Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Rejoice... It's Spring Or Is It?

As I'm writing this,
snow plows are cleaning up the three inches of snow we got during the night. It was gorgeous when we first got up at five thirty, but now there appears to be an icy rain falling with dull, grey skies... not so pretty any more.

To brighten my day,
I thought I'd create something springy. I pulled out some random 6x6 papers leftover from a CupCards To Go kit, a sheet of Recollections kraft cardstock and a pre-made white 4x5.5 card base. 

The first green layer is 
embossed with the Cuttlebug folder that came with my machine... such cute, petite flowers. A little machine stitching, some stamping on a pennant layer, a ton of 3-D foam squares, a Prima Shabby Chic bird trinket and Momenta metal corners.

These papers really aren't
my style, and the farther I went with this card, the more I disliked it. I was actually thinking of throwing this one into my Ikea wire mesh waste basket, but held off for the sake of thrift... and the thought that if you (sometimes) work long enough with a project it will turn out alright in the end. I grabbed two boxes of I Am Roses flowers in desperation.

Now my world seemed
to brighten once more... what is it about flowers that just seem to put things in place for me? I can't answer that... I just know it does!
Happy place!!!
I hope you all have a grand day!

I'm linking up at:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Stitching
Simon Says Stamp - Easter/Spring

Thanks for stopping by!


Jackie C said...

just toooooooooo beautiful for words, saw it on MIM and WOW, love it!

Ros Crawford said...

So pretty! I love the little bird flying over to the rose ... and what gorgeous flowers!
Thank you for your lovely comments too

Merry said...

Oh wow this is beautiful.

Skye said...

A very pretty card and your right it's very springy. The deaign and colours are just gorgeous. I love your little bird

Home sweet home said...

Beautiful and so sweet card,love the flowers:)


Komala Devi said...

Wow so beautiful..

Lisa said...

Wow, Linda, this is stunning!! I love the colors and design!! The flowers are amazing and the bird is so awesome!! What a gorgeous card!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Linda R said...

Your card looks amazing. I LOVE all the flowers as well. Only happy days ahead my friend.


Taniaj said...

Just popped on from MIM to take a closer look , this is a great project hugs txx

Ira Huberts said...

This is so lovely Linda! Love how you positioned your bird, with its beak right above the flower, wonderfully designed card! Hugs, Ira

Rene said...

This is absolutely amazing!!! Just gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back in a week for a new challenge!
Rene ;D

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, beautiful arrangement of flowers.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.


Wendy said...

Hello Linda, yes we're all so much longing for spring... Thank you for some gorgeous springy flowers! Love your beautiful card. The little bird is so beautiful too. Thank you for leaving me a sweet comment Linda. Hugs and happy (sunny!!) day to you, Wendy

Riette said...

A stunning piece of art!
Saw you on MIM!

Olivia said...

Stunning creation. Love all the layers. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

Olivia said...

Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

Karen C said...

Oh my gosh! I adore this!! So beautiful! You could hang this for decoration! Hey, stopped by from Make It Monday - come see me if you'd like I'm #'s 5, 17, 133, 187, 215, 216 and 231! :)
Karen C (busybusyhoneybee)

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are: #4, #207, #213, and #236.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and My Art... Healing The Soul.



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