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March 18, 2010

Hello Spring!

Hello Bright & Sunny Thursday! We have had spring like temps this week and I'm lovin' it! My laundry is fluttering in the breeze...

Today is my turn to host at the ABC Toys & Crafts design team blog.

For the Month of March
@ the ABC store

you can receive 20% off with discount code


no minimum purchase required!
(so you can go order that one stamp or
that Martha Stewart punch you've
been wanting!)

Stamps: PennyBlack (salutations), My Cute Stamps (pop flower hello)
Papers: BasicGrey
Inks: Black memento
Other: button; ribbon, twine &
ruby gems from my stash

I made a sweet little card to welcome the new Spring season starting this weekend!

The stamps I used today are available @ the ABC store, they also carries rubber & clear stamps from Hero Arts, Crafty Secrets, House Mouse, Stampavie and more! And the new Sarah Kay & Helz Cuppleditch stamps are now in stock & flying off the shelves! lol too fun!!!

Julie also has a bunch of Martha Stewart "punch around the page" punches available! I MUST get me some of those babies!

I hope you have a chance to checkout the store and remember 20% off with code MM20!

Ok, here are some challenges...
PennyBlack Sat chall~spring.
Sophisticat chall~new beginnings.
Pollycraft Mon chall~sparkly things.
Crafty Creations~spots & dots.
Fab 'N Funky chall~use new.....both my stamp sets are new.
Paper Cutz~anything goes!
Little Paper Shop~use something you had. I bought this white ribbon for one project long ago and haven't used it since. But it was perfect for this sweet little card!

***On the homefront***
Well, I thank you all for your encouragement! I'm not really getting caught up yet but my brain doesn't seem as frazzled! We have been outside cleaning the yard up a bit which feels good!

I think it's hard laying down my SuperWoman cape but it's a must every once in a while! Thank you again for all your thoughtful comments, emails and words of wisdom!!!
Sending you all big happy HUGS!!!

Praying peace, love & much joy over you today!


Nicc79 said...

Very Sweet!
Great work as always!


Sparkle said...

Such a pretty card!

Donna said...

Beautiful card Maria, the butterfly and flower are so pretty and I love the splash of colour with the red dotty paper! Great news that you are feeling less stressed...it's amazing what a bit of clearing up can do to make us feel more invigorated lol! :) Donna x

Crystal said...

Maria BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! What a great design!!!

Crafteezee said...

Simple but elegant. Thank for joining us at Sophistiats. Hugs Tracy x

Deb Neerman said...

Love this sweet card, Maria! Glad to here that you're getting caught up!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh this is beautiful. simple & beautiful! i love it.

Christine Riley said...

This is beautiful! I love the design of the card and I love the red with the blue. Gorgeous!
Hugs, Christine :)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Maria, here I am apologizing for being so far behind on my commenting! Looking down through your last 6 posts I see so much wonderful eye candy! How do you get it all done! You are a true inspiration to me!! Hugs to ya! I'll try to do better with keep up ... no promises though! LOL!!


Good afternoon Maria, wow another totally stunning card my friend, you have been busy lately with so many gorgeous cards. I really don't know how you do it! you really do have to take that superman cape off now and again to catch your breath!

I am behind with my blog hopping again i doubt ill ever catch up! hugs Linda x

andrea said...

gorgeous card,so elegant thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week

Marlene said...

Such a sweet card, Maria.

Kath said...

adorable card maria.......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....hugs kath xxxx

Anne said...

Maria, what a fantastic card, I love its simplicity. ♥Hugs♥

gina g said...

Hi Maria Another beautiful card, i love the butterfly. Thanks for joining the Sophisti-cats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

Beth said...

Maria this is so simple but gorgeous at the same time.

Heather said...

This is really beautiful! Love it!

Alanna said...

Your card is just darling Maria. Absolutely love it.

I haven't been able to visit you for a couple of days and didn't know that things were pressing on you so. Nobody can do everything although you come awfully close.

my5bratz said...

fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF :0)

Elena said...

Love the color contrast here! Little bling you added looks so cute!

Moshie said...

Clean and very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Sophisti-cat this week.

Rose said...

oh maria i love this card!! what yummy paper :) So glad you joined us on crafty creations this week

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oooh...I love the CAS look. This is beautiful! Have a great sunday my friend. :)

Ceal said...

oh super cute Maria!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Maria!! Love the pattern and design! I'm always so happy to see you play along in the Crafty Creations challenge!!