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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Featured Artist: Diva Designs

I just had to share some pictures of these beautiful pendants and cylinder beads that Lynda at Diva Designs has been creating!

They are truly lovely and would make a perfect "welcome springtime" gift for yourself or a very lucky friend.

We are so pleased to see the gorgeous image transfer work she has done using our Lunagirl Flowers images and other ephemera. Check out her Diva Designs blog post here:

Lynda's pendants and beads are available for purchase in her etsy shop Diva Designs. She also sells an image transfer tutorial if you want to try it yourself!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Springtime on its way?

Aren't these two charming? We purchased them from different sources, but they are obviously a matched set! Both can be found in our Easter Photos & Postcards collection on CD.

It's not springtime yet (we had another snow last week!), but the air is full of bird calls and the light feels different. I love February for that ~ it's still wintertime, but I can feel the wheel turning toward spring. At least here in the South :-)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

On St. Valentine's Day ~ whether you love it or love to hate it ~ here's wishing you more passion, more kindness, and more sweetness in your life.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Chinese New Year February 14

I'm sure you realize that February 14 is St. Valentine's Day, but did you know that this year it is also the Chinese New Year's Day? This year will be the Year of the Tiger. Actually it's just the first day of the new year celebration, which lasts 15 days. The last day is the Lantern Festival.

Traditionally the Chinese New Year festival is a time for celebration and feasting with family, although there are different activities traditional for different days and in different regions. Red decorations brighten windows and doorways, and gifts of money are given in red envelopes with wishes for health, wealth, and happiness in the coming year.

The day before New Year is a time to clean the house and sweep out any ill-fortune, and a time to forget grudges and reconcile conflicts to start anew in harmony. On the First Day families often visit and honor the eldest members of their extended family.

Firecrackers have traditionally been a part of Chinese New Year festivities. Loud noises and bright lights help frighten away Nien, a mythical monster, and other evil spirits. They also don't like the color red!

I have collected some wonderful old firecracker labels, and one day I'm going to make some collage sheets with them. If you like them let me know and maybe that will motivate me!

Monday, February 8, 2010

New CD! Victorian Little Girls Photos

I'm happy to announce our latest new release! A charming original collection featuring 500 Victorian Edwardian era photos of little girls, adapted from antique photo postcards. These are all newly scanned from a card collection purchased from a private collector in France, so you're not going to see them anywhere else. They have been lovingly restored, color enhanced, and altered to perfection for your enjoyment and use in your projects. Click on the picture above to see details and lots of sample pics!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

We love New Orleans!

We grew up within a quick drive of New Orleans and visited there many times as a child and teenager, for Mardi Gras and Saints games and visits to family. Half my ancestors are from Louisiana, mostly French Canadians called Acadians (Cajuns), and I still have alot of family there.

I never cared much about football, but the Saints are the team my brothers and uncles and friends followed and rooted for, through the Archie Manning years and way beyond, through alot of disappointments. So, we like Peyton Manning and we like the Colts just fine, but I can't help but say ... Go Saints!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Purple for February

I'm quite fond of the color purple and of amethyst, the beautiful purple birthstone for February. So it seems appropriate for February 1st to feature our "purple" themed collage sheets!

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