I'm lucky enough to be a retired grandma who spends her day baby sitting grandkids and working with my vintage card collection. My husband and I have shared 34 years together and we have 2 sons and a daughter and 2 glorious grandkids that turn 2 and 5 in May.
I started collecting Vintage Greeting Cards quite by accident. I was helping with an Aunt's estate sale and ran across her Vintage Greeting Card collection. The images on the Vintage Cards were so bright and cheerful that I just fell in love with them. I was completely hooked. I'm particularly fond of the old scrapbooks. Some of them contain some truly inspiring stories. I love reading the old letters and the notes written on the backs of the cards.
As my collection grew and provided such joy and entertainment for me, I knew that others would get as much out of them as I did. So I decided I'd share my collection thus, the birth of PeggyLovesVintage.
Each card is carefully scanned at a 600 dpi resolution and saved in .jpg format. All the images as well as the sentiment are scanned. Some of the cards have to be cleaned up because of aging marks. I try to keep this at a minimum because it takes a lot of time to complete plus the aging adds to the vintage feel of the graphic.
I only scan cards that are free of copyright restrictions. I keep each and every card, so if any question ever arises I can provide documentation that this is truly the case.
Special software is not required to use my CD’s. If you’ve ever printed out a picture from a digital camera, it’s pretty much the same concept and just as easy. Just pop the CD into the drive, select an image, print it out, cut it out and attach it to your card, scrapbook page or whatever kind of project you’re working on. Of course if you’re so inclined, and if you do have imaging software, you can clone, cut and paste and even change the colors on the image.
The possibilities are endless, so please take a moment and visit my web site by clicking below or copy and paste the link into your browser. So sit back, relax and enjoy your journey back in time.
Hugs to all
We will have 2 prize winners this time....Each winner will be able to choose 1 cd from her awesome cd Vintage collection.
Okay first off if you haven't had a chance to take a look at what the design team did with her stunning images, you can check that out here.....so much talented I tell ya.....
Here are the details for the contest...Peggy has generously allowed all of the BBTB readers to use either of the two images in a project for the contest...All you have to do is copy and paste the image into one of your graphics programs and it will print out perfect....the images currently are sized at approx. 3.5 by 3 inches...so they are at a good size already...but you can make them smaller or bigger if needed....
DETAILS DETAILS DETAILS:
1. You must use one of the images in a project along with at least ONE or more cuts from ANY of the cricut cartridges....
2. All previous bbtb winners are welcome to enter the contest.
3. This contest is open to everyone....international...etc....
4. Please add your name and link to the MISTER LINKY below...if you do not have a blog or gallery to put your post your project to, you may email your project to me at: email@example.com (regina)..............also make sure that the link you put in the MISTER LINKY below GOES DIRECTLY to your project...if it doesn't, your entry will not count.
5. Contest will go through until May 6th (at midnight)....
6. Please only 2 entries per person.