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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!


I made my last card for this Easter earlier today for my nephew.  The bunny is cut with felt, hopefully he will like that :-) He’s not feeling well so instead of him coming here, we may go see him later today to give him his Easter goodies.


Card 14 - April2014 MFT LJD Easter Bunny


Funny story…the little green “grass”  is actually the top for the carrot.  I had no idea until today!  I used it on the calendars I made earlier in the month and it just dawned on me when I cut the carrot die cut that I hadn’t see the top for it…duh, it’s there just not what I thought it was.  I had a much easier time this time lining up the stamps on the die cuts. I think having the natural light in my room helped a lot.


Here is the inside~


Card 14 - April2014 MFT LJD Easter Bunny inside


I’m entering my card into the following challenges ~

Alphabet Challenge – E is for Easter

Cuttin N Stampin – Easter 


and the goodies for the little guy ~ of course Auntie had to get him a bunch of Disney stuff!


Kaleb Easter goodies 2014


Thanks for visiting and I hope you all have a wonderful day!




Stamps: MFT LJD Embellished Eggs and Easter Bunny

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Orange Fizz, Lemon Drop, Sour Apple and Blu Raspberry

CS: MFT Blu Raspberry, Copic Xpress It


Other: MFT LJD Easter Elements and Easter Bunny, MFT Kraft felt

Easter Greetings

Or we can call this post ” Late for Dinner” lol

I am famous for making cards at the last minute but usually it doesn’t make us late…tonight we were 15 minutes late to Easter dinner at my Mom’s. Good thing we only had to walk up the street!

I used this pretty calla lily stamp for the first time. I bought it from Taylored Expressions a year or two ago. Since it’s a bit large, I went with a square card and the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 was perfect for it. I really wanted to add Diamond Glaze to the vase but I didn’t want to carry a wet card to my Mom lol


Here is the sketch~


I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Going Grey with Scrap Creations – Easter
Papertake Weekly – Easter
Sister Act Card Challenge – Anything Goes

It’s time for dessert so I have to go! I’ll be back tomorrow with my nephew’s Easter card (which I still need to make lol!!)


Stamps: Taylored Expressions Calla Lily Bouquet
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
CS: Papertrey Ink Stampers Select, Copic Xpress It
PP: Echo Park Victoria Gardens
Other: SU Oval framelits, SU basic jewels pearls, SU Artisan Label punch, copics

Friday Faves for 4/18/14



My work day ended at 3:00, unexpected but nice to enjoy a few hours with Mike since he was off today.


I just saw these Divided Panels cards this morning and thought they were neat. A few small cuts with your trimmer makes a big impact!


How cute is this baby layout?!  I love the title and will need to go through all the pictures of my nieces and nephew to see if I can make a similar page.


Are you looking for a way to store your metal dies? Here’s a neat solution!


Do you dress up your die cuts? I tend to forget that I can embellish them.  I love the hair on this princess!


I absolutely love the simple layout on this card!  Great way to make the image stand out!


I’m off to watch General Hospital and think about crafting :-)




My Sincere Sympathy

Tonight I am sharing the 2nd sympathy card I needed to make. This one is for an old friend that lost her grandfather this week.  She’s not a pink kinda girl so I used the same colors as I did on yesterday’s card.


Card 11 - April2014 MFT Sympathy for Glori


I have no idea why the word sympathy is not straight…it’s driving me crazy but I know it was on the block correctly.  For the layout I used this week’s Tuesday Morning Sketch, I really liked the heart considering I was making a sympathy card but my bigger heart punch is MIA so I decided to use butterflies instead.


Here is the sketch~

TMS #245



Friday Faves will most likely be up later tomorrow…it’s late now and I’m tired!  I was up until midnight last night watching the Red Sox game.  It was in the middle of the 10th inning when I went to bed. I found out this morning that it went 14 innings so it’s a good thing I didn’t stay up any longer than I did.


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Stamps: MFT Clearly Sentimental about Sympathy

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: SU Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, So Saffron

Other: SU square lattice embossing folder, bitty butterfly punch, elegant butterfly punch, SU basic jewels pearls