February 5, 2017


Winter in Wisconsin. It's such a lengthy process. White, gray. cold, ice, snow, wind, empty trees, short days, and when the sun does make an appearance, it is blinding to drive in. 

One of my Facebook friends has been counting down the days until spring. It's still in the 40s.

I'm ready for a spring bouquet. How about you?

The other day, I didn't have anything pressing to get done. So I opted for one of my favorite -- and most challenging at times! -- things to do. I randomly reached into all the Project Life cards I have accumulated and plucked out a piece of kraft cardstock with a simple white scribbled circle in the center. 

The scribbled oval in the center was the perfect size to hold this precious flower stamp from a long ago retired Stampin' Up! set. 

 Using my Prismacolor Pencils, I happily went to work. Colored pencil over Kraft cardstock is wonderful in its looks. Have you ever tried it?

After I had finished with my card, the focal point looked like it needed a little something else. So, with my white gel pen, I added the six dots. 

Longing for Spring


  1. Really pretty! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY Party!

  2. Very pretty card! Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould!

  3. What a great design!

  4. Linda, nicely done! If I lived in the deep freeze like you then I'd want to surround myself with signs of spring to come and this beautiful, cheery card does the job. Prismacolor pencils totally rock! I use them when I hand-stamp cards or to fill in my doodle artwork. Thanks for sharing this Friday, keep warm, and have a good weekend!

  5. I used to love making cards and still have some of my old Stampin' Up sets. It's been a while so I'm sure they have some fabulous new stuff and techniques. The card is lovely. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty.

  6. All of your cards are always so special and beautiful! this one is so sweet as well and anyone would be so happy to receive it! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration, have a lovely day!

  7. I do like the look of the colored pencils on the kraft. I will have to give it a try.

    Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us on #FridayFrivolity

  8. It looks gorgeous! Thank you for sharing at the Monday Funday Party. - Emily