So, is spring ever going to get here? Will we ever have more than one day of warm weather?!?!?


Tired of Cold

I recall a few years back that it snowed on May 10 (the day after my dad’s birthday). At the time he stated that it had been a LOOOOOOOONG time since it snowed the day after his birthday. I don’t EVER recall it snowing as late as May 15. We had flurries this past Saturday….and that was too much for me!

So, in an effort to force spring to come, I woke up this morning and created this little gem. Doesn’t it just SCREAM spring?!?!?

Spring Floral Thank You Single EDITED

I LOVE the little splashes of color on the background of the card and the colorful flowers just tie it all together.

Spring Floral Side by Side EDITED

You can put down as many splatters as you want — no two cards are alike!

Spring Floral Flat EDITED

I added a little sparkle by adding our rhinestones to the middle of the flowers.

~sigh~ I am happy now with my little SPLASH of spring!


You can choose to make this card (and more) at my card buffet on Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. You can choose six cards to make for $15. 

Let me know if you have specific cards that you are in need of (i.e. birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).

RSVP by Thursday, May 19 so I am sure to have enough materials cut and ready for you to create!

Hope to see you on May 21! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

Spring Has Sprung?!?!

Row 1 Spring

Oftentimes, I ask myself, “Why in the world do you live in Wisconsin?” Between the long winters, the BRUTAL cold temperatures of late and fighting a horrendous cold for a week, I am SOOOOOO ready for spring!

Row 2 Spring

Many people look to Punxsutawney Phil every Feb. 2 to predict the coming of spring. Some look to a date on a calendar. Others look to the sighting of their first robin to declare the first day of spring. The opening of two drive-ins is my sign that spring is coming. Ardy and Ed’s Drive In opened for their 67th season on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, and, rumor has it that The Well Drive-In will be opening this weekend.

Row 3 Spring

Maybe I can pretend it is spring?

Spring w-Daffodil RibbonSpring Tulip Inside

I LOVE this stamp set. The three-step Lotus Blossom photopolymer stamp set allows you to see through the stamps so that you can easily line everything up. The daffodil delight ribbon just makes this card scream spring.

Purple Flower 2Purple Flower Inside

Here is another card using the same stamp set. Behind the flower is Irresistibly Yours Designer Paper from our Sale-A-Bration catalog. This paper is free with a $50 purchase until March 31, 2015. The flower is tied off with matching ruffled ribbon. It felt as if the card above was missing something. Enhancing it with a piece of wysteria wonder cardstock makes it pop more, don’t you think?

Purple Flower Enhanced2

While playing with different ideas, this cool card came to mind. Awesome…until I realized that I did not have an envelope that fit. I grabbed my Envelope Punch Board and easily made my own. How cool is that?

Square Card w-Envelope

Again, this card kind of fizzled for me. Adding some “pizzaz” was in order.

Square Card EnhancedSquare Close-up

Making cards is about trial and error as these last two cards show. Isn’t it amazing what a piece of paper or a little embossing, dimensionals and ribbon does to bring your project to the next level? My rule of thumb is to just keep playing with your creations until they are “picture perfect”.

Interested in making cards? Let me know if you wish to join me at my next Card Buffet on Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Leave a note in the comments section.