Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Easter Wishes

Ingredients:  Jillibean Soup Butterfly Pin; Practicing Creativity, Verve and PTI Stamps; Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink Ribbon and Ink.

Hello there!  This week's Wee Memories Challenge is color inspiration.  I clearly made a spring time card as I love that the flowers are starting to bloom. I imagine we'll get a small April snow here in Cincinnati as we seem to every year, but that doesn't prevent me from thinking spring!  I also love pink and green together.  I think that goes back to my love of the "preppy" phase of life with grosgrain ribbon bows and wooden handle purses where you changed the covers (my favorite was a pink gingham cover with a red strawberry on it).  How many of you out there had lots of big grosgrain hair bows?  I had a huge collection!  So...my card was inspired by spring but also by the "preppy" colors and styles of my younger days. 

15 comments:

  1. Love it, Lynn! I also love the way you explained why you used these colors! This combo is a fave of mine too and I LOVED those wood-handled purses! (Although I think I was a bit older than you when I had mine!) Beautiful, pink ribbon and such a fun butterfly pin!

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  2. I love that simple stamped image in the frame and the pattern stamped on the bottom half is cool too. I really want to see a picture of you all prepped out with a grosgrain ribbon in your hair!! :)
    Thanks for passing on that weather by the way!! :P

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  3. This is beautiful, Lynn! Love the pattern stamped on the bottom, the frame, the pretty ribbon with the stick pin, love it ALL!

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  4. oh, I love those colours too and on kraft? Swoon! I'm thinking that's the Verve Serenity set...I was thinking about that exact set today!! I really want to use it this weekend for some reason!! LOL

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  5. Oh my! Can I just say my eyes opened really wide when I saw the lovely pink ribbon meshed with the subtle color of that cardstock, so wonderful and pleasing to the eye!

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  6. What a lovely card Lynn. I love the simple frame around your focal image and the cute background stamp along the bottom is perfect. xx

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    -Adri
    www.macheriecreations.com

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  8. So love the butterfly stick pin. It is a very nice touch! Makes me want spring!!!!
    Ahh, you are taking me back to my preppie phase. I used to work at a store called Pappagallo which was totally prep. I had it all...chinos, espadrilles, Top-siders, penny loafers and my fav...the pink oxford with my monogramed kelly green crew sweater knotted around my shoulders.

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  9. So pretty! Love the frame and layout! Thanks for playing along with us at Wee Memories!

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  10. Just beautiful! I love that frame cutout!

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  11. Your card is just gorgeous, Lynn. I love pink and green. It does remind me of my childhood! I remember how excited I was when my mom let me redo my room in those colors! I also remember wanting to do bold, bright pink and green on the walls, but I only got a very muted pink and green! LOL! I like to tease my mom about that now. I guess bold bright color just wasn't the thing to do on the walls of your home in the 80's! ;)

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  12. This is gorgeous, Lynn! That frame adds so much, and I love your little pins and the stamping on the bottom, which reminds me of an Easter basket. Beautiful card!

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  13. Oh yeah, I had those big bows, in all sorts of colors I would shy away from now! Your card is so very pretty, and sweet, perfect for easter.

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  14. This is beautiful, Lynn! I love the soft, spring colours and the layout you used. I never think to double die-cut my frames so thank you for the reminder! I didn't wear much of anything in my hair. Straight and slippery Asian hair doesn't really allow anything to stay in it. ;)

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