Friday, April 12, 2013

A Spring Filled Mother's Day..

Spring is in the air...
And I'm not just talking about my card.

Today my daughter and I went to our zoo. It is something we do together regularly when I have a day off.
Our zoo has had a baby boom lately...
a new baby elephant, a new baby otter and now 5 new baby penguins.
Did you know that baby otters are born not knowing how to swim? Their mommas drag them into and through the water to teach them.
Penguin babies know how to swim when they are born.
I love when I learn something new.
We even got to see the new flamingo exhibit.
My daughter took the most adorable picture of our two baby elephants.
The four year old big brother is cradling his little sister's trunk in his while they are standing forhead to forhead. She is only a few months old.

Are you ready for me to share my card now? lol.

*Card base 5.5 x 4.25 in.
*Embossed card front using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.
*Pattern paper from the Making Memories Garden Party 8x8 pad.
*Basket cut at 3.5 in. from the Cricut Easter 2010 cartridge.
*Flowers cut at 1 in. from the Cricut Accent Essentials cartridge.
*Ticket from the My Creative Time Stitched Fun Ticket Dies set.
*Happy Mother's Day from the Cardz TV Happy Days stamp set.
*Buttons and ribbon from my stash.

Come play along with these super challenges:
* (button)
* (button, pearls)
* (button & bow)
* (flowers)
* (spring plus)
* (garden * (pastels)
* (link up)
* (link up)
* (spring colors)
* (flowers)
* (colors)
* (Mother's Day)
* (circles)
* (emboss it)
* (flowers)


  1. Very pretty! Thank you for linking up with us for linky party #3 over at
    We hope that you will join us on Monday for a brand new linky party!!!


  2. This is so sweet and pretty I love the soft pastel colors
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes April Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  3. This is a very cute card! Love the soft colors, perfect for Mother's day. I enjoyed reading about your sweet story to the zoo with your daughter too!


  4. Very pretty and enjoyed the animal stories and facts! Thanks for sharing with us at Exploring Cricut this week!

  5. A wonderful card, lovely Spring colours and sounds as if you had a fabulous day. TFS

  6. Love the embossing on just the top.. Great card. Spring is coming to Illinois soon i hope.

  7. Very pretty card. Thanks for entering at Exploring Cricut.

  8. Your card is so very pretty!! Love the Spring colors! Thank you so very much for joining our 'It's A Spring Thing' challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!!

  9. Beautiful card!! Love the Spring colors!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  10. Another beauty here. Loving how you are capturing spring. Would love to have you link it up over at 2 Creative Chicks.

    Thanks for linking up with Craft It up & Link It Up

    Have a great day.
    Hugs Nana
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    ♥ 2 Creavtive Chicks ♥

  11. Thank you for all the sweet comments.
    We had a super day at the zoo.
    Gotta see the momma otter teaching little Mo.
    Gotta see our two baby elephant siblings interact with each other.
    The baby penguins are still snug in their nests so no sightings today.
    Did get to see one of our orangutans put a t-shirt on though. It was hillarious.
    Till later

  12. Another lovely card D! Sounds like you had a wonderful day ate the Zoo, and thank you for sharing the animal facts and for joining us at Exploring Cricut and LSP!
    Have a wonderful day!

  13. Very nice, great embossing! Thanks for joining us over at Little Scrap Pieces! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  14. Just beautiful. Congratulations on being in the top 3 over at Exploring Cricut.

  15. Thank you so much everyone.
    See you soon.

  16. How pretty! Love those soft colors and that embossing looks great too! Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge. :)

  17. Such a pretty card. I really love the soft colors you chose! Fabulous embossing too. Thank you for joining us at Whimsical Designs.

  18. So beautiful!! Thank you for joining our DCD color challenge.

    Veronica DCD

  19. How pretty, what a GREAT spring card!

    Thank you for joining us a Little Scrap Pieces!

  20. Very cute card D. Thanks for playing along with our garden challenge this week at Cuttin' and Stampin'.

    Tammy S.

  21. Such a cute card! Thanks for playing with us at Cuttin' and Stampin'
    Doris :)

  22. Love your card. It's sweet and the basket is adorable.
    Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Designs.

  23. What a super sweet card! So sorry I am late commenting..
    Thanks for playing along with Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!
    ♥ Pam, PDE DT

  24. Thanks so much for your nice comments.

  25. i wish we had a zoo closer to our house. i love too when we learn something new too. cool facts, tfs!
    i like your card a lot and i i love clean cuts too.

    thank you for joining us at whimsical designs and let us have a peek on your work.

  26. Lovely! Thanks so much for joining the lsp challenge. Karen

  27. Your card is soooo pretty,BEAUTIFUL job with it!!!!Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time/Designer Challenge!!!!:)


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