Thursday, February 25, 2010

~LA BONNE VIE and Change is Good, too!~


I've been super busy in my studio and haven't been able to squeeze much time in for blog-visiting! I did manage to finish my new Header (Masthead) and that kept me really busy for several hours (and hours and hours and hours). Spring will be here before we know it and like many of you I'm excited about warmer temps and getting outside and digging in the dirt (gardening).

Oklahoma weather is not always kind during the winter. I love living in this gorgeous state...but not during the barren months of the year. I never look forward to hiding Easter Eggs in brown, crunchy grass that is void of even a hint of shamrock green. Growing up in Southern Cali there were colorful blooms everywhere by early March...not so here. We are happy if we see color by late April.

OK...back to the new Header.

If you don't like it please don't tell me. :)

I'd like to give a SHOUT OUT to Karen from "The Graphic Fairy"! The center frame that houses my "A Gathering of Thoughts" title came from her stash! Thank you, friend! I faithfully visit your blog every single day and I'm enjoying lots of your FREE Graphics! You are amazing!

I'm starting to understand why Website Designers make those big bucks. They have to know a lot of STUFF and they have to be really SMART! As it is I had to call my son (the Programmer) a gazillion times to help me. Between him and my Mr. AGPMan (the Analyst) they were able to tweak what I couldn't. I've decided the reason I don't learn faster is because my brain is already filled to capacity and learning things like a new computer design program makes it wanna crash and burn rather quickly. :)

I promise to get around and visit with you soon and answer those emails that are stacking up as well.

Blessings to you as you await the first beautiful bloom of the year...


Anonymous said...

I love the new banner Rebecca! Blessings to you as well!~~Becky

Lisa said...

It's gorgeous.


Rita said...

I love your new header. You did a great job on it. My dad lives in Oklahoma and I lived there as a young girl. The grass can stay kinda brown for a long time, eh!!! Spring will be here soon.

Jeanne said...

Rebecca, your new blog hear is beautiful. You did a great job!

Victorian1885 said...

Good morning Rebecca

The new look is breathtaking! I just returned from New Orleans and checked out the stores TJ Max and Ross! In Canada we have Winners/Homesense which is connected I believe. Two suitcases were not enough..Take care and enjoy your weekend.


Unknown said...

Ohhhhh, Rebecca!!! This is the design that I loved most the other day ... & how SPECTACULAR BEAUTIFUL AWESOME DIVINE it is as your header ... you REALLY created a beauty here, sweetie. How on earth could anyone NOT like this design creation ... you have outdone yourself this time!!!

I know you are so busy with the lines you are creating for your new business venture, as you shared ... but ... MISS you terribly, sweet friend.

Well, we got 2" more snow yesterday, more snow coming in today & winds up to 50mph. As much as I love this gorgeous white flaky from above covering ... I may rethink that thought soon ... the spring flowers in the stores are starting to entice me to 'get in the dirt'.

Have a beautiful day. Love & hugs, Marydon

Pat Winter Gatherings said...

Hi Rebecca, Could you tell me if that graphic of the girl holding violet/lilac bouquet can be purchased? It is hard finding pretty images with purple for my future CQ project. She is adorable.

Unknown said...

Good Morning Rebecca,
so far I am not able to see your new banner, I am anxious to see what you have done...
have a great day..

Dorothy said...

Rebecca, I love your new header...totally chic!!

Please stop being so hard on yourself about learning computer programs...your creative genius out ranks the computer thingy anyway!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new speaks of you and your beautiful blog beautifully!

Lisa said...

Your new header is beautiful! You did a great job!

Tristan Robin said...

Your new header is just terrific! I don't know how you do it. I'm such a photoshop illiterate!

Good on you for figuring it all out - and for such a rewarding result!

Cindy said...

Good morning Rebecca. The new header is fabulous!! I'm visiting my daughter for two here in Meeker Ok. It is very Brown around here. lol


Beach House 27 said...

Love your new header, Rebecca, I agree - it speaks of you perfectly. I'm so impressed you did it yourself, good going.

Enjoy the weekend - wishing you sunny days

VM Creation Atelier said...

Dear Rebecca!-)*

You new header is hopeless romantic and the breathtaking,really,really nice!!!

This header as you blog is great!-)***********************************

Many love and blessings


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I like the new banner!
My hubs always tells me that someday I am going to add one more thing to my brain and it is going to shut down. He also says my brain is someplace he never wants to visit! Of course, I don't get it...I mean, doesn't everyone have a brain full of ideas, and crafts and dates, and...ok, I wore myself out thinking about it!

Tanza said...

My sweet friend ~
AMAZING .. BEAUTIFUL .. ROMANTIC .. and Oohh soo VINTAGE and perfect looking .. This sweet collage has a piece of your heart and soul all over the place ..Just LoVe it as usual !! You keep creating girlie ~
hugs ~tea~xo

Anonymous said...

Love your new header!! It caught my eye as soon as the blog page appeared....this one is charming! You find THE prettiest pictures to use....I wish maybe you would make some of them available for sale for us...would make darling gift tags or tiny pictures.WHERE do you
find these precious prints??? I hunt for them and spend a lot of time doing it...!!
My clever, talented one is quite like are THE best!!
Big hugs and love on this rainy TGIF........FRancy

Rebecca Nelson said...

Pat...I emailed you about the graphic!

Francy...I've collected vintage prints for years, mostly postcards. I think I'm addicted. I'll be offering sweet cards, tags, notecards and complements soon! Stay tuned girlie!


Cherished Treasures said...

Dear Sweet Rebecca,
Of course I love the new blog header. Would be a perfect Calling Card - Business Card for my Heirloom sewing Business.
How I envy your having an in house tech support. ;-) I have had a Print shop Pro Publisher program for a few months and still can't figure out how to do the overlay of just an object. The 1 inch thick book of instructions could just as well be in Latin, can't understand most of it at all. LOL
My compliments to the designer !!!

Dolores said...

Your new header is absolutely gorgeous! Looks just like you.....

myletterstoemily said...

i always think your blog looks beautiful,
but now even more so!

we are both oklahomans! my daffodils are
peeping out, how about yours?

thank you for sharing such lovely things.


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Rebecca,
I think your new header is so pretty, you did an excellent job.
It's so you.


Cottage Rose said...

Hello Rebecca; I think your blog header is so gorgeous,, it fits you perfectly... at least you are learning how to do things like this,,, me I such a chicken,, I leave all to my DH,, lol give yourself a pat on the back.....


Mari said...



June said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it sweetie! You're a better girl than me, I haven't got the patience.

Unknown said...

Here in the resorts in Utah we have snow up till end of may ... In the valley they have green grass for Easter. So we go to the valley. I love your header. You did a wonderful job. Thank you for the visit :)

Debra@CommonGround said...

I love it Rebecca, you did a great job. Pat yourself on the back!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I LOVE your header and wish I could do that for myself. I am just afraid to try.

Everytime I read your comment on my silverware I laugh. You are shameless...worse than I am totally! My family is shaming me for not just giving the "poor man his 15.00 for it!" The whole family knows about it now and it is becomming a family joke on how Mom talked the guy into selling it for $10.00! And Sunday there is another big family birthday I will have to listen to the laughter..once again! :)

My daughter said "Rebecca is right. You are doubling your money..HOW can you complain! I would take her deal before she changes her mind!" :):)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Rebecca....It's just delish!


Barb said...

Hi Rebecca, your header looks wonderful. Hope you are having a grand weekend.


Unknown said...

Hey there,
That new blog header is so sweet you could eat it with a spoon.
I predict that you are coming into your own with all the new designs. Everybody already said what I was gonna always,
you came out of a new learning curve "smelling like a rose"
tee hee...

Anonymous said...

"If you don't like it please don't tell me. :)"

Hee-hee! You remind me of me! Well, I do like!

To answer your questio: Yes, we are hoping to move out to Idaho to be with with our kiddos! ♥

Charlene said...

I don't know what the old banner/header looked like but, this one is breathtaking! Beautiful! Charlene

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Rebecca: I love your new blog. It is as always, so you. I notice we were asking for a gift or two from my collections. You forgot to tell me which one you want. I want to give you your heart's desire. Except for the rose box of course, that is my heart's desire (LOL)! Blessings my dear friend. Martha

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

Love the new header dearie! And ditto on Graphic Fairy images - I have folders and folders full on my desktop! As for the techy stuff - I'm the same way, but that's how us artsy people are - our brains are just so full of creativity, we can't fit all the other stuff in.... LOL.

Jo said...

Don't like it??? Are you kidding??? It's absolutely gorgeous. I wish I could spruce my blog up like yours. It's gorgeous!

Gosh, you have to move to Vancouver. :-) Our magnolia, cherry and Japanese plum trees are blooming, as are our daffodils, tulips, roses, azaleas, rhododendrons, pansies, irises, lavender, heather, and yes -- even dandelions. Winter passed us by this year. :-)

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Rebecca, Oh girl, your header is just lovely, just like you.. I got a kick out of if you don't like it don't tell me... that was funny... well we certainly don't need any negatives.. do we?

Hope to see you soon again


Unknown said...

Oh It is just beautiful! Love it!!:)


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