Mar 19, 2010

BC143 - Spring is in the Air

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Spring has Sprung (almost) - Happy Friday, Today the Blogger Challenge theme is:
"Think Spring" and with the 1st Day of Spring arriving tomorrow (20th) it's very fitting that we honor this lovely season.  Spring is my favorite season of the year and since I was born on the first day of Spring I really love it!

For this card I chose another "no stamping" card.  I've had these wonderful fabric stickers (Hot off the Press) for a couple of years now and this one just shouted out spring to me.  Isn't it sweet.  I decided to pair it up with some Sweet Pea designer paper from SU and some soft colors (Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Pretty in Pink.  I stitched around the tag (it's a little uneven because my machine just won't work right. For some reason the thread bunches up on me.)
I frayed some Eggplant grosgrain ribbon and tied it on my tag, added some felt and prima flowers, a punched border and some pink jewels to complete my card.  I also embossed the pale plum layer with the Moroccan Screen embossing folder.  I chose to leave off a sentiment and let the tag speak for itself as to the theme.

Be sure to click on the BC icon on my sidebar and check out all the other members wonderful Spring cards/creations.  Have a great weekend and HAPPY SPRING!

I've included a picture of Coleen and her bouquet of Spring Tree blooms that she picked on our walk this week. 

31 comments:

Lisa said...

Love the vintage look of the tag. Pretty colors.

Lisa Bohler said...

I love how you combined the vintage look with the fresh colors of spring!

Nikki Bond said...

This is stunning! Love the image...and all the extra little details! {SMILES}

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful image you've chosen - love the colors, one would have never known it wasn't a stamp! Hope you have a wonderful Birthday!

Elena said...

Gorgeous card, Ida! I love this fabric sticker! And the colors are just wonderful!

BarbaraW said...

What an adorable stickered tag. It really does say spring..

Robin Merriman said...

Beautiful card Ida! Have a wonderful birthday!

Basement Stamper said...

Can't believe how big Coleen is getting!!! Love the card, hot off the press fabric stickers and all :-)

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is PERFECT = what a sweet image of Colleen with the flowers too! Love your card! TFS!

Connie Paxman said...

Ida...love your card and no stamping, it is simply georgous.
I like the idea of a tag and vintage clip art..
You little one is growing into a young lady.
connie paxman

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Just Beautiful Ida! Luv how you put it together, colors, vintage, Spring....super card!

GCgirl said...

So soft and pretty...love it :-)

njburk said...

Ida--what a beautiful card--love the time you put into it in the colorings!
Your precious little one's picture is perfect--what a sweet ange you have!
Hugs, & thanks for the help, Nola

Lorelie Kim said...

Lavender seems to be the color this Spring and your card is just lovely!! What's the name of that awesome border punch you use?

Allison said...

Your GD has such dreamy eyes...cute! Love all the purples and that image is sweet!

tonistamps said...

This is beautiful Ida. I love that tag, and the stitching...and the flowers...and everything!

Claudia said...

Love the details, but especially the rhinestones!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful- wonderful vintage card- what a sweet little one!!! TFS

Connie said...

What a neat sticker...at first I thought you had colored it and was amazed. Anyway...a beautiful card!

Tami Black said...

Ida,

You always find the neatest images and I love your color combo. It's a beautiful card that totally speaks Spring!

Selene Kempton said...

Your card matches the picture of Coleen. This is wonderful.. it looks like the inspiration for your card came from the photo.. Very pretty!

Patti Chesky said...

That has to be one of the sweetest images. I love how little ones crouch down like that to check something out. It's a beautiful card....perfect for the first day of Spring.

Happy Birthday!!

sheryl said...

Love the image on the fabric sticker. The colors are beautiful!

maryr917 said...

this card is so pretty-love the soft spring colors you used on it-happy birthday!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

luv the card, but I really luvd reading your post about spring...your blog looks fabulous, adore the new picture with you and your cat and I guess this is your grandaughter, she is adorable, very sweet....have a wonderful evening!

enjoy *~*

Barbara said...

How sweet this card is...and so perfect for the first day of Spring! As an added bonus, it's a no-stamp card as well....fabulous! Hope you celebrated in style!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a beautiful card Ida! Love the colors! I tried to do some sewing tonight, but I failed at that...lol! Terrific picture of your grand-daughter! Happy Birthday! (It looks like there are a lot of us on BC in March!!!) Hope you enjoyed your special day! :D

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Ida!

Rachel Hope said...

Awwww, so sweet!!!

Tiffany Bauer said...

What a pretty card and sweet image!! Great job on our Spring Theme!!

Niki Estes said...

Very pretty, Ida! I love the tag!