Deal of the Day, April 27th, 2017 | Nostalgia Collection
Memories are an important part of all our lives and as followers of FOREVER, even more so for us. Old photographs, letters, diaries, memorabilia, and other things help us recall our ancestry and the history of our families and communities. As memory-keepers we feel an extra sense of responsibility to get these stories told and saved. My cousin in Germany has compiled an extensive genealogical history of my dad’s family, and he uses a family Facebook page to share wonderful old photos and keep us updated on losses and additions. It is a treasure for sure! As a little one I loved saving tidbits and newspaper clippings, often collaging them with mod podge into a gift for a loved one. What a treat when my aunt showed me a handmade engagement card she saved that I made for my soon-to-be uncle when I was five! Oh what a silly card it was, stick people and all. It is why Cottage Arts came to be over 20 years ago - making heritage scrapbook pages as a Stampin’ Up consultant, loving the vintage collage look already back then. Eventually this passion for all things old melded with my education in information technology, and digital scrapbooking and photography grabbed my heart.
Anyone who has followed me as a digital designer knows of my worn vintage style, starting with my first CDs, Simply Vintage and Simply Heritage, back in 2003. Even as trends have come and gone and my style has evolved, there is always that softly-spoken timeless feel. I hope my designs remain ever usable for all of us to tell our story. Each story is important - so why not also make them beautiful?!
With that I’m excited to share one of my favorite collections, Nostalgia, as Forever’s Deal of the Day. Filled with old book word cuts, vintage watch faces, old photo frames, weathered ledger papers, family word art, and more - it’s a perfect backdrop to get your family history photos and stories documented, and into photo books for all to enjoy!