Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February Notecard Party–*Flowers for my Friends*

I chose photos of Spring flowers to brighten our party today!

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My ‘box lid’ was created in Picassa as a mosaic using the picture collage button and then the picture pile setting. I rotated my photos, created the collage, then took that collage to IPICCY to crop and add text. (the key to getting the text at the end is to rotate the photo and add the text, then rotate it back to save)

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I’m joining Vee at a Haven for Vee

for the Notecard party!

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Are you taking part today?

61 comments:

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Nice change. Beautiful!
We are snow and more snow over night and still snowing this Tuesday. Oh my daughters Birthday.

So I appreciate your picture.

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful-love the box cover! Such cheery colors. We have snow.

Jane and Chris said...

I do love that! So lovely to see flowers right now.
Jane x

Susie said...

So pretty Diane. I love seeing all the different kinds of flowers you have there in Florida too. xoxo,Susie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

This would make a lovely set of note cards.

Catherine Holman said...

Those are so pretty Diane!

Diane said...

Boy, could I use some flowers; see my post for today? Thanks for the pretty pictures!

Donna said...

Thank you for the beautiful flowers! Very cheerful and colorful. Love the box set collage too!

Pam said...

Pretty, pretty, beautiful colors! Makes me anxious for spring to be here. Thanks!

Nancy's Notes said...

What wonderful and colorful flowers, love your post! Thank you!

Kath said...

Beautiful pics... I love them.
Blessings :-)

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the mosaic all together & colorful ... so springy. very cheerful. we need some color around here. happy party. enjoy your day! suppose to be a warm day here in VA. we will see??! ( :

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I chose spring blooms for the note card party today too :) Great minds think alike.

Stephanie said...

Your photos are so beautiful and cheerful, dear Diane. Thank you for sharing with us and may your day be blessed! Hugs to you

TexWisGirl said...

that gate and fence is just the best find, ever! :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Diane, that is just beautiful! What is that third plant? I want one of those growing in my garden!! :-)

camp and cottage living said...

I'm late, I thought the party was tomorrow!
they photos are beautiful, but I especially like the techniques you used kicking them up a notch-as Emirl might say.

Red Rose Alley said...

I saw your red roses on my blog today, and had to come over and take a look. Love the Pray, Meditate, and Sing words.

Only one thing to say about your post today, Diane.......beautiful.

Love,
~Sheri

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, and I forgot DANCE - we mustn't ever forget to do that, right? :~)

Joyce Olson said...

Inspiring my sunshiny friend in every single way!!
xxx-
Jemma

NanaDiana said...

That is really sweet. Love that fence that is painted, too. Wonderful photos, Diane- xo Diana

Blessed Serendipity said...

Your notecard sings of spring - so beautiful! Thanks for the beauty today.

xo Danielle

Nancy's Notes said...

Diane, what beautiful notecards! Each one is just wonderful and I am just crazy about the brilliant colors. That gate and fence...ahhh, love it!

Janine Marques said...

My dear your blog is very beautiful the images are lovely :)
Hugs
Nina

Donna said...

P.S. Don't forget to do your linkup with Vee!

kitty said...

Oh Diane, all your note cards are wonderful!! One of these days I'm going to learn how to do the mosaic to make the box cover. Yours turned out so pretty! xo

Sam I Am...... said...

I really need to experiment with Picasa and Pic Monkey and learn some of those fancier photo editing techniques. Yours turned out so nice.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Diane, beautiful photos and so pretty how it is displayed..Happy Tuesday..Judy

cynthia lee designs said...

Seeing the pretty flowers on your blog brightens my day as all we are seeing here are piles of snow everywhere!!
hugs,
Cindy

Schotzy said...

Thanks for the beauty and the meditation one is my absolute favorite!

Poppy said...

Such vibrancy and colour, Diane! What a lovely box lid, too; sweet!

Poppy

Lorrie said...

Beautiful and colorful flowers that are so welcome these grey winter days. We are all longing for spring in the more northerly parts of the continent. Enjoy the Florida sunshine!

Debby Ray said...

Diane, what a lovely set of note cards! I especially love that gate and fence and the color of the flowers in that last one...not quite pink but not quite purple either...beautiful!

Lesa said...

As everyone said, beautiful! I, too, love your collage. The words, separately, are inspiring, but together they're just perfect with your photos. I know you had a lovely weather day, we did too!

Vee said...

Lovely sentiments and beautiful images...thanks for the mini-tutorial on the box cover, too. It's very cool!

Wanda said...

Hi, I'm new to card party, and not only love your photos, but the words you chose to express them are perfect. Makes you feel a differnt emotion on each one.

20 North Ora said...

Gorgeous shots of beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Judy

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Colourful and pretty blooms Diane. I like the editing techniques you used and the box top turned out really nice. You've been having fun playing!
Judith

Beth said...

Beautiful photos, Diane, and I love your collage. The red roses are my favorite.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Beautiful pictures and you are so talented to be able to crop add text and color...I am way impressed. I was thinking I would love to meet you at the Polka Dot Flea, but June is when you are cooling off at your mountain home...You lucky girl!!!

Carol

ellen b. said...

Love the gate and all the flowers. Hoping for Spring here!

Laura Rhodes said...

Very pretty.sweet hugs back to you my friend!

The French Hutch said...

Your flowers are just what I'm ready for now after the ice and snow. Beautiful header, just gorgeous. Love what you did with the collage........
Hope your are having a lovely week.......

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos and nice edits Diane!

BeachGypsy said...

I love your blog, its one of the first I read read each day! Always something so pretty to look at here and I love the photos of gorgeous FLORIDA!! I am returning to blogging after a break and hope to make many new friends! Come stop by my friendly front porch soon!
...your new friend, Debbi

Snap said...

spring spring spring ... bring it on! love the fence!

ox

ann said...

Love the notes. I am so glad that you told how to get the cool results. Send some of that spring our way. We are warming up, snow is melting. But I think more is on the way.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love your selection of flower photos. Beautiful! Your box cover is very clever. Well done!

Linda P said...

So many lovely photos. I feel like spring.

ellen b. said...

Love the progression of the prompts on your photos! Blessings...

Linda H said...

Thanks for the colorful "bouquet"...
I did the same thing this month, couldn't bear to look at any more snow photos... Love your boxtop too- very professional looking!

Blackberry Lane said...

How bright and cheerful and I especially love the purple beauty berries.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Beautiful roses!!!
And I've seen those purple berries - but do not know what they are!!!
Are the roses yours???? Love red roses!

Curtains in My Tree said...

seems like everyone is posting spring flower pictures to brighten up our hopes for spring soon

We have gone from snow blizzards to tornado warnings for tonight& tomorrow ?? Mr weather has gone crazy

Rose said...

Oh it feels so good to see flowers again! Thank you for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Such beautiful, cheery flowers, Diane! Yes, these cards were just what we needed!

Cindy said...

At least flowers have me thinking of Spring, I don't think I have any winter flowers Even, oh well soon enough. Thanks for sharing

Doreen@househoneys said...

Lovely, vibrant colors! Thanks for the tip about the text Diane. Great idea!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

How I wish I had the patience to learn to make my own headers...I know if I knew how, I would love doing it. Your February collage is gorgeous!

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Beautiful. Stunning!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous flowers! The collage makes a stunning box lid.