When Life Sends You Showers, Dance in the Puddles

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Has Sprung

I know how many of you crafters have been yearning for spring, but folks, I have to say, this is pushing it a bit far for me! Today - 82, by weekend - 90!!!!. What happened to spring? Oh well, next week it's going back down to a bitter (lol) 68. My son is obsessed with the garden this year, has grand plans for new landscaping, so it's already a delight to step outside the back door and be greeted by beds of bright new pansies, begonias, phlox and the ever-popular alyssum. Peek around the corner only to find tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, peppers and corn. Corn? Yep, four whole stalks in a 3-foot planter box. Don't laugh. Last year we had the best corn (a whole 8 ears) we've had in years. Iowa, eat your heart out. And yes, the herbs. Basic necessity for any veggie gardener and whether or not they're used for cooking, they sure look pretty just the way they are.
My little House Mouse friend may not have a backyard garden, but she can still admire the new spring wreath she's found. Pretty Squigglefly digital daisy wreath complete with perky bow. The nicest thing about these daisies is that they will never wilt, so she can appreciate them when, once again, winter blows in frosty weather. But, with 90 degrees looming, winter is definitely a long way off for us.

It's hard to tell from the photo, but I cut a second bow and popped it up to give the card a little dimension. Oh, by the way - don't forget to stop and smell the flowers. It is spring, after all.


  1. I love this! It's such a darling layout and your coloring is fantastic! I totally sympathize with you and the heat - summer's already too long and I hate it pushing spring out of the way so fast. Your garden sounds lovely though! I've never had luck growing phlox, but I love it!

  2. Oh my gracious girl, this is awesome. I love it. what an adorable card and the colors are magnificent. I love it. Oh I already said that LOL hugs Cathy

  3. SPRING... where is it??!! it snowed today... unbelievable that you are having 80F's weather...:-( luv the color you chose this card, and the design. :-) I Really Really Want Spring... well, i don't mind SKIPPING SPRING to SUMMER!! lol! :-)

  4. Nice & bright coloring and that little lace trim is so cute. Thanks for sharing :o)

  5. love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. I really like this card. The idea of using the smaller mice with different stamps is genius.