Wednesday, April 3


Oh how I LOVE spring!!  I love the weather, cool yet comfortable.  I love all the different greens of the new leaves and plants sending out shoots towards the sun.  And, I especially LOVE the flowers!!  We have wild flowers all along the sides of the roads here in southeast Texas.  First came the purple clovers, millions of little furry heads of purple bending in the breeze.  Next came some little dainty wisteria colored mini flowers all along tall stems.  Then some white medium sized flowers on even taller stems.  Now here we are at the bluebonnet season.  Texans LOVE bluebonnets.  Here and there the patches are so dense with  blue that it takes your breath away!!  Every weekend you can spot the best patches because there are so many cars parked along the roadway while they are snapping photos of their families in the flowers.  Wonderful memory making.

I have made a spring card to depict one more thing I LOVE about spring - the BUTTERFLIES.  They can be found in droves as they sip nectar from all these fantastic wild flowers.

 I stamped one of the butterflies from the "Papillion" stamp set in different colors, then I fussy cut around them with my paper snips.  I put them in different directions to have some action amongst them and to make a nice edge to trim around.

I then took lighter markers and colored in parts of the butterflies.  Aren't they beautiful?  I did a "boo boo" ( you NEVER do that, do you?) when I stamped my 'Celebrate Today' sentiment, so I had to stamp it again on a scrap and glue it on the card.  I guess i I had put a layer behind it, no one would have been the wiser, huh?  Hindsight is wonderful...   But let's just say I WANTED it to be on it's own layer of whisper white, that is how I planned it!! (wink wink).

I hope you have enjoyed my spring butterfly card stamped in tempting turquoise, gumball green,  lucky limeade and primrose petals.

Won't you leave a comment and tell me what your favorite thing is about spring?

Thanks for stopping by.  Stay creative, my friends...

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  1. I love the cute little border you created on your card. Very nice! Thanks for joining SUO Challenges this week.

  2. This is so simple and stunning! Thanks for playing along at Use It Tuesday!
    Tracy DT

  3. Such colorful butterflies...and I love the way you cut the border. Thanks for sharing your project with SUO Challenges.

  4. Love how you cut around the butterflies! I so miss the Texas bluebonnets (grew up in the hill country). I love the warmer weather for sure.

    Thanks for using your hoarded stash and playing laong with us at UIT!

  5. Beautiful card, love the butterflies and colours, thank you for joking us this week at make my Monday xx

  6. Such a pretty 'One Layer' card, Jennifer - I love the colourful butterflies. Thanx for joining us at Make My Monday.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  7. How CLEVER - and how beautiful too!

  8. Really beautiful card.
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at the MMM CAS One Layer challenge and hope to see you again.
    Fliss x


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