Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring Twinkles

Happy St. Patrick's Day girls!! It's Madelynn's Twinkling Tuesday. This is one of my favorite days of the week! For those you who are new readers, Madelynn is the eight year old daughter of Jessica, of The Whimsical Butterfly. She creates the most amazing card sketches for us each week. As her Twinklettes, we have a LOT of FUN!! This week our challenge is from one of our Temporary Twinkies, Taylor's daughter Ava Grace. She gave us a color combo that at first seemed easy.

I love Close to Cocoa (sorry Heather, I do!*) and I'm pretty fond of greens too. I did manage to find half a sheet of Garden Green. Finding decorative paper to *MATCH* Garden Green was pretty tough though. I only shopped in my stash and managed to finally find a piece that I think is pretty cute. Of course, it's so old that it doesn't have any identifying marks on it! LOL!

The Banana Split Sunday challenge this week at 2 Red Bananas was to create a spring card. I just got an order last week from them and wanted to use the Caring Critters set that Twinklette Jami designed. I actually won this set free from the release party and was anxious to use it. I just love the long eyelashes on this bunny. I had hoped to get to use some of the yummy ribbons that I bought too but I didn't have the right colors. Soon!!

Hubby didn't think there was much spring-y in green and brown but I disagree. All the fresh dirt that gets stirred up to get ready for planting and the variety of greens as new life appears on plants screams spring to me!** I wanted the sweet bunny to look like she was standing up on something - so hopefully that makes sense to you too! Some faux sewing and distressing kept the embellishments pretty simple!!
Thanks for stopping by today! It's so nice to hear what you think!
Be sure to visit the rest of the Twinklettes too! Head over to the Twinkling Tuesday blog to see what our featured Twinklette, Kimmie, has to say and see her super cute card! Be sure to leave her some love!! And then visit all the rest of the girls and see what they came up with!
As always, we want YOU to play along with us! So create your own project using the colors. When uploading to SCS or PCP, use the keyword MTTSC14 or leave a link over at the main blog!
Have a beautiful day!! I'll be back tomorrow - you know Wednesday's are full of projects around here!!
* Heather has a major aversion to brown. MAJOR. Like Deadly Allergic. We've been giving her a hard time the last few weeks - and she's been dishing it out right back!! Sooo I'm not entirely sure if Heather will be participating this week. But if she does, please be sure to leave her lots of love! She deserves it after the Extreme CardMaking she endured!! LOL!! Love ya girl!!
** That sounds like I have first hand experience in planting spring flowers. I don't. I do have a mother who loves flowers and is happiest when she gets dirt and a gift-card for flowers. And a mother-in-law who is in her garden every day I think! Maybe this year though - Hubby and I were talking last night about really making an effort to keep up the front flower beds this year!


Anita Hovey said...

Very cute bunny....and I know it's too late, but Wasabi & celery go GREAT with Garden Green...if you were to try again and needed more paper LOL

Danni said...

I'm giggling here over your little message about poor Heather! LOL! She's such a trooper!
Love your card! So fun with that bunny!

Teresa said...

I think green and brown are perfect spring colors. I love how you put the quote on the tab and distressed the edges, very cute. Thanks for joining the challenge.

Anonymous said...

So very sweet Cassie!! Love the fun bunnies!! :)

Riet said...

what a gorgeous card Cassie.

hugs Riet.x

Heather said...

Well Cassie,

I really like your card with my Brown Free glasses on it looks very pretty!!!

I really love that Bunny she is adorable and I will have to add that set to my ever growning wish list!!

I think your DSP was great with Garden Green!!!!


Kim said...

That is so adorable, Cassie!

Christi said...

This is adorable!!!

Debby said...

This is so adorable! I love the distressed look to the green cs. Very cute.

Jodi said...

Such a sweet card for the challenge!! I really have to try this challenge out!
Jodi =)

Janna said...

Cassie this is just adorable!!! I love that fun paper and the way you faux stitched it and made it look all distressed! So so cute!! and the bunny is adorable!! so beautifully colored!!! I am sure Heather will make it through just fine. i mean she had quite awhile to prepare herself! LOL! And I hear you about gardening. I am not much of a gardener but luckily my hubby is!


Sandra MacLean said...

Hubby doesn't know what he's talking about - green and brown are definitely spring colors! I bet if you asked your mum and MIL they'd agree with you!

This card is adorable Cassie. You did a great job on the distressing, and I just LOVE that bunny! Good girl for sticking to the color challenge! Can't quite say the same for me! hahaha

Jeanette - said...

What a fun card Cassie and I agree that those are Spring colors! I can't wait to get out and dig in the dirt :) Great job with Caring Critters and thanks for joining in on the challenge again :)

Wendy said...

This card is so adorable, and I think it looks very Spring-y! Great job.

jami {sgtStamper} said...

Here I am late again...and you used my bunny!! Gorgeous card - I just love the stitching and distressed edges on that DP!! Total Spring colors!! Hugs!

Deb said...

Perfect spring colors! I love the tiny flower print, all the stitched and distressed edges, and the flower texture! Adorable card!