Monday, May 30, 2011
So, Trudie did what any determined, crafty, and creative woman would do -- she designed her own artwork and it was truly inspiring!
She took a frame designed to hold 3 photos, went down to her local craft store and picked out 3 coordinating sheets of scrapbook paper in the colors that she needed. Cut here, cut there, and soon she had exactly what she needed for the finishing touch on the bathroom project. Beautiful!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
of my fellow Etsians, so I've chosen EverMyHart to showcase today.
Barbara's designs are skillfully handpainted onto delicate glassware that any hostess would be proud to own. These are some of my favorites, but there are many more beautiful pieces to see at her Etsy shop. Reasonable prices and beautiful designs make this shop definitely worth checking out! Think what a great and unique gift something like this would make!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
I've always loved Beatrix Potter and now I'm wondering why I have never done anything with her wonderous, enchanting images. Well, the wondering stops and the doing begins. I put this card in my shop today:
Also listed this adorable set of vintage look baby images. All my gift enclosure cards are 3x3 and come with envelopes:
And this set of general purpose gift enclosures:
And last, but not least, this dainty set of hand stamped enclosures with ribbon:
Etsy has some amazing shops that I invite everyone to check out. My next post will feature just one of the many that I plan to showcase. Just go to etsy.com. More specifically, ladybuglaneandco.etsy.com
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Several posts ago I mentioned animalrescuesite.com. It's just what the name says. I click regularly to help supply food for unwanted, mistreated animals. It's totally free!!!!! If you read just a few of the many rescue stories, you'll add the site to your bookmarks and click away!! That's how they got me!
Read Francis' story now:
Francis was found wandering the streets during one of the coldest weeks of February. He was taken to our local animal shelter. Although he wore a dingy, tagless collar- no one came looking for him. We are so glad that they didn't. His ears are still a little tattered from being frost bitten, but he's ours now and we love every long inch of him. We'll never let him be cold again...this photo shows that.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
When I was a child we played outdoors -- a lot. As soon as the weather turned the least bit warm (which in Louisiana is about mid-March most of the time) we released our imprisoned "soles" and gingerly walked around the yard. We walked because in the early stages of "summer feet" they were still tender. However, by May, and certainly by the beginning of summer vacation, we were ready to handle most things that lurk in the yard. Time had toughened us up enough so that the occasional accidental meeting with a sticker patch in the grass or a blazing stretch of sidewalk didn't actually incapacitate us.
I was reminded of summer feet a couple of weeks ago when I visited my niece and her new baby. My five year old grand niece Katelyn and I ventured out into the yard to see what we could see and when we went back in we plopped on the sofa and I got a whiff of summer feet -- her summer feet! The combination of outdoor smell, tan, and a little bit of dirt was glorious!
I know this is kind of long. Who knew feet could be so inspiring! All I know is now I want summer feet.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Anyway, one of my favorite illustrators is Jessica Weible, who I found on Etsy. Here are some of the cards I've made using her designs:
She has other great designs on her website jessicaweible.com. Here are just a couple:
Friday, May 6, 2011
At least it seemed senseless to me, but maybe I don't know the whole story.
That's all -- no drawn out philosophying (word?). Just therapeutic writing. Have a peaceful day.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
You can never do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it may be too late.
If peace be in the heart then the wildest winter storm is full of solemn beauty.
You have a unique message to deliver, a unique song to sing, a unique act of love to bestow. This message, this song, and this act of love has been entrusted exclusively to the one and only you.