Sunday, May 11, 2008


This kit is pure French market, shabby chic delight all wrapped up in black, pink and white! Gorgeous papers, a cute alpha pack and fun accent & embellishments come together in a playful, old fashioned hatbox inspired kit - and this kit coordinates perfectly with my Tea in Paris papers and embellishments!!/

Hatbox contains the following:

8 papers
3 layered pattern frames
3 square glass buttons
2 paper clips
3 cutout borders
1 round glass page baubles
1 decorative Paris page bauble
1 blank page bauble
2 silk ribbons – striped
1 polka dot paper tag
1 glass oval tag
1 polka dot paper key
1 set polka dot brackets
2 silk flowers
1 upper case alpha set with numbers 0-9

Perfect for a wide variety of scrapbooking layouts, card making and paper crafts. Created at 300dpi for high resolution print. Drop shadows are for display only.

Available with both personal use and S4O/S4H licenses.


Versaille - Glass Alpha Sets

Being a romantic Francophile at heart, I absolutely adore anything to do with the gilded age of Paris. There is nothing more gilded that the Grand Dame of all palaces, Versailles – and she is the inspiration for my two new alphas, Gilded Rose and Gilded Bleu.

The Gilded Bleu set is inspired by skies painted on the ceilings within Versailles and the exquisite pale pink set, Gilded Rose, found its inspiration from paintings and fabrics in Marie Antoinette's bedroom. Each set lays beneath clear crystal glass and is encased in sparkling gold and highlights a shimmering gold letter. They include a full set of uppercase letters.

Use them to accent your next romantic page, card or paper craft. They also coordinate with several of my paper packs and kits - Blue, Pink, Tea in Paris and Hatbox. Check them out!!


Friday, May 2, 2008

National Scrapbooking Day!

Greetings Artists and Scrappers!!!

On May 3rd, the paper and digital scrapbooking communities will be celebrating National Scrapbooking Day. There will lots of events and sales all over the place. Join in the fun! Click on the ad below to view my shoppe at Purple Paper Flowers - we are having a HUGE 30% sale ALL weekend. In addition to my shoppe, be sure to check out all the designers. We have an amazing team of very talented women & man (Salute to Al!!) - come on by and get some great art to use in your scrapbooking and paper crafts.

Tea in Paris

In a lushly decorated tea room, not far from the River Seine in Paris, a lovely girl of 18 sits having tea with her protective chaperone. It is late afternoon in the Spring of 1902. Watercolour rays of sunlight pour through the beveled glass window panes, coming to rest across the crisp linen tablecloth set with the finest silver and crystal. Her breathtaking tea gown is a gossamer blush silk with black velvet trim. Her auburn hair sits upon her head in a series of decorative knots and tousled curls, crowned by an astonishing hat of pale pink, ruched silk, white roses and black velvet trim. She is young, in Paris for the first time and newly engaged. Life is just beginning and her heart is full. As the years pass, she will write in her diary often of longing to return to savour another quiet afternoon by the Seine, sipping tea in Paris.

Inspired by the romance of old Paris and everything shabby and pink, this collection is lush in texture, slightly shabby and trimmed in exquisite Venetian lace and plush velvet trims. The embellishment pack contains beautiful satin ribbons, a lovely silver teapot pin and a dramatic black glass Fleur de Lys.

What could be more romantic or more French than the combination of pale pink and black? Perfect for a wide range of photographs and layouts, they add romance and whimsy to all your papercraft projects. Crafted at 300dpi in Jpeg and Png, papers are sized at 12x12.

Offered under both personal use and S4O/S4H licensing. You make your licensing selection at time of purchase.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Pinkie & Blue Boy

In the process of our annual Spring clean, two long forgotten old paintings were unearthed. The first is a beautiful copy of the painting "Blue Boy" by Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788) - and the second is a beautiful rendition of "Pinkie" by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769–1830). I remember these paintings hanging in the hall of my childhood home and finding them evoked a memory of innocent summers and the anticipation of what is to come.

Inspired by these two remarkable works of art, I have created two paper packs - Blue and Pink.

A touch of regent inspiration just beneath the surface, combined with lush textures and infused with romance, I think you will find them a very

versatile addition to your digital stash. Terrific as backgrounds for layouts or as tags and cards in paper crafting.

Matching elements coming soon!

Each Available in both personal use and S4H/S4O licensings - you can make your choice during checkout.


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