Skip to main content

Catered Crop Recipe Swap–Spring Fever

Although it seems like this crazy winter will never end, I think spring is finally around the corner.  I know it’s sort of dopey but it always makes me happy when I see the first robins and red wing black birds come back for the summer.  (I saw both this week!)

The latest Catered Crop recipe swap is “Spring Fever”.    As I already mentioned, different types of birds always make me think of spring.   When I was trying to decide what image to use for my Spring Fever project, I decided that almost nothing says spring more than bird’s nests and eggs.  



2014-03-17 CC Spring 2 WM


I love this image!  Wryn reminds me of my daughter (and a little bit of myself).  Every spring a bird will build a next in a bush we have next to our front porch.  We both loving watching their progress - building the next, laying the eggs, chicks hatching and lastly getting ready to fly away.


2014-03-17 CC Spring 3 WM


Be sure to join the Catered Crop recipe swap, Spring Fever.  Post your paper projects with a spring theme, whether Easter, Mother’s day, or a spring theme here.



Catered Crop


Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful week.



  • Stamps:  Wryn Eggcellent News from Tiddly Inks,  Mega Mixed Messages from Papertrey Ink
  • Inks:  Close To My Heart Tulip Ink
  • Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft & white CS, Bazzill Basics Blossom CS, October Afternoon Woodland Park 8x8 DP, Stampin’ Up Vellum
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Stampin’ Up scallop edge punch & photo corners punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Papertrey Tiny Tags die, Big Shot, Copic Markers
  • Embellishments:  May Arts twine, misc button



Anita said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl. Love your clouds and the speckles on the egg are so cute!
Davi said…
Such a darling little image and so pretty with the dps! Beautiful card! Hope you get some warm weather soon, we are already pushing toward summer here in the desert, its supposed to be 92 today!
Becky said…
`Aww such a cutie image. Love the layout too.
Becky x
Alycia said…
Gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing. :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sister Act. -Alycia
L.Wilson said…
She's adorable! Love those spotted eggs, they add wonderful charm! Beautifully done. Thanks for entering Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 44.
Kimberly S said…
Hi Cheryl! I was so happy to see one of your gorgeous cards entered in the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week. The coloring is simply beautiful, love the layers and twine, and of course the stitching too. Thanks so much for playing along! hugs, Kimberly S
As.I.Do.Rodos. said…
wonderful card layout and image. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
Mynn xx said…
OH my goodness, this is FABULOUS!!! LOVE the gorgeous coloring--especially those eggs, Cheryl! Just stunning! :) HUGS and have a great rest of the week! Mynn xx

PS: I'd love for you to visit my blog (On a Stampage)--I've got blog candy! :)
Shelia said…
This is such a pretty card. Love that darling image that you have colored so beautifully!! Thanks for joining us at DRS Designs this week!
verybellemakes said…
Such a perfectly coloured image, love the papers and overall layout too! Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT
Jo said…
A lovely sweet card, beautifully coloured and a fab colour combo. Love the stitching too. Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Digi or Stamped image Challenge#3
Jennifer Scull said…
oh Cheryl, this is precious! I love the little specks you added to the eggs. it makes them seem so real! you are just so very talented. :)

thank you so much for joining our 'anything goes' challenge over at The Doodle Garden Challenge Blog! it's great to have you join us for our very first challenge! :)

Jennifer Scull said…
(also, I am on the DT for Oddball Art, a new challenge blog and store. we just started our first challenge as well. the theme is 'use a digi'. you are welcome to add this cute card to the challenge there, too.)
karalschuknecht said…
Beautiful card, and such great paper choices. Thanks for joining us this week for "Anything Goes." Good Luck.
Karal DT for QKR Stampede
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner
Karin said…
Hi Cheryl! Just making sure this gorgeous card of yours was a winner at DRS Designs! Hope you are well :)
Karin said…
oops! ^^^ making sure "you know"...
Linda McClain said…
I saw a Cardinal this week! I love your card and how it embraces Spring. So Sweet!
Wow love this card, fabulous image and makes you feel so spring like, thanks for sharing with us at crafts and me, hugs Liz xx
Taniaj Scott said…
Great project.Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our anything goes challenge . Hope you will join us again hugs Tania (DT)xx
Lau W said…
WOnderful ! So nice colouring ! Thanks for your participation at the Paper Creator challenge !
HI Cheryl, I love your card. Such a sweet image and beautiful card composition.
Thank you for joining us at Copic marker Spain.
Cheers, Aurora
Elena F said…
Thanks for join us at Copic Spain´s first challenge. Tomorrow will start a new challenge. Come back to know who is the random winner in a few days. Elena F.
So beautiful!
Thanks for share at Copic Spain!
You have a prize to claim.
Hugs, Cristina.
ccroll said…
Hi Cheryl,
Gorgeous work as always!

I would love to see if you are interested in a Tiddly Inks DT spot....

Please email me if you are...fingers crossed. :)

Popular posts from this blog

Berry the Snowman

Okay, Berry the Snowman doesn’t have the same ring as Frosty, but I think his cuteness totally makes up for it.  This is another one of the images that I colored during my crafting day with a friend before Thanksgiving.  I’m happy I had the chance to get him on a card.    Have a great week!  Thank you for stopping by!Supplies:Stamps:  Berry from Stacy Yacula Studio at Purple Onion DesignsInks:  Memento Tuxedo Black Papers:  Neenah Classic Craft Solar White CS, Papertrey kraft CS, Carta Bella Winter Fun paper pad 6x6 Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Doily details die, Stampin’ Up corner punch, Copic markers Embellishments:  May Arts Burlap twine, Tattered Angels glimmer mist, button Challenges:Clear It Out 2W, 3E, Must use stash item - Challenge: Anything Goes Stash Item:Anything Goes (Twine, button, die cut – had it cut and sitting in a bin since last Xmas)Loves Rubber Stamps W - #82 Anything Goes ChristmasOldie But A Goodie Challenge 2W, must use something at least 6mts ol…

Catered Crop–Think Green Recipe Swap

The latest Catered Crop recipe swap is up!  With Earth Day on April 22 and National Arbor Day on April 25, it’s the perfect time to Think Green. Just make a project that includes the color green and come join our party at the Catered Crop.For my project, I dug out a photo of of our sweet Summer was taken about a year ago.   Although I have been pretty lax about scrapbooking the last few years, I really wanted to make sure I created a page with this photo for my daughter’s scrap book.   We lost Summer, who was a member of our family for almost 15 years, in February so this page seemed especially important to me.After finding some paper that used a lot of green in it, I used lots of various odds and ends that I found in my craft room.  I mixed various stickers and die cuts from other projects to create this page.  As always, Linda has curated a fabulous Pinterest board to get our create mojo working.  (Don’t you just love her boards?)    You can go directly to Linda’s “Green”board by cl…

Pumpkin Spice–What Time Is It?

Hello! Today is my day to post on the Pumpkin Spice blog. My card fits our current challenge, “Time”. We would love to see your project with either a word or element that implies time. I have to admit I was a bit stumped by the challenge at first. I could only think of clocks and watches, but I didn’t have any stamps that would fit. I finally had my “Ah ha!” moment and thought about looking up a quote about time. I found this quote from John Lennon that I really liked and the idea for my card grew from there and these beautiful Pebbles Inc. papers.I love these new papers from Pebbles, Inc. The colors are so bright and cheery, I had to use them to chase away the spring gloom we have right now. I love each of the 18 patterns (2 pages of each) included in the 6x6 pad.I hope this helps to inspire you to think out of the box and create a project for our “Time” challenge. You can link up your project and find the challenge details HERE. Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous …