Thursday, April 1, 2010

Congrats on the New Nest!

Sorry this is a little wordy, I was in the mood to ramble.

Spring has sprung here folks! It got up to 76 degrees yesterday and it was gorgeous outside! I actually got a little bit of sun on my face! So I am totally in the mood for all things spring! Including spring cleaning! I spent 2 hours cleaning out my 3 year old's toys and such this morning while he was away at pre-school. This is impossible to do while he's home. He freaks out and wants to know what I'm doing with his stuff. haha. I guess you could say I'm nesting (since i'm pregnant). I went through this with my first pregnancy. At least I'm being productive!

Speaking of nesting, I just couldn't resist using this freebie sentiment from Lindsay and her cute little bird nest digi. I didn't feel much like coloring, so I decided to get creative with the stamp. I printed it first on blue cardstock, then using a method I read about in Woman's Day magazine for coloring easter eggs, I made them speckled like robin's eggs. All you do is water down some brown paint and dip a toothbrush in it. Then run your finger across the bristles to make it splatter just right. Works on paper too I guess! So then I cut out the eggs and printed the image again on textured brown cardstock. To give the nest a little more color I ran a brown colored pencil across it roughly.
Then used pop dots to attach the eggs to it.

I'm entering this card for the following challenges:
Charisma Cards -- Spring Has Sprung
Cute Card Thursday -- Dimensions
Papertake Weekly -- Easter
The Pink Elephant -- Pastels
Whimsy- Spring & Easter

Don't forget to stop by Lindsay's blog to snag a freebie and check out the work by the DT!

Sorry folks, Thursday freebie is running late this time, I promise I'll have it up soon!


  1. So sweet! Love the image with that paper!

  2. Oh, this is so cute!Thanks for the speckled eggs tip! Love it!

  3. That is wonderful Tamera, I had my kids clear out some toys too this week, wow, what a mess! It feels good when it is done though:)

  4. Girl, at least you got something accomplished!!! I on the other hand always feel like I'm running in circles. I love the card and love the tip on the eggs.....


  5. Great technique on the eggs! Love the "springy" feel of the whole card! Enjoy your nesting!

  6. I love, love how you did the eggs! It got me thinking I have some brown glimmer mist and I bet that would work to! Thanks for jump starting my brain (it's like a weak battery at this point and needs recharging ha ha) Have you figured out yet if your having a boy or a girl? Glad things are going great for ya!

  7. what a sweet card!!! it does scream spring has sprung!

  8. Such a pretty card. I love how you colored the eggs - so lifelike! Very pretty!!

  9. I love the nice soft colors on your card - and what a fun technique for coloring the eggs!!

  10. adorable! love the colors! and fun sentiment!

  11. This is beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us on CCT this week :D
    Hugs x

  12. Lovely job on your card. Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.