Saturday, March 28, 2015

What Happened to Spring

The calendar says it's Spring, but when I look out the window I see snow falling! And, the temperature dropped to 18-degrees last night! Easter is a week away, but it feels more like Thanksgiving or Christmas!

With that in mind, today is the perfect day to feature a couple of my bright and cheery creations and make believe that it's warm and sunny outside.

I love that gorgeous yellow flower!! The flowers were from the Blossoms set by Bo Bunny!

The green and yellow flowers are definitely a pick-me-up! Who wouldn't love to receive this greeting! 

Here's a little journal I made a while back. The colors are just perfect for this time of year! It would be a fun book to use to plan out this year's garden!

Any one of these items would be a great way to give a cheery hello!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Live Simply Card

Hello -- and welcome to the first week Spring!

Resolutions are always so popular at the beginning of the year. And here we are, months later. Has anyone kept up with their New Year's Resolutions? It's never too late to start fresh and what better time than the beginning of a new season.

That's why I love Ewe-N-Me Printables Live Simply Bookmarks. What a great reminder -- and isn't this image great?

Bookmarks - Live Simply

I printed the downloadable on white cardstock and cut out one of the bookmarks to use on a greeting card.

I trimmed the image so that it would fit on my 4 x 5-1/2 size card. After gluing the image to a piece of lavender paper, I attached a strip of ivory lace trim and adhered to a white card.

I added a little wooden butterfly embellishment that I stamped with french script in black ink.

Isn't this little girl just delightful? In keeping with the theme, I kept this card simple. It was easy to create and I only needed a few embellishments.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Be sure to visit the Ewe-N-Me Printables website here, for more wonderful downloadable images!


Friday, March 20, 2015

Welcome Spring - Little Cards

Hello and Happy Spring!

Now that spring is here, there are going to be all kinds of events, parties and holiday happenings in the not-too-distant-future!! You know -- Easter, Mother's Day, Weddings, Babies -- just to name a few.

If you are like me, I end up scrambling at the last minute for a gift card or tag, or even a thank you card. Today I'm featuring a set of four little cards that just might come in handy for those upcoming occasions.

These little cards were created using Ewe-N-Me Printables Collage Sheet - Sweet Girls  and I have to say these image are adorable! The collage sheet has six different images in two different sizes. I used the smaller 1.5" x 2.5" images today.

I selected four of the images and adhered them to a blue 3"x 3" card. Aren't they so sweet -- I love the vintage look! 

In keeping with the spring theme, I punched out pink flowers and attached one to each card. And, because I love a little sparkle, I added a bit of glitter to the edges of each image.

I'm going to keep these little cards on hand. They'd be handy for a last minute gift tag, or as a set could be used as hostess gift, too!

Please visit here for more of Deena's wonderful collage sheets!

As always, thanks for stopping by and do stop back soon!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Visions of Spring Shopping Gallery

Celebrate the arrival of Spring this year with beautiful finds from the Visions of Spring Shopping Gallery brought to you by the etsy Afternoon Tea, Chat and Treasuries Team:

Spring cannot arrive soon enough, and we’re here to help you off to a glorious start!
1. From Studio 3B – Perfume Spray Bottle Set filled with your Favorite Studio 3B Perfume. Many beautiful specialty perfumes to choose from to brighten up your Spring wardrobe. You’ll receive a Spray Bottle plus a Refill Bottle filled with your choice of perfume and a pipette for easy refilling. Arrives in a Black Organza Gift Bag. $31.50
2. From Forsythia Hill Vintage – Stunning vintage 1960’s tailored Floral Brocade Trench Coat. This one of a kind Women’s Formal Coat in Pink Rose and Gold is a perfect Easter Coat. From Thalhimers French Salon, Size Small 0 1 2 $160.00.
3. From Sweetiepips – A Boho Chic chain and leather necklace. With peachy pink Rhodochrosite and Cherry Quartz and Czech crystals this piece is perfect spring bling! Free UK shipping. £16.50 / $24.52.
4. From SuesAkornShop – This colorful Easter egg hand towel will add a touch of Easter to any kitchen or bathroom. It measures 6 inches by 25 1/2 inches. Hang it anywhere you need easy access to a towel. $7.00
5. From Little Neva’s Bakery – Our signature Cocoa Sugar Cookie dough is shaped into charming egg cookies using an old reliable cutter. We also offer two bunny shaped cocoa cookies as well. We cello bag the 1 dozen bunny and egg cookies and place in our gift box with a card . 6 eggs & 6 bunnies for $15.00, a sweet treat!
7. From Legends of Darkness – Celebrate Spring with this White Magnolia hard phone case. Made of Lexan Plastic and printed with my original fine art photograph – it can be purchased to fit any iPhone or Samsung Galaxy Phone for $40 or upgraded to a “Tough” case for $55
7. From Pretty Byrd Designs – This beautiful keepsake box has been done in an elegant, shabby chic style. It has been distressed painted in soft ivory and adorned with lace, vintage style paper and embellishments. The lid features a fabric flower, ribbon and seed pearls.This pretty box would be a lovely way to present a gift or would easily stand alone as its own special gift. Size is 5 x 5 x 2-1/2 inches. Priced at $12.50
8.  From SAjolie – This pretty little necklace features a golden twig with open leaves and a the most cutest little sparrow bird. This is made in lariat style, which gives you options for length and style. Adjust the length of the necklace by pulling the bird. Perfect for everyday wear as well as special those occasions!. For a truly unique item that is a perfect gift for you or loved one. $18.00
9.  From SursyShop – A painted pink rose doily.  Great for displaying jar candles, plants, vases, bowls, and many other home decor or holiday items. They can also be framed in a shadow box for display. $12.00

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Kindness Matters Cards

Hi there!

Sunday was the start of Daylight Saving Time and for me that's a true sign that winter is over. It's definitely been a long, tough winter here and kindness sure has gone a long way in getting us through those cold and brutal days. That's why I selected Ewe-N-Me Printables Kindness Matters Hang Tags for the cards I'm featuring today.

There are four different images and you will receive two of each on one sheet. These downloadables are so easy -- just print and cut and ready to use!

The hang tags are cheery and lovely so I decided to keep my cards simple so the tags would really stand out. I used a kraft card as the base and layered that with a panel of light green paper. I added two strips of polka-dotted ribbon and then adhered the tag on top of that.

I added pink and black striped buttons to top of each tag and that was it!

This tag is my favorite!

Thanks for stopping by today. For more Ewe-N-Me Printables hand tags, please visit here.

Hang Tags - Kindness Matters

See you next time!


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Vintage Style Card Set

Hello everyone!

As you know, I was recently selected as a Crew Member for Canvas Corp Brands and today I
I'm featuring a card set I created using their 7Gypsies Conservatory line.

I started with four kraft note cards, also from 7Gypsies and layered each with a panel of patterned paper. The paper I selected for this set is entitled Magpie and features beautiful vintage script, birdcages and marbled eggs. 

I then added a green and gold gingham ribbon and navy seam binding which gives the cards lots of texture and dimension. The paper from Conservatory line is double-sided, so I added a paper strip featuring the other side of the Magpie sheet.

Once that was done, I stamped "hello" in navy ink on an ivory square and added that to the top of each card. As a finishing touch I added gemstones and a couple of pieces of ephemera that are part of the Conservatory Tags pack.

I really enjoy creating these cards and working with the lovely 7Gpysies line of paper. For these and other cards, please visit my etsy shop Pretty Byrd Designs. I'm running a spring special -- 20% off a $10 purchase. Use code SPRING20 at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by today and come back soon!