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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Butterflies and a French Message Board


I love doing things "themed" with nature, especially in the Spring.
Little green shoots and buds have me all excited.
So when I was thinking about Debbie's Copy Cat Challenge,
I of course wanted it to be something that echoed the essence of Spring.



I keep this French Ribboned Message Board
on my computer desk with notes and photos and cards.
I had to edit it a little to make it photo-worthy,
then I added the little paper butterflies.


Just the right amount of Springy-ness.














My younger daughter loves to "embellish" and personalize her notes.
makes them more special...



Here is my inspiration,
Victoria Magazine, May 2001 cover.


Debbie's kicking off a week of Spring time fun.
Be sure and check out the other copy cats at the party.



And if you haven't entered the Give Away from
French Bleu Vintage
then click here to join in!

ends Saturday March 17 at midnight.

...and if you have an Etsy Shop or Online Boutique
I hope you'll join in for
each Monday at Common Ground.


I'll be joining these parties:
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Primp Your Stuff at Primp

Hope you're having a great day,
xoxo,

38 comments:

laurie said...

this is just beautiful.I love this magazine too!I have that one put away!

trash talk said...

Your faux-foof is gorgeous. I would kinda like to see it when it's not photo-worthy...just so's I know I'm not the only messy one in the bunch!
Deb

Rebecca said...

Love the butterflies, such a fun project. Lost so many of my Victoria mags under the rain soaked tent last summer. Wishing you a lovely Sunday my friend. I will call this week to catch up on what you're up to.
Blessings
R

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

So lovely, Debra!

S
xo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I LOVE this, Debra! You nailed it! I love all these different elements from the tags to the butterflies. What a great inspiration picture, too.

Betsy said...

It's gorgeous Debra...I love Victoria magazine, but I like your version better!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your memo board is gorgeous! I have one in my craft closet that just might have to copy cat you!

Brenda said...

Love the board Debra, it is beautiful!

Julie Marie said...

That's so pretty Debra, I especially love the bunny postcard... Happy Spring!... xoxo Julie Marie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful board with those lovely butterflies! Great copy cat!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how pretty Debra, you did a fantastic job with your copy cat. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Connie said...

What a truly beautiful project. If that doesn't say spring, what does. delightful!!! your new fan, Connie

Blondie's Journal said...

I love this, Debra! They look almost identical! You have a good eye!

XO,
Jane

Sandi said...

So cute Debra! You have inspired me to revamp my small one that is on a wood stand. Butterflies here we come!! :)
Blessings~

wishes design said...

Love your butterflies. Congradulations :)

Love from İstanbul.

reFresh reStyle said...

I love yours so much more! Its beautiful!
Debbie

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh Debra you are so clever! I love this memo board. SO fun! Thanks for joining in on the copy cat. Enjoy the party.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

So cute! Your message board is a wonderful copy!

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

That is so very, very pretty! What a wonderful collection of little pretties you have to adorn it with. Happy Spring!

Linda said...

Love the copy cat. Your colours and display are more suttle.

Kelly said...

What an amazing copy! I love it. It fits in so well with the season too. That looks like something you spent alot of money on. I like how you used things that were sentimental too.

The Tablescaper said...

What a beautiful job. I'd love to have you join me at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Maria Elena said...

It is so pretty!!! It looks better than the one on the magazine!

Gail said...

You did a wonderful job with your copy cat challenge Debra. It's beautiful!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Debra, I love it that you used an older issue for your copy cat challenge. Truly pretty things never go out of style!!! Your French message board with the butterfly pins is inspiring. I love your entry!

xo,
Ricki Jill

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Your copycat project is really beautiful! It looks better than the original!

On Crooked Creek said...

Debra,
Lovely message board! Victoria Magazine is still a great source of inspiration, here, also! Here's wishing you a wonderful week ahead!
Fondly,
Pat

Haverford House said...

I so love this! Beautiful photography of your beautiful work! Glad to see you held onto your 2001 copy of Victoria magazine too! ~Marcy

jeanetteann said...

This is so beautiful
xx jeanetteann

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Oh this is beautiful, Debra! You really captured the inspiration photo and added your own wonderful personal touches! The butterflies really are perfect for spring!

Trine said...

I really like this and I would love to make one. Do you now where I might be able to find a good tutorial to make a message board like this?
Trine

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I love this! I'm on an iPad and for some reason the linky for Monday Marketplace isn't showing. I'll be back later to link up. Thanks again!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

So very, VERY pretty :) Laurel

Gloria said...

Victoria magazine has always been one of my favorites! I love how your bulletin board turned out...very beautiful job!!

Happy Monday to you!

xoxo...Gloria

Jann Olson said...

I love it Debra! the butterflies give it a cute dimension. Your daughter's note is so sweet. Now days most notes come by way of a text. It will be priceless. At least to mom.
Hugs,
Jann

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

So pretty! I love it thanks for sharing. I'm visiting from Primp Your Stuff.

Mimi said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing!

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

I love your message board. It is lovely! I am following you now.

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