Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Blessings

I have gone a little bit crazy this year decorating for spring and Easter. I actually have gotten out almost every single Easter decoration that I own. I can't find a few, which is bugging me, but I am sure they will turn up; maybe around Halloween or Christmas! LOL! Even with all of the bunnies, chicks and Easter eggs, I haven't forgotten what Easter is really all about!
I needed a couple of cards to send out this week, so I made 3 so I could have an extra on hand. I was talking to a friend while I was getting them made and she mentioned that she was in need of a card so I gave her the extra. I used all of the same supplies that I had used on my Easter banner which you can see below so it made it easy. As you can tell, I am still using my old slab of My Mind's Eye paper. I promise the next project will not be using that! LOL!

The stamp set that I used for both of these projects is "Tags for Spring" from PTI. It is one of my favorites, but really only gets used once a year. Everything is pretty straightforward, but I did use some of my yummy new bakers twine that I picked up at the cooking store last month.
I realize that these photos are a little hard to see, but I made them as big as I could. I had someone comment on my St. Patty's banner that the photos are hard to see, but this (photo above) is the largest that I can make them; to my knowledge. If anyone has a suggestion, please let me know.
This is the first banner that I made that isn't a word or a phrase, if that makes sense. Each panel is just a little bit of Spring or Easter.

You will notice on the Easter cards that I used distress ink on all of the edges, but for my banner, I kept it all clean. Sometimes it is hard for me just to leave well enough alone, but I resisted for this project!

I have a few more projects that I have made but haven't posted. I will share them soon! Thanks for fluttering by!


MarvA1ix said...

Cards are really darling, but I love the banner. and all the cute decorations all around it. You inspired me to get the creative juices flowing and do a cute banner for my house too. I love decorating for Easter, and I entertain my big family, and have a big easter egg hunt, too.

Kathy Martin said...

Adorable Easter goodies!

harrahx2 said...

Love the cards and your style. The banner is beautiful and the close ups were nice. Easy to see and so pretty! So glad to have you back and chatting.

Debra said...

Both the cards and the banner are stunning as usual!

Cynthia said...

So good to see another killer banner from you...your house looks so festive and I'm glad you have the energy to stamp and create and give us eye candy...thanks so much! Just LOVE everything you've been making! :)

joy said...

So,so very, very soft and pretty - your banner is my favorite of your projects! Size is just great! I clicked on it and enlarged it, I can see even very fine details!