March 23, 2008

Crafty Secrets...Proud Mama

Happy Easter to you all! It's a beautiful, sunny day.......til you step outside and then it's CHILLY!! But we aren't getting snow so that is a good thing. We'll be heading to my parents shortly for a small Easter dinner. Thank you so much to all of you that visit my blog and for the wonderful comments you leave. I read each and every comment. Don't forget that I'll be doing lots of give aways starting next week. And I'll be picking the winners from comments left on my posts, tomorrow I'll have a guessing game for you so stay tuned.

This pretty cards reminds me of Spring. The robins are flitting around in the back yard and I always know that Spring is not too far away when I see them. And I just love to find bird's nests, don't you? Imagine this mama's surprise to find this egg in her nest!!! The fun stamps are from a new Crafty Secrets clear set called Bird Lovers(take some time to check out all of the new sets, these new ones are among many of my new favorites). If you are a bird lover, you will want to add this set to your collection. There are many, many ways to pair up the images and Cindy and Sandy from Crafty Secrets did a wonderful job of collecting images for this set. The background paper looks like old, white washed wood and is from the Pastel 6 x 12 vintage patterned paper pad. Solid cardstock and ribbon is from Papertrey Ink.
The images were colored with Copic Sketch markers available at Ellen's online store. In this photo below, you can see that I used Ranger Glossy Accents and a sprinkling of glitter while the Glossy Accents was still wet. The egg is cut out and slipped into the nest for some dimension. A pop dot is behind the top of the egg so it stands out even more. I LOVE this set!!Sooooo, are you a bird lover? I love to feed my birds and listen to them sing outside my windows. One of my favorite bird memories is a video of Jordan when she was about three. She was at the park with Grandma Woody and she came running up with something clutched ever so gently in her hand. She said *Look, it's an egg!!!* Little did she know that she was picking up cracked open peanut shells!! LOL

42 comments:

Marilyn said...

This is an amazing card - love the sparkly egg - I love birds too - this is an awesome set - and your watercoloring is amazing too!

Dottie K. said...

Wow this is so beautiful. I love to watch the birds feeding in the backyard. Happy Easter! :)

Wendy said...

Awesome card, Mish!! I love all the sparkle on the egg too! So cute!! I'm looking forward to it getting alittle warmer here in PA so I can wake in the morning to the birds singing right outside my bedroom window. TFS

Happy Easter!
Wendy

Jayne said...

This is a beautiful card! I really am enjoying this latest bird phase. My mom taught second grade and would always teach a bird unit in the spring. I've grown up loving to watch birds. Thanks for sharing.

Kar said...

Love this.... love your coloring too!

Crystal M. said...

I was just listening to the birds outside our window this morning and thinking... Spring must finally be coming! I can't wait. Of course, I'm nowhere near all the springtime snow but it's been chilly here in California.
I love your blog and always enjoy your inspiration stations and cards. Thanks for sharing yourself with us!
~Crystal M.

Marja Sch said...

What abeautyful card. The egg is lovely. I love your colouring. Happy easter.

Pegg S said...

This new set is gorgeous - I have the first set from Crafty Secrets which I love. This one is even better! The sentiments are great!

Lee said...

That is such a wonderful welcoming Spring card!! We are birders and have a wonderful life-list going!! Can't wait to do some watching soon!! I love that shimmery egg and the beautiful vintage paper!! What a sweet memory of your little one!! Have a beautiful Sunday!!

Chelle said...

beautiful card! happy easter!! i love to decorate with nests filled with eggs...some have flowers and others are just tucked on book shelves by themselves...thanks for sharing!
chelle

Darthy said...

Happy Easter Mishy. The card is beautiful. It is so vintage looking and the egg is spectacular.

Janet said...

I'm not really crazy about the style of stamps ....but that egg is sooo pretty! It almost looks real!

Anonymous said...

As much as I love your papercraft projects, I also love how you incorporate decor and recipes too! Keep it up. Thanks! heidi Q

Iscrap said...

That card is beautiful, I just love that egg!! I said it before, but I'll have to repeat. I need me some of that glossy accents!

Jessica said...

I love your bird card! I've got the other CS bird set so I "need" this one next. We haven't been able to put out bird feeders because of the neighbor's cats, but now they've moved, so maybe this spring we'll get some birds!

Anonymous said...

I love what you did with the egg! So pretty!
Barb M.

Kathy H said...

I love that one sparkling egg it looks like it is popping out. Happy Easter to you, Kathy Hering

irishstamper7 said...

Beatuiful card Mish! love that glittery egg.
Ruth.

Patty W said...

Lovely card!

Yes...we are big time bird lovers here! We keep the feeder full and suet on the side. Just love seeing all the birds that come by and our residents that are always with us...I'm always amazed by their beauty and their song!

Hope you have had a lovely day!

SusanH said...

Beautiful card - and I love birds, too! Yesterday, I sat on the front porch with my little 91 year old grandfather and we watched a tiny Chickadee go in and out of a birdhouse hanging there with plenty of stuff for a nice new nest! That little bird worked very hard yesterday...and we had a good time watching!!

Anonymous said...

What a cool idea with the glitter and the Glossy Accents! I´m going to try that some day - that´s for sure :-)
/Tina F.

Heather said...

The card is gorgeous, Mish! LOVE the egg - love the glitter on it - love that it is popped up! Oh - and the ribbon looks LUSCIOUS!

janet d. said...

What a beautiful card! I love the sparkly egg! Actually, I love all of your artwork! Happy Easter!

Cheryl said...

What a pretty card!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the card. The glittery egg is beautiful. Here the birds already start singing in the morning. So you can wake up with there singing. Bye Irene from Holland

Nancy said...

Great story!

I'm growing lots of special bird and butterfly attracting plants here in WARM NC. Just waiting for stamping visitors!! LOL

Nancy

Janine said...

Beautiful Michelle...

Tami said...

That egg is so beautiful! Great card!

Anonymous said...

Hello, I love your card; the Robin in particular. I have two resident robins in my garden, one on one side and one on the other side of the garden. They claim a bird table each. When I go to put feed out they both arrive - on their own table - territorial little things that they are. I can now get within about 12" of them. I always say good morning to them. They brighten my day.

Best wishes Jackie, Warwick, UK

Jane R said...

I visit your blog almost daily and find so much inspiration. Thanks for taking the time to post your instructions and beautiful pictures.

Jane R

Ann C. said...

I am definitely a bird love and love the Crafty Secrets sets. Your cards are lovely.

sharon williams said...

This comment doesn' belong here, but I wanted thank you for sharing your sketch notebook. I am a relatively new stamper and was overwhelmed. Once I made a sketch notebook I always have something to look at for inspiration.

CherylQuilts at SCS said...

GORGEOUS card! I love the coloring...it's fabulous! A real eye-catcher!! Love this new set and others at Crafty Secrets...and especially love what YOU do with them! TFS!

Susan G said...

What a sparkly egg! Love the coloring you do. I'll just need to keep practicing.

Marcia said...

hey mishie! i tried to leave a comment but got an error ~ so if i double post will you delete one :)

i just wanted to say how BEAUTIMOUS this is! i love it ~ (zappy's too when she does it). this set ALWAYS makes me think of my grandmother who is 102 and 1/2! she adores birds! i really should get it and make her some cards. she still writes family and friends every week.

Tami McBeain said...

Another beautiful Crafty Secrets card, I adore birds and bird stamps! We have a pair of cardinals that return to our yard every spring, I've been looking for them, but haven't seen them yet.

Dawn said...

Oh I love the glittery egg!!! Reminding me of my girls Easter Egg Hunt yesterday....they had trouble locating the "golden egg" for a special prize:(

Michelle said...

I had several Robins in my back yard over the weekend! Spring is here! Great card!

Anonymous said...

I love vintage cards and the colors you've used. C Burke

leenda said...

Beautifully done!

Debbie Olson said...

Love the bird stamps, Mish! I just ordered one of the birds sets from Anna today, as a matter of fact! :-D TOo bad this one wasn't available quite yet--that means another buy later. . . Great enabling!

Juanita B said...

Astounding! I love the coloring, and how the egg pops with the Glossy Accents on it. I'm loving your "SPRINGTIME FLING" images, they really help with the gloomy and gray days we have in Ohio. TFS and the breath of fresh air.

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