Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Sending Smiles Across the Miles

 Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!

Today is my monthly "ME" day when I visit my sister's salon to have work her magic with my hair and also visit my pedicurist for my monthly pedi pampering.  Also, while I'm over that way, (Ohio/PA border) I'm going to visit my other sister who lives in PA and a very dear high school friend who also lives in the same area.  On my way back, I'll stop by my daughter's for a short visit.  I usually end up being gone the entire day and try to make my rounds when I'm in the area.  BUT, before I go I wanted to share this cute card with you that I created over the weekend. 

I'm once again playing with my new My Favorite Things 'Cloud Stencil' (#ST-099) and
My Favorite Things CLOUD Mix-ables Stencil MFT ST99 Preview Image

 the fabulous flower from the stamp set I received when I purchased the January Hero Arts kit.


The sentiment I've used are from my latest Simon Says Stamps purchase 'Friendly Flowers'.  I just noticed that the flowers in each set are similar one to the other but there are so many other stamps within each set that it warrants having both sets in my stash!  LOL



 This card could be used for any number of occasions!  I'm very happy with the outcome!

 I'm sharing this card in the Inkspirational Challenge where the theme is GROW.


Other challenges to share in:

Colour Crazy Craft Challenge #14 - ATG Coloring
Crafty Catz Challenge #546 - ATG
Just Add Ink Challenge #549 - Choose Two - Leaves & Petals

This time of the year here in Ohio, everything is popping out in beautiful spring time bloom.  All the flowering trees and shrubs look AMAZING and really lifts my spirits!  I just ran outside and snapped a couple photos to share . . .

Close up of the Flowering Crab Apple in my front yard.


New Forsythia we just planted.

 A small patch of Grape Hyacinth that sprung to life after cleaning around it the other day.  Everyday there's something new waking up from a long cold winter's sleep.

 Well that's it for me today! 
Time for some pampering & visiting!

Please help us end this pandemic by getting your vaccine when eligible and
please, please wear a mask when out in public!



  1. Beautiful card Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
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  2. Isn't it lovely to be fully vaccinated? I love that you've been using the heck out of your gorgeous Hero Arts kit, and now I see you've got another beautiful set that I'm sure we'll be seeing more of in the future. To top it all off, we are treated to these pretty garden pics today. I'm loving all of it!

  3. Beautiful card and sounds like you are going to get beautiful too. Have fun!

  4. I love your beautiful flowers against that wonderful sky background, makes for a gorgeous card and your beautiful flowering plants around your yard is just wonderful too, just brings a smile this time of year to see everything flowering once again! Hope you had a wonderful day out pampering and visiting!

  5. A lovely Spring themed card, Darlene. Your pink blooms are a standout with the softness of the cloud background. Thankyou for joining in with our JAI Challenge. D x

  6. A lovely Spring themed card, Darlene. Your pink blossoms are a standout with the softness of the cloud background. Thankyou for joining in with our JAI Challenge. D x

  7. Very pretty. I love the spring filled card. It shout spring and I love it. Your clouds are awesome and the blooms are so pretty. thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz, Colour Crazy.

  8. The pink flowers stand in beautiful contrast to the blue sky. This is a lovely card, perfect for our challenge at Inkspirational.


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