Sunday, May 1, 2011

April showers bring May...flurries??

The calendar says it's now officially May, but we had temps in the 30's and 40's today with occasional snow flurries. What?? Do we need to rename May Day, and call it May Fool's Day?? Although I tend to be the optimistic type and try to look at the glass always being half full instead of half empty, I'm tired of holding a glass half full of slush. I want flowers, and sunshine, and I want to be able to wear my sandals without socks! Well, they say "hope springs eternal," and I hope if spring ever gets it here, eternal will mean that it lasts at least a few weeks and then leads to some semblance of a summer.

I'm trying to keep that hope alive by posting this birthday card. The cute frog smiling up at the bright and pretty flowers makes me feel a little more optimistic about soon being able to see some REAL frogs and flowers! The flower image is from the set A Flower For All Seasons (which has been around for a while but is still one of my favorites), and the bright colors instantly lift my spirits. The layout is SC214 from the Wednesday Card Sketch Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The bow was done the SweetP way and is attached to the strip of ribbon beneath it with a glue dot. It's hard to tell in the picture, but the card folds on the left side, and the right side of the card front has a 7/8" strip of Vanilla cardstock layered under the punched Wasabi and is actually 1/8" shorter than the back side, so the strip of Wasabi that you see on the far right is actually the right inside of the card. Is that clear as mud or what?? It actually makes sense if you don't think about it too much!!

Stamps: A Flower for All Seasons, It's Your Birthday
Paper: Wild Wasabi & Very Vanilla cardstock, Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On & Chocolate Chip pads; Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist & Chocolate Chip markers
Accessories: Marina Mist 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Eyelet Border punch, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

May you have a sweet time stamping!!

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