Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Joyful Spring

Hello friends!

Woohoo....spring has made it to Missouri!  Looking a bit like a storm outside now, but I had the top down on the little car today, and OMG it felt so nice! 

Well, I needed a card for someone special.  I'm a card angel for a lady with cancer, and I wanted to make something bright and perky that looked like spring.  The challenge at the Impression Obsession Blog this week is "Spring is in the Air", so I got out some I-O stamps, and here's what happened...

Supplies: Cardstock, a muse, DP Echo Park Victoria Gardens, Colorbok Black CS, Coloring with Copics, Flower Soft, Stamps: Impression Obsession "Decorate the Season Fence" (G8614) and "Joyful Spring" (B5428), misc. flowers from my stash.

This is the inside of the card. You can barely see a flower peeking at you on the left. There are three flowers on that panel, actually, covering three very nice ink smdges.  Bwahahaha....happens to the best of us!

Don't you just LOVE that dotted background?  I ordered a couple of items from my friend, Shirley, who is an a muse demonstrator.  And free with my order was an adorable set of note cards!  Yup, a rainbow of dots! So you will be seeing spots for a long while...just sayin'.

Hope that you have all had a nice day!  Some of you had contacted me that you'd like to do an RAK for our DD, whose DH was deployed three weeks after their wedding.  I'm sorry, but there were several of you, and  except for a couple of you, I don't recall who wanted some 'ideas'.  If any of you still do want ideas, or addresses, I have some now, so feel free to email me.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart to those who have sent cards, emails, or commented on her blog posts.  (If you want to read a heart wrenching entry, go to Melissa's blog, Marrying the Army, and read the post about the USPS losing her mail from Afghanistan.)  She is so touched that my friends think enough of me and of her to send a handmade card.  We both thank you so much!

Have a wonderful evening!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.

28 comments:

Donna said...

Toooo cute, great colors and coloring! This is such a versatile stamp. Isn't the weather amazing?

*Vicki* said...

Hello Patti!! Gorgeous Spring card hun!! Love your flower soft inside the bucket!! Great dimension on your design! :) Happy Spring and TFS! HUGS

STAMPING SAM said...

Well, I for one love dots so I'm glad you have quite a few of them to work with!

My heart goes out to Melissa. Jim came home from Nam, we got married that day, honeymooned for 10 day leave and he went back to Nam for 6 months. Crazy youth, no wonder my parents had that look on their faces, they knew exactly what it would do to me. Oh well, tell Melissa that 40.6 years later we're still happy, so maybe the absense does make the heart grow fonder...it sure made our marriage stronger.

Never mind, I'll copy this and tell her myself! Work is busy, into the MAP schedule and all the end of the year hub bub. Oh fun!

Sue from Oregon said...

You know I LOVE my "polky" dots so I am gonna love all your dots too! super cute! Some of my best creations come from smudges LOL! It is snowing here...on the first day of spring!

Glittered Paws said...

Very nice and I am sure it will bring a smile to your ladies face when she gets her card. Love the Flower Soft - makes you want to touch and feel. I am so happy you like AMuse stuff!!!

Shirley said...

Hi Patti, Your card is just so pretty! I love what you put in that cute little pail and how you used the DP for the little tied piece on the fence! Altogether it is so beautiful. Love those polka dots and so will your friend, you angel! Thanks for playing and good luck in the drawing too!

Lorie said...

Gorgeous card...hugs to your daughter!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This sis such a beautiful design I love those images or is it just one?
That should be a cheerful one to receive. I finally got a card out to your daughter and would love to add care packages.
Off to read her post, hope it doesn't make me cry-I feel so bad for her.
Hugs my friend

Sue said...

Very nice card, love it. Woman will be so happy to get your card in the mail. Could not believe when I read Melissa's blog.....kid can't catch a break...my heart hurts for her....

Hugs
Sue

Iris said...

Hey! Glad spring hit in your area! It just snowed a few days ago in the pacific northwest so spring is just barely here. :) Love the bright yellow and the fun image! Love and hope you and your DD have an awesome day!

Glenda Atkins said...

Pattie that is a wonderful spring card and dots are always a good thing! Your lady friend will be thrilled to receive it!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Patti your card is cheerful and sure to bring a smile to the suffering lady. Love the dimension of the flowers popping!
Your comment brought a smile to my face. I was away on holiday and just getting back to blogland so couldnt stop by regularly!

Olga said...

WOW! How creative, love the basket of flower soft!

Paula Huiras said...

Love your basket of flower soft. Nice spring card.
PH

Melisa Waldorf said...

Oh no, poor girl. I know you never get used to it, but maybe it will get a little easier before too long. I can't even imagine how she must worry.

I love your card!! That fence and pail of flowers is awesome. The flower soft is perfect. I LOVE IO stamps. I was going to try to play along with that challenge, but I've become obsessed with my new art journaling class.

Girl just jump in that convertable and keep driving all the way to TX!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Patti. The coloring is amazing and the design is perfect. Love the dots!

Amanda Mertz said...

Sweet card Patti! Love the little bandana tied to the fence! Such a cute detail!

I'd love to send your daughter some happy mail! Just e-mail me her address!

Joan Ervin said...

This is sooo pretty, Patti...I have a few of those note cards and I just love them!!! Your little fence is adorable and how clever to add the flower soft!!!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so sweet and spring-like! I love the bucket of posies and the scarf tied around the picket. Your friend will be sure to perk up when she receives this lovely greeting!

{{Hugs}} to your daughter and all the family.

Pam Sparks said...

Love it Patti! Cheery, Springy and cute to boot! Awesome details...love that bucket of
dandelions???? ahahahahahaha... ugh...

Jani Lewis said...

Such a cute card. Makes me happy for Spring to come.

Becky said...

This is awesome Patti..Love the flower soft.

Katie said...

Congratulations on winning! Really wonderful card, very 'spring-like'! I love the flower soft and paper piecing, it looks great! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Another gorgeous project, my friend.

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is just as cute as can be! So awesome!

Bonnie Weiss said...

Making a card for that reason is a difficult task to undertake but your card is so nice and I'm sure it will be very appreciated.

Beate said...

What a wonderful spring card. Love it.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs and smiles

Seleise said...

how neat! and, good luck to your daughter. It is a challenge but we appreciate the service the family gives to our country! hugs!