Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Spring is arriving in Northern Illinois...ever so slowly...but it IS on its way...and with spring comes the return to the farm of many sweet neighbors...neighbors that I so miss during the cold winter months.  Please, let me introduce to you...
The Tulips by the sweet husband knows that I'm not crazy about the rickety metal shed...but fill the front with my favorite...the tulip...and it somehow makes everything right.
The Tulips in the Yard...Tulips on the east on on the south...they're great neighbors!
The Daylilies and the Daffodils...
The Funky Flower by the Well...
and The Pear and Apple Blooms...on their way to becoming pear applesauce in just a few short months.
I can't forget the lovely friends that have weathered the cold winter with us...
Belle...( my lovely beautiful!)...
Bully...he looks intimidating (and he can be a bully)...but he's just a softy who loves his daily scratch...
and ready for his spring cleaning!
If you've hung in for this spring around the farm I also have a card to share!
I couldn't wait to get my hands on the new Crate Paper designs...isn't this paper woodsy and Bohemian?  I paired it with a kraft base and embossed sentiment tag and added a a pop of color using Papertrey Ink's Simple Circles stamp set and border die (also embossed), Pure Poppy cardstock, Beautiful Blooms #3 dies and Dark Chocolate Vintage Buttons.  I love it!
Thanks for visiting, and have a fabulous day!


  1. Love all the pics around the farm... The flowers do shed some hope that nice weather is coming.
    The card is just beautiful too.
    Have a great day

  2. That is so pretty! I love the embossing on the cicle die! Fantastic!

  3. Lovely Tulips. Minme have already come and gone. :(

    Belle and Berger are adorable...Bully, however, frighterns Though I suppose he IS a cutie, also!

    Love the paper on your card. I will have to find some of that! Great card

  4. What a clever use of the circle border die on your card, Sue! I love the Scandinavian/Bohemian flavor! And what gorgeous tulips & other flowers, and animal buddies! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

  5. I just love the colors in this card. The layout and everything is just so pleasing to the eye. The cute animals are perfect too!

  6. Wow - beautiful card! Love the way you used the circle border - it's so soft and pretty! I would have never thought of that.

  7. Oh, I love this card! That paper is wonderful. I thought you stamped on some woodgrain paper. Thanks for a peek at the farm. Farms are so foreign and fun to me. I'm more of a city girl, but living in Indiana now opens my eyes to a new culture:)

  8. Sue, this is a FABULOUS card! I love the red and brown combo especially with the buttons layered over the die cut flowers! DIVINE!!! That paper is fun....I'm going to have to be on the look out for it!