Monday, March 30, 2009

"Sing Your Song" & "Love" By ~Vintage Nina~

This painting I did for my Isabella. She represents Spring, color, innocence, peace, nature, growing and Love. I hung glass flowers at the bottom of the canvas. I have a photo of Isabella at the beach with her head tilted and she looks like an angel ~ that photo is what inspired this painting for me. Isabella loves it........she wants me to title the painting "Isabella's Birthday Painting". She is only five and her birthday is April 10th........... so it is her way of telling me he wants it for her birthday. She is so cute I made it for her just because I love her!!!
This one I did for my Kristin. She represents coming into yourself, growing, passion, deep thought, rich colors and Sing Your Song. Kristin is 11 now and she is so mature for her age. She is so sweet, but sometimes very serious. She is so smart, and always a deep thinker. She loves rich colors. I titled her "Sing Your Song", because Kristin loves to sing with her dad, and when she sings it brings me to tears. Her voice is like the angels in heaven singing. I Love to hear her sing. I know no matter where she goes in life she will sing her song!!! Hope you enjoy the paintings I did for my girlies.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

From My Dear Friend Bonnie!!!

After I did my post on "take time to smell the roses" I went to some of my favorite blogs. I saw that my dear friend Bonnie at had posted these roses for me. What a BLESSING! Life is so crazy, beautiful and amazing. I cherish all of my friends, and all of the gifts on this journey of mine. Enjoy all of your gifts today! Thank you again SWEET Bonnie!

"Take Some Time To Smell The Roses!!!"

Take some time today and smell the roses! Life seems to get so busy, but I always try to appreciate all that God has surrounded me with. I feel so blessed to have such an amazing husband, kids, mom, sisters, nieces and friends. With all the beautiful flowers blooming I feel thankful. So I will take on the day with gratitude! Like my hubby says "Smile........ somebody loves you"! May you be blessed today!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"Believe" By ~Vintage Nina~

This collage painting I did on canvas. She represents innocence, fun, color and nature. Inside the gold frame in the center it says "Believe". Hope you enjoy!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

"Clay Angel On Canvas" By ~Vinatage Nina~

This is an Angel transfer on clay. Around the Angel is "Hearty" clay ~ that I carved and then painted it. Hope you enjoy!!!

Monday, March 23, 2009


All of these photos are of my family. I love this one look at her socks and the bow in her cute. I also love the little girls bonnet.
Look at that hair. A suit and tie are timeless.

This is my uncle. My mom said when he was little everyone called him "boochie"..........I love it......he is so cute!

I love the way they did color on photos long ago. I have not altered this photo at all. This is the original photo.

These two boys are my great, great cousins. Are they not the cutest things!?!?! I just absolutely love this photo! Look at those shoes.
I hope you enjoy the photos! Please enjoy and share with me what you create!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

"Happy Birthday Card" By ~Vintage Nina~

This is a birthday card I made for my niece Andrea.

This is the card I made inside the floral pocket on the front. She is the angel I took a photo of when I went to Savannah GA with my hubby. Hope you enjoy ~ HAPPY DAY!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

"Brown Bag Card" By: ~Vintage Nina~

This is a card I made for my hubby from a brown lunch bag. I absolutely LOVED making this card. I feel like such the recycle On the front I used paper, a vintage playing card, metal corner cap, and a vintage earring (I put "I Love You" in the center).

On the inside I used paper again, stamps, vintage dictionary paper, a face I painted and vintage angel wings. To keep the opening closed on the side I cut a flap on the paper I attached on the front and folded it over to the inside. Then I used velcro to attach the two sides.
This is a closer look at the face I painted. I also added a Delta wing pin......I got this pin when I was a little girl. My hubby is in the Air Force so I thought it was appropriate.

These are all the goodies I made and put inside the bag. I found a feather and put it between two microscope slides and soldered it.
I want to make a brown bag book next. I just love these brown bags and all the cool things you can make with them.
HAPPY DAY!!! ~Nina

Thursday, March 19, 2009


My first award. Sweet Ali at: gave me this award. I have seen the awards on other blogs, but I never thought I would get one. THANK YOU sweet angel Ali! Her blog is soooo AMAZING & BEAUTIFUL please stop by and check it out.
So......from what I understand is now I need to list seven things I love, and pass on the award to seven wonderful blogs I love. The hard part is picking just seven blogs!
1. Listening to my hubby play the guitar, and write songs. I love the comfort of being in my hubby's arms, laughing with him, talking, and taking trips with him.
2. Cooking with my girls, and listening to teenage stories with my boys. Also when they tell me they love me before they go to school.
3. I love vintage cards, vintage photos and art.
4. I love giving gifts especially homemade ones and thinking of others.
5. Going to the beach with my family, and smelling the salt water air with the sounds of the ocean.
6. Talking to my mom and sisters on the phone, and when they come to visit.
7. Flowers, gardens, lavender and nature. Beautiful old big trees in the middle of a field.
Blessings to all the wonderful artist out there! Happy Day!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Please download and save any you like. I hope you enjoy these vintage photos and create something wonderful. I would love for you to share your ideas, or what you create. Have a GREAT day and I hope you enjoy the photos!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009


My hubby and I went to Savannah GA this weekend. It was AMAZING!!! The history and beauty here is beyond words. The views will leave you breathless!
This is a statue of the famous artist Raphael. He is one of my favorites!!!

This is an angel at the famous Bonaventure cemetery. Some date back to the early 1700's.
A little girl angel at Bonaventure......I LOVE her face! I am sure I will be making some art from this image.

The doors here are even a work of art. I LOVE all the texture. This would make a great background for art.

Another Bonaventure angel. Don't you just love the green moss growing on her.?
I wish I had a way to share all the Bonaventure angels I took photos of. They are so unique, old, and beautiful!!!

She is so BEAUTIFUL! I love the way she is holding her heart.

Sweet little angel.

This is the Owen-Thomas House. It was built in the early 1800's. It was so BEAUTIFUL!!! Hope you enjoy the beauty of Savannah.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


This is my Grandmother (my Granny Doodle) she is one year old. The year of this photo is 1917. I LOVE this photo. If you would like to use it PLEASE DO!!! I would love to see what you create!To save an image, just left click to enlarge, and then right click to save it. Enjoy!
This is a photo of my mom. Is she not just a little cutie!? I LOVE this photo too!!! I am not sure what the year was, but I do know it was in the early 1940's. PLEASE download these photos, and share all the wonderful things you create!!! I hope you enjoy!!!

"Ornaments" By ~Vintage Nina~

This ornament I made of me when I was a little girl, with my poppa. It says "Moments Shared". I also added a vintage button, and beads to hang it with. I loved my childhood with my poppa. He was a wonderful man.......I miss him. I hope to cover my Christmas tree one day with these ornaments of my family and kiddies. Until then I will just enjoy them all year round.
This ornament I made of my mom when she was a baby. I LOVE this photo. I added a metal charm that says "Beauty" I also added a definition of adorable from a vintage dictionary. I added a vintage crystal and vintage beads at the bottom. I love my mom so much! She is such a loving, beautiful woman. I am so THANKFUL to have such a wonderful mom!!!

Art By ~Vintage Nina~

This is a crystal charm I made of my mom when she was a baby. It says "love". I used vintage beads and gold wire.

This is a crystal charm necklace I made with a image of my kiddies. I also used glass paint on the back of the crystal.
This is a necklace I made of my Grandmother (my "Granny Doodle"). I gave her butterfly wings. I soldered the image between glass. I added a rose quartz charm at the bottom.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

"Baby Card & Baby Bracelt" By ~Vintage Nina~

This is a baby card I made. I just love the baby face stamp on the front. It has a metal charm on the front that says "adore". At the top of the card is sheer organza ribbon with a gold metal dove charm holding an olive branch.
This is a baby bracelet I made. It has mother of pearl beads with swaroski crystal beads at the end of the bracelet. It has a silver cross charm. I LOVE to see baby girls wearing bracelets. This one is one of my favorites.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Happy 17th Birthday Alan!!!

Happy Birthday Alan!!! I can not believe seventeen years ago today I gave birth to my first child. You were such a good baby. No one could believe you were sleeping through the night when you were just a few weeks old. You have been my best friend. We have had so much fun together in the last seventeen years. You have turned into such a handsome young man. You have such a big heart, and you are still such a funny guy. I am so proud of you, and the young man you have become. I hope all of your dreams come true for the next year. I am so thankful to have you for a son. I love you with all my heart!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

"Loving My Grandmother" By ~Vintage Nina~

This is a photo of my grandmother when she was age one, the year was 1917. On the top right I made the paper. I put vintage tin behind her head. I used real mother of pearl buttons that came from the collection of buttons she gave me. In the center of the circle frame it says "happiness". At the bottom it says "live well, laugh often, love much" ~ that would be advice my granny doodle would give me. On the bottom left is a pearl heart from her costume jewelery ~ I put gold wings behind it.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

"Art With Clay" By ~Vintage Nina

This is one of my journals. Her face I made with polymer clay. I sewed the background with denim and vintage fabric. Her wings I made from vintage tin. Under her face is ribbon with a vintage broach.
This angel is on canvas. I used liquid polymer clay on the background. Her face I made from polymer clay. The body is polymer clay that I stamped.

This angel is made the same as above on canvas. Her wings are made from sand dollars.

This angel is also on canvas, made the same as above with butterfly wings.

I made the face out of polymer clay. The background is denim and vintage fabric. I made the hanger with copper. She has butterfly wings and a crystal charm.