So my card today is for the Farm Fresh Friday challenge over at TGF and it is to create a spring themed card. Sure, flowers come to mind when I think of spring (and of course I had to add some here) but even more so I think of flying kites during windy days in March and April. As a kid I can remember my grandparents buying me and the sibs those cheap little drug store kites (I always went for butterflies or unicorns, LOL) and taking us down to the ball field to fly them. There was many a little plastic butterfly that escaped on a particularly strong gust of wind but we always had fun just the same. ;)
That is why I had to use this kite tail looking paper when I spotted it in my stash. Then I had to figure out who to pair with it... hmmm... flipping through my TGF stamps Sunshine Anya looked like she was wanting to have some fun and get a little inky. But she was a little under-dressed for the chilly winds and spring time weather in that bikini so I also pulled out my beloved, but sadly discontinued, Dress Me set and found a cute outfit for Anya to wear. This was so easy I don't even consider it altering, LOL! I am totally keeping my fingers crossed that Marie is considering a re-vamped Dress Me set with open eye Anya and Ian and new clothes. Heck, fingers and toes crossed that she might even do a Sprout, Miss Anya, Creeper and/or Cheeky Dress Me set in the future too! The very thought makes me giddy, as you know how I just love to treat my stamps like paper dolls. :)
Anywho... I also came across this little whirligig in the papers I was using and I couldn't resist cutting it out and adding it to Anya's hand as a little nod to the brand new, cute-as-can-be Twirl Anya that is part of the new previews.
Speaking of previews... the Sweet November March release previews are starting up tomorrow and I just wanted to take a minute to announce some changes to the Sweet November Gals. As some of you may know already, our beloved Wicked Pixie aka Traci has decided to take a break from blogging for a while. Traci was and always will be a huge inspiration to me and I was so lucky to have her as my very first SN Gal. I miss all of her gorgeous creations already but I also totally respect her taking some time for herself and her family... LOVE and HUGS Traci! :)
At first I was nervous about filling that vacancy but my luck still seems to be with me because the AMAZING miss Nancy Thomas agreed to stay on as a permanent Sweet November Gal when I asked if she was interested. Perhaps it was even written in the stars...(a total teaser for tomorrow's previews, LOL)! I am so excited to have Nancy working her magic with the SN cast of characters each month and she will be starting off with us tomorrow! So be sure to give Nancy a very warm SN welcome! :)
See ya in 24!
cardstock- Bazzill and PTI
paper- Cosmo Cricket (togetherness)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Summer Anya and Dress Me set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox dark brown
Kaiser Craft pearls
Fiskars border punch
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E30, E33, E35, E39
clothes- Y13, Y15, Y17, G000, G00, BG23, YG13, G14