Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Oh Sweet Spring

I have to say first thing that the weather here in my area has been incredible this week. Last week it was bitter cold with a snow on Thursday, and today temps are in the 70 and the sun is shining. Surely Spring is truly on it's way. I'm so ready for Spring, I'm all about this week's Spring Challenge over on the Phindy's Place Challenge blog.

This adorable image is called "Something Sweet". Spring is definitely my favorite season and so sweet, so this little cutie with her ice cream cone said Spring to me. She's colored with my Copics.

When I was looking for a sketch to follow, I found this incredible project over on the Tuesday Morning Sketch this week, with a link to Splitcoast Stampers for the instructions on how to create the Folded Frame. It's so easy to do, and yet it makes a great presentation.

My papers are from a digital paper pack from Correen Silke called Another Tea Party and can be found at ComputerScrapbook.Com. Oh and they were free. The ribbon was some I picked up out of a sale bin. I created the flower using my MTC and my cricut and some free svg files for quilled flowers provided by Sandy McCauley. I inked the edges of the flower, and I love the way it turned out. Finally, my sentiment was created by me in Photoshop and this time I played with the shadowing features.

I absolutely love this card.


  1. Hi Shirley. I can see why you love your card. The frame and the gorgeous shiny ribbon really set it off and it looks great in the soft tones of spring. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.
    Tine :)

  2. This is so very pretty. Love the soft springy colors and your super cool frame fold. Wonderful springy card. Thanks for playing along at Phindy's Place this week.

  3. Shirley I LOVE this frame, never seen this done before and will have to have a go, thanks for the link and also that digi paper link, oh my there is some lovely stuff there - and it's free so I won't be breaking my stash diet!

    Really pretty and springlike card:)

    Thank you for joining us and taking the Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll join us again this Friday!

  4. You really did a great job with this card! I love this phindy image and you've made her so sweet and delicate with your lovely layout.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Phindy's place!

  5. Shirley, this just divine! I LOVE it! Gorgeous coloring, folding and embellishing - a wonderful card.
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Phindy's Place!

  6. Absolutely adorable Shirley. I love the folded frame and all the beautiful spring colours. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

  7. Shirley! I love you card, it was such a fun fold! Your little girl image is so cute and a huge thumbs up for making your own sentiment! Thanks for sharing and Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  8. Great card. That folded frame sure made a pretty accent for this card my friend.

  9. Pretty! Love the ribbon/flower combo.... Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  10. Wonderful card! Love the bow. Great work.

    Thanks for playing along with at at TMS.
    Theresa, DT

  11. I love this card! I really love how you embellished it and the colors are so sweet. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.