… Sherry started her blog, No Minimalist Here just over a year ago to document the ongoing decorating in her home, as well as the many craft projects she used as part of her design… Like so many of us, Sherry originally created her blog as a way to communicate with family and friends who lived too far away to visit. She told us… “I felt they would enjoy seeing our home and the changes we were making. Never did I think my little blog would get the attention it has.”
She went on to say… “I am a firm believer that anyone can have a beautiful home on a budget and I try to show people how to achieve this. I love taking an item from an expensive catalog or shop and replicating it for pennies. I also like to shop flea markets, junk shops and Craigslist for Items that can be transformed into something wonderful. The Ballard inspired art project is one of my favorites and has been one of the most popular posts so far. I hope you enjoy and that you may be inspired to start a project of your own.”
Thank you to Michelle and Bill of Digital Collage Sheets for this feature. If you are looking for graphics please check out their website. There are hundreds of graphics available for purchase with most just a few dollars each.
I would also like to thank Tami of High Street Cottage for selecting me as one of the winners of Fifi O’Neill’s new book, Romantic Prairie, to be released in March. I am so excited to be one of the winners! Some of my blogger friends homes are featured in Romantic Prairie so I know it will be a wonderful book to own. If you are not familiar with High Street Cottage please drop by and visit Tami. She is an absolute doll and she has a beautiful blog.
Please plan on joining my first ever blog party starting 12/15. I look forward to seeing all your fabulous holiday decor.