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A place for mixed media artists, card makers, scrapbooking enthusiasts, fabric artists, creators of jewelry, altered art and crafts of all kinds.
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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

New Bird Eggs Collage Sheet!

This collage sheet was created with one of my favorite ephemera finds -- little cards illustrating colorful bird eggs. Each has the name of the bird, and I've removed extraneous text and enhanced the colors as needed. The sheet has two of each type of egg, plus two little blanks I've created from the back of the cards. Charming!
Download it today at to print-it-yourself!

Sweet little bird illustrations, each with a Victorian poem and facts about the bird (type of nests, description of eggs, etc). I've added and removed details to make these just right.

See these new digital collage sheet designs at, ready to download instantly and use in your projects today.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Cowboys & Indians (and some Cowgirls too!)

It's here, the new better-than-ever version of our Western Art CD. Featuring 450 paintings and illustrations of cowboys, Native Americans, horses, and scenes of the American West. It's perfect if you like Western themes in your crafts projects, and also makes a great gift for the collector or history buff on your list (such as your hard-to-buy for Dad or Grandad!)

While we're on the subject, here's a look at our cowgirl digital collage sheets! Click on them to visit our collage sheet download shop and purchase for instant download to print-it-yourself.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Fairy Furniture & Fairy Houses!

Wow! Look at what Sarah & Michael at Sunflowerhouse have been creating! Their beautiful Fairy Treehouse is amazing, created all from nature. Don't you wish you could explore it in person?

Sarah has an etsy shop Sunflowerhouse with the most charming little handmade fairy furniture. If these don't bring a smile to your face, I don't know what will!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Geisha 2 & Japanese Prints NEW collage sheets

More new items: Here are two more newly created Lunagirl collage sheet designs available for instant download in our digital collage sheets shop.

I've created a new category page in the shop just for Japanese & Asian themes, and hope to add to it! We hope you'll come see.

Cowboys etc....

For those of you who have asked about our Western Art collection: The new edition is currently in production so stayed tuned...

Monday, April 21, 2008

Featured Artist: ARTful Dreamer

Happy Monday! For something beautiful and feminine to brighten your day, Lunagirl encourages you to take a look at what Jen at ARTful Dreamer has been creating!

I love these gorgeous Garden Party tags she has created with our botanical prints!

She also offers paper "confectionary delights," and charming little corset tags, and more. You'll find Jen's creations for sale at her online shop ARTful Dreamer.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Moon Lore: "Pink Moon"

The moon in April was called the Pink Moon -- not because of the color pink, but in honor of the "pinks" or wild ground phlox that are one of the earliest blooming woodland wildflowers.

Other names for the April moon include Sprouting Grass Moon or Egg Moon.

This month's full moon is on Sunday (20 April). Enjoy the bright moonlit nights this weekend!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Messengers of Springtime

Find butterflies, flowers, and birds for Spring and Summer projects at!
The beautiful yellow swallowtail butterflies returned to us this week. We hope to have bird nests soon ~ we have plenty of blackberry and rose briars behind our office, and the cardinals love to nest among them. We have a pair of phoebes looking for a place to nest, and chickadees, titmice, goldfinches, purple finches, wrens, sparrows, mockingbirds, brown thrashers, and fussy bluejays and squawky crows visit daily. The South is a great place for birding! I'm hoping for nesting bluebirds again this year. Thought I would share this lovely photograph of a yellow swallowtail on orange butterfly weed.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

New Collage Sheets: Victorian Gothic & Angel Kissed

And still MORE new Lunagirl collage sheets! Cool Victorian and Civil War era photographs with a gothic feel ~ they are purposefully scratched and distressed. Plus beautiful paintings of cherubs and women! Coming up soon.... our new Geisha sheet & Japanese prints sheet.

All available right now for INSTANT DOWNLOAD at

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Fairy Tales Art & Beautiful Nuns

As promised, here are sample views of more of the new Lunagirl collage sheets.
All Lunagirl collage sheets are available for purchase with INSTANT DOWNLOAD at

Monday, April 7, 2008

Ephemera Find: Birds Eggs Cards!

We just purchased a set of 50 little cigarette cards featuring all kinds of bird eggs! These are so sweet, and I look forward to creating collage sheets and other design elements with them, but I couldn't resist sharing one here for Spring!

The back of each has information about the bird, and they were designed so that you can "push up" the egg so that it stands up on the card. Such a great find, from a shop in England.

I'm happy to share these for use in PERSONAL NON-COMMERCIAL PROJECTS ~ Please be kind enough to CREDIT LUNAGIRL.COM if you publish your piece or display it online.

A NOTE ABOUT OUR FREE IMAGES: We recently came across someone reselling one of our free images in a digital kit (thanks again to the person who told us about this). Their picture host took down their pics when we reported it, but it's so unpleasant to do that. PLEASE: This is a gift for your personal use in your own art. Please be courteous & don't resell it, so that we can continue to have fun offering freebies!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Collage Sheets for Dominoes, Tiles, Charms, Pendants, Art Cards ...

Still more new Lunagirl collage sheets to show off on the blog and keep you all updated on new stuff!

Above are two new sheets of "domino" sized images, at 1x2 inches. These can also be trimmed down for bamboo tiles and 1" charms! A fabulous mix of lovely ladies!
I've also created THREE new sheets featuring 1x3 images, which are perfect for microscope slide pendants but can also be clipped to size for 1" pendants and charms and used in other altered art projects.

These were fun to create, and as you see each offers a wonderful mix of ephemera: photos of ladies and children, antique prints of flowers, old love letters and ledgers and sheet music, pre-raphaelite art and medieval engravings. Click on any of the samples to visit our Lunagirl digital collage sheets shop!
To see all the newest designs click here.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

What Fun: Retro Children's Illustrations

This one is great: created with children's illustrations from 1930s postcards and children's book illustrations.

It is fun to offer these charming boys and girls for your projects after they've been living in a shoebox for decades!

Friday, April 4, 2008

NEW children & women collage sheets

I've been busy creating more new Lunagirl collage sheets (one of my favorite things to do) and thought I would show them off on the Moonbeams blog!

Charmers from our collection of antique labels!

Most of these are sized at about 2x2 inches. They're a great size for adding to cards, scrapbook pages, altered books & boxes, or any paper crafts project.

And of course you can always print them smaller if you like, for jewelry & such as!

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