Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Spring Longings…

Hello! :) The snowy days are lingering and I’m wishing for the warm spring sunshine! How about
you? Fresh snowfall can indeed be gorgeous, but I’m just aching for spring flowers and no more winter coats!

I have two new pieces to share with you today… The first is my Spring/Easter Twinchie canvas for the ArtHaven Group. I’m leading the special swap for March and I have just been waiting for the perfect time to make my first collage type piece :)

SpringEasterTwinchie2

I originally started out with a totally different idea… I was going to have cute little cut out animal shapes in different patterned paper with some flowers in different squares, but this took on a life of its’ own! A bluebird swoops over glittery eggs in her nest while a baby with two grey bunnies frolic on a hillside, spreading Spring cheer! Vintage flowers, findings, and german glass glitter add whimsy and sparkle throughout. A little kitten chases a butterfly who flits by and seems to pop off the picture while sentiments of Easter and Springtime state the joy of the season.

Most of the images are from Crafty Secrets- my favorite company for stamps and things… The image of the kitties (in the bottom row) is from a Peggy Loves Vintage CD image collection. Flowers in the center square are brand new from Prima and surround an old vintage rhinestone. The cute little bluebird button was found at Tessa Ann’s Etsy shop. I’m forgetting where all the trims came from except the vintage pom pom trim which I found at Sugar * Sugar. And the little metal butterfly is from a Making Memories Vintage Findings kit.

I also have a card to share…

EwelinascardSorry about the bad photo… too much light!

This card is for someone who works with me- she’s leaving us to move back to her hometown, NYC, at the end of this week. I kind of like how this came out- even though I usually don’t like my cards… I debated putting glitter along the edges of the black piece backing the sentiment, but I thought it looked ok without it… What do you think? Also, there is a little black corner piece in one of the corners on the edge of the sentiment… can you spy it? :)

I’ve also given in and joined two Springtime swaps…

swapforallseasonstussiemussieLinda’s May Day Tussie Mussie Swap!

missrheaseasterbasketswap And Miss Rhea’s Easter Basket Swap!

If you’d like to sign up for these awesome swaps, please just click on the pictures above and you’ll be taken right to information on how to join!

Hmmm… there’d better not be any more great swaps coming up because I don’t know how many more I can handle!! lol :) I signed up for a huge swap at Petticoats and Parasols where we are making a goodie for each of the 19 girls participating! So I have to get going on that, too…

I would love to sign up for Vivian’s Bunny Swap, but I honestly have no idea how to make a Bunny!! lol :) If you’d like to sign up for that one, though, click HERE!

I’ve also signed up for Cassandra’s new Ezine…

cassandrasspringezine At only $15 for 5 projects and a chance to be in a swap using all your new techniques- it’s a steal! You can click the picture to sign up, too :)

Also, there is an awesome giveaway for this necklace going on at Fabulous K! Please click on the image to visit the blog and enter to win!



That’s all for now… Matt’s camera recently was without batteries, so I haven’t been able to take pictures of all the cool prizes I’ve won through OWOH, but I’ll be sure to get on that for my next post! Have a splendidly sweet day!! :)


15 comments:

Scrapping Mom said...

Love all of your creations. Thank you so much for sharing.

Christina said...

Love your collage, so very pretty!
Hugs, Christina

Rita said...

I love everything you have done....and yes I spied the little corner piece....this is a really pretty card just as it is.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Ooo! Love your canvas, Juile! Rickrack, lace, pom poms! Ya can't go your! ♥

Kim said...

Love your twinchie piece...and your blog!

Sandy Michelle said...

You got me in the Spring mood with your twinchy collage :) I have to go check out those swaps!! I didn't see you lighting up at Nats?? I had quit a week before the tea party. Have fun crafting and I will pray for Spring to come soon!

Sandy xox

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Ha-ha! I meant to write- "Ya can't go WRONG." I don't know why I said "your"! Too early in the morning, I guess! ☺

Jan (J.T.) Thomason said...

oh, honey, you are going to either be having the time of your life doing all of your swaps or you are going to be pulling your hair out! lol

you're going to have fun if i know you:)

so good to take a moment to visit your blog - you're so wonderful!
jan

Kathy L said...

Hi Julie

Oh you got that right about winter! I am thinking the snow will never leave northern Illinois! So your first collage huh? Just wait..you will get addicted quickly!
k

PeggyLovesVintage said...

Love the collage, definitely looks like spring. We have sunshine today! It's been so gloomy lately that the rays are a real joy! Spring is on it's way, just oh so slowly.

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Julie....you're creations are GORGEOUS ma'am!!! LOVE them!!!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

What a SPRINGY posting, Julie...LOVE your new ART!!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sweetie!
Oh what a gorgeous blog you have!!! I love your creations! You are so talented :) Your spring collage makes me feel all warm and happy inside :)
I am adding you to my followers list :) Thank you for everything Julie! You are a doll :)
Hugs,
Amy

Carol's Crafts said...

I love your spring piece, Jule. Your so right about Spring popping off the page. Hopefully, Spring isn't too far away. Your black and white card is awesome too.

Sarah said...

I love it! What a great first collage!

My final piece almost never ends up the way I envision it but I almost always love it more than what I thought it was going to be.

I am participating in Miss. Rhea's Easter Basket Swap. It will be such a fum swap!