Thursday, April 17, 2008

Spring has Sprung

and so has my sever case of 'Spring Fev'ah'... The snow has melted, grass is turning green (well all except for the huge chunk of my lawn where my DH and I use that term lightly... dug it up with the plow this winter.. Guess what he'll be doing in a few weeks... replacing my SOD.. Ohh, what a project that will be)... Crocuses, daffodils and tulips are poking through the newly warmed soil.. and most of my perennials are peeking through. I'm always curious to see what comes back each year.

I find this time of year hard to stamp... It's just too easy to be outside rather than locked up stairs in my stamp room. They'll be plenty enough rainy days for that... LOL I know, you're sending me eye daggers right now through my heart.. But this was 1 loooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnggggg winter. Please forgive me.

Last week I made this quick card (to go along with the frames for my very cute, yet very married with children surgeon.. LOL).. I wanted this card to be very masculine so I used..

cardstock... Very Vanilla, Basic black & cosmo cricket DS paper
ink... Versa Mark, Black embossing powder
stamps.. simple delight
accessories.. black & cream wide grosgrain, pearl bling (in center of stamp), cuttle bug with the textile texture embossing folder.
So may be.. just may be if we get a little rain in the next few days I'll venture up to my stamp room for a little stamping... if not, look for me with my hands in the dirt or at the gym... Yep you heard me correctly ... at the (gag, gasp)... gym.. My surgeon has recommended that I start adding a 30 minute cardio work out at least 3 times a week into my routine.. So I joined a gym... Last night I met with my very hunkie personal trainer for my assessment.. He's already warned me ... Monday when I see him again.. It's gonna hurt.. OUCH...
Happy stamping, Happy gardening and just Happy enjoy this beautiful weather. See you on our next rainy day..


Gina Wrona said...

Hi Lisa!

I got my blog candy yesterday in the mail! What a bag full of treasurers! I can't wait to get my fingers all inked up!

Your masculine card is just fabulous! For me, they are much harder cards to make than ones that I can put flowers & girly stuff on, kwim?


Kathy W said...

Lisa, beautiful card. I really like this stamp set (I got the card kit just for the stamps). I really like how you paired this stamp with the CB textile embossing folder; very elegant. I haven't checked in for quite some time; so sorry to hear about your kitty. My heart goes out to you. Thanks for sharing a great card.