Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Greetings

Happy Easter!
Enjoy a few more Easter freebies...

And if you haven't entered my blogiversary giveaway yet,
there's still time.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Our Favorite Things Giveaway

We're kindred spirits aren't we...our fun-loving, alter anything, artsy tribe of bloggers.
Three years ago today, March 28, 2010,
I wrote my very first blog post.
Can't say I loved it from that very first post but it sure grew on me quickly!
It's been a wonderful ride..
sharing my creations...
loving your creations..
swapping art...
boundless inspiration...
and making some of the best friends I've ever known.
I used to think it was weird when I saw bloggers talk about close friendships
back in the early days.
Now I can't imagine my life without each of you in it.
That affinity we share for
vintage things...

flowers, flowers and more flowers...

and yards of yummy trims and laces.
Those are just a few of our favorite things of course.
There are trinkets and fabrics and art supplies galore
(that I simply didn't have the time to photograph!)
But that's what makes this giveaway,
Three Year Blogiversary Favorite Things Giveaway
such fun!
You won't know exactly what you'll win-
only that it will be a wonderful selection of
our favorite things,
wrapped in gratitude and love.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment
and will pick a winner April 5th.
Good luck to all!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Marie Easter Eggs

We swapped Easter Egg ATCs in the
Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group.
I used a lovely muted lavender patterned paper for the background..
 on top of that I added lavender Russian bridal veil...
 then edged the egg with a wonderful vintage lavender and green trim.
I embellished each Easter bonnet a little differently
but every Marie sported a lavender dotted guinea feather!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Dress Form Ball Wishes

Though I'm just a modest lttle fairy dress form,
I didn't want to miss
Here's wishing this years estate sales, thrift stores and flea markets
bring me a "big girl" dress form
before next years ball!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

More Springtime Greetings

These little side by side matchbox chests
 are quite addictive....
...particularly this time of year
with an abundance of sweet springtime images.
This is one of my absolute favorites!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Springtime Greetings

What a sweet swap hosted by Melanie in our
 Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group!
This little matchbox chest is constructed by adhering two
of the small 32 count matchboxes side by side.
You then sandwich those between two pieces of matboard.
I decorated my Springtime Greetings box in an elegant Easter theme.
After scouring my collection of images I chose this beautiful lady and her sheep.
I framed her with an ornate white resin frame
and surrounded her with lovely blue, brown and ivory paper and fabric flowers.
The finishing touch.... a sparkly blue butterfly.
Inside our boxes we were to include our greetings.
 I made these mini collaged cards on matboard.
I finished the sides in this shabby tulle floral trim
and my box is ready to travel.
You simply can't send a matchbox creation
without some goodies tucked inside!
 I am soooooo ready for Spring!!!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Easter Image Freebies

Hard to believe, especially with our wintry weather here in upstate NY,
but Easter is right around the corner.
Hope you'll find a creative way to use some of these lovely Easter images!