Saturday, March 31, 2012

Making Spring A Little Bit Better

I need to be honest.
Early spring is my least favorite time of year.
Sure I enjoy the fact the days are getting warmer
and the evenings are getting longer.

However, whenever I look outside
what I see is brown and muck.
It's too early to see the early shoots getting ready to burst.
And it's still to early to see the leaves that will soon emerge.
I did find these bright little rubber boots though
so when I do venture into the garden to look
for those early shoots they remind me that the color is on its way.

And on my kitchen window sill that looks over the backyard
the African Violets are blooming in all their glory.

Just another reminder that soon early spring will
turn into the full glory of summer.

Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world. 
~Virgil A. Kraft~

Friday, March 30, 2012

Pussy Willow Love

Nothing signifies that spring is on the way to me
more than the appearance of the pussy willows.

This year the trees are especially full with these soft beauties.

As I was picking these it had started to snow and one droplet
remained as I took the picture.

There are willow pussies
Clad in furry goods,
And a robin singing
In the maple woods.
There's a springing crocus,
And a budding larch,
Who'd ever think the Springtime
Came along in March.
~Author Unknown~

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Easter Card

My daughter is not planning on coming home for Easter break
 so I thought I would make a special card just for her
 to include with a special Easter package I am planning on sending up.

I started with some pale pink cardstock and then added the layers.

A few 3D stickers give it the finishing touch.

Along with a special verse on the inside just for her.

As well as a few details to make the inside of the card look extra special.

And now I am inspired to make a card for my parents as well :)

I am joining Cindy at "My Romantic Home" for Show and Tell Friday

And Lorie at "be different, act normal" for Show & Tell Saturday