Happy Valentine's Day! Vintage Valentine Cards - My Latest Find!
After having cabin fever and being snowed in on and off for the past couple of weeks, yesterday was such a gorgeous day that we just had to go out and make the most of it. My daughter, Brianna, and I visited one of my favorite antique stores in our area, and found some awesome goodies, including these adorable vintage Valentine cards:
And check out this adorable mechanical card of the little girl paying her "fine". Isn't that sweet?
I am an mixed media art fanatic and love creating original handmade designs. I enjoy making dolls, quilts and jewelry, among other things. My jewelry designs have taken on a life of their own for the past several years. Due to customer demand, much of my time is spent designing and creating new little pieces of wearable art, most of which is Catholic (faith-based) in design.
My creations have been published in several quality publications, including Polymer Cafe, Belle Armoire Jewelry and Haute Handbags, among others. I have also been featured as a guest artist in several books. I am an award-winning jewelry artist; I was selected as Prilosec OTC's Eco-Chic Jewelry artist in 2011. My designs are currently being sold in boutiques and retail outlets across the United States. This includes the Jell-O Museum gift shop in New York. I also designed and made the jewelry for St. Damien of Molokai's Canonization celebrations in Hawaii (one of my proudest achievements.)
I am the owner of Two Crafty Mules which is being rebranded as "Wanda Maria Designs" to better accommodate my jewelry line.