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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lovely as a Tree - Spring

Lovely as a Tree is one of my all time favorite sets. It's so versatile. You can make cards for any season. This one was going to be a fall card, but I was inspired by the spring tree colors. Sometimes spring trees seem to be as colorful as fall, but with a different palette. I love all the celery, wasabi, saffron, lavender and pinks. It's amazing. So ... I made a spring card for men.

I used Close to Cocoa card stock for the card base, Elegant Eggplant for the mat and WW for the stamping area. I colored the image with Stampin' Write markers in Mellow Moss, More Mustard and Elegant Eggplant, primarily because I had Stampin' Up! glitter in those colors. I then used a two-way glue pen, touched the trees in various branches and added the different colors of glitter to make it pop. I finished it off with Elegant Eggplant 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon and some silver cord.

It's supposed to feel like summer here today. Yesterday was only about 80 degrees and it's the first non-rainy day we've had in a while. Today is going to be 86 and sunny for the most part. I love opening my windows the minute I get up!

The privacy/safety fence for my son should be finished today. It's a Western red cedar basket weave and absolutely gorgeous. I wanted the cedar (a) because it was cheaper than composite and (b) because it'll keep down the bugs. Ryan is terrified of bugs. He has raised garden beds for horticultural therapy so staying inside isn't an option. He's been such a houseplant that we put the beds in last fall. So far it's working other than him feeling unsafe and needing an army of adults to go outside and garden. Once the fence is up  he should feel secure enough to be out there alone ... I hope. :-)

I'd better get rolling. Thanks for stopping by and God bless you and yours!
Much love and joy,



  1. You did a great job with the glitter. I wouldn't have been able to be so precise. Good luck with the fence - hope your son can enjoy the backyard without concern! :)

  2. Lovely card Karen - I really like the colour combo. Would love to see a photo of your new fence 0 it sounds gorgeous!

  3. I love this. Glitter is so fun, yet so messy! I really need to get this set...

  4. I honestly would be lost without this set. It's a real go-to stamp set. I even considered buying a second one in case they retire it, then I slapped myself on the forehead. What was I thinking, it's not like I can run out of it!