Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I am convinced that Spring has to be just around the corner and we are NOT going to get anymore snow!  I've even been checking daily to see if my tulips are coming up...nothing yet, but soon I'm sure!

So, do you ever start a project and squeal with delight when it's finished because it's so fabulous?  I totally did that when I finished the S-P-R-I-N-G frame project for the Festive Frames class last week.  Check it out...

I can honestly say I love EVERYTHING about this project!!!  I started with the Springtime Vintage DSP to choose my colors and went from there.  Here are some close ups of some of the elements.

The flowers were done with the Fun Flower die which you can find in the Occasions Mini right that die!!!  They are Baja Breeze sponged with Night of Navy and Pink Pirouette sponged with Rose Red.  They're finished off with some pearls and Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding for leaves.

Check out this bird!  He (or maybe it's a she because it's pink?!?!?) is punched from Rose Red cardstock.  The wing is some Springtime Vintage DSP and the eye is a pearl.  Did you notice the nest?  I *heart* the nest!!!  I found a roll of really old Hemp Twine in my cupboard and it was perfect for the nest!  I wrapped it around my finger 3 times and then tied the ends around the "nest" to keep it together.

I really love how the butterfly turned out!  My butterfly is cut from the Springtime Vintage DSP and has a row of pearls for the body.  To give the wings some dimension, I curled them with my bone folder (by running the wings between my finger an the bone folder...similar to how you would curl ribbon with scissors). 

Did you notice how the butterfly is flying from the cute button flowers?  Those buttons are from the Springtime Vintage Designer Button package...also in the Occasions Mini!  The leaves are from the Apple Blossoms level 2 hostess set and the grass is...yep, you guessed it...Springtime Vintage DSP!

Check out the sweet little tags...

They were punched with the Jewellery Tag punch and attached to the Baja Breeze Seam Binding bow with a sweet little pin.  You can find those pins in the Vintage Trinkets.

All my letters were cut with my beloved Big Shot and the Simple Alphabet.  The squares that the letters are on were stamped with the small flower from the Vintage Vogue set.  The background of the whole project was also stamped with a stamp from the Vintage Vogue set.

All in all...I love it and it looks so pretty hanging on my wall in my front entrance!

March Madness time...sorry about the unfinished post last time!  Long night the night before and I was distracted and pushed post instead of save.  Anyway, the kids chose #5, which means Rebecca wins!  Congratulations Rebecca.  For today's prize, I have a package of Subtles Glimmer Brads up for grabs.  Leave a comment telling me your favorite part of spring and I will randomly choose a winner from all the comments.

Bingo Square:  Perfect Plum Flower

Have an inspired day!


  1. I love when the first rain comes and seems to "clean" up the city and makes the green grass pop up! So pretty!

  2. I love watching the trees bud and the first flowers poking through the ground creating a wonderful new fresh feel and the beautiful colors saying 'Spring is here'! love, love, love Spring!!!!
    Angela Calvin

  3. I love it when it rains and makes everything so green and makes the air fresh and clean. Also, I like when the tulips..start to spring up out of the ground :) Janet :)

  4. This project is fantastic! I am going to need to sit down and re-create this for myself. Thanks for the inspiration :-)

  5. love spring, love love love spring! i love the smells of spring. the lilacs and oh...fresh mown grass. or is that closer to summer?
    i love looking at my festive frame. everytime i go by it.........thanks lisa!

  6. Everything come back to life! Love the crips mornings still.


  7. Ahhhhh, Springtime. Is so wonderful, especially when it takes until April to get here. It feels like a fresh start, to what I am unsure, but I love the feeling. I also love getting out in my garden an dplanting the vegetables for my family to enjoy. I feel so proud knowing that I am producing something healthy for my family!


  8. I love that I get to put away all my winter decorations and bring out the bright cheery spring ones. I also that that I can open a window and finally get some fresh air in the house!

  9. Beautiful project!

  10. Wow, lots of amazing details in there! What a gorgeous result. I bet this will catch Shelli's eye...



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