Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sweet May…


Oh, sweet May!  Is there another month more lovely?  Birds are happily singing, bees are busily buzzing, all is fresh and bright…

A month for flowers given to friends and loved ones…delightful baskets bursting with blooms…

Roses, violets, lily-of-the-valley…fragrances too sweet to forget…

…and one of the most lovely {to me, at least!}…


…delicate forget-me-nots…slight on fragrance, but full of beauty for the eye…

A little card made today in honor of May…


…a sweet new image from Crafty Secrets’ newly printed “Birds & Botanicals” Images & Journal Notes booklet…I just couldn’t wait to use this one! 


A bit of machine stitching instead of adhesive to hold layers of thick cardstock together…my favorite feather stitch…


…a fat, triple bow made of sumptuous springtime blue seam binding…


…and a simple row of my favorite vintage mother-of-pearl buttons…

Did you share a basket of posies with a friend to celebrate May?

It’s not too late, you know!

Wish I could bring a basket to each of your doors…but I guess these will just have to do!




See you soon with something new…


{vintage flower images found online}


  1. These are "SO CUTE"!!! Yes I love May too...It's also my Mom's Birthday month! and LOVE,LOVE,LOVE "Lily of the valley"!
    Have a wonderful week,

  2. Hi dear Julie-
    happy May, to you,also- and what else could it be, with all your beautiful art -and the nature,together in front of you :)
    I love your wonderful cart, and the :Forget me nots--your art is alwayes so absolutely gorgeus, sweet.

  3. Oh well isn't this just such a gorgeous post! Beautiful work and I too love forget me nots. Have a lovely day.

  4. Hi Julie... love your pretty post on the month of May... my favorite month of all... my birthmonth too, as well as many family celebrations... Lily of the Valley is my birthflower and one of my very favorites, along with all of the other Spring beauties you mentioned... your little card is just precious, it says "May" perfectly!... xoxo Julie Marie

  5. Yay for sweet May! I am so glads she finally got here! Love all your sweet images and card. :D

  6. Always love your cards Julie, but you already know that! finally I'm going to attempt to make a couple mothers day cards tonight. At least thats my plan. if I dont do well, I'll be heading to the card shop tomorrow!! wish me luck. first I have to find some images I like.. running off to google!

  7. Julie, I love the color palette you used on this card, and your stitching is beautiful! This is a very beautiful card!

  8. What a lovely post today! Your card is beautiful and I enjoyed all the images and comments about May. Very uplifting! Thanks!

  9. Love your work! I love May too but sadly we are still rather cool here!


  10. This post is Priceless. Your card is totally adorable. Thanks for posting the fun, colorful images. Happy May to You also.

  11. Hi Sweet Julie,
    This piece is absolutely breathtaking!! I love it!

  12. Julie...clearly I have been under a rock. How have I not been here before?Gorgeous...post. I cannot wait to see what I have missed. Happy May to you!

  13. Julie, I have just dodged raindrops to plant a packet of Forget me Nots. I love blue flowers! My husband's birthday was May 1st, and I did not realize it is called May Day! Can't wait to tell him. Wishing you a beautiful spring week! Elizabeth

  14. I was thinking that
    OOPS, I missed it, but
    you are right; any day
    in May can be May Day!
    And who wouldn't LOVE
    getting a little bouquet
    or a sweet little card
    like yours? I know that
    I would! Hope your week
    is off to a very good
    start, Julie!
    xx Suzanne

  15. Your card is lovely!
    We love the basket of forget me nots and the birds are a sweet touch!

  16. Isn't May wonderful, Such a pretty post, I agree forget me nots are so lovely. We have a bunch growing in our front garden, I keep picking them and putting them in the house - they are such a beautiful blue. Thanks you this lovely post

  17. Julie, another beautiful card! Forget Me Nots are one of my absolute favourite flowers.I was just saying to Todd yesterday that we need toplant some in the garden. They're so pretty. You amaze me once again with your incredible talents! I send lots of love and special thoughts your way on this sunny, yet chilly day in the UK. xxoo

  18. May is indeed a beautiful month Julie, so many lovely blossoms and the air heavy with perfumes, especilly in the evening as the sun sets.

    B x

  19. Beautiful! As is the month of May. Flowers are blooming, grass is greening. I seem to be not so gloomy too. Have a wonderful May Julie! Mimi

  20. oh Julie this card speaks to me
    crafty secrets image, scrunchy bow,
    feather stitching, vintage buttons :D
    be still my heart
    love it :D

  21. Dear, dear Julie,
    All i can saw is WOW! How did you ever put that book together? It is incredible! It looks like you sticked so perfectly to make these layers. I love all the pretty pictures, too. May Day is such a pleasant holiday. I wish I had honored it more. Oh, well, next year and no one is even irritated because you forgot their May Day Basket!
    P.S. I am so glad you got a bean, too. Wasn't that special?

  22. Love your beautiful card! I remember as a kid on May day picking flowers (the yellow dandelion kind) and putting them in a May Day basket for my mom. She loved those "flowers".

    Hoping you have a wonderful week, dear friend.

  23. Julie, I love everything about this! Beautiful! Have a wonderful day! Twyla

  24. Hi Julie, what a beautiful blog, so uplifting so gorgeous and that may card you made is beautiful.... you inspire my friend
    hugs June xxxxx

  25. Oh this is a lovely post. Yes May is a big one for flowers here, Mother's Day and then my husband's Mom turns 94 on the 15th. Been ordering her lots of flowers lately.

  26. So pretty Julie! May your MAY be filled with lots of flowers and sunshine!


  27. Happy May to you too Julie, Darling card, I can almost smell the flowers.
    Hugs Lynn

  28. Hi Julie, I love your writings and posts. You are a very good blogger. I am not a writer, my mind doesn't think that way. But at least I can create! I am thankful that we have blogging so that we can share and get inpiration from so many The card is lovely!

  29. well, since you couldn't bring me the flower basket, I am happy to at least look at the beauty of your cards and creations.
    I still haven't seen so much as a crocus around here...things are "barely" starting to green up......Oh so slowly.
    Thank goodness for my green house that I can go in and feel a little "loveliness" trying to grow.