Monday, March 21, 2011

Vintage Chicks…and a Winner!

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Happy Spring!

My goodness, what a blustery, rainy few days we’ve had! 

Here’s proof:

Yesterday, our poor trampoline—and it’s a HUGE one!—was carried by the wind from farther down in our one-acre backyard…

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…to being literally draped over our side fence!  I’m afraid there’ll be no jumping today…..!

Even with this crazy weather, the lure of Spring caught me in it’s clutches this morning, and I just had to make a couple of cards to celebrate the new season…

As you will soon see..the natural lighting is still horrible for photos. Almost as soon as I finished taking my pictures, it started hailing…oh, well!

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Some sweet little Spring Chicks, courtesy of Crafty Secrets’ “Seasonal” Creative Scraps…

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…nothing too involved on this card…a bit of iridescent sparkle on the flowers, some spritzing with Glimmer Mist, framing with Platinum Stickles, lace, ribbon…that’s about it.

The colors I used today aren’t typical springtime card colors…

Lovely pastels will come later…for now, the colors of the earth awakening…deep reddish-purple buddings on my fruit trees…

…yellow-gold tips of daffodils emerging from the rich, brown, rain-soaked earth…

…these are the colors that are speaking to me these first new days of Spring…

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I love this vintage chick {sound  familiar?}…an adorable image from Crafty Secrets’ “Easter” Creative Scraps…

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…I cut out a second one to pop it up just a bit…

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…a bit closer-up…

Again, nothing too involved on this card…just the addition of some milky, smooth vintage mother-of-pearl buttons…

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Does everybody else love crinkled up, old seam binding as much as I do?  So yummy to play with! 

Okay…now for the winner of the Crafty Secrets/Eclectic Paperie Blog Hop here on my blog…

Cindy Adkins of Whimsical Musings!

Congratulations to you, Cindy!  I’ll be sending you an email message as well.

There were 16 winners between all the different blogs in the hop…we had so much fun! Thanks to all of you for playing along with us this weekend!

Well, that’s all for me today…whatever your weather this second day of Spring, I hope it’s peaceful, cozy, and filled with every beautiful thing…

…and if it’s not raining at your house…step outside and take a little peek at all the marvels of the season…they’re all around us.

See you soon with something new.

 

Julie

(blooming images found online…too rainy to take my own today!)