Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring in the Garden

When I did my last post, we were expecting some terrible weather (last Friday). Thankfully, it came and went without any damage or very little in my area. Unfortunately, that was not the case for so many. Today
is a beautiful day so I am uploading a card full of Spring Joy...that is the name of the stamp I'm using and I absolutely love it. It is from OnyXXpressions.
I'm using a Martha Stewart Quilted border punch and every time I use it, I think it looks like frogs-lots of them. LOL I'm sure that is not what it is supposed to be, but I see them and think they look rather cute in
my Spring garden.

This week on Splitcoaststampers, Sue aka coffeestamper, was named Featured Stamper. I cased this card of Sue's after flipping and making a few changes. I'm hoping Sue has a fun week.

I am entering my card into the Cupcake Craft Challenge-#138 -Lot of Layers. Not counting my base card, I have used 4 layers on my card, plus my punched border.

So glad to do the EtsyInspired Challenge #135 because I found this image below that is inspiration for my yellow and red. I almost never use yellow. I like the color but never think my cards look the way I want when I use it. I must say I am pretty much pleased with this one. Here is my inspiration:

This inspiration came from the Etsy store, Creating is Fun and what a super store. You should visit and see some of her wonderful items.

Another challenge I am entering is Paper Sundaes #65-Texture  I used dry embossing with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder

Stamps: OnyXXpressions-Spring Joy
Paper: Stampin'Up! So Saffron, Old Olive, and Cherry Cobbler, PTI white cardstock
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves
Accessories: Martha Stewart Quilted border punch, Stampin'Up! grosgrain ribbon


Auntie Em said...

Love your card! The fresh colours and the sweet image with the dainty flowers certainly looks like spring. (BTW-I see the froggies too!hehehe! )
Thank you for sharing! :)

Pam~ said...

Ok, after you said you see frogs and lots of them, that is all I see now ... too funny! Your card is beautiful ... gorgeous stamp!

Basslady said...

hi sweety!

yeah...i want spring...you are really reading my thoughts...

i love the punched border and your wonderful ribbon!

sending you many hugs and kisses from germany,
which is already starting with spring...

silvi xoxo

Fiona said...

wow this is gorgeous...what a beautiful spring card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Carol L said...

Beautiful stamping and colors on this one, and I just love that perfectly tied ribbon! Great borders too on this one, and to think you drew your inspiration from a strip of tickets! Nice job! Ribbit :)

Bonnie said...

Oh, Benzi, I'm really, really loving this card! What a beautiful Spring garden!

Marisa said...

Oh happy sigh....just LOVE this card! Great colours, the flowers and border punch are fabulous and of course, I'm swooning at the Swiss Dots LOL! Stunning card to can send my way any time ;)

Colleen Dietrich said...

I didn't know Perkzi is a Featured Stamper! That is awesome. WHat an illustrious group we PUnchiez are. :)

I really like this stamp, Benz, and the MS punch *does* look like a row of frogs, especially in this green. I have this punch, and now I can never look at it the same way again!!

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty. Perfect spring card!

Angi Barrs said...

Gorgeous design Benzi. Love that punch that you used. So glad to see you playing along with us at Etsy Inspired. :)

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love all the layers. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Davi said...

What a pretty card! I love the yellow and red, the great texture, very pretty image and the "frog" border :)

Lynne in NI said...

What a perfect little spring card! Your flower stamp is so pretty and I love your 'frog' border! Glad to hear the worst of the weather missed you!

Alica said...

so soft and pretty! Love it!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Alica ;)

Joanne (jojot) said...

What a beauty this is.....such a fresh and springy delight

Julie said...

Gorgeous! Love the polka dot bg and those gorgeous flowers!!!