Friday, March 20, 2009

First Day of Spring!!!

Yay, Spring is finally here! Although, I have to say, it doesn't quite feel like it. One of my favorite things to do on the first day of spring is to hit Rita's! It's a great place to get a water ice. Here in the Philly area that's what we call them. Other places call them italian ice. But, whatever the name, they are amazing. Anyway, Rita's opens today and gives out FREE ices. Last year, my girlfriend and I took the kids and stood in this line.The picture only shows about HALF of it. It stretched the length of the shopping center. DH thought we were insane. But it was worth the wait! We're definitely going again after school...




So, on to some fun stamping news. Have you gotten the newest Stamp It! Cards issue? Mine came the other day and it is AWESOME!! As you know, I'm trying to do more stamping and this issue really inspired me. Cath at the Moxie Fab blog, and the girls at the Paper Crafts blog have been celebrating stamping all week. Today at Moxie Fab, Cath is highlighting several stampers who were focused in the issue and I'm honored to be one of them. There are 10 amazing cards from some of my favorite stampers. Plus, they are having a HUGE giveaway!!!
So, head on over and leave a comment on the Moxie Fab World blog for a chance to win a copy of Stamp It!, some American Crafts stamps and embossing powder, as well as a potpourri of stamps from other great manufacturers. Also, don't forget to hit the Paper Crafts blog. You can leave a comment there and be entered in a drawing for a Copic Marker set worth $70!

Finally, I'll leave you with this card that uses one of my new favorite stamps sets. It's based on this week's CPS Sketch. I used Papertrey Ink's Simply Sationery set. I used it to create the background paper. And I used PTI's Recipe Box Labels for the frame and Heartfelt Messages for the sentiment.




Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the First Day of Spring!!!

19 comments:

Michelle StClair said...

Oh how cool......happy spring to you.

Miss Em said...

I am sure that is one of the memories the kiddies will never forget. I always remember the things that seem so crazy now but were so much fun when I was little.

Danielle said...

You created the background paper? Holy cow! It's gorgeous! Love that card. Happy Spring to you! It's still cold here, only 35 today. Brrr. I'm ready for the 60's!

Debbi said...

Thanks for the info and card....I'm so ready for Spring, so Happy Spring to you and everyone else.

debby said...

lol that is some line!! bet they were awesome!!!

whoistracy said...

Wow, what a line! I would have stood in it, too. LOL Such a cute card.

Kimberly said...

Happy Spring Anabelle!

Ingrid said...

I definitely enjoyed the first day of spring. Spring is my favorite season. We too had our first icecream this week. :-) Great pic of the kids. Your card is gorgeous.

Enjoy your weekend!

pattyo said...

Gorgeous card! Hope you enjoyed the water ice.

Juliana said...

Your card is gorgeous!
And thanks for sharing the scoop!

shaina said...

oh wow...that card is just stunning! awesome job.
i'm so glad its spring! i can feel it here and i have little crocuses blooming. :)

shaina said...

oh wow...that card is just stunning! awesome job.
i'm so glad its spring! i can feel it here and i have little crocuses blooming. :)

Tricia Wilson said...

Beautiful card Anabelle. Happy first day of Spring to you too!

Heidi Van Laar said...

This is stunning! I absolutely love that color combination!

Martha said...

This is such a pretty card! Beautiful colours. Love spring!!!
Have a nice weekend :)

Audrey Pettit said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card, Anabelle! I adore the colors and the design. Fabulous stamping. It truly is just SO stunning.
Congrats on being featured. You deserve every minute of it.

david santos said...

Gorgeous card! Congratulations! Happy Day.

Leigh said...

I'm trying to stamp more lately...
Love the card you made, Anabelle!
And that icy treat sounds great!!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, Anabelle - Your card is truly amazing! I am loving those colors and your stamping is wonderful! Great use of that CPS sketch.