Thursday, June 24, 2010

~I'M IN A RUSH...BLOGGERETTE SORORITY SISTERS~


This week I'm joining over 150 girlies for the very first "Sisters in the Bloggerette Sorority" PARTEE hosted by none of than Karen at "Some Days Are Diamonds".  Miss Karen asked all who were interested to take the picture you see below and create SOMETHING fun with it.  The only requirement was that we needed to take a picture of ourselves WITH our creation...

You MUST hop on over to Karen's place where you'll find a list of all the participants!  It's sure to be FUN FUN FUN and betcha it will be inspirational, too!
 ~THE SWEETEST VINTAGE PHOTO~

Now...I'm a creating fool.  You probably know that by now.  But, truthfully...I almost backed out because I've had two crazy-busy back to back weeks.  Still...this little gathering seemed like too much fun not to attend and so I set my cap on creating something different and OUT OF SEASON.
(If you left click you can enlarge the pictures!)
 ~VINTAGE LACE STOCKING~
(and Matching Hang Tag)

Here is my contribution!  I opted to copy the little photo and after a bit of Paint Shop Pro Manipulation I layered it on top of an old love poem.  I colorized some of the florals in the picture and then printed out the image on photo quality cotton.
  I then built a vintage lace Christmas Stocking around it! :)  Oh...and just for an added bonus I made a matching Hang Tag...  I know it sounds NUTSO since we are in a Heat-Wave here in Oklahoma, but I LOVE to make Christmas Stockings...and so I did! :)
Here's an up-close view of the top...
~LOVE'S FAIR EXCHANGE~

Now......

I KNOW I'm cheating doing this...but, snapping a picture of my little creation with ME IN IT stumped me.  So, I included one instead that was taken of me and my Mr. AGPMan in September 2008 on our 30th wedding anniversary next to the Stocking and Tag.  Does this count?  

Say "Yes!" :)
~TAH-DAH~

One Christmas Stocking down and 100 to go!
(Did I just say that?)

Now I'm off to visit my brand new Girly Sistas!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'm sure you'll be seeing this little Stocking again one day very soon!

Love to you~
Rebecca in Oklahoma USA

94 comments:

sissie said...

Hi Rebecca,
Now that is just too darn cute! Christmas in June is a good thing and it's never too early to start making stockings. So, are you going to make one for all of us Bloggerette Sisters???

hugs
Sissie

Karen said...

Rebecca I am sitting on the floor, babysitting my little 2 1/2 month old great niece. And my mouth is hanging open! My goodness how did you think of that? They are TO DIE FOR! And the picture of you and yourhubbie is FAB!
Love it all! Love getting to know you - Girl you are a hoot! We are going to have such fun!
Have a great time at the party!
;) Karen

Marilyn said...

I too love Christmas Stockings...Actually they aren't really just for Christmas. I would keep one out all year!!
You did great! It is lovely!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Debra@Common Ground said...

Oh, Rebecca, your super duper talent shows once more! Girl, you can create anything and make it a real work of art! Love how you layered all the different effects. And OK, we'll take that gorgeous photo of the two of you,
love ya,
Debra

Queenmothermamaw said...

Rebecca it is perfect. I had a time coming up with a way to fit myself in too. Way to go sista. Blessings
QMM

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Say what?!!! You're not putting that gorgeous stocking up for a give-away at this party?!! Wahhhhh.......All kidding aside it sure is beautiful and so is the couple beside it. Come on over for a drinkie poo if you have time. The party's just startin'. ....xo Lynn@thevintagenest

debi said...

Oooooooh!! Your stocking is Gorgeous! I LOVE it! I'd hang that up all year round.

Blondie's Journal said...

The stockings are absolutely beautiful, Rebecca! As is the snapshot of you and your husband on your anniversary! You look wonderful.

xoxo
Jane

Laura said...

Rebecca-
I don't know what to say.
It's just amazing!

Laura
White Spray Paint

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

That is absolutely adorable!!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Hello sista....what a great idea to make a Christmas stocking...see, I would have NEVER thought of that. It is gorgeous...but then, all your things are!! Have a great weekend.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Wow, that's gorgeous. You sure are talented. That is the prettiest stocking. The picture of you and hubby is beautiful. You two are very handsome.

Shelia said...

Hi Most Beautiful Rebecca! Oh, yes, that gorgeous picture of you and your Mister counts! Now I knew you would create something elegant and you didn't let me down! The stocking is gorgeous and the tag! You're going to have to give a tutorial on how you get the writing on the fabric. I used that transferpaper that's for computer and fabric. It didn't work too good for me. I may have just not done it right.
Have always love you and now we're Sistahs!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

BECKY said...

You just blow me away, Rebecca! You just "whipped" this up, huh? Do you know how long it would take me??!!

Beautiful my dear...simply beautiful! And so are you and Mr AGP!! Barbie and Ken!

Love ya!
Becky

Kim said...

Wow! This sounds like such a fun party! If only I knew how to do ANY of what you just did I'd be in! I'm clueless when it comes to photoshop. Maybe I can get hubs to help me with this one. Your creation was just lovely Rebecca. And that picture! Wow you are just stunning!
xoxo,
Kim

Fun With This and That said...

It's going to be so good that is is done in Dec. Very nice. I will be back.
Laura Q

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Lovely stocking, Rebecca. So beautifully made. Your pic is also darling.

Hugs sister!
xoBarb ♥

Julie Marie said...

Hello Rebecca... just as I knew it would be, your creation is exquisite! You are such a talented lady and the Christmas stocking is just beautiful... and yes, I believe that photo counts, you are stunning! xoxo Julie Marie

Ginger said...

Now how did I know your would be SPECTACULAR?????? DUH!!! It is gorgeous, I just loooooVe it. And the picture of you and DH is so precious. You are just beautiful.
Hope to see a lot of stockings. Can't have enough of those. (Im setting here with no air-conditioning, waiting for an air man to come :(

Hugs
Ginger

Lisa said...

Rebecca!
You are da bomb! Your talent simply amazes me! You're going to have to put these beautiful stockings in your shop so we can all buy one! I'd love to buy one.

Jo said...

What a pretty stocking I think I'd display it year round

Lori said...

Hello, fellow Sorority Sister! Your Christmas Stocking is absolutely stunning! I'm in awe. Wow! And, yes, having a picture of you (and hubby) by the stocking counts as far as I'm concerned. Loved your post--you're too funny! I also adore your blog and will become a follower.

BelleSouth said...

Just lovely!!! Glad to be your sister!!

Best wishes,
Rebecca

MosaicMagpie said...

Oh my Rebecca, you have out done yourself my dear. This is truly lovely and I want it. I wasn't sure what you would make, I thought about it, I did. I thought maybe a beautiful box that you would paint your lovely roses on with the picture. I never dreamed of something like this! Great job and I'm proud to call you sister.
Debbie

The French Bear said...

You never disappoint me, I knew you would have something so beautiful and divine for our sisterhood art project!!!! Oh my, you are so talented....I love it!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

So beautiful and so CREATIVE!! Love the vintage and the lace. I can barely see past this sweltering heat to think there might be a cooler time coming. Thanks so much for the reminder that there is hope!

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart & soul said...

How incredibly beautiful....and just a "lil something" you whipped up,I'm sure....your talent is showing, girl!!! The chick is still lookin' at ME though!
xo
jana

Our Back Porch said...

Hello there Sista. You did an over-the-top-fabulous job on your R*U*S*H project!! That is just gorgeous, and so are you!! I am so excited about our sorority and all the F*U*N we will have!

Blessings from your Back Porch Sista,
Rebecca
from...
{Our Back Porch in Tennessee}

Elyse said...

wow, rebecca, that is so lovely and layered!

xo
elyse

Beth A. said...

Hi Rebecca, Your stocking is beautiful! So very pretty! Love your art.

fiberdoodles said...

It is just beautiful!

Theresa said...

I love it Rebecca, the stocking and the tag... gorgeous! I am amazed at all of the different ideas and yours are perfect!

BIG HUGS!

Tanza said...

Sweet ~r~,
Beautiful my friend, JUST Beautiful !! why am I not surprised ?! What a darling idea, and I bet we see these in your sweet shoppe, before to long .. The tag is EvEr soo sweet .. And, you and Mr. AGP ... aaahhh .. Sweetness, all around !! You are blessed sweet one ~
HuGs ~TeA~ xo

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Now THAT is beautiful !

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Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Rebecca I have tried to email you but my 'puter won't open Microsoft Office and the link at your webshop doesn't work for me either.
If you were wondering how I put my photo in between the gals in the Sorority Sisters photo it is really easy. I have an older version of Photoshop and what I did was cut the photo and saved each half separately.
then I did a photo merge, since Photoshop couldnt merge them it places them at the top and I was able to place the parts where I wanted to, then saved it. If this isn't what you meant in your comment ...oooops! and if it is and want to know more just email me. TheScentedCottage@yahoo.com.
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Ann said...

What a fabulous idea. You did a splendid job. Can't wait for all the sorority parties. glad to have you as a sister.

Glenda... said...

I'm speechless, everyone else should just go home...
love,
glenda

ewenique said...

I'm totally blown away by the creativeness of the sisters..and you're no exception. Absolutly gorgeous! I'm Margaret from Missouri

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

The Amazing Rebecca! You are, you know!
Lovely and unique, and that's just for starters!
Love and hugs,
Mona

Lynn Richards said...

Rebecca,
Oh, your stocking is just LOVELY. I can't believe you put that together in such a crazy, busy time!! Well, maybe I can 'cause I know what I have done in the last two weeks. I think it keeps us sane!!
Could you point me back to your blog on printing on fabric? I sure would appreciate it!!
xoxo
lynn

Maria said...

Oh my goodness your creation just blows me away it's absolutely stunning....
Just dropping by from Australia to say hello sister....

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Miss Rebecca..... your creations just get more stunning & beautiful... you are truely blessed my Sweet.....

Lyn xxx

Babydoll1962 Kreativ Ecke said...

How wonderful, like a poem.
Thanks for such a great work.
Hope to hear from you soon,sister
Love
Doris , Germany

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Love it all....and I must say, including your hubby is perfect...he, obviously, 'completes you' Which in this day and age, is profound!

My 'framed work for initiation/rush' is now posted---scroll down below the flower photos! Do come by if you have time today, I'd love to have you visit with me.

Hootin' Anni's SHADES OF SUMMER

Nancy's Notes said...

Rebecca, I am speechless! Oh my heavens, that is a simply gorgeous stocking! You are so imaginative and creative, I am in awe of your great talent!

Have a happy day!

Nancy

Liz said...

I love your creations! Your making 100 Christmas stockings? holly cow!
Love your both of your projects!

Good Job Sister!

~Liz

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I didn't go out for rush, Rebecca, but I wanted to see what you did! And you didn't disappoint. WOW! That is absolutely adorable! You did a fantastic job.

XO,

Sheila :-)

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

You heart and you hads are from the Gold,beautiful very talented Lady Rebecca!!!-)*
You are beyound brightness of the life...

You amazed me always with you magical creations:-)))*

Love,
***Violetta***

Penny said...

Rebecca,
I think your stocking is absolutely beautiful. Great Sorority project.
Sister to Sister Hugs,
Penny

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Sista!
Of course I knew you'd be origial and I could NOT wait to see what goodies you'd come up with. Im never disappointed Oh, my sweet creative one! And YES, your picture of you and dh worked out well!

Hugs Sista!
Lorena

Artist Terri Smith said...

Oh My Goodness..Rebecca..this piece is glorious! I love it! And your photo is wonderful too! I can't tell you the inspiration I get with each visit to your place. I get so busy and don't keep up like I should, but once I get here, I'm just blown away by all this talent! I need to head over to your website and see what's shakin' over there too.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Hugs of Frienship & Georgia Sunshine,Terri

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is absolutely exquisite!!! So dreamy...and you are SO talented!!!! Amazing!
HUGS,
Cindy Adkins
I hope you'll enter my drawing to win a Bloggerette tin...
I'm at:
http://cindyadkinswhimsicalmusings.blogspot.com

I'm listed under "Whimsical Musings" in the sorority blog roll.

Lululiz said...

Wow, that is one amazing stocking, I am speechless. It is the most exquisite thing I have seen.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Rebecca,
I was so happy to hear from you!! Your blog is so beautiful...I'm still in complete awe!
God has blessed you with talent and a beautiful heart...
Hugs,
Cindy

Atelier de Charo said...

You always making wonderful treasures!

Hugs
Charo

Carol said...

Oh. Rebecca when I saw this LOVELY Christmas stocking, the Pink Sugar Faeries just started danceing in my head.
You always have the most beautiful fabrics, vintage ribbons and buttons on your creations.
This is a great example of taking your craft To The Next Level :)

Carol from
Good 'OL Texas

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Rebecca,
WOW this is gorgeous. I love your stocking and certainly not surprised at your creativity using the graphic. You are blessed with unlimited talents.

I love the dear photo of beautiful you and your beloved. Gorgeous post.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Young? yes, old now?, yes again!! LOL!!

Love to you, Celestina Marie

Kathy said...

Oh My Rebecca....
We'll all be putting our orders in for Christmas!!!!!!
You do such great work ...
lovin that fabric...use that a lot!
Tag is darling too...
You my friend have just Rushed yourself into a Sorority!!!!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings..

Diane said...

Gorgeous Rebecca! I can't believe we have the same song on our blogs! Swear I didn't copy!
You are a talented lady thats for sure...
xoxo
Diane

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Rebecca,
OMG!! This stocking is just fantastic!! You have truly outdid yourself!!
Stunning!!

Debbie

Dorthe said...

Dear Rebecca, this is a stunning stocking, -so beautifull,
and a gorrgeus photo of you,two....
Hugs Dorthe

Leann said...

Hi Rebecca

Love the stocking perfect for the Sorority and for Rudolph Day today! Also love the music from White Christmas!!

Leann

Charlene said...

LOVE this stocking! It's so pretty and "vintage-y" (is that a real word?) Just beautiful!

Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman

BelleSouth said...

Just gorgeous! And how many more to go?? You have a lot of Sorority Sisters now!!

Thanks for coming by my blog and saying hi!

From one Rebecca to another-glad we're sisters :)

Whimsey Creations said...

Oh Rebecca - that is just the most beautiful girly wonderful Christmas stocking I've ever seen. What a talent you have - wow! I so enjoy reading your blog. And thanks so much for visiting mine earlier.

dana said...

Your stocking is spectacular!! We don't live toooooo far from you (KC,MO area) and we're sweltering, too, HOWEVER your clever and beautiful Sister Creations...made me think of Christmas and cooler days to come!!

It was so great to meet you via The Rush!! dana

Shabbyfufu said...

Your work is just divine my friend.....with a capital D! Love from here ~ Janet

JoAnne said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!! You've outdone yourself Rebecca.
xoJoAnne

DeeDee said...

Hi Rebecca...you are on the top of my favorites list so far,,.....hehehe! haven't been by to visit for some time now...but I do love that your are my serority sister now...hugs

DeeDee
http://deedeescraftspot.blogspot.com

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Oh, I LOVE this, no one else (so far) has made a vintage stocking!!!!

Keetha from The Eclectic Company

debbie said...

GOOD EVENING REBECCA, MY SISTER,
THERE IS JUST NO ONE THAT HAS THAT TOUCH THAT AS SOON AS YOU SEE THE CRAFTMANSHIP AND ANGELIC BEAUTY THAT YOU JUST KNOW, IT IS YOUR WORK. YOU RECEIVED A TEN FOLD BLESSING OF CREATIVITY.
THE PICTURE OF YOU AND MR. AGP MAN IS STUNNING. YOU SHARE SO MUCH ABOUT YOUR BEST FRIEND, IT IS ONLY NATURAL THAT HE IS IN THE PICTURE.
BEAUTIFUL JOB MY SWEET ANGEL
HUGS, LOVE AND BLESSINGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

The stocking is lovely. I would be thrilled with it even if it had a piece of coal in it. Love the tag as well. Connie

zandra said...

Hi, from New Jersey. We are two party animals, sister! Two parties in one week. Love, love, love your take on the photo. What a fabulous vintage stocking. Can't wait to see the rest of the other events. Enjoy the rest of the party.
Hugz,
Zandra

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Rebecca,
I just wanted to say I emailed so many people today to tell them about your blog...even told my mom in California about it because it's so spectacular!
Hugs,
Cindy
whimsical musings

Olivia~ said...

What a darling stocking... you create the prettiest treasures I have ever seen. I looooovvvveee it. Too cute and of course the photo counts...well at least in my book.
Hugs,
Olivia

Olivia~ said...

What a darling stocking... you create the prettiest treasures I have ever seen. I looooovvvveee it. Too cute and of course the photo counts...well at least in my book.
Hugs,
Olivia

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Well sweetie for once in my life I am speehless...love love this stocking and tag. How did you ever come up with this idea in the middle of a heat wave..lol
You and your hubby are just adorable. Love this post!
Sorry I had you going for a minute on my Wedding post. I just never joing those parties but I did and then I thought what can I do I don't want the ole ex on there so I put my first love instead. lol
Love ya
Maggie

Mari said...

HELLO SWEETIE PIE...

OMG YOUR X~MAS STOCKING TURNED OUT SO BEAUTIFUL!! I JUST ADORE HER :) YOUR SUCH A CREATIVE LITTLE CHICA DEE...LOL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND :)

HUGS TO YOU SWEET BLOGGY FRIEND~XO~MARI

Sherry said...

All I can say is "How did you do that?" The stocking and the tag are just beautiful. I hope that some of the amazing creativity I have seen while visiting here and other blogs today will rub off on me. This is so inspiring.

Home and Heart said...

You are lovely, talented and a creative genius!! Everything you want in a Sorority Sister!!

Anitra Cameron said...

Hi, Rebecca! So nice to meet another new Seezsta! And I absolutely adore the stocking. Wow. I mean WOW.

Angie said...

These are adorable. Love them!

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hey Rebecca your stocking is simply gorgeous...

Hope your having a great weekend..

Lyn xxx

Andi's English Attic said...

That is so gorgeous and so romantic. I love it. xx

Cathee said...

so shabby and yummy! Lovely blog!

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, Rebecca! How gorgeous is your stocking???? VERY! Love what you did! I need to learn how to do the Photoshop layering--that's so gorgeous!

Looking forward to getting to know you better...your new sister from California...

Julie

Barbara said...

Hello Rebecca! I looove your stocking sister, it's just gorgeous. What a wonderful idea you came up with.

Hugs XX
Barbara
Moore Whimsies

imaginationlane said...

Oh..that's just adorable, Rebecca! I love all things lacy and feminine, though they don't play a big enough part in my life with my houseful of men...

It is delightful to have you as a sister!

Lynette

Lisa said...

Oh what a lovely stocking! I do love your stockings!! This has been fun to do and to see!
Hugs, Lisa

Michele said...

OMG, that stocking is GORGEOUS!!!! Actually, gorgeous isn't even a big enough word to describe how beautiful it is!! WOW, I just LOVE it!!!!! Will it be for sale in your shop?

GREAT JOB, Rebecca!!!!!!!

Hugs!!
Michele R.(CA)
Luvkittysmeowmail at Gmail dot com
Butterfly Whispers

porter place cottage said...

Your project is simply beautiful! I'm so glad to meet you, sister!
~Terrie

Beth said...

Rebecca, Your stocking is precious and absolutely gorgeous! What a great idea you had. Glad to be your sister and glad the Bloggerette Sorority pulled me over to your blog. This is my first visit, but it won't be the last!
Blessings, Beth

Lynn Stevens said...

I do believe this is the most clever use of the rush project yet! Its gorgeous! even in July, Great to see you here sister!
hugs Lynn

Nelly said...

Hello from one of your sisters from PA. Your creation is truly gorgeous!! What amazing work you do. Have a wonderful 4th. Hope you can stop by my blog; I finally posted mine today.

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