Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Shopping our Stash #94 - Spring/Easter!


**For my blog candy post, please click here**

Spring...March is such a fickle month. For most of it we've had temperatures above freezing - and like every spring, our backyard is under several inches of water. Saturday morning we woke up to a chilly -6C, and yesterday morning? The kids had to break out their long underwear for the first day back to school, since the wind chill was -23C! Brrr. After 10 years on the East Coast, I'm still missing the flowers peeping up in February - heck, nothing in my yard comes out until May!

That doesn't mean I'm not itching to get to spring any way I can - and of course that mainly means card making! This week at Shopping our Stash we want to see YOUR spring/Easter creations. I've used a colouring page that I shrunk to fit a regular card front:

Supplies: blue paper from Kaisercraft (Bubblegum hills maybe?); colouring page from Elizabeth Dulemba; watercoloured with reinkers; pastel buttons from stash; classic small circle Nesties


I love buttons. A lot. 

This Shopping our Stash challenge is open until Monday March 25th.  

Don't forget to enter for my blog candy at this post :) I'll draw the winner late Wednesday!

xoxo,
Jessi 

21 comments:

Marie said...

Super great Spring/Easter card, Jessi. The colorful buttons remind me of jelly beans. Don't those eggs crack when the bunny drops them from the balloon basket?

lauren bergold said...

i *LOVE* these buttons A LOT, too!!! they are utterly perfect, as is the rest of the card. just the most adorable easter thing EVER!!! ♥♥♥ (ps: sooooo totally hear ya re spring, and i'm on the east coast, and further south, and OUR cold-snap didn't even go to 6F... and i'm still whining!!! brrrrrrrrr... cannot even imagine -6C... there is not enough microfleece IN THE WORLD to make me visit before august, so you're safe!!!!!!) :) :) :)

Emily Keaton said...

You *use* buttons. A lot. ;) But that is totally a good thing, because I LOVE seeing them!! Your button frames are second to none, Jessi. These pastel buttons are perfect for the spring theme!

jimlynn said...

LOVE all those buttons! SO CUTE!
Lynn

Cheryl said...

This is adorable, Jessi! I love the soft colors, and button frame. You should check out the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge...this week you have to create a spring inspired card, so yours fits it perfectly! ~Hugs!

walchowDesign said...

Great bunny buttons card, Jessi!

Grrr...! That's too cold for this time of the year. I had to wait till May for the flowers to pop-up when I lived in Finland!

Lindsey said...

Sweet card, Jessi! Yep, it's snowy, windy and cold here today, too -- and I've had enough!

Debbie said...

Very cute!! I love your button borders!!

lostinpaper said...

I can't even imagine that level of cold at the moment, we've had nothing but rain til last weekend but at least the temperatures have been in the high 20's (80 in your speak - I had to look it up lol). Ps Your card is so so sweet!

Barb M said...

Jessi your coloring is perfect! I love the soft, spring colors and of course those awesome buttons!!!

Jenny said...

Well I couldn't cope with Canadian winter/springtime!!! Still waiting for spring weather here too :0)
Love the sweet button frame.. Perfect for an Easter card.
Jenny x

Annette said...

oh i love when you make the button borders...so so cute..

Dawn said...

May sounds about right... we don't plant anything until after May long weekend for fear of frost :( But your card is delightfully spring-y. Love the buttons in all the pretty pastels.

Hugs, Dawn

Leslie Hanna said...

My first thought was OMG, DID SHE SEW ALL THOSE BUTTONS?! You are my idol.

~Tammy~ said...

I love buttons a lot too! This is gorgeous!

I am tired of the cold. Next week they are predicting snow on Monday...first day of spring break, but we are heading south to warm up! I am over it! :-)))) I run on solar power and I need a recharge!

Chris D. said...

Yet another gorgeous card Jessi! Loving all of those buttons! Cool beans! Stay warm my friend!

Chris D. said...

Yet another gorgeous card Jessi! Loving all of those buttons! Cool beans! Stay warm my friend!

Stamping in Pink said...

Hi Jessi just wanted to pop over to say thank you for the lovely comment on my SOS entry - it means a lot to me - so thank you very much!
I love your Easter creation! What a fabulous way to 'frame' an image - love your button frame - absolutely fabulous thank you for the inspiration! hugs Karen P

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Jessi - This is the sweetest card! The image, the great buttons, the colors! Oh, I am so ready for spring!! It is no where to be found in Central NY right now!
Blessings!!
Michelle

Jen W. said...

I'm shivering just reading about it. Yuck! And here we were whining yesterday that it was 52F! Brrr!
Love that sweet bunny image and your perfect pastel buttons!

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Hi Jessi, I just stumbled across your adorable creation. I hope you'll share it in my Coloring Page Tuesday gallery at http://dulemba.com/index_CPTgallery.html so that I can feature it in a future newsletter!
Cheers,
Elizabeth O. Dulemba
http://dulemba.com