Monday, March 15, 2010

A Mish-Mash of Spring Things...

Good afternoon, all!

Hope your weekend was wonderful!  Ours was oh, so busy, and full of friends and fun--perfect!

Just a few things to share with you today...first, another bit of my Easter favorites...I think I really have a thing for eggs and pretty baskets!



I got these at Williams-Sonoma a few years ago and I just adore them!  Gorgeous, marble eggs in beautiful Easter colors in a prettily carved crystal basket--can't get much better than that!

Yesterday was my friend Barb's birthday...I was a bit slow getting her birthday card done, but here it is...


This may possibly be the most stunning image I have ever seen...I love it.  Whoever she was, and whoever the photographer was...caught one of  the most beautiful moments...I found this over at Art Creations Friday--she provides so many beautiful images to use and offers a challenge on Fridays to share them.  Thank-you!

I embellished with lace, ribbon, and one of the tattered fabric rosettes I made a few weeks ago--the rosette is made with a strip of plain muslin, sprayed with some yummy Glimmer Mist--along with some beautiful velvet Prima leaves...


...a tiny bit of Dazzling Diamonds on the image just to highlight...Martha Stewart fine gold glitter to frame her, a bit of antique trim at the bottom of the image from Crafty Secrets' "Altered Fairy" Creative Scraps, as well as the "Happy Birthday" sentiment...finished it off with a couple of topaz crystal rhinestones.

Happy Birthday, Barb!

Next, a sweet St. Patrick's Day image, provided by Sandy Redburn over at the Crafty Secrets' blog as a free download--thanks, Sandy!


Such a cute little vintage Irish girl!  I printed her out twice, and popped up the image on the background--I just love doing that!  Some pretty greenish/brown crocheted lace, vintage mother-of-pearl buttons, ribbon, and of course, glitter!  I had fun doing a bit of a decorative border with my glue and glitter around the image...


...finished it off with a bit of Dazzling Diamonds on the flowers in her little bouquet and the surrounding shamrocks, and that's about it!

To close up today, I just wanted to share the view from my back porch this morning...I know I share this view alot, but it's always beautiful, always changing...and I always love it...


Hope you all have a beautiful Spring day--it's definitely in the air--enjoy every second!

I'll be back very soon with something new...