Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Circle Journal: My Vintage Bling

So my circle journal is off to the West Coast to meet its first recipient. My theme being "Vintage Bling" I went back and forth about what I wanted to do for my double page layout. I decided to do a boy/girl matching layout using pieces from the Gauche Alchemy red, white and pink mixed media color kits and some vintage ads I found online. The pictures are actually a couple of my family members on hubby's side. I got my scanner hooked up so I scanned them in and printed them out on paper.

All in all, I think they came out pretty well. What do you think?

The left side:



And the right side:



P.S.-The Ronald Reagan ad with him giving cartons of cigarettes as Christmas presents is too funny!

32 comments:

yyam said...

Ooh...love the pictures....Love the color combo and the tulle...Sweet!

Alicia said...

how cute!! and could you imagine giving cartons of cigarettes as gifts????

Jessica Cangiano said...

Your vintage pieces make me squeal! They are too fantastic for words! Love the boy/girl theme, you conveyed it superbly, honey!

Oodles of hugs,
♥ Jessica

Kathie @ my net finds said...

awesome! love it :-)

Lisa said...

I love what you did with the tulle and the sequens

Leslie said...

Sooooo creative! Stopping by from SITS.

Leslie said...

Sooooo creative! Stopping by from SITS.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are FAB!!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE all the bling....and Ronny boy giving smokes as a gift!!! LOL!!! That reminds of the time my brother gave me a 12 pack of Diet Coke for Christmas!!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Jocelyn said...

Oh Maggi....this is awesome...I adore the colors and all the bling!!!! You did such a great job!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us!!!!

Eva Gallant said...

wow! love those!

just dropping by from SITS to say hi! hope you'll do the same.

Melissa said...

Yo, thats funky fresh, girl! :)

Really awesome looking, love the tulle!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Badda Bling! Your work is fabulous Maggi and I love all the elements you incorporated, especially the bling vintage advertising and photos and the watch face...you are just too clever! Can you imagine a celebrity promoting cigarette sales now days? Things sure have changed!

Clare said...

You did a fantastic job. Really creative.

Molly said...

Wow I saw the photo of Reagan but didn't realize what he was doing until you said it! Hahaaaaaaaaaa!

They look great - I love the addition of the tulle on the girl's and red and turquoise is one of my favorite color combinations!

laterg8r said...

great pages for your journal - love reagan with the cigarettes :D

GypsyFox The Glamorous Betty Crocker said...

WOW honey, this is SO SO gorgeous, so inspiring! I have old photos (dont u just love old family photos?)this inspires me to want to dive into this like yesterday! lol SO did ya miss me, didya? didya? hu hu? lol (giveaway on my blog)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore these pages! So clever of you to incorporate ads of the day.

Nora Johnson said...

What absolutely fabulous work, dear Maggi! You are SO clever!!

Hope you're having a great week too!

xoxox LOLA:)
btw Thank you for stopping by & all the lovely comments! xx

jacque4u2c said...

Just fantastic!!!! I really love how you wrapped the sequence around the tooling - Just fab!!!!

Callista said...

FANtastic girl!!!! You rocked it!

Danielle said...

Fab, fab, fab girl!!! Love this!!

That's Who I Am said...

Cute cute los!

Ann said...

FABBY!!!!

Joyce said...

They are wonderful. H-happies.

Bella said...

I love it! And happy anniversary, too. :)

Bella said...

I love it! And happy anniversary, too. :)

chelemom said...

ooooohhhh, so many fun things to look at! It is fabulous! (Happy 2nd anniversary to you too!)

Joanna Jenkins said...

The red rick rack is great! I love this!
Thanks for sharing.
xo

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from SITS to say hi!

Miss Liz said...

Adorable!

TxScrapAddict said...

Love the CJ!!!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Uhhh. cigarettes- the gift that keeps on giving? Illness?
That is funny! And isn't he cheery about the whole thing! I love the bling.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge