Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Spring Day-CCEE Stampers

This may be my last post for a few days. Look for my next card on Monday. I was looking forward to a visit with my son, dil, and little one but now I have allergies so bad I don't think I'll enjoy much.
I notice some leaves coming on some trees so I suppose that is the culprit. The things we love can make us so miserable for a while, unfortunately.

The CCEE Stampers are making Spring cards this week and hoping you'll hop over and  join us. Joanne asked that we stamp or create a Spring scene.  Spring and Easter go together as far as I'm concerned so I went along with both. You know this looks like a Spring day, right? :-)  My card consists mostly of punches, die cuts, and a sentiment so it is really easy. I did sponge some clouds and do some paper piecing on the birdhouse and eggs.

I love this branch and it can be used for so many occasions. The last time I used it was to make a Valentine card for my hubby. This time I used it to hang my birdhouse and to let my bird perch.

My recipe:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company set-Blessings (sentiment)
Paper: MFP, A Heinrich Company-Breezy Blue cardstock, gingham check is unknown from local scrapbook store
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic chalk ink-Sea Breeze
Accessories: Memory Box Woodland Branch, QuicKutz bird die, Martha Stewart sitting bunny punch, Martha Stewart Easter Egg Basket punch (eggs), Martha Stewart grass edge punch, black pearl for bird's eye

23 comments:

Sabrina said...

A long weekend of relaxation - sounds blissful to me! Enjoy every moment of it. I hope you even have some Spring weather such as you have captured on your card. It's lovely seeing all the birds in their spring finery with their plumage at its best just now.

Lois said...

Spring is a mixed blessing. It brings out the birds -- such as the cute one on your card -- but it also brings on the allergies. I'm so sorry you're suffering and that your planned weekend might wind up not as pleasant as you'd like.

Bonnie said...

What a fun Easter card, Benzi! I hope your allergies give you a break for your visit so you can enjoy your family.

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh just to CUTE and SPRINGY!!~

NanaConnie said...

This is wonderful, Benzi! Love all the die cuts -- they create such fabulous dimension. Enjoy your relaxing weekend. :-D

Carla S. said...

Beautiful spring scene, Brenda! Love the clouds and all the little punches and diecuts! Hope you have a good visit with your son and family and hope your allergies don't get you down!

Marisa said...

Lovely spring card. We have some birds coming back already - starlings (uck!) and the woodpecker who is using our metal roof exhaust to mark his territory LOL!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love all the punches and die cuts! What a cute Spring scene. The bunnies in the grass are wonderful, and the bird and birdhouse are the perfect addition to that great sky! Well done, GF!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

What a terrific Spring scene with all those punches, Brenda!!! Lots of wonderful details for your pretty Easter card. I'm sorry your allergies are bothering you, though. Hope you feel better soon.

wannabcre8tive said...

I just love this cute spring scene you have created. I just noticed that Daylight Savings time begins on March 11th and that is definitely a sign of spring to me, getting more daylight hours. Glad the storms missed you, we got enough for everyone this year. Hope your allergies get better.

Pam~ said...

You created the perfect spring day here! Love how it all came together ... especially the chocolate bunnies ... too cute!

Hope your allergies get better with the rain that is forecast for tomorrow. We have trees and flowers blooming already ... crazy! I didn't think the Bradford Pears bloomed this early.

Lynne in NI said...

Awww what a sweet Spring scene ... love all your die cuts and GREAT JOB with your sky!
Hope you have a fun trip and that your allergies ease for you :(

Kathy Bradley said...

Benz,
What a cute, cute card! The sweet bunnies in the grass and the wonderful birdhouse and cute birdie - all adorable and awesome!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Are you kidding....a door on the bird house, well if that isn't the cutes, I don't know what it. This is so full of spring goodness I am ready to pull out gardening gloves and go to work...lol Beautiful Benz!!!

~Tammy~ said...

Aww, that really stinks....I hope you feel better real soon and can enjoy the spring! It's no fun feeling miserable!

Your card is beautiful! I love the darling scene!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, this scene is delightful, Benzi! And those clouds look so real, and yes, this DEFINITELY looks like a lovely spring day! That bare branch is just waiting to burst into leaf. :)

Maria said...

What a lovely sweet Easter card! The little bird house is so CUTE! Lovely effect with the clouds, so pretty! Also, the little bunnies in the grass with the eggs make for a beautiful spring theme! Truly a great card, take care,hugs!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is such a peaceful spring scene, but who knew it would give you such allergies! I'm sorry you are feeling that lousy. I take meds to control my allergies year 'round, and love how good I feel. Do you take anything? Feel better soon, Benzi.

Carol L said...

How incredibly cute is this Easter card! I love what you've added to the branch and that bluebird really reminds me of spring! Hope you feel better soon :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

OMG....you have captured SPRING in this scene....from flowers to birds to Easter bunnies.....and such a lovely blue sky....perfecto

Davi said...

Fabulous Easter card with all the wonderful elements. So springy and dimensional way cool!!

Julie Hoffman said...

This is so cute! I love the little bird house and the bunnies and eggs in the grass! Perfect Easter card! I hope you're able to enjoy your visit with your family. My Mom's been in town for the past couple weeks and I've been so happy to get to spend time with her!

Ellen said...

Fabulous scene Benz! Your sponging of the sky is really outstanding! Awesome use of all the die cuts!
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods! All is good here, just screaming busy with musical theatre.
Hugs!!