Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Visions of Sugarplums Day Three



Did you know that the Poinsettia plant originated in Mexico?  It is the most popular Christmas plant used in our homes today.



These are library cards that I bought at the Funky Junkie Boutique.  Linda is closed right now but she will reopen January 20th.  The flowers were made using a clear plastic sheet that Linda carries in her store - I think it is by Wendy Vecchi - Art Parts. Thanks Linda for teaching me how to do these flowers!   I am sorry I forgot to take a picture of the card itself.  It pulls out of the sleeve where you can leave your message.

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Lori    
Lisa
Maria
Lauren M
Ira

Also, remember all the people who are still trying to recover from hurricane Sandy, the flooding in England and now in Northern California.  The world does seem topsy-turvy right now and it is hard to get my head around the festivities of Christmas when there are so many people in need.  Along with the gorgeous Christmas music I love, I hear the Salvation Army bells ringing loud and clear reminding me of what the true gift of Christmas is all about.  My heart weeps for the war torn areas of the world and I pray for peace.  I do hope you and your families are well and will carry the gift of love in your hearts all year long.

Thanks to all my followers old and new and thank you so much for taking the time to leave such lovely comments.  Peace and Grace -
Sandy

65 comments:

Susan Flynn said...

Sandy these are just breathtaking!! So vintage and sooooo pretty. Those flowers are just stunning. You have surpassed yourself clever lady!! Hugs Susan x

scrappymo! said...

These are just lovely. Those library card envelopes are so nice and vintage looking.
Love these and loved your poignant post today..

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Sandy...these are gorgeous and your poinsettia flowers are gorgeous....love the vintage look

Anne

cathylynn said...

Sandy these cards are absolutely gorgeous! I too love the vintage look and those poinsettias are amazing. My goodness girl you are creating beautiful things.
Hugs, Cathy

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Lovely post Sandy. LOVE those library cards and your kind, loving thoughts for the world. xxx

Redanne said...

A truly lovely and heartfelt post today Sandy. Love your gorgeous library cards. The Clearly for Art from Wendy Vecchi really is the most amazing thing to work with, isn't it and you can reheat it too if you don't like it - what could be better than that. Wishing you all the very best, Hugs, Anne x

May said...

A beautiful heartfelt post Sandy, you brought tears to my eyes.. I second everything you said my friend x x x

Love those Library cards & the wonderful poinsettias .. Simple a fabulous festive make!! Hugs May x x x

EnblogSail said...

The Poinsettias are so beautiful, almost real!!! so well done, Sandy:)
Caryl

Paula said...

Goodness, your poinsettias are amazing!! I can't get over how real they look!!!!! Oh and just love the library card look...simply gorgeous!!

Kelly Neis said...

I want them!! Wow you made a stunning Christmas Card that can be used as a tag or card and even on a tree. I love how you made the poinsettia's as they are festive and elegant. Putting them withe the doily is perfect. Those are so beautiful and will be cherished by the receiver of them.
You have such a kind heart and your post is a beautiful reminder to look beyond ourselves. You are amazing!
Heartfelt wishes to you and Art for the Holidays!
Hugs, Kelly

Sue D said...

these are so lovely! I like how you made the flowers.

Carla S. said...

These are gorgeous, Sandy! Love the vintage style and the beautiful poinsettias!

Amanda said...

Fabulous idea. Great for tags!

Lisa S. said...

I love your library pockets Sandy and your poinsettias are beautiful. I'm with you, it is hard to wrap your brain around Christmas with so much going on and that is why I am enjoying this hop so much. It's a wonderful reprieve and great way to start the day. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

june lanum said...

these are so cute and so unique love them

Cat's sCrap said...

Magnificent realizations. Bravo !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Lau W said...

You say so beautiful words in this post Sandy !
Love the vintage look of your creations, and My God, such lovely poinsettia, superb work wow !
Hope you have a good day !
Bisous
xxx

Sharla said...

Your cards are so pretty, the poinsettas are amazing!

Karons Krafty Korner said...

These are so pretty - I love the poinsettias:-) TFS

Miriam Prantner said...

These are beautiful! The poinsettias are gorgeous, so much dimension!

Laurart said...

These are wonderful! I love Poinsettias - they are so pretty. xxxx

Terri said...

They are all great! Love the flowers.

Marilyn said...

I LOVE these! Those are magnificient poinsettias and the library card pocket is a brilliant idea. I have one of those poppy stamp poinsettia dies that I'm going to try... if it turns out half as good as yours, I will be thrilled!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such beautiful library cards & poinsettia's, Sandy!!!
I know what you mean about the world being topsy turvy right now. We are reminded again & again that we are truly blessed & fortunate. That could change in a heartbeat but we know that the Lord will carry us thru no matter what.
Huggies & Sweet Blessings to you ~
Sharron♥

Dunja Dücker said...

WOW!!! Your creations are brilliant Sandy. I came to your blog when i visited Marilyn's. Your blog shows wonderful and so pretty work. Well done Sandy.
Your Poinsettias look so gorgeous, i love them

Wintergreetings from Germany
Dunja x

butterfly said...

What a fantastic way to zhuzh up the library cards - your poinsettias look amazing!
Alison x

Christina C. said...

Sandy, your tags are absolutely awesome! Such gorgeous poinsettias...I did not know they originated in Mexico!

Alice Wertz said...

your poinsettias are gorgeous, Sandy! beautiful project!

Lori said...

Oh, Sandy, these are beautiful! The poinsettias are gorgeous. Happy Visions of Sugarplums - so glad you participated!

Cat said...

Just gorgeous! Your flowers are beautiful!!!

Charlene said...

Need my address sweetie?? LOL I LOVE THESE!!!!!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Sandy! I'd be happy to visit the other blogs and leave some love. I absolutely ADORE these sweet little envelope pockets - decorated SO beautifully. If you get the chance, it would be SUCH a treat to have you stop by Word Art Wednesday (a Christian challenge blog where it's always Anything Goes) and play along with us. We'd just LOVE to have you join us!
Thanks for a fun little hop - I'm off to visit the others now.
Hope to see you real soon at Word Art Wednesday!
Blessings,
Karen L
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandy, Your library cards are just fascinating. Love the different colors and the poinsettia's they are just stunning. They have the extra touch of something special.
Hugs, Patricia

Sherry said...

Hi Sandy,

These are stunning! Awesome poinsettas.

Hugs

Tammi said...

Love your vintage looking creation, it's beautiful! Thank you for your lovely post and the reminder. ~hugs

Lindsey said...

These are beautiful! I have lots of library cards and pockets... thanks for the inspiration!

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous Sandy! I so love seeing poinsettias during the Christmas season!

Lisa M said...

Not only are you crafty, witty and talented, but you are genuinely sweet. Your post is wonderful, your poinsettias are gorgeously crafted and your heart is as big as Texas (or someplace bigger). Loved your gentle reminder of what is truly important Sandy.
hugs to you my friend and thank you for making the VOSP even more special. :)
Lisa xx

Pat said...

Gorgeous library tickets, the Poinsettias looks lovely. I have my plant in my front window, always love to have a Poinsettia at Christmas.

Pat xx

Netty said...

Loving your gorgeous library cards Sandy. My heart also goes out to all the people in need in these difficult times. Praying that 2013 will be a good one for them. Hugs Annette x

Paper Tails said...

Your library cards are amazing! So gorgeous and those poinsettias are stunning. I love the vintage feel to your lovely cards!!!!

Karen

Sylvia said...

This is outstanding, sweet Sandy. Absolutely breathtaking. But the most beautiful thing of this post is your message/story that's come with it. I always love to read your posts there is so much love in them. Also these are the moments that I wish that my English grammar was better. In my mind I have the words in Dutch but the translation is difficult, but I know that you understand what I mean. Take care and a big hug from the Netherlands.
xxxSylvia

Kjersti said...

Oh Sandy, these are sooo beautiful, love the poinsettias and the vintage look of your library cards!
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Danielle said...

OH! Sandy! I just learned something, I did not know that pointsettia came from Mexico! I just love pointsettias. I love your cards very much, outstanding work, such a nice vintage look about them. and a very pretty style too. Hugs.

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my gosh Sandy these are gorgeous! Wow! What a fun fact too about the Poinsettia!

ahlers5 said...

Beautiful flowers! I love that library card idea...amazing.

Shelby said...

Oh so gorgeously vintage!! Love those poinsettias. Beautiful work Sandy.

shelby

Sandra said...

Ohh Sandy, these library cards look amazing! Those poinsettias are so stunning! I think these are my new favorite out of all your lovely projects! Hugs, Sandra

Monique said...

that is so pretty Sandy. I love the idea. Gorgeous flowers :)).

Hugs Monique

Imke said...

Great vintage project, Sandy. The poinsettias are gorgeous.

butlersabroad said...

Just beautiful Sandy, lovely little creations for the special people on your list. I knew Poinsettias were tropical but I didn't know where they came from. Hope you're all ready for Christmas!

Hugs
Brenda aka Martha!

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Shannon White said...

Wowie Miss Sandy!! These are Fabulous!! Love your Wonderful Poinsettias lirbary cards and pockets!! And the little doilies behind them are soo Perfect!! Just Wonderful Vintagey and Beautiful!! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

*Vicki* said...

OH my word girl!! The poinsettias are GORGEOUS!! What pretty Christmas tags!! :) BIG HUGS my friend!

Linda Palmer said...

Sandy, so sorry I missed these great library cards of yours. They are fabulous, especially the flowers. I love them. I am still trying to get some cards finished and going crazy trying to get the house decorated, cleaned, cook and do it all...you know what I mean..you are probably doing the same things. I haven;t even got a Christmas card off to you yet or if I have I forgot.

Ira Huberts said...

These are supercool Sandy, I am just so fond of poinsettia flowers and you've created such beautiful cards, very elegant! Take care, Ira x
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Elaine said...

Wow these are fab Sandy I love poinsettias .
You are such a lovely person Sandy, take care and have a Wonderful Christmas .
Biggest Hugs Elaine

Cheryl said...

hello my dear friend i hope you got my email hunny,let me know if you did,you are one amazing talented crafter and I am so proud to say you are one of my friends,bless your heart again hunny for the wonderful books you sent me,they were just stunning,massive hugs to you my darling hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

Maria said...

Wow, Sandy!!! These library cards are fabulous!!! The poinsettias are jaw dropping gorgeous!!! Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas, hugs!

koala said...

Hello Sandy, hope you've been enjoying holiday season !!! I've finally finished my sewing project and came back on your blog also !!! (^o^)/""" And now start to card making ...(@.@;)""" hahahahaha...
I love your card, this one !!!
Very BEAUTIFUL and love your poinsettia !!!
Hmmmmmm...I would love to try to make like this card !!!p(^.^)q"""
Got some good inspiration from you, thank you, Sandy !!! (^.^)/"""

Lisa M said...

Missed you, so I thought I'd pop in and say hello. "hello!" :D
hugs,
me x

Chris said...

Again, well said my friend, your heart is full of love, I've always felt that.

I treasure the of these beauties that you sent to me and I'm looking at what you sent me every day, what a treat. Hope you're well and speak soon I hope.

Chris :)

Daen'Ys said...

This library cards are beautiful Sandy. I saw this today for the first time and I like it. The poinsettias are really great!
Dear Sandy, I fully understand your feelings and agree with you. Whether natural disasters or war,
always the innocent must pay for it ...
"I admire your big heart"

Rosi x

MaryH said...

Love the poinsettias & I did know they came from Mexico, but they're ours now, right? You did a marvelous job, hard to believe these were from plastic. What did you color with? Yes, it is hard to read the news about all the disasters and people just being plain ole mean to others. It's why I go to the craftroom in the evening when the news is on. Too sad to hear all the bad stuff. We need a mighty prayer chain. Thanks for bringing this up, too. TFS & many Hugs