I was raised a country girl, with lots of animals, mainly cats, dogs, chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, and.......sheep!! We even used to have a big red barn a long time ago!! One day, my mom and I were at Hobby Lobby looking at product for cards and she LOVED these stickers that depicted my growing up years in such a cute way. I had to get it and play around with the details.
Sheep have a very special meaning to our family. My mom taught me early on that sheep are not, indeed, stupid, they only need a shepherd. Needing some guidance and someone to take care of us is not a sign of our intelligence. People made fun of us for raising sheep, and went so far as to be mean to us, even in church. I always asked, "If sheep are so stupid, then why is Jesus called the Lamb of God??" No one had a good answer for that.
If you have been following me on this blog, or on Facebook or Instagram, then you know how much I love Spring and Summer!!! I can't get enough of it, especially since the winters can get pretty cold and stay cold FOREVER!!! This card is to me, a picture, a depiction of Spring. The fancy, glittery tulips and butterflies, the white picket fence, the green grass, and the butterflies flying around and the barnyard full of lambs, as well as the ewe right in the center says Spring is here!! After all, Spring was here the moment the first ewe in our barnyard went into labor, and we had a little lamb to watch over. May times we bottle fed lambs and we LOVED it!! It wasn't as clean or as sparkly as this outside, but this is exactly how we felt about our sheep: warm, sparkley and like Spring was in our hearts, too.
What is your favorite thing about Spring? What says "Spring" to you?? This is just ONE of the things that speaks "Spring" into my heart.....I feel like I can still be talking about Spring, even though Summer officially starts on Saturday!!! It's been a cool, rainy Spring for us.
If you would like to purchase this card, or one like it, please head on over to my Etsy Shop, The PPCB Card Basket!!! I'll meet you over there!! :0) (Click on the links to check them out!!) Also, check out my homepage/Shoppe, as there are more Spring/Summer-type cards over there!!!
Thank you so much for reading this blog post!!!
P.S. Here are some closeups of this card's details!!! :0)