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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Thinking of Spring

 Hi All, it is cold here in Michigan today, 6 degrees, BRRR!  I am hoping these pretty Spring colors will welcome the warmer temperatures, or at the very least remind us that they are on the way.  I designed this card around the beautiful yellow ribbon with the pearls and yellow gingham cloth on the wood chip butterfly.  It was a gift from my dear friend Valerie, in fact when my husband saw it, he said "you aren't going to use that are you?  I think you should just keep it as it is just too pretty to use up".  And I thought I was the hoarder, ha ha!  Well, she sent me plenty and I only used a small portion.  The card is for my friend Meg to give to her sweet daughter Laura so it was a good occasion to use it.  But of course I had to fuss over the card to make sure it was worthy of the ribbon.  I am finally happy with the results.  The sweet image is from Gecko Galz, the papers are digital prints from Susan Godfrey, sadly she is not making papers any more.  And yes I did use my Perfect Layers Rulers to get the image cut square and to get the yellow trim on it straight this time lol.  
Thanks for looking.  ~Diane
Whoo Hoo!  I just saw that I won a $25.00 Shopping Spree at Gecko Galz for my entry into LeeAnns Birthday bash challenge the Cats Meow!  I always have a wish list for what more I want there too.  Pop over to LeeAnns blog Fripperies and Butterflies, she has already started another challenge with some beautiful free Vintage Valentine images!  Thank you LeeAnne!

I am linking this card up to Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge "What are you known for."
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29 comments:

  1. I told you that card was the cat's whiskers! Well done, have fun with your spending spree! This card is beautiful, glad you could use the ribbon. Spring colours are good, I hope spring will follow. The days are getting a bit longer here, so slowly we are getting there! hugs, Valerie

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  2. You are so talented. I LOVE cards . They are such soul expressions... Thanks for sharing such beauty with your followers. I know I just love them .. >Thank you

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  3. Hi Diane, YEAHHHHH on winning the spending spree. So excited for you. Your card for springtime is just beautiful. Oh I love those details and the ribbon that Valerie sent you to use. Had to giggle at what your hubby said. You always hit a home run with your creations my friend. Card making and creating just comes from your heart and it truly shows.

    Stay warm. I'll try to send you some warmer air from down here.
    Have a great evening.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  4. So beautiful and it brought a smile to face to see such lovely colours amidst the dullness of our wonter.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. Good Morning sweetie, wowzers this is amazing!!! Huggles Pops x x x

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  6. Hello Diane,

    So cute !!!!!!!!and sweet card.
    that little girl so adorable.

    I can feel spring;). At Michigan for sure so cold.
    wishing you beautiful warm days
    hugs and blessing

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  7. oh wow!!! this is just amazing! no wonder you wanted to hoard that ribbon...such gorgeous work and i love the detailing :)

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  8. Hi Diane, Thank you for bring Spring to my morning. It's 11 degrees here in PA this morning and I'm longing for the warm weather. Your card is so special as always. I'll be on the lookout for wood chip butterflies now. Joyous Wishes, Linda

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  9. Adorable, Diane, simply adorable is she. Love her chubby cheeks. All those beautiful elements she truly deserves. Your friend's daughter will LOVE it.
    Love,
    M

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  10. This is such a pretty Spring feeling to see this lovely card... it is warm here in AZ, we had a cold snap in the 20s (cold for us) but now we are in the high 70s and 80s. Amazing. I am glad I don't live where it snows.
    Love your card...brightened my day.
    Hugs
    Carole

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  11. We dropped to 11 degrees and had a couple of weeks of very cold weather for CA! Well this card had to warm your soul! Diane, it is gorgeous and I love the pop of yellow and the delicate trims! Hope you are warmer today! Hugs!

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  12. have fun shopping, diane! your card is simply lovely, as always! have a great weekend!

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  13. Oh I love this!! The paper, and all the colors and textures! I wish I could put my hand through the computer and touch it. This is amazing!!!
    xxDaniella

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  14. I am thinking of spring! it is 2 degrees here LOL!

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  15. Beautiful card Diane! I have Spring fever really bad! It has been up to the 80's already here! :)

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  16. It is freezing and snowing here in NYC. I am ready for Spring too! Your card and matching envelope are gorgeous. Love the papers, sorry they aren't made anymore. The image you used is so pretty. I have the perfect layers, and must try them again as I had trouble when I first got them and maybe I need to practice more.

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  17. Diane this is another awesome creation. Love how the yellows in the image pops against the red/pink design papers.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  18. What a happy frilly card! Love the colors and the all the lace! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  19. Oh Diane, I LOVE the colors and the feminine touch to this beautiful card. A huge congratulations on your win! Have a lovely week, my dear friend. Mina

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  20. Congrats on your win - how fun?!!

    Love the vintage image on the card!!

    Enjoy your week!
    Leann

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  21. wowzers on those spring colors, that image is adorable, hugs

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  22. lovely layering of lace--such a pretty card!

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  23. Oh I do love your cards with their matching envelops. Always so pretty. Happy to hear you won! Its so much fun when you do!

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  24. What a SWEET image, Diane, and a simply ADORABLE birthday card -- LOVE it!!!
    It was really cold (record-breaking) one week, then shot up to the 80's and now it rained for 4 days straight and is chilly. I'm ready for more warmth, and can recall how the winters there feel from my childhood days in the Midwest! ;-( Hope spring hurries!!!

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  25. Wow, Diane, what a beauty. I love the color and what a gorgeous image!
    Hugs,
    Starr

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  26. It's cold here too! We are supposed to get -27 degree wind chills tonight. Brrrrr...

    Your card is so sweet! This image is beautiful. I love the pretty details and warm colors.

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  27. Am not sure how I missed this gorgeous card of yours Diane. Congratulations on your win. Hugs Annette x

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  28. Your cards are absolutely stunning!!

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