By a show of hands how many of you are ready for spring?  Yep, just as I suspected – lots of you!  Even this Floridian has had more than her share of cold days this year. This has been the coldest winter I can recall in the 17 years we have lived in the sunshine state. Oh, it was still sunny – but darn right cold!  Spring time weather brings to mind a grassy field with wildflowers, lots of sunshine and mild temperatures.  It’s certainly a “pick me up” visual, isn’t it?

I sat down to a few hours of therapeutic coloring with the Stampin’ Blends and the Country Livin’ stamp set. I had so much fun that I decided to make a second card in another color.

"Pick up" some down time for a little coloring with the Country Livin' stamp set and the Stampin' Blends. Stampin' Up!

I used the Wood Textures Designer Paper Stack for a layer on each card. The wood grains were the perfect choice for this pick up truck image.  I used a strand of the Burlap Ribbon to make the lasso and stapled it to the upper corner of the card layer. Simple but certainly rustic.

This card was included in the Simon Says: Anything Goes Challenge

Bring a little farmhouse to your home with the Country Livin' stamp set and Stampin' Blends. Stampin' Up!

The Stampin’ Blends are easy to use and provide fantastic layers of shading. They’ll have you coloring like a pro in no time!  I have a 4-part video series on using these alcohol-based markers that will provide lots of tips for professional results. Click on the text below to view the videos.

 

Coloring therapy! Country Livin' stamp set and Stampin' Blends. Stampin' Up!

Close up image of a vintage pick up truck in a country field. Coloring therapy! Country Livin' stamp set and Stampin' Blends. Stampin' Up!

Which color do you like better? Cherry Cobbler or Night of Navy?  I love the Cherry Cobbler one – it’s my favorite color. Bob the Builder chose the Night of Navy card. I’d love to hear your favorite. Leave me a comment.

March 20th is the first day of spring. I think we all need an old fashioned pick up ride to ring in grassy fields and wildflowers!

Red and blue vintage pick up trucks line this country field. Which is your favorite? Country Livin' stamp set and Stampin' Blends. Stampin' Up!

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