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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Welcome Summer Card

Please click here to enter Cuttin' & Stampin' Ch 14-7 Spring Is Here!.

Click here for OSAAT Ch200 Use a Digi SteamPunk Profile Card. Please click here to enter One Stitch At A Time Ch200 Use a Digi.

Created this card using Tim Holtz Rays Layering Stencil as my background. Used TH Distress Ink to stamp the background onto the one layer base card. Stamped Paper Smooches scene: tree, fence, bird & sentiment. Added stickles & Enamel accents. Used washi tape on index card which has been a fun thing for me to do and punched out the butterfly. Popped the butterfly up with foam adhesive. Distressed the bottom edge of the card with TH paper distresser.

Photographed in my back yard where my BlueBonnet flowers are greening up and will bloom in the Spring. I started with 3 BlueBonnet plants from Home Depot 5+ yrs ago and they have rebloomed every yr since. The seeds germinate themselves when the pods burst. I also burst the pods and collect the seeds to replant. Have given Ziploc bags of seeds to neighbors & friends to plant. City of Plano use to have BlueBonnets planted in the medians in several locations but now there are only a few areas here where they have rebloomed. I have been SE to see the fields of BlueBonnets and they are bee-utiful.

Supplies List 

Enamel accents: white
ink:  Memento Bahama Blue, VersaFine Onyx Black
paper: cardstock -core'dinations white 'Watering Can'
stamp: Paper Smooches Summer Groves
Stampin' Up: punch - Bitty Butterfly
stickles: frayed burlap, gold, lime green, xmas red
Tim Holtz: Distress Ink - mowed lawn, peacock feathers, squeezed lemonade,
   stencil -  Rays Layering, tools - paper distresser
washi tape: Recollections
Entering this into the following challenges:

2/22 Paper Smooches Sparks Feb 16-22 Anything Goes (wk3) Ch UE UseAtLeast1PSItem 2/16

2/24 Scrappy Moms Stamps Terr Tues Ch - Things That Go! UE things that go - Bird & Butterfly 2/18

2/25 MFP Simple Salutations Ch#85 Stamped Background 5E(#1) 2/19

2/28 DLART Thankful Thurs Feb Linky Ch UE 1EPerDay 2/6

3/2 Craftin Desert Divas Craft it Up & Link It Up Linky Party #25 Glitter UE 2/17

3/2 Ribbon Carousel RCC90 Washi Tape UE 2/4
3/2 Victorine Stamps Ch#78 1 Layer UE 2/17

3/19 Paper Smooches Guest Designer UE 3/6 

4/16 Paper Smooches Guest Designer Search - May UE 4/3


  1. Beautiful background! Thank you for playing along with us at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge.

  2. Nicely done! Love how you photographed it in the sun to show it in a different light, literally. It's amazing how different light changes the way things appear.

  3. Beautiful - I love it! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel

  4. Fun card. I really like the sun rays. Amazing how different your card looks in the different light. Thanks for joining us this week on MFP's Simple Salutations.

  5. This is so nice !!! Great design !!! Thank you so much for linking up with us at Craftin'Desert Divas !!

    Mayra DTM