A Passion For Creativity

Unleash Your Creativity, by Mary Sara Pipia

Welcome Spring March 21, 2010

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Just wanted to say Welcome Spring and good-bye winter.  The first day of spring arrived Saturday afternoon and here in the Boston area, we truly got a taste of it.  It got up to 70 in the Boston area and the sun was shining.  After the previous week of non-stop rain for four days and major flooding in the area, it felt wonderful to go out the door without the heavy winter coat, gloves and scarf.  But since this is New England, tomorrow it will back to the 40’s and more normal springtime temperatures.

What do you do to celebrate spring?  I find that I want to go outside, that I love it being light at night leaving work and want to start going in early so I can get out early.  Once this rib heals, I can’t wait to start walking again and in a few weeks be able to take out the golf clubs.  I  like to start organizing again, and I love bringing out spring colors – pinks, greens, blues – and can’t wait to switch to a lighter jacket.   Post a comment as to what you do to celebrate the arrival of spring.  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Spring!


Springing Forward and Catching Up March 13, 2010

It’s been a while since I posted and can’t believe that it’s already the middle of March and we’re getting ready to turn the clocks ahead tonight.  Here in the Boston area we had a taste of spring earlier this week, but we’re getting ready for rains non-stop all weekend.  It’s been a busy time for me and lots of craftiness going on in February.  I spent part of a weekend at a crop with friends and also had a fun Saturday with my sister where we played with embossing and stamping.   Recovering from a cracked rib that happened the end of February, which has really slowed me down.  

I had another meeting of my Stamp Club and I thought I’d share one of my favorite cards I created in February for the sketch challenge.  I used the  Cupcake with Sprinkles rubber stamp by Karen Lockhart.   This is so versatile as you can use it as a birthday, thinking of you or Valentine’s Day.  

February Stamp Club Challenge

I used a pink card base and some My Mind’s Eye paper that I had in my stash along with a Basic Grey piece of dollie paper that I cut for “one.”  I colored with my Copics (shades of purples, browns for the wrapper and pinks for the hearts) picking up the colors in the background paper.  I cut out the cupcake leaving a little bit of white around the edge and used foam tape to pop it up.  I used a piece of the card base to stamp the saying, also by Karen Lockhart and tied some fun fuchsia sheer ribbon by May Road and added purple Stickles on the dots of the saying along as well as on the dollie corners  for a finishing touch.  I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added Glossy Accents on the hearts after coloring them.   This is just one of the card designs I did in February and will share more in future posts.  It was a creative month, which in the middle of winter, what’s more fun than coloring with markers, stamping and creating? I can’t think of anything better to do.

Thanks for stopping by and hope that you check back again.  I’ve got some project ides for some cute Easter/spring cards and favors, which I’ll post soon.  In the meantime, remember to turn your clocks ahead tonight and do something creative this week-end.