Friday, April 30, 2010

In A Pickle?

Today's card was made for a friend who had surgery on both of her knees. It was sent to her a couple of days ago. I am taking the chance that she has received in the mail by now. I hope so, otherwise she might see this post on facebook. In a perfect world, I would have another card made so that I could wait a day to show you this one. But, as you know, it is not a perfect world. Here is the card ...

I purchased these stamps a while back out of a clearance bin at a scrapbook store. I don't do many get well cards but I am glad I bought them because having both knees worked on definitely puts one "in a pickle"! Love the layout I did for this one. Yea, I know, using buttons again! Well, I love my new twine, so I have to! LOL! Hope to get a chance to make you one more card this week. We'll see how it goes. Four cards is not bad though!


Paper - Jillibean Soup Chicken Noodle Line (one sheet, opposite sides), Green paper that was punched by Cosmo Cricket, Cardstock Yellow
Stamps - By Inky Antics
Ink - Versafine Black, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol
Punches/Die Cuts - Nestibilites Classic Oval Scallop and Oval, Labels 4, Stampin'Up Border Punch
Other - Ribbon by Creative Impressions, Button, Twine by The Cat's Pajamas, Baubles by Stamping Bella

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

April Showers bring May Flowers!

Hello! Wait until you see my card for today. Sooo Cute! The title April showers bring May flowers goes with it perfectly. The layout of the focal image was cased from one blog and the layout was cased from another. Unfortunately, I didn't write down who's blogs they were from. I promised a while back I would try to do better so that I could give credit where credit is due. Obviously, I still need to work on it! Let me show you my card and then I will talk about the details.

The day I purchased these dot papers, I could see my little Pure Innocence girl with a paper pieced dotted umbrella! This is the first time I have stamped her and I love her. You will definitely see her again. I believe the card I cased used a similar color green paper for the grass, however they used the Martha Stewart grass border punch, which I do not own. No worries, I just cut it to look like grass. I think it came out just fine! The added flowers were Jolee's stickers that I have had forever! Last but not least, did you see the button I used? It is dotted too!

Would love to hear from you - do you like this card as much as I do?


Paper - Dotted by Jillibean Soup Pink Sugar and Yellow Sugar, Green pattern by Imaginisce Lucy Bird line (reverse side), Blue Sky by Stampin'Up, Cardstock White
Stamps - My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Line My Umbrella
Ink - Versafine Black, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol
Punches/Die Cuts - Nestiblilites Classic Circle and Circle Scallop
Other - Tear shaped rhinestones by Hero Arts, Flowers by Jolee's Boutique, Baubles by Stamping Bella, Ribbon by Creative Impressions, Twine by The Cats Pajamas, Dotted Button by OScrap

Happy Stamping!

P.S. Oh, one more thing ... guess what I found out? There is a small scrapbook store near here that I did not know about! I checked it out today. It is owned by a mom and daughter and located in a small building on the mom's property. Out in the country. In an area, kinda like where I live. Now I will know where I can go. that is not too far away, when I need to be around creative people! Woo Hoo!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Believe in Dreams!

Today's card has a different look for me. There seems to be quite a few ideas out there with this type of paper quilting type look. I love it because it gives me a chance to use coordinating papers together on one card. Enjoy ...

Just a couple of notes about the card - I wanted to go with this sentiment but it almost didn't fit! I don't know if you can see my brown branch peeking out behind the birdie. It is actually an old Stampin' Up border of horizontal lines, but it worked for my purpose! Lastly, I want to say something about my new twine I just got. Recently, on Susan Liles blog. she was raving about the new twine from The Cat's Pajamas! (Her blog is ) Anyway, being the "gotta have it stamper" that I am, I ordered some! It comes in two colors, an ivory, shown on today's card, and a beige. The spools have 13 yards and retail for $2.75 each. I didn't think that was bad at all. I do like it. It seems strong and very easy to manipulate. I know I sound like I have a store and I am trying to sell product. Not anymore, now I am just sharing good finds!


Paper - My Minds Eye Pad Home Blue (once again it should be called my opinion!), Cardstock Black and White
Stamps - Bird by Darcie's (paper pieced with paper), "faux"branch by Stampin'Up, and Leaves by Hero Arts, Sentiment also by Hero Arts (clear set)
Ink - Versafine Black, Marvy Matchables Jungle Green and Dark Walnut
Die Cuts/Punches - Nestiblities Dahlia, Labels 9
Other - Button, Ribbon by Creative Impressions, Twine by The Cat's Pajamas, Rhinestones by Hero Arts

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Happy Day!

It is a happy day when I get to stamp! I am glad to get back to creating and sharing with you. Let me get right to my card and then I will fill you in what has happened since my last post. First day back in my room, I just couldn't decide what to make. I sat and stared at my book of layouts for a couple of hours and then decided maybe I should go with one of this week's sketch challenges to give me a jump start. I went directly to Jen's blog to see her sketch because I know she posts a new one every week. Here is my card and following is her sketch...

At first, I wasn't quite sure about it but eventually it all came together! And I love it. It's very, very different layout than other cards I have made. Did you notice the paper piercing in the two corners on the white panel. I have only done this paper piercing once before so I am pretty much a "novice in training". I thought the panel needed something, and I was right. In this instance, it really added interest to my panel. I made the card into a birthday card and it has already been sent off to a friend!


Paper - Basic Grey Green At Heart Line, Cardstock Yellow Gold, Hot Pink
Stamps - Flowers by Penny Black, Happy Day by Studio G $1 clear stamps
Ink - Tombow Markers (colored directly onto stamp and then spritzed with water before stamping on paper), Versafine Ink Green
Dies/Punches - Martha Stewart Floral Band Punch, Nestibilites Circle and Dahlia
Other - Stampin' Up Punch Tool Set, Tim Holtz Needle Punch, Rhinestones by Hero Arts

Happy Stamping!

P.S. I almost forget to tell you about the week since I last posted. Warning ... the following is a cross between a bitch session and venting, so read at your own will! I spent 3 solid days sorting, pricing all my ex-Imprints inventory as well as all kind of miscellaneous from the house. On Thursday, the day before the sale was to start, Donna & I spent all day laying everything out on tables in the driveway. We covered everything with plastic just as a precaution. There was no rain in the forecast for that night...once again they were wrong! We woke up to rain and because it was windy and the plastic blew, some things got wet. So, Friday we spent the morning in a panic trying to move tables into my garage where we only had half available to us because of my husband's "66 Chevy. (Don't get me started on that one!) Anyway, it was crowded, stuff was on top of other stuff unlike the way we had it layed out the day before, when it wasn't raining! We probably had 10 customers all day. We closed up shop and looked forward to Saturday! We did not know then that Saturday there would be no garage sale because at 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning, a huge storm with 70 mph straight line winds was going to happen giving us lots of down tree damage that my husband and I would spend the entire day gathering, cutting, hauling off, etc. On Sunday, not only did we have more to do outside but I (and that is a big I) also had to repack every item that I had hoped to sell in the garage sale and put it back in the shed, or take it to goodwill. That was just about one of the worse weeks! And I gave up stamping to have a garage sale?? It is true that other homes were in much worse shape than ours, so it could have been even worse. But, it still doesn't change the facts of the week! Thanks for listening and letting me vent!

I am off to stamp so I will have another creation for you for tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Garage Sale

Hello blogger fans. I wanted to do a quick post to let you know I will probably not be posting cards this week because I am busy getting ready for a garage sale this Friday and Saturday. Among the many miscellaneous household items that I am selling, I am also selling the stock from my store. So far, I have all wood mounted stamps priced at $1, $2, $3, and $4! I have so much stuff, at least 6 boxes of misc. items to sell at bargain prices too! Anyone up for a road trip? Email me if you'd like to come and I will give you directions!

I will back making cards after the sale. I know I will be ready! I already miss playing with my stuff! See ya soon!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fancy Folds #3

I have one more card for you this week. I tried another folding card. You will see it seems similar to the one from yesterday, but it is made differently. Let me show you the card first and then I will explain how it was made.

I see in the above pic, it looks like the bowl is yellow. It is actually lime green to go with the green in the striped paper. The ribbon goes around the yellow panel and tied and then the top fold slips under the bow to keep the card closed.

When the folded flap is pulled to the right, the next panel shows. Can you see the sentiment? It reads ..."Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not."

And then below you have the back panel when both flaps are out. I am sorry that the pic looks blurry, but with both flaps out, it would not fit on the scanner. The inside sentiment reads ... "You deserve a day sprinkled with FUN!"

The card itself is just one flat piece 5 1/2 x 4.25. Both panels are 5 1/2" long. On both panels the 1/2 is placed on the under side of the layer on the back panel. The yellow went under on the left side and the pick on the right side. You actually can see this pretty well in the pic above. The only difference in the two panels that form the folded part of the card is their width. The yellow is 3 1/4" and the pink is 2 3/4" and this is so you can see both panels when the card is completely closed. Again, if it doesn't make sense, let me know and I will try to do a better job of explaining.


Paper - 3 Bugs in a Rug Little Chick line, Cardstock White, Rose, Yellow, Pink
Stamps - There She Goes Clear Stamps Ice Cream
Ink - Versafine Black, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol
Die Cuts - Nesibilites Scallop Ovals
Other - Ribbon by Creative Impressions, Glossy Accents (for top of sundae), Rhinestones by Hero Arts

One last thing, did you see the teeny tiny sprinkles on the sundae? Well, this is one of the stamps in the set and it is clear. After I stamped it, I thought it got put back on the sheet but no ... I spent an hour looking for it! Just when I was about to give up, I found it! It got stuck on something else on my messy desk! Woo Hoo ... now we can have sprinkles again in the future!

Have a great weekend! Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Fancy Folds #2

Let me get right to it and show you my card for today. I hope you like it as much as I do. The way the card opens, with the folds, adds interest, making it simple to do and one that I know I will use again.

Now the folds work like this. The image is adhered to the top left panel and so when you open it to the left, you will see...

And then when you open the last fold to the right, you will see the inside ...

So, now let me give you the dimensions on making it. The base is a regular A-2 size card cut from an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper vertically. After making the fold, trim off 2 3/4". The inside which forms the flap to show the striped piece, and then opened to show the inside sentiment is a piece that measures 8 1/2 x 2/3/4, scored in the center. Remember to adhere your pattern paper on the inside panel before attaching this last piece. I hope this makes sense to you, if not contact me and I will explain more or show you better pics.


Paper - My Minds Eye Home - Pink (opposite of one in yesterday's post), Cardstock -white
Ink - Versafine Crimson Red, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol
Stamps - My Sentiments Exactly Birdie Banner
Die Cuts - Nestibilites Classic Scallop Circle and Circle
Other - Prima Flowers, Baubles by Stamping Bella

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thinking Flowers!

I will show you another one of my fancy folds cards tomorrow, but for today, I have an elegant and simple card for you. One of my favorite paper pads is from My Minds Eye called Home. I found out the one I have been using is what they call Pink and the one I used today is called Blue. However, in my opinion, they should have named it green instead, because there are many more yellows and greens in the pad than blues. Let me show you my card ...

Isn't it pretty? Not much stamping on this one, just the sentiment. Don't tell the "stamping police"! LOL! A couple of months ago, I saw on one of the cards how they used these rhinestones in a design. So, of course, I have collected a few to try out, but today was the first time I thought to use them. In person, when you look closely at the card, you can see the layer of acetate they are glued to. I guess that is o.k. Otherwise, you would have to make the design yourself with individual rhinestones and that would be a lot of work. Have a great day even though it is "tax" day!


Paper - My Minds Eye Home Blue, Cardstock Cream and Black
Stamps - Thinking of You by Hero Arts
Ink - Versafine Black
Punches/Die Cuts - Nestiblities Blossom & Blossom 2 (alternating to make the flower), Nestiblities Circle (under flower), EK Success Dotted Lace Border Punch
Other - Rhinestones by Prima

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Fancy Folds #1

I have seen quite a few ideas lately of cards with folds. I decided to try a few and show you what I came up with. When picking out my title for this post, it reminded me of coming up with fun titles to the classes I taught when I had my store. I actually can see this card as part of a class I would teach. But, no store, only you to share with! Let me show you the front of the card first and then I will show you the pics of the folds for this card.

Pretty cute, huh? Can you figure out where the fold is? The panel with the dog flips up so you can see the rest of the sentiment.
Now, I could have left it like that and just made it a flat card but I decided to instead have it as a regular card that opens, which gives me more room to sign my message. The next pic is the inside of the card.

The only thing I wish I would have done differently is too go with white cardstock instead of the cream. I have said it before that I think using white makes everything pop even if the paper you use has the cream in it. Oh well, next time!

Paper - The Paper Company Paws & Claws Stripe & Dog Bones Collection. Cardstock Cream, Green, Blue
Stamps -Our Craft Lounge Clear Set called Pat the Bad Dog, Have A Wonderful Day seniment by Printworks
Ink - Versafine Black, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol
Die Cuts/Punches - Nestiblities Classic Ovals, and Scallop Classic Ovals
Other - Tiny Metallic Accents by Hero Arts (I got ink on one of the colors - one of these covered it up and the rest made it look pretty!)

See you tomorrow! Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

You're the Best!

Happy Tuesday! The last couple of days I have been in a creating mood and have made several cards in which I will show you in the next few days! Last week I think I did a different sketch challenge every day. I was planning on taking a week off from participating in the sketch challenges. But, I just couldn't resist doing Jen delMuro's challenge for the week. I loved the simple sketch and I love how my card came out. First, let me share with you the sketch. And if you want to go to her site, here is the link.

Now for my card ...

There are so many companies out there with very cute girl stamps. Hero Arts got on that band wagon and I am glad because it has always been one of my favorite companies. I picked up this mini clear set a few weeks ago when we were down in Austin. Of course, I paper pieced her little dress and because she didn't look too hard to cut out, I did just that, so that I could layer her onto the daisy cuttlebug background. Did you see the daisy punch on the left side? Oh my, I absolutely love this new punch. I saw it used on a blog, but it was noted as the wrong title so I had trouble figuring out exactly what it was called. Thanks to my friend, Eileen, she did a little research and found it for me! Living down here, in the country, I do not have the choices of stores, that I had when I lived in the metroplex, so it is awesome to have friends that "take care of my needs"... stamping needs, that is! I know you will see this punch on my cards in the future.


Paper - Die Cuts with a View Flower Shower Spring Matstock, Cardstock White, Purple
Stamps - Hero Arts Mini Clear Set You're the Best, Sentiment "you're the best" by Stamping Bella (set of sentiments)
Ink - Versafine Black, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol
Punches/Dies - Nestiblities Scallop Circle and Circle, Martha Steward Border Punch Floral Band, McGill Tag Punch for sentiment
Other - Flower Rhinestone by Hero Arts, Button, Ribbon by May Arts, Cuttlebug Folder Flower

Notice I have been told that some of the colors I type with are hard to read, so from now on you will see basic black. I love using colors, but on the other hand, it is also important that you can read all my ramblings! LOL! Come back tomorrow for another creation!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Hello Spring!

I have one more card for you this week. I am off today heading up to Fort Worth to go to the Main Street Arts Festival with some friends. But first, let me show you today's card. I was thinking the other day how I used The Cat's Pajamas bear for Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day. He didn't get used for Easter, but that maybe I could make some kind of Spring card with him. And then yesterday, going through blogs on my reader, I came across a sketch challenge put on by The Cat's Pajamas and the layout I liked ... so ... you know what that means ... another sketch challenge for me and another layout for you. Here is the sketch first.

And here is my card using my the little bear once again. I think he reminds me of Yogi the Bear, remember him? My card for this one is very simple. I did add the sentiment so I could make this officially a "spring card"!


Paper - One sheet 12 x12 Retired Stampin' Up, Cardstock Pink, Orange
Stamps - Bear & Flower from The Cat's Pajamas (clear set), Hello from Studio G $1 Clear stamp, Spring from Making Memories Spring Set
Ink - Versafine Black, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol
Punches/DieCuts -Nestiblities Circle 2 sizes and Dahlia Dies 2 sizes (actually there are two dies behind the hello spring because I wanted them to show)
Other - All rhinestones by Hero Arts

Have a great weekend! Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Plant a Little Sunshine!

Three days, three sketches ... I am in a challenge creating mode! Today's sketch challenge is from Mojo Monday, which is one of my favorite blogs that have challenges. I almost always like the layout ideas they come up with. Here is the link to their blog. And here is the sketch.

This card was all about the scrapbook paper and the cardstock to match the paper. Love the color combination! A while back, I purchased a large flower set from There She Goes Clear Stamps and had yet to use any of the stamps, so I decided to change that by stamping one of the flowers from the set four times on different coordinating papers, layering them up to create the focal part of my card. I love how it came out! Whatcha think?


Paper - Scrapbook Paper all by My Minds Eye Just Dreamy 2 Collection, Yellow Dotted cardstock (unknown company-purchased at LSS -local scrapbook store), Cardstock White, Aqua
Stamps - There She Goes Clear Stamps, Plant a Little Sunshine by My Sentiments Exactly
Ink - Versafine Black
Die Cuts/Punches - Nestibilities Oval & Oval Scallop 2 sizes (a smaller scallop oval is under the four layered flower)
Other - Black Pearls by Hero Arts, Foam Tape by 3M for layering flower

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Flower Just For You!

For today, I have another new layout to show you. Yes, another sketch challenge for me. Here is the link to the blog where I found the challenge. And here is the sketch ...

There seem to be a lot of sketches out there with strips of paper either going horizontally or vertically. I have shown you both examples between today's card and yesterday's. I absolutely love the look. For today's card, I went with my favorite colors. You know how sometime you just need your comfort food, well, that is how I feel when I pick papers with "my" colors! If I look through my cases of papers, you will find quite a bit with either pinks or greens, but this hot pink and the lime are "it" for me!
I paper pieced her pants with the same paper as I used on the background of the card and her shirt is paper pieced with the same bright pink cardstock that I used on the card. Oh how I love to paper piece! And embellish with flowers and baubles ... it just doesn't get any better than that. O.K. I guess I have rambled enough for the day. Here is the recipe. See ya tomorrow!


Paper - Both scrapbook papers by Best Creation Inc., Cardstock White, Pink
Stamps - Girl by My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Line, Just for You sentiment by Rubber Stamp Tapestry
Ink - Versafine Black, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol
Die Cuts/Punches - Nestiblities Oval Petite Scallop and Oval Classic Solid
Other - Flowers by Prima, Baubles by Stamping Bella, White Pen by Ranger(to highlight on paper pieced top and bottom)

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Butterfly Fancy!

Remember when I was scared of sketch challenges ... well, no more! I actually welcome them now to give me more ideas. Especially, if they are for A-2 size cards. Yes, I know there does seem to be a lot of sketches out there for square cards too, but I just don't send many of these for two reasons. One is I don't have an abundance of that size envelopes and two, it does cost more postage to send. Go A-2 sketches!

This week, I will be showing you one card a day for three different sketch challenges. The first one is from a blog I recently found. Their link is First, I want to show you the sketch.

I want you to take note of the circle and square in the middle. I normally would look at this and layer the circle on top of the square. But I had an idea to layer the square on top of the circle instead. I love the way it came out. Let me show you the card and then I will give you the details ...
The mauve color cardstock is taped to the inside back of the card, so when you open the card, you see the mauve. When I go to do the inside, I will probably take it one step further and add a smaller white panel and then put my inside sentiment on it. I often finish the inside to show you, but I just didn't think about it when I was out in my room. Oh well! How about the die cut butterfly? It is from Stampin' Up. I love, love, love it! One more thing to note, I like that I used white cardstock for the sentiment instead of a cream color. Even though, the paper has a background of a cream color, by using the white, it makes the whole thing pop.


Paper - K & Co. Hopscotch Girl Butterflies Line, Mauve and Green Cardstock
Stamps - Sentiment by Stamp Camp - unmounted set called Butterfly Quotes
Ink - Versafine Black
Die Cuts/Punches - Nestiblities Circle in 2 sizes, Stampin' Up Emboss Die, Ek Success Border Punch
Other - Ribbon by May Arts, Glitter Dome Stickers from Hobby Lobby

See you tomorrow! Happy Stamping!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter!

Today I am sharing the second card I made for Easter. This celebrates what Easter is really about. I purchased the stamps in January at the Grapevine stamp convention just waiting for this holiday so that I could stamp them! When I think of Easter, I always think purple. But, I had a little trouble finding religious Easter paper. But when I saw this shimmery purple swirl paper, I knew I could make it work. The main image is nestled behind a punch out circle border. I found this instruction on YouTube from Becca of Amazing Paper Grace, which is one of my favorite blogs to look at. Go to I think you will be amazed at how simple it is! Here is my Easter card for you ... enjoy ...

And here is the closeup version ...


Paper - Purple Swirls by Riminisce Easter Swirls Line, Purple Shimmer Cardstock, Silver Shimmer Cardstock, Silver Shimmer Text Weight, White Shimmer Text Weight. (I used a combination of cardstock and text weight on this card because I only had text weight in the white and that was the color I needed and then I used the silver text weight with the border punch because I had a hard time getting the border punch to go thru the cardstock.)
Stamps - Both Easter stamps by Morning Star,Tiny grass by Art Impressions
Ink - Versamark, JudiKins silver embossing powder, Marvy Matchable Ink Pads
Dies/Punches - Nestiblities Scallop Circle and Circle, Martha Stewart Border Punch, EK Success Corner Punch
Other - Waterbrush (to create watercolored background behind crosses with marvy inks), Silver Pearls by Queen & Co. (yes, they are silver but paired with the purple, they look to be purple, even in person!)

Have a very blessed Easter Weekend!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Hoppy Easter!

Today it is time to show you my Easter cards! I made two styles, one cutesy, and one inspirational. I will be showing you the cutesy one today. Come back tomorrow to see my inspirational card. I have 15 cards to show you! Well. it is actually the same card but they appear different because of the different colors of cardstock, the different pattern papers, and the flower embellishments. All papers were from one collection from We R Memory Keepers. This company often has one side of their scrapbook paper divided into a quadrant with four different patterns on one paper. I love them, not only because you get multiple patterns, but because the designs are smaller patterns. making them ideal for cardmaking. Since all their papers coordinate, I picked out 5 colors of cardstock to match. I made 3 cards with each color of cardstock. Let me show the main card first so I can go over my how-to.

Each card took quite a number of steps to complete. Let me talk about the main bunny image. After, stamping the image, I left the die cut in place while sponging the background. I used chalks to highlight the ears, cheeks, and stomach. I stamped the bunny again on the proper color cardstock for the bow, which got cut out, and then dotted with a white pen. I also added the cracked egg hat. Then, I punched out the "Hoppy Easter" and trimmed it so it would fit in the bottom half of the cracked egg. Of course, ribbon was also added to tag. Next photo shows the closeup.

Here is the recipe for all 15 cards -

Paper - We R Memory Keepers Hippity Hoppity Collection, Cardstock 5 colors
Stamps - Darcie's Hop, Skip, Jump Set, Tiny Grass Image from Art Impressions
Ink - Versafine Black, Pebbles Chalk, Distress Ink Broken China, and Crushed Olive, Ranger White Pen
Die Cuts - Nestibilities Oval, and Petite Oval Scallop, McGill Hand Punch (hole in tag)
Other - Decorative Scissors, Stampin' Up Tag Punch, Ribbon by Creative Impressions, Baubles by Stamping Bella, Flowers by Prima

Now here are the other 14 cards ... enjoy!

See you tomorrow. Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring Blooms!

Hello! I finished my Easter cards last night! Yea! I will show you those in a couple of days once the recipients have received them. So, for today, I have a couple of special things just for you. The first is some pictures of some beautiful spring blooms that were taken today at the Dallas Arboretum. My friend, Donna & I went there today for our weekly outing! Beautiful warm, sunny day with a cool breeze! It was just perfect. I decided the pics I took must be shared - too pretty not to! Also, Donna gave me my Easter card, so I am posting that today too! What a treat! First, here are the spring blooms pics ... enjoy!

Now, here is Donna's card. Wow! I guess she is my first guest artist! Cool!

Great job Donna! It is an adorable card! Stamps used are an unmounted set from Darcie's. (I know because the stamps I used are from the same set!)

I should be back on Friday with my Easter cards. Happy Stamping!

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