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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Winner of December Challenge: Judy V

New Year's Eve... Chex party mix is in the oven, ginger ale and hard cider are chillin' in the fridge. Made a "second wave" of cookies yesterday, and the tree is still lit, because we celebrate all 12 Days of Christmas, until January 6 (Epiphany). Here's wishing everyone a happy, prosperous and peaceful 2016. Peace on Earth, Goodwill toward All. We need more true "good will," less fear and vitriol...

And I haven't forgotten, since it is the last day of the month it's time to do the random drawing for a winner of the challenge. I enjoyed all the beautiful and charming Angels in the December challenge. Congrats to everyone who entered for truly lovely work!

The winner of the random drawing is Lucky Number 13 ~ which is by Judy V. Her blog is "Created Just 4 U."

Congratulations to Judy, who has won $15 store credit to find some new digital images for 2016!

My new theme for January is Babies and Children... Join me in the new year for fun creative challenges and inspiration.

Blessings ~ Karen

Sunday, December 27, 2015

One more week of Angels...

Join the December challenge! You have until December 31 to link up your creations in my Angels creations for a chance to win the drawing for $15 store credit at! You can enter up to three times, and isn't this mellow week between Christmas and New Years the perfect time for some crafting?

Digital Art by CORINNE MARIE, featuring Lunagirl Angel image
Digital by Corinne

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Little Messenger to Remind You...

The Angels challenge continues until December 31, so you still have time... Enter up to three creations, and you may win the drawing for $15 store credit at!

See the beautiful angels created by my readers and the Lunagirl Design Team so far, and link up your own, HERE.

And here to share with you is a lovely little snow angel with pink wings, helping a little bird friend by protecting her nest. Snow angels are among my favorites, especially this time of year... find many vintage angels ~ majestic messengers, sweet snow angel children, bright holiday angels, and more ~ at Lunagirl!

Monday, December 21, 2015

December Angels Challenge: Week Four

VICKI ROMAINE Cheerful Stamp Pad
Background is wrapping paper.
Image is by LG and sentiment is by Gecko Galz

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and the Design Team angels this week bring you greetings for a Merry Christmas and Joy to the World!

Remember that the challenge continues all the way until December 31, so you have plenty of time to enter. And we welcome any and all kinds of angels!

Blessings to you... I hope to see your angelic creations, so link them up here.

I'll do a random drawing at the end of the month, and someone will win store credit to have some fun shopping for images at!
ATC by MICHELE STORMS Art From the Well

CORINNE MARIE Digital by Corinne

Friday, December 18, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

More Angels... welcome back Mandy!

Here is more angelic inspiration for the December challenge...

I'm happy to again share work by Lunagirl DT member Mandy Chilvers. Mandy took a little break for awhile, and I hope you will all join me in welcoming her back! I know you'll enjoy seeing her beautiful work :-)

Here is a journal page she has created... (more inspiration from Mandy and all of the DT coming soon!)

A Third Week of December Angels

In this very busy time of year, I hope you'll find a moment to enter my December creative challenge. The Latin word Angelus means messenger ~ angels are messengers of peace and joy. In the long, dark nights of winter, they bring a message of hope and light returning!

The challenge continues until December 31, so you have plenty of time. I suspect we may get quite a few entries in that last week, between Christmas and New Year's Eve ~ usually a mellow time around my house! Remember that you can share up to three creations, and every entry has a chance to win the drawing for $15 store credit at

ATC by MICHELE STORMS Art From the Well
by Shelby Pizzarro Sisterhood of the Muse
CORINNE MARIE Digital by Corinne

Monday, December 7, 2015

Angels: Week Two

Week Two of our December challenge featuring Angels! We have some lovely entries so far, and the charming inspiration from the Design Team continues all month... Please remember to share your Angelic creations with us! The challenge continues until New Year's Eve, and in addition to the fun of sharing, you might win the drawing for $15 store credit at
CORINNE MARIE Digital by Corinne

ATC by MICHELE STORMS Art From the Well

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A poem to greet the short days & long nights of December

I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.

"We are nearer to Spring
Then we were in September,"
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.

- Oliver Herford

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Challenge Theme: Angels

It's time for a new challenge theme, and what could be sweeter for December than ANGELS. This challenge theme will continue all through this month, and I hope you'll find time during your holiday hustle and bustle to create something to share in our challenge! Share up to three entries ~ and when your entry includes a Lunagirl image it doubles your chances of winning the drawing :-)

Just FYI you can find hundreds of angels at, including the digital collage sheets used by the Moonbeams Design Team... Don't miss their inspiration below! And always feel free to email me if I can help you find something in my store.


  • Challenge ends at 3:00 pm CST on December 31.
  • Any craft or medium is welcome.
  • Vintage style is encouraged but not required.
  • Use a Lunagirl image and your entry will count twice in the drawing!
  • Link to this blog and to on your site if you have one.
  • Prize:  Winner will be selected randomly to receive a $15 credit at!

    We can't wait to see your angelic creations! Celebrate December with us at Lunagirl :-)


    ATC by MICHELE STORMS Art From the Well

    VICKI ROMAINE Cheerful Stamp PadThe scene in the window is a recycled commercial card.

    CORINNE MARIE Digital by Corinne

    Monday, November 30, 2015

    November Challenge Winner: Marie of Creative by Design

    November is over? Oh my, how did that happen? That means my November challenge is completed. Thank you to everyone who entered and shared their gorgeous work this month!

    So, challenge ended, random drawing done, and the lucky winner of $15 Lunagirl store credit this month is Marie, of Creative By Design, entry #18. Congrats to Marie!

    I hope everyone will come back and enter my December challenge which begins tomorrow and continues until the End of the Year (isn't that a shocking thought?). The Design Team has already started sending me some amazingly beautiful inspiration, and I hope you will get inspired as well, by the December theme of ANGELS.

    Thursday, November 26, 2015

    Happy Thanksgiving

    I wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. 
    Enjoy these lovely cards created by Vicki Romaine and Michele Storms ~ and remember to enter my November Thanksgiving/Harvest/Gratitude challenge! It goes until the end of the month, you can enter up to three times, and you might win $15 store credit at
     VICKI ROMAINE Cheerful Stamp Pad
    MICHELE STORMS Art From the Well

    Monday, November 16, 2015

    More Inspiration from the DT...

    VICKI ROMAINE Cheerful Stamp Pad
    I just love this card created by Vicki Romaine! She added some raffia to her card, for the chicken to peck through :-)

    We're still hoping to inspire you to enter the November challenge ~
    Thanksgiving/Harvest/Gratitude ~
    our wonderful themes for this month.

    November Challenge: Week 3

    My November theme is THANKSGIVING / HARVEST / GRATITUDE and my challenge continues through the rest of this month. So you still have plenty of time to enter! For inspiration, take a walk in the cool air and crunchy leaves, make a list of everything (and everyone) you're grateful for, and take a look at the entries so far! Also enjoy this beautiful work from the Lunagirl Moonbeams Design Team to inspire you.

    CORINNE MARIE Digital by Corinne

    Card by MICHELE STORMS Art From the Well
    Retro cookery daydreams! by PATTI ROBINSON  

    Giving Thanks in the 50s by Shelby Pizzarro Sisterhood of the Muse

    Saturday, November 14, 2015

    Free Turkeys! well, pictures of turkeys

    As promised, here is another freebie for November/Harvest/Thanksgiving. I found this great-looking big-ole turkey on a vintage style label from my Lunagirl Can & Crate Labels collection, which is now available by download as well as on CD! I love the antique printing on these old labels, but I'm including a version with most of the writing removed as well. Enjoy ~ Create something and enter my November challenge!

    Friday, November 13, 2015

    Autumn Freebies you may have missed?

    I thought I would re-share some Autumn freebies from posts past...

    Some of you will have these already, but for new visitors and others who missed them, here are some Fall apples and a beautiful barn owl.

    I hope these will inspire you to enter my November challenge...
    I'll find something new to share tomorrow!

    Monday, November 9, 2015

    November challenge: Second week

    Join us in my November challenge ~ the theme is 
    Thanksgiving / Harvest / Gratitude.

    See the entries so far, and link up yours to share! 
    (and maybe win the drawing for a prize!)
     VICKI ROMAINE Cheerful Stamp PadThe background for the pumpkins is a Gelli print I made.  Felt flowers are added as an embellishment.

    ATC by MICHELE STORMS Art From the Well

    Thursday, November 5, 2015

    Design Team Inspiration: Patti's Retro Kitchen

    This time of year is about thanksgiving and gratitude, and isn't it also about FOOD? Cooking (and eating) goes along with the Harvest theme this time of year ~ gathering in, spending time with family, expressing gratitude for one's blessings in life, and of course cooking and sharing some of that wonderful harvest! The cornucopia full of harvest vegetables is an old traditional symbol of Thanksgiving ~ now I think the "cornucopia" is a table covered in casseroles and pies!

    Enjoy this playful collage created by Patti Robinson... she was inspired by retro images, layering colors and images to evoke the cooks and hostesses of the 1950s. And I love those 1-2-3 potatoes! Read Patti's blog post about her process... I hope you're getting inspired to show us your Harvest/Gratitude/Thanksgiving creation in my challenge this month...

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015

    Pocket Letter by Michele Storms

    I had to share this beautiful "pocket letter" created by DT member Michele Storms for Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October).  She used vintage portraits from my Lunagirl African-American Images collection to represent the struggles faced by these women long ago, with words from poet and survivor Maya Angelou. I love the dignity in this beautiful old photos, and Michele's work is always amazing.
    Be sure to visit Michele's blog Art From the Well to read her post.. and see more of her work!

    Sunday, November 1, 2015

    November Challenge Theme: Thanksgiving/Harvest ... and Gratitude

    Alright, here we go, a day late but excited to see what you create. November's theme for my blog challenge is THANKSGIVING & HARVEST. Yes, I know it is obvious, but it is a beautiful theme for a beautiful time of year. The smell of Autumn leaves and chimney smoke in the cold crisp air, trees turning the colors of Fruit Loops, thoughts turning to reflection and celebration and (most of all for this challenge) GRATITUDE.

    Here is a little Autumn inspiration from, including the digital collage sheets used by the Moonbeams Design Team... Don't miss their inspiration below! 


  • Challenge ends at 3:00 pm CST on November 30.
  • Any craft or medium is welcome.
  • Vintage style is encouraged but not required.
  • Use a Lunagirl image and your entry will count twice in the drawing!
  • Link to this blog and to on your site if you have one.
  • Prize:  Winner will be selected randomly to receive a $15 credit at!

  • I love it when you use Lunagirl images, and I hope you'll go take a look at my collections... but that's not a requirement!  But do remember that if you use a Lunagirl image, you will be entered TWICE in the drawing! I welcome everyone and every style but also want to give a little something extra to my wonderful customers! Most important is have fun, get creative, and enjoy vintage style. 

    And one last thing... I cannot believe it's November. It was August like, yesterday! Time is going by faster and faster, and it is really freaking me out. 


    I'll be sharing more beautiful work from the DT throughout the month... so keep visiting to see!

    MICHELE STORMS Art From the Well
    CORINNE MARIE Digital by Corinne
     VICKI ROMAINE Cheerful Stamp Pad
    Autumn Moo by MICHELE STORMS Art From the Well

    Winner of Gothic 'Goth-tober' Challenge: Wendy Lynn

    First of all, apologies for being so late with the winner and new challenge this month! Because yesterday was Halloween, I was busy all day making cookies and candy for my son's first Halloween party (and running out for more ice, and helping to hang up bats and skeletons and cobwebs...) Anyway, the whole day got away from me, and then I was too tired to do anything except watch another spooky old movie!

    So before I start the next challenge, I must announce the winner of the random drawing for Goth-tober. And.... she has done it again: Wendy Lynn of Paper Whims! Wendy has three entries in this challenge, all using Lunagirl images, and the one featured here won the random number drawing. Wendy's creations are always amazing, and I always love seeing how she uses Lunagirl images.

    Congratulations to Wendy and to everyone who played. I'll start the next challenge shortly. The theme will be Thanksgiving/Harvest, and I know we should have many wonderful entries!

    Tuesday, October 27, 2015

    The sweetest little witch...

    I love love love this little ATC created by Michele Storms! This little witch girl with her red hat and black cat is one of my favorite Victorian Halloween images, and Michele has added just the perfect wings and tiny black flower, against a red and black background and big friendly vintage harvest moon. 

    This trio (witch, cat & moon!) are here to remind you that All Hallow's Eve is very near... and that means you have just a few more days to show us your Gothic/Halloween-themed cards and creations in my challenge ~ enter for your chance to win $15 credit at You know you need some goodies for the upcoming Winter months. Cold days and long nights are the perfect time for crafting :-)

    MICHELE STORMS: the cute little vintage witch is from the "witching hour" collage sheet and her wings are from the "gothic wings" collage sheet. the moon is from "harvest moon" and the background is from the "gothic backgrounds -red" collage sheet, all by Lunagirl.  i have a little bit black vine ribbon and a silvery flower (a brad) as accents on this ATC.

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    Goth-tober Challenge... You're Invited!

    Trick-or-treat paper dolls created by Patti Robinson... these Gothic girls received a makeover and some slightly creepy friends for my Goth-tober challenge! There are still a few days left, plenty of time to link up your gothic creations. They can be spooky or sweet, dark or just slightly off-kilter ~ as we get closer to Halloween, anything goes for Gothic!

    Thursday, October 22, 2015

    Freebie: Pumpkins!

    Do you have your pumpkin yet for Halloween? Here are some nice ones on an antique pumpkin seed packet that I've scanned and cleaned up for you. I hope these will help with your Halloween and Harvest cards and crafts, but you'll have to find real ones for your jack-o-lantern!

    Monday, October 19, 2015

    My Gothic Theme continues until Halloween!

    CORINNE MARIE Digital by Corinne
    The weather's getting colder, the nights are getting longer... and we are closer every day to All Hallow's Eve. It's the perfect time to join us in our Gothic theme...

    The Design Team continues to inspire ... enjoy this digital collage by Corinne Marie, and amazing altered photo album by Patti Robinson!

    Link up your Gothic/Halloween-inspired creations: cards, jewelry, altered art, digital, fabric, all media welcome for a chance to win the drawing and $15 credit at

    Vintage Mixed Media Photo Album

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    Gothic Challenge: Week Three

    Our Gothic mood continues here at Lunagirl Moonbeams, as we move through October, and toward Halloween. I hope you will join us.

    MICHELE STORMS Art From the Well
    Beautiful work, don't you think? Show us yours! The Gothic challenge continues until October 31, and every entry has a chance to win $15 store credit at, to add some new digital goodies to your stash. Enter up to three times, all media and all crafts welcome!

    CORINNE MARIE Digital by Corinne
    The DT is working with a couple of favorites Lunagirl collage sheets: Edwardian Gothic and Medieval Gothic, plus some NEW Gothic Fairy Wings and Victorian Gothic backgrounds that I've recently added. Later this month you may see some Halloween witches...

    Friday, October 9, 2015

    More lovely work from the DT... Gothic for October

    This beautiful mixed media piece by Patti Robinson is called "The Moth" ... 

    It captures a "Gothic" mood beautifully, don't you think? Memory, mystery... be sure to go read Patti's blog post 
    "Moths Are the Souls of the Departed?" inspired by this piece!

    And be sure to link up your own Gothic-inspired creation for my Goth-tober challenge. 
    (Moth-tober? ~ sorry I couldn't resist!)

    Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    GOTH-TOBER continues!

    CORINNE MARIE Digital by Corinne
    There's plenty of time, because my Gothic challenge continues the whole month of October... all the way until Halloween! Here is more work by my talented Design Team, to get your creativity flowing.
    MICHELE STORMS Art From the Well

    CORINNE MARIE Digital by Corinne
    When you look at all of the DT inspiration for this challenge, notice how Corinne has used this same evocative face in several different works of art... I love that!

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