…the grass is riz.  I wonder where the birdies is?

While it’s a little too soon to celebrate Spring in Newfoundland, I am in the mood to make Spring-themed cards in my craft room.

Hero Arts stamps are one of my favourites (after Whipper Snapper, of course!).  They have a playful, distinctive style and the bunny from the set I used on today’s card was just begging to be inked up.

I used some very colourful K&Co paper that I got around this time last year (and still have a suspiciously large number of sheets left – must use it up ASAP!) and just put a few touches of colour on my little white rabbit.  I do have a Happy and a Spring stamp but thought Happy Everything was a little more universal.  After all, there is still a fair amount of snow on the ground (despite the 110 mm of rain we had last weekend) and we could still have a few nasty snow storms before all is said and done.

Before I go, I thought I’d share my version of an “inspiration station”.  I like to gather up my like-themed bits and bobs so I will remember to use them at certain times of year (for example, in late January/early February my tray was filled with valentine’s items).  I use a silicone muffin pan – it’s the larger size cups – it’s easy to keep clean and it won’t scratch surfaces if you drag it around your work area.  Here’s a shot of what’s in there right now:

If you make cards and don’t have an inspiration station, why not gather together some of your pastel-coloured flowers, buttons, brads and ribbon…you might actually use some of your stash instead of just collecting it!