Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My Spring Gift: FREE Images for Scrapbooking, Greeting Cards, Baby Clothes, Etc!

Your loyalty and friendship is so important to me I thought I would post some of my favorite spring and Easter images as my spring gift to you! To the best of my knowledge,  these images were created during the late 1800's or early 1900's and are copyright free and in the public domain.  That means you can share them, use them for scrapbooking, transfer them to children's t-shirts and other clothing and use them for greeting cards and other projects.  If these images are not high enough resolution for your projects, just email me at melanie@americanpiedesigns.com and I'll be happy to send you the images in high-resolution format so they will print and transfer nicely!

These first three images were created by Beatrix Potter for her Tales of Peter Rabbit children's books in the early 1900s.  I think these images would be darling on a baby's bib or onesie.  I love the the use of simple springtime colors in these pics . . .

These next two images are collages of old greeting cards or trade cards I collected from the late 1800's(?).  If you email me, I can send you these collages in better resolution so you can cut, paste and print them as you like for your projects.  I think these would make wonderful scrapbooking images or cards to send to friends . . .

The last two images I have for today are from old greeting cards.  Again, I think they would be great for scrapbooking or for your own greeting cards to send to family and friends . . .

Don't Forget my "2013 Spring Contest" on Facebook!

Even though winter is still hovering in my neck of the woods here in Idaho, it's still time for three things: First,  it's time for a new contest, second, it's time to show off your creativity, and third, it's time to look forward to EASTER and SPRING!  I couldn't think of a better way to combine all those wonderful things than to start my "2013 Spring Contest", and I encourage you to enter. The winner will receive a bundle containing FOUR beautiful pieces of hand-dyed wool (each piece is approximately 6-7" wide and 16-18" long), and they are in wonderful butternut browns . . .

Just email me a picture of your favorite SPRING or EASTER-THEMED project you personally made (it does not have to be your own pattern and it can be hooked rugs, quilts, dolls, painted items, etc). I'll post it to my Facebook page, tally up all the "LIKES" or "COMMENTS" on each photo, and ANNOUNCE THE WINNER ON MARCH 25!  To see the current entries, just visit my "2013 Spring Contest" on my Facebook album page at www.facebook.com/americanpiedesigns.com. Enter and win some wool!


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That's it for today!  I'm sorry for this short post, but I promised I would get these images to you in time for your spring projects.  Later today, I'm beginning work in earnest on a new candle mat design that I will post pictures and tutorials of during progress.  In the meantime, Happy Stitchin'!  xoxo--Melanie

1 comment:

  1. Hi there! Nice stuff, do keep me posted when you post again something like this!
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