Thursday, March 8, 2018

Spring is on it's way!

Made a side step card to showcase this wonderful digi named Charming Spring from The Paper Shelter. The background is made with clouds upcycled from an old calendar and grass scrapbook paper. The bird is held aloft with a strip of acetate that is slid down behind the Printworks sentiment. Am thinking this will be my MIL's Easter card. Am pretty sure it will brighten her day!
 Entered into:
The Paper Shelter- #329 Let It Be Spring                            (
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Whatever the Weather  (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #325 Anything Goes    (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                     (

The current challenge at Power Poppy is called "Inspired by Fabric." When looking for a fabric that I wanted to try to replicate, this wonderful grape pattern reminded me of a stamp set that I haven't used for a while. Dug out my vintage SU Decorative Grapes set and tan parchment card stock. Stamped the images with several ink pads, then restamped for a second generation image before re-inking the stamp. Used matching stationary weight paper to create an explosion card insert. (I had forgotten how easy they are to make.  And I love the results! Here is a great tutorial-
Below is the fabric swatch that inspired me and the finished explosion card. 
 Entered into:
Power Poppy- Inspired by Fabric                             (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #195    (
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Anything Goes  ( 

This sweet image was a freebie during the March release at Craftin Desert Diva's FB page. I had fun coloring it up to match their current Mood Board. Am sending this to a friend's 4-year-old who recently got glasses, pretty pink ones just like these! She is not sure that she likes them yet. I'm hoping this card will inspire her to like them!
Entered into: 
Craftin Desert Diva- March Mood Board               (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Girl Power    (
Penny's Challenge- #370 Anything Goes               (


  1. Super sweet! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Girl Power” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

  2. Lots of different crafting styles have been showcased in your post! There is so much to look at! Wonderful work! Thanks for linking to PPCC blog! Becca=DT

  3. Fun projects!! Love how you replicated the grape and vine pattern in the explosion card. Thanks for playing our March challenge at a2z.

  4. Wonderful Card and I like the bird popping up. Great coloring of the image.

  5. Cute and lovely. Thank you for joining us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  6. What a cool explosion card. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  7. Wonderful card! So blessed you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday and hope you join us again in our current Challenge. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in Psalm 31:24 which says, "Be strong and take heart, all you hope in the Lord." So sorry for my late comment, just been so busy!

    JO ANN

  8. Stunning card. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges.
    Hugs, Iwona


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