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Valentine's Day is Coming Up Fast!

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Yes, believe it or not it's almost the end of January, time to get serious about Valentines Day crafts. You're in the right place for Victorian scrap, Victorian cards, and other vintage images and ephemera for a beautiful crafty St. Valentine's Day. Find hundreds of digital collage sheets ready to download instantly. Create your own personalized, unique cards and decorations, as well as scrapbooking pages for your memories. Jewelry, bookmarks, cake decorations... I'm always amazed at what my customers create!  

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Another New Collage Sheet for Christmas

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The beautiful antique nativity images on this new Lunagirl digital collage sheet "Christmastide Ephemera" were originally pages from antique books. The original vintage paper ephemera pieces are gorgeous, and I wanted to capture the colors and detail on a printable you could use for card making, scrapbooks, etc. They would make pretty backgrounds, and of course would be beautiful for Christmas cards or other winter holiday crafts. The two large images on the bottom feature lovely decorative Victorian imagery of flowers and birds around the frame, and religious images of baby Jesus. One is in English and one is in...

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Roses for Christmas and New Year Gnomes

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In our extensive collection of Victorian Christmas cards, you'll find a theme that may surprise you: Flowers!. Today we associate Christmas cards with scenes of children in the snow, nativity scenes, Christmas angels, holly wreaths, funny reindeer, maybe redbirds and snowflakes, and of course Santa Claus, but Victorian cards featured an even wider range of imagery, including flowers.Floral Christmas cards were part of the Victorians' deep love for flowers, and they are sweet to use today for something different at the holidays.  We think these antique floral greeting cards are lovely and quaint -- they certainly reflect the "shabby chic" romantic spirit!You'll...

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Kiss Me Quick: The Story of Mistletoe

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Why kiss under the mistletoe? How did this poisonous plant become a symbol of Christmas?  Mistletoe has been considered a magical plant at least since Roman times, when it was part of the Saturnalia festivals held at the winter solstice. It was sacred to the ancient peoples of Europe, especially the Celtic Druids, who gathered it at both the Summer and Winter solstices. As with other "evergreens," its ability to stay green through the cold dark winter made it a symbol of renewal and "life-giving" power. There are two kinds of mistletoe: The European plant known to the ancients, found...

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At the Challenge Blog: Celebrate St. Nick with Us

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There's a new creative challenge over at LunagirlMoonbeams.com, my crafts challenge blog. The theme is SAINT NICK!  Come take a look at some wonderful cards, ATCs, and other creations featuring the Jolly Old Elf, and get inspired to create your own and join in. On December 21 I'll do a random drawing to pick a winner who will receive $15 credit at Lunagirl.com.  Lunagirl has plenty of vintage Santa Claus and other Victorian Christmas images to choose from.

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