Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Rewards of the simple life...

"To find the universal elements enough;
to find the air and the water exhilarating;
to be refreshed by a morning walk or an
 evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars
at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or
a wildflower in spring: these are some
of the rewards of the simple life." 

~ John Burroughs ~

Journal card ~ approx. 3 x 3 inches

Printable ~ journal cards & 2.5" round graphics

Journal card ~ approx. 4 x 5 inches

  Journal card ~ approx. 3 x 5 inches

Here are some cards for your journals,
scrapbooks, etc.!  Love how all the pastels play
off each other... and love the English cottage...
where I'd imagine one might enjoy some of the
rewards of the simple life!

Here are the  free graphics &
sources used in my artwork:

*TuckDB postcards*
English cottage scene
Catherine Klein roses

*The Sum of All Crafts*
Delicate rectangular frame

*The Graphics Fairy*
Round apothecary label

*Lilac & Lavender*
"Antiqued" lined paper

Have fun creating, and
thanks for stopping by!


  1. Your journal cards are so beautiful! I love the soft, pretty colors, and can't wait to use them. Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs, Debi

    1. Hi Debi, and thank you :) The pastels get me thinking ahead to spring!!

  2. Hej Megan It is very romantic and beautiful things you have on the blog. Thank you for sharing it with us. Hugs from Leila

    1. Thank you Leila ~ I'm glad you find what I share here to have those qualities :) Have a great day!

  3. So beautiful ...love your journal cards ...Thanks for sharing :)

  4. I like very much the roses and the cottage. How beautiful design! Thank you so much! Hugs,

    1. Thank you Esperanza! It would be wrong to have an English cottage without roses :)

  5. What beautiful journal cards...I love the colors.

    Greatings from Holland,

  6. Åee så smukt, jeg har også "gemt" og håber jeg får en god ide til at bruge dem, tak fordig du deler med os andre. knus morkaren.

    1. Ah so beautiful, I have also "saved" and hope I get a good idea to use them, thanks toward you you share with us. hugs morkaren.

      Thank you, morkaren! I hope you do get a chance to use them :)

  7. Thank you so much for the gorgeous & inspiring journal cards - you create such beautiful design elements.

  8. Beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Oh my goodness - thank you so much for sharing these are so beautiful! Love your work and love seeing your name pop up in my email - just know when I open it there will always be these amazing "pretties" waiting!!

  10. These are just so pretty and love the english cottage and the simple life. So wonderful and thank you so much for sharing them.

  11. Megan, these are so lovely they make my heart sing! I love things like this, and love those words by Burroughs, too! Thanks so much for the gifts you share on your blog. Blessings to you! Bess

  12. Beautiful! Thanks again!♥♫

  13. Hi Megan
    Thank you for the wonderful things you post here time and again! Like you I share freebies, but am not nearly as good as you and terrible at giving credits half the time lol. Anyway, I wanted to tell you about something. A blog friend of mine contacted me today telling me that someone on a German ebay site was selling my collage sheets completely unaltered, just lifting them and selling them as they are. I went to check it out and I am almost certain she is selling your stuff too! Here is a link so you can check for yourself:

    I have tried to get in touch with ebay to try and report her, but so far have been unsuccessful.... I did contact her about one of my sheets via "ask a question about this item". I wrote her a nasty comment to tell her to remove it and when I checked later she had. She still has several other items of mine and several Graphics Fairy ones too and probably Bumble Button and who know how many others also. I love sharing the things I make for free and I don't mind anyone using my stuff, being creative with them and then sell them if they wish, but I hate people that just steal. I hope you will take the time to contact this lady also as I feel people like this really should be stopped!

    Take care and have a pleasant evening still

    1. Wow, first I'd like to say I admire your work!! You've been a huge inspiration to me ~ I've looked up your free images and tried to imitate your style, as it is lovely. Thank you for sharing your gifts & talents also :)

      You were right, this seller has a lot of my freebies on her site... I whole-heartedly agree with you and share freebies for the same reasons. I will join you in contacting this person. If I can figure out the sources for the other freebies, I'll message the original creators as an FYI. Hope we can get this taken care of soon!

      Thanks again!!

    2. Thank you for the wonderful journal cards sweetie!

      I've notified Keren from Free Pretty Things For You that her work is posted up on this ebay seller page as well. It is so sad that this person is stealing freebies and selling them!!

  14. Hola, me han encantado los Journal card , felicitaciones y gracias por compartir.

  15. These are just beautiful Karen. Love the colors you've used.

  16. Love your beautiful Journal Cards, in fact love everything you share with us. Thank You so much.


  17. encore de magnifiques images,merci pour le partage
    bonne journée

  18. These are very beautiful. I dont use colored images ro things ut I love these. Really pretty

  19. Exceptionally lovely and generous thank you so much.

  20. Vielen Dank für die wunderschönen Freebies, Megan.
    Liebe Grüße.

  21. Beautiful journal cards !

    Thanks !

  22. Megan I just heard from the lady who has the ebay shop where she lists our things. I replied here earlier but can't see it, so maybe it disappeared. She wrote saying she does not speak English and could I please write to her in German. Well luckily my German is pretty good so I wrote a rough translation and told her that what she was doing is illegal and that she should take down my images straight away. We'll see where that gets me. I have also posted on Facebook with a link to you telling people that she is doing the same to you. I think the more people we warn against this lady the better! If she contacts you, I am happy to help translate!!

  23. Beautiful Megan, and Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours...
    I used your graphics last evening to make a card for Sommer's teacher. Thanks!

  24. I posted these on my facebook page Hooked on Victoriana, thank you for them!

  25. How fun these are ... thank you for so generously sharing them. I found you through Julia Bettencourt and Creative Ladies Ministry. I'll definitely be back! :)

  26. Wonderfully lovely. Just love the journaling spots, thank you so very much for sharing :)

  27. These are lovely. Thanks for sharing!

  28. your blog is reallu beautiful
    really pretty

  29. Your images are absolutely stunning, thank you so much for sharing your work.

    Michelle E xx

  30. Your sweet journaling cards and tags are perfect! I love images of the thatched English cottages and roses.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful work! :)


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