Flower Fusion

Spring is in the air

Can you feel it?  Spring is coming.  There's a certain smell in the air and the landscape takes on a different vibe this time of year.  Here in the Southeast we don't endure the winters that those of you in the North do, but we do have a change of season too.  Flowers are reappearing, leaves are a vibrant green again and the best part of all?   Pollen!  It's everywhere!  Yep, it's that most wonderful time of the year again.  Sneezing, sneezing a little more, rubbing the eyes, rubbing the eyes harder, then finally getting to the point of wanting to gouge my eyes out.  I love Spring, but the transition is hard to endure at times.   In an effort to stimulate the economy, I have created my own economic stimulus package by keeping Kleenex in business.

Instead of focusing on the less favorable aspects of Spring, I tried to create a card that embraced it.  Pastel colors, a flowering tree and best of all - a tree swing.  I started out thinking that I wanted an Easter card, but I wasn't willing to go there yet since St. Patrick's Day hasn't even come yet.  I just wanted something "pretty" .  This is my rendition of pretty.

Branch out

Take a look at the grid pattern on the background.  Isn't that cool?  Take a look at Amy's blog where she gives a great tutorial on how to do this.  It's fast and easy but really packs a punch.  Amy is incredibly talented, so be sure to allow for some extra time to view her work.

Have a great day.  Thanks for stopping by.


Stamps: Branch Out, Pocket Silhouettes

Ink: Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Certain Celery, Basic Brown

Paper: Pretty in Pink and Whisper White

Accessories: Circle Scissors Plus, Jumbo Brad, Pink grosgrain ribbon, Crop-a-dile, dimensional, Eyelet Border Punch and Scor-Pal


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Amy Sheffer

You card looks wonderful, Mary Ann! Love the soft pastel colors, and the tire swing is so clever! Thank so much for your kind words!


Totally pretty! A real touch of spring! Love the rivet, the ribbon and the scoring!

Sharon South

Beautiful! And, so elegant.


Really pretty card. Love it!


Absolutely gorgeous, Mary Ann! I love the scored lines on the white base, and the dimension of the tree swing! LOVE it!

Marilyn Goodrich

That is one GORGEOUS card!! So so pretty! LOVE it! :-)

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