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Happy Easter!


I have been busy again today.  I completed two cards and a two page layout and pulled a card from my stash to send out as well. 

The owl card is for a little girl you can read more about here on Dustin Pike’s blog.   

The sympathy card is for my dear friend Julia who lost her father to cancer a few days ago. 

The card I pulled from my stash I can’t show yet as it is a birthday card for my sister in-law Katherine.  🙂  Hi Kat!

Finally, the layout is for a challenge set up by New England Scrapbook Co. in Canton, CT.  I am going to bring it down to them soon and they will have it on display from March 2 – 11th and the winner will be announced on the 12th.  The winners are chosen by the customers of the store so PLEASE GO AND VOTE FOR ME!!  I will send out a reminder as it gets closer to the date. 


Tonight I went out to New England Scrapbook Company to do a FREE make n take with the new Reminisce line for Easter.  It was fun to get out ..without kids for a few hours and do something I really enjoy!  Scrapbooking and card making!  We made a one page layout and a card….as seen below.  🙂  I love the new Easter papers and picked up a few extras to make up my own second page.  They offered a pre-designed second page at check out but I like to make them up on my own. 

Photos will be added to the layout after Easter this year.  I love the cheerfull colors..SPRING is coming!


So finally, I can share all of the gifts I made for my dear friend Julie.  Today there was a surprise baby shower for her and boy was it a surprise!  🙂  Fun was had by all! 

These are the gifts I made or purchased for Julie.  I made all but the baby books and the duckie blanket and burp cloth.  Those were made by Bevie.  If you are interested in some of those for yourself let me know and I will have Bevie get in touch.  (The blanket is flannel and HUGE! One of my favorite gifts from my own baby shower almost six years ago was a blanket made by Bevie!)  Oh and I didn’t make the Blue’s Clues bib. 

The following are the handmade card, n0-sew blanket, baby cloth diapers with ribbons sewn on by me and a foldable scrapbook made with three 12×12 pieces of cardstock, some designer paper, cardboard and a few extra Close to my Heart products. 

Butterfly Cards..the last 18

I really have had fun making these cards.  I just wish I had more time in the day to make even more of them.  They are a bit time consuming since you need to stamp, color and hand cut each image and then cut all of the strips to put on the front of the card.  After that  I cut each card base and then dry embossed each and finally I glued each of the colored strips to the front of the card after stamping each with a sentiment and added stickles to the front of each.  I also added glitter to each image of the butterflies or dragonflies as well!!  I love how the colors pop on each one! 

Images are from Close to My Heart.  Detailed butterfly images are from C1299 Butterfly Kiss.

Another Butterfly Card

Melody helped me make this card.  She chose the card base, butterfly (from CTMH stamp set C1299 Butterfly Kiss) and colors for the paper on the front and the ink used for the sentiment.  She is sending this card to her new pen pal in Canada, Melody!  Yes she has the exact same first name!  You can find more info about our new friend here:  http://mailformelody.blogspot.com/  I have been sending her occasional cards to help her reach her card goal of 500 cards and even have heard back from her a few times online and now directly to Melody through a written letter! 

Here is a close up of the butterfly and the sparkles! 

I put in a few extras such as stickers and things to cut out and glue to decorate of butterflies and flowers and even some dog foot prints and bones.  Melody in Canada has a new puppy!  🙂

If you get a chance go and visit her blog and her mailing address is posted right there after you read some of her story.  Maybe take the time to pick out or make your own card to send to her as well.  I feel blessed to be able to put a smile on a little girls face with the simple act of sending a card.