Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spring Music


As much as I love being here in Florida, I am beginning to think about going back home.  We will get there just in time to watch spring arrive, and one of my favorite things, besides watching baby plants pop out of the earth and double in size overnight, is watching the birds make their nests.  When it gets warm enough, I can open the window in my craft room and get some fresh air and listen to the birds singing.  I have a collection of "used" blue eggs that have fallen out of nests or the remains of hatched ones, which I keep in a tiny little hummingbird nest made of horsehair that my Dad found and gave to me many years ago. 

So that is what inspired this card.  I hope it evokes some nice thoughts or memories for you, too. The sentiment is computer-generated, a quote from the movie "August Rush" that I've used before.

supplies:  kraft cardstock, BoBunny powder blue double dot, The Paper Studio "Textured Cream Sheet Music" (Hobby Lobby), edged with tea dye distress ink,  Inkadinkado 97104 (bird's nest stamp),  Memories Art Print Brown ink, watercolor pencils, digital bird (printed off at home to bring here; I think it's from the Graphic Fairy), , blue gingham ribbon, Nesties label eight

19 comments:

  1. Such a pretty, Spring card, Lin - thanks for sharing your beautiful work. x

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  2. I've said this before, but I am so grateful that you share your talent! This is such a delightful card! I needed this today. It gets me even more excited for Spring, which seems so far away still. (A snowstorm is in our forecast for early next week.) Thank you, Lin, for your beautiful work! Hugs!

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  3. oh this really is just so beautiful wonderful colurs,hugs cheryl xxx

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  4. What a beautiful, sweet card! Thank you for sharing your creations:)

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  5. I always adore your creations. Especially the ones with music notes. There have been many that you've made, Lin. They've really inspired me that I finally bought some music notes and clef. This one is so pretty, and the quote, I agree, is very true. (love that movie, too)

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  6. Thanks for sharing the inspiration behind this beautiful card Lin! Just as time away makes us thankful for home I think the same could be said for winter making us appreciate spring that much more.

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  7. Thank you for sharing the emotions behind the card Lin, it's feelings like these that make the best cards! I absolutely love this one with that beautiful blue! Now you have made me want to watch August Rush again, but I will need to go to the store to buy a gigantic tissue box!

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  8. this is such a beautiful card, Lin! love the pretty bird! hope spring arrives soon so that we can see your beautiful garden again! =)

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  9. Beautiful Lin, and what sweet inspiration!

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  10. Beautiful - it all fits together so well.

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  11. such a pretty card Lin and I loved reading the post about it. Your are just the most talented lady ...

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  12. Love this pretty card and that sentiment is so, so true!

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  13. So beautiful Lin, love the card!

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  14. Stunning card Lin. I love the freshness and springtime feel!
    Thanks so much for sharing, and I hope you have a great weekend ;) Ruth S

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  15. I Love that sentiment Lin - I've certainly heard birdsong here this week - we had a couple of warm(ish) sunny days this week that are perfectly represented by your lovely card.

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  16. i absolutely adore your sweet card here! so perfect!

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  17. Oh.. the story was just as lovely as the card. Love this! The nest and the birds is so pretty and so you! :)

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  18. OH MY GOOOOODNESS--are you kidding me? This is stunning! LOOOOOOOOOVE the music and that nest and that bird...and the entire card! LOOOOOVe it:)

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