Creative Bliss

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Happy Spring!

Well, I know it isn't spring yet (although it sort of feels like it lately), but I've made something that will help celebrate spring when it does arrive. The idea is NOT mine at all. I found it on a blog yesterday and fell in love with the whole idea. That I own the main Cricut cartridge that was used to create the scene made me giddy. The mastermind behind this idea is a super creative gal named Tamara and she blogs at Happy Life. Crafy Wife. When you click on the link, you'll see her Summer version of the same idea (and yes, I totally want to try my hand at that one, too). My jaw dropped when I saw it and I think I said, "Oh. My. Gosh." In the post she references her first effort here. I clicked over and my jaw dropped again! This is the one I have copied. Take a look around her blog...oh boy, I love what she creates and I've added yet another blog to my reader. This type of papercraft project just makes my heart sing. I love cutesy and I'm not going to ever deny it. 

I used the Create a Critter cartridge for just about everything you see here, with the exception of the flower and the words. The flower is from Lacy Labels and the letters are from Tear Drop. While I adored the papers Tamara used, I don't own any of that line of paper. I do have that DCWV's Cotton Bloom stack and that's primarily what I used. I added a few pieces of solid cardstock here and there where needed. Oh and a couple of pieces of polka dot paper from Nana's Nursery stack. When the girls wandered in to see what I was up to and I showed them the pictures I'd printed off her blog, they both told me it was the most adorable thing they'd ever seen and were very excited that I was going to try to create it. I took LOTS of pictures. Hope you don't mind. Enjoy!

 Amy's favorite is Mr. Sun. hee, hee. I thought I'd curl the wire around a pen to make it a little more interesting, since I can't hide it. Tamara used grass from a cartridge I don't own. And I wasn't about to go out and buy it (even though it IS on sale) just for the grass. I was pretty tickled to see something in CAC that I could use.

 I just loved the way she made the flower. Jessica thinks the little dragonfly is her favorite.
 You could definitely fly a kite here today, it's kind of windy.

 Hello, happy little turtle.
 This little worm is so cute. Please forgive the bad gluing job I did on the grass.
 I added the ladybug on my own. I just thought she was adorable. She's cut at one inch and is still pretty big, but I thought she'd look cute tucked in the grass.
 Hello sweet snail and happy frog!



It wasn't until I started putting this together that I realized I made the butterfly the same color as the flower. Oopsie. It still looks okay, right?

Sigh...I'm just tickled to have found and been able to create such a happy little scene. Thanks for looking! And thank you, Tamara for sharing this wonderful idea!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you've had a lovely weekend and are ready to start another week.
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16 comments:

HSCreations said...

LOVE. IT. That is absolutely adorable!! Keep up the wonderful work - I love reading what you do, especially since I am no longer around to see the actual projects!

Sharli said...

Jeanne,
This is so happy and pretty! I LOVE what you've done here. Thanks also for your supportive and sweet comments on my blog recently - it means the world to me that my dear blog friends are so good to me!

Hugs!!

Carolyn said...

How "Springy" is that!! Love it!

Kim Burmeister said...

Holy Moly, Jeanne! This is FABulous! You did a great job. I can't wait to see the next one you create. This makes me smile.

Sanela Kubiak said...

This is soooo gorgeous. I'm loving it, but that also means that now I really need to get this cartridge too. lol. Have a great day.

Tamara said...

I am SO glad I have inspired you! This came out sooo darn cute!!! Thanks for sharing!

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Kathi C. said...

This is about the cutest darned thing I have ever seen. No wonder the girls love it. Creating it had to have been a blast. Good for you!!

Sparkle said...

This is just the cutest thing ever! I love your sun too. :)

yyam said...

Oh wow! What a happy little scene! Definitely a visual feast!!!:)

Beth aka BR-T said...

I do not have the words to tell you how much this amazes me WOW!

AaronB said...

That is so cute!!! Loving my bug!! One of the things that I learned is to make the mat sticky again. Someone else had a video or a tutorial, so I can't take credit. But first I cleaned it with a baby wipe real good and then I let it air dry. I then used the CTMH bonding memories glue pen all over and then let it dry. It is great again!!
Also I really thought the gypsy was just a way for provo craft to make more money, but it is so useful. One thing I love about it is that I can move the project to the edge of the mat and not waste as much paper. With the bug it would start an inch in. You can also adjust the width and height on your projects, unlike the bug you can only adjust one size. I had really wanted the tags bags boxes and more cartridge, but it retired. So when I bought the gypsy I got to download that cartridge for free. That is what sold me on the gypsy. I paid 100 for it and got 7 free cartridges. I think that special runs through this weekend on custom crops.

Alanna said...

WOW Jeanne, this is absolutely AMAZING. Your talent never ceases to amaze me. All of the details are so fabulous. I need to go back and look at this again.

Barb said...

Well just LOOK at you! This is fabulous, Jeanne! So much detail and such a happy scene! You ROCK with that Cricut! Looking forward to your next creation...

Hugs,
Barb

Jena said...

Jeanne - this is absolutely DARLING! So glad I finally got a chance to pop over here and check it out. Thanks for sharing!

Anke said...

Oh spring has sprung for sure now! I love those creations, your girls must be so happy all the time having all these sweet things around! I just love the butterflies and dragonflies, how totally cute! You are such an artist!

mE said...

This is SOOOOO cute and adorable! I love this! It screams "GET HERE SPRING" lol! It looks like a lot of work and a lot of fun, and YES you rock the Cricut!

Hugs!
E