Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Earth Day

Hello Everyone!
Did you know it was Earth Day?  
Yep I almost missed it too!
What an opportune time to celebrate Mother Earth!
With all the craziness going on in the world today ... I just HAD to step outside and
breath in the fresh air & Mother Nature's beauty that I am so blessed to have around me!

My friend Vicki inspired me to come join in the challenge fun over on the
Cut It Up Challenge Blog where their theme is:

Our Beautiful Earth (Earth Day, April 22) 
respecting nature - flowers, trees, animals, butterflies, birds, etc.
AND, don't forget the die cut!

Here's what I've created . . .

It appears these kiddos felt the same way I did today and just had to get out into the open air!  To create my scene, I've used a variety of stamps from Stampscapes.  After stamping my path/meadow, I sponged in a little color using TH distress inks and a sponge dauber.

Next came the fencing, kids, birds and branches.

Once I had the scene the way I wanted it, I die cut the panel using Lawn Fawn 'Cross Stitched Rectangles' dies (LF1178 & LF1179) for the focus panel AND the black matting.  
Lawn Fawn - Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables DiesLawn Fawn - Small Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables Dies 

My sentiment is a die cut by Sue Wilson named just as you see it ... 'Hope Your Day is Wonderful' (CEDME047).  

Sue Wilson Designs - Mini Expressions Collection - Hope Your Day is Wonderful
 And lastly, I added the top decorative die cut which is by Penny Black and called 'Pop on a fold - Royal Swirl (#51-320) as well as a couple little butterflies from the OLD Martha Stewart 3-in-1 butterfly punch.

A couple other challenges to share in today are:

Hope your day is being kind to you!  I know these are very difficult & strange times!  Hang in there, we are all in this together and we WILL get through it!  Keep the Faith!!

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!


  1. Your card is perfect for an Earth Day design. Great coloring.

  2. Happy Earth Day to you! I knew and then forgot again. Story of my life these days. How beautiful this is! I like how you stamped the leafy branches overhead and, of course, there are the birds! I'd love to take a nice long walk down that winding country road.

  3. Beautiful, Darlene! What a wonderful scene...Thanks for joining our Cut It Up, "Our Beautiful Earth" Challenge.

  4. Lovely card today, gorgeous colours as always, fabulous result.xx

  5. What a pretty scene card! I love the combination of colors and silhouettes, and those children certainly do seem to be enjoying their day!

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for Our Beautiful Earth challenge!


  6. It's a beautiful card. Oh, we do need to respect Earth don't we? [Bunny]

  7. What a great tribute to Earth Day. Those kids look like they are really appreciating their surroundings. Silhouettes are always a favorite with me.

  8. This looks amazing! Had to come by to see what stamp that was. Love this!!

  9. Beautiful ! Love your pretty scene and your beautiful design. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM.

  10. What a beautiful combination of stamps and dies to create this very serene scene. Darlene, this card is not just perfect to celebrate Earth Day, but it also brings some peace and quiet to our frazzled minds at the moment.Love it, my friend.
    Thank you so much for the sweet comments you have left on my blog. I’m slowly trying to catch up (we've run out of supplies to continue making masks) and thoroughly enjoyed browsing through your lovely projects. Stay safe and healthy!
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

  11. You have created a beautiful scene that's for sure, love the coloring and the excellent framing of it all, Love that sentiment!

  12. What a beautiful card!! Love the colors you used and the fabulous scene!!
    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
    Have a great day.

  13. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. Hugs, Kathy { Crafty Creations Challenges }


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