#CIJParty – Dazzling Blue – Pantone Fashion Color For Spring 2014

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Earlier today I shared my thoughts about trends with you.

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons! According to Pantone one of the top colors for Spring 2014 is Dazzling Blue.

Dazzling Blue is a scintillating polar opposite of Placid Blue.

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Earlier this year we featured Placid Blue items from the EtsyChristmasinJuly Team here on the CIJ blog.

Members of the EtsyChristmasinJuly Team have many Dazzling Blue items in their shops! Here are a few!

At the end of this post is a big reveal!

Amy from BeadsandThreadsbyAmy makes a gift every year for her students who work for her during one hour a day as her Teacher’s Aide. They help grade daily assignments, pass back papers, keep her organized, and that type of thing. This year, she created monogrammed purses for all of them. The young lady who received this one exclaimed, “You should sell these!” Amy held in the giggle, but absolutely loves these little pouch bags.

Dazzling Blue Women's Purse Monogrammed From BeadsandThreadsbyAmy

Dazzling Blue Women’s Purse Monogrammed From BeadsandThreadsbyAmy

Majorie from mscenna came upon these vintage chunky pearl beads and couldn’t quite decide what to make but had a necklace in mind. When Majorie found the blue vintage beads and all she could think of was “something borrowed and something blue”.  She put them together in hopes of finding a bride who wanted a vintage inspired necklace!

Dazzling Blue Necklace From mscenna

Dazzling Blue Necklace From mscenna

Kelly from ColourscapeStudios loves this quote… it suits Kelly perfectly as she has always been surrounded by a good set of friends who she is  blessed to have whether she 5 minutes or 5 days away from!

In Life, It's Not Where You travel, It's Who You Travel With - Inspirational Print From ColourscapeStudios

In Life, It’s Not Where You travel, It’s Who You Travel With – Inspirational Print From ColourscapeStudios

Elizabeth from ElizabethLovesGlass found a pair of dazzling blue buttons in a thrift store and fell in love with them. Elizabeth knew she had to add them to a project. Then she found blue roving wool that was a perfect match. The inspiration to make a felted collar was all in place. Elizabeth loves adding collars to simple outfits to add a bit of warmth and change the look. This collar is reversible, so it’s two looks in one.

Dazzling Blue Peter Pan Collar Scarflette From ElizabethLovesGlass

Dazzling Blue Peter Pan Collar Scarflette From ElizabethLovesGlass

Betty Travell from LadySnooks shares that this piece is one of the few remaining pieces of dichroic glass she has that her brother made. He hasn’t made any for some time due to health issues. Betty loves the center which looks almost like a window into the heart of the pendant. The blues are some of the most striking colors she has seen in glass.

Dazzling Blue Dichroic Glass Wire Wrapped Pendant From LadySnooks

Dazzling Blue Dichroic Glass Wire Wrapped Pendant From LadySnooks

Kazaa from TangerineToes  saw this little piece of the ’80s it was love at first sight – colourful, fun and oh so quirky.

Dazzling Blue Muppets Tea Towel  From TangerineToes

Dazzling Blue Muppets Tea Towel From TangerineToes

CartoCreative shares that Paris is one of the most interesting cities she has ever been to. Along with her boyfriend (the other half of CartoCreative) she went backpacking through Europe for several months after university and Paris was an amazing way to start and end to their trip. The beginning of their trip was a little rocky. When they arrived in Paris, her backpack did not, so all she had was the dress and heels she wore on the plane while they stayed at a hostel in one of the sketchiest neighborhoods in the city. Since she had to replace all of her things, they wound up exploring more native Parisian areas that they may not have seen otherwise. Ending the trip in the same city it started allowed them to do things they missed during the first week and was a perfect way to conclude their holiday. Their Paris map was a slightly later addition to their shop, but not for a lack of trying. Paris was one of the first maps they started working on, as it was one of the places they had spent the most time in, but Paris is enormous, so they had to put the map aside for a few months. After many, many requests, they finished this first version of the map and it became one of their most popular sellers, in no doubt due to the memories that city helps create.

Paris Map Print From CartoCreative

Paris Map Print From CartoCreative

Alicia from AliciasFindings bought this butterfly pendant from a fellow Etsian, because of her love of nature and butterflies. From there she searched for a blue bead to match and silver accent beads. Alicia feels this is a beautiful piece for anyone, who like her, loves butterflies.

Dazzling Blue Butterfly Pendant And Bracelet Set From AliciasFindings

Dazzling Blue Butterfly Pendant And Bracelet Set From AliciasFindings

Lisa from  InsomniacTreasures was enjoying the beautiful weather at the small town art walk she took part in recently. Lisa was stationed next to an artist who had recently been to Tahiti and was working on a bright tropical scenery painting. She decided to sit on the bench next to her booth and do a little creating of her own. This piece just came out – dazzling turquoise blue and a shell found at a local beach. Guess they were in sync.

Dazzling Blue Copper Wire Wrapped Necklace From InsomniacTreasures

Dazzling Blue Copper Wire Wrapped Necklace From InsomniacTreasures

Patricia and Rebecca from northandsouthshabby share that as always, when “on the hunt” for treasures, their hearts always beats a bit faster when they  spy something they know will compliment their shop’s items. So it was when they spied this beautiful “dazzling blue” delft mug. The color was perfect, and the whaling ship, representing an industry so intricately embedded in the history of southern New England where Patricia resides, made it a perfect find!

Dazzling Blue Delft Mug From northandsouthshabby

Dazzling Blue Delft Mug From northandsouthshabby

Linda from umeone  has a vintage mixing bowl that is a beautiful Dazzling Blue. There is nothing better to whip up a batch of pancakes to coleslaw, than a heavy glazed ceramic bowl, perfect for serving and easy clean up.

Dazzling Blue Vintage Ceramic Pottery Mixing Bowl From umeone

Dazzling Blue Vintage Ceramic Pottery Mixing Bowl From umeone

Linda from ThingsUpcycled tells us that her washer pendants happened by accident. Linda loves vibrant colors and when she first started doing washer jewelry she didn’t put embellishments on them. One day she happened to have some laying on the table where she was working and one dropped out of the bag and fell on a washer. It landed in the perfect spot and she looked at it and a light bulb went off in her head. So this is how her creations came to be. Linda loves working with ink and the colors they create. What can she say except she’s always looking for other inspirations that include ink.

Dazzling Blue Flower Washer Necklace From ThingsUpcycled

Dazzling Blue Flower Washer Necklace From ThingsUpcycled

Shelia from hollyhillwreaths loves birdhouses. When she saw this birdhouse, she thought she could incorporate it into a patriotic hand made wreath. Sheila likes bright colors for summer and she thought the bright blues and reds were ideal for an American patriotic wreath.

Dazzling Blue Wreath From hollyhillwreaths

Dazzling Blue Wreath From hollyhillwreaths

Ingrida from feltinga wants to let your feet feel cozy and…. dazzling.

Dazzling Blue Hand Knitted Womens Socks From feltinga

Dazzling Blue Hand Knitted Womens Socks From feltinga

Ingrida from  LivePastVintage shares this Turtle, a hero of popular Soviet movie and book “Buratino” (“Pinocchio”).

Dazzling BlueTurtle Soviet Kid Toy From LivePastVintage

Dazzling BlueTurtle Soviet Kid Toy From LivePastVintage

Evelyn and Lucy from  artsyEVE wants us to know that Dazzling Blue isn’t just for adults. This baby quilt features hand-embroidered hearts on the solid white, with accents of a fabric that is a swirled combination of dazzling blues. Whether the blues remind you of water or sky, it’s a beautiful baby quilt–handmade by Mom.

Dazzling Blue Infant Quilt From artsyEVE

Dazzling Blue Infant Quilt From artsyEVE

Boriana from GermanistikArt has this wall clock that is for all who love flowers and have green thumbs. It was her first quilling clock. Blue is Boriana’s  favorite colour because it symbolizes freedom.

Dazzling Blue Quilled Flower Clock From GermanistikArt

Dazzling Blue Quilled Flower Clock From GermanistikArt

Jude from JudesTinyArt created this Dazzling Blue dolphin refrigerator magnet. Jude wanted a beach theme on her dolphin. She used the seagull for the eye of the dolphin. By the tail is a little island with palm trees. This little dolphin has a strong magnet to hold your important papers or display your children’s artwork with.

Dazzling Blue Dolphin Magnet From JudesTinyArt

Dazzling Blue Dolphin Magnet From JudesTinyArt

Wendy CN from CardNotions offers this 3D Butterfly card that depicts the red-spotted purple butterfly. The beautiful iridescent, dazzling blue color was imprinted in my mind many years ago when she saw one alight on one of their backpacks. Amazingly, the underside of the wings is a very different contrasting color, but just as beautiful, making this the perfect butterfly to apply her double sided printing and pop-up technique. There is also an original poem that was written specifically for this card, for Mothers Day: “Thank you for wonder, color, and light; For new beginnings and gentle touches; For wings that ride the morning air, and send my thoughts alight.”

3D Blue Butterfly pop-up Card From CardNotions

3D Blue Butterfly pop-up Card From CardNotions

Wendy Tyler from Windychimes made these beautiful earrings when a customer requested a pair of Blue Zircon post earrings, they sparkle in the sun and are a Dazzling Blue!

Dazzling Blue 14K Stud Earrings From Windychimes

Dazzling Blue 14K Stud Earrings From Windychimes

Sarah from LittleStickCreations made this scarf because she lives near the sea, and wanted to dye some yarn that was the same colour as the sea on a sunny day. The pattern was knitted to replicate the way that waves move towards the shore.

Dazzling Blue Scarf From LittleStickCreations

Dazzling Blue Scarf From LittleStickCreations

CarriageOnCherry shares that the saying on this box makes her smile. It describes a love that is almost endless, a love that goes beyond a day or a week. Perhaps the love between a mother and her child, a spouse or perhaps really good friends. The sayings we paint on our upcycled boxes, signs and trays come from our heart or an inspiration in our lives. This box is dedicated to their son. Hope this little box makes others smile as it does here in their  corner of the world at The Carriage House on Cherry!

Love You To The Moon And Back Box From CarriageOnCherry

Love You To The Moon And Back Box From CarriageOnCherry

Faith from QuinnsBin loves to create soft and cuddly blankets for little ones and their moms. Faith makes them on the large side to be versatile.

Dazzling Blue Large Receiving Blanket From QuinnsBin

Dazzling Blue Large Receiving Blanket From QuinnsBin

Susan from SUSIESSSUITCASE says that her favorite part of the process of making her tutus is coming up with pretty combinations of colors. They don’t usually like to do all one color. They want the little girl wearing it to be fun and colorful, the brighter, the better.

Dazzling Blue Tutu And Wand From SUSIESSUITCASE

Dazzling Blue Tutu And Wand From SUSIESSUITCASE

Jenni from DayDreamsSunshine created this gorgeous bag made from fabric reclaimed from a charity shop and the print reminds her of gorgeous sunny days wandering by the beach, discovering little markets and stopping for tea and cake. Jenni was inspired to make this bag big enough to carry all those essentials for a summers day!

Dazzling Blue Floral Tote Bag From DayDreamsSunshine

Dazzling Blue Floral Tote Bag From DayDreamsSunshine

Ken and Donna from WowWeeCreations share that this dazzling blue arrowhead pendant was knapped by Ken. Ken enjoys looking at old bottles to see what he can make from them. Glass is quite a challenge to make into an arrowhead. He always liked looking for arrowheads when he was a kid, so the arrowhead pendant was a fun and interesting piece to make. They think it turned out rather lovely and they hope you think so too!

Small Dazzling Blue Arrowhead Necklace From WowWeeCreations

Small Dazzling Blue Arrowhead Necklace From WowWeeCreations

Muttix asks the question what do you get when you make a hair accessory inspired by wildlife in the state of Texas? A BIG dazzling blue butterfly hair tie, of course! Everything IS bigger in Texas! She has been on a roll lately making butterfly hair ties for her shop. This dazzling blue addition is the latest in the line. The deep, navy blue center reminds her of a deep diving pool where hot summer days are passed hanging out and trying to cool off. The dazzling blue outer edge of the wings is the color of a clear blue Texas sky. All in all, something that captures the essence of the warmer months here in the heart of Texas!

Dazzling Blue Butterfly Hair Tie From muttix

Dazzling Blue Butterfly Hair Tie From muttix

Jeanne from TheSandlapperShop feels that vintage items are so unique and this item has become a piece of collectible costume jewelry. Made by Coro, this item of vintage jewelry in her shop is from her family so she knows it’s truly vintage. Jeanne can remember my mother wearing it. She loves this shade of blue!

Dazzling Blue Moonstone Coro Brooch And Earrings From TheSandlapperShop

Dazzling Blue Moonstone Coro Brooch And Earrings From TheSandlapperShop

Mary from HodgePodgeBowtique loves the Dazzling Blue in these patriotic embellished military style dog tag necklaces.

Dazzling Blue Bling Embellished Necklace From HodgePodgeBowtique

Dazzling Blue Bling Embellished Necklace From HodgePodgeBowtique

Lilia from LiliaLy loves very much the nature and especially the details. This pendant is a close up view of a butterfly wing which is lovely to her and Dazzling Blue.

Dazzling Blue butterfly Wing Pendant Necklace From LiliaLy

Dazzling Blue butterfly Wing Pendant Necklace From LiliaLy

Wendy from WoodNotions loves colorful art glass, so for this wood-cut and stained glass piece, she started with the beautiful glass and designed the woodcut around it. The dazzling blue as well as other shades of blue makes the Sea Otter look so much at home, partially submerged in the sea of blue glass.

Dazzling Blue Sea Otter woodcut And Stained Glass Decoration From WoodNotions

Dazzling Blue Sea Otter woodcut And Stained Glass Decoration From WoodNotions

DeserDabbler tells us that these dazzling blue earrings are made from sodalite, a natural stone, and Czech glass. Her jewelry is inspired by nature and usually is made of only natural stones. However, these earrings combine the best of both natural stones and dazzling blue glass.

Dazzling Blue Wire Wrapped Dangle Earrings From DesertDabbler

Dazzling Blue Wire Wrapped Dangle Earrings From DesertDabbler

The Pantone fashion colors for fall 2014 have been revealed!

FCR_FALL2014_Home_Banner_ImgPlease watch the CIJ forums for opportunities to share your fall 2014 fashion colors!

Thank you for joining me to enjoy Dazzling Blue items this afternoon. Please be sure to check out the on the main party post for the schedule of events.

 

Homes And Gardens – All Things

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Homes and gardens. Just say the words and all things homes and gardens come to mind. Inspiring home and garden items from members of the Etsy ChristmasInJuly Team and their stories fill my mind with ideas! Please enjoy!

Kelly from ColourscapeStudios shares that she’s just gotten back into gardening recently. It’s her escape from the daily mummy routine! She has started growing herbs and a few pot plants, hoping to expand out soon to more flowers and eventually a veggie garden as well!

Rosemary Fine Art PhotographyFrom ColourscapeStudios

Rosemary Fine Art PhotographyFrom ColourscapeStudios

Jennifer from CaffeinatedPapercuts loves butterflies (or flutter-bys as she always called them) and looks forward to their return to her garden every year. So when she found this fun butterfly paper, it immediately made her think of my seasonal visitors in all their glorious colors perched atop her flowers. And hey, this means she can see butterflies year round!

Multicolored Butterflies Handmade Tile Coasters From CaffeinatedPapercuts

Multicolored Butterflies Handmade Tile Coasters From CaffeinatedPapercuts

Veronica from AVAArtsSupplies loves these red flower acrylic rhinestones because she doesn’t have a green thumb for flowers! She has tried and tried and yet her flowers always die. She can keep a garden full of veggies growing, but those flowers… she may as well plant plastic flowers. At least those would last a little!

Red Flower Acrylic Rhinestones  From AVAArtsSupplies

Red Flower Acrylic Rhinestones From AVAArtsSupplies

Amy from BeadsandThreadsbyAmy wonders what says garden more than a lovely little lady bug? She used to love capturing them at her grandmother’s house. She would give her an old Tupperware container with grass in it and holes cut out of the lid. Amy would proceed to fill it up with ladybugs and carry it around all day. The next day, they all miraculously escaped, and her grandmother would send her on her way again. Pretty sure her motivation was a) extra lady bugs in her garden from everyone else’s yard and b) to keep Amy busy! When Amy found this pattern, she thought of her. One of these towels hangs in her kitchen every spring, and it makes her smile!

Red And Black Ladybug Embroidered Hanging Kitchen Towel Potoholder Combo From BeadsandThreadsbyAmy

Red And Black Ladybug Embroidered Hanging Kitchen Towel Potoholder Combo From BeadsandThreadsbyAmy

Candy from WickedlyCreative loves vintage items and fell in love with this bee gardener pattern! She loved embroidering the flowers and think it would be a perfect gift for a mother or grandmother who loves gardening.

Bee And Flowers Hand Embroidered Pillow Decor From WickedlyCreative

Bee And Flowers Hand Embroidered Pillow Decor From WickedlyCreative

Jeanne from CedarwoodsCreations observes there are all types of bugs and bees around a garden. Dragonflies have always fascinated her. They intrigue and scare her at the same time. Jeanne doesn’t think they sting but whenever one gets close to her she flinches and get spooked. They are very cool to look at though!

Dragonfly Rock Cairn From CedarwoodCreations

Dragonfly Rock Cairn From CedarwoodCreations

Sherri from ButterflyFeetDigital loves sunflowers and lady bugs! This was a fun clip art set to make, and she has used it for making greeting cards for late summer/early fall.

PDF Clip Art Sunflowers With Lady Bugs Printable Digital Papers From ButterflyFeetDigital

PDF Clip Art Sunflowers With Lady Bugs Printable Digital Papers From ButterflyFeetDigital

Majorie from mscennaa acquired this little vintage flower shaped jewelry embellishment and has been saving it for a creation this spring. Looking at flowers outside and thinking about picking flowers inspired her to make it into a ring!

Red Flower Ring From mscenna

Red Flower Ring From mscenna

Elizabeth from ElizabethLovesGlass is a store that is partly vintage, partly handmade. This item is is a vintage treasure and is perfect for the gardener whose flowers are blooming. When it’s time to start arranging flowers and creating beautiful indoor arrangements, a flower frog will help keep those stems in place!

Pale Blue Flower Frog   From ElizabethLovesGlass

Pale Blue Flower Frog From ElizabethLovesGlass

Laura from VintagePlusCrafts finds joy growing these in her flower garden and what to spread them all over the world!

Hollyhock Seeds From VintagePlusCrafts

Hollyhock Seeds From VintagePlusCrafts

Karen from APaperPardise believes that cannot be a girl in the world who hasn’t at some stage in her early life, proudly presented her mother with a bunch of daisies picked from the lawn – how fitting then to announce her birth with a daisy cupcake.

10 Pink Daisy Cupcake Baby Announcements, Shower or Birthday Party Invitations with Custom Wording From APaperParadise

10 Pink Daisy Cupcake Baby Announcements, Shower or Birthday Party Invitations with Custom Wording From APaperParadise

Kazaa from TangerineToes feels this beautiful Sanderson fabric is already inspired and she fell in love with it instantly. Kazaa created this sweet little accent pillow showing off pink roses and lilac growing and glowing happily together!

Cushion Cover Throw Pillow Soft Pink And Green Floral Roses Lilac Shabby Chic English Garden Pillow Cover From TangerineToes

Cushion Cover Throw Pillow Soft Pink And Green Floral Roses Lilac Shabby Chic English Garden Pillow Cover From TangerineToes

Sarah from TheFeltCollector feels this felt fabric is definitely garden inspired. She likes the colors of the pretty flowers. What would you create? She is thinking an owl would be super cute.

Garden Floral Felt MaterialFrom TheFeltCollector

Garden Floral Felt MaterialFrom TheFeltCollector

Watler from WalterSilva is fascinated by the way roses are grown and loves gardening!

Rose Bouquet Pill Box From WalterSilva

Rose Bouquet Pill Box From WalterSilva

Sarah from BellaBoutiqe23 designed this card originally for her Mom to give to her 3 girlfriends from high school. They have been friends for over 50 years! Sarah loved the saying for them “Plant a Seed of Friendship, Reap a Bouquet of Happiness”! The paper line is from Graphic 45 secret garden line and she loves the flowers. Sarah designed each card to be a different flower to represent her Mom and her three girlfriends, each beautiful and each unique.

Tealight Candle Friendship Card From BellaBoutique23

Tealight Candle Friendship Card From BellaBoutique23

DickensKnits added a special touch to this rather plain sun top by embroidering a flower on it!

Flower Baby Sun Top, From DickensKnits

Flower Baby Sun Top, From DickensKnits

Freesia – Pantone Fashion Color For Spring 2014

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons! According to Pantone one of the top colors for Spring 2014 is Freesia.

Freesia is a blazing yellow that is sure to illuminate this season.

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Members of the EtsyChristmasinJuly Team have many Freesia items in their shops! Here are a few!

Amy from BeadsandThreadsbyAmy made these as party favors for her niece’s spa-day sleepover party. They were a big hit with all the girls so she decided to list them. They have been a popular item, mostly for use in spa packages and the like. It’s an adorable little pattern, and the microfiber towel is perfect for facials and manicures.

Extra Large Spa Girls Washcloth Towel From BeadsandThreadsbyAmy

Extra Large Spa Girls Washcloth Towel From BeadsandThreadsbyAmy

Majorie from mscenna created these funny dice earrings that are a mix of vintage, re-purposed beads that she acquired from a friend. Roll into spring!

Freesia Dice Earrings From mscenna

Freesia Dice Earrings From mscenna

Camille and Susan Thorton from upCdooZ wonder what little girl would not want to look sassy with her tweety bird dress and matching shorties? They feel that the coordinating colors make the ‘freesia’ really pop. Girls of all ages should have fun clothing with maybe a little attitude.

Girls 4/5/6 Upcycled Tweety T-shirt Panel Dress With Triple Ruffles And Matching Shorties From upCdooZ

Girls 4/5/6 Upcycled Tweety T-shirt Panel Dress With Triple Ruffles And Matching Shorties From upCdooZ

Karen from APaperParadise shares that her business began with her making cards for friends and family. As her business grows she feels the need to go ‘above and beyond’ the cards in her shop when designing for her family. She made this for her daughter who urged her to list it immediately. Now all Karen has to worry about is how to beat this for her graduation!

3D Birthday Card With BalloonsFrom APaperParadise

3D Birthday Card With BalloonsFrom APaperParadise

Ramona from UrdHandicrafts was thinking about making a nice spring piece, so freesia was a natural choice when it comes to color. Spring jewelry should look fresh and vibrant, just like this ring.

Sterling Silver Stacking Ring From UrdHandicrafts

Sterling Silver Stacking Ring From UrdHandicrafts

Barbara from AuntBsAttic shares that seldom does a detailed story of inspiration get included in her listing descriptions, but like her Cherokee listings, Secret Garden haunted the Attic until she was willing to share it’s story. Barbara lives in a very rural area, nestled in the rolling foothills and surrounded by endless acres of pastures and woods surrounded by mountains. Bordering, dissecting, or appearing as islands in the middle of pastures are wooded areas, generally left because they are protecting small cemeteries from long ago. Some have broken, decaying split rail fences, while others have rusted wrought iron. Secret Garden pays tribute to these reverent places protected by the fences and sheltered by the woods, which are havens for their natural vegetation and breeding grounds for their wildlife. The white ruffled fabric holds the skeleton keys. If you sit quietly, those keys unlock the recorded history of our land, as well as open your mind to untold stories of days long past. They also unlatch the windows to the future as you catch a glimpse of the well being of our natural wildlife. What better depiction of past, present and future living together – paloma, and all the shades of gray to black in wrought iron scrolls representing the past – and freesia – in the butterflies and wildflowers climbing the fences, representing the present and future.

Freesia Crossbody Bag From AuntBsAttic

Freesia Crossbody Bag From AuntBsAttic

 

Weddings – All Things

Weddings. Just say the word and all things wedding come to mind. Inspiring wedding items from members of the EtsyChristmasInJuly Team and their stories fill my mind with ideas! Please enjoy!

SticksNStonesGifts says that her hand knit pouches make a cute goodie bag for a wedding. They are fun, colorful and a unique way for adding a little extra surprise for guests to take home.

Gift Bag From SticksNStonesGifts

Gift Bag From SticksNStonesGifts

Kelly and Adam from ColourscapeStudios share that this print has been ordered as a custom large size several times over now to be used as an alternative to the traditional wedding book. They do it on poster size paper, guests sign it, then the newlyweds frame it and hang it on their wall a very unique wedding gift to themselves. Kelly and Adam can also add the date and other details because it is all hand drawn.

Personalised Couples Hand Drawn Typography Print From ColourscapeStudios

Personalised Couples Hand Drawn Typography Print From ColourscapeStudios

Mindy Hogue from TheVineDesigns says that she started creating camo and deer antler chandeliers and centerpieces when camo weddings became popular. Her husband, dad and son are hunters so she counts on them to keep her supplied in antlers. Mindy plans on creating many kinds of outdoor rustic wedding chandeliers.

Wedding Chandelier Custom Made Rustic  From TheVineDesigns

Wedding Chandelier Custom Made Rustic From TheVineDesigns

Betty Travell from LadySnooks has created these barefoot sandals since beach weddings are so popular. She made these sandals with Keishi freshwater pearls and genuine garnets in-between and crystals. Weddings have become so colorful now so a splash of red is completely appropriate.

Genuine Garnet and Keishi Pearls Wedding Barefood Sandals From LadySnooks

Genuine Garnet And Keishi Pearls Wedding Barefood Sandals From LadySnooks

Jennifer Loftfield from CaffeinatedPapercuts starts out by saying ”Yay weddings”! That is how she got started in paper cutting. She dove right in and made her own wedding invitations 6 years ago. She couldn’t find invitations that expressed their uniqueness. Everything she saw was mass produced and boring. Jennifer is anything but boring. Wishing to save others from the mediocrity of the mass produced market she now offers original designs in her shop, some as DIY printables and some as finished products. All are customizable to your colors and wording taste and all are stunnning, if she does say so herself. Their most popular invitation suite is the pocketfold invitation and their most popular printable is the hydrangea suite.

Hydrangea Printable Wedding Invitation From CaffeinatedPapercuts

Hydrangea Printable Wedding Invitation From CaffeinatedPapercuts

Apryl Hostetler from MaddieBsCreations daughter was married in the summer of 2012. She wanted a peacock theme for the wedding and reception. Apryl created a ring pillow and garter similar to the one in her shop. She even made the flower girl a pair of peacock feather sandals. She also made a button & feather bouquet that she had seen on a website. They carried the theme through to the reception with peacock feather centerpieces. It all came together nicely and the rich colors looked great.

Ring Bearer Pillow From MaddieBsCreations

Ring Bearer Pillow From MaddieBsCreations

Kathy Dulje from GrammysGoodies sells vintage items. A customer wrote her last spring looking to use vintage melmac sets at her daughter’s wedding dinner. She actually was looking to purchase enough sets of vintage melmac to feed over 500 people. She ended up purchasing 2 sets from me which thrilled her. Vintage melmac can be used for much more than everyday dining! 

Vintage Melmac Dinnerware Set From GrammysGoodys

Vintage Melmac Dinnerware Set From GrammysGoodys

Veronica and Andy Fritsch from AVAArtsSupplies bought these for her sister’s wedding. She did a vintage rustic style wedding. In mason jars she put hot coco mix, glued old lace (bought at Goodwill) and then a button. She ended up using a ton of different buttons. They were all unique which was neat for the guests. They got something useful and it didn’t cost a fortune. Veronica also made the flower girl basket out of burlap using the heart buttons and letter beads to sew “To ( wrote “to” on the heart) Heather” “Love (heart) Krissy”. Her cousin loved it.

Heart buttons From AVAArtsSupplies

Heart Buttons From AVAArtsSupplies

Kate from GilbertandStone originally designed these hearts to be Christmas decorations, but looking at the white one it dawned on her that they would be perfect for weddings- added to a table centrepiece or swag, or used with flowers to decorate chair backs. Kate also is able to make them in a range of colours to tie in with the wedding scheme.

Ceramic Scroll Heart From GilbertandStone

Ceramic Scroll Heart From GilbertandStone

Ann from ShellCottageCard had ordered the hugs and kisses stamp a few months ago intending to make tags or something with it. Then a friend gave her the swirl stamp for Christmas. Recently she was cutting out hearts for Valentine’s Day and everything sort of came together. Ann likes to offer the same design several ways so that if someone likes a certain phrase but not necessarily on a pillow box, they have a choice.

Hugs And Kisses Heart Shaped Wedding Stickers From ShellCottageCard

Hugs And Kisses Heart Shaped Wedding Stickers From ShellCottageCard

When David and Patricia from dellcovespices got married, they wanted to pull in some family traditions into the dinner they hosted after. (It was a second wedding, so they wanted something more intimate with family than a big reception.) Anyhoo, one of Patricia’s favorites was when her great-grandmother would add a sugar cube into everyone’s champagne flutes before a toast. So they made small, heart-shaped sugar cubes – passed them around to friends and family before the toast, dropped them into the wine glasses and toasted life, love and adventure. The extras went into tea and coffee after the meal was over. They were such a hit, they started making them for friends and family – and then realized that everyone was telling us the same thing: You should sell these. So…they are! 

Heart Shaped Sugar Cubes From dellcovespices

Heart Shaped Sugar Cubes From dellcovespices

When Amy Spock from BeadsandThreadsbyAmy and her husband got married (almost 15 years ago-how time flies), the most important gifts they received were handmade by our friends and family. She still has the pillowcases her mother embroidered with their new family name. She love those and cherish them, especially since her mother has passed away. In honor of those embroidered pillowcases, Amy created her own Mr. and Mrs. Pillowcases for her shop. While these can be personalized any way a customer wishes, may they also serve as a DIY inspiration. Pillowcases can be embellished with fabric, ribbon, or lace (or hand embroidered) with simple stitches-either on a machine or by hand. Paired with a sheet set, they are sure to be a gift to remember.

Personalized Pillowcases Wedding Mr. and Mrs. From BeadsandThreadsbyAmy

Personalized Pillowcases Wedding Mr. and Mrs. From BeadsandThreadsbyAmy

Chari from CICinspireme has seen so many ‘My Greatest Blessings call me mom, gma’ etc. but what about each other? Isn’t that how we got our beautiful angels or will be blessed with them? A daily reminder on our key ring to smile and be grateful for our blessed spouses! Chari is grateful that God blessed her!

His and Hers My Greatest Blessing Hand stamped Keychain Set From CICinspireme

His And Hers My Greatest Blessing Hand stamped Keychain Set From CICinspireme

 Corkycrafts made this kissing ball for her best friends wedding that was held at a winery in Texas. Once she made it along with wreathes the requests started coming. The wreathes were made for the entrance with tuille and the bridesmaids carried the balls as their bouquets. Once people saw them they wanted one for their wine tastings, Valentine themed weddings and we’ve added them to local pickup and to the shop, the heart shaped wreathes continue to be a favorite for Valentines Day too.

Vineyard Wedding Wine Cork Kissing Ball From Corkycrafts

Vineyard Wedding Wine Cork Kissing Ball From Corkycrafts

Ceara from ElanPoise created this necklace that makes an excellent bridesmaid gift. It says “FAITH” on it which is meaningful in itself. The necklace has a small amethyst cross attached to it is well to give is a little extra sparkle and impact in meaning.

Faith Handstamped Silver Necklace From ElanPoise

Faith Handstamped Silver Necklace From ElanPoise

Brittany from BrittanysBest had numerous requests from brides-to-be for napkin rings in a solid color. Since her beaded napkin rings contain multiple colors, she is now making ribbon wrapped rings in solid colors. They are less expensive than the beaded rings as well. For smaller wedding budgets, napkin rings can be placed on just the wedding party table or sweetheart table instead of on each place setting. 

Copper Napkin Rings From BrittanysBest

Copper Napkin Rings From BrittanysBest

Carolyn Eady from SproutPressDesigns shares that as a bookbinder, she is always asked if she make guest books. It began when her friends started getting married, with custom orders to match bridesmaid dresses and centre pieces. Now, Carolyn make a few options to suit current trends in weddings; natural themes, woodland themes and of course always welcome custom orders. The books are also great for weddings because the binding allows the spine to be wider than the thickness of the pages. That means the last few pages (which are usually still blank by the end of the night) can be used to hold a handful of the most memorable moments of the night, or special notes and photos from guests. 

Linen & Abaca Hand Bound Book From SproutsPressDesigns

Linen & Abaca Hand Bound Book From SproutsPressDesigns

E. Lee from NotJustCraftSupplies has perfect accents for your wedding pearls and swans. The pearls are white 6mm and available by the yard. Perfect to adding in water vases, floral arrangements and favors.

Pearls By The Yard From NotJustCraftSupplies

Pearls By The Yard From NotJustCraftSupplies

Michelle Donoho from SouthernJamsandJelly is a true southern woman who takes delight in keeping traditions alive. She has had a love for cooking since the age of nine when she had my first dinner party (with grown up guests.)  Michelle remembers her mother canning in the hot summer days while they were growing up. With memories of such great food and recipes shared for generations she decided as a southern woman she should “can” something. Her first project was fresh strawberry jam with just picked berries from a local farmer. When her neighbor got married two years ago she asked her to make my Spiced Peach Butter for the family brunch following the wedding. Of course, she did and the rest is jam history! Some of her family still call her by my childhood name and since canning is a precious memory of my childhood, Miss Shelley’s Southern Jams & Jellies is a labor of love and she is honored to share such a small part on such a joyous occasion! 

Can I get an Amen…

With Love as Sweet as Tea,

Michelle ” Miss Shelley” Donoho

Peach Lavender Jam Wedding/Party Favors From SouthernJamsandJelly

Peach Lavender Jam Wedding/Party Favors From SouthernJamsandJelly

Cindyanne from MoreFriendsAndCo shares a great favor and/or thank you tag for bridal showers. They can be used as decorations and cut in any size and color combination.

Bridal Corset Tag  From MoreFriendsAndCo

Bridal Corset Tag From MoreFriendsAndCo

2012BellaVida made these glass pearl earrings for brides and bridesmaids. She wanted an elegant but affordable option for brides. The extra large circle hoop earwire gives it even more elegance. The wedding earrings can be ordered as one or multiples for the wedding or for gifts. While they have a copper wire for interest, they can be ordered in silver plated wire if desired.

Bridal Earrings  From 2012BellaVida

Bridal Earrings From 2012BellaVida

Tola Laseinde from AnkaraLampshades has African Print fabric lavender bags / pouches that are perfect as wedding favors. She always think of different ways she can introduce my African print / Ankara fabrics and. It’s a continuous learning process. They are colourful and unique with wonderful patterns. Tola is sure wedding guests will love seeing these on their reception tables and also take them home with them. She can easily tailor the fabrics she uses to go with the trheme / colours of a wedding. They are also kinda of an everlasting gift as they are open ended / refillable. You can easily add in drops of your favourite essential oil (and it doesn’t have to be lavender!)

Scented Lavender Sachet From AnkaraLampshades

Scented Lavender Sachet From AnkaraLampshades

Heike Birkmann from KarlasWoodDreams created this wedding decoration to make a couple happy on their special day. The decoration is unique and she made it with a touch of nature. Heike placed the little doves in it for happiness and since it is a special day she added the crystal beads for sparkle. White is the pure color and it fits to everything, have fun and enjoy. 

Wedding Decoration From KarlasWoodDreams

Wedding Decoration From KarlasWoodDreams

Eleni from LenasCakes celebrates the Pantone 2014 color of the year ‘Radiant Orchid’ with these edible flower favors for the brides-to-be. The fun part was that she started doing some pink and ivory roses for an order sh had. It was a quiet, a bit lazy Sunday morning. After playing a little bit with her colors – a creative mind can not rest, right?- she ended up not only with these but with another 11 (wow)  other color combos. Her work space looked like a rainbow!

Radiant Orchid Edible Sugar Fondant Flower Roses From LenasCakes

Radiant Orchid Edible Sugar Fondant Flower Roses From LenasCakes

Cayenne – Pantone Fashion Color For Spring 2014

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons! According to Pantone one of the top colors for Spring 2014 is Cayenne.

Cayenne, a high pitched red, adds a dash of spicy heat to neutrals, and heightens the excitement when mixed with the other Spring 2014 colors.

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Members of the EtsyChristmasinJuly Team have many Cayenne items in their shops! Here are a few!

CartoCreative has always loved Cayenne. She has always found it bold and exciting, much like Amsterdam, which is why she decided to use this hot and spicy color!

Amsterdam Map Art Poster Print By CartoCreative

Amsterdam Map Art Poster Print By CartoCreative

Kazaa from TangerineToes feels this fire truck bib fits into the Cayenne trend.

Boy Doll Bib By TangerineToes

Boy Doll Bib By TangerineToes

DesertDabbler earrings were inspired by nature exactly like the color Cayenne. There are many coyotes in southwest America where she lives and she loves to listen to them yip and howl at night – it sounds like they are having a party. Coyotes are a great symbol of the southwest which is why she uses them as her mascot. She found these red jasper coyotes at a rock show in Arizona. She added Swarovski crystals for a little bling and fun to the earrings.

Coyote Earrings  By DesertDabbler

Coyote Earrings By DesertDabbler

Alicia from AliciasFindings shares that her mom made this Cayenne pendant in a class she took. Alicia decided to add a black cord necklace to complete the look.

Cayenne Red Dichroic Glass Pendant By AliciasFindings

Cayenne Red Dichroic Glass Pendant By AliciasFindings

Barbara from AuntBsAttic being married to a Romanian learned everything she needed to know about growing and cooking with Cayenne along with every other Hot pepper variety known to man! It was perfect training for later cooking for a son whose education, heart, feet and taste buds are firmly rooted in Asia and a large Mexican/Latino client base in northern Georgia. She loves the excitement and ‘sassiness’ of the color. She loves pairing it with neutrals for that special pop of color all year round.

 

Cayenne Red String Scarf By AuntBsAttic

Cayenne Red String Scarf By AuntBsAttic

Shannon from MullaneInk created this small mirror frame so that it will fit in so many spaces – she loves the pop of color Cayenne brings to it. A real statement piece for a small space!

Cayenne Framed Mirror By MullaneInk

Cayenne Framed Mirror By MullaneInk

Amy from BeadsandThreadsbyAmy created this apron for a local Chili and Frijole festival. She loved the colors and theme so much she placed it in her Etsy shop.

Black Chef Apron Embroidered Chili Peppers Personalized Custom By BeadsandThreadsbyAmy

Black Chef Apron Embroidered Chili Peppers Personalized Custom By BeadsandThreadsbyAmy

Veronica and Andy from AVAArtsSupplies wonders what could be better than Cayenne peppers in Cayenne? They got these as a joke. When they were first married she made curtains that had chili peppers on them. She never really liked them, but was too busy to make new ones. Her mom saw them and thought they were adorable and then started purchasing ANYTHING that she could find with Cayenne peppers – salt and pepper shakers, pot holders, magnets, plates, picture frames – so every holiday she received more Cayenne peppers to match the curtains she hated!

25 Chili Pepper Charms Cayenne Pepper Lampwork Glass By AVAArtsSupplies

25 Chili Pepper Charms Cayenne Pepper Lampwork Glass By AVAArtsSupplies

Linda from umeone created this bulletin board before she realized Cayenne was hot!

Organizer Message Bulletin Board By umeone

Organizer Message Bulletin Board By umeone

Lisa from InsomniacTreasures has been collecting random glass beads and decided to make a series of bracelets with focused color groupings. This vibrant combo of Cayenne red and bright blue focal beads provide a great pop of color to heat up a cold and dreary day.

Cayenne Red and Blue Bracelet By InsomniacTreasures

Cayenne Red and Blue Bracelet By InsomniacTreasures

B.K. Scriblz from ScriblzDesignStudio shares that winter and Christmas are two of her favorites. Her little snowman came about one day last winter. She lives in Seattle and they do not get snow very often so when they do it is a very big deal and everyone loves it! They had a beautiful snow the night below – the kind with big, soft, fluffy flakes. She looked out the window the next morning and saw the neighbor children playing in the snow, building a snowman. They were shrieking with laughter, their cheeks were rosy from the cold. One of the children had the most beautiful Cayenne red plaid scarf on. It was while watching them in their child-like state of pure joy that the inspiration for her little stacked snowman came to her. She made him that day, and listed him on Etsy where he is now one of her best sellers!

Primitive Snowman Stacking Wood Blocks By ScriblzDesignStudio

Primitive Snowman Stacking Wood Blocks By ScriblzDesignStudio

Paloma – Pantone Fashion Color For Spring 2014

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons! According to Pantone one of the top colors for Spring 2014 is Paloma.

Paloma serves as a quintessential neutral, interesting enough to be worn alone or combined with any color for sophisticated poise.

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Members of the EtsyChristmasinJuly Team have many Paloma items in their shops! Here are a few!

SticksNStonesGifts says that Paloma reminds her of a soft dove. She loves knitting soft natural colored scarves – perfect for winter or spring.

Paloma Chunky Hand Knitted Scarf From SticksNStonesGifts

Paloma Chunky Hand Knitted Scarf From SticksNStonesGifts

CartoCreative created this map of Drake’s Island at the request of a customer. What a great vacation spot! They chose to show the map in Paloma to give tribute to the enormous rock jetty at the entrance of Wells Harbor.

Drakes Island Map Art From CartoCreative

Drakes Island Map Art From CartoCreative

Kazaa from TangerineToes has a trio of soft to touch wash cloths in her shop that include white, black and a mid grey which she believes to be the perfect, warm Paloma. The colors are inspired by a contemporary, monochromatic scheme.

Knitted Wash Cloth Set From TangerineToes

Knitted Wash Cloth Set From TangerineToes

ForsythiaHill has a lovely soft Paloma suede dress in her shop. It is inspiring because it is so unique and the fabric is a solid neutral color that would be fantastic with a colorful scarf. A vintage find from Ellen Kate’s closet by Forsythia Hill Vintage.

Paloma Suede Dress From ForsythiaHill

Paloma Suede Dress From ForsythiaHill

Sandra from SandraOvono has always loved finding heart shaped rocks and other beach combing treasures. Each of her watercolor paintings allow her to share her passion for the beauty of these natural creations. Her hope is that you enjoy the simple beauty within each piece as much as she has enjoyed painting them.

Heart Stone - Original Watercolor ACEO Painting  From SandraOvono

Heart Stone – Original Watercolor ACEO Painting From SandraOvono

Lisa from InsomniacTreasures loves Paloma because of it’s great balance. She balances this Paloma necklace with gold which gives it a modern, classic feel.

Long Paloma Necklace From InsomniacTreasures

Long Paloma Necklace From InsomniacTreasures

Patricia from RitzyandGlitzy was inspired by a friends necklace and her mother in laws love of marcasite to create this fantastic chunky statement necklace.

Paloma Statement Necklace From RitzyandGlitzy

Paloma Statement Necklace From RitzyandGlitzy

Adam and Kelly from ColourscapeStudios are so excited about the Pantone colors this season-they love them all. They love that Paloma is a gorgeous neutral that can go with so many other colours in a home. They think that this photograph would go beautifully well on a Radiant Orchid wall!

Black And White Rose Photography From ColourscapeStudios

Black And White Rose Photography From ColourscapeStudios

Tracy from LittleShopofColor has this lovely set of papers with wonderful neutrals including Paloma. She made these papers as a request from a customer and just loves them.  They somehow have a quilted look that was not planned, but just happened.

Painted Diamonds Neutrals 8 x 10 Digital Paper Pack From LittleShopofColor

Painted Diamonds Neutrals 8 x 10 Digital Paper Pack From LittleShopofColor

Placid Blue – Pantone Fashion Color For Spring 2014

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons! According to Pantone one of the top colors for Spring 2014 is Placid Blue.

Placid Blue is like a picture perfect, tranquil and reassuring sky, induces a sense of peaceful calmness.

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Members of the EtsyChristmasinJuly Team have many Placid Blue items in their shops! Here are a few!

Alicia from AliciasFindings loves flowers and feels better when around them.

Pendant And Bracelet Set From AliciasFindings

Pendant And Bracelet Set From AliciasFindings

2012BellaVida has this relaxation pillow where you can rest under starry Placid Blue.

Relaxation Eye Pillow From 2012BellaVida

Relaxation Eye Pillow From 2012BellaVida

SticksNStonesGifts says that Placid Blue reminds her of the pretty blue colors of the sky with a little wisp of clouds.

Placid Blue Chunky Scarf From SticksNStonesGifts

Placid Blue Chunky Scarf From SticksNStonesGifts

Patricia and Rebecca from northandsouthshabby were inspired by the view overlooking Key West Bright. It was crafted to mirror the hues of the beautiful Placid Blue sky meeting the sparkling water. A view, incidentally, one never gets tired of!

Vintage Jewelry Mosaic Wall Decor Placid Blue Heart From northandsouthshabby

Vintage Jewelry Mosaic Wall Decor Placid Blue Heart From northandsouthshabby

CartoCreative made this map of Pittsburgh after visiting there this year. It was such an interesting place they wanted something physical to remind them of their trip. They chose this color because they thought it represented the city well. They are both cool, confident and pretty.

Pittsburgh Map Art - Pennsylvania Poster Print From CartoCreative

Pittsburgh Map Art – Pennsylvania Poster Print From CartoCreative

Lyn from DesiredSimplicity was treasure hunting when a mix of Placid Blues and a peaceful themed stain glass sun catcher caught her eye. It is beautiful items like this that create a calming effect and bring a simple desired smile.

Vintage Noahs Ark Stain Glass Sun Catcher From DesiredSimplicity

Vintage Noahs Ark Stain Glass Sun Catcher From DesiredSimplicity

Kazaa from TangerineToes shares that her mum found this vintage pram blanket and just had to have it because her older sister had one for her children. She remembers always adoring this lovely plush puppy attached to the pram blanket.

Vintage Pram Blanket From TangerineToes

Vintage Pram Blanket From TangerineToes

Nancy from EponasCrystals upcycled a bracelet link to create this necklace. Kyanite has a calming influence and is one of her favorite stones. The stone shimmers in light!

Gemmy Blue Kyanite Leather Necklace From EponasCrystals

Gemmy Blue Kyanite Leather Necklace From EponasCrystals

Amy from BeadsandThreadsbyAmy and her husband sponsor the only high school fishing club in Colorado – Cyclone Anglers. She created this towel as a prize for students who won a little tournament they put on for them.

Embroidered Fish Microfiber Towel From BeadsandThreadsbyAmy

Embroidered Fish Microfiber Towel From BeadsandThreadsbyAmy