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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Which Way to Easter Fun?

Happy Monday!  I trust everyone had a good weekend. We have snow and it's almost Easter. I think Mother Nature is having a senile moment. Anyway, I actually have 2 things today.

 First, I will show you the card I have created for the challenge at FCCB. The challenge is to use anything Easter on a project. This card was cut from the Cricut but uses elements from several different cartridges, non of which are Easter related.
The tree is just a scrap of brown paper that I embossed with a wood grain embossing folder and went over the knot with a brown sharpie.
The leaves were cut from green scraps with decorative scissors. The arrows were printed off the computer, cut out and embellished with stickers I have had for umpteen million years. The clouds were sponges with Stampin' Up ink Ballet Blue and a scallop oval. The grass is a border from the roses and rosettes cartridge. The signs and the front ground leaves have been popped up with foam mounting tape.

Now, for the animals. The chick is simply a circle and 2 ovals welded together. The eyes were punched out with a small whole punch. The beak is a triangle and the feet are a flower also from the ribbons and rosettes cartridge. all backed on black paper.

The bunny is also a series of circle and ovals welded together. Again, eyes punched with small whole punch. The ears and face are drawn on with pink marker.

I will post the second project later today. I have some errands I need to run first.

Hope you like! Feel free to leave comments or suggestions!



  1. Love your signs. Great way to make your own animals using the different shapes. Thanks for joining the Easter challenge at FCCB. Kim Ogden

  2. This is so super cute, I love the little scene you created! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!

  3. AWW how cute is your card. So adorable!!

    Thank you for joining us at FCCB.


  4. Cute card! So creative making the chick and bunny from basic shapes welded together!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

  5. What a fun Easter card! Hmmm...I wonder which way to go!

    Happy Easter,
    Carson's Creations

  6. HEHE love the signs! This card is very cute!

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