And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spring is in the Air!

Hello friends!  Don't you just love Spring?  We've had such a glorious week here...wonderful weather, birds chirping, flowers blooming, time to create!  Saturday has come again and that means it's time for another challenge at The Sweet Stop!

Inspirational Nugget:  Spring...what a perfect picture of how God works in our lives.  He takes the dormant, barren, winter times of our lives and brings forth new growth and a fresh outlook...Sorrow may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning!  (Psalm 30:5)  Praise the Lord!

My sample for today was made with Spring in mind!

Creative Nugget:  Hearing the birds chirping outside my crafting place caused me to reach for this adorable clear stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, "One of a Kind."  I followed the sketch for this week pretty closely.  The image is colored with copic markers, cut out, and adhered to an oval nestie sponged with some clouds.  The colors were inspired by Bridget's "Hump Day" challenge on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Forum at SCS which was to use aqua and red.  My aqua was more turquoise, but I really liked this's so cheerful!  The patterned paper was by My Mind's Eye and was perfect for the sketch and color challenge!

And keeping with the bird theme, here is the Christmas version:

All of the samples by the Sugar Babies this week are fabulous...aren't they always!  Be sure to stop by and see all of them!

I hope you have a chance to enjoy Spring wherever you are this weekend, and can find some stamping time to capture a bit of Spring! Thanks for stopping by for a visit!


Card Recipe
Stamps: One of a Kind (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Broken China Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Select White, Dark Chocolate (PTI), Rose Red (SU!), Neenah Solar White, Fine and Dandy Girl Paper Pad (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Oval Nesties (Spellbinders), Dark Chocolate Ribbon, Canvas Impression Plate (PTI), Photo Corner Punch, Circle Punch (SU!), Cloud Stencil (PrintWorks), Kaiser Pearls, Sew Mini (Janome), Copic Markers R43, R46, R59, R85, BG07, BG02, BG000, E43, E44, E47, E49, Y17


Shannon White said...

Oh Wow Miss Cathy these are both just Darling! 8-) Love the Sweet birdies and your Awesome fluffy clouds! Wonderful dp's on both cards! And your Christmas version of the sketch is So Adorable too! Wonderful coloring all the way around. 8-)

Hope you have a Fabulous weekend my friend!


Chrissy D said...

WONDERFUL! I love the papers and color schemes. YOu colored the images beaitul too! Have a blessed day!!!

Chrissy D said...

By the way - wanted to giv e a BIG SHOUT too - LOVE the inspiration nugget! Praise GOD!

Stacy Morgan said...

Both of these are awesome. The birds are so cheerful and sweet. Your JOY is colored AWESOME! What a fun sketch, maybe I can play after the soccer games today.

LeAnne said...

Both of these are sweet, Cathy! I have a little bird feeder outside Cassidy's bedroom window and she is quite enthralled when they come and sit on it....she loves birds almost as much as I do! TFS!

Mary J said...

Both so fabulous Cathy!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Both cards are lovely Cathy. Such pretty colors and images. Love the One of a Kind image. One of my faborites. The paper and stitching are fabulous. :o)

Kathi said...

Both of these are adorable! Love the papers you used on both of them and your stitching is beautiful!

Marie said...

Lovely cards, Cathy. The dp is just perfect for those great images. Love both of them.

Janice M said...

Great cards Cathy! I just love the colors on your bird card and all that stitching!

Shelby Goolsby said...

Cathy how adorable!! I love the papers, they are just perfect for the cute birds and I love the way you added the sentiment. Your Christmas card is awesome too:)