Monday, April 1, 2013

Spring Fling

I ended up making a few more Easter cards with my scraps, so I have decided to post them and enter the Corrosive Challenge Blog's latest challenge - Spring Fling. Here are the last of my Easter cards. Again, I put them together using images from my stash of things I've stamped but not turned into cards yet. I made them to go with some gifts I've not delivered yet:

I had a wonderful Easter weekend. Friday I went to our church's evening service because I wasn't sure I'd make it to our Sunday one. Turns out it was good I did that, as I wasn't able to go Sunday, though for different reasons than I was expecting. Although it's a very sober service, I always find it to be one of the most rewarding of the year. Afterwards, I was able to wind down by going for ice cream with a wonderful friend who was visiting from out of town. It was a nice treat to see her on a Friday.

Saturday I had to go and get the last of the Easter treats for the kids. Every year for the past while some wonderful friends of mine have been bringing their kids over and letting me spoil them. We do an Easter party that consists of an egg hunt, egg decorating, snacks and often a craft. This year I tried a different egg decorating kit and we weren't too happy with it. The kit we tried this year is like a paint... you put the egg in a ziploc type baggie, add some of the colouring and roll it around. The results were very inconsistent and we all agreed that next year we'll stick to the tried and true dye tablets/hot water/vinegar.

Sunday I went for brunch at the home of one my oldest and dearest friends. Her daughter is 7 and she is adorable. Apparently, last year the adults were annoying her in their attempts to 'help' her find her hidden chocolate... it was too easy. So this year she did her search before anyone came over and instead, she hid eggs for us. It was super cute. Oh to be 7 again.

Later that day I went to my parents' for dinner. Mom and dad made turkey for us and my cousin's family. The six of us had a great visit and after dinner, the women (me, mom, my cousin and her daughter) played Dominoes... the 14 year old totally cleaned our clocks. I came in a respectable second place. Games of some sort are a tradition at all of our family gatherings, and in the last 5 or so years, the game of choice is always Dominoes. I miss Trivial Pursuit sometimes, but I do love Dominoes. And truth be told, I'm just glad to not have to play Charades anymore.

Card Details - 
Blue cards
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Barely Banana? (SU)
Stamps: Festive Four (SU)
Patterned Paper: Unknown (Autumn Leaves)
Ink: Basic Black (SU)
Other: markers (SU) Brads (Making Memories)

Purple Card - all products Stampin Up
Cardstock: Orchid Opulence, Gable Green, Pretty in Pink? So Saffron?  
Stamps: not sure of the set names. Want to say Tagger's Dozen and Bitty Backgrounds, but...?
Ink: Basic Black 
Other: Brads, flower punch


Winnie said...

Such lovely Easter cards! It sounds like you had a fun and fulfilling Easter! I don't have much luck with any of the "new" egg decorating kits either, so I like the tablets too. I still take out my white crayon and write on them sometimes too! I had my 87 year old FIL here for dinner yesterday and then my hubby and I went to my sisters to see my family (parents and sisters and their kids..). It was a great night filled with love and laughter.

Kelli Acopan said...

super cute cards!! you sound like you had a lot of fun on easter... we didn't get to color eggs but will be doing it sometime next weekend i think!!

MiamiKel said...

Hi Tania, welcome to the IDOP blogging group, glad to have you on board!

LOVELY easter pictures - looks like a wonderful celebration :) Beautiful cards, I haven't inked up my itty bitties in the longest time - thank you for inspiring me!


Jackie said...

Very cute cards & what a great way to use up scraps! Sounds like your Easter was very nice Hun! TFS!!!

Jasmine said...

What a wonderful way to use up some extra scraps. A wonderful trio of Easter cards. Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful Easter holiday. Thanks so much for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

Louise - PunknScrap said...

Fantastic Easter cards. So nice that you spent Easter with some wonderful friends.

Jennipher said...

Good for you for getting these bits of pieces made into works of art!

Lisa Echerd said...

Very cute Easter basket cards. Sounds like you had a nice Easter. Games are such a great way to bring everyone together.

Sarah Souza said...

Way to go! I love it when you can find a use for scraps! The best part is that you can take something so small and make it into something so lovely. TFS and I'm glad you had a wonderful Easter!

Amber said...

Too cute, love them all!

Margaret said...

Your cards are all so lovely. It sounds like you enjoyed a spectacular Easter weekend. So nice to spend time with friends and family.

Dell said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous Easter! Love those pretty cards.

Tammy said...

Cute cards. OMG! I haven't seen those stamps in years!

Alexis Crossland-Smith said...

what cute eggs