Friday, March 21, 2014

Friends with Flair and Be Inspired Time.

      Another week has passed, and yesterday we celebrated the first day of Spring!  Our temps are still being a bit wonky, here in PA, and they are even saying the "S" word for next week.  I am trying to be positive, use the freshness of Spring to move forward, and conquer what has been dragging me down, this past Winter!

     I decided to do the Be Inspired Challenge, at Unity, as well as enter these cards into Friends with Flair, this week.  Be sure to click, and check out all of the beautiful work that is linked up.  There is also a sale going on, at Unity, so be sure to check that out!


     For my first card, I used the sweet circular stamp from the March KOM at Unity.  I punched it with the scallop punch from SU!, and colored it with Copic markers.  The flower center is done with diamond Stickles.  My base is Pure Ivory card stock from Gina K. Designs.  The designer paper is from MME and their Vanity Fair collection.  I just adore that touch of hounds tooth!


     Here is the sketch I followed for the Be Inspired Challenge.

 

      Card 2 is strictly for the Friends with Flair, this week.   It also uses the Vanity Fair designer paper, from MME.  The butterflies and the sentiment are both in the March KOM.  I fussy cut the one and popped it up.  My little loopy border is cut from K&Co adhesive paper lace.  Coloring is done with Copic markers and touches of clear were added with a glaze pen.

     Rumor has it, that 65 is in our future for tomorrow.  Maybe some of the leaves and debris can be removed over my bulbs.  I won't rush over the later flowers, so they can stay tucked in.  Whatever you end up doing, make it a good time!

31 comments:

Cynthia said...

Lovely cards, Mary Anne. Hope you see the 65 degrees... we still have a couple feet of snow over our flower gardens. Ugh!

jimlynn said...

Both are so beautiful! I love that patterned paper you used on these too. Wonderful cards!

The dreadful four letter "S" word! Yikes! Y'all don't need any more of that stuff - after all, it's suppose to be spring!

Lynn

Ruby said...

Gorgeous card Mary Anne. Have a great weekend.

Kate said...

Lovely cards and perfect use of the sketch with the patterned papers :)
Kate xx

Diane Jaquay said...

Wow, both of these cards are gorgeous!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards, especially love the butterflies on that second one!

Mandi said...

I love those butterflies Mary Anne

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Wonderful set of cards, I like the hounds tooth too it makes a great anchor for the flower sentiment. Those butterflies are some of the prettiest I've seen.

Carol L said...

Two more beauties today! I love your take on the sketch, and especially those beautiful butterflies on the last card! NJ on both!

Patti J said...

Ugh...hope you don't get that s word stuff! We are to be bitter cold again, but hopefully no precip. These are both wonderful! Beautifully done!!!

Rachel said...

your butterflies are so lovely on your oh-so-lovely card! hope your weekend is warmer than ours!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Donna Hanley said...

Two super pretty cards from you today, Mary Anne. I love the spring colors in your first card and those precious butterflies in the second card, another sign of spring. They are talking "s" maybe tonight and again next week.

JPScraps said...

Both cards are beautiful! I don't think our state is done with the snow quite yet. It has certainly over stayed its welcome!

veronica said...

love that patterned paper! very pretty cards!

Life of a Caffeinated Mom said...

Both cards are very pretty. Great choice of paper.

scrapclose2theheart said...

Beautiful cards! I hope you can avoid the dreaded "s" word. We need rain here. Hugs--Patti

Kary said...

Mary Anne, both your cards are so pretty!! I love the butterflies lots :)

Tracy said...

They are both so very beautiful Mary Anne!
I wish you a wonderful bright weekend.
Take care
Xxxxxx

Leanne said...

Love both your cards.

Sue D said...

Very sweet cards--I like your choice of papers.

Corrie said...

very nice I like them both

Julie Odil said...

Beautiful cards, Mary Anne. I really, really like the second one.

Olga said...

both are gorgeous!!!!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend............

Scrapper Myra said...

Great cards. In Puerto Rico change of seasons ate not dramatic or even noticeable but we started to feel a little bit warmer weather this week.

Miwa said...

Beautiful cards! 65, eh? Almost springtime? I hope so! You folks have had a rough winter, enough is enough!

Diane said...

Wonderful card creations Mary Anne.

Hugs Diane

Sue said...

You know I love your two-fers, and these cards could not be lovelier. This is the most Spring I have seen since October. Lovely pinks and flowers in the first one. And the second one the colors are beautiful and butterflies too! Thanks for the Spring touches, we had snow today, just a dusting, but enough already, and it is so cold! THF your cards, made my day.

Hugs
Sue

Teresa Kline said...

darlin cards, luv'em both...very sweet! We too are having weird weather in Virginia, we got 5 inches of snow yesterday,,,aaaccckkkk...it was 70 this past weekend...lol. I am hearing one more big storm, maybe in April...sigh...warm weather cannot be too far off. Hoping there is sunshine in your life despite the weather!

sparkle & shine *~*

Terri Burson said...

Both cards are just gorgeous!

Kary said...

Both cards are Gorgeous, Mary Anne!! I love the sweet colours of your first card, and the gorgeous butterflies in your second card. So glad it's Spring where you are, and hope the weather warms up soon. Have a great weekend!

Kris said...

Love your cards Mary Anne. I know spring is suppose to be officially here and you're not feeling it yet...hopefully soon. Thanks for playing along with the {be inspired} challenge.