Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring Has Sprung!!! YEAH!!

Well, the flowers are blooming, time has changed and the temps are on the Rise, so it is a good start to spring in our Neck of the Woods. Hope things are as well with you all.
Hope everyone had a wonderful St. Paddies day, ours was quiet, well if you can call having two grandchildren bursting with energy zooming all over the place, and of course my 80 pound dog does not know that she is a dog and not a kid, had to keep up with the kids and if they were outside and she could not go with them, then she was crying at the front door until they came back, so NOT a quiet day, lets just say a predictable day. But it was so very nice, as usual, my daughter was not around the block and my dear grandson, was out the door to hunt down his friends in the neighborhood to ride bikes or play basket ball, very much ALL little boy and always on the go!!
Then joy of my heart, my lovely granddaughter and I were busy in the kitchen, she helped me make dinner, and we made 3 different kinds of puddings and layered them, so it was a very nice afternoon, bonding and spending some wonderful quality time with the grand kids, did my soul a world of good, Kailey loves to cook and is a sponge in the kitchen, LOVE it. Thank goodness the weather was decent, and Brandon could go out, Love them both, but he does get bored so easily if he has to be indoors. Don't get me wrong, he also loves video games and the computer, but to me if they are young they should be OUTSIDE if the weather is nice, too many of today's kids are glued to the TV, Computer and Video games, would rather have them playing in the mud!!! So needless to say, that left not much time for card making over the weekend. And I was exhausted by the time they went home, but a good exhausted. Even the dog was pooped!!

BUTTTT, I did get to finish my weekly card for the Challenge over at Joans Gardens, she has a weekly challenge which is always so much fun, some wonderful people and some great prizes, always a pleasure. So if you would like to give it a try, HERE is the link to this weeks challenge.

So will post the guidelines below:

Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #10

Create an Easter Card with a bunny

Use an embossed background

■Colors appropriate for Easter
■Some kind of Flourish

You will have until next Thursday (March 22) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.

You can enter more than once. A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #10

challenge and will be announced Friday March 23. This winner will win a Cuttle bug embossing Folder. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift certificate drawing.

And it would not be complete without Selma's sample card for the challenge, Selma is Joan's wonderful Design team and friend and is wonderfully creative, she is so talented and gives us some great inspiration, and you can check out her card HERE, at Selma's Stamping Corner.

Well, guess that is enough for tonight, time to go enjoy a good movie or my weekly shows, maybe a miracle will happen and I will make it back with another card for Joan's challenge or just another spring card, as Easter is on the way and will have to get some family cards made for that, so we shall see, there is also my entire house waiting for me to do some SPRING cleaning, UGH, dread that chore, wish I could win the lottery and just pull a truck up to the house and dump everything and just start out fresh!! Heck, just buy a new house and just move in. One can dream!!

Have a great week everyone!!

What am I thinking, almost forgot my list of supplies. Here goes, lets see if I can remember what I used.

Bazzil Card Stock of course,
Stammped image, is one of my new stamps,that I love, Lillie Of The Valley.
Memory Box Corner Die
Spellbinders Scalloped Oval Grand Dies/Two different sizes
Memory Box Flourish Die
Memento Inks
Copic Markers
Colored Pencils
Cuttlebuy Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Punch for butterflies
Martha Stewart Punch for Around the flower
Prima Flower (usually make my own, cheated today, but I did touch up the prima with a copic, and put a different center in the middle)
Added some bling
Black Liquid pearls for the bunnies noses, and also for a few of their tails!
Glitter pen in a few spots as well.
Used Tim Holtz distress tool on my blue card stock.

Some of the stuff that I used I had on hand, and the rest of what I did not have, I got at Joan's wonderful establishment, and if she does not have what you need, ask and if she can she will get it for you , and she only charges exactly what it costs to ship, so her rates are WAY reasonable. Check her out, wonderful customer service!!

And I think that is all she wrote!!!



  1. Oh Donna this is so cute! I love your color combination.

  2. This is such a cute little Easter scene. Your card is very pretty. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Joan's Gardens again this week.