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I don’t want to say this too loudly, but it looks like spring may have finally arrived in Northern Illinois!   I just love springtime.  The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and the air smells fresh and clean.  One of my favorite things to do at this time of year is to go on a ‘garden prowl’.  I put on my junkie shoes and take a walk around my yard looking for signs that my perennials are coming back to greet me.  Today I noticed that my crocus are in bloom and the daffodils and  tulips are about five inches tall already.  My lilac bush has buds on it, and some of the ground cover is awakening from its winter slumber.

Ok – enough about my garden – time to get on with the blog hop.  That is why you’re here, right?  Ha!  Hope you enjoyed Diana’s cute project and are ready to see more.  IMG_3997Today I spent some time playing with the Flower Patch stamp set and the Flower Fair Framelit dies.   I started with a base of Pool Party cardstock, then layered that with a piece cut from a Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bag that I had left over from last weekend’s workshop.  A Whisper White banner was stamped in Pool Party with the Something Lacy background stamp.  Lots of flowers were stamped in shades of Pool Party, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Hello Honey then die cut to layer onto the banner.  A greeting from the Flower Fair set was stamped in Pool Party and die cut with the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits.  The card was finished with a bit of a Tea Lace Paper Doily, some 1 1/4″ Burlap ribbon and some rhinestones.  The loopy bits of burlap were pulled from a cut edge of the burlap ribbon.

I’d love to stay and chat longer, but you’re probably anxious to be on your way to the next blog.  So off you go then – take a look at what Kathya has to show you.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and keep your fingers crossed that the weather stays above freezing!  Until next time…





April2015 Next  Buton_ResizedIn case you get lost, here are this month’s hoppers:

Di           http://www.stampingwithdi.com

Barb      https://www.beelinestamping.com  (You are here)

Kathya  http://www.stampwithkathya.com

Crystal  http://www.stampinonroodfarm.blogspot.com

Connie  http://www.texasschoolmarm.com

Mary      http://www.doggandponyshow.blogspot.com


And finally, a list of products used in today’s card:


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