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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Thankful Hearts at Easter

Today is Easter. For some it is a day for family, for a special dinner, for Easter eggs and candy and Easter baskets. For others, it is a day of renewing their faith with the hope and joy that is promised them. However you celebrate Easter, I hope you enjoy the day.
I am enjoying a visit from my son and his family. Now that they live in another state, I see how fast they are growing and maturing. I also see my newest grandson making room to grow in my DIL's body as he gets ready to meet his family in August. Yep, I'm going to be a grandma again, and I am thrilled!
I am so thankful today for my growing family, for my husband and daughter who share my home with me, for my sisters and mom who live within walking distance. I am thankful for having had a lifetime of love from my gram, who gently fell into God's arms this Holy week, ad hope I can make an impact on the lives of my grandkids as much as she had made one on me.
I am also thankful for the time, space and talent to craft. When I create, I focus on technique, on color, on design. It is my Zen time. Everyone needs Zen time, time to find some peace from a busy and stressful life, time to look within for the muse, time to use the inspiration given freely by others.
I am especially thankful for all the talented artists who offer up a little piece of their souls in their projects, from which I learn and expand my own talents. And that's why this Thank You card is for you, my readers today. I know who you are from your blog posts, pins and challenge cards.
My card features a digi image from Meljens called Zombie Stella. She was peeking out from under a pile of leftover papers, and hypnotized me into using her. I used three pieces of patterned paper from my stash (on top of the image) for my card base. I colored her with Copics, adding a tiny bit of shimmer with some glitter gel pens, and popped her onto a paper doily I sprayed with my homemade shimmer mist (alcohol & dried up kids' markers and Pearl X).
I wanted more of a border for the narrower strips of patterned papers, so I added a string of pearls and some feathery fiber. My acrylic heart reads Thank You. I found a bag of them with gossamer ribbon at the dollar store in the wedding section- 12 for a dollar- can't beat the price! I finished my card off with a few scattered jewels.
And I made it JUST FOR YOU!!

So, today I have some rubber from Simply Betty Stamps. In order to be in the draw today, tell me where you get your inspiration. Is it Pinterest? Blogs you are following? Challenges you enter? Or something, somewhere or someone else? Comment below please (inquiring minds, or at least mine, want to know!).
Challenges I am Enering:
Card & Scrap - Spring or Easter
Crafty Calendar challenges - Add a Sentiment (Thank You)
Hiding in my Craft Room - Think Spring!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes


Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely loving your fun, bright and cheerful Easter Card. So pleased you are celebrating Easter with your precious family.
Lol, I get inspired mostly by my crafty Facebook friends and of course the variety of digi images I use on my cards is also a fresh starting point for each card design.
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Great job on your Easter card with lots of texture and interest. I love to get ideas from PinInterest, Splitcoatstampers weekly videos and also some tips from Paper Wishes on their weekly webisodes.
Virginia Montana

Carol L said...

How perky! I can see Stella popping out for Halloween also. I get most of my inspiration from Pinterest.

Linda W. said...

Love your Easter greetings dear! Wishing you all the love we can send. Love your Easter card too!

With the renewal of our Baptismal vows this morning and a lovely country service, we are alive again in Christ!

Nikki C said...

Such a fun card and Happy Easter
I get my inspiration from all over the web pinterest is a great place to see new ideas. I sometimes use challenges to get layout ideas and such, also it could just be the image that inspires me also

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for your comments on my blog.

Shell B. said...

Wonderful fun card Pat, Happy Easter to you and your family!
Inspirations comes from how I want an image to come out,.... sometimes cruising blogs or challenges for ideas.

Shell B = )

Anne Bente said...

wawwww så super flot ♥

10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

knuzzzz ♥

Jennifer Bradley said...

Great fun card, love the colours, thanks for joining our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and hope you will join us again soon. Jennifer DT member

ike said...

What a super little character that is and a fun card. :-) I hope you have a great Easter.

IKE xx

Wheelie Crafty said...

Awesome, Card Hunni, I love how happy your card looks Pat...

Thank you so very much for entering our 1st Challenge we really appriecate so much...

Rhonda DT

Anonymous said...

Hi and thank you for joining us at creative artiste, your card is fantabulous. good luck

Kerry Atherton said...

Awesome colours!!! Nice and cheerful ..Love it!!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Congrats on reaching 100!! Woo hoo!!

teri reed said...

Super darling layout, nice and bright, thanks so much for playing along with us over at Creative Atrtiste Challenge Blog❤️❤️❤️

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Another sweet creation Pat.

I loved your post from top to bottom. I'm glad that you got to spend Easter surrounded by love ones and a little love one to come! I'm sure you ARE a wonderful grandmother making your own sweet gran very, very proud. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

As far as inspiration, it comes from EVERYWHERE. The web, other blogs and design sites, book jackets, tv, nature--everywhere I look, I can find inspiration.


Oh and I see you've made the 100 mark. Congrats my friend.

SirisKort said...


Takk for at du deltar hos CardAndScrap

Siri DT

Kathy said...

Wonderful post! I take most inspiration from challenges or pinterest, although once in a while inspiration just strikes me!

Susan Slomski said...

Love the card. I get inspiration for everywhere, FB, groups I am in, Pinterest, even walking in the card isle of the local store. I even get inspiration from non-card items. Sometimes I see something that appeals to my eye (example would be material for sewing) and I try to analyze why it appeals to me so much. Is it the texture? Pattern? Colors? I will try and do that feature in a card.

Wheelie Crafty said...

Hi Pat could you please contact me about you gorgeous, project you entered at Creative Artiste, please Hunni...

Seafield Jo said...

What a fun card.

Thanks for joining in with our latest challenge at Crafty Calendar.

Jo x

Lynda said...

Gorgeous project, love all the texture and the image is adorable x Thankyou so much for joining us over at Creative Artiste Lynda GDT xx

Becka B said...

Lovely project and so fun xx

Becka B - DT For

LChippy76 said...

((( F U N ))) Card!!!
I get Inspired by FB Crafty sites/friends!!!