Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Good Friday!

I love Easter! It's the very best holiday... spring is here... birds... flowers... Jesus died for our sins and rose again. What more could one ask for?

The egg was a symbol of the rebirth of the earth in celebrations of spring and was adopted by early Christians as a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus.[1] The egg is symbolic of the grave and life renewed or resurrected by breaking out of it. Like eggs, rabbits and hares are also symbols of fertility.

I have a couple Easter projects for your viewing pleasure. First up, an egg tree -

This one has the same layout as the shamrock tree earlier this month. Ever since I made that one, this one was in my mind. Again I used the tiny egg from the Occasions Collection set, which I had unmounted, trimmed, and mounted on an acrylic block. The little bunny was an add-on; he's so cute! He is stamped twice and popped up. I have to say, if you haven't used these embossing folders, you should try them! They are 'da bomb'! They make such a nice deep impression!

Stamps: Branch Out, Forest Friends, Occasions Collection, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa; Ink: Various Soft Subtles, Chocolate Chip ink & marker; Accessories: Sponge, Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Glue dot, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Big Shot, Ruler, Dimensionals.

I have been decorating my house with Build-a-Bears lately. So of course I needed a bunny bear. These bears are my daughter's favorite.

Paper: Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Whisper White, Delicate Dots DSP, Welcome Neighbor DSP, Sweet Pea DSP; Ink: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Sponge, Scallop Edge punch, Big Shot, and Bear, Beary Essentials, Beary Girl, Beary Hoppy dies.

And yesterday my daughter joined in the fun at an Easter egg hunt in our (finally!) beautiful weather.

Thanks for stopping by!


diane (cookiestamper) said...

cute pics! love those pink boots! Cute cards too!

Tilly said...

great cards and J looks so cute running around with her basket! Love, love the easter egg tree!

Jen Timko said...

I love the egg tree and the pics of your daughter are priceless. Have a happy and blessed Easter!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Too, too cute--and you cards are pretty darn cute, too! ;)

Kelli said...

I like the egg tree. Did you use the SAMJ to make this?