Monday, May 9, 2011

Ponder Happiness

Yesterday was Mothers Day and I had a wonderful time. My dearest daughter was away at school, but she did wake up quite early for a college student, that being 10:30 am (LOL) to call me .  My  husband asked what  would make me happy for my day, so I pondered and decided to go to a huge flea market/ rummage sale that was a long drive away from our home. It was a glorious sunny warm day and we had a beautiful drive in the country together. We spent very little and got some yummy finds like doilies, hand embroidered tablecloths, waxed thread, milk glass, a depression glass top hat and some perfume bottles. You will definitely see some of these in my future creations.

Speaking of happiness, the project today is for an Artchix Studio Eco Embellishment swap and is made in very bright and happy colors. The little paper pieces are fun shapes so I choose the flowers and decided to make them into tags. I painted and drew little details on them. I used rub ons for the fun flowers and birds. Added some rhinestones and glitter too. I glued them to blue plastic belt buckles, (you know how I like to use unusual stuff) and added some rainbow ribbon. Their finished size is only about 2 1/4".  On the ribbon are some brads that I threaded thru and some daisy brads pressed and glued on the ends. My little tags were then all done.
Hope you will ponder happiness this week.
Always, gerri
"Promise and Ponder, Happiness"



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17 comments:

  1. Terrific idea and they look beautiful Gerri.

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  2. Wow, these are lovely Gerri.
    Sounds like a fun Mother's Day too. I had a wonderful day.
    Hugs, Amy

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  3. Oh my gosh, Gerri .. I think these are so stunning! Very very creative ... I am in love! Look South, Gerri ... see the little green glow on the horizon? That's me ... Oh how wonderful your day at the big flea market sounds. I miss that .. nothing like that here. I used to have a collection of depression glass top hats .. all sizes. So lovely for little bundles of flowers at each persons place setting. Ok .. .I'd better stop yacking now ... have a great day and take care. Donna

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  4. Gerri
    Imaginative artwork. Great use of all the bits and pieces you gathered together.
    Yes, you must show us your treasures from the Flea Markets.
    Added to our craft session where we eat bon bons and muse on life and art will be a visit to a Flea Market (or two!)LOL
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  5. Gerri those are just adorable............wow. Sounds like you had a great day yesterday!

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  6. Great work Gerri! Hugs, Valerie

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  7. wow lovin' your art Gerri, thank you for your kind comment that you left on my blog.....so sweet of you
    hugs

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  8. what a wonderful day!!!
    love your pieces..so pretty!

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  9. Thesearegorgoeus Gerri! So hippy funky, I love them x

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  10. Glad you enjoyed Mothers Day, sounds like you had fun. Love these, I never would have thought to use a buckle nor would I know that that is what these are! Love how you used the un pinched eyelets on the ribbons too. I have to look closely because you always have so many wonderful details. The birds and stitching and such look fabulous too!

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  11. So original, you blog is wonderfully inspiring !

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  12. I always ponder happiness when I see your work , these little tags are gorgeous the detail is amazing and love the gorgeous blue.Did you dream about snowy owls by the way ??

    Marie

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  13. Happy Mother's Day...belated. I don't know that I would've thought to use the belt buckles like you did. What a great idea. I like the clusters of bling...really sets it off.

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  14. I am so glad you had such a wonderful Mother's Day! These tags are so unique and just gorgeous!

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  15. Glad to hear you had an awesome day. Flea markets are rather interesting. Went to one when I was down in TN (we don't have them around here) and it was huge. So much to see. Anyway, I love the way you used the eyelets! Another great idea.

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