Monday, April 11, 2016

Mother Nature and Happy News!

Hi, Friends!

This is what I woke up to yesterday morning...ha!  Mother Nature is sooo confused!:-)  We got about four to five inches of snow. Some places a little south of us got ten inches!  Can you believe today it is nearly gone due to rain?!  And, there is hope because the weather report today said it might be near 70 for the weekend...happy dancin' here!:-)

So, I made a card to help Mother Nature along to let her know many people are thinking spring.  And, here is my card...

For my card, I started with a navy card base and stamped the Mama Elephant flower image on X-Press paper with Memento Tuxedo Black.  The image was colored with copics.  I stamped the sentiment with SU-Night of Navy.  Coloring the flower was very soothing while it was snowing outside...ha!  A one layer card for my stash, which doesn't take extra postage!

Ok, on to some happy news!  Another baby in the family...a great nephew born...Ash James!  He is welcomed by Mom(Adrienne), Dad(Stephen), and two older brothers, Gabriel and Jax...

Born:  April 10th at 12:43 am
Weight:  6# 10 oz.
Length:  20 in.

This is the baby afghan that I made for little Ash.  

Ash, Gabriel, Adrienne

Jax and Ash.  Now I call that brotherly love!:-)

Ok, friends!  That's all for now!  Hope you have an awesome week! Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Take care!



  1. Oh snow, we were having summer few weeks ago, I do miss the white stuff though.
    Congrats on the new addition and what a pretty card!

  2. Your card is lovely! I love your CAS design in bold colors; a fab spring card. Looks like winter is holding on in your part of the world; glad to read most of it was gone already:) And your great nephew is a sweetie; congratulations. So sweet of you to make him a baby afghan. Have a great week!

  3. Awww, welcome hugs for sweet little Ash! Isn't he just a bundle of love?! I'm so happy for your family. The baby afghan you made him is of course beautiful... as is your card! I love the bright flower to encourage Mother Nature to stop dropping snow on us. :o) The vibrancy is stunning and I love it atop the navy base! Beautifully done as always, Maria! Have a sparkly happy evening. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  4. Oh Mother Nature is completely mixed up here too Maria! We have had snow, rain, sleet and the temperature yo yo! Ugh I am so done with it. Very pretty card, very cherry on a yucky day. Congrats for your new great nephew!

  5. Pretty card, Maria! I'm loving as much snow as I can get! In fact, I would be happy if it were winter year-round! Congratulations on the new baby! Sweet photos!

  6. OMGosh - SNOW??!!! I can't even relate! LOVE your coloring of those Gorgeous blooms! And the baby pics with the Mom and boys are just Delightful! THX for sharing, Maria!

  7. Your coloring is gorgeous, Maria! Congrats on your new grand nephew, those are some sweet boys!

  8. Oh, sweet, little Ash totally steals the show! Congratulations! And your afghan is GORGEOUS! But your card is perfectly delicious! Really love that bright pink and navy palette!

  9. Oh what a sweet baby & the family pictures are treasures! Love your Springy card, Maria! The snowy picture is so pretty, but I know that's easy for me to say with no snow in site around here--haha!

  10. I love your pretty floral card Maria :-) Many congratulations to your niece and her family on their beautiful new addition, your photo's of them are adorable :-)

  11. Snow?? What the heck? lol! Congrats on your great nephew...Ash James!! He's a beautiful small package from heaven and perfect!!!! Your card if absolutely gorgeous my friend!

  12. Ash is just a doable! Congratulations,Maria! Oh my goodness on that snow, but it is beautiful! Love this gorgeous spring card!

  13. What a sweet baby! Congratulations! Love the florals on your card, and so sorry about the snow! I'm hoping we've finally turned the corner on winter!

  14. Oh those pictures are so sweet and precious!!!
    I love your pretty spring card!
    I can't believe this weather!!!!

  15. I'm so sorry about your snow... Wow!But I love your beautiful card!! So elegant! I also love the photos you shared ... How cute!! I'd love a cuddle with your new great nephew!

  16. Omgosh, the babies! All of them! Could NOT be sweeter! Congratulations to everyone, Maria! LOVE your sweet blanket you made, and LOVE your gorgeous card! Your coloring is exquisite! Love that all the attention is on that gorgeous flower!