Monday, March 28, 2011


Happy Monday Morning!
I hope you have enjoyed your weekend and are ready to start your week!
Has spring made it's way to your neck of the woods yet?  It has been hanging around my house for a couple of weeks now and I am loving it!  The weather is just perfect with sunny, blue skies...I hope it stays around for awhile longer.  Our springs here in LA (lower Alabama) are usually short-lived...then comes summer with all it's heat and humidity...but in the meantime it's.....SPRING!

And speaking of's time for Challenge Me Monday over at
This week's challenge is.... "Looks Like Spring"
The challenge is to create a project with any spring theme.  Remember to use at least one cut from any
Cricut Cartridge!

For the challenge this week, I decided to try my hand at a step card...


* Papers - I used scraps!  Isn't it when I can make something and use up scraps!

* Tree - Cricut cartridge "Freshly Picked", apple tree cut at 4 inches.
I used the Sizzix embossing folder "Burlap" on the bag and Cuttlebug's "Divine Swirls on top of tree.

*Gnome - "Freshly Picked" - cut at 4 1/2 inches.  I used the Cuttlebug folder "Candy Cane Stripes" on his hat.  You can't really tell in this picture, but I also used white flocking powder on his beard.

*Sign - "Freshly Picked" cut at 2 1/4 inches.  I used tiny brown brads in each corner to look like nails.

*Spring sentiment - "Straight From the Nest" cut at 1 1/2 inches.
I used my white gel pen to add some stitching lines.  I added a tiny white flower (from a MS punch) to the dot of the letter i.  A tiny gem in the center is the finishing touch!

*The grass is also from a Martha Stewart punch.

*Some great red twine (I love this stuff) and a button complete the card.

Close up of "Papa Gnome" and stitching lines on Spring

Closer shot of all the embossing on tree.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my SPRING card!
Now...head over to FCCB and check out all the great projects posted by our Fantabulous Design Team!
After all that inspiration, I know you will ready to join this week's challenge.
I can't wait to see what you create!

Until next time,


  1. AWESOME step card! I just love it! Those gnomes on Freshly Picked are to die for!! I used 'em on my project, too! The embossing on the tree is fantastic! Great job this week, Tanya!

  2. This is so pretty! Love the tree, love the gnome love it all! TFS!

  3. This is SO sweet, Tanya! I just love each of the steps on your card. The details are fabulous and your doodling adds so much. Great job!!

  4. I didn't think I liked Gnomes Tanya...but I am pretty sure you made me think different. It looks like this cartridge is going on my wish list :) I too love using scraps! Fun, fun, fun!

  5. love your step card it is really adorable.

  6. This is just awesome Tanya!!! I love it!! Me and step cards don't get along at all. I have not been able to make a decent one at all. But gosh, your's is just fantastic!! :)
    The Spring weather we had here in upper Alabama went away. It is now winter weather again!! Had to turn the heater back on!!! And the last 2 nights it stormed something awful!! I want Spring back!!! :)

  7. VERY pretty! I love the embossing.

  8. I love love love it!

    I found you through momo and I am now following. I hope you stop by my blog sometime too:)

  9. Truly one of my favorites! Love that you used scraps. I like the close up pics. Cute embossing. I can't believe it is sunny there, it was misty/cloudy here all day. We have had so much rain and are in store for more this week. Glad you have good weather! I like blue skys but I also love the rain.

  10. Great job on the step card, I haven't tried this kind yet....thinking about day! lol Love your card, so cute! ( FCCB DT )

  11. This is just adorable, and so much detail. I love the rich colors you used and the embossing, just everything. It's awesome.

    Lisa C FCCB~~DT

  12. Oh my goodness!!! I love this...and I LOVE that little gnome! Thanks for sharing!


  13. I totally LOVE this card. Could you please give me the size and score measurements. I have never made a step card but I have looked and there are many diff sizes. Thanks in advance!!!

  14. GAscrappnGramma...this card is the first Step Card for me also! I found a great website with a printed template and a video! The website is . Here is a link to the actual video
    She also has templates for other cards. They are very easy to understand...great website!

  15. Wow Tanya!!! I love this card. All the texture and detail is FANTASTIC! Great Job!

  16. Adorable card! I love the step cards.


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