Happy Easter

Happy Easter!  I hope you are having a nice day.  We got some snow this morning but thankfully it didn’t last.  The girls opened their Easter baskets and now we are waiting for dinner to cook.  The sun is now shining, even though it is very cold today.

I have another Mother’s Day card to share.  This one features a little boy dressed in a top hat and tails with a bouquet of flowers for his mom. 

 I stamped the image with memento tuxedo black ink and colored it with alcohol markers.  I then stamped the sentiment in the top left corner.  I cut the image with a die from MFT and layered it with adhesive foam sheets.  I added some enamel hearts.  I used some floral paper from Carta Bella and layered all the pieces.   I hope you like it. 

Here is a list of some of the supplies I used:

Top hat and tulips digital stamp:

momanddad2love stamp set:

mft stamps stitched mod rectangle stax die-namics

Doodlebug enamel hearts:

My shop:

Excitement…of the wrong sort!

Well we had a lot of excitement yesterday when we woke up to a 5.7 magnitude earthquake here in Utah!  It was pretty scary.  It first sounded like thunder, or a sonic boom and then everything started rolling and shaking for about 30 seconds.  We had many aftershocks throughout the day which kept everyone on edge.  I have only felt minor earthquakes during my 28 years in Utah.  This really frightened me, so much so that I ended up with an episode of atrial fibrillation.  Those that deal with afib know how uncomfortable and scary those episodes can be. So it was not a fun day and I didn’t get anything done. Today things are much quieter and I am now in my craft room ready to start creating some more cards. 

Here’s a card I did the other day. Its another Easter card and I love how it turned out. 

I used the Egg Painting Bunny die from Cottage Cutz.  I cut him from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock and colored everything with a mixture of copic and spectrum noir alcohol markers.   I then glued all the pieces together.  For the background I used another piece of the same cardstock cut to 4″x5-1/4″.  I used a stencil from Tim Holtz layering stencils called speckles and used distress oxide inks to create the paint “splatters”.  I used a strip of colorful dotted cardstock from my stash to ground the bunny some.  The sentiment came from a stamp set by Darcie Heater called “Happy Mail”.  I layered that panel with some blue cardstock and adhered it to a white card base cut from Recollections white 110lb cardstock.  I hope you like it!

You can find some of these items here:

Egg painting bunny die

Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock

Tim Holtz Speckles layering stencil

Recollections 110lb cardstock

Darcie Heater Happy Mail stamp