Saturday, April 27, 2013

What a Difference!

Happy Saturday!

I wanted to pop in quickly to share a card before heading outside. Yup, that's right, I said, "OUTSIDE!" What a difference a few days make! Just four days ago, my yard looked like this:



 With how heavy the snow was, I felt bad for my droopy pine tree!


 But it truly was beautiful on the trees.


The weight of the snow really did a number on my front bushes too!


Fast forward four days later - it's a gorgeous day here today - temps in the low 70's and the difference makes me so happy!

  My front bushes will survive. . . .



. . . .and so will my pine tree.  Can't wait until everything is budding and more green! Won't be long now!



I couldn't wait any longer to start getting my pots out on the deck! And do ya see that square-shaped area just behind the big tree? That's my veggie garden. It'll have to wait awhile longer to be planted because we can still get very cold temps at night this time of year, but I've got them started inside the house.

I am one happy girl today - I have the day off from work and I've already made a card too.



I adhered my die-cuts to some white cardstock, then adhered some
tissue paper over them with Studio, Multi-Medium. After letting them dry, I cut them out again and used them on my card. I love the soft texture!


Can ya tell by the pretty colors I'm definitely in springtime mode?!

Okay, I'm headin' outside! Hope you enjoy your weekend! :)

30 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Wow, what a difference a few day would make! The contrast of your yard is amazing with the changes of weather.No matter how we loath the length of winter, I know the changes of 4 seasons do make us appreciate the Mother Nature all that much more! And about that card--another wow! The use of sequins and tissue paper are awesome! Do craft/play more today!

Tracey McNeely said...

It is amazing how spring workds, the snow comes back and leaves just as quickly. Looks like today is a glorious day! Beautiful card Barb and what a fantastic technique. Great results. Enjoy the sunshine!

Brenda said...

Ooh I hope you are having fun outside Barb! I am loving the beautiful effect of the tissue paper on your very Springy card Barb and I can totally understand why you would want to be steering your mind in that direction after all that snow!

Rosemary said...

your card definitely says "spring", barb... so pretty! i'm glad that you are finally finished with the snow! congrats on your Fusion challenge win!

alexandra s.m. said...

This "Spring" is something else!!
I adore your card ;-)

joy said...

Yep! The weather can change just that quickly - glad you are having some warm temps now!

Your card is just beautiful, Barb! Love the popped up flowers. And, yippee for your Fusion win!!!

Lin said...

This is why I like where we live - wouldn't it be boring if it was FL all the time? I don't think we'd appreciate the spring and summer and fall if we didn't have winter! LOVE your card today, Barb!

Carol McCready said...


Love your butterflies. the weather in Buffalo does the same thing. Today it's 75 a couple of days ago it was freezing.

Sue Butler said...

I can see how you are hanging out for Spring-time Barb, but I have to say the snow scenes are mystical and magical. How symbolic then that you have made a card that has a transient theme; two completely different pictures that both relate metamorphism; they change into such beauty.
Wonderful card.
Smiles:)
Sue

MarcyK924 said...

Soak in that sun, my friend! I can hear the AHHHHHHHH now! Love your card - SO artsy!! And a BIG congrats on your latest award from Fusion - WOO HOO!!!! XOXO

Dawn Turley said...

wow Barb, I can't believe the difference in just 4 days. That looked like a LOT of snow. Hopefully the warmer weather will stay and the garden will start blooming. Your card is so springy. Love the tissue look.

lenny said...

Wow!! What a big difference! In four days...that's really unbelievable!!
Beautiful card! Colorful and so springy!!
Have a great Sunday!

Rachel W K said...

Oh my goodness the snow has been so dreadful this year! How exciting to see green grass! Lovely technique on the card and happy spring!

Trinh said...

It's hard to believe those pics were taken just a few days apart! So glad the weather is finally warming up for you. Your card is very pretty! Love how you created the die cuts.

jintyoo7 said...

HI Barb, hard to comprehend the difference in four days - great photographs! Gorgeous card, love texture the tissue paper makes

Teresa Kline said...

what a beautiful card luv the butterflies! And the snow...wow...how gorgeous! Glad to see it looks more like spring for ya now, the flowers are not far behind!

enjoy *~*

Lynn said...

Yahoo for the spring weather finally starting to arrive! I have flip flops on today...a bit too cold for them, but I'm encouraging the warmer weather! I love your card...the die cuts and colors are amazing.

Cindy C. said...

Such pretty card, and that texture on the die cuts make it so special!

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you created such soft texture to your flowers and butterfly...such a pretty card, Barb!

So glad to see that spring is finally making its' way to your neck of the woods...gosh, it's been a long, cold, snowy winter for you! I can't wait to see your veggie garden and flowers :-)

Arlene said...

I can hardly believe the difference in 4 days either. WOW

We're supposed to have weather in the high 90s here again today. We see snow on the mountains, but never in the valley here.

Thanks for that wonderful card - sure has me in spring time mode!

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous card Barb! I love the 3-D die cuts! Wow, you got a lot of snow. We didn't have any all winter - I don't even think a flurry this year.

Nat said...

wow such a big difference, you really got tons of snow!! :) Your card is so beautiful and the perfect way to welcome spring! :)

Greta said...

That's amazing! From a winter wonderland to 70 degrees in 4 days--hard for me to imagine. Glad you finally have sun & can enjoy outdoors. Your card is just beautiful, Barb!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you for sharing the photos, Barb! It's incredible that all that snow could be gone in only four days!! I'm very happy for you. And I'm pretty delirious over your card! I must try what you did. I want to touch them!!

Yvette said...

Wow, what a difference a few days would make! Lovely card!

Martha said...

Hi, Barb! I hope you are enjoying some warmer weather. I love the contrast of the two outdoor photos, and would enjoy sharing some of that snow with you. If you get anymore, please send it in my direction. ;)

Your card is a beautiful work-of-art! Love the spring colors, and how you created texture with the tissue. Beautifully done!

Jacqueline said...

Really enjoyed looking at your lovely photography - but I hope the reality is that your weather has changed for the better!!

Helen F. said...

Your photos are beautiful, Barb! Just wish it wasn't in your back yard ~ hoping for Spring to arrive soon :)

Cathy A said...

Glad to see the snow has finally melted for you, love our summery butterfly card!

Lisa Carroll said...

Your card is just beautiful.. perfect spring colors! And it's amazing how quickly the weather changes these days.. and drastically, too! I call it 'whiplash weather'... one day there's 6 inches of snow on the ground, and 36 hours later its melted and warm and sunny! Heehee :) Best wishes with yoru garden! That's something I want to tackle at some point in my life, but I am usually such a black thumb, HA. :P