Friday, March 12, 2010

I declare it Spring!

No, I am not a meteorologist.  I do not work for Mother Nature.  I have no weather powers to speak of, but still I am ready to make this bold statement.

Today was day 3 of above 50 degree temps here in beautiful Chicagoland.  And the first day of what we jokingly call Spring Break.  As a student at Tulane University in sunny New Orleans, spring break was a glorious whirlwind of parties, day trips, and outdoor fun.  Midwestern college break is a different kettle of frozen fish sticks.  The lucky pack a bag and head for a warm destination.  Those of us left behind prepare to hunker inside, watch the snow fall, and try to find motivation for spring cleaning.

Three days of warm and springy weather complete with sporadic rain (but not snow!) has me skipping through the day with a smile on my face.  Allie and Zack had Thursday and Friday off of school and have spent every possible moment outside.  They are mud covered, but happy.

The realist in me knows that one more snow is inevitable, but I am willing to ignore that little voice for as long as the weather holds.  Who knows, I might even find motivation for a little spring cleaning later in the week.  Right now what I am in the mood for is taking a ton of pictures of the kids and scrapping some spring--bright colors, fun patterns, and HAPPY!

First up on my spring scrapping is a card using Laura's Sketch 47 from 2S4U.  I am in a scalloped circle place these last 2 weeks and this sketch fit me perfectly.  My new Jillibean Soup yummies arrived this week and I fell madly, deeply in love with this little chick on one of the journaling cards.  Is she not the cutest you have ever seen?  I enlarged her, traced her, and cut her out as the centerpiece of my card.

Pick me!  Papers, Cardstock, Die Cut, Trim: Jillibean Soup, Rub-On: Sweetwater, Pearls: Kaisercraft, Flag: Nikki Sivils, Marker: Copic, Sketch: 2S4U.

I popped her and the flag up a bit to give more dimension:

This chick is as ready for spring as I am! 


  1. totally cute! (she does look a little like Meredith :D)

  2. Awwww...what a darling card! Very cute! And an awesome blog! :)

  3. Sooo cute, Dora! Love that little chickie :)

  4. Cute, cute, cute!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  5. Okay...this is just ca-ute! Love it! Great job with Laura's sketch!



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