Sunday, April 29, 2012

Belles Roses & Cartes Postales

"The rose speaks of love silently,
in a language known only to the heart."

~ Author Unknown ~

I love how flowers have the ability to
speak for us when we have no words,
lift our spirits in times of sadness,
remind us about how the little things
in life really do matter... 

Above, you'll find 2 rose images 
that are are different than what
I usually offer: they're in PNG format!

Sources for free graphics 
featured here:

*Vintage Images*
*Green Paper*
*Old Design Shop*
Thanks so much
for stopping by!!

Such fine china...

“It's a wise husband who will buy his wife
 such fine china that she won't trust him to wash the dishes” 

~ Unknown author ~
1961 edition of Reader's Digest


Isn't that a great quote?  I couldn't figure out
who actually said it... probably a wise husband!

I loved these turn of the century images
of fine china, and thought you might too...
wouldn't they make pretty coasters?

I've reduced the size of the graphics
for 2 printables... have fun with them!

A few suggestions: 
gift tags, labels for homemade preserves,
stickers, envelope seals, tags for tea bags...
 



Here are my
free graphics sources:

*bumble button*

*The Graphics Fairy*
(only used as a divider in this post)

Thank you!!

Thank you so much
for stopping by!

"With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come!"
~ William Shakespeare ~

Hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pastel Roses & French Ephemera



"And I will make thee beds of roses,
and a thousand fragrant posies."

~ Christopher Marlowe ~



I love both versions of these roses...
the vibrant hues of the roses at the top, as
 well as the soft blush of those below.

Here are my sources 
for the free graphics used:

*Vintage Images*

*Old Design Shop*

*Vintage Feedsacks*

*Carol Anne's Boutique*

*Altered Bits*

Thank you!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a blessed day!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Purple Pansies, Quotes & Verses...

Happiness




Healing



Painting & Poetry


I love this set of quotes & verses...
the images are just the right size for using
as your Facebook cover photo.

My sources for the free graphics
and free font used:

*The Graphics Fairy*

*Carol Anne's Boutique*

*The Vintage Moth*

*dafont.com*


Feel free to use
my images on your personal
Facebook page ~ thanks!!

Thanks for stopping by!




Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Torn Paper Tags ~ Neutrals

“Stories never really end... even if
the books like to pretend they do.
Stories always go on. They don't end
on the last page, any more than
they begin on the first page.”
 
~ Cornelia Funke ~





Hope you like these neutral tags.
I created them with layers of a
torn book page as the background.

Here are the sources I used
for these tags:

*The Graphics Fairy*

*The Vintage Moth*

*Vintage Images*

My torn paper tags are free
for personal use ~ please enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

A Painted Rose...


 "There is nothing more difficult for a truly
creative painter than to paint a rose, because
before he can do so he has first to forget
all the roses that were ever painted."

~ Henri Matisse ~




Catherine Klein is the original artist who painted these
beautiful peach roses.  Her work has been popular for more
than a century... and is it any wonder why?

Here are the free graphics sources I used:

*Vintage Images*
by Catherine Klein

*Lost and Taken*

*Vintage Feedsacks*

*Altered Bits*

These images are free for
personal use ~ please enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Roses of Yesterday

“I feel as if
I had opened a book
and found roses of yesterday
sweet and fragrant,
between its leaves.”

~ L.M. Montgomery ~



Have you ever opened an old book
and found pressed flowers or leaves?
Isn't it a pleasant little surprise?

Here are the free sources I used
for the vintage notepad graphic:

*Vintage Images*
*Vintage Feedsacks*
*Vintage Ephemera*
*Shadowhouse Creations*

Here are my free sources for the
vintage round graphic:

*Vintage Images*
Vase of yellow roses

*Vintage Ephemera*
French script, 1816   

*The Graphics Fairy*


These images are free for
your personal use ~ please enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tinted Vanilla Apothecary Labels

Here are 3 sets of pretty
tinted vanilla apothecary labels for you.
I know you'll find many uses for these
as labels, tags, bookmarks...or something else!

Dusty Rose
 Weathered Wood

Sage Green

Here are links to a few other versions
of these vanilla apothecary labels:

 
I used the sage green labels here:

The original apothecary label can be
found here, from The Graphics Fairy.


Hope you're having a great day!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

On Wings of Whimsy

My soul is in the sky.

~ William Shakespeare ~


I created the little fairy princess collage
and butterfly stationery separately,
but I love how they look together.
They both have that whimsical feel...


Here are my free graphics sources for the
little fairy princess collage (Facebook cover photo size):

*Vintage Moth*

*Vintage Images*

*The Graphics Fairy*

Here are the free graphics sources
for the butterfly stationery:

*The Graphics Fairy*

*Altered Bits*

*The Vintage Moth*

*Vintage Feedsacks*

The collage & stationery are free
for your personal use ~ please enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by!

“You must not ever 
stop being whimsical."

~ Mary Oliver ~

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Vintage Facebook Timeline

Have you switched to the Timeline version of Facebook?
One of my favorite new features is the cover photo.

Here are 4 free graphics I designed just for this purpose.
I hope you'll try them out and share a little vintage style...
or a sweet quote... with your friends!

Click on your favorite version to see full size:





Here are the free graphics & sources I used:

*The Graphics Fairy*

*Altered Bits*

*Just Something I Made*

*Antique Images*

*Vintage Images*

*The Vintage Moth*

Thanks so much for your visit!
Have a great day!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Mason Jar clip art & Kids Printable

 There are 2 vintage images of Mason jars
offered on The Graphics Fairy's site.
 Here are the original versions:
 

I'd admired them many times, and so I
knew exactly where to look when I needed
a Mason jar graphic.  Only... I didn't realize
both versions had lids.
 
I had an idea for an art project for my kids,
and needed a canning jar graphic without a lid.
So, here's what I came up with:
Here's my art project idea:
 
It's very simple and open-ended,
which is good for encouraging a child's creativity.
I printed out the page below, gave it to my kids,
and asked what they would use to fill it.
 
My daughter said buttons and flowers,
and my son said fireflies... and of course those
would escape since there's no lid...
 
Oh well!
 
We're going to have fun with this today!

 
So... how would you use this Mason jar graphic?
I'd love to hear your ideas!

Thanks for stopping by,
and have a great day!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Sweetest Angel

"The golden moments
in the stream of life rush past us and
we see nothing but sand; the angels come
to visit us, and we only know them
when they are gone."

 ~ George Elliot ~



I found this little angel on The Graphics Fairy's site.
Immediately I fell in love with her sweet innocence...
but it was what was written on the back of the
original card that tugged at my heartstrings:

"To Helen from Grandma"

My Grandma Leasure's name
was Helen... and she was an angel to me.
We shared many "golden moments,"
and although she's been gone
for many years now... I'm not sad.
I can smile because I know someday 
we'll see each other again!
Here are links to the free sources I used
to make these sweetest angel tags:

*The Graphics Fairy*

*Vintage Ephemera*

*Altered Bits*

We all have angels...
who are yours?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Kids Spring Math Worksheets


My children are 5 and 6 years old.
They love it when I make them special
 worksheets... either drawn by hand,
or made on the computer.

Here are two 8"x 11.5" math worksheets
I made today, using sweet Spring graphics.
Click to enlarge and save.
  





Here are my sources
for the free graphics:

*Vintage Images*

*Vintage Ephemera*

*The Graphics Fairy*

*The Vintage Moth*
Hope you or someone you know
can use these free printables!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Daffodils & Dainty Blossoms

"Lord, make us mindful of the little things
 that grow and blossom in these days
to make the world beautiful for us."

~ W.E.B. Du Bois ~  






What do you think of this little display?
My daughter and I set it up on the porch... just for fun!
Look at what you have around the house ~ new or old,
and combine it with a few daffodils & dainty blossoms.
You'll have a pretty display in no time!

I'm linking up with Angie for
Knick of Time Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!