Everything Southern & So Cotton Pickin Cute

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I Could Just Play With Vintage Images All Day!!!

Hey Ya'll.  It seems like it's been forever since I posted anything.  I'm so behind and that's to be expected when you skip a week or two.  Last night I posted the first giveaway for my 1 year blogiversary and I promise there is more to come but I have a lot of other things I want to share with you too.

Elizabeth at Creative Breathing hosted a fun summer swap.  She's always full of the best ideas.  These are my creations for her "Wish You Were Here" postcard swap.  Elizabeth gave us a postcard template and we got to pick a state and there you go.  The cutest postcards flying across the country leaving smiles on countless faces. 

I chose Florida because, well simply put, it's a postcard paradise and a tourist mecca and it sounded easy.  Shame on me.  I admire the way Elizabeth and so many others can come up with a plan sketch it out and then execute it perfectly.  I just can't seem to do it.  Well for one I can't even draw an apple and if I did I'm sure by the time I put it together you wouldn't have a clue what it was supposed to be.

All 17 are different even if in a minor way.   My process always starts the same way.  First giddy joy, that I was allowed to join in with so many others that I admire.  Second comes sheer panic!  Followed by Scarlett's famous line "I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow".  

This time I got caught with my pants down.  Once I really got rolling I got sick and that put me behind even more.  When will I learn?

Here's my first attempt at a collage.  These are photos of the postcards I made.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow and see all the to die for postcards I received!  Thank you to everyone that participated  in the swap.  I just love all the post cards I received.  And a special thanks to Elizabeth for hosting another super swap!  I had so much fun.

I'm so grateful to have made so many friends blogging and I love you all.  Please don't forget to enter the 1st of my giveaways ~ A CSN store GC.  You can click here to enter. 

I've been busy working on my porch makeover and of course when you need to paint chairs it rains every day for two weeks.  I'm not complaining, Florida has had years of drought, it's wonderful to get the showers back and have everything green and healthy.  I wanted to have it done by the 4th but everything happens at once.  I needed to finish my postcards,  I got sick, it rained for 2 weeks, spent a night in ER with MIL, who is fine, thank our heavenly Father, Neil and I had a huge shipment to get out.  More on that later.  So watch for an upcoming post on my porch redo on a tight budget.  I have also won some great prizes lately and feel terrible that I haven't listed them yet.  I hope tomorrow will be the day.  Oh' how I wish I could take my computer to the shop, this sharing is definitely slowing me down.


  1. I hear ya !!
    Hope things are slowed down and back to normal soon. The card is just wonderful. I was too afraid I could not live up to the rest of you and if I needed something just can not run out and find it here where I live. Maybe someday I'll have the nerve to join in.

  2. Your postcards turned out awesome! I love the one with the little girl in the red romper and the one with the big yellow sun or and the one with the hammock! Oh who am kidding? I love all of them!