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Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring

I just want to know, Where is Spring!! We had more snow last night the ground is covered and there was over 2 inches of snow on my car last night when I got out of work. I do hope this means we will have a long and fabulous Summer :).

I made this card for Our Daily Bread challenge "Spring has Sprung" needless to say, nothing was going right with this card. I just got a few new Spellbinders, one of which is "radiant rectangles" and let me tell you, after an hour of working with this set with shims on top of shims I do not think I will be using them again. They just do not cut even for anything! So I just went with Sizzix embossing folder :).
The stamp is from ODB "Happy Easter".


I just got picked for the Shining the light :)
Shining the Light


Well I do hope all of you are warm and having a Blessed Day

45 comments:

Benzi said...

Beautiful card, Becky. Lovely daffodil and embossing folder.

Sorry you got snow again. It was in the 70's here in AL last weekend but considerably cooler this weekend. UGH!

I've found that some of my intricate dies don't do well with my Cuttlebug and have to use my Grand Calibur but sometimes still have to shim and turn a few times. It is a bit maddening.

Tammy said...

Oh no Becky, don't give up the folder is too beautiful! Your card is just glorious! Love the beautiful daffodil! Take heart, snow is coming on Monday too!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning card Becky!! I just love the white embossing and the yellow against the white!! Stunning Easter card!!

Thanks for joining us at the ODBD Shining the Light challenge!!

blessings and hugs,
Chris

jimlynn said...

Becky, Spring is down here in Texas!!! Come on down!

Stunning card! Love the embossing folder and that image is perfect for it. So lovely.

Lynn

Betty Benton said...

Lovely springtime card with beautiful embossing. Hoping your see a warming trend soon!

seamom said...

Your card turned out beautiful! It IS frustrating when we have an idea that doesn't pan out as we had imagined... My Mom used to say, "Try, try, and try again!" I can still hear her!
The embossing folder made the perfect borders, and the dafodil with that blessing say it well. I REALLY like this card!

Rea said...

Beautiful card. We are suppose to get snow here tomorrow and Sunday. So that might be something you get headed your way too next week. I am tired of it too.

JD said...

Pretty card...and it really does make me think of spring!

Patti J said...

Oh, Becky, I'm so glad I found time to stop by. Your card is fabulous! An absolute stunner, my friend! I'm having issues with the new Spellbinders Dies, too. Takes forEVER to get one panel! We had snow, too. It was so pretty :) Take care, and have a great weekend!

Angela said...

Becky, I'm just back from Disney where I found spring and your beautiful card is bound to bring spring to NE soon!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Becky!

MiamiKel said...

Beautiful! Such an elegant card with a most wonderful message :) Love the beauty of your card, Becky! xoxo

debby4000 said...

Beautiful easter card.
luv
Debby

Julie Short said...

We want to know Beckky on this side of the world who stole Autumn? It has been replaced with HOT and sticky humidity - I hope Spring finds out where it needs to go quickly.
I have noticed with your cards that you often use crisp white and your cards are so beautifully clean. Today's is lovely!

Conniecrafter said...

The embossing is just lovely to showcase your pretty flower!
I had the same problem with some of my spellbinder dies that are more intricate, the thing that worked for me is to get a new B plate for my cuttlebug, I don't know what machine you use to cut your dies but I layer my cuttlebug plates A, B, image I am cutting, die side down, with C plate on top and that seemed to work, hope that gives you something new to try. If not I would contact spellbinders, I am sure they want happy customers and would be willing to help you out. Good Luck

Lynn McAuley said...

Your gorgeous daffodil and embossing on stunning on this sensational Easter design, Rebekka!

Penny Duncan said...

What a VERY pretty card!!! Love your daffodil....Shouts SPRING!!!! ;)

Tracy said...

Lovely Becky! I just got to see a tone of these are the botanical garden I visited. They are such a beautiful flower. Those pretty die cuts really dress up your card front. :-) Hugs!

Karen said...

Pretty card Becky. Love the embossing and the yellow daffodil really stands out against the white.

Amber said...

Very pretty, love the embossing!

MaxineD said...

Stunning card Becky - love the way the daffodil curves with the embossing.
I found that I also had difficulty with some of the SB intricate dies, and I think a lot of it was that my B plate is warped - I need to replace it.
Blessings
Maxine

Pat (mspfd) said...

Becky, try placing a sheet of wax paper between the die and cardstock and see if that helps.

This card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the wonderful embossing and beautiful coloring.

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

very pretty dear Becky,
luv
Claudia

Donna Heber said...

Your card is gorgeous Becky with the embossed background. I recently purchased some new Spellbinder dies, but not the radiant rectangles.

Mau xx said...

Hello Lovely Lady, I am so sorry I have neglected you lately. I don't ever seem to have enough time..or I am getting slower...lol
I have been looking back and what gorgeous Easter cards you have created. This one is Beautiful I love the freshness it has, and the message is perfect.
I use Waxed Paper between Dies and card and it works everytime now.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Fiona said...

SO pretty!! The daffodil really pops amid the white (just like our daffodils in the snow!!!)
Do youi have a thin metal plate such as is sold by Cheery Lynn dies? I find it essential for cutting intricate dies - place it between my A & C plates at the bottom of the sandwich. I haven't needed to use it with any Spellbinders so if you do try it take care it isn't too thick (would hate you to break your Bug :( ).I finally replaced both B plates at the beginning of January but already the new ones are marked and warped - I am rotating them each time to stop them bending like a banana but now I have S shaped plates instead...

Terry said...

You may have snow, but your card says SPRING! Our daffodils are in bloom right now. I love seeing them, and look forward to warmer weather.

Fiona said...

SO pretty Becky - love the daffodil against the bright white (just like our daffodils in the snow :( )

Have you tried a thin metal plate such as Cheery Lynn Dies sell to use between your A & C plates at the bottom of the sandwich? I find it essential for cutting intricate thin dies like Memory Box, but I haven't used it with Spellbinders so be careful in case it makes the sandwich too thick for the Bug.

Caroline D. said...

Gorgeous card and I just love the embossing folder you used!! (even if it was a 2nd plan). Don't give up on the radiant rectangles... for intricate dies, I used a piece of wax paper between the die and card stock. Some people even say 2 pcs of wax paper, but I've always had good luck with just the 1. The wax paper will make popping out the cut so easy. Then the issue of using shims... when I used a cuttlebug I had a thin metal plate that they sell ... to use under the die so the die is cutting against the metal. It makes ALL the difference I think. I'm not sure what machine you have, but the metal plate can be used in any of them. Either cuttlebug or spellbinders sells the plates... can't remember off the top of my head. Anywayyyyy.... your daffodil is so pretty. They are my favorite spring flower and a lot of mine are up and blooming. I feel lucky they survived our winter blast this past weekend when we got down to 22 one night.

Zella said...

Becky, each and every card you make amazes me! They are all works of art and so beautiful!!! You truly have a God-given gift!

Dawn Mercedes said...

I KNOW! Spring has not sprung. Still had snow today! But luckily it did not stick!

Cindy Haffner said...

Such BEAUTY!!~

Mau xx said...

Just popped by to wish you Easter Blessings Becky. Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Mau xx

Patrice said...

Becky..such a beautiful card...now the snow will be run!! hahahaha
Greets Patrice

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love your little Daffy, and I just wanted to stop by and wish you a glorious Easter!

Joan Ervin said...

I just love the embossing folder you used on this beauty, Becky, and the daffodil is sooo pretty!!!!!!

Jani Lewis said...

Hope you warm up soon. Lovely card. That image is so pretty. I have that embossing folder and had forgotten about it. LOL Think I will go use it. :)
Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Payne Holler Cards said...

Gorgeous ...love daffy dills (-:
Wishing you a blessed Easter!

redwasher1 said...

Absolutely stunning!!! Happy Easter!!!

Danie May said...

Its funny you are asking where is spring while we here on the other side of the world are asking where is autumn, although the early hours of this morning has shown some crispness in the air.

Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers and heralds spring for me, your card is so elegant with the beautiful embossing down each side framing the wonderful image and sentiment. Wishing you a Happy Easter and hoping that Spring arrives for you soon! xx

sue morris said...

What a beautiful card! I just love this!! Happy Easter my sweet friend.

Shannon White said...

Beautiful Beautiful Becky!! Love your PRetty daffodils and lovely embossing too!

Hugs
& Happy Easter wishes!
Shannon

Chelsea said...

Hi Becky, this is another amazing card. I hope you had a bless Easter with family.

with Love.

Jenn said...

Hope you had a lovely Easter. Your card is very pretty.

Jenn

Dawn Barrett said...

The embossing makes such a nice "frame" for these flowers!