" I am a dreamer. I am , indeed, a practical dreamer. My dreams are not airy nothings. I want to convert my dreams into realities, as far as possible. "

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spring Has Sprung!!

I think they are begonias...
Pretty, huh?
   The weather has taken a turn for the best. It's finally looking and feeling like spring. I plan on working in my garden this morning, especially after visiting  Skillin's Garden Center and seeing these beautiful flowers. I wanted to buy everything I saw. My mom held me back by telling me it was a tad too early. Whew! That was close. Here are some more pics of flowers that I loved.  Anyway it inspired me to work on an Easter card to celebrate the time of year of rebirth....
Where did that fly come from?

      I wanted to use a Cuttlebug embossing folder that I have not used yet.  It was a perfect choice since I love Spellbinders oval nesties. The dotted paper is from Minds Eye. The background stamp is from Penny Black.
      I used Stampin Up's Sage Shadow ink to match the oval paper. The sentiment is from SU's  All Holidays Stamp set. I used a McGill punch to get the pink little flowers and added white Enamel Accents for the center. Ribbons are from Tate's in Bath, Maine.
I am loving the touch of pink....


   By the way, I am really pleased at how my photos have been coming out lately. That's because I bought an Ott light. I got it for half price at JoAnn's Fabric Store. What a sale! It give my photos a more brightened look. Much better than trying to find the light somewhere around the house. Saves me alot of time.
    The inside of the card is a verse from Psalm 35:9.
 I really think this is a great message for Easter. I just love Easter as our reminder of Christ's sacrifice for us. The beauty of the earth at this time of year is a message of his resurrection and salvation. Amen.
The lily is from Fifth Avenue Floral set.
   I hope you have  a Joyous Easter with your family and friends. Thanks for looking.


  1. This whole post is beautiful! Your flowers make me believe Spring really is coming! I love your card- the inside is nice too! What a great verse for Easter!

  2. This is a very beautiful card! Love the EF -gonna have to dig mine out!

  3. I love flowers thanks for sharing those gorgeous photos, Pretty Card and wonderful verse. TFS :)

  4. I want them all! What a beautiful garden shop. Your card is lovely Connie. I love the embossed background.