Hope your day is going well. Are you ready for spring yet? Since the time change I can finally feel spring coming. We have had so much snow and gray skies, which just makes me appreciate the sunshine all the more when it peeks out. I have created a resolve to ENJOY the sunshine and to get out more when the snow clears. The dogs, who have been cooped up inside the house for months, are feeling it too. They are so pale and have lost most of their spots.
You can really see this on hairless dogs - take a look at these summer and winter pictures of Freeway. If a patch of sunshine appears on the carpet or the bed, the dogs can be found there, contorting their bodies to the shape of the sunny pattern. They too are ready for spring and the visits to the dog park. It is still too cold to play outside, but soon my little furless friends, soon...
Today's card used the newest stamp by Toodles & Binks, Grow a Little Love. T&B is a new-ish company from the UK (they ship to everywhere though). The designs are very sweet, fun and different.This card is sweet and simple, but with a little unique twist on the ribbon embellishment.
The sentiment and the tree image come together. To fit on the A2 sized card I succumbed to the trend to cut and paste words onto the card. I used to think that it looked like ransom letters, but it has been growing on me.
The tree was colored with Copics and die cut with Nestabilities. To ground the tree I used a dot effect to create grass, using several shades of green and a Colorless Blender.
Have you grown tired of this Chatterbox Artilicious paper from the Fabulous collection yet? Could you even tell it was the same collection used here and here? It really has a lot of variety and can be used so many ways. Today's papers are Fabulous Voyage, Fabulous Vintage and Fabulous Buttons.
The pink tafetta ribbon (Stampin' Up!) was tucked into a loop and sealed with a sticky glue dot. Flower buttons (Stampin' Up! Button Latte) were added on top and centered with a flat back self adhesive pink pearl (Kaiser).
Craft Critique Reporter Call
Craft Critique is on the lookout for new reporters. I will be staying aboard for the next go round and would love to have you join us. For details and how to apply, check out this post here on the CC site, but hurry, the deadline is March 13th! They are specifically looking for a guy and a digi scrapper this time around, as well as general reporters.
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