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Friday, April 6, 2012

Well Spring has sprung here in Florida but the weather remains beautiful.  80 and 90's during the day but cools down into the 60's at night.  Couldn't be more wonderful.  Wherever did the winter go.  It sure has been a whirlwind for me.  Lots of fabulous company but it seems like never enough time to make cards or scrapbook.  I have made cards and have attended lots of classes to get ideas.  No scapbooking though.  I am going to join a club next year, that way at least I will make time to work on scrapping.  Anyway, I have been making birthday and thank you cards like crazy and then whatever comes up in a class or two.  I don't claim the ones from class as mine but sometimes I CASE a design.  I have been helping a friend, Diane Fowler, this week go through her stamping things so that she can sell them.  I went to help a friend and came out with quite a few purchases.  Some ribbons, one you will see on one of the cards I will show you and a couple of punches.  A set of Stampin Up stamps that I don't have (that was a shocker because I have just about every other set she had) and a bundle of other stuff.  I really wanted to just help and had absolutely no intention of getting anything.  She still had tons of good stuff for sale.  Brand new stamp ssets galore.  Her sale will be at The Markets of Marion in Belleview, FL on April 21. Anyway here are the cards that I have been creating.  Enjoy and Happy Easter.
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 I love the peach and green combo, in fact those were the first colors of my bathroom. I think the card is a little busy but flowers and the blings well I love it. 

I got this idea off of pinterest.  Very simple yet stunning.
 My good friend Jeanne McNeal sent me a card just like this except no pearls.  Is not the coping the greatest kind of flattery one can give a person?  Well I liked the card so much I CASEd it and added my bling.
 Another paint chip idea.  I found the buttons laying on my craft counter so of course I had to use them.  Very springy, don;t you think?
   Everytime I get a new set of Nestibilities I have to use it.  I like the kraft paper and the pink together.  Very sweet.
 I just got the new Stampin Up flower punch and I love it.  I like everything on this card except the sentiment.  Maybe a different color?
 This is the birthday card that I made for my 8 year old neice Meghan.  I found this circle paper that was bright and happy feeling.  The reason for the added red is below.  I recently went to a card class put on by two Stampin Up demonstrators and the inside of the card was a pop up of sorts.  I decided to use that idea in red.  See the inside of the card below.
This is the inside of the card.  I used nestibilities for the cut out and added paint chip borders on each side of the card.  Gotta love those paint chips.

This is the card I made just this morning with the beautiful ribbon.  The flower is from a GinaK Designs set.  Lots of texture on this card.  The white background is embossed with a Cuddlebug Swirl folder.  The green background is a Anna Griffin stamp and of course Spellbinders Nestibilities. 
Busy day for me now.  Dave wants more bowls, it seems we never seem to have enough. After shopping we are playing golf and then I need to make a birthday card for my son, Brian.  His birthday is on the 13th of April but that is only a week away.  My life is beautiful and I am truly blessed hope that you feel the same way about your life.  If you don't, make a change and find out what is missing, you will know when you find it.  Blessings, Pam