Monday, March 22, 2010

Bring on the Spring!

I grew up as a child mostly near Chicago – and boy did we have snow!  Needless to say, when our family finally moved to Atlanta when I was in 6th grade – I was so glad to be done with snow!  Of course, not many people realize that Atlanta winters can be very cold, windy, and just plain yucky.  A few years ago, my husband and I lived in Tucson, AZ and we loved it!  I told my daughter (who was 4 at the time), “Oh honey, we won’t get snow here in Tucson… it’s the desert.”  Well, I was proven a “silly mommy” when we had 3-4 inches of snow for just one day in Tucson.  I couldn’t believe it!  I had to go out and take photos of the cactus with snow on them!
Soon after, my husband was transferred to Atlanta and I was not thrilled to leave the warm Arizona winters (except for the ONE day of snow!) and the beautiful sunsets.
So today, on one of the first days of spring here in Atlanta, I wake up and we have snow flurries.
I am so thrilled that our projects for Upsy Daisy Designs this month include the new “Blossom” line!  If it doesn’t feel like springtime outside, it can feel like it in your scrap space with these beautiful papers!!  I decided to make some springtime cupcakes that I saw in an idea book with the “Blossom” papers, and also a springtime layout (the layout is below in Kim's post).  Hope you enjoy them and are having springtime weather soon!!


Julia Saddi said...

so sweet!!! xox Julia

Kim Sonksen said...

I adore those blossom cupcakes, they are absolutely delish!
And I had to giggle about the "silly mommy" moment...

janis said...

love your springtime cupcakes!!! i think i want to try doing these too! thanks for the inspiration sandi!!!!