Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter - Because of Him

I hope all of you are having a beautiful Easter Sunday!  As I look back on some of the events of this past year in my family . . . my Father-in-law passing away and my sister battling cancer . . . .  Jesus' life, and especially His resurrection, have given me much needed hope and comfort.

In July it will be one year since we found out that my little sister had breast cancer.  We have cried many tears together and alone and have prayed for her daily.  I don't get to see her as much as I would like since she lives in Texas and I live in Utah.  But, I had the wonderful opportunity of staying with her and her family to help out for a week while she had Chemo.  She has 4 little ones and I enjoyed spending that time getting to know them better!  It has been a difficult year for her and her family, but this week she finishes the last of her radiation treatments.  Yay!  She is an amazing lady and I love her very much!

Produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

John 20:11-17

11  But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,
12  And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
13  And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.
14  And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
15  Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

The Savior lives and the resurrection is real.

Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

DT Post by Karen - Adorable Puppy Dog Birthday!

Happy Saturday, everyone! This is Karen from Kaleidoscopic Sparkles to quickly share a birthday card with you! I pray everyone has a blessed Easter tomorrow. :o)

While not an Easter project, it is actually a perfect time to share this! It is made to bring love, light, and hope to a child suffering far more than he ever should. Whimsically designed, yet filled with healing divine light.

What little boy doesn't love a sweet puppy, right? :o)

This cutie pie is a cut file from KaDoodle Bug Designs. I used bright and cheerful papers from Doodlebug Designs, surrounding the pup with a paw print frame from the Silhouette Online Store. I wanted it to be like he was frolicking through the adorable tree-filled park. :o)

I love the circular sentiments Kimberly offers and Stamping All Around Spring is one of my favorites! I paired the fun birthday greeting with one of the gorgeous metal dies from Tiny Doilies 2. For a final festive touch, I topped the puppy's party hat with a pom made from Maraschino twine. I resisted the urge to add a plethora of sparkles since this is for a little boy, but I did sneak in some sparkling Core Couture paper for the paw prints and twinkling eyes. :o) 

Nestled beneath the celebratory doggie bone are five little hearts, cut out with the versatile Scrapping Life Cards Metal Dies. It's fun finding places to tuck a little extra love within projects. :o)

For further information about this card and its precious recipient, zip on over to my blog! Thank you for visiting and have a Happy Easter! :o)

Friday, April 18, 2014

DT Post by Gwen - Cute Easter Treat Idea!

Hi everyone, this is Gwen from This and That by Gwen with a quick Easter treat for you.

If you need to make a bunch of super quick Easter treats, this is the one for you.  These hold one nugget piece and are just so cute.  They are from the Silhouette Store.  The fun little yum stamp on the front of them is from the Tasty Treats stamp set from My Craft Spot.  

The eyes are brads and the paper is Bo- bunny and American Crafts.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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DT Post by Kate - Cute Fisher Bear!!

Hello crafters!  This is Kate from Small Bits of Paper and I'm delighted to be sharing a fun little birthday card with you today.

The sweet little "fisherbear" is a file purchased from the Silhouette store (#43388).  I created the little mat using Scrapping Life Cards metal dies and Fancy Edges metal dies.  The little jagged edge is so fun for projects like this!  I also added some tabs behind the mat.  These were cut with Tiny Banners and Toppers metal dies and then topped with some fun enamel dots.

The sweet little "Happy Birthday" is from the Banner Sentiments stamp set and it is stamped on the small cut from Ribbon Banners (Arched) metal dies set.

Look!  He wobbles!

This week's challenge is all about banners and tags.  We'd love to have you join in on the fun too!  Happy crafting!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Winners from Challenge #132 - Happy Easter!

We so much enjoyed looking at all of your amazing Easter projects!  Thanks for joining the fun!!

We have a winner (randomly picked) from last weeks challenge!

Congratulations #41 - Tracy MacDonald!

You won the Jute Twine!


Click HERE to see all of the gorgeous colors of Jute at My Craft Spot!

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Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

DT Post by Sherrie - 3D Nail Polish Box!

Hi Everyone!
This is Sherrie from Sherrie Scraps with Passion and I have a fun project to share with you today using My Craft Spot's Simply Sentiments stamp set.

I was checking out the files at My Scrap Chick and found this cute file I just had to make :)
 It is called the Nail Polish Bottle and Cap Trio

Isn't this just a fun 3D box??

I kept it the size the file downloaded in because I wanted to be able to put a couple small bottles of fingernail polish inside, a file and maybe even a gift card. 

The pattern paper is from Paper Studio and I embossed the layers with the Divine Swirls folder for a little texture along with some inking of the edges with TH victorian velvet.

The tag is My Craft Spot's Tiny Doilies 2 metal die and stamped the sentiment with the Simply Sentiments stamp set.  I wrapped some fun tulle around it, tied a bow along with black Jute String bow and a pretty flower to the center.

As you can see, the perfect size for adding a fun little gift inside. :)  It would make a cute party favor idea for a birthday or bridal shower, don't you think?

To see more information, please visit my blog at:
Sherrie Scraps with Passion 

Thanks for stopping and have a GREAT day! 
Sherrie K
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