Friday, May 22, 2015

Beautiful Handmade Cards

We're just a week away from our spring tag sale and we're busy with last minute details. We have lots of new furniture and fabulous finds. It's all coming together and I'll have a preview to share soon. But today I wanted to share the talents of one of our vendors, Yvonne Zeminski of Elegant Inkz.


We're really excited to have Yvonne's beautiful handmade cards at Elizabeth & Co. and they are already a hit with our customers!


Yvonne came by to set up her cards this week and I just had to take a few quick pictures!



You really have to see the cards in person to appreciate the details inside and out. Yvonne hand cuts everything, makes most of her own templates and traces by hand. She rarely use die-cuts.



The graduation cards are made from old bank file folders!





Each card is a really little piece of art!






Yvonne says the greatest compliment is when someone tells her that they save every card she sends them!





And of course there is a story about how Yvonne got started making handmade cards.  She was out shopping one day and got stranded at a local shop in the middle of a thunderstorm. While waiting for the storm to pass, she asked the owner of the shop about a new line of products. She got a quick demo on how to ink a rubber stamp, make the impression and use embossing powder to create a raised ink effect like engraving. Yvonne was totally intrigued by the process and made a small purchase. Then she went home and started to play. ... Yvonne had discovered her passion!





Yvonne is a banker by day and an artist by night. I just had to ask about her workspace and Yvonne agreed to share a few photos. She has a corner carved out in her basement for her projects and she describes her stamping room as a space where a real woman creates. Don't you just love it!



Yvonne describes stamping as a beautiful way to express art. 
And when you see her beautiful cards, you will certainly agree!

Come see Yvonne's handmade cards next week ...

Elizabeth & Co. Vintage Tag Sale
438 East Main Street
Westminster, MD, 21157

Wednesday, May 27th from 3 PM to 7 PM
Friday, May, 29th from 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday, May 30th from 9 AM to 4 PM

Yvonne also creates special cards for milestone events in one's life.
 If you are interested in a custom order, feel free to ask! 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Be Inspired Features and Link Party #164

Happy Tuesday! Welcome back for features and party day!

Elizabeth and Co.


It's that time again, the girls at Elizabeth & Co. are busy fluffing and primping the little house on Main Street! We have a tag sale coming up next week. I'll have preview photos coming up soon!

In the meantime, we have another round of fabulous features to share .....

This beautiful damask stenciled dresser comes to us from Q is for Quandie!



How sweet is The Princess Charlotte Dresser from Mary Beth's Place!



Paige from A Junkchick Life brought this little nightstand back to life with nautical stripes and cool pulls made from cording!



Super cute, right?



Ann from Farmhouse Blues Interiors shared another stunning dresser with us this week! Love the brass hardware against that beautiful shade of blue!



The talented Joan from Scavenger Chic took a pair of shutters and created a lamp, then used the leftover bits and pieces to create a wonderful lantern!



Kristi from Making It In The Mountains shared her first whole room makeover and it's totally awesome! It's chock full of charming details and DIY projects that you'll want to check out!



Did you know that America's favorite cookie is the peanut butter cookie? Wanda Ann from Memories by the Mile shared her recipe for The Best Peanut Butter Cookies. I think America should give them a try!



Thanks so much to everyone who linked up and linked back!
If you've been featured, feel free to grab a cute little button from the sidebar!


Elizabeth and Co.

And don't forget that you can share your garden and outdoor related projects here and all month long at our May Garden Party!

Elizabeth and Co.

Now on to this week's party...


*Link up your furniture makeovers, DIY projects, home decor, crafts, recipes, thrifty finds, etc... whatever is inspiring you at the moment!

*A link back would be appreciated, especially if you'd like to be considered for a feature.


We'll be back next Tuesday with features and a brand new party!


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Be Inspired Features and Link Party #163

Happy Tuesday! Welcome back for features and party day!

Elizabeth and Co.

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, perfect for painting or planting, planting or painting, hmmm ... decisions, decisions! Hope you get outside and enjoy some sunshine today!

Now let's check out this week's fabulous features .....


Being a Maryland girl, I couldn't resist this crab inspired fruit crate makeover from Joan at Scavenger Chic!



If you head over to Finding Silver Pennies, you can check out Danielle's beautiful dining room and this charming indigo tablescape, complete with a stenciled placemat tutorial!



Suzanne from The Painted Drawer created a beach chic look for this stunning dresser!



Love this beautiful hutch transformation from Finding Your Joy in the Journey!



Head over to One More Time to find out how a coffee table became a farmhouse hall tree!



The recipes from Simply Suzanne's At Home always look delicious and so beautiful and this Chicken Salad with Citrus Pepper Dressing is no exception!



Lemon, coconut and pie are three of my favorite things, so of course this Easy Lemon Coconut Cream Pie from Shannon at Cozy Country Living has my name written all over it!



Thanks so much to everyone who linked up and linked back!
If you've been featured, feel free to grab a cute little button from the sidebar!


Elizabeth and Co.

And don't forget that you can share your garden and outdoor related projects here and all month long at our May Garden Party!

Elizabeth and Co.

Now on to this week's party...


*Link up your furniture makeovers, DIY projects, home decor, crafts, recipes, thrifty finds, etc... whatever is inspiring you at the moment!

*A link back would be appreciated, especially if you'd like to be considered for a feature.


We'll be back next Tuesday with features and a brand new party!