Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bling on Spring!

tulipspring OK, totally cheesy.  I know.  But I couldn’t resist.  Yesterday when I got the box of Zva bling I just had to dig in.  I decided whatever I pulled out would be what I would use.  Boy am I glad I grabbed the tulips and not the snowflakes!

Except for all my allergies (and all the yard work) I generally like Spring.  I don’t like that it ushers in the terrible heat and humidity of Summer but I like seeing everything bloom and I love seeing my Koi pond get more active and unthaw from the winter freeze.  The fish come out of hibernation and start looking for food and the frogs return!  This week that happened.  The water hit 55 degrees and the fish were all moving around and at least one of the frogs returned!


So Spring is officially here, even though I know some of my friends got snow where they live yesterday. 

OK, back to the card.  I not only used new Zva bling but notice the background?  That’s the new Flower Impressability!!!  Isn’t it lovely?  I used the same Cuttlebug sandwich as I do for my Nestie embossing although I changed the order a bit so I could see where I was placing my paper.  Here’s the sandwich I used – feel free to experiment.

From the bottom up: A plate, B plate, 2 pieces 140# cardstock shim, rubber embossing mat, cardstock I was embossing, Impressability, B plate.

I also sponged a leftover strip of my favorite Shawl paper with some Palette Paris Lights, which is a perfect match for SU! Yoyo Yellow.  I thought it made a cute little garden fence, don’t you?

I used the same ink for the greeting (stamped on a tag from my small oval Nesties) as well as Chartreuse (matches the SU! Green Galore) for the squiggly line and Belle Rose for the butterflies.  That greeting was made from the cutey Happy Greetings set.  It’s perfect for this time of year!

I finished it off with a knotted piece of the yellow faux suede ribbon.  I haven’t used this ribbon in a long time so I figured I was due.  Did you miss it?!!

Just a quick store note.  We will be closed for Easter weekend beginning Friday.  We will not return until Tuesday.  So, orders placed during that time will not be shipped out until Tuesday.  Thanks for your understanding and thanks for stopping by.

See you Friday for Five Minute Friday


whoistracy said...

Kate it's beautiful! How big is your pond? I'm putting one in this summer- a hand-me-down from my brother that he and his wife didn't want in their yard. I have to dig the whole this spring. Fun!

Ann said...

This is awesome, Kate! I love the springy colors, and that tulip is FAB!

Photos 01 said...

I admire ANYONE who can do cards well. You speak about only taking 5 minutes...but you've been practicing, studying, and thinking things out in your head before you actually sit down for your "5 minutes."

I use my still life images to do cards. Today I posted an image of black-eyed susans and yesterday I posted the chicory wildflower. Visit me at http://photographyhints.blogspot.com