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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Rednesday Vintage Fun ...

Welcome to Rednesday Wednesday! 
This is a weekly blog party celebrating everything red. Sunset reds to garnet reds....
tomato reds to strawberry reds...and every shade in between.
Posts can showcase vintage finds. collections, decor, fashion, designs or items you have for sale, seasonal items, recipes,etc. The connecting thread will be the color red.

With this also being Autumn and Thanksgiving the Cousins of RED are also included such as russets, red-oranges,  and maroon.

I love vintage ephemera, 

but, I don't do a lot of paper craft. I do like to take vintage images and use them as patterns for my embroidery..............

A while back I had the opportunity to try a digital scrapbooking program. My Memories Suite
Top Ten 2013 Gold Award Winner

As I said before, I don't do scrapbooking, but I have done newsletters, ads, and graphic design layouts for  business uses.
This program is wonderful with rich content, easy point and click applications, and  the ability to keep it digital or print out. There are fabulous and diverse papers, sets, accessories, and pre-made pages to purchase to create layouts for everyday, holidays, and special occasions.   I find that it works great for Cards, advertising, signage, and much more. My fav are the vintage inspired papers and add-ons

This is a pic of the comp screen while I created a digital composite for use on my website............
See on the side all the applications for adding content to your design!
This was last years digital Christmas card I created. I love the vintage lace and the 30's inspired paper

I've also used it to create themed title badges for linky parties I host for Etsy Cottage Style
I added text boxes with shadow to make it look like the little boy is holding a sign

 This is just a Fall collage

This collage was a bit more complicated using pics from my computer and add-ons from MyMemories,but just point and click.....easy peasy

This one was too easy. Just add text and pic...viole'
And, for my own weekly party...............................

I have even made business stationary.........................

I really do love this program, Whether you use it for it's original purpose or for desktop publishing My Memories Suite is very versatile.
For more info go to or to purchase your own easy to install software copy  and paste this code.....

STMMMS21470  and...............

Well, I'm off to visit Create with Joy for Inspire Me Monday and Etsy Cottage Style for Cottage Vintage Style.  Rednesday Wednesday, and Create With Joy..Wordless Wednesday
Oh, and let me know what you think of My Memories Suite.
In parting this is my Wordless Wednesday shot......................

It snowed here in Cincinnati overnight....sob.


ByLightOfMoon/Cyndi said...

These are just lovely, thanks for sharing Melody on Etsy Cottage Style blog, I adore the silhouettes!
Smiles, Cyndi

Create With Joy said...

Happy Rednesday to you! I love your vintage Christmas card!

So glad you are flexible in your interpretation of red - mine has a touch of mauve in it today!

Have a wonderful week dear Melody!

Create With Joy

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting!!


Lizzy Allan said...

You are incredibly talented and creative. Those vintage images would make lovely patterns for embroidery.Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Melody, hello, and happy REDnesday!

Oh, I just love your designs, and especially the vintage Christmas card. I also love the vintage cottage invitation and all the autumn colors.

Have a fun day,
Marianne xo

Donna said...

Hi, Melody,
Thanks for hosting. Great designs. I'm just not craft like that.
The town is Madison, IN. I visit a friend there.