Happy Easter and
Please, Please, Please Spring….
You are welcome to arrive ANYTIME NOW!
Welcome to the Stamp It Group Easter Blog Hop and Spring in New England! March roared in with 4 Nor’Easters and EASTER Sunday is April 1st. I think Mother Nature’s biggest April fools joke is that Spring is still not here! So with snow still on the ground and other issues that are causing great havoc in my life, I almost didn’t feel up to participating in this months hop. However, I figured I could put something together. Easter is one of my favorite celebrations of family and friends. So I got up this morning and I knew just what I wanted to do. It’s 6am and I have 4 hours to create this post. No biggie, I can do this… I go to pull out the You’re Inspiring stamp set (I bought it just for this blog hop). Wait a minute! Where is it????? I search my stamp shelves, I can’t find it anywhere! I then realize after some searching desperately through my orders, that I didn’t actually order it! Great! Remember that havoc I mentioned… It has struck again. Well now I am committed and I don’t have one stamp that says Happy Easter! Then I thought, maybe you have this same dilemma. Time to go rogue and change it up a bit.
My original plan was to use the Charming Cafe Bundle and that still worked. Instead of the lovely daffodils, I chose the basket from the Hanging Garden stamp set. Nothing makes me happier than when I am hand coloring stamps. I used the Stampin Write Markers to color the Hanging Garden Stamp and the flowers around the outside, but I used the Old Olive Blends pen to color the greenery on the frame. I had planned to use Wonder Wisteria as a card base because I so love the colors of yellow and purple for Easter. Then out of the corner of my eye, I saw the Tutti Frutti Cards and Envelopes on my shelf. My ideas exploded! And just think… You can get these cards and envelopes FREE with any $50 purchase before March 31st! Sale-a-Bration Baby!!!! I went in search of the Lovely Friends stamp set and everything came together. The sentiment is perfect.
I loved that it had a matching envelope. I liked that this message from Charming Cafe, also had a sentiment that added a nice touch to the inside of the card.
I hope you enjoy this card and it gives you options to consider when you don’t have a stamp that says “Happy Easter”. You will find more blog posts to explore other ways to use the Charming Cafe Bundle. Let me know what you think of this card in the comment section below. I love to get your feedback, and Please remember to add #stampitcontest to your comment to be included in this months prize drawing. Enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop.
Congratulations Janet Swofford! Last month’s prize drawing winner!
Leave a comment on this post and include #stampitcontest to be included in this month’s prize drawing!
RAchael Rife says
beautiful card Gigi! Cant wait to see you again 🙂
Gianna Melone says
2 more weeks!!!
Lovely. Absolutely lovely!
Diana McCall says
#stampitcontest Beautiful card.
Love your basket colored with stampin write markers!
Breina Burgin says
Windy Ellard says
Sweet card..lovely coloring! #stampitcontest
Kathi Case says
Lisa Chmiel says
#stampitcontest. So pretty.
Mary Coe says
#stampitcontest. Very pretty card
Michelle Pollard says
Pretty . #stampitcontest
Kelly Jones says
Very nice. It has such a clean feel to it. #stampitcontest
Sabrina Radican says
What a lovely card!! #stampitcontest
I love your card and matching envelope!
Rose Mary Garner says
Rose Thygesen says
Sandy Berghuis says
Awesome card – TFS!
#stampitcontest Pretty card!
Toni Sheehan says
Hanging Garden stamp set is a favorite! #stampitcontest
Eileen Thompson says
Very nice card
Pat Williams says
#stampitcontest – like the card
Sheri Meyer says
This card is so delicate, I love it
Susan Tipton says
Christina Miller says
Beautiful card Gigi! Quick thinking on your part! 😉
Donna Hahn says
Cute card! #stampitcontest
Jane Harrah says
#stampitcontest I love it when a plan falls apart only to force me to create a whole new idea! How very fun. You did a great job. This coming from a Marlboro, mass girl now living in Lewes De!
Kim Sirianna says
Pj Ballew says
Thanks for sharing your talent on this blog hop. lovely card
Karen Piermarini says
Wysteria Wonder is a perfect Easter color.
Sue R says
I really like how framed the main image.
Veronica Meyer says
#stampitcontest I like this card.
Barbara Pendleton says
So beautiful!! #stampitcontest
Laura Kane says
Great card and fun blog hop #stampitcontest
Anita Falcone says
Thanks for sharing your card!
Carol Smith says
Your card is very subtle but warm. #stampitcontest
Carol Smith says
love your card. tyfs #stampitcontest
Bobbi Kuhn says
#stampitcontest Love your card. Good job.
Toni W says
Very sweet card! I wish I had this set now. #stampitcontest
Amy P says
Such a sweet card!
Kathy Beemer says
#stampitcontest Lovely hanging basket card.
Miriam Baker says
Joan Mattie says
#stampincontest Very cute card !
pauline vaughan says
very nice card
Such a sweet card!
Nancy Turley says
I like your beautiful card!
Melanie Morris says
Thinking outside of the box worked – great card!! TFS and Happy Easter!
Mary Galvez Ramolete says
Thank you for sharing your creation!
Donna Lindner says
very pretty card.
Patty Hawkins says
Cheryl Jones says
Great card. Who doesn’t love a bunch of flowers to get us in the Sping mode. #stampitcontest
Mary Burnett says
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Nichole Crawford says
Very pretty card!
#stampitcontest: Very Sweet Card! Love the colors and the sentiment
Robin Poupard says
Very pretty idea. #stampitcontest
Judy Lamm says
Michelle Rickard says
Love, Love, Love your card. Perfect. #stampitcontest
Gloria Morris says
I’m loving this!
Tammy Stoffel says