March 20, 2018


As my husband informed me, the creation for this blog post is no work of art, and not quite what he's come to expect from my work. I agree -- but . . . this is meant to be a


Spring IS finally here!

Yesterday -- the last day of winter 2018 -- I was in the Dollar Spot at Target when I came upon these darling spring-y napkins. And I simply could not resist putting them in my cart. 

The lettering on the napkins was not only a bit crooked and off-center, but it wasn't the greatest looking. But it said the RIGHT THING and it was sparkly gold foil -- surrounded by cheery spring-y flowers.

Being a napkin, I had intended to use the Faux Silk Technique when creating with it. (If you click on the Faux Silk Technique link, it will take you to one of my posts that tells exactly how to do this fun technique.)

Since I wanted to preserve the integrity (what there was of it anyway) of the lettering, I didn't crush the napkin too much, so the technique is just lightly done.

A close-up of the Faux Silk background:

Paper Pumpkin comes into play on this piece also. The flowers and leaves stamped on the yellow, as well as the light stamping on the purplish piece, are from this month's Paper Pumpkin kit, which is the one that celebrates the fifth anniversary of Paper Pumpkin.

The curly green fronds on the napkin portion are from last month's Paper Pumpkin kit. 

One thing that I'm not convinced is successful in this creation is the scalloped edges. You see, the right and bottom edges of the napkins were scalloped, so I repeated that look in scallops in Melon Mambo on the remaining two sides, using the die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits (page 216 of the annual catalog). After I had added the pink scallops, the scallops on the edges of the napkin didn't show up well enough against the yellow. So I simply added strips of the Melon Mambo behind the scallops. Meh.

Either way, work of art or not, frivolous or not, the piece says exactly what I needed it to say. And I wanted to show my happiness that winter is over -- at least, according to the calendar.

And it makes me happy just to look at it. Hope it does the same for you!




  1. That is just so cute! Great job and thanks for sharing on To Grandma's House We Go!

    1. Thanks! It makes me smile every time I look at it.

  2. I would never be able to look at a napkin and get inspired! Lol you've got talent! <3 Sharing to the Friday Frenzy page!

    1. Hah! I look at everything as potential art supplies! The weird in me, I guess. I'm glad you like it!

  3. Love the combination of colors on this one! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday - can't wait to see what you link up next week! Roseann from This Autoimmune Life

  4. Another beautiful spring card! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. We're still waiting on warmer temps but I'm still happy spring is here. Love your work and I'm always in awe of your creativity. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, and have a Happy Easter.

    1. Today's weather was at least in the 50s. I'll take that in March! Thank you so much for being a fan and for telling me so. I so appreciate that. Happy Easter!

  6. I love the Dollar Store. I can always find a bargain. This is very pretty. Thanks for sharing on Sunday' Best.

  7. It's pretty! Such a beautiful way to welcome spring.