Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter!

I can't believe it's been over a week since I've last posted! Sorry, but I've been really busy here! Tomorrow will be the third party I've hosted at my house since Monday, St. Patty's Day! My MIL broke her arm, so I hosted St. Patty's Day at my house. She always makes reuben sandwiches for us and my SIL and her family. It's a tradition with my husband's family. We made 24 sandwiches that day for nine of us! And, of course, last weekend I was making sure my house was clean...washing floors, woodwork, you know, the traditional *spring cleaning*! Then on Thursday, I had my family over for my mom's 79th birthday! And tomorrow, just my in-laws and my mom are coming over for dinner. Right now I'm making my late grandmother's cheesecake. It's more of an old-fashioned cheesecake made with a yeast dough and farmer's cheese and cottage cheese for the topping. It is my all-time favorite dessert! I'll take a picture of it when it's done and post the recipe. It's out-of-this-world (at least in my opinion)! Gram would be proud that I'm keeping up the tradition. I only make it at Easter and Christmas, like Gram did. Anyway, that's what has been going on with me!
This is the Easter card I made for my mom and my in-laws. It's similar to this one I posted earlier, but I fancied it up a bit with the ribbon and made it bigger. I always make bigger cards for the in-laws and Mom! This stamp is from Paper Inspirations called Easter Basket. I stamped it in chocolate chip on vanilla and used Prismacolor pencils to color it. The dp is Basic Grey's Two Scoops. The sentiment is from another Paper Inspirations unmounted set called Chick on an Egg and is stamped in close to cocoa. Here is a card I made with that set. I used the scalloped rectangular nestabilities to cut out the sentiment and ran it through again to emboss it. I sponged the edges with pretty in pink ink. The other cardstock is SU's barely banana and pretty in pink. The ribbon (which is Offray satin ribbon, I believe, from Walmart) was first just wrapped around the panel and then I took another piece, made a bow, then attached it with mini glue dots.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Easter everyone!
Stamps: Paper Inspirations (Easter Basket and Chick on a Egg)
Paper: Barely banana and pretty in pink (SU); Two Scoops (Basic Grey)
Ink: Chocolate chip, close to cocoa, pretty in pink
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, nestabilities, ribbon, dimensionals, dauber for shading, mini glue dots


Jean said...

Sounds like you were very busy for St. Patty's day, great card!

LeAnne said...

This card is unbelievable! I thought it was something computer-generated! I have never seen these stamps before, but they are awesome! You did a wonderful job on this!!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Beautiful card!
Enjoy your family (& food). ;) I love traditions that revolve around food. LOL.


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