Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Mother's Day! Cards and Tags! Freebies!

Hello Friends!

Just a little post to share with you
the cards I made for Swap for All Seasons April swap.
The color this month was peach,
and the theme was Mother.
Now peach is not a color I work with very often,







so it was a fun challenge for me.

I sewed the images to lace and fabric then layered them onto the card and tag.

 A beautiful mother and child.

 These cards and tags went to Deb.
This Mother's Day will be special because it will be my daughter's first as a mother!

Here are some freebies to use for your own Mother's Day cards:




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Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms!

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.
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French cottagey links at Feathered Nest Friday!
 

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Baby! Vintage Necklace! Freebies!

Hello Friends!


Hope you all had a lovely Easter!

Spring is here, but arriving a bit more slowly to my house
than to the rest of San Diego.
I admit...I am not an earth mother.
I am much better at buying garden tchotchkes than gardening.
Or making flowers out of paper and fabric than coaxing from the earth.


Wait a minute!

How did that cute little baby picture get in there?!
Clearly my 6 week old grandson has figured out how to hack into my blog
and feels that there are not enough pictures of him!
Well there he is, little aviator and future world explorer.
I guess I will have to change my password :)

My dear friend Terri, who also has a new baby grandson,
sent me the most wonderful surprise!
My heart skipped a beat when I opened her package
 to find these lovelies from her:




 She created this beautiful necklace, taking a picture of Colton from a previous blog post
and put it inside of a vintage watchface:


And this beautiful card,
Terri does dimensional like no one else:
I am so touched by her generosity of spirit.
How wonderfully thoughtful and beautifully executed.
I will wear this necklace often and proudly, Terri, thank you sooo much!

It seems to be baby season, so perhaps
you may like these 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 week!
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Peat Pots! Nests! Freebies!

Hello Friends!

Flowers are blooming, birds are singing...
Yes, it's Spring!!
Actually there have been some days here lately when it's been more like Summer!
I'm not complaining...but okay, I am a little.
  I am not ready yet to start wearing summer clothes!

I have been busy this Spring, creating and swapping.
I created this peat pot for a swap I was in
at Vintage Dragonfly.




 My partner was Mercedes, who makes such beautiful and feminine things,
and I wanted to make something I knew she would love, 
using beautiful lace, vintage flowers and a vintage rhinestone button.  

And, as the fates would have it,
we were on the same wavelength,
as Mercedes also had the idea to make a bird topiary!
I love the soft colors, vintagey materials,
and the adorable little felt birdie which she created from felt and vintage fabric:


Thank you Mercedes, I love it!

I joined a card and tag swap at
Wendy's Blissful Arts group,
and the theme was "Spring Nest". 
This litttle fairy image is one of my faves,
and when I saw this Nest and Eggs graphic,
I knew what I wanted to do with it:
 I stitched it onto a fabric piece and onto the card, with a few vintage flowers, lace and moss.

This nest is made with some fine kraft paper shred 
which came in a gift basket I received long ago...attached to a 
branch cut from a die that I've had for years
and I think this is the first timeI've used it, lol:




 I like the fresh look this touch of moss lends to them:

 They went to my partner Kimberly, whose work I love also.

In return Kimberly sent me these lovely cards and goodies:
Very sweet and Spring-y!
Thank you, Kimberly!

Here's some Spring Birdie 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!
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, 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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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Bridal Shower! March Card and Tag Swap!

Hello Friends!
The themes for the Swap for All Seasons swap in March
were Spring and yellow.



I don't use yellow much in my crafting, but I love this image
that has just a splash of yellow.
I love the spring-y background and her wistful look.
I wanted to keep the card simple
and let the lovely lady be the star.
A bit of vintage lace and vintage millinery flowers:



And my tag:


They say April showers bring May flowers...

I was hoping the showers would wait until my shower was held...
I hosted a bridal shower at my home
for my daughter's lovely sister-in-law last week. 
The sun was in and out but no rain!
The décor was organic, garden-y,
with a bit of herbs, yellow, burlap and chalkboard.  :)
 Her sister and sister-in-law were the real hostesses,
I  did the décor
with a little help from the bubble girls
(flower girls who blow bubbles).
 
Nine year old Ainsley made the favors herself,
homemade bath salts (below).
Don't they look great?

I love how these champagne glasses look
lined up on the burlap ribbon:

One of the hostesses made these lovely little tags
with a different herb for each one
and the trait that the herb stands for (above).

The caterer made a beautiful table of delicious food:

I had fun making this photo op
with a French garden shop look :)


OK.  Now I'm ready for April showers!
We dearly need them in Southern California.

Some sunny 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!
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!
Lovely, 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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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Le Poisson d'Avril! Happy April Fool's Day!

Bonjour mes amies!

Ah, the French...who knows why they are the way they are...
Who knows why they what they do...
Who knows what thought processes went into
celebrating the first of April
with a FISH!
Le poisson d'Avril!


Well it is 2014 and we never have to wonder for very long,
thank you Wikipedia:
"In France, Belgium, and French-speaking areas of Switzerland and Canada, April 1 tradition is often known as "April fish" (poisson d'avril in French). This includes attempting to attach a paper fish to the victim's back without being noticed.
Such fish feature prominently on many
late 19th- to early 20th-century French April Fools' Day postcards."

OK, well there you are...
Watch out for paper fish, and
enjoy good luck all month long!

And Happy April Fool's Day!!

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Have a great weekend!
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