A Change of Scenery

I’m not seeing much green around me these days. The trees and plants are not waking up very quickly, but I really can’t blame them.  It’s in the 30’s again this morning.  I decided I’d just create something with bright, beautiful green to get by until the landscape awakens!  Shouldn’t be long now!

While cleaning out my craft room again (one of those never-ending tasks that is very similar to picking up after your children), I discovered some stencils that have been in my stash for several months.  I honestly need to go through my things more often because, really, it’s like visiting a candy store or pastry shop without having to pay a dime!  I’ll take a little bit of everything, please!

Stamps:  Clean & Simple
Paper:  Paper Trey cardstock (white)
Ink:  SU (Gumball Green, Midnight Muse)
Accessories:  SU marker (Midnight Muse), Stickles (clear), Balzer Designs stencil

I masked off the banner strip and then stenciled the circles in SU’s Gumball Green ink.  After staring at it for a while, I decided to define the borders a bit more using a Midnight Muse marker, simply drawing the lines with the assistance of my trusty ole ruler.  I stamped the simple sentiment in Midnight Muse and then added a touch of clear Stickles to a few of the dots.  I think this might just qualify for a masculine birthday card, don’t you think?!

I’m digging my heels in to paint the nursery.  I am painting over the navy blue accent wall that the previous home owners left behind.  I didn’t mind the blue since we’ve had all boys so far and blue happens to be my favorite color, but it’s time for a fresh coat of paint!  For me, that usually means a new color too and I do happen to have a pretty good excuse this time!  Here is a photo of the starting point…


Currently, it’s totally a boys’ room, but that’s about to change.  I have my main color scheme chosen, I found a zero VOC latex paint (safe for those of us that are with child), the windows are open, the birds are singing in the trees and I’m ready to tackle this!  Wish me luck!

Have a wonderful Thursday!



  • Ardyth Percy-Robb Posted Thursday, 04/25/2013 3:16 pm

    Love the increasing sizes of the dots. As for painting, I seem to recall that you are super fast at this (didn't you do your craft room) and I expect we'll be seeing the 'after' pics in the next few days – can't wait!

  • Lisa Posted Thursday, 04/25/2013 4:21 pm

    Squeal!!! LOVE the polka dots Melissa, CUTE card. This should do the trick to lift your lack of spring spirits. Can't wait to see the nursery, good luck today! Don't you go doing too much 😉

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Thursday, 04/25/2013 7:39 pm

    Love your card, so pretty with the green dots. I can't wait to see the after pictures!

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