Friday, March 18, 2011

Time to Bloom Blog Hop

Spring is a great time of year! The weather starts warming up, birds are chirping, flowers are peeking out of the ground and everything and everyone is eager to throw off the winter blues and get decked out in bright cheerfulness! To celebrate Spring, join Deedee's Design Team for a blog hop!

If this is your first stop, be sure to visit Crafting with Deedee's Digis blog where you will find the directions for participating in the hop, a chance to win the grand prize of $15 store credit and little gift for you.


I used one of my favorite images of Deedee's - Lifted Up. I colored the image with copics and then sponged around it with SU Bordering Blue. The yellow cs is SU, the green dp is from my scraps. The blue strips are CM paper ribbon.

I finished the inside with the sentiment that comes with the image.

Your next stop on the hop is Rhonda.

Before you hop along, be sure to leave a comment on this post to be entered to win $5 in free digis of your choice from the Deedee's Digis store. You have until 12 noon Sunday eastern time to comment and be eligible to win. I will choose a random winner then and all winners will be announced Monday at Crafting with Deedee's Digis.

Thanks so much for celebrating Spring with us!

35 comments:

Sandy said...

This is very sweet! I love that it could work for either gender too. Your soft sponging in the sky around the kite and clouds is a great touch. The ribbons as your lines were a great idea too. LOVE that you added a picture of the inside. Great card and beautifully done!

DQ said...

Such a sweet and inspiring card, love the image you chose and the way you colored it.TFS!

Tricia said...

Very pretty card. I love the layout!

Rose Petal said...

Hello Michele. What a beautiful image to represent Springtime. Absolutely gorgeous. I love how you have done the sky, and the clouds are gorgeous too. Love the ribbon stipes too. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxxx

Jennifer Scull said...

what a great card! I used to fly kites all the time with my dad. thanks for the memory trip! :)

Collette said...

Love this - beautiful coloring and layout.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. TFS.

bridget said...

Pretty card Michele! Thanks for your inspiration.

Deedee Anderson said...

So soft and sweet, Michele! Your sponged sky is PERFECT, and this is such a fun layout with the ribbon bands. Now if only it would stop raining outside so I could go fly one of those kites! ;-)

Dixie said...

Wonderful card! Kite-flying was definitely a favourite springtime activity when my boys were smaller; as teens, not so much. Your card is great, love the colours and layout. The ribbon strips are fab, too.

Lori said...

Great card! The clouds hanging over the edge of the nestie looks really nice. It's the little things.

Kathy and Lucky said...

Michele, this is so perfect for spring, I can see it now, out in a field of flowers with the warm sunshine, wow that is quite a card.

MiamiKel said...

Ohhhh this is just dazzling, Michelle! I have missed your blog and see a whole wonderful bunch of posts that I need to go back and catch up on! :) Spring is such a fun season and you've captured it perfectly with this beauty - love the inside, too! x0x0

Ceal said...

great card springtime always makes me think of flying a kite!

Lori said...

Pretty card and great sentiment! I love the blues...my favorite color!

Griperang/Angela said...

Very cute card - nice image and color theme

Susan said...

I love the spring kite and the inside of the card to match the outside. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

Tameko said...

Beautiful spring card. Nice touch with the sponging.

Shelly said...

Awesome card, Michele! I especially like how you cut the image.

April said...

What a darling card, Michele! I love this image and have yet to be happy with my coloring of it! You have inspired me to try again!

Lisa R said...

Great encouraging card. Love the image. Nice color choices and layers!

Sheila said...

Such a cute image and love the colors you've used. Great card.

linda said...

Beautiful, simple and elegant

BlueInks said...

Great card! I like how your image is placed outside of the Nestie.

Lori said...

I love the saying that goes with the kite.

Jerusha said...

I love this! I am totally in love with this kite image and I love how you have used it on your card. Kites come out in warmer weather - bring on spring!

Gerlinde said...

Love the color combo on this! Great job!

Bits N Bobs said...

Wonderful card and verse.
Spring is so wonderful isn't it ?
Love peeking into the garden daily to see what new shoot has started to sprout :O)

Debbie D said...

Kites are such fun. Always bring a smile. Your card would definately be a lift to someone. Thanks.

djones said...

What a cute card. This image and saying are wonderful...I love how you colored the image.

Debbie B said...

I would never have thought to put these two together but I love it!!! There have been several times lately that I could have sent this to someone dear!! Love your colors and the way you put this together!!


Debbie B

Alison L said...

Beautiful card. I love the colours and the quote that goes so well with the image. Great colouring. Thanks for the inspiration.

Stephanie said...

I love your sponging and this card definitely says, "Spring" to me. Beautiful job!!

Lauren Brown said...

Love this card, nice image and lovely colours

CTgirl said...

This is such a lovely card!! Love the colours you used!