Well, Easter Sunday was pretty uneventful in our house. My one son was working and my other lives in Indiana and was just here a couple of weeks ago. At the cost of gas - and they are both always broke - I said that we wouldn't make a big deal out of Easter dinner. Little did they know that my husband Adrian and I did. We put a leg of lamb on the grill and had baked potatoes and fresh asparagus. It was one of the best meals we have had at home, in a long time. Good thing we liked it too because we will be eating lamb for about 3 more meals !! LOL !!
So because that meal was so easy, I spent the biggest part of my day stamping, after I took my friend Marge to the airport for her yearly phoenix trip. She goes to 88 deg. weather and leaves me with 12" of snow !! So I went upstairs with good intentions on getting everything done, but I'm really not a "speed" stamper. I have a stamp camp this Saturday and haven't started those projects yet but I managed to get my birthday cards done. I'm surrounded by Aries and that has been quite a challenge in my life !! Oh well, most of the time it is just fine and they all will get their cards on time for a change !! Yippeeeeeeeeeee!!
The first group of cards all have the same base and stamped image but they are assembled slightly differently. The card base is SU Soft Sky with the next layer in Apricot. This piece I ran through my Cuttle Bug with the new dotted swiss embossing template (purchased from Electic Paperie) - oh how I love this embossing template. I'm sure I'll be using it a lot more in the future. My image by Stampendous (also from Electic Paperie) was stamped on SU Whisper White except for one. To be truthful, I didn't have any more remnants of white left over so I used the apricot !! I used Sky at the matt and on the Apricot image I added a layer of white just to kick it up a notch. On the upper two cards I used the ribbon as the corners. The ribbon, brads and flowers are all from Starlitstudio. If you haven't checked out Cindy's inventory, use the link at the right and get going. There is a lot there to see and like and you will NEED it !! LOL !!
The next card that I did was using the Berry Sorbet paper from Papertrey Inc. I just got it this week and could hardly wait to rip open the package. The designer paper is from SU and the colors just went together wonderfully along with SU Chocolate Chip. I just love that satin ribbon from SU. It was part of the 2007/2008 Holiday collection and I'm so glad I bought extra. The sentiment is from Papertrey's birthday sayings stamp set. The framing on the butterfly is done with the Nestabilities that come from Ellen Hutson's store. And then I added the paper piercing, which I think can be used on every card. It just adds that little bit of subtle umph !!
Well, I hope you like my Easter Sunday Production. It was a fun day and I'm happy because I only have 7 more birthday cards needed before April 13th !! UGH !!