Prickley Pear Spring Chicks

Happy Monday!  How was your weekend?  I started mine out with some continuing education for work and then came home and started spring cleaning!  I have this spot in the house where I tend to throw things when company comes and it was time I took care of it once and for all!  I just need to take photos of all the kids' art work that's been piling up there and then I'll be done!  So excited!

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Today it's time for more Prickley Pear inspiration!  With spring supposedly arriving (Mother Nature is not currently providing any clues that would support the idea), I went with a chick theme.

These little chicks are just the cutest!  I colored them with Copic markers and then added some sparkle with a Wink of Stella brush marker.  The sentiment is from the Circles Set - Sentiments clear set.

It's on into the new week!  With a 4-day spring break coming up, DH and I are trying to decide what to do as a family.  It's not really warm enough yet to go visit any outdoor attractions, so that narrows down our choices a bit for now!

Have a marvelous Monday!



Happiness is...

...a good book.





...peace within.



CASology Style

Well, here we are back to Tuesday again!  Ready for a new CASology cue word?  This week, it's all about style!  What's yours?  Mine is CAS.

Using Whimsy stamps (our sponsor this week), I created a fun, sparkly card.  To keep things CAS, I used some glittery decorative paper from my stash, but kept it minimal on the design to keep things feeling clean.  I die cut the glasses from the paper using Whimsy Stamps' Glasses & Bracket die set.  I tilted the die cut at an angle and then stamped the sentiment (from the Girl Talk sentiment set) below it.  I added the three tiny gemstones last for good measure.  The entire layered main panel & the glasses are popped up with foam dots for dimension.

Be sure and bop over to the blogs of the design team and this week's guest designer!  They love hearing from you!

Melissa Chipperfield - You are here. 

Then, link up your own STYLE creation on the challenge blog for your chance to win a prize from Whimsy Stamps!

I endured Mr. Winter's last laugh yesterday.  Thankfully, the roads are pretty well clear again and warmer temperatures are on the way!  That's March for you!

Have a terrific Tuesday!



Happy Spring from Prickley Pear!

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Spring has officially sprung!  A little snow is visiting us, but since it's March, it won't last long!  I'm longing for green in the landscape.  I see a few buds here and there, but no color yet!  Soon...

Stamps:  Prickley Pear (Dragonflies clear set, Happy Spring, Dragonfly Die Set)

I was thinking thoughts of spring when creating a card for today's Prickley Pear inspiration, so went with a dragonfly because I just love the shimmery green a dragonfly often shows off when flying by in the warmer days of the year!  I added a little sparkle to this dragonfly's wings with a Wink of Stella brush marker.  The trail was created with a black marker.

We had a wonderful weekend filled with a visit from some of my family.  So fun to get together and let the cousins play!

Have a marvelous Monday!



Happiness is...


...the love of family.


...cousins at play.

...a long walk.

...a clear perspective.

...a quiet afternoon.

...encouraging words.