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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Last But Not Least

I have just now finished my sister Mary's Easter card!  I wanted to make an Easter card for everyone in my immediate family and am always shocked how long this takes me!!  I start early with great expectations, and then find myself scurrying around at the last minute to get them out!! My sister Mary is a truly loving individual that takes pleasure in making holidays a happy time for everyone!!  Although this was the last card I made, and it is quite loud in it's colors, I hope she will smile when she sees it!!!  Love you Mary..Happy Easter!!  This is a Bugaboo Stamp Image called "Scene It - Easter", Colored it with Spectrum Noir Markers.  Image is placed on Spellbinder's Classic Rectangles Large, then Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large, then under that is a Sizzix die cut that I cannot remember the name for, but reminded me of a springlike Sunburst Image!  I will update this post when I find out exactly what the name is...It's the only Sizzix die cut I currently have!!  Thanks for stopping by!!

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Crazy Stella

This is another Easter card I made for a family member...won't say who because some of my family look at my website and I don't want to spoil their fun!  Bugaboo Digi Stamps make some great images...some are kooky, some are cutesy, and some are just too funny and truthful....like this image "Stella Calendar Months - Easter".  Apparently I've been known to make some blunt "speak before you think---first thing that came to my mind" comments that might seem brazen to some!  People I don't really know would be taken aback, but most people that know me will just laugh at the honesty/bluntness of the comment.  It's not that it's funny, but so truthful that they are amused and sometimes jealous (I think) that they didn't say it themselves!  ANYWAY...without further adieu...my card.  The striped paper is from my stash, I colored Stella with Spectrum Noir markers, both the die cuts she is framed on are Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles, and the sentiment came with Stella and is framed with Spellbinder's Classic Scalloped Ovals Small.  It's a terrible photo, but best I could do at the time!  Hope you like it!

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Another Easter Card

I finally decided to think outside the box and make a card that is mostly white on white.  This Easter card is for my daughter Emily's family.  I had a couple of problems with this card.  The gold die cut that frames the cross is Spellbinder's Floral Ovals.  I cut one with gold foil paper, but got damaged when I was assembling the card.  When I cut the second one, even though I ran it through the Spellbinder twice, once without a shim and once with a shim, the very small detailed pieces did not pop out.  Since it was my very last piece of gold foil paper, I didn't want to ruin it trying to poke these small pieces out, so I just left them in!  I still think it looks really pretty! The image is "Easter Lily" by Stitchy Bear Stamps.  I used pencils & promarkers to color it.  I ran a glitter pen over the cross & rays, it really doesn't show up in the picture, but it sparkles in person.
The second die cut behind the cross is Cheery Lynn's Sophie's Heart.  Behind that I used another layer embossed with a Spellbinder's M-Bossabilities EL-009 and added three pearls on each corner.  Then it all went on top of the white card base.  I used pop dots between each layer.  Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Happy Easter Mom

My mother loves the color purple/lavender and she loves butterflies!  She has butterfly jewelry, butterfly home decor items, and probably some clothing with a butterfly stitched on it!  I used the From the Heart Digital Art Stamp called Spring Baskets to make her Easter card.  I knew immediately that the big bow around the basket would be purple, along with other elements of the card!  I used Copic & Spectrum Noir markers to color the image, and the papers are all from my stash.  Although you probably can't tell much by the picture, I embossed the white card stock with Cuttlebug's Decorative Tile set. The purple die cut on which the image sits is Spellbinder's Fleur de Lis Squares, the sentiment is from My Creative Time's Teeny Tiny Tags set. The butterflies on the corners were made using a Martha Stewart punch, and I used a glitter pen on their wings after I colored them.  Of course my camera took a really crummy picture of this card....it is much prettier in person!  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!

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Easter Chicks

I love this cute stamp from Stampendous called "Chickie Hop".  I made this Easter card for my sister Karen...I think she'll get a kick out of it!  I used Prismacolor pencils & gamsol to color them.  The white flowers are  from a Marvy punch that I got years ago, the big blue one was made using an EK punch, and the blue border is a Martha Stewart punch. The sentiment was made using a  CraftSmart stamp and Spellbinder's Foral Ovals.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Hoppy Easter

Easter is just a little over a week from now, and I've been working on cards to send to family members.  Even more exciting is that springlike weather should be here sometime soon, and I can't wait till that happens!!  Here is a card I made to send to my daughter Elaine's family.  I used the Girl Bunny image from the Stamping Dragon Designs. The background paper is from the Glitter Sweet Stack from DCWV, and the die cut behind her is Spellbinder's Fleur de Lis Squares.  The ribbon is from Michael's & I don't remember where I got those cute little eggs!  The sentiment was cut out with a Paper Studio punch.  Anyway...I thought it turned out pretty cute!  Thanks for stopping by!

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