Monday, July 25, 2011

Sweet Peas and Friends

But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
   let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
   that those who love your name may rejoice in you. 
Psalm 5:11

Happy Monday to you my friends.  I hope you've had a wonderful weekend and are beating the heat where you live.  Becky from Camellia Cottage Designs recently showed me a card she had made with one of my free images.  It turns out to be one of my most favorite graphics.  Take a look at THE most beautiful card she made. 

by Becky ~ Camellia Cottage Designs Blog
Isn't it gorgeous?  You should check out her blog when you have a moment.  She make the most beautiful projects, has lots of tutorials, sketches, and tons of inspiration.  For details on how she made this card, you can check out her post here:  Camellia Cottage Designs.
Thanks Becky for bringing this beautiful card to my attention so I could share with my readers.

My friend Jan aka Janaria has made a some things with my images.  I just love her vintage style.  Her work is always an inspiration to me, as is her strong Christian faith.   Take a look at a card she made using one of the cards she won here on my blog.

Card made by Jan ~ Re-Creations Blog
Here is a silver box Jan made using a free graphic from my blog.  

Silver Box made by Jan ~ Re-Creations Blog
Close-up of Jan's Silver Box
You can find out a little more about why Jan made a silver box in this Bible Verse Thursday post.   Please visit her new blog Re-Creations when you have a moment, you'll be delighted and inspired.  Thank you Jan for using some of my images in your beautiful work.  

I stumbled on this beautiful sweet pea postcard by Catherine Klein.  Today seems like a good time to share it with you.  Don't forget to click for a larger size.

Free Vintage Postcard ~ Click for Larger Size
I think she's captured the sweet peas beautifully in her artwork, as she did with most anything she painted.  You can read a little more about C. Klein in an earlier post I had on this blog - She was Known for her Flowers.

I found a tutorial at Brown Paper Packages for making paper sweet peas using a butterfly punch.  I haven't tried it yet, but she makes it look quite easy.  

I hope you've enjoyed today's post.  Have a blessed day my friends.



Becky Garrison said...

Abby, what a sweet post, and thank you so much for sharing my card and blog with your readers! Also thank you for the sweet pea image . . . I love sweet peas! Thanks again, Becky

marie said...

Happy Monday to you! That image IS indeed beautiful and so is the card. Thanks for sharing it and all the links. Love visiting new blogs!!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful projects by all. How fun to see cards that others have done with your beautiful images. I got my cards Saturday. Thanks so much again. I love them all. Have a great week.

Colleen said...

Beautiful card that Becky had made. I had saved that beautiful image as well but haven't had opportunity to use it as yet but what great inspiration this has given me. :}
Love them Sweet Peas. Thank U
Such lovely projects done by everyone.
Have a Great Monday.

Al said...

What beautiful creations everyone has made. Your images have taken on new lives, with each little project. Have a happy Monday :)

Shore Girl said...

Lots of fun links today, Abby. Thanks so much for sharing them with us today!
I have that same tutorial (for the sweet peas from butterflies) linked to on the side of my blog --- haven't tried it yet either. Did you see these two post that show you pansies with the butterfly punches? ---

Thanks so much for the free image as well -- so very, very pretty!
Blessings, Esther

Jan Marie said...

You are such a blessing, dear Abby! Thanks for your faithful service and witness of the goodness and mercy of the Lord! Thanks too, for all of the beautiful vintage images that you share, free of charge and with scripture, too! Lord bless!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the lovely sweet peas! Love all the beautiful projects too!


Melissa/Piney Rose said...

these are just gorgeous! How talented these ladies are - I love the image of the girl with daisies - on of my favorites that you have shared. I'm loving the sweet peas - they are the flower of my birthday month - April.

K-Sue said...

Beautiful! These are all so sweet.