Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pink Saturday

Pink Saturday Greetings!

I decided to bring a vintage piece from my childhood to Pink Saturday this week.

The plate is from my mother's china. You've probably seen it in many antique stores and estate sales (for not much money!). We only used it on Sunday, but I have vivid memories of our family Sunday dinners though my mother died when I was a child (50+ years ago!).

Memories are good, aren't they, especially in our nutty, stressful world. A simpler, pink time seems very appealing to me today. Even though we didn't have any money, we were happy.

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Pink Blessings!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Feeling Patriotic

Well, early voting has probably ended in most places. I voted last week and will be so glad when the election is over.
But in thinking about all that is going on in America, I decided to post one of my many flags. Even though I'm posting tomorrow for "Pink Saturday," my home is mostly red, white and navy with a flag theme. This is a new theme for me. Just a few years ago my entire house was pink and green!
This folk flag was made for me years ago by one of my daughters. It was a true "act of love" as she is highly allergic to anything that requires a needle and thread. But, she did it, and I love it!
I'll post some more of my favorite flags and patriotic things in the days to come.
Be sure to vote Tuesday! And be sure to "fall back" your clocks this Saturday night for daylight savings time.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Pink Saturday - Christmas Joy!

Happy Pink Saturday!

I'm thinking Christmas Joy all dressed up in pink. Because I make (and sell) greeting cards, it's already time to be thinking about what will make it into my Christmas card designs this years. Well, here it is! I'm making pink cards (I'll also make this same card in red and green), but the pink will be my favorite!

Enjoy and have a lovely pink day! My cards can be seen on my new and still "under construction" etsy store:



Saturday, September 6, 2008

Happy Pink Saturday!

Greetings! Pink Rules!

This is my first event, and I'm excited to see what is special to all of you! I'm new to blogging and have a new etsy store, and I look forward to making new friends in both places!

This pink item is very dear to me. On a trip to London in 1986, I found this beautiful bone china Aynsley (Little Sweetheart pattern) "Strawberries and Cream" serving dish. Of course, I knew my sister and both my daughters would need one too, so we lugged four of them home with us. We have enjoyed them at many family parties/dinners/showers/etc. over the years. They look beautiful filled with strawberries; the little side bowl and pitcher hold cream and powdered sugar. So lovely, so British, and so delicious--makes me want to put it to use today!
Come see me at my etsy store (I am adding cards and pictures daily) at
Have a lovely pink day!


Monday, September 1, 2008

A lovely week in August

Last week, August 25-30, was really a fun and important week in my life! I'm new at blogging and also new to the etsy world. I had a serious obsession to set up a store as I have lots and lots of handmade product that needs and wants to be sold and in the hands of new friends.

So, I packed half of my home office into my CRV and headed north to Kansas where one of my daughters (and fellow bloggers) lives. You know how it is: so much more fun to be tackling something new with someone else (especially someone you love and can laugh with). And laugh we did; we also pulled a couple of "all nighters" along the way. But, in the end, we both did set up etsy shops which we will be posting products into daily (or near daily). I have so many cards and pictures to post it'll take awhile. Visit me: and visit my daughter:

Well, I've got to get (etsy) posting!

Blessings, Jayne

Sunday, August 31, 2008

My Song Within

Oh, my! I haven't blogged for a month. But I have begun my etsy shop! This is a plus, don't you think? It is Come see me there. I hope to get into the whole blog/etsy loop soon! You all are wonderful who have time to share so much and inspire us "newbees."


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Coming next - greeting cards . . .

Well, I have posted a number of framed pictures in the last week or so and am now ready to begin the daunting task of selecting which greeting cards to post both here and on my forthcoming etsy site - I make so many styles, it's gonna be hard to know where to begin. Each card is pretty "time consuming" as each is embellished with ribbons, flowers, brads, etc.

Well, I'd best get started! Y'all have a good week!


Today I posted more of the Scripture pictures I make. Learning to work with my camera and framed pictures with glass (glare problems, you know) has been interesting to say the least. My family would tell you that if we want a family snapshot of an event, the camera is kept very far away from me. Half the family will be out of the picture, or no one will have a head. But, I press on. Yesterday I signed up for an etsy store - - and pictures of what I make are a pretty important feature! Nothing is there yet, but hopefully there will be products listed in the next week or so!

My thing is handcrafted Scripture greeting cards and framed Scripture pictures. I have lots of new ideas churning around in my head, but I'll post on my blog when etsy is up and running!

Have a blessed Sunday!


You Are a Daughter of the King - God wants you to Soar with Him!

"Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and faint not." Isaiah 40.31

You Are a Daughter of the King - Womanhood is the harp of the Eternal over whose strings He breathes His sweetest music!

"May the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Thessalonians 5.23

You Are a Daughter of the King - God wants you to Soar with Him!

"Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and faint not." Isaiah 40.31

Jesus Christ is Joy and heart music!

"I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ." Philippians 1.6

Our God is an Awesome God

"Come and what God has done; He is awesome in His deeds toward His children!" Psalm 66.5

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A series of pictures of my pictures . . .

Today I am posting (below and above) a number of Scripture pictures (almost all pics are 5 X 7) without alot of details. Scroll down a bit (to July 22) and you will see more pictures with detailed descriptions and specs. Hopefully you can see that each piece contains several layers (even behind glass you can see the 3D effect) of papers, ribbons, embellishments, etc. One recurring theme is: "You are a daughter of the King!" This is a glorious truth for Christian girls and women to realize, to really begin to grasp and to cherish! Enjoy!

Hopefully my work will be on a website soon and also on Occasionally I auction on eBay.

The plan is to have Scripture pictures and greeting cards "out there" for sale soon. I currently sell cards to individuals, limited retail accounts, and church ministries and have been doing so for about twelve years. Greeting cards have been my passion for years; Scripture pictures are fairly new in my "creative life."

Very soon there will be pictures of greeting cards on this blog--some to blend with the pictures.

So, scroll up and down a bit and enjoy the Scripture and messages!


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Rejoice . . .

You are a daughter of the King!
The holiest vista ever given to womanhood is shown when she is alone with her Lord. Silence becomes a precious sanctuary. Worship becomes oneness with His will.
"Thou wilt reveal the path of life to the full joy of Thy presence, to the bliss of being closes to Thee forever." Psalm 16.11 (Moffat)

Dainty, pale pink and pretty. Words are on cream paper; rhinestones embellishments; pink and white flower; pink ribbon.

The frame is metal; rhinestones centers on each flower; picture size is 5 x 5; outside dimension is 6 x 6; black faux velvet back; table top with glass.

Shalom . . .

"The Lord bless thee and keep thee: the LORD make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: the LORD lift up His countenance upon thee and give thee Shalom." Numbers 6.24-26

Cream background; cream and gold ribbon; gold and cream flowers; gold chain; message is torn cream linen paper with gold peeking out. Hebrew words under English words.

Picture is 5 x 7; cream frame with glass and goldish highlighting; back is black faux velvet; table top; outside dimension 8 x 10.

Bloom . . .

Bloom . . . where He plants you!
"You make know to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore." Psalm 16.11

The background paper is white with green flowers, leaves and vines. There is silver glitter in the flowers - subtle and very pretty. Pink ribbon, pink gingham (paper) flower with green rhinestone center - all-in-all, very feminine and lovely.

Picture is 5 x 7; frame is black; black faux velvet back; table top; outside dimension is 8 x 10.


Alleluia . . .
You are a daughter of the King!
"Keep me as the apple of Your eye! Hide me in the shadow of Your wings!" Psalm 17.8

Green, cream, rust background paper; cream ribbon, red and green apples.

Picture is 5 x 7 with glass; frame is gold-tone, leafy sculpture with black edges; outside dimension is 8 x 10 ; back is black faux velvet; table top.

Jesus is the song within . . .

This Scripture picture represents my blog name - My Song Within. It reads:
Jesus is the song within!
The life that would soar must carry the echo
of His divine music.
"Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into
His presence with singing. Know that the
LORD, He is God." Psalm 100.2,3

The picture is 5 X 7; the frame is cream faux mother-of-pearl with silver trim; outside frame dimension is 7 X 9; backing is black faux velvet. It is a table top with glass. The picture is made up of designer paper, ribbon, paper flower and rhinestone embellishments.

All the pictures you will see on my blog are 5 X 7; frames are all table-top; frame outside dimensions will vary. Each is a one-of-a-kind design. I never make two exactly alike (that would be boring, plus I want each one to be special to whoever receives it!). The messages, coloration, frames, papers, embellishments, etc., will recur - but the completed picture will be one-of-a-kind.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Yea! Today I took some pretty good pictures of my new line of Scripture pictures and hope to get them posted with descriptions soon. First I plan to make greeting cards to blend/match each framed picture so that it is a "package" that a person can purchase as a "one-stop-shop," drop it in a gift sack, and you're good to go!

More soon!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

My Song Within

The life that would soar like an eagle must hear and respond to the melody of divine music. My Song Within is Jesus; He has saved me and promised me that I am a daughter of the King of kings! How awesome!

My favorite pastime is creating hand-crafted Christian, Scripture-based greeting cards and framed Scripture pictures. Over the past twelve years I have made, sent and sold several thousand cards. This passion constantly changes in its "look" and "type" and new series come and go. This keeps it interesting for me and people seem to be blessed who receive a card (because they are all Scripture!). The framed pictures are a new addition, so right now I just make them and stash them in my home studio (though I have given and sold a few). Soon (when I learn how to make it happen) they will be pictured on my blog.

I have decided it's time to broaden the scope of this hobby (and a desired future business), so hopefully God will lead people of likemindedness to find my blog and future website.

Blessings! Jayne