Monday, May 31, 2010

a little Americana...

Happy Memorial Day!!!! So happy with the way that this little wreath turned out that I made last night just in time for Memorial Day. I plan on leaving the wreath up most of the summer. Close up of the pinwheel


Andrea & Tia

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day, y'all! Today is a day to celebrate all of those men and women in our country who have sacrificed their lives in order for us to have a better life. We at Two Junk Chix would like to say THANK YOU! Here are a few pictures of how I have brought a little patriotic red, white, and blue into my home.
A white washed wooden star plaque that I attached to an iron stand

Love stars and stripes! Found this cute vintage flag flashcard from 1951

Some fun red, white, and blue pinwheels in a vintage sundae glass filled with sugar

I decided to put red, white, and blue flowers in my urns on the front porch this year, too

God Bless America!!!
tia & andrea

Thursday, May 27, 2010

baseball and the birds

We have been super busy in my house too. Still busy with Baseball. If we haven't had a game we have had practice. The days we haven't had anything baseball, I have had to play catch up around the house.
But Baseball is sadly coming to a close for us this season. Last night was the last regular game before playoffs begin. On a happy note for Michael, he got the game ball from Monday night's game. He had great play from the outfield and was recognized for it with the game ball. And speaking of nesting....... I love this birdhouse. It is old and in my backyard. It has been there for many years and was put there by Roman and Tia's great Aunt and Uncle Thompson many years ago. Every spring there is a bird family that makes it their home. I love listening to the baby birds and watching them grow. It makes me happy.
A did a scrapbook page about it.
Basic Grey papers and stickers, Bazzill cardstock and jillybean journaling cards.

andrea & tia

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Hi y'all. Sorry I've been away for a while. Just been so busy with Crimson Clover and so many changes in my life. With the kids almost out of school, I've been busy nesting around the, baby #6 isn't here. Just spending time out in this beautiful weather, enjoying my kids, and spending time with friends. Speaking of friends, we have had a lot of nature friends around our house this year. It's our 4th summer here in Chicagoland and this is the first year we've had squirrels and bunnies and birds in abundance. I wanted to share with you this gorgeous robin's nest in the tree in our front yard. The kids and I have had so much fun watching the mama bird take care of these beautiful and fragile eggs. We can't wait until they hatch!!
Happy Nesting!
tia & andrea

Sunday, May 16, 2010

God Bless America

With Memorial Day right around the corner, just thought I'd add a few touches of red, white, and blue to my entryway. I love the patriotic garland that my sweet friend, Vicki made for me during our craft night last week. It's just the right mix of neutral and color for me. Thanks, Vicki! Close-up of my patriotic garland

How cute is this 1951 flashcard of the American Flag?!

God Bless America!!!
tia & andrea

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Become a Fan!!

Become a fan of Crimson Clover on FACEBOOK!!! I'm getting ready to start some fun giveaways thanks to my fabulous customers. The more fans I get....the more giveaways I'll do! Who doesn't love free jewerly, right? So come on over and see "where great design reigns"!!

tia & andrea

Monday, May 10, 2010

Blog L♥VE

My dear and talented friend, Beth over at Patina White made this lovely necklace for me! I loved it so much that I wanted to share it with you. I wore it proudly yesterday on Mother's Day. I've been so blessed to have such wonderful artist friends in my life. Go check out her blog! She is one talented gal that I'm so glad to have in my life! thanks Beth!!
tia & andrea

Saturday, May 8, 2010

I'm back!

I haven't been posting for a couple of weeks because I have super busy and my newer lap top's motherboard decided to stop working. :( After couple weeks visiting with the Geek Squad I have my computer back!!! Who hoo!!!
My son turned 10 on April 30th. The weekend before his birthday along with my sister and her husband I took him to see Cincinnati to the Aquarium and to see Reds Games.
Here he is in the Scout Box at the Reds vs Padres game.
Me & Michael
He choose to go to Cincinnati instead of a having a big birthday party. Me being the mom that I am I couldn't let him not do something witha few of his friends so last night we had a sleepover at our house. We also took the kids bowling. Here is last night at the bowling alley.
We have a birthday party to go to today. I made this card this morning.
I used polka dot background stamp from Hero Arts to make the background. I heat embossed the dots with clear embossing powder to make them pop a little. I cut the circles were cut from card stock that I stamped using the $1 stamps from Studio G. I colored the images with my copic markers. I added a few star stickers from K & Co just because I thought the circles were plain by themselves.

Andrea & Tia

Thursday, May 6, 2010


I am just loving my new BLINGED OUT METAL line from Crimson Clover. Andrea and I here at Two Junk Chix are big fans of rustic metal. I love the juxtaposition of aged rustic metal with shiny Swarovski crystals. It's a match made in heaven!! These pieces are very lightweight, too!

3-1/2" x 1-1/2" peace sign with wings
2" initial charms

Place your orders HERE


tia & andrea

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Vintage Wooden Stamp Picture Holders

What to do with all of these awesome vintage wooden handle rubber stamps from the 1940's? Yes, they look great in my vintage metal Achilles stamp holder but they don't really serve a purpose for me other than to make it harder to dust around. So here is a fun way of turning these gems into something useful! I started out with this great collection below. And then I used my drill and drilled 2 tiny holes side by side in the tops of the handles. With some fancy wire, I wrapped it around this big Sharpie 1-1/2 times and snipped the ends.

With just a tiny bit of glue in the holes, this is what it looks like

This would be a fun way to display place cards, too. I love using vintage flashcards mixed in with my dear friend Cari's vintage inspired cards. Go check out her shop HERE.

Go Cubbies!!!

tia & andrea

Monday, May 3, 2010

Hi all! I'm doing a trunk show tomorrow at Occasions in Naperville, IL. Since Mother's Day is just around the corner, stop by to see all of the great pieces you can get for your fabulous mother....or for yourself. I'll be introducing some new initial charms and some fabulous new rings. I'll also have some great new vintage chandelier crystals! Hope to see y'all there!
tia & andrea
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