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hopping into spring!

Oh it has been awhile since I last posted on this blog and I hope to be doing more this year.

This card with the cute bunny image works well not just for Easter, but for birthdays or any general “good wishes” card.  The image is from Creative Visions stamps – and what is wonderful about this company is that when you purchase this stamp (red rubber) it comes in two different sizes – this is the smaller of the two.  Sometimes you just need another size of a particular stamp!  You can find the stamp here.

bunny with bouquet

The image was stamped with memento tuxedo black ink and colored with copic markers.  More to come on Sunday so check back then!


spring:  to rise leap or move; a season between winter and summer

It is that time of year where we come out from our winter blues, shed the heavy clothes and bask in the warm weather.  I love this time of year – especially in Florida where the plants are bursting with color and the humidity is still tolerable.  A time where we see the annual migration of different birds that come and feast on our backyard bird feeders (our little version of a birdy bed and breakfast!).   Our year round residents of cardinals, chickadees, doves and wrens are joined with yellow finches, indigo buntings and an occasional robin and oriole.  The bluebirds are checking our the birdhouses in their yearly voyage for a home to nest.

In spring we see the leaving of snowbirders as they head back north and the arrival of spring breakers searching for sun and sand.  It gives us March Madness (can my alma mater UCONN make it to the final four? I am hoping so) and the opening day of baseball (will the Mets still be in contention in May>….well, hope will only go so far!!)

So, I hope this spring finds you well with feelings of freshness and renewal.  Here is a little card I made to get you in the mood for spring.  It was colored with prisma pencils.





Mark’s Finest Papers February Release Day 3!

Hello! Welcome to Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Company’s February Blog Hop!
This month’s New Stamp Set Releases are
Relax A Bit Featured February 14
North American Woods Featured February 15
Blessings Featured February 16
Dogwood Blossoms Featured February 17
Today’s set, Blessings, is perfect for Easter or a spring card.  I’ve used three of the stamps from this set on this card:
The bunny image (isn’t it darling!) was stamped in Memento ink and colored with copics.  The other stamps from this set include the sentiment and the lily image that was stamped in versamark on the small green panel on the bottom.
MFP cardstock was used, along with Basic Grey paper from the Green At Heart collection.  Martha Stewart punches were used to make the greenery and butterfly.
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don’t forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on February 18, 2012 on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday February 17, 2012.

Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Dawn M.
Karen K.
Nancy – you are here!
Mark’s Finest Papers

Our new promotion begins this month! With the purchase of the February New Release Package, you will receive this stamp set for FREE!

Our February New Release Mini:
Spring Joy
Thanks for stopping by and check back tomorrow for the final day of the blog hop!

clean and simple monday

The great outdoors!  That is the theme for this weeks clean and simple challenge at SCS.  Here in Florida we are getting some wonderfully warm early spring weather so I thought I would  take a cue from that.  Here’s my card.

That darling little bunny and flower image is a $1 stamp from Michael’s – sometimes you can find the cutest stamps in those $1 bins!  I stamped in black, rounded the corners and sponged Memento Angel Pink and  Summer Sky for the background.  I also edged the panel with black.  The pink card is from SU and the white scalloped mat was made using nestabilities.

The sentiment is from Mark’s Finest Papers Carnation set and it is the perfect size for this image.  In looking at the final card I realized that this could also work for a baby card.

I don’t know if you can tell from the photo but there is a little bit of embossing on the base card behind the main panel.  This was done with a letterpress plate from the Letterpress Baby collection.  It’s subtle but but adds just a little bit of something.

I hope you will join us this week at SCS for the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by today!

chocolate bunny

I’ve been busy with spring cleaning, and last week Orvil’s nephew and wife were visiting from out of town, so not much crafting was done.  It was great to see them and we had fun playing tour guide!

Today, I’ve got a little bit of green to celebrate the irish this week, as well as a little chocolate for easter! 

I stamped the bunny ( from Flourishes) in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with copic markers  –   E25, E33, E21, E11 and E00.  I started with the darkest (E25) at the edges and worked my way to center blending from dark to light. 

The background leaves (from Rubbernecker) were stamped in SU’s celery – the sentiment was computer generated.  The phrase is one that my hairdresser has on her workstation and I always get a chuckle at it when I see her.

 The main panel was mounted on brown cardstock and adhered to a celery base card that was embossed with a swiss dot cuttlebug embossing folder.  The chocolate satin ribbon is from either JoAnn’s or Michaels.

This clean and simple card was created quickly – the longest part was coloring in the bunny!

I hope your week is going well!  Thanks so much for stopping by!