Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Easter Cards 2012

I know it's been way too long since the last time I posted anything and for that, I am so very sorry. The past several months have been very difficult and trying at times, and it seems that life has been really testing my strength recently. But, in spite of everything that's come my way, I still have so very much to be grateful and thankful for, and that I am.

With that being said, on to happier things... Easter cards :)

I have always considered myself more of a "scrapbooker," but I think I've spent this last year creating more cards, then I did creating layouts or mini albums. Not only do I feel that it's less stressful and less intimidating, but I also feel that with a simple, handmade card, I can hopefully brighten a lot more days for the special people in my life :) So please forgive me if my blog starts to seem "bombarded" with card posts :)

I really enjoyed making these cards. I've been so SUPER "obsessed" lately with purchasing digital images from etsy. Being a typical hoarder, I found that with digital images, I'll never run out of that special paper or image, so I'm not "afraid" to use "my favorites" hehe! These images are from the famous Iralamija (aka Beatriz Jennings)... I totally love her! I love her shabby chic style and totally adore her creations! If you haven't shopped at her etsy, you don't know how much your missing out on! I advise anyone who loves shabby chic to check her out.

Another obsession of mines is my Karla001 goodies. I'm totally in love with her pearl trims , crystal sprays, and porcelain flowers. I find myself using them in every thing I create. I think they're the perfect fininshing touch! I love using flowers of different textures on my projects, so Karla's porcelain flowers are always on my shopping list!

Other items I used to create these cards are some I Am Roses flowers, PTI card stock, seam binding, Maya Road shabby trim, vintage lace from my stash, crochet flowers, Prima lace, MFT stamps, PTI burlap string, and mini paper doilies.

Thank you to all of you who have "hung in there" with me even with my total lack of posting. I appreciate the love and support of our crafting community and I am so very happy to be back. I know I'm a "little" early but, Happy Easter to everyone and may you all have a wonderful Easter holiday with your family and friends!

Some supplies used to create my Easter Cards:
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