Saturday, January 29, 2011

Think Spring!

Well, the East Coast got clobbered with another snow storm on Wednesday night/Thursday morning.  We have now officially broken the snowfall record for January!  Unfortunately, we are not even half way through winter, and I am really ready for warmer weather.  I know we are in for even more snow next week, and are well on our way to breaking the record for total snowfall for the winter if we stay on the same path we are on.

So let's think spring!  This week's Diva sketch, #120, which you can see here, was perfect for one of my favorite mini catalog sets, Easter Blossoms.  Here's my card.

And here's the recipe:
Stamps:  Easter Blossoms
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla, Springtime Vintage DSP
Ink:  Always Artichoke, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories:  Sweet Buttons embosslit

I did a lot of sponging on this card to give it a softer look.  The two pieces of DSP were sponged with Always Artichoke ink, as were the faux buttons.  The Very Vanilla pieces were both sponged with Pear Pizzazz.  Did I tell you that Pear Pizzazz is my favorite of the in-colors this year?  I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot more of it.

Well, this girl is ready for bed!  But before I sign off I need to direct you to the my sweet daughter's blog so you can see what Becky came up with for the sketch challenge.  I am so excited that I will be in Michigan in less than a week and we will be able to have some stamping time together.  Good times, good times!!

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!  As always, comments are really appreciated.


P.S.  Oh. My. Goodness!  Wait until you visit Becky's blog!  She has been designing with MDS and it is awesome!!


  1. Cute! I'm ready for spring too! By the way, I checked the Sale-a-bration catalog and I LOVE the notes decor element. So cute!

  2. Beautiful card, Barbara!! Love that set!

  3. this is so pretty. i love the softness of it. xox

  4. Aaaah, spring! The card really shows the season :)
    Love those little embosslit buttons, cute!