I’m really excited today to be joining my friend Summer, from Summer Adams Designs for a fun Vintage themed Valentine’s Day hop.  Each year for Valentine’s Day I like to come up with a fun and simple idea that my kids can share with their friends and classmates, and I was excited to create something with a vintage feel.  Old school Valentine’s cards are so cute and full of charm, aren’t they?
I’ve been to the States a few times New York and Atlanta. However, I love the Canadian Rockies and have had great vacations both in the winter and summer there. This year I visited Vancouver and the Gulf Islands which was fabulous. I don’t think it will be long before I wll return to North America. There are so many more wonderful cities and places to discover.
About AdorablyGrown:  Hi there! My name is Dora. I am an avid gardener, living on a small organic farm in the Northwest Hills of Connecticut.  After a career-related move to the northeast, I fell in love with a hay farmer and moved to the country! Transitioning from a tiny urban garden to a small farm truly put my gardening skills to the test. But, we continue to grow and improve each year. Many of the items in the shop are a direct result of the tools and resources we created to manage our garden and other chores around the farm.
The second is a receipt on behalf of the Wrought Iron Range Company of St. Louis, Missouri. The company manufactured steel ranges and kitchen equipment. The receipt is made out to J. Stanley Adams & Company of Maryland, who purchased 28 pounds of grey iron on July 10, 1921 for a total cost of $14.00. A PAID stamp, dated August 12, 1921, appears on the lower half of the receipt.

Funny but useful you say?! That was my goal!! Plus I may be a little biased but I think these free bathroom prints are dang cute to boot! I wanted them to have somewhat of a vintager flair and used a more retro font to create the phrases you see above! I hope you’ll enjoy the style and sayings on these free printable and they will hang on your walls lovingly for a long time!!
A great tip Sarah shared was to encourage independence in smaller children so they can be playing alone and entertained at least for a short time while you do some work. Sarah has been able to achieve her goal of making a part-time income on her own terms with lots of flexibility. Although she tries to continually create new products, she knows that her business was built to allow for flexibility and put her family first.  So Sarah doesn't stress if she can't add new products for a while.  Her business works for her - not the other way around!

Artist Notes:	What a festive and fun way this card is to say Happy Birthday to all the special people in your life - whether friends, family or work associates. The card features a row of colorfully patterned and decorated candles, with diagonal stripes, polka dots, flowers and swirls on the candles of blue, green, pink and orange, on the black background. The result is a colorful line-up of candles, with flames atop, ready for the birthday celebration to begin. The hand lettered message, "Happy Birthday", is above the candle flames, in alternating brightly colored letters, that match the candle colors. The inside wording is "Hope your birthday sparkles!""

File Check Standard Check With the Standard Check option, we will check your file for most common issues.- Missing bleed- Missing safety margin- Convert RGB to CMYK- Wrong format sizeOur pre-press team will fix those issues, and send the file to production. You will not receive an online proof, in order to avoid delays. Online Proof Our artwork team will email you a link as soon as possible to check the PDF proof online. Please keep checking your email, as we can only print your file(s) once you check the PDF and approve it online. Beware that a delay in approval will cause a delay in production and shipment of your order. Digital Proof Print With the Digital Proof Print option, you will receive a physical proof print delivered prior to the order. This normally takes 1-2 working days. Please note, that the delivery date will be delayed, and that digital proof prints are not laminated.
One more of my vintage illustrations: this time shabby-looking old fashioned retro photo camera. Illustration is based on my father's old Fujifilm finepix x100 camera. I had never used  this camera, I prefer instant digital photos. I can't imaging paying on each and every photo, just to see it. But I like vintage things and vintage clip art and I enjoy to share my finds. 
Like we said, getting a greeting through the mail is becoming more and more of a special occurrence seeing as cell phones and e-mail make it faster than ever to reach loved ones. Just because it may take them a little while longer to receive your greeting doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t send one! We can even mail the cards for you! That’s right - signed, sealed and delivered!
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