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Monday, March 23, 2009

How was your weekend?

Oh, it was just beautiful here! I so love spring!! My tulips are poking thru the ground, the trees are blooming, the birds are chirping ~ how much better can it get? I'm sorry for the people who have allergies, this time of year can be dreadful.

Thought that I'd show you a little something that I did this weekend. My craft room is actually a sun room that we use as a craft room. So I've got windows all around that show the wonderful outdoors. Hubby built a bird condo (it started out as a birdhouse and it just kept growing. It's a full 10 room condo!) and we've got the bird feeder and bird bath out back. Sometimes I find myself just sitting there staring out the window. You must think that I'm a "bird" brain.... he he he.... But I've always worked for years, and not been able to stay home and enjoy what every day has to bring ~ I'm very blessed.

Ok, now on to the show.....

I'm still in the middle of an Easter card making frenzy... And I've kinda got a writers block of sorts. I've not really purchased new Easter stamps for a long time, so I'm working with the same thing. I vow to purchase more Easter stamps!! I just picked one up at My Favorite Things, it's on sale too ~ that's a plus! It's their Hoppy Easter set it was $15.95 on sale for $8.95 so that's good. Anyway, I'm sorry that I keep showing the same thing, but I try to make everything so different.


This little bunny is from TAC. It is called their S.W.A.K. set. I just love the images in this set. They remind me so much of the images I used many years ago when I first started stamping.

I am sorry for the clarity of the picture, it seems fuzzy to me. The base card is Certainly Celery layered with So Saffron and Marcella K DP. I stamped the image and colored it with my pencils and gamsol. I sponged some So Saffron ink around it then layered it on to a piece of Certainly Celery and then a piece of So Saffron. The panel behind it I layered a piece of DP then the Certainly Celery and So Saffron. The card has a piece of the DP from the same pad with the Certainly Celery and So Saffron and I added the length of ribbon to the panel before adhering it to the card. It's hard to tell in the picture, but I added some stickles on the bunny for a little sparkle. The inside of the card has a piece of the DP and a layer of So Saffron added to it. The saying was stamped right on to the DP.


It is hard to tell, but I also had stamped another image and cut out the face of it. I added it to the image with a pop dot for some dimension.





This card I think turned out kinda cute. I printed off on of the bunnies from my Diamonds CD and colored him with my watercolors. I really don't do anything different when I print the images off - but I do zap them with my heat gun first. I don't know if it helps, but I've water colored images printed on my printer and if I heat them first I've not had any problems with the ink running.

The base card is Summer Sun. I used my CB border folder Just my Type to create the edge. I then took a piece of Certainly Celery paper and layered it with green plaid paper that I sponged with Summer Sun ink. I ran a piece of Certainly Celery thru my cuttlebug with my Labels Two nestie to cut out the square image. I added the bunny image that I layered on to a piece of Summer Sun on the top of the nestie square. Before adding the panel to the card I added a piece of "ribbon" to the card as a bow. I then stamped the sentiment "Easter Blessings" in the lower right corner in Garden Green from my Bunny Hugs set. The flowers and crystal brads I added to the lower left corner were just to add some pretty. If you look close you will see that 2 of the flowers are actually clear flowers from Making Memories. I just added them to the scrap paper I had from the card and attached them.

Well, I hope that you liked today's cards. Come back tomorrow to see what else I've been up to!

Have a Great Day!!!
Hugs,

Joani

5 comments:

Gabby said...

Loving your Easter cards! Which reminds me...I better get to working on mine!!!

kssdesigns said...

I love that little painting bunny and your combination of flowers! Yes, spring is lovely isn't it?

Okispice said...

That is such a gorgeous Easter card. I love the colors and the flowers. Spring really is such an uplifting season!

marsha said...

Gorgeous Easter cards, you make the most beautiful cards Joani! I love your new blog and stunning photo!

Hugs,
Marsha

Toni said...

Joani this card is super cute.