Saturday, April 23, 2011

2011 Easter Cards

In the Magnolia Ink Spring Special there was a gorgeous Easter Card created by Debbie.  I fell in love with this very cute card.  I didn't have the Tilda with Big Ribbon stamp, so I substituted an older Tilda with Tulips.  She fit nicely on the Swing.  The article showing this card was a Step by Step - Create a Scene using masking, which I have done many times.  I also substituted the Shabby Chic Fence for the fence Debbie used.  I had the Butterfly Background and Tilda's Birds, so I had most of the stamps that were used.

Here is a picture of the seven cards I made.

The flowers used were from Wild Orchid Crafts or JoAnn's. Ribbons were Walmart - if you like the ribbon, buy it in every color available!!

Here's a close up of a couple of the cards.

The purple iris was a Walmart stem.  The tiny buds hanging down were Wild Orchid Crafts.  Every card had one of the daffodils from WOC on it in the corner.  Every card had a different color scheme which was really fun gathering papers, cardstock and flowers to coordinate.

Have a very blessed Easter and enjoyable, restful Sunday!  Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me some Maggie love!


It's Great Being Home, Happy Birthday Abby!

After spending much of the winter in a Florida hospital with my daughter, I am very happy to report she is back home next door to me and doing very well. 

I didn't realize just how much I missed my stamps and inks until I went to an SU workshop the Saturday after I got back.  All my stamping buddies were there and we chatted and stamped and chatted and made cards and chatted and had snacks and chatted - YEAH!!!  After I got home, out came the stamps, inks, papers, etc and I stamped and colored until bedtime!  What a great feeling that was.  Even though I took some stamped images and Copics with me to FL, it just wasn't the same.  Know what I mean?!?!!

My husband's bus rider turned thirteen on April 14!  Happy Birthday, Abby! I finally was able to meet Abby - such a cute girl!  She helped us name our new kitty last summer.  We now have to specify if we are talking about Abby girl or Abby cat.  For this very special occasion, I naturally had to make a card.  Here it is -

I used Tilda with Balloon and the Balloon Background from the new You Are So Special collection.  The paper was from JoAnn's.  The flowers are individual stems from a flower bush from Walmart.  Ribbon was Walmart too.
Twice in the last week about dinner time we had a very colorful visitor to our front yard.  A ring-necked pheasant drake was helping himself to the spilled birdseed under our feeder.

I took 6 or 7 pics, but this one turned out to be the best and most colorful.  Two days after I took this pic, he was back for seconds.  I didn't see him today, but then it was raining.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing Abby's birthday card and our pheasant visitor with me!