Saturday, March 30, 2013

You crack me up...

Popping in one last time for the weekend to share one last Easter card. Then it's cleaning, making Easter baskets, and prepping some of the dishes I plan to serve for tomorrow's dinner.

Apologies for the blurry picture - I'm still researching cameras before I spend the money. I used yellow and green ribbons from my stash to make the double bow and topped it with a Melissa Frances flower. I also threaded the same yellow ribbon through the lace trim.

Pattern paper is October Afternoon's Fly A Kite, image from  Melissa Frances adhered to Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight. Sentiment is Stampin Up.

I made this card with my little nephew in mind but it ended up being too feminine. Back to the drawing board ...
Have a blessed Easter my friends.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Happy Easter

Another Sunday is upon us - last day to get everything done before having to report back to work tomorrow morning. The good news is I only have a 4 day work week coming up. I took Friday off to prepare for Easter Sunday's dinner with the family and the annual egg hunt for the little ones. I fill about 3 dozen or so plastic eggs with candy and money and scatter them all over the back yard. So much fun! Here's hoping we have dry weather that day!

I'm trying to make Easter cards this week but I have lost the mojo once again. I pulled out some cards I had made last year and looked through some magazines so here's hoping I get it back.

Card stock is from Stampin Up, pattern paper and colored egg stickers are from We R Memories Cotton Tail line as is the Happy Easter sticker. The die cut is Spellbinders Persian Motifs and the pearls are Hero Arts.

I am back to the drawing board trying to make a few more Easter cards. Here's hoping I get that creativity back! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Begins with a "B"

Happy Sunday everyone! Did you remember to set your clocks ahead last night before you went to bed? Of course I didn't...and wondered why it was so light out at 6:00 a.m. when I awoke!

I am sharing a card with you tonight that I am entering in the challenge at Sentimental Sundays - the challenge is to use 3 embellishments that begin with 'B'. On my card, I used 3 buttons and 3 bows!

I used white, pink and yellow ribbon from My Craft Spot.

I die cut flowers out of pink and white felt using Papertrey Ink's Beautiful Blooms II and added some of their vintage buttons.

Pattern paper is from Prima's Watercolor Rainbow collection, die cut is Spellbinder's Persian Motifs which I stamped the birthday cake image and colored it in using Stampin Up's watercolor pencils. You can't see it in the pictures, but I added glitter to the candle flames to give it some sparkle.

Today was the big outing to take my nephews to see a musical at the historical Rialto Square Theatre - ScoobyDoo and the Magical Mystery Tour. They enjoyed it very much in spite of the wet and rainy weather we are having right now in Chicagoland.

Well, I am off to post my card over at Sentimental Sundays - have a great week!