Friday, April 28, 2017

Mothers Day Countdown 2017 Week 8

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Blue Jays and Unicorn Pillows

Volume 14 Issue 5, May 2017

What's New in May?

Feels like summer just snuck up on us and smacked us upside the head. The heat and humidity is already starting to creep up on us.

There are new ospreys in the nest, and they are very noisy. I don’t have any photos of them, but I saw their fuzziness poking over the edge of the nest the other day, and I hear them screaming for fish. I am only a block off of the river, so it is not unusual to see a fish flying overhead in the talons of the osprey. It’s not unusual to see a fish in the yard, too.

All of my yard birds are back and enjoying the bath and dinner that is served up daily in the yard. Saw a flock of spoonbills go over the other night, but I didn’t have my camera and it didn’t look like they landed in the pond next door. I think I will have to go up to the National Seashore and see them before it gets too hot.

Have been working on getting all of my excess jewelry supplies and clay together in order to put it up for sale.

Here’s one of my feeder friends.

bluejay

Hot Rod Mugs: It’s not too soon to start shopping for Father’s Day! I have several dozen hot rod mugs for the guys in my shop.

Mother’s Day: As many of you know, Blu and I host a countdown to Christmas and Mother’s Day every year. Well, it’s time. The Mother’s Day 2017 Countdown is underway and filled with our artist friends and their beautiful creations.

Pillows: One of my suppliers just offered up a new array of STUFFED pillows that I have plans for. I have done a couple for Mother’s Day and more to come.

You will find all of my beads, canes and finished jewelry on my website. www.bluemorningexpressions.com

Until next month,

Julie & Blu

Things to Look Forward To:

New Products:

Hotrod magnets: I am finishing up the hotrod magnets, and I have a couple dozen done, but not featured in the shop.

Shower curtains: My supplier is introducing a new product line that I am working on creating designs for.

Print Pieces: I am working on canvases and posters. I have been working on putting together the Scenes from a Car Show series into print.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

She Was Born in July

 

When in Rome

The month of July is a tribute to Julius Caesar, and it was his birth month. Great leaderships come from the July month. It brings the hottest heat to the north and the coldest cold to the south, and it is the rainiest month with the most thunderstorms. It is a wild and extreme month. Dog days of summer live in this month. It can be a volatile month. Fireworks are right at home in this month.

The Personality:

She is fun to be with, and she is concerned for other's feelings. She is serious, and she takes a lot of pride in herself and her appearance. She is honest. She is deep and can be hard to read. She holds her feelings close, and she is sentimental. She is very witty. She is pragmatic. She appreciates beautiful things. She is hard working, and she excels easily. She is very tactful. She is friendly and has many friends. She is a caretaker, and she loves the moody moon. She is organized, and she does well in real estate.

She makes a great manager because she is organized. She might be a bit critical. She loves plants and tends to be a vegetarian. She loves to sing, perform or be involved in the arts. She is family oriented and loves her family. She is great in research, science and anything that brings her in contact with nature.

The sign:

Cancer and Leo: The crab and the lion.

The Stone:

july-rubyThe red ruby, like the red star Regulus in the heart of the constellation Leo, belongs to the July child. The brilliant red complements her outgoing personality, and she can wear it when she is on stage. The ruby is associated with dedication, confidence, courage and happiness. The ruby generates energy for the July babe.

 

 

The Flower:

july-larkspurThe laughter of the Larkspur belongs to the July baby. This pretty purple flower creates relaxed energy that the July child adores. The flower grows high in the mountains and has many little petals that make up each flower on the stem. It is a medicinal plant and is said to be able to keep witches out of the stables in Transylvania.

 

 

The Color:

Let's assume that red is the color of all July children. It is as powerful as the July girl is.

The Gifts:

Cover fits Cricut Expression 1 or 2

Simple Embroidery Sew 

Red Glass Pearl White Leather Women's Cuff Bracelet

LadyGreenEyesJewelry 

Red Dangle Earrings

Pretty Gonzo 

Ranch Red Cable Hearts with Cork Screw Heart Fringe

CraftingMemories1 

Christmas Purse Charm

Blue Morning Expressions 

Red Flower Earrings For Her

Solana Kai Designs 

Adorable Variety Scalloped Christmas Tag - Set of 12

Adore by Nat 

Bright Crimson Red Flowers and Moss Covered Palm Trees

Postcardsintheattic 

Heart Bead Lampwork Coral Orange Glass Ivory Band Silver Focal 20mm Lg

Covergirl Beads 

Sparkling Handmade Dangle Jewelry

Shadow Dog Designs 

Caladium II - watercolor print ACEO 867

WatercolorsNMore 

Red and White Stars Patriotic Dog Scrunchie Neck Ruffle

SewAmazin 

Long Gold Earrings

Blonde Peach Jewelry 

Red And Black Crystal Necklace Cascading From Silver Chain Adjustable

The Singing Beader 

Hand Knit Cherry Red Super Scrubby

HollyknitterCreation

Ruby Red Faceted Glass Heart Charm Sterling Earrings

Dianes Dangles 

Don’t see what you want here, then ask someone to make something just for your mom.

Shop from these Mother’s Day Countdown 2017 links, as well:

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
She was born in January
She was born in February
She was born in March
She was born in April
She was born in May
She was born in June

Happy shopping!

Julie and Blu

Friday, April 21, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

She Was Born in June

 

Halfway Child

The longest day is home in the month of June; a day that is the epitome of summer in the north and winter in the south. June offers us the bright sunshine, hot days and rainy seasons. The month is named after Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage and the spouse of Jupiter. Is it any wonder so many brides plan for a June wedding? June is a youthful month springing forth children that never grow up.

The Personality:

She is an intellectual, and she is hilarious. She has a quick wit, and she loves to make people laugh. She is free thinking. She is adaptable. She is a communicator. She would do well on the radio. She is youthful and has the need to have fun. She is ruled by quicksilver Mercury, and she is fleet on her feet. She has a need for security. She is overflowing with ideas that she cannot possibly capture. Her mind is active, and she is highly sensitive. She is impatient, temperamental and a procrastinator.

She is quiet and polite. She dreams, and she talks non-stop when she is comfortable. She is reclusive and stubborn. Her debating skills make her a great executive. She is curious and has an abundance of mental energy. She gets bored easily. She is great in real estate or food. She is a great speaker and makes an interesting author.

The sign:

Gemini and Cancer: The twins and the crab.

The Stone:

june-pearlThe June child wants more than one. She claims the pearl, the moonstone and the alexandrite. The pearl denotes purity, modesty and chastity. The pearl is said to enhance integrity. The alexandrite is a chameleon as it turns green in natural light, but an incandescent light will cause it to turn purple. The opulence of a moonstone offers the June child shimmery glamour.

 

 

The Flower:

june-roseThe June baby is represented by the rose. Not just any rose, but ALL the roses. She is happy with pink, red, yellow, white, peach, burgundy and any other color in between. Each color represents something for her. The rose is revered worldwide, and she enjoys all the roses in her month. Even the blue rose represents mystery to her.

 

The Color:

The green of awaking and the yellow of enthusiasm belong to the June girl.

 

Green Owl Earrings

Solana Kai Designs 

Marbled Green and Yellow Fused Glass Pendant Art Glass Jewelry

Resetar Glass Art 

Green Yellow Earrings

Pretty Gonzo 

Peacock Potato Pearl Bracelet and Earrings Set

Crafting Memories 1 

Sunny Yellow, Blue and Green Plaid Spring Dog Bandana

Sew Amazin 

Cicada Hornet on Iris in Sepia Macrophotography Closeup Nature Photography

Butterfly in the Attic 

Chandelier Earrings in Yellow, Blue and Teal

Blue Morning Expressions 

Thanks for Showering Yellow and Grey Elephant Favor Tags for Baby Shower Party Celebration

Adore by Nat 

Jewish Earrings Sukkot - Lulav and Etrog

lindab142

 

 

Sunflower Yellow Crystal Green Leather Double Wrap BOHO Bracelet

Kats All That 

Lampwork Beads Handmade Glass Transparent Teal Apricot Yellow Dots

Covergirl Beads 

Monogrammed Hand Knitted Old English Lovely Letter M Yellow Dish Cloth

Holly Knitter Creation 

Flower Earrings for Women

Blonde Peach Jewelry 

 

Small Desert Ironwood Dangle Earrings

ExoticWoodJewelryAnd

Unique Splatter Painted Yellow Earrings 14k Gold Filled Wires Gift Box

The Singing Beader 

Gypsy Soul Handmade Turquoise Necklace

Shadow Dog Designs 

Oval Simbercite Pyrite Gemstone Cabochon Sterling Pendant

Bead Souk

 

Don’t see what you want here, then ask someone to make something just for your mom.

Shop from these Mother’s Day Countdown 2017 links, as well:

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
She was born in January
She was born in February
She was born in March
She was born in April
She was born in May

Happy shopping!

Julie and Blu

Friday, April 14, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

She Was Born in May

 

Fertile Minds

Named for the goddess Maia, the month of May is a month of fertility and new birth. Unlike April, which bursts forth, May comes wandering in with gentleness and kindness. May is the month of maturity when things come to pass. May is loaded with holidays, both traditional and new ones that give almost every day on the calendar special significance. Between festivals, feasts, gatherings and celebrations, May is well into spring in the north and pushing autumn in the south. It is the between state of birth and death.

The Personality:

She is anything but weak. She is strong-willed and a bit stubborn. She digs in and stays true to her course. She is motivated beyond most and knows how to achieve her goals. She is extremely mentally agile. She is beautiful and surrounds herself with beautiful things and people. She is attractive to all, and she loves all the attention. She is determined. She is filled with imagination, spirit, creativity and loves the arts and literature. She is very intuitive.

She has the need to travel. She is an explorer and adventurer. She saves all her money, and she is really good in a debate. She is an excellent politician, writer, painter, artist, designer, teacher and banker. Her systematic way of doing things makes her great in any job that requires details.

The sign:

Taurus and Gemini: The bull and the twins.

may-emeraldThe Stone:

The May child is given the emerald as her stone. It represents loyalty, memory and faith. The emerald is said to enhance memory. As things are changing, growing and the grass is beginning to green up, it is only natural that the stone of the May babe would also represent those new beginnings.

 

may-lilyThe Flower:

The Lily of the Valley is the flower that the May child clutches in her fists. It is pure, majestic and represents humility, beauty and sweetness. The scent of the Lily of the Valley is distinct and a favored perfume.

In addition to the Lily of the Valley, the May child claims all the lilies as hers. They are representative of the new earth, and they return every year. These large and showy flowers come in an array of brilliant colors like the May babe.

The Color:

The color green is associated with the May girl, but her personality can call for other earth tones to be her favorite.

The Gifts:

 

Protective Laptop Sleeve in Earthy Colors

RSS Designs in Fiber 

Closeup Joshua Tree Branches & Leaves Desert Natural Photograph Macrophotography

Butterfly in the Attic 

Capture

Earth Bracelet Green Gemstone Bracelet

Treasures of Jewels 

Hand Knit Green Four Leaf Clover Dish Cloth

Holly Knitter Creation

Green Brown Gemstone Earrings

Pretty Gonzo 

Red Creek Jasper Antiqued Copper Women's Earrings

Lady Green Eyes Jewelry 

Green Turquoise Owl Earrings

SolanaKai Designs 

Child's Full Embroidered Gardening Denim Apron

Simple Embroidery Sew 

Green Earrings - Tree of Life

Lindab142

 

Green Elephant Favor Tags – Thanks for Showering Our Little Peanut

Adore by Nat 

Wire Wrapped Green Quartz Pendant

Crafting Memories 1

 

Etched Transparent Sage Green Lampwork Glass Beads Silver

Covergirl Beads 

Polymer Clay Earrings

Blue Morning Expressions 

Magnolia Gold, 11 x 15 Original watercolor painting Southern Flower wall art

WatercolorsNMore 

Green Bracelet for Women

Blonde Peach Jewelry 

Green Serpentine Handmade Chunky Necklace, Copper Gemstone Beaded Jewelry

Shadow Dog Designs 

Chunky Necklace Olive Green Unakite Red Jasper Gemstone Long Length

The Singing Beader 

Lime Green Czech Picasso Crystal Copper Niobium Dangle BOHO Earrings

Kats All That 

Natural Serpentine Gemstone Round Sterling Pendant Green Pink

Dianes Dangles 

Green Mugs and Pints Lucky St Patricks Day Dog Scrunchie Neck Ruffle

SewAmazin 

Don’t see what you want here, then ask someone to make something just for your mom.

Shop from these Mother’s Day Countdown 2017 links, as well:


Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
She was born in January
She was born in February
She was born in March
She was born in April

Happy shopping!

Julie and Blu