Thursday, March 25, 2010

Is is spring yet?
















This winter has been a tough one.  Record breaking snow falls, bitter cold for weeks, $400 electric bills, etc.  But it finally feels like spring might show up after all.  It was 74 degrees today and the sun was shining.  My daffodils are bustin' out all over and the tulips are sprouting too.  Redbuds are budding and my eyes are itching.  All good signs of better weather to come. 

So I couldn't wait to dig into bright, cheerful colors.  And what better to signify spring than flowers?  Lily of the Valley have nothing to do with this card, but they are my favorite flower, so I decided to use them to set the stage for my blog hop entry. 

All supplies are PTI.

Cardstock:  Stamper Select white, Lemon Tart, Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shore, Vellum

Ink:  New Leaf and Hibiscus Burst

Ribbon:  Lemon Tart Dots

Buttons:  Lemon Tart and Hibiscus Burst

Dies:  Beautiful Blooms II and Picnic Plaid Embossing Plate

Felt:  Hawaiian Shores

I feel like spring has sprung.  At least until tomorrow when they claim we have a chance of snow showers, LOL. 

Later gators!  I'm off to make dinner and arrange a playdate. 

39 comments:

  1. Lovely card Deb, the colours are perfect!! You're so lucky to be getting Spring appearing - still rainy, dull and cold in the UK where I am, and not a tulip or daffodil in sight! :o(

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  2. Pretty card, Deb! Love those flowers! Isn't it nice that Spring is on it's way!

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  3. So pretty! It does make me think of spring....good thing too as it is SNOWING here!

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  4. Great colors, Deb, Love all those flower layers and textures.

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  5. Your card is gorgeous (and I love how you "staged" it, very creative!)

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  6. So pretty Deb! Definitely such springy colors and look at all your pretty buttons!!

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  7. Simply stunning....love the colours!

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  8. Ooooh! I love the flowers done up with vellum.

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  9. Beautiful card! I love your colors and the vellum on your flowers is perfect!

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  10. Lovely card! Your flowers are so great!

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  11. love the color and flower! Lovely card!

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  12. Love the felt with the buttons! Very cute!

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  13. Yup, those make me feel sunnier already! Such beautiful flowers and colors!

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  14. Very pretty card - great use of the dies; love the flourishes too. I love the first button picture - so many buttons and so lovely together :)

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  15. So pretty! I love seeing all those buttons laying there too! :)

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  16. Pretty card! It looks so spring-like. I'm jealous that you have daffodils blooming. Mine will not show up until mid-April or when the snow finally melts away!

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  17. Nice use of the new dies. Great simple layout but so effective!

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  18. *Gasp!* This is totally gorgeous!

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  19. Love how you used the flourish stamp.Pretty card!

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  20. So beautiful!! Love the vellum!

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  21. Oh, thanks. Like I didn't have button envy before, but NOW I need them all! LOL! Love your card too!

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  22. Love your flowers -- that vellum really adds a lot!!!

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  23. Definitely reminds me of spring! Beautiful card!

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  24. Love the use of vellum in your flowers. Very beautiful.

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  25. So darling. Those impression plates sure do add pizzazz to CS huh? Great job.

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  26. I love the impression plate background!

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  27. Beautiful spring card! I'm anxiously awaiting my order and impression plate.

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  28. Ok, I love your card but I reeeeallllly love those piles of buttons in the photo, lol!!

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  29. What a beautiful card! I love your color combo. And the way you spread out all those buttons in the photo looks so fabulous!

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  30. How beautiful!! I love the vellum in the middle of the flowers, I will have to remember that!! I too love Lily of the Valley's!!

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  31. very pretty! I love the flourish for the stem, and the vellum on the flower!

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  32. So-o-o pretty. Love your flowers!

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