Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spring Sharing~

I have found that among its other benefits,
giving liberates the soul of the giver.
~ Maya Angelou

My friend Marcia, at In Stillness and Simplicity used this quote in one of her recent posts. It expresses how I feel and it's perfect for my post today.

The following seven photos are things I made for several special people. The last photo is another gift I received this week. 

These two tags were inspired by Abby at Little Birdie Blessings. Abby collects and shares beautiful vintage images and the Word of God on her blog. These are two of my favorite images from Abby. I made tags with them for two ladies who are an inspiration and a blessing to me. I'm also going to link them to Abby's  "Scripture Thursday blog party."

The matchbox bunnies contain some treasures and are on their way to two special friends. The paper I used to make these is from The April Color Challenge (pink and yellow) with the Gecko Galz Yahoo Group. 

Four sweet friends will receive one wood posy. The Dollar Tree wooden flower cutouts are covered in decorative papers, glittered, and sporting vintage button centers that have been dyed with alcohol inks. 

The image of the white rabbit is from Gecko Galz.  He made a sweet Easter tag for Tee at The Altered Paper, "Tag A Month" trade. I highlighted the violets in his egg basket with dabs of glitter and added a few extra paper flowers to his spring garden.

This egg ATC was inspired by Tee. I did make another one for Tee but I forgot to take a picture of it in my haste to get it mailed to her. This one is going to another sweet friend. I love butterflies, I hope she does too.  

This tag background is a photo I took last year of my magnolia tree. I enlarged a few flowers, cut them out and edged them in glitter.
 It's going to a special person.

I made the cards below from the card making kit I received from my Secret Blogging Sister. I used just a few additional embellishments that were not included in the kit to make the cards. I am sending them out to three friends. Thank you Blogging Sister.

The bundle of gifts below are from Mary at Hope-Filled Living. Mary had a give-away but rather than pick one person to receive her gift she sent a package of goodies to everyone who commented on her post.  

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  1. Your tags are so sweet, it is fun to do trades. Thanks for stopping by will be following you too, Laura

  2. Oh so wonderful all the tags and the swaps. Love all the art you showed today.thanks for visiting! take care, gerri

  3. Such Gorgeous Work On Your Tags,ATC's & Cards!
    I Love The Bunny Matchboxes Too!
    Thank you for My Beautiful Altered Tag & Goodies I Received! Hugs,Tee

  4. These are all lovely and so generous of you to share with your friends too!

  5. So wonderful.
    I do like the vintage bunny and also the adorable matchbox bunnies.

  6. You've been very busy showering blessings on others. I know the recipients of these special handmade gifts will treasure them. Thank you for linking to Scripture Thursday. ~ Abby

  7. So pretty!

    Hope you'd come and see my Easter craft, you can link too if you like at my meme. Happy Easter.

  8. Oh my, everything is so precious. Love the matchbox bunnies, and isn't Mary the sweetest? The quote, of course, is my favorite. ;)
    Hoping you had a beautiful Easter, my friend, and hoping you'll stop by and visit with your heartwarming comments at my new place.
    Have a wonderful day!

  9. I love your flowers. That paper is perfect. I have the perfect flowers to try this with! Thanks for the inspiration.


  10. Everything was gorgeous, Linda, and the wood posy is even cuter in person. I LOVED it all!


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