Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My Favorite Colors

I love the colors pink and green together! As I was browsing the web I found this picture of a bedroom that I just loved. The toile fabric is so lovely and delicate. This would make a wonderful guestroom. This lovely picture is credited to BHG.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Some of Our New Products

We are always searching for new items to inspire you to create. Here is a slide presentation of some of them. We will be adding more this week! Also in this next week we will be introducing our new Etsy shop!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Please pick the flowers!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Easter. The sun is shining so pretty here in New Jersey and the trees are blooming so pretty! I love the weeping cherry trees when they bloom.

I have decided to post a free vintage floral image for today. I hope you will enjoy it and make use of it. It would look so pretty on a card! Please post comments and let me know if you are enjoying the images so I know what to plan for the future.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!

May the joy and hope of Easter bless you and your family!!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Saturday's Vintage Image

Enjoy today's image! I'm sure you're all going to be busy today with your Easter preparations. I know I have many things to do today. Have a wonderful time creating, baking, cooking, dying eggs, filling Easter baskets but please take time to remember the real meaning of our celebration and let your heart rejoice!

Friday, April 10, 2009

On A Hill Far Away Stood An Old Rugged Cross

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16

I hope on this very special day you will remember what the Lord has done for you and me!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter Celebrations

How are your plans coming for your Easter celebrations? My family will be spending Easter at my parents home. My sons and daughter-in-laws will be there with my grandchildren and my brother with his sons. It's always wonderful to be with family.

As usual we are behind on getting things for the grandchildren's baskets. We don't like to give them lots of candy so we try to come up with some new ideas. Our one little grandson has a peanut allergy so we have to be extremely careful what we pick for him. Hubby went to Toys R Us today and really didn't find what we wanted. For my granddaughter we have lots of handmade goodies for her, decorated beanie hats, hairbows, clippies and some felt food for her to play house with.

I still have to decide what I'm going to make for dessert. I also roast onions with butter and rosemary as one of the many vegetable dishes. This week has flown by and I need to get all these things done so it's going to be a busy four days. I'll let you know what I come up with!

Don't forget to get the fourth free vintage image that's featured above. I would love to see what you all make with them. Please post comments and let me know if you are enjoying these so I know whether or not to do this again. Thanks.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Happy Wednesday!

This is a such a sweet vintage image!! I hope you will enjoy it! Create a pretty Easter card or decoupage the image on to a lovely box for your daughter, granddaughter or friend. Remember, when decoupaging a graphic image printed on your home printer you need to spray it with a sealer so the ink does not run when putting on the decoupage medium. To save the image right click and save to your own computer. If you want the larger image first left click on the image and it will bring up a larger one that you can then right click on to save. Enjoy!!

Inspiration Cottage's Etsy Shop

Come visit my Etsy shop and see all the wonderful goodies waiting for you. My shop consists mostly of supplies but there are handmade gifts sprinkled here and there. I love to embroider and the Rose Arbor Pillow is one of my favorites. Please enjoy the slide show, it gives you a little glimpse of what is in my shop. Right now there is 190+ items listed, so grab a cup of coffee and take a tour. My welcome mat is out just for you!!!


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Enjoy Creating!

Here is another adorable vintage Easter image. If you would like to use it you can, right click on image and save to your own computer. If you left click on the image it will give you a larger image to save. I really love these vintage images! They make wonderful cards and tags. I have also printed them out on t-shirt transfer paper and ironed them on little muslin bags for favors. Just fill the little bags with wrapped candy and your guests will love them. Have fun creating, I'll have another image up tomorrow for you to enjoy!

Memories of Easters Past

It nice to take time and travel back in your memories to times past. Remember Easter when you were little? The little girls wore their frilly dresses, white gloves, and their Easter bonnets. The little boys were all dressed up in suits with their colorful ties and their shoes all shiny. We celebrated the Resurrection of our Lord at church and then went on to spend the day with family. I always went to my grandparent's home and spent a special day with my family, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Family was so very important!

This week I will be sharing some vintage images with you. Please feel free to right click and save the images to your own computer.