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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Code Name Insight: How the Oldtimers Survived the Great Depression and Why We May Not Measure Up

Code Name Insight: How the Oldtimers Survived the Great Depression and Why We May Not Measure Up

Sunday, December 5, 2010

My Digital Art

My sweet little great grand son, Christian James Wilcox

I couldn't resist posting this digi art piece I put together of my great grand son, Christian!!!  I love playing with my photos and have started long ago making heritage albums for my children, but I keep getting side tracked with those sweet little great grand children's pictures!  They are just too cute and I want to reach right into the computer and pull them out!!
I tell their moms that I play with them all the time on my computer and it is so true.  Try, hard as I might, when I start on the pictures, those little children tug at my heart strings and I have no resistance whatsoever!
I am soon off in another world playing with their photos and making what I think to be works of art.  It is only because they are my own, but ....  it is pretty with Christian placed in the palm of a hand and being looked after by his very own angel!!
Be sweet, all.  Love, peace and blessings!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

1901 Images From "A Flower Book"

Christmas Rose

Winter Jasmine

The artist who created these sweet images is Nellie Benson.  They were published in "A Flower Book" in 1901.  
I love the sweetness and innocence of the little girls and the beauty of the flowers.  They are the perfect size for a note card or a card front.  They are beautiful just as they are and would be so pretty in nostalgic frames strung in a group, one below the other.  
However you decide to use them, I know they will enhance any craft or art.  I have yet to use them in any way except to look at and enjoy, but, with the holidays fast approaching I just know they will turn up on something.  
Have fun and enjoy them!
Be sweet!!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Angels And Snowballs

Snowball Fight Christmas Postcard
Winter Scene Christmas Card
Christmas Angels

Here are three more Christmas images for you.  I hope you like them.  My favorite, as you probably already know, is the bottom card, with the angels.  There is just something about angels that I dearly love and don't have a clue if that is what they really look like, nor does anyone else.  It is nice to imagine they do ... and, who knows, they may appear exactly as we depict them in the images. 
Sometimes, when I close my eyes at night, right before I drift off to sleep I imagine a room full of angels, some of them bending over me so close I can almost feel the wings touch my skin.  Then again, is it really my imagination?  I sometimes wonder, but for whatever reason, there is no desire to open my eyes, perhaps for fear it IS imagination, though in my heart  I know for sure it is not.
Always be sweet!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Vintage Thanksgiving Cards

beautiful old Thanksgiving card
lovely lady Thanksgiving card

Little girl feeding turkey Thanksgiving card

Here are three sweet old Thanksgiving cards.  Aren't they quite different from those available today?  They have such a charm that I don't often see in the modern Thanksgiving card.  I have said it before and I will say it again ... sometimes I think I was just born in the wrong century!!!
Be sweet, may you always walk with angels ... Happy, happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Palaver from Pellie & Genghis Khat: November Atc swap

Palaver from Pellie & Genghis Khat: November Atc swap

November ATC Swap

Hi dear friends!!!  I am a member of  Blissfull ATC Swap, where we are designated swap partners each month and create cards from a particular theme.  This month was artist's choice.  My swap partner this month was Penny Plum of Palaver From Pellie & Genghis Khat.  This is such a lovely, lovely blog and Penny is more talented that I realized!
Beautiful ATC Penny made for me.  The lacey look around the tiny cameo is quilling.  It is so beautiful!
The title is SO fitting: Fantasy in Purple
I am in awe of the ATC I received from her in the mail today!  She made a special card just for me after looking at my blog, Angels In My Garden!!  It is purple and came encased in its own little box!  It is beyond beautiful and I love it, love it, love it!
I am posting the card for you all to see and posting the one I made for her.  It is such fun creating these tiny pieces or art.  I am very new and not as accomplished as I would like to be.  I have only made a few, but it has been very relaxing, peaceful somehow to get caught up in creating something for another!
The ATC I made for Penny, Title: Angel Eyes

Be sweet and I hope you like both the cards.  Perhaps you would like to join in the swap.  All are welcome.  The more, the merrier!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

When There's Nothing To Laugh About, Laugh Anyway!

Dancing Tree!

These two pictures are quite different from what I usually post, but we all need a good laugh now and then!  Doesn't that tree have the most unusual shape you ever saw?  I think it is hilarious!
Also, the poor deer hunter, oblivious to the big buck standing right next to him reminds me of my husband.  He always loved to hunt and fish, but he was a big sports fan as well.  I remember once he took a battery radio with him to the deer woods, where he sat quietly in his deer stand, radio volume turned ever so low and went fast asleep!!!  It was just too funny when he came home, sheepishly recounting his afternoon of "being one with nature".  He didn't even know who had won the game!
Be sweet and may angels walk by your side!  We are all connected in more ways than we know!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Free Angel Images For Your Art Projects

Tiny Christmas angels
Baby angels with doves

Little boy angel with birds

Hi sweet friends!!  Here are 3 more sweet little angel images for you to play with.  I hope you find a good home for these lovely old images.  They are darling and would enhance any art project I can think of!!!  Enjoy.
Be sweet and angels will walk beside you!!!

"Back In The Day" Vintage Ad Freebies

A little different from today's "personal" ads 
Anyone remember these prices?
With Thanksgiving approaching, this old ad is quite appropriate!

I have 3 old ads from "back in the day" for you!  Don't you just love looking at all the old magazine articles, newspapers, etc. and marvel at how different we live today?  True, it is so much more convenient, but gone are the days when mom was at home wiping her hands on an apron waiting for the kiddies to hurry home from  school, hurrying to gobble up the homemade snack they knew would be waiting on them.  I absolutely loved that time in my life.  It was the happiest I ever knew.  I DID wear an apron, make 3 meals a day from scratch.
My children's school had a Halloween Carnival with a supper in the old cafeteria included in the festivities.  Every year I prepared a huge pan of baked beans for the occasion.  I always remarked that I wondered how many beans I would have to bake to get all my kids through school!  Oh, the joy, the pride I felt!!!
As the holidays draw near, be sweet and may you always walk among angels!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

TheSouthernJackAss: The Forgotten Days ...

TheSouthernJackAss: The Forgotten Days ...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Trio Of Adorable Angel Images

Little angels with baby Jesus
Angel guarding children

Christmas Hymns

I have for you today 3 of the sweetest angel images .  They are such a joy to look at, the tiny angels overlooking baby Jesus in His manger, a couple of little lovelies singing hymns and the Guardian Angel with the little boy and girl are absolutely beautiful.  I have seen some gorgeous work on other blogs lately using graphics in various ways and I love what they are doing!!!  I hope you find these useful in your craft and art work.  If you use these please send a picture.  I would love to see it and post it for all to see.  Thanks to those of you who have become followers.  You are the reason I do this, I feel it is a shame to keep such glorious old images under wraps.  They should be shared freely with all.
Be sweet and may you always walk with angels!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Vintage Graphics, Thanksgiving and Christmas

Old Christmas Card

Vintage Winter Card
Thanksgiving Greetings

Here are 3 lovely old cards, two Christmas and the last, a Thanksgiving.  I love the sweet little girl in the first Christmas image.  I hope you enjoy these and can use them in your crafting or art projects.  Enjoy!!!
Be sweet as always and may you walk among angels!!! 

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Cards

Halloween Fairies And Goblins
Jack O'Lantern Fun
Cute Little Pumpkin Boy
It is almost too late to post these cute Halloween cards, but I had honestly forgotten that I had not put them on the blog yet!!!  So I hope you all enjoy them and maybe it won't be too late for me to wish you a happy Halloween and have a grand weekend!!!  Don't eat too much candy!
Be sweet and may you always walk with angels.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Angels For Every Season

perfect for Christmas cards
Victorian Angels
Adorable Christmas Angels

You just can't go wrong with angels!!  They are so perfect for cards, boxes, they are beautiful in a collage or can be decoupaged on baby furniture or the Christmas angels are lovely on tins, gifts of home made candy and cookies wrapped in colorful paper and with a homemade tag  displaying a sweet image of an angel!!  I never tire of these pictures of angels and have so many I want to share with you.  You are free to use them in any way you please.  They are here to enjoy, not put limits on them and I believe something so beautiful belongs to us all.  

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Free Digital Image - Believe In Yourself

This is a digital image I just created and decided it was so pretty I wanted to share it with you as a freebie!  I truly love playing around with pictures and wish I could devote more time to it.  You may use it any way you wish.  All I ask is credit for the image and do not share, but send them here to download.  I hope you like it.
Be sweet!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Pink Pretties And A Beauty With Yellow Flowers

Lady with yellow flowers

A Doll For Christmas

Girl With Pink Roses

I believe this is an old Humphrey print
Today I am sharing four of the sweetest images  ... from a lady surrounded by yellow blossoms to a beautiful old Humphrey print.  They are each pretty and unique graphics, free and perfect for craft projects.  I haven't learned to transfer them to fabric yet, but I have seen some adorable little pillows, even coverlets, made using such prints as these.  I am sure it is easy to do.  I saw one decorated with a print that had been transferred to fabric, then pearls surrounded the image and silk flowers (or they may have been fabric) flowers decorated the rest.  It was just beautiful.  I know they are so pretty used in decorating a box or any kind of collaged object as that is mostly what I love to do.  Some of the finished items absolutely look like heirlooms.  They are SO pretty.  I especially love to decorate and craft with angel graphics and those of cute little children.  Whatever you decide to do with them is up to you!  I just hope you are happy with them and like them as much as I do.
Be sweet as always!!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Three Lovely Old Santas And Not A Pumpkin In Sight!!!

Oh, I hope you like these 3 sweet Santas!  I love Christmas graphics and the old Santa images are gorgeous and make the most beautiful Christmas card you can imagine!  I used homemade cards all done in blue tones one year and they were very pretty.  I am planning to use more variety this year.  You can never go wrong with the traditional reds and greens, but I love the burgandy graphics and other colors as well.  It is just a little different and unique.  Please use these free images any way you wish and I would love to see what you have made if you would like to send me a picture I will post it for everyone to enjoy.  
Thank you for coming to my little blog and I appreciate my followers more than you know.  I love all my visitors and read every comment!
Be sweet and treat others the way you would like to be treated!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Blue Beauties

These ladies with just a hint of blue are positively lovely!  There is something about the color of blue that is so soothing.  I could look at it all day.  These little pretties would look great paired with a matching background, a couple of floral sprays and a bird or two ... maybe even a nest with eggs!  Whatever you come up with, I am positive it will be lovely adorned with these blue beauties!!!
Be sweet!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Never Too Early To Think Of Christmas (especially for Taylor Swift Fanatics)

I just love these little Christmas images!  I tell you, all it takes for me is breathing crisp, cool air and my mind wanders off to snowy days with lights sparkling in the dark, lighting up the night with every color of the rainbow!!  I long for the candy canes, the sweet apple cider with red hots that simmer and leave a wonderful aroma wafting throughout the house ... dragging out the stockings and untangling the lights that I swear every year will be the last time they will be in such a tangled mess when I retrieve them for the next season.  It doesn't take much for me to be as excited as a kid on Christmas Eve trying to get a peek at Santa as he slips in to leave the presents and grab his cookie, wolfing down the glass of milk so he can hurry to his next stop.  I swear when I was little I saw reindeer tracks on our lawn!  Is there anyone who can say with a certainty that I did not?  My great grand children love that story and every word is true! 
I have loads of old Victorian Santas, children and Christmas angels so I will begin to slip a few in now and then.  I hope you enjoy these as much as I do and that you can use them in a project or just to print, matt, frame and enjoy!!! 
Just have to say it, you know ... be sweet!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Free Images - The Innocence of Angels

Something about those angel images I just love and can never get enough of!  Seems like there is an endless supply of angel graphics so apparently I am not alone in the feeling.  They impart a childlike innocence, so pure and an absolute joy to look at and to incorporate into any number of craft projects.  I think they are beautiful decoupaged on a box with little beads, bits of lace or ribbon and whatever your mind can conjure up!  I hope you like these and find a way to use them.  If so, I would love to see how they are used.
Be sweet!!

Ancestors of Our Land

These are very, very old pictures.  They are very unique.  Look at the high cheekbones and the strength in those faces!!  My paternal grandmother was an Indian and my mom had the thick black hair and high strong cheek bones as did my grandfather which had been passed on from my great grammy!  My mother was very beautiful and into her seventies, still had that dark thick full head of hair!  It never turned fully gray, only a strand or two here and there.  I am proud of my heritage.
I hope you are pleased with the pictures and like them as much as I do.
Be sweet and treat others as you would like to be treated.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Angels In Roses

These are two of the loveliest angel images and they are freebies for you to download and use as you wish.  I would like to see what you create with them if you use them in crafts.  I sometimes just like to look at them and enjoy their beauty.  There is something about the image of an angel ... can't put my finger on it, but I am drawn to their beauty and innocence.  I hope you like them as much as I do.
Be sweet!

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