January.  I’ll be honest.  It fills me with the blahs.  The holidays are over, the world is covered in snow, I can’t run outside because I’m a whimp the air quality is so yucky, and spring seems SO far away!  That’s exactly why I LOVE escaping the winter blahs with paper crafting, and what’s even better is adding a little ‘spring’ to my creating.  That’s why I decided for this week’s Monday Card Madness that I wouldn’t do a sketch, but rather create a challenge to use flowers.  Today’s steal, The Prima Marketing Flower Power and Awesome Blossoms kit’s are perfect for adding a little spring into the dreary winter months!

Here are 3 cards that I created using various flowers from the Prima collections.

The first I made, I used the ‘cork board’ flowers.  I love how they are earthy, slightly less feminine yet add such character to a project!

I next made a card that is packed with spring!

And lastly, I made a card showing that you can still make a masculine card and add flowers.  :)

So how did last weeks challenge of sending out joy go for you?  I have to admit, I immediately sat down and wrote out my cards, addressed them and took them out to the car to hit the post office, but I still haven’t made it *in* to the post office yet.  :)  No worries….I now have 3 more to add to the list to send out and that will give me even more reason to make it happen!

Hopefully some of you were able to send out your cards and touch the lives of someone else.

Remember we will hold a drawing at the beginning of February for anyone that has taken part in the MCM challenge!  Be sure to show us what you’ve created by either posting your projects to our Facebook Fan Page or your personal blog, with a link here on the Monday Card Madness blog for your chance to be eligible for the drawing.

Also, we’ve had a great response for the first ever Scrapbook Steals card swap.  If you missed out on the info and would like to participate, please send me an email to kristy@stealnetwork.com.

One more thing!  Be sure to tune in tomorrow for the 1st new addition to our weekly blog line up.  :)

Have a great day!