Screaming Sardine

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Craftsy’s Classes on Sale!

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This post contains affiliate links because I’m a proud affiliate of Craftsy!

Craftsy is celebrating National Craft Month with a big course sale from now until this Sunday, March 16 at 11:59pm MT. Just click the banner below to see what great classes are on sale. (They have over 700 classes in a wide variety of subjects). I’m sure you’ll find something you’ll like! :D

I’ve taken several classes through Craftsy and have learned and enjoyed every single one. I have to admit my favorite so far has been Natalie Chanin’s Hand-Embellishing Knit Fabric: Stenciling, Appliqué, Beading and Embroidery. Natalie is the talented sewist who created the famous reverse applique Alabama Chanin line. Her class is currently half-price during this fantastic sale! (From $49.99 to $24.99)

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March 12th, 2015 at 9:29 pm

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50+ DIY Household Cleaning Supplies

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Here’s a big list of DIY household cleaning supplies, many of them not containing harsh chemicals. Do it yourself cleaning supplies are usually cheaper and healthier to use!

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February 3rd, 2015 at 8:46 pm

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Vintage Craft Books for Sale

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All are hardcover and in good condition.

vintage craft books for sale

Early American Crafts by Roberta Raffaelli from Creative Home Library in Association with Better Homes and Gardens. 288 pages; qulling, tinsel art, shell art, pod and cone art. pierced and cut paper, stenciling, theorem painting on velvet, and helpful hints. 1974 copyright. $3.

Celebrate! Wedding Cakes Wilton, 100 cake tutorials. 192 pages; 1983 copyright. $3.

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Better Homes and Gardens Treasures from Throwaways. 194 projects; 256 pages; 1976 copyright. $3.

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Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Decorations You Can Make. Over 300 projects; 208 pages; 1974 copyright. $5.

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Better Homes and Gardens Paper Crafts. 80 pages; 1989 copyright. $3.

vintage craft books for sale

Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Needlework. Embroidery, quilting, rug-making, needlepoint, patchwork, lacework, knitting, macrame, applique, and crochet. 504 pages; 1979 copyright. $8.

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Please email me at screamingsardine ~at~ yahoo ~dot~ com. I haven’t included shipping costs in the above prices just in case you’d like to purchase more than one book. I’ll use media mail to ship it/them to you.

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January 30th, 2015 at 10:43 am

Posted in craft tutorials

Free Vintage Photos #3

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Here are some more vintage pictures you can use in your scrapbooking or mixed media projects. These vintage photos are from an 1922 yearbook that my great uncle had. They’re not the best in sharpness, but I think they’d look fine as a background.

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1920s yearbook

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1920s yearbook

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1920s yearbook

1920s yearbook

1920s yearbook

1920s yearbook

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January 28th, 2015 at 5:55 pm

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Only Two Days Left to Save Over $1000!

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There are only two days left to save over $1000 in diy ebooks and ecourses!

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Each of the ebooks, ecourses, and bonuses cost over $1200, but you can get them all for only $34.95! And if you don’t think this amazing diy bundle of incredible information wasn’t worth it, there’s also a money back guarantee! You really can’t lose!

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cake decorating
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making your own beauty products
thrift store transformations
Mod Podge projects
home decor
photography how to’s
scrapbooking
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business
writing

Ecourses include
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Bonuses include
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Just click on my affiliate banner below and you’ll see what all is in this Ultimate Bundle for ultimate savings!

Disclosure: I have included affiliate links in this post. Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.

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January 24th, 2015 at 11:30 am

Vintage Digital Download Photo #2

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Since the recent VAT fees, I’ll be putting my downloadable vintage digital photos on my blog. They are free for you to use in your artwork. If you’d like to give this blog credit for the source of your vintage photo(s), I’d appreciate it.

Here’s a Vintage Digital Download Photo, dated from the 1910s. This photo is from my personal collection – handed down from my great uncle.

6.99 x 8.83 inches, 2097 x 2649 pixels, 300 dpi. Scroll down and click on photo for the full size to download.

(I’m a proud and pleased affiliate of Ultimate Bundles…for ultimate savings. :) Link below).

Check out the $1200 value for only $34.95! Hurry, offer expires soon!

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Vintage Digital Photograph

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January 22nd, 2015 at 11:44 pm

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Ultimate DIY Bundle at a Fraction of the Cost!

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Disclosure: I have included affiliate links in this post. Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.

So many of my readers are creative DIYers, so I wanted to tell you about this awesome wham bam of a package of do it yourself and crafting ebooks and ecourses! Plus, there’s even a free class from Craftsy in the bonus section!

The great thing about crafting and DIY is that there’s so much to get involved in! You may have started with decorating, or creating gifts, or photography, but there’s this huge world of crafting opportunities out there, and you’ve probably only scratched the surface!

The only problem is… how do you decide which project to dive into next? Not to mention, it can get expensive so quickly, buying more resources, more books, more patterns. What if you had a wide variety of inspiring resources right at your fingertips, but for a fraction of what you would usually spend?

That’s why you need to check out The Ultimate DIY Bundle! It’s your instant go-to library for a whole range of carefully curated DIY and crafting eBooks and eCourses. There are projects that the whole family can get involved in – from pet photography and home decor to chalk pastels and sewing.

For the crazy low price of just $34.95, you get access to a carefully curated library of over 76 eBooks and eCourses from the world’s leading DIY and crafting bloggers – enabling you to pick a project and jump straight into it with confidence. It’s the perfect tool to skip the information overload and throw yourself straight into a new activity.

Hurry though! The Ultimate DIY Bundle will only be on sale for 6 days – from 8am EST on Wednesday, January 21 until 11.59pm EST on Monday, January 26.

You can buy with complete confidence because you’re covered by the Ultimate Bundles 30-day money-back guarantee. That means you have a full 30 days to enjoy all the eBooks and eCourses in the bundle, and if you don’t think they provided enough value, you’ll get a full refund.

Not only that, but The Ultimate DIY Bundle comes with 4 awesome bonuses, worth over $118. That’s 3x the price of the bundle alone! These include…

A free $15 Store Credit PLUS 8×10 Art Print from Hope Ink ($43 Value), a free online class from Craftsy (up to $60 Value), free $15 store credit to Fawnsberg.com, a free sewing pattern PLUS a Premium Video Class from UpCraft Club ($19.99 Value), and free, full digital copies of Where Women Create Magazine and Greencraft Magazine ($20 value) from Stampington and Co.

So, don’t miss your chance to grab The Ultimate DIY Bundle, and get 76 incredible eBooks and eCourses for just $34.95. All you need to do is take action by midnight on Monday, January 26!

This amazing deal ends in just…

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January 21st, 2015 at 7:51 pm

Tiramisu Bread Pudding Plus 50 More Bread Pudding Recipes

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Tiramisu Bread Pudding

In my search for bread pudding recipes, I came across this Tiramisu Bread Pudding recipe. I’m a sucker for tiramisu, so I decided to give it a try. In looking over the ingredients, I was disappointed that there was no alcohol or unsweetened cocoa that the tiramisu I’m familiar with contains. So I decided to tweak it. After two tries, I think I’ve come up with a delicious recipe that tastes more like tiramisu than the above recipe.

By the way, here’s a neat tip when making your next bread pudding. Whenever you have odd pieces of bread – like heels – or buns that don’t get eaten up, toss them in a bag in your freezer. After awhile, you’ll have enough to make bread pudding. I even used those two hot dog buns that are left when you’ve run out of hot dogs. :)

Tiramisu Bread Pudding
2 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup Kahlua or Creme de Cocoa (or whatever is your favorite)
2 tablespoons instant coffee crystals
6 eggs, lightly beaten
2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla (I just used more alcohol)
8 cups torn white bread slices (about 12 slices)
About 8 oz. of cream cheese

I had to warm up my milk and put the coffee crystals in it cuz they wouldn’t dissolve. Once cooled slightly, I added the alcohol and tore up the bread and let it all soak together overnight in a covered dish.

The next day, I mixed the eggs, cocoa, sugars, and vanilla together and then dumped all of it into a big bowl with the previously soaked bread pieces. Mix well, and place in a greased casserole dish. Cut up small chunks of cream cheese and dot them throughout the bread mixture.

Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for a half hour or more, until it’s all puffy and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Sprinkle powdered sugar on the top and enjoy! It’s even good cold.

Scroll down to see 50 bread pudding recipes that look mighty tasty to me and that I’ll be trying eventually.

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Tiramisu Bread Pudding

(I’m a proud and pleased affiliate of Ultimate Bundles…for ultimate savings. :) Link below).

Linking up to the following parties.
Mondays: Flour Me with Love, Keeping It Simple Crafts; Tuesdays: Confessions of a Plate Addict, The Gunny Sack, The Home Stories of A 2 Z, Nap-time Creations, Sugar Bee Crafts, The Thrifty Home Wednesdays: A Creative Princess, Someday Crafts Thursdays: A Glimpse Inside, Answer is Chocolate, Share Your Cup – Jann Olson Fridays: Chic on a Shoestring Budget, Craftomaniac, Funky Junk Interiors, I Heart Naptime, Lady Behind the Curtain, Love Bakes Good Cakes; Saturdays: Be Different Act Normal; Sundays: Flamingo Toes,Under the Table and Dreaming


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January 18th, 2015 at 8:34 pm

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Vintage Digital Download Photo

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Since the recent VAT fees, I’ll be putting my downloadable vintage digital photos on my blog. They are free for you to use in your artwork. If you’d like to give this blog credit for the source of your vintage photo(s), I’d appreciate it.

Here’s a Vintage Digital Download Photo, dated from the 1910s. This photo is from my personal collection – handed down from my great uncle. This timeless beauty is wearing a dress almost as beautiful as she is.

Here are a couple different sizes in 300 dpi. Click on each photo for the full size.

3.79 x 5.50 inches / 1138 x 1650 pixels.

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Vintage Digital Picture – Pretty Woman in Lacy White Dress

5.88 x 8.53 inches / 1764 x 2559 pixels.

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Vintage picture for mixed media art

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January 12th, 2015 at 11:00 pm

Refashioned / Upcycled Scarf

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I absolutely adore recycling clothes! What was once sitting in someone’s storage – not seeing the light of day – or clothes destined to the landfill – can be upcycled and refashioned for something that you want to wear!

This scarf started out as a very large (size 3X, I think) v-neck, long sleeved top. I’m a sucker for velour and velvet, so I grabbed this right away when I saw it at a garage sale. If you go to thrift stores or garage sales for clothes you can refashion, try to get the very large sizes because you’ll have a lot more material to work with. True, some of them might be more expensive than the smaller sizes, but usually it’s worth the extra buck or two to get a lot more material.

The top had some beadwork on it that I wanted to keep, so that determined how wide the scarf was going to be.

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Upcycled scarf

I then cut the material into large rectangles, using a rotary cutter and cutting board, after I cut off the sleeves and along the sides. Once the seams were cut from the sleeves, they were wide enough to be one of the large rectangles that added to the length of the scarf. I ended up with extra material which will be used for something else. Not sure what yet…

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Upcycled Scarf

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Refashioned scarf


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Another look at the refashioned scarf

I kept the hem from the front (under the beadwork) and the back for the two end pieces. I then cut some coordinating fleece fabric that I had for the inside. Then I sewed, by hand, the large rectangles together. Once the fleece and the velour layers were pieced together, I ran a stitch up one side and then down the other. Then I blanket stitched the sides and the ends. And voila! A beautiful refashioned velour, velvet-y scarf!

As much as I love it, I’m going to be selling it, so if you’re interested, please email me at screamingsardine ~at~ yahoo ~dot~ com. I’ll be glad to provide more picture, dimensions, and answer whatever questions you may have. Price is $30, which includes shipping within the continental U.S. If outside that area, I’ll have to recalculate shipping.

(I’m a proud and pleased affiliate of Craftsy. Link below).

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Linking up to the following parties.
Mondays: Flour Me with Love, Keeping It Simple Crafts, Making the World Cuter Tuesdays: Confessions of a Plate Addict, The Gunny Sack, The Home Stories of A 2 Z, Nap-time Creations, Sugar Bee Crafts, The Thrifty Home Wednesdays: A Creative Princess, Someday Crafts Thursdays: A Glimpse Inside, Answer is Chocolate,Love Bakes Good Cakes, Share Your Cup – Jann Olson Fridays: Chic on a Shoestring Budget, Craftomaniac, I Heart Naptime, Lady Behind the Curtain; Saturdays: Be Different Act Normal, Whipperberry; Sundays: Flamingo Toes,Under the Table and Dreaming

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January 10th, 2015 at 6:36 pm