About Us

Welcome to my website and blog. My name is Christin and I have worked as a freelance creative for many years. I spend most of my time as a freelance writer for various companies both online and off. I also enjoy a variety of hobbies, including digital arts, photo restoration, mixed media art and creating custom jewelry.

I have a deep love of the Victorian era and days gone by. When not working; the hubby and I spend a great deal of time restoring our 1800's farmhouse. I can never remember a time when I didn't love the late 1800's - turn of the century. From houses, to furniture, clothing and decor; they did a lot of things right!

Much of the advertising done in this era was hand painted and drawn; truly beautiful works of art. Trading cards that were used by businesses back in the late 1800's later gave way to the modern business card, but the trade cards were fantastically beautiful. Today, it seems like advertising is so prevalent that it is more of an annoyance than an art form, but going through classic epherma is always a treasure hunt.

Fortunately, there is a wide variety of graphics from days gone by that are in the public domain. This allows graphic artists and crafters to make it new again with custom creations. I find these graphics and spend hours restoring and/or reworking them. I then use them to create everything from custom art and jewelry, to digital collage sheets.

I love to share :) so I plan to offer free graphics here several times per week on my blog. You can also find custom kits I've put together with instructions included that will have you creating magnets or pendants easily. Buy a kit and make custom gifts for your whole family, or purchase one of my high-res collage sheets for your mixed media, decoupage or scrapbooking projects. You can also use the free graphics here for your creations, so long as you follow the "terms of use" of this site - which basically states use them as you will; don't resell them in digital format as your own. :).

If you use my images in any of your creations, please feel free to contact me and show me your special projects! I may even give you a little plug on my blog. :) I love art and personal expression - it's always fun to see the neat things others come up with.