Saturday, March 13, 2010

Easter Chicks & Two Chicks' Day Out

This week really got away from me, and I didn't get as much crafting done as I'd hoped. I'm looking forward to a relaxing Saturday, though, with just crafting and a good workout at the fitness center on the agenda.

I want to share with you an Easter card I made that was inspired by this week's Crafty Secrets challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. Lori Lynn asked us to use a color blocking technique on our projects. Basically, you take a piece of paper that's smaller than your card front, adhere your main image and your sentiment, cut them out, then use the left over scraps as spaces for additional images or embellishments. Finally, you adhere all of the pieces onto the cardfront with an even amount of space between all of the blocks. This is a really fun technique that would result in different looks and layouts every time you use it.

Here's my card:

Main Image & Sentiment: Crafty Secrets - Easter Creative Scraps
Patterned Paper: 7 Gypsies (fleur de lis); Bo Bunny Press (plaid)
Cardstock: Bazzill (yellow); DCWV (blue)
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Accessories: rubons - Hambly Screen Prints - Doilies; felt rick-rack - Offray; Easter basket charm - A Charming Place

Shannon is on Spring Break this weekend, so yesterday she and I went on a little adventure just the two of us. We went to a local toy store/gardening center, where they have a very elaborate, animated Easter display, then we went to Pat Catan's and did a little craft shopping.

Don't you just love these fun, family traditions?

Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead!


  1. WOW what a fun idea! Looks like a great time with lots to see and share! Shannon looks like she's having a great time and wore the perfect color to go with these pretty spring flowers!! Great tradition ... hope it continues for MANY years to come!

  2. Beautiful card, Marcy! I didn't get one done yet for the challenge--my week's been like that, too--not much time for playing! My kitchen table is clean and clear--what's up with that! Think I better remedy that situation after church today!

    Thanks for sharing the sweet photos of your outing with your baby--lovely!

    Hope you're having a beautiful Sunday!

  3. Love how your card turned out!! Great combo of colors and papers! Glad you were able to squeeze in some fun time : )

  4. Lovin your family photo's! The one in the flower isle makes me L--O--N--G for my Spring bulbs to start sprouting :)
    Some of the photo's are just magical and I bet the kids loved it!
    Your card is sweet and soft :)