Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring is in the air... :)

Morning! I hope everyone is having a super Sunday so far... :) We just came home from church and went out for a nice breakfast after. YUM-O! :)

I wanted to make a fun "springy" card, being we still have snow and may have more coming this week. I chased one of Shelley's cards at Stampin' Garden. She used Kristina's Color Inspiration #9 challenge which I just fell in love with the cute tree and button combo. Pop into her blog to see some WONDERFUL eye candy and talent!! Thanks Shelley for the inspiration!

A few tid-bits on the card; I used my Top Note die for the tree image from Season of Friendship, found some fun DP to work with, added the look of grass using "paper frills" that Jolyn (a good friend of mine who lives to FAR AWAY!!) gave me as a gift recently!! The grass was a celery green color so I brayerd over with Old Olive to match the DP. SO FUN! Then I embossed "SPRING" and used my large oval punch. Added ribbon and buttons. Enjoy!!!

I'm sure some of you have colorful buds on your trees and seeing green grass! :) Have a super day stampers and we'll chat again soon... SMILES!!

Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Season By Season, Season of Friendship Paper: SU! Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Only Orange, Whisper White, DP (K&I Memories) Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, Craft Chocolate Chip Other: SU! Crystal Clear EP, SU! Gold, Orange and Brown Grosgrain ribbon, SU! Large Oval Punch, Doodlebug Design "Paper Frill", dimensionals, glue dots, SU! Top Note Die, SU! Bold Brights, Neutrals and Earth Elements buttons, etc.

14 comments:

Wendy said...

This is such a great idea! So spring like and trust me, we need it!!!

Alberta said...

I love all of the colors. I especially love the punches of color from the buttons. Another fabu job by you!

Ann said...

Michelle, I LOVE this! The bright colors, ribbons, buttons, and grass are all awesome! You rock!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

How fun this is with the bright color combo and button accents.

Debbie Pamment said...

As always you've used some fabulous details to create something wonderful - you alwasy make me "smile" when i visit - your blog name is just sooo true! Hope you get your Spring weather soon - we had our first taste of Winter last week - but are back to stunning Autumn weather this week!
Take care and keep smiling xXx

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Okay, that's it. I'm definitely pulling out my top notch Bigz die!

This card is so springy and colorful and wonderful, Michelle! I love how you used the buttons for "apples" on the tree (or are they pears? maybe peaches? hehe). I'm sorry to hear you're getting more snow, but I guess it's not quite spring yet. Just keep looking at this card and think springy thoughts!

Big hugs, my dear friend,
Lisa

Cindy Haffner said...

Love that tree with the buttons, so clever.

Shelley G in Iowa said...

I just love what you did with this card. You certainly took what I did and ran with it! All the elements are just beautiful! Thanks for linking to my blog and the good word!

Shelley

Gretchen said...

WOW! This is bright and springy! I love it- hope you don't get too much more snow (ours is almost gone!

Paula Barin said...

Love this happy card. Great use of colourful buttons.

zcdl said...

Beautiful card :)

Melissa K. said...

This is really cute with the buttons! TFS!

Shirley said...

OMGosh!!! I love this and all of the buttons!!!~!

Cardmaking Galore said...

This is so sweet - love the bright colours