My Son’s Easter Cards


My son insisted that I post all the Easter cards he made!! There are 11, so this post will be full of pictures! And I have mentioned that he loves washi tape right? You will see a lot of it here!


That’s all! He will appreciate your comments too! 🙂


Sweet Jelly Beans

Another fun use for the Paper Smooches Grocery Cart Die! Fill it with jelly beans! Now, who wouldn’t love that?! Just don’t eat them all at once! 😉 I was inspired by this week’s Moxie Fab World’s Tuesday Trigger-Pastel Pretties.

So, all of my Sizzix die cut jelly beans are in pastel colors, and thought the white grocery card could be their ‘basket’. I thought and searched awhile for a sentiment on the front, and decided to use this sticker that I have had for some time from Creative Memories. And for the inside I could put something like, ‘Have a sweet Easter’, or ‘Hope your Easter is as sweet as you!’. The cardstock, pearls, and twine are from Stampin’ Up! Thanks for having a look at my cart full of sweet today!!

Memories Expo Recap

Well, my time at the Memories Expo is over, and it really was a great show! It was in a smaller building, but was still packed full of paper crafting goodness!! I didn’t take many photos, I was more interested in looking at everything!! I was excited to have met and talked to Tim Holtz’s sidekick Mario!! He even signed my little journal, so that made my happy. I did not get to meet or even talk to Tim Holtz, not even eye contact, but that’s fine, I took a few photos and can say at least that I saw him in person! The second photo above is my son. I was trying to get a picture of him and Tim in the same shot, but either my son would move or Tim would move, so they are all blurry. But that’s the way it goes!! Now, onto other interests at the show! My Mom and I just loved Our Daily Bread stamps. They have gorgeous flowers, scenes, animals, you name it in stamps. And the sample cards were just amazing! So stunning. Another company that I fell in love with is Darcie’s Heart and Home. Lots of stamps, but the most amazing shrink plastic I’ve seen. It is far better than what I have, so of course I had to buy some! 😉 The lady did a demo for my son of a cute little bear, and for the face there is matching button. Not the sewing kind, but like a pin on button. Anyway, check their website out, really cute stuff! We of course visited the Sizzix booth, and my son got to help with the demo by using the Vagabond machine. He helped make a Flip It card, and he gave it to me(so sweet!). I also picked up some new papers at the Jillibean Soup booth. I just love their papers!! My son and I both got some new washi tape too! Yes, my son LOVES the washi tape!!! There were a lot of laser cut pre-made scrapbook overlays that had people’s interest, but I’m not real crazy about them, so didn’t get any of those. Lots of supplies to purchase, but I had to watch my wallet!! There is an actual stamping show in Akron that I may just treat myself to in April for my birthday!! Lots more stamp companies will be there, and I would LOVE to go!! That’s enough chatting for now about the show, if you have made it down this far thanks for reading!! Have a lovely week ahead!

Hello Sunshine!!

It has been sunny here the last couple days, and it is very welcomed!! I was inspired by the warm sun, and the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge to make this card! The cute sun and sentiment are free digi stamps from Paper Smooches that I printed off onto some Coconut Lime Soup papers from Jillibean Soup. I just love the sentiment on top of the limes!! I wanted to add a real stamped image, so I got out my Needle Little Love Paper Smooches set, and stamped the sweet little hearts above the banner. The perfect little touch! Here is the SPARKS challenge cool shades colors, Tangerine, Deep Orange, Lime, and Lemon.

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you get some sunshine today!!

Tattered Floral

Just a quick post to enter my Tattered Floral headband at Tim Holtz’s blog. All the pieces were die cut with grungepaper, and stamped, embossed, covered with patterned paper, spritzed, sprayed, you name it, it’s been done!! My son is my lovely model, and he will also be coming with me to the Memories Expo to see/meet Tim Holtz and Mario! Thanks for stopping by!

Easter Chick

I’m playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Challenge where the theme is Easter/Spring this week. I used The Alley Way Stamps set called Spring Has Sprung to put the cute chickie and egg in my own polaroid digi stamp. I thought the sentiment on the front is a perfect greeting, and then on the inside is happy Easter.

It’s been a week of work for me, but I’m off tomorrow and am SO excited that I get to go to the Memories Expo in Columbus, Ohio!! The infamous Tim Holtz and sidekick Mario will be there!! This will be my first time seeing/meeting them and just can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for dropping in!

Pretty Mums

Hello all! I just got this stamp set from a new stamp company called Mama Elephant(cute right?!), and had to use these pretty flowers! The stamp set is called Lovely Mums, and I like that it has a solid shape and an outline shape. So many possibilities with this one! I got my color combo from The Play Date Cafe’s Color Splash to use Black, White, and a splash of Coral.

Cardstock, ink and twine from Stampin’ Up! Thank you for stopping by!