Hippity, Hoppity

 
Today I have an Easter card that I'd like to share with you.  I created this one using one of the designs from the Silhouette store.  This one is Design ID #57047 by Sarah Bailey.
 
My stamped sentiment is from the Happy Easter stamp set by My Craft Spot.
 
And now I'm off to enter this in to the following challenge:
 
Any Holiday - Hiding in My Craft Room - ends April 4th

Coloring Easter Eggs

Hooray it's Friday!  I've been waiting for this day all week!  It's just been a very long one and I'm ready to have no commitments for a couple of days. 
 
And it's also time for another Cardz TV Cards challenge.  This week we're creating Easter cards.  Use any icon/symbol or whatever so long as the theme is Easter.
 
For my card I chose to use this adorable bunny that is part of the digital Cricut cartridge Seasonal Characters.  There's only like four or five characters on this cartridge but they're all as cute as can be.
 
My stamped sentiment is from the Happy Days stamp set from Cardz TV Stamps.  And now that you've seen my take on the challenge be sure to check out the other cards our team has created.  Then after you're filled with inspiration create your own Easter card, link up and play along with us.
 
I can't wait to see what you create.

Happy Birthday, Fiesta Style

 
When my youngest (of six) turned 17 last December we took him to dinner at his favorite place - Pepitos.  You see, like me, my son loves to eat Mexican food - even if it is Tex-Mex.  Since we have been dining at this particular location for as long as we have we have built a relationship with our server - Ted.  Every time we go we would request him and then wait until he had a free table for us to sit.  There have been times when we've waited an hour to be sat in his section, but it's always worth the wait because he is that good to us.
 
So it was no surprise that when the guys brought out the birthday dessert (some kind of fried ice cream in a flour tortilla bowl and loaded with chocolate drizzles and whip cream), put the sombrero on Nathaniel's head and then sang Happy Birthday, Ted would take it one step further and have some fun.  I'm just glad I was smart enough to whip out my phone so I could capture it.
 
Of course it wasn't until I saw this new Fiesta Bears file at Marjorie Ann Designs that I thought about scrapbooking the pictures.  These bears are the perfect compliment for these pictures.  Then I also decided to do something a bit different and I used stamps on my layout.  These are all from the Picture That set from Craftin Desert Diva's.

Crawling in the Mud

Happy Tuesday everyone.  Today I have a layout that I'd like to share with you.  This one is another page in my mud run album featuring a picture from the Spartan Sprint I ran with my son last October in Kiln, Mississippi.  I was so excited when I came across this and a couple of other photos that I didn't even realize existed.
 
For this layout I chose to use a couple of different files.  I used the Mud Run file from Little Scraps of Heaven for the wall.  Then I also used the Mud Run file from Marjorie Ann Designs for the boy, girl and splats of mud.  

Initially, the girl was used for crawling through a tire and I thought that would be the perfect cut for crawling out from under a wall like we're doing in the picture.  And since I wanted both a boy and a girl I copy and pasted two of everything except the girl's pony tails.  How perfect is that?
 
After putting my wall together I decided to use one of the Spartan stickers from my stash to 'decorate' the wall similar to what Spartan does.  (Look closed at the picture and you'll see their Spartan painted on the wall.)  Of course mine turned out a bit more oval since my boards are spaced farther apart but that's okay.
 
And there you have it.  Yet another of the many mud run scrapbook pages for filling my album.  Heck I'm almost ready to being a new album.  And not a moment too soon as I currently have two more runs scheduled for May and June........

You Inspire Me

Anyone who has followed my blog long enough knows how much I love a good Mud Run/Obstacle Course Race.  So it should come as no surprise that when this awesome Mud Run file was released by Marjorie Ann Designs last week I was all over it.
 
This is the first project I've made using the file (I have a layout coming soon) and this is a birthday card I made for my daughter who turns 25 this week.  She was the first of my children to want to get out there and try this sport with me and she's come back for more this year already.  So it seemed only fitting that I create a birthday card with this theme for her.
 
The file originally had a boy climbing the wall but with the beauty of these things all I had to do was load the girl holding her statue, delete everything in that file except her hair.  Size her hair to match the boy's hair in the boy climbing the wall file.  Ungroup everything and then select all and regroup then size to what I wanted to cut for the card.  That might sound daunting but I promise it's easy to do.
 
My stamped sentiment is from the Jaded Blossom stamp set titled Fitness Junkie.

Wedding Favors

 
Today I have a quick project to share with you.  My oldest daughter is planning her wedding so when I saw these cute boxes in the Silhouette store I knew I had to make a set to see if she would like to use these as favors for the wedding.  Needless to say both she and her fiancĂ© loved them.
 
There was really nothing special that I used or did to these.  The design itself does all the work.  The only thing I did do was change out paper for vellum to use for the veil cut.
 
The Bride box is Design ID #73084 and the Groom box is Design ID #73083.

You're Eggs-tra Special



Happy Tuesday everyone.  Today I have another Easter card that I'd like to share with you.  This one I  designed by following the sketch that you'll see at the end of my post.  It's one I've had in my arsenal for a while but have not used until now.  I guess I was waiting for the 'perfect' card.
 
For today's card I used the file My First Easter Egg Hunt from Marjorie Ann Designs. 
 
The sentiment is from the stamp set Happy Easter from My Craft Spot (which has recently closed for business.)
 
The skittles I used are from DoubleClick Connections. Sadly it looks like I picked my colors to coordinate with the papers too well because you can't see where the one begins and the other ends in the picture.  I used a shell pink, meadow, and purple twilight.
 
And this is the sketch I followed for this adorable card.