Friday, September 12, 2014

Nature's Blessings Art Journal! Freebies!

Hello Friends!

I am delighted to be participating in the
"Nature's Blessings" Art Journal Swap,
hosted by Karla Nathan of "Karla's Cottage".

 We were to make a four page layout
with any nature theme,
with plenty of space for journaling and doodling..

I chose "birds" as my theme.
I think this page has lots of space for journaling:


 I added the bow and trim for texture.

Pages 2 and 3.
There is space on page 2,
and when you lift up the top page,

there are a couple of blank pages underneath.


Page 3 is a page ripped from 
The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady,

with a glassine envelope
filled with tags for journaling.

Page 4 has two pockets for tags
and space around the page for journaling.



 And here are all six of them,
ready for mailing.
        I'm going to miss them!  :)

Well, can you guess the nature of today's freebies?

Yep.







Some of my favorites!!
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More Friday fun to be had at Fabulously Creative Friday!  
Lots of great ideas at Show and Tell Friday!  
Lovely blues at Anything Blue Friday!
Lots of links to lovely pinks at Pink Saturday!
Creative living, decorating, and craft ideas at Inspired Sunday!
Lovely tablescapes at Seasonal Sundays!
Cute and crafty stuff at Make it Monday!
Be inspired by Inspire Me Tuesday!
Vintage creativity at Vintage Inspiration Wednesday!
For links to lovely, shabby, chippy whites, stop by Blissful Whites Wednesday!
Beautiful greys at Grey Dey Thursdeys.
Lovely things to be found at
French cottagey links at Feathered Nest Friday!
 

♥♥♥ Thank you so much for visiting and for all your lovely comments!! ♥♥♥
Have a great weekend my friends!
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Vignettes! Altered Postcard! Maui Sunset!

Hello Friends!

I do want to get in a few summery pictures
before we head into Autumn.

These are from the fabulous "Vignettes" shop
in Ocean Beach, San Diego.











Everything there is such a yummy treat for the eyes!!

And here's a little altered postcard I made with a vintage summer theme:
And here is Summer's last hurrah,
a beautiful sunset pic from our Maui vacation:


Freebies for you:





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More Friday fun to be had at Fabulously Creative Friday!  
Lots of great ideas at Show and Tell Friday!  
Lovely blues at Anything Blue Friday!
Lots of links to lovely pinks at Pink Saturday!
Creative living, decorating, and craft ideas at Inspired Sunday!
Lovely tablescapes at Seasonal Sundays!
Cute and crafty stuff at Make it Monday!
Be inspired by Inspire Me Tuesday!
Vintage creativity at Vintage Inspiration Wednesday!
For links to lovely, shabby, chippy whites, stop by Blissful Whites Wednesday!
Beautiful greys at Grey Dey Thursdeys.
Lovely things to be found at
French cottagey links at Feathered Nest Friday!
 

♥♥♥ Thank you so much for visiting and for all your lovely comments!! ♥♥♥
Have a great weekend!
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Friday, August 29, 2014

Paris! Freebies!

Hello Friends!

OK, just a few tiny more pictures of Paris,
and then we'll move on!  :)

I found another pic I had taken in my fave Mathilde M. boutique:
 Here at Chez Odette you can get mini-cream puffs in several different flavors,


each represented by it's own adorable vintage French girl:

The beautiful fountain in the beautiful Jardin du Luxembourg
(Luxembourg Gardens):


A sentimental picture...I lived in this building once upon a time!
 It was so fun to walk around the old neighborhood!

Beautiful fountain:
 Notre Dame on a beautiful summer day:
 Well, this looks a lot like Anthropologie:



 But it's not!!  Just a lovely French housewares boutique!


The beautiful department store, Galeries Lafayette:

 There is no denying the French do things beautifully.
 I do love Paris,
and I was already planning our next trip there as soon as we got back!
(More Paris and Provence pictures here and here.)

And I do have some more creations to share with you:

These are two ribbon and lace paper dolls I made for a Paper Soiree swap:




And I'm really a novice at jewelry making,
but I didn't let it stop me from making this bird's nest necklace
for a swap at Marie Antoinette:


 I weaved the "nest" using lace and fabrics
which I stitched to buckram. The chain is made up of a few
different pieces, old and new.  And I added some birdies and sparkly gems.

I wanted to come up with a fun presentation that was quick and easy!
So I just laid down various washi tapes onto the lid of a jewelry box.
And added a chalkboard sticker.



Hope you all are enjoying the last days of summer.
Although I don't know why I say that,
there's still technically almost a month of summer left,
and it's in the 80s during the day here in San Diego.
But the nights are cooler, it's breezier,
and it just seems that the Labor Day weekend
is more the mark of the end of summer.

Freebies:











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Enjoy your holiday!
 
More Friday fun to be had at Fabulously Creative Friday!  
Lots of great ideas at Show and Tell Friday!  
Lovely blues at Anything Blue Friday!
Lots of links to lovely pinks at Pink Saturday!
Creative living, decorating, and craft ideas at Inspired Sunday!
Lovely tablescapes at Seasonal Sundays!
Cute and crafty stuff at Make it Monday!
Be inspired by Inspire Me Tuesday!
Vintage creativity at Vintage Inspiration Wednesday!
For links to lovely, shabby, chippy whites, stop by Blissful Whites Wednesday!
Beautiful greys at Grey Dey Thursdeys.
Lovely things to be found at
French cottagey links at Feathered Nest Friday!
 

♥♥♥ Thank you so much for visiting and for all your lovely comments!! ♥♥♥
Have a great weekend!
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

More Paris!! Window Shopping!! Creations and Freebies!!

Hello Friends!

Well, clearly I can't be trusted.
In my last post I promised to post more Paris photos
in a few days...

And it's been a bit more than a few days!!

But here I am!

I thought it would be fun to do a little
window shopping in Paris.
Which in French is called lèche-vitrines.
Which literally translates to "window licking" :D

Let's start with something yummy:


Look at this cute bridal shoppe window with mini wedding dresses: 


Somehow my I-phone slipped into sepia mode,
but I think it suits these wedding dresses.



 How cute are these I-phone cases:



Art gallery window with mosaics:


 







Time for a treat:
Baccarat crystal vase with giant paper flowers:

Pierre Frey fabulous fabrics:





Love the look of these falling stars:
Mmmm...boulangerie:






This store was filled to the brim with KITTY handbags:

Ladurée!


The sweet thing about Ladurée is that there are multiple locations but each shoppe's
windows are decorated differently:







 

Another gallery window:

 
My new favorite shoppe in Paris, Mathilde M. :


 Hmmm, this warrants a closer look:





 Okay, must go inside this one:



 What a beautiful shoppe, 
everything is shades of gray and white
with vintage images abound!
  
OK, time for a little something:

Aah, yes.
Love, love, love sidewalk cafés!

Time to share a few creations of mine:

Might as well stay in French mode.
I participated in blissfulART's August "I love Paris" swap,
which was a card and ATC/tag swap.



Paris themed ATC:

The July swap theme was Red, White and Blue. French colors!
I created this tag and card inspired by French General's fabrics:

 
 For some reason the colors are off in this next picture,
and the contrast is very sharp here
but much softer in person:






Ooooh, just one more little shoppe!
Wouldn't you just love to pop in here the next time
you had a craving for a macaron or sorbet:









OK, some Paris freebies:








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More Friday fun to be had at Fabulously Creative Friday!  
Lots of great ideas at Show and Tell Friday!  
Lovely blues at Anything Blue Friday!
Lots of links to lovely pinks at Pink Saturday!
Creative living, decorating, and craft ideas at Inspired Sunday!
Lovely tablescapes at Seasonal Sundays!
Cute and crafty stuff at Make it Monday!
Vintage creativity at Knick of Time Tuesday!
Be inspired by Inspire Me Tuesday!
For links to lovely, shabby, chippy whites, stop by Blissful Whites Wednesday!
Beautiful greys at Grey Dey Thursdeys.
Lovely things to be found at
French cottagey links at Feathered Nest Friday!
 

♥♥♥ Thank you so much for visiting and for all your lovely comments!! ♥♥♥
Have a great weekend!
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