Monday, April 21, 2008

What is Spring??

Ok. I know Mother Nature has a mind of her own? But COME ON!!!!! Its APRIL!!! Have I ever mentioned that I detest winter? Well I do. Not because it's cold, because it isn't. I do, however, hate driving in it. SO I have a win/win solution. I just won't go anywhere. It solves two of my issues and adds something nice. '

1. My truck doesn't drive well in this stuff. It is a half ton 2 wheel drive. Who buys a 2 wheel drive truck in Southern Alberta? My husband does!

2. Gas. I filled my truck last week and it cost me $91.00 to fill it from 1/4 tank. I NEED a car, so I am trying to get Curtis to look into getting me my VW Jetta that I have wanted for so long. Cross your fingers for me. In fact the gas price disgusts me so much that I have barely left my house in the last 2 weeks. I normally go somewhere almost everyday to rid myself of stress.

The something Nice? I have been walking. I have a friend that lives a few blocks away, my Mom lives another 7 or 8? blocks away, so I have been getting out, visiting and getting in some walking! I have already lost some pounds even! Hooray! Did I mention it is still snowing? Yuck!

Edited to Add: I had one comment on where I am. Sorry I could not reply to you because it was left anonymously but yes I am a fellow Albertan. I am in Medicine Hat!! I too hope this crummy weather does go away!!

The rest of this post is brought to you by a card that represents spring. If we can't have it for real then at least we can long for

I started on PTI Stamper's Select cardstock, folded at the top. Then I took Bashful Blue & Always Artichoke and embossed them with my Cuttlebug. I cut them into strips and adhered them to the front of my card.

Next, I got out my Nestabilities and cut the bashful blue scalloped squares. Man am I glad I have these nesties, they rock! Then I stamped the image from the "May" set form Hero Arts Clear Stamps in basic black. After coloring the images, I outlined the image with a hint of grey for the shaded look. I love how it turned out! I have been wavering on whether to buy copics or not and have so far decided that I can still achieve satisfactory results with out another expensive collection. (but I do really, really, really like them!)

I used the slot punch at the bottom right and tied the Martha Ribbon into a bow and finished off this peice with the baubles I found! Not the real deal dew drops, but I am not to picky. I love them and they were cheap too...Char some of these are coming your way (when I get my **** together...LOL) Last I used a small sentiment from SU to stamp at the bottom and stamped "Thanks so much Mom" on the inside.

Have a great Day! And don't forget I have a SEA of posts for you this week. :)

Card Details:
Cardstock: PTI stampers select, SU bashful blue, always artichoke
Ink: bashful blue, always artichoke, basic brown, going grey, basic black, pretty in pink
Stamps: Hero Arts Clear, Stampin' Up!
Ribbon: Martha Stewart Binding
Other: Baubles ??, Cuttlebug, swiss dots & textile emboss folders, dimensionals, square scallop nestabilities


  1. What a cute image! Your card is adorable!

  2. Cute card!! I totally agree about the Spring thing.
    I live in Southern Oregon so we never get the amount you guys do. But it did snow on the 20th which is my son's birthday. I AM SOOOOO READY FOR SUMMER. lol
    I was over at Lauren's blog and popped here to say hi.

    I wish you Good luck getting the car!!!

  3. I hope making this card cheered you up a bit. I'm not a big winter fan either.

  4. Cute Card Jewels! You are so funny about the snow and the gas. Someone from MH called me today about their hail claim. I swear it's true. Um, hello we can't climb your roof right now!! haha.
    We are not allowed to complain about gas prices in our house because Mike works at an oil company and that is what allows me to be part time. If it means I stay part time then I will agree not to mention gas prices! LOL. Have a good night!!

  5. I had to hunt- I'm from Northern Alberta and we got the snow dump too, so I was just wondering if you were a fellow Albertan as well as paper crafter. Don't worry- it'll all be gone soon (please oh please be gone soon!!!) But your spring card was cheery!! When depressed- get paper dressed! (lame- but works) Thanks for your blog!