Sunday, March 31, 2013

Work is Good a little DT card

First of April, can you believe it?? 
At we are strating the month off with a "Work is Good" challenge.  I'm not sure I really agree that work is good, but hey! The digital  images from Kenny K Downloads are just to cute to say no to! 

I went with an invitation to dinner, yes I do cook on occasion, rare occasion.....LOL  My family and friends know that I watch the Food Network when I'm not on You Tube of Pinterest :o!! This card was  printed through Printshop.  I then colored areas with Tombow markers, added the flowers and the rhinestone centers.  I know, I know this is not a hand stamped card....BUT I am going to make a number of these and need them to easy to finish.

So here is the indide of the invitation.  I mean how cute is she???
So there are two weeks to join this challenge, so put on your thinking caps and let's see what work you think is good.  Don't forget to link up your work!    

Happy Easter!

It is still early Easter morning here.  Here? Where am I? Oh yes I drove home yesterday for the Easter festivities this afternoon!  What a blur the last two weeks have been.  Taylor Ogle decided to wait an extra 6 days before making an appearance to the world.  So on March 26 at 11:01A.M. he arrived in our family, weighing 6lbs. 9 oz. and measuring 19 3/4" long and looking just like his Daddy!!  Here are a couple of pictures, just a few hours old, well he is, Grandma is .......well much older! LOL

I did make Easter cards and worked in my art journals, but those pictures are on my lap top and in San Diego, so I don't have any art creativity to share.  Just what God created for this post.  We are just so blessed with our children and grandchildren.  Older son and family joined us for three days so I had the whole family together...Yeah!!  While Mommy made the trip home form the hospital and got situated with Taylor we kept Danica busy, she LOVES her cousins Hannah and Megan.
Here we are at the Scripts Birch Aquarium.  Beautiful day but we were looking right into the sun, so Hannah looks like she is crying.
Well blog friends I need to finish my laundry, re-pack it and get ready for this afternoon's festivities, or I will fill this post with all 84 pictures from my camera.  The other 20 or so are on my cell phone.  Isn't technology something theses it.
I am off to San Diego again tomorrow morning early, to help with a VERY active 2 year old.  She has been my new diet.... LOL she can walk over a mile so we hit the park everyday.
Posts will be slow for the next two weeks, Grandma gets a good work out and comes back to the trailer pooped. 
Hope your Sunday is a blessed as mine is.
Inky Hugs

Monday, March 25, 2013

Red Ballerina

We are still "dancing" over at The Cheerful Stamp Pad as we start the second week of the "Let's Dance" challenge.  This week I paired the digital image from our sponsor "A Day for Daises" with a stamp from the Stubby Stampers to make this card.  The images were trimmed, leaving a thin white edge to they would show on the red background.  The background paper has flecks of gold ( just love this paper and this is the last piece of it :(( ) I used a music stamp over the background paper, mounted it on black then mounted my images.  A rhinestone for the middle of the flower and gold glitter around the edge of her dress are the finishing touches. Still a week to join this challenge, so put on your dancing shoes and boogie over to:

Inky Hugs

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I'm Celebrating!!!

Yes I am!! I got accepted as a Design Team Member of the Rouge Redhead Designs!! YEAH! (doing the HAPPY DANCE)  It wasn't hard for me to apply for the position, I LOVE their stamps, and Shar is a great person whom I have dealt with in the past with swaps of all kinds.         
So here is my introduction piece.  LOVE, LOVE working with black and white.  The main image is from the Rouge Redhead's Nature's Notes, stamped in black StazOn on a Spellbinder's die cut then mounted on a glossy black paper.  The printed background is from the Rouge Redhead's  Background Scenes: music.  The sentiment and curly cues are from Inkadinkado.  The Black background paper is a thick hand made paper a friend sent me years ago with a rich texture to it.  A few rhinestones for embellishment.
The Rouge Redhead Designs blog has all kinds of wonderful challenge to join and the design team is always eager to strut their stuff, with great inspirations.  I am so honored to be part of this team of great paper artist. 
So check us out at:

 (I wonder when my feet will hit the floor again)
Inky Hugs
Natures Notes:
Behind the Scenes:

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


 Here is Betsy's temporary home for a couple of weeks.  We are in San Diego, still waiting for a baby to be born.  This is a shot looking into the garage part of the trailer, with sliding glass doors to close it off. (pretty cool, as I am the only one here)
 The bottom bed folds into a dinette with a nice long table and two benches, not much storage here, but enough space to spread it out. LOL The left bench is holding containers of stamps and a few file folders. The right bench has my Paris suit case, still half full, the red and blue box is full of paint brushes I decided to bring along, and a stack of art journals.  Right in front is the Iris cart full of patterned paper and my Big Shot right on top.
Here is a closer shot of what is on my work space.  A folder with stencils in it, to the right is a book about me I have decided to start, my paper trimmer, pens and pencils in the turning storage , stamp cleaner, glue a stack of Rouge Redhead background stamps, an ink pad, a shoe stamp and my Inktense pencils. 
the coffee pot is my "water "pot.  My coffee maker quit the first day we were here and I had to go buy a new one, but I kept the pot.
I have 3 windows to look out and I'm just not used to that, but it is sooo nice!
Want to joint he weekly SNOOP??
Head over to:
I'm heading over there now to start a good snoop, as our grandson still hasn't arrived.  He is due tomorrow!! But me thinks he is still going to take his time and not make an appearance for a day or two.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Let's Dance

For the new challenge at is Let's Dance and the sponsor for this challenge is A Day For Daises.  A great spot for digis about dancing, after pondering awhile I chose this pretty little dancer.  I printed her out with each image slightly smaller than the one before, then trimmed them out  They are mounted on an ATC with a music background.  The back of their dresses are raised with pop dots to give them some definition.
So there are two weeks for this challenge, hope to you there.
Inky Hugs

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Where's Waldo??????

Well, more of the reverse, what's not in the above picture? (besides me) If you've been here on WOYWW you should be able to spot a few things, I mean I packed, and packed and packed stuff for the trip!!  Does this mean I REALLY do have TOO MUCH?? I mean there is still enough to sit and play for hours!!
Here is the other wall, and those cabinets are full!!  Me thinks I really do need to cut back some.
BUT this is an accumulation of 20 years of stamping and scrapping and crafting, shouldn't it really look like this with a lot missing?? Well I'm not stopping NOW!! LOL
Last scheduled post form home except for a DT post tomorrow, don't miss it, it is one of my favorite DT piece for
Inky Hugs

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Wooden Letters for Dani

For each one of my grandchildren I have bought the wooden letters for their name and painted them.  I am now working on set 4 for Taylor, who has hopefully joined us by now.  Hannah has had her repainted once and now it is Dani's turn for a re-paint, since she has gotten her "big sister" room.  I waited around until almost the last minute to re-paint these, cause I just loved the fact that the D has her birth date and stats on it.  I finally decided NOT to re-paint the D but make it blend in with the other letters.  The large flowers on the other letters are the same flower that is on her quilt and what I painted on her wall last month.
Here are some close ups of the letters.  Mom is going shabby Chic so we HAD to add the "BLING"

Can't wait to see these up on her wall, hanging from the tree I painted.
As before this is a scheduled post, should be in San Diego or on the road when it hits the blog.
I'll check back in as soon as we get the Playhouse set up at the RV park.
Have a great day
Inky Hugs

Friday, March 15, 2013

A Little Vintage "Thinking of You"

Hello everybody, and Happy Friday!  Here is a vintage style card I made using some flowers I cut out of a large sheet.  I stamped the image on an oval with brown ink and nestled it under the flowers at the top and around the bottom, some antique lace across the bottom with some brown pearls.  I aged the edges of the image and card with TH distressed inks.  The scan kinda washed out the colors of this card, my apologies there.
As I said in my last post this is a scheduled post as I'm not sure if I am going to be home or on the road, but I'll check in as soon as possible and respond to your comments.
Have a great day
Inky Hugs

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Sitting on Top of the World and baby update

Well, I am still at home (no baby call yet, but she is dialated to 2 cm so it will be soon) and Betsy is nearly emptied.  Before packing really began I took an evening and made a few cards to schedule for posts until I get to San Diego.
This is a stamped image from Rouge Redhead Designs' Relish Reading plate , that just has so many possibilities.  I colored her with markers then trimmed her out.  The sky and clouds are an actual photograph I trimmed down to fit the stamped image. (This is an older technique that I haven't used in a long time. Thus I have photos of the sky...LOL) I then mounted it on brown cs.  The background is a piece of designer paper that's been floating around here for awhile.  The sentiment is from TH,  My favorite brown ribbon and some little brass charms to finish it.  You can find the RRD stamp here:

So, now I am off to finish my packing, there are still a few things on Betsy that have to go, but waiting to the last minute ( which will be any time now) to load.  I'm only leaving out my journals to the very last minute, cause I still need my fix during the day....LOL

Yes, there is free Internet at the RV park so I will be able to keep in touch with my blog and blog buddies, and yes there will be post cards sent to the blog; and yes there will be baby pictures!!! THAT is what the new laptop was bought for.....LOL

So that is it for today, I'll get more posts scheduled then I really need to finish packing!
Inky Hugs

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

WOYWW 197-Betsys Going Mobile

 Yep! I'm taking Betsy on the road!! Well, actually we're heading to San Diego for a 4 week stay, and I HAVE to have my STUFF with me...LOL   We are leaving Friday night or early Saturday morning, depending on how DH feels. I might take off early if my son calls and says they are the way to the hospital to have a baby! Yeah!  So I'm in the packing stage.  Real cool suit case on the right is my art journals and tangle stuff, to the right is a crop roll-a-bout I use for craft traveling,
 Here is a closer view of what REALLY is ON Betsy.  A container I have been dropping stuff into as I think of it to take, in the middle is my brand new Lenovo laptop (yes I have been a very good girl) to the right is a stack of background stamps from Rouge Redhead Designs that will probably make the trip too.
A closer view of this papermache suit case I just had to have for my journal stuff and a couple good books to read. Of course my hand lotions.......

Closer view of the roll-a-bout, where the paper trimmer, old embossing gun, Big Shot, embossing folders, stencils, paper, ink pads, scissors and all that go.  I have the Iris cart with all my pattern paper in it, and that will just go like it is.  My turning desk top storage will go and so will a box or two of my stamps........there to the right in the polka dot boxes. 
Yep it is a lot to take but the "Playhouse"( our new trailer) has an 8'x10' garage so I can take all I want (to a point) and since I am going to be the primary resident for 4 weeks I get to use up all the room. One of the beds in the garage folds up into a dinnnet with a long table....oooooo can't wait to get out of the closet for awhile.
So why am I going on about this ,besides having a new baby in the family SHORTLY? Because it is time for Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday!! Our Queen Julia Dunnit hosts this every Wednesday, a good time to be had by all that participate..... Hope over and get the stats on it here:
So What's On Your Workdesk today....
Off to check it out and have a good snoop around the world before I have to finish packing.

Inky Hugs

Monday, March 11, 2013

A Journaling Weekend Double Down

It really started with the winter storm that rolled through on Friday and the rain pouring down.  It was also cold and windy so I had time to just mess around on Betsy. I also spent some time watching journaling videos on You  Tube, found some great ones and I'll try to list the links at the bottom of this post if I can find them again.
So for this page I did a textured background with tissue paper.( HINT: If you're going to try this and want to use stamped images keep a smooth spot or stamp your images on the tissue paper. I did not do this) I glued down some TH Tattered flowers, the right ones are cut from a dictionary page.  The ones on the right I doodled on the leaves, but the spacers and stems are melted, flattened spoons...LOL  then I placed a smaller flower over the middle. The flower in the upper right corner became the sun. There is lace up the left side, ribbon scraps at the bottom, painted stems and leaves, a couple stamped butterflies, sticker letters and a cut out form the Cricut cartridge "Ornamental Iron".  The background was washed with acrylic paint.  The words on the flower petals say "but it is pouring rain today" I did this in a landscape and still do not know if I like the finished results., but it is on the back of a page I DO like, so I can't tear it out!!  I did go back and add Tinkerbell, she had been flying around Betsy for some time and I finally nabbed her and glued her down!! LOL

Sundays journal page went quite differently. This was done in a reverse mode, doing the background LAST. I did pencil in the design first (yep, the fear gremlin keeps me from living life without and eraser LOL gotta get rid of him!) I then went over it with a black Sharpie pen.  I used colored pencil on this page because it has a wax to it and would resist the washed background.  Once all the color was in place I did go over some of the black areas to make them pop, the water colors tended to dull the black.  Then I just doddle around on it till I liked what I had. This did take me all day to finish, cause there was some grocery shopping that had to be done and more packing and loading the trailer to be done....ya know how that gos??

More and more people are art journaling and having a hard time finding a journal that will hold up to washes of paint and ink.  This is the one I stand firmly behind, as I use both sides of each page.  I found them at Michael's Craft store, they run about $15.00 but I always use their 40% off coupon.

Have a GREAT week.
Inky Hugs
Here is a great link for you: this has many video links and she is just facinating.  I have her book marked in my favorites!!

Fairy Fun

Now, ya have to agree she does look like she is having fun!!  A great Digi from A and T Digital Designs, the sponsor for The Cheerful Stamp Pad's current challenge: Land of Enchantment.
Check out their great digital images then hop over to: and join the fun, still one more week!!!

Inky Hugs

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Getting Down and Dirty...

......well that is the name of the challenge over at A Muse Studio.  They wanted to see some grunge so I whipped up this card, and it only took me about 20 minutes!! I knew just what I wanted to use and it all came together so fast I still can't believe I finished it!!  I tore a page out of the dictionary and tore it to size and glued it down.  Then some Terra Cotta and Walnut spritzing.  The main image is a stamp I won about 4 years ago and I can not find my info on her so I can't give the credits (if you know leave me a comment I really like to have the info on hand)  I got out my NEW Recollections stamps for the black images and the sentiment.  I strip of my favorite brown ribbon and rhinestones finished it off.  You can find the challenge here:

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my down and dirty card LOL

Unruly PaperArts coaster swap: DREAM

From Debi:
From Shar

Good Sunday morning to everybody, yep it is still morning HERE, but an hour later due to daylight savings time. Needless to say, I forgot to turn the clocks forward an hour until this morning, so my day will feel an hour shorter......LOL
Welcome to the new followers of my blog, makes one feel very special to see that number climb.  I hope Betsy (my workdesk's name) and I can inspire you and even make you smile with some of our antics.
So this morning I want to share what I received late yesterday in the mail.  They are the swap pieces form the coast swap I participated in through the Unruly PaperArts yahoo group. 
On the left are two I received from Shar, such a talented lady, monitor of the Yahoo group and the blogzine Unruly PaperArts.  Links to both are below.
On the right are two coasters from Debi, totally awesome work.  They are so much more vivid in person.
Did these ladies do a fantastic job or what??? 
Be sure to click on thier blogs to see other amazing art created by them.
Today they will go into the "art gallery" above Betsy!!
  You can join us by jumping to: and joining the group, we would LOVE to have you as a member.  You can also follow the blog and enter challenges there too:
So that was yesterday's mail call.  It is always soooo much fun getting art in the mail from other artists.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my precious gifts!!
Inky Hugs

Saturday, March 9, 2013

A Wedding card

Real quick post to show the wedding card I have made for a real gem of a young lady.  It is an Inkadinkado image and sentiment stamped on a silver cs then used a Spellbinder die for the frame.  It's mounted on a dry embossed white then onto the same silver as the image.  I re-stamped the couple on white vellum and trimmed out the brides dress.  I used a touch of vellum tape at the top and a THIN skinny piece of a pop dot to hold the bottom of the dress out just a wee bit.  Inked around the sentiment and called it done.  Now to wrap the gift and attach this card.
Hope your weekend is productive, dry and warm.
Thanks for stopping by.
Inky Hugs

Old Dogs and New Tricks

Friday it poured down rain, here, all day so there was plenty of play-time.  I have had a full set of Prisma colored pencils for years and have always enjoyed them and the quality of of the colors are just great.  They are soft and very blendable.  For years I have used the dry blender for these pencil and have been so-so satisfied with the out come.  Once you have used that dry blender, which just mixes the pigment and smooths out the wax, there is no "tooth" left on the paper and adding any more color is next to impossible.  I have tried the blender pens, they are okay, I have used coordinating markers over the top of the pencil and found that to be better.  I was on You Tube (yes AGAIN!! LOL) and happened to watch a couple of videos on these pencils and found them to be VERY good and full of information.  Just go to You Tube and type in Prisma color pencils and your there. 
So what is the new trick I learned?? (I know your wanting to know) Well, one video was showing the blending technique with OMS (orderless mineral spirits).  I have used these with my oils but do you think I STILL have some? Heck NO!! So I ended up at AARON'S art supply and picked up some, and some of the paper blending stumps (like you use in graphite drawing, mine are all full of graphite).  So Thursday afternoon I spent just stamping images and coloring, and blending.  I just used cheap smooth white card stock and black StazOn ink.  I did heat set the image, I was really wanting to see how this would effect the inked image on cheap paper, cause we all know that the alcohol ink markers don't work so well doing this.
Well I was so surprised with the first one, no bleeding of the black ink and the pencil took on a marker quality!!! WAAAHOOO!!!
So this little stamped image is an oldie but a goodie, colored with pencil and blended with OMS, may not be my best, but it gives you the idea of how it looks ( I do plan on more practicing with the blending stumps).  I would say it would be even better on better quality paper.  The background was a fun one too.  I just rubbed the stamp pad on the Negative side (where the design is lower than the background part) then embossed white cs and made a great background paper
 I know there are those of you that already knew about this OMS technique, but I'm an OLD DOG!! LOL

Here is the link to the video I watched, she did use a better quality paper than I did and she used Versa Fine ink pad

Thursday, March 7, 2013

ATC: Milliner Miss

ATCs are usually something I do for a swap or an addition to a card or tag, but this one is the exception.  No card or tag, just the ATC, and it came about while laying in bed one night, yea I take my crafting to bed with me....LOL So i got to playing around to see if I could accomplish my idea.
I stamped her and just colored the face and hair, then trimmed her out.  The designer paper I chose to mount her on had a shadow in just the right spot to become her body. ( Sometimes things just work out that way :) )  I have this lace trim that is scalloped and those scallops became the hat and the collar.  I added a feather and some tiny silk flowers to her hat and made it an Easter Bonnet. Rhinestones for the earrings and the centers of the flowers.

 All stamps are Rouge Redhead Designs and you can find them here:

Thanks for stopping by
Inky Hugs

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


This week Betsy is looking in better shape,  from left to right my new Graphic 45 paper, couple oval frames I drug out of my oil painting stast, the last card I posted, some small Easter stamps I'm thinking about using, Un mounted stamps in a CD case.  There is the little saying that has been hanging on the shelf the past couple of weeks.  It kept falling down so I Deoc Podged it to a plaque then did some Multi Media around it.  I don't like it, the plaque was too small for all the multi media stuff, but it is what it big loss.  There in the center are my Tangle pens and the beginning of a DT project (under the acrylic mount) and of course my extra set of eyes.
So why the description of what's on Betsy?  Well it's WOYWW time, and Julia likes a short explanation and a picture before linking up to her blog : then you get to go around the world through your PC and see what all your friends are up to.
So keeping it short (for a change) I'm off to snoop around your desks.

St. Patricks Day Card

First off I'd like to welcome my new followers, always a great feeling to see new members.  Thanks for following my blog.
Being of Irish descent I thought a St. Patrick's Day card would be appropriate, but then there's a lot of Blarney in this family ...LOL.  A local craft store FINALLY brought in some Graphic 45 papers and I happened onto them yesterday, (while looking for something completely different) and two of the pads and 4 single sheets just jumped into my cart!!  Since they want to come home with me THAT bad, I thought "Why not?" ( I do not NEED one more sheet of paper)  One of the loose sheets was all about the Irish, and this image was on that page, isn't she just great? I mounted her  on a solid green then a plaid designer background, and added TH Tattered Floral and a soft green pearl to the center. CAS and a quick card.
Thanks for stopping by
Inky Hugs

Monday, March 4, 2013

Challenge 55 Land of Enchantment

Here is my DT card for The Cheerful Stamp Pad's challenge #55: Land of Enchantment, sponsored by A and T Digital Designs.  He is such a cute fella i decided to do some paper piecing, love the mushrooms (they were they were the inspiration for the PP)
So there are TWO weeks to join this challenge, just go over A and T Digital Designs and check out their digies, there really are some great ones there.  Then hop over to: and link up.  See ya there!!!
Inky Hugs

Sunday, March 3, 2013

A Sunday journaling page

Took some time this afternoon to start a new art journal page.  I had picked up TH Idea-ology grunge letters and block from Michael's yesterday only $3.99 ( so I bought 2 packets.) and wanted to put them on a journal page some how.  But first you need a background, and I did take the time to take photos of each step (kinda) so if your interested is how this one came about keep reading.  If not then I want to thank you for stopping by and taking a look and hopefully leave a comment

OKAY, on to how I made this page:
NOTE: I always Gesso my journal pages way ahead, even though this journal has heavy duty pages it keeps inks and paints from soaking in too fast, also gives the paper a good tooth to hold acrylic paint.

My first step was to use Lumiers Light Body Acrylic Paint Metallic Bronze paint.   I had to thin it down as it is a rather old bottle and a little on the thick side...(like me LOL)  While the paint was still wet and looking a little to washed I dipped my brush into Pearl Ex Pigments Aztec Gold and mixed it in, right on the page.

I really like the bolder color so I grabbed the #680 Duo Red-Blue and the #681 Duo Blue-Green  pigments and repeated the first step, while the paint was still wet, adding a bit of water to make it mix. (I really had dragonflies in mind for this page)
I used an Inkadinkado flower stamp on an old dictionary page, it curves around the word art, then tore the edges

The dictionary page was Deco Podged onto the corner and I used a Q-Tip dabbed in the pigment to color the flowers,while the DP was still wet. While waiting for that to dry I used my NEW (as just got them yesterday) Rouge Redhead Designs background stamps......loooove them!!  I am going top get a lot of miles out of these babies!!
 Next step I  added a smaller piece of the dictionary page to give a little more balance then more stamped images: Inspire from Hero Arts, Art and the large script from Stampers Anonymous.  I also mixed some of the blue with DP and some of the red with DP and smeared them with my fingers to intensify the color is places.
Now for a little texture I used the modeling paste and this plastic type ribbon for a stencil.  I also found a piece of grunge board, inked it black and glued it in the upper right corner.
I had painted the letters I wanted to use and glued them down OOOPS! I hated that look of the blue and the red pigment painted letters.  I had covered the A and the N with pieces of the dictionary page and aged them with TH Age Photo ink and a little black ink around the edges.  But  those other letters were just not right.  I did take a black Sharpie and circled the word art on the dictionary paper.

So what did I do about those ugly letters?
I painted them black, but left some of the color around the edges giving it an even more grunge look. I did outline the A and the N with a white-out pen, and added one more stamp in a blaring bald spot and called it done. Oh ya, there is a little hand journaling on this page. AND you may have noticed not one dragonfly!!!

So there it is, step by step on how it was created.  The hardest part is NOT to over think the page.  I get up and walk around a number of times when working on a journal page, then when I get back and look at it I can "see" what I've done and then take the next step.
When do I know it is finished? Well, it looks balanced and I LIKE IT!

Hope this helps some of you that have left comments on my other pages.  Love to hear what you think of this one.
Inky Hugs


Put on Your Easter Bonnet

With all the frills upon it!  That is what the Milliner Misses have done on this card.  This is such a great image from Rogue Redhead Designs, and I really enjoyed making this card.  They were colored with markers then I added the "frills" with some fibers, feather and pearls, mounted it on a dotted lavender paper.  The white background is a frosted Vellum my GD had embossed for me (Thank you Hannah) I mounted it with lavender brads onto a pale green card.  I used a Martha Stewart deco punch along the edge and mount a lavender strip under it.  So how do my girls look in their Easter bonnets?
Will enter this in the "For a Lady" challenge at:

Saturday, March 2, 2013

First Easter card

I finally have gotten around to making some Easter cards, and this is my first one.  The image is from Stampa Rosa, but I did some altering to it (just the stamped image)  I took off one of the tulips and the frame around it.  It was colored with markers and trimmed out.  The background paper is a printed Vellum that I just love and only have a few pieces of it left.  I mounted it with pink and lavender brads, then added the white trim with the same colored brads.  The sentiment is on of those from Michael's dollar bin.  With the daffodils blooming, and all the almond trees in bloom it is beginning to feel like spring here.  Weather has turned warmer, but it is temporary (I HOPE)  We don't get much spring and that would mean an early summer, so it will cool back off cause March always comes in like a lion with wind and rain.
Thanks for stopping by
Inky Hugs