Friday, June 29, 2012

Cards for sale on Etsy

Well....I have been pretty busy, but today was able to list a few new sets of Photo Cards on Etsy! Look under the ''Photo Card'' section in my sister's shop Plumdedenikola! Thank you. :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cards on Etsy!

COLORFUL FLOWERS Photo cards set of 6 blank cards
Set of ''Colorful Flowers'' photo cards for sale on Etsy!

Well, we switched over to selling cards on ETSY now, under our family shop Plume De Nikola!
Currently, I only have a few sets of cards up for sale, but please go check them out! And I WILL be posting more sets for sale soon...If you have any tips to share on how I should list my cards, please tell me! (For instance: should I take photos of the actual cards after they are made?...)


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Beautiful building pictures in St. Louis!

A new favorite picture! Can't wait to get this made into cards

In March, I, with my Mum and sister, went down to University City for a very good Bulgarian dance workshop! (here is a longer post about that)
On Saturday, while waiting to be picked up, we admired the buildings around us....I am excited to share with you some neat angles I captured of these lovely buildings. Of course, editing the images was fun, too. :)

Looking down the street

I LOVE this one, too! It will make wonderful cards. It is the Methodist church where the Bulgarian workshop was held! Doesn't it look ''Scottish''?


Which picture of all above did you like best?! :) I want to hear your opinion. 

-Until later! 
Marjolaine B. (Mazzou)

Accompanying post can be read here: Mazzou Memories- Bulgarian workshop

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Guess what I am going to post today?.....
Yes: GREEN pictures! (Nothing I'm opposed to, since I LOVE green :) )
I had fun looking through our photography files and choosing the green-est pictures to show you. Enjoy!
And have a good day. This morning in Missouri, the air was so thick with green fog! Very appropriate since it looked Irish. :)

Ahhh.....a world of GREEN! :) (June morning, Missouri)

A Hummer- one of Sam's great shots from a few years ago.

I call this ''bug on spiny leaf'', since I don't quite know what kind of bug it is! But it is a very neat shot, isn't it? Taken several years ago by Sam.

Another neat picture by Sam

The classic *award-winning*  frog picture by Sam! I love it. :)
And it is for sale as a high-quality photo card right here or here

An amazingly toned shot from Kansas travels, 2007! :)

A favorite ''Irish'' shot of Grotto Falls, Tennessee. For sale as card as well- click here
Ooh...I miss Tennessee! :)

Another one from Kansas

And another from Grotto Falls, TN!

Haha! Isn't this an amazing creature! Discovered in the dark of night in our pond....
just kidding :) But I wish!
Sam took this pic. at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, TN

Spider view! Sam took this neat macro shot

Another damselfly picture. I don't know why I say ''another''! Only we have a grand variety and amount of them here on our computer. :) I'm glad I like damselflies!

Dragonfly by our pond

Sunlit ''pussy-willows'' (as we dubbed these tickly plants) picture by Sam

Hummingbird picture by Sam- aren't they special little birds?

This makes me so happy! This is what I see from my favorite raised bed in my the end of the day, when I am busily finishing my little tasks such as planting peas, I look up and see this view! God is so good to bless us with such treasures as lovely views here and there in our world!
(picture taken a couple years ago)

Our Mum took this picture in South Carolina last year!

Green Zinnia! A greenlovers dream flower!

A pale green zinnia

A yellow sulphur butterfly! Picture by our newest amazing photographer- 13-year old Élodie.

Another by Élodie ;) LOVE it!
And it is for sale here

Ahh...I love dewdrops, raindrops, water droplets! Picture by Élodie as well. (she's good!)
Also for sale here

The quality is amazing- you'd never think their camera is a tiny, automatic thing, but it is!

Green zinnias in my garden :)

Isn't this a sweet family of geese? Mama, Papa and 2 babies. :)
For sale here

Ooh...A wonderful ''Pendragon'' picture! I love this one as well! (I love stones and old buildings and walls...)
And you know what.....I think Élodie took it as well, only she was 9 when she took it! Haha. :)

Another favorite picture from the Fort Bellefontaine park near us. (where Pendragon was filmed....)
Élodie took this when she was nine as well. :)

A classic view while in the Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. I think everyone takes this picture. But I like it. :)

Under-leaf view!

Delicate Aspen leaves in Colorado. I LOVE the sound of aspen leaves shaking in the wind.
Nikola took this picture. (2007)

An *award-winning* picture by Sam.  A massive bullfrog in our pond!

What gets better than a hummingbird against a green, green, green background?

Views from Tennessee which also look so Irish!

If you have the chance...we'd love to hear which pictures struck you as favorites! :)
We love feedback from readers!

And not forget WHO made all this beauty around us, and who blesses us every day by letting us enjoy it....

Praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD from the heavens, praise him in the heights above.
Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars.

Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies.
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for he commanded and they were created.
He set them in place forever and ever; he gave a decree that will never pass away.

Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths, lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding, you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars, wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds, kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth, young men and maidens, old men and children.

Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens. He has raised up for his people a horn, the praise of all his saints, of Israel, the people close to his heart

Praise the LORD

(Psalm 148)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Photo cards for sale on Artfire!

I have finally begun listing our handmade photo cards on our family's Artfire shop!
Please come by and visit!!!


Nonpareils is pleased to introduce to you beautiful photo cards from Sam and Sisters Photography (


Each hand-made card features a stunning 4x6 inch photograph taken by any of the young members of Sam and Sisters Photography, and printed in brilliant archival-quality inks on archival-quality matte or semi-gloss photo paper.

The photos are affixed to cards made of smooth light cream-colored cardstock. Each photo card is an original work of art, since we lightly texture the front of each card to compliment each picture. (NOTE: pictures #8 and #9 are examples of such backgrounds)

These blank greeting cards are perfect for sending to friends or even framing for your own enjoyment!


Beautiful images range from landscapes of the mid-west to Canadian wildlife to brilliant flowers and unbelievable close-ups of birds, insects, amphibians and more! Our collection has something for everyone. Be sure to visit our shop often, as we will be continually adding new sets of cards for sale.


Lastly, each card is packaged in a glassine envelope, along with a matching plain cream envelope. Our company name and contact information sticker is on the back of each photo card.

When mailing your order, we will wrap the set of cards in tissue paper, then package in a padded envelope for protection before mailing in a Priority envelope.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

            Please share this information with people whom you think would be interested!
Thank you!
Marjo from Sam and Sisters

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Snow day!

It's snowing! :)
Second snowfall of the season, and I hope we can sled sometime soon!