Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Spring Hop





I am enjoying the sights of spring showcased in the Pals Spring Hop because this is what I see from my back porch.  My daughter is standing on the sidewalk behind our hedges and there is a street somewhere behind her! 

For my sweet silhouette girl, I combined the sketch at Stamping411 with the Play Date Cafe's Color Challenge to use black, white and a splash of color.  I needed a shot of Melon Mambo to escape all the whiteness around me!




And since I am yearning for a bit of green I thought I would send you a Happy St. Patrick's Day wish!  I followed the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary and added a bit of gold to my lucky shamrocks.




No worries about snow on your next stop - you are headed south to Martha Stewart's.  I know she has a delightful spring design in store for you!

The complete line up:
2. Barbara Chatzkel -- http://www.takeoutpaperarts.com/
11. Sue Bendinsky – http://www.mycolorcreations.com/

36 comments:

Fiona said...

what a fun silhouette design for the colour splash Linda! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe :)

joani said...

Love your silhouette card. She is adorable.

Kerin said...

Your card is so sweet & pretty! Love the dark silhouette with a pop of color! Thanks for playing along with Stamping 411 this week :)

Debbie Henderson said...

Your cards are both beautiful! And that snow.....you can keep! I'm posting photo's today from our ice storm. So glad you joined us at CCMC!

Mike Funke said...

Nice Linda,
I love the Square Lattice look on this card and the gold and green are a perfect combination!

Colleen Dietrich said...

LInda, that snow is AMAZING! Oh, my goodness. You won't be seeing daffodils for a while, huh? Oh boy. Well, anyway, love your splash of Melon Mambo to help you think spring thoughts. :) Thanks for playing with us at the Play Date CAfe - I'm truly glad you popped over there.

Deb said...

These cards are wonderful! I love your St. Patrick's card! The perfectly placed beads in each scallop are wonderful! And I love the look of the gold ribbon! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

scrappingnana said...

Very nice cards. The Melon Mambo looks great with the black & white. I love the gold ribbon with the shamrock card and the embossed background. TFS

Always Playing with Paper said...

Okay! I laughed outloud when I saw that picture of your poor daughter in the snow! I know I shouldn't have but you are too funny! Man...that is a lot of snow! Both cards are so pretty, that Play Date card really pops, love the Mambo!

Creative Stamptuary said...

I really like both cards! Nice and cherry for a snowy day. Like others, love the contrast of the Melon Mambo and black too.

Carmen

Tara Bilbao said...

Hi Linda,

Both your cards are just so beautiful. I love the black, white melon mambo combo ( sounds like a song) and your addition of gold to the St. Patrick's day card is just fabulous. I love that ribbon! Ahhh snow in March. That is one thing I do not miss about New York. Hope you stay warm and cozy while stamping.

Regina Mangum said...

I am so loving both of these, Linda! The perfect St. Patty's Day card! XOXO

Marisa said...

That is a LOT of snow!! Oh my! Glad you could bring a touch of spring into your life through the cards. Both are wonderful.

Margarita said...

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the pic of the snow...what stamp did you use for the shamrocks?

Sue Bendinsky said...

I am not sure which card I love more. Great work, love the punch of gold on the St Patrick's card. And the other one is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations!

Angela said...

These are both beautiful! I just love that gold ribbon. I cannot believe how much snow you have! Wow!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh so awesome!!! I love both your cards and I so feel for you in all that snow!!! I'll send ya some meltin' weather. Hugs,

Jessica said...

What a lovely card! I love black and white and one bright color. They just seem to make me smile!TFS

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous cards, Linda! What a view from your house! Yikes!

Joannna Munster said...

Gorgeous cards Linda! They are just sooo beautiful! I love the Mambo with Black too! You do have a lot of snow there! Keep warm! hugs, J

Martha said...

Both are gorgeous, Linda. I really love the St. Patrick's Day card. Are those gems or Crystal Effects drops? Love the inlaid look.
You have a lot of snow. Miss ya!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gracious! That's a lot of snow! But your card sings springtime! Beautiful silhouette image, and I love the way it all stand out so brilliantly on your bright pink, patterned paper! Thanks so much for playing along with us, this week, in The Cafe!

Mary Brown said...

WOW...that little bit of gold in there is just PERFECT! Thanks for playing along this week on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Adriana Benitez said...

Brrrrrr!
Beautiful cards! I'm glad you were able to thaw yourself out to make them and share them with us :)
Seriously, beautiful work.

Mary Fish said...

Beautiful! I love the black image on the crisp Whisper White on your first card.

Great texture on the second card.

Hugs, M

Tiffany Bauer said...

WOW!!! I can not believe that picture of your daughter in the snow!! I think I would die!! AND I just both your cards!! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamping 411!!

Dawn said...

That snow is ridiculous! Love the melon mambo card!

Connie Babbert said...

Awesome card, Linda! Love the textured background, gold ribbon and great details!

One Scrappy Gal said...

No wonder you are anxious for spring to arrive! Keep those spring like cards coming!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

You're cards are stunning. Love the Pink and Black. Such a pop of color. Thanks for sharing your cards and snow with us.

gbarron56 said...

Beautiful card -- love the pop of the black against the pink -- fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

Patti Chesky said...

The black and melon together have such a WOW factor. Your card is stunning!

Lisa said...

I'm so glad we don't have that much snow! Yikes! Love your St. Patty's day card. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge!

Nance said...

OMG, I forgot what all that snow looks like--yikes! No wonder you're yearning for a bit'o'green. Love these cards--the mambo is such a fun pop of color and the touch of gold on your shamrock card is gorgeous. Love that gold ribbon--it looks like ribbon candy!

Connie Babbert said...

Gorgeous little girl card! Love it!

Selene Kempton said...

Wow! I love them both! I love your work! whistles and hoots!