Table decoration

Here is the finished craft that I made for our church Easter breakfast tomorrow. Since we have a “tomb” on our lawn- with a large cross inside- I went with that as my theme. I think it came out pretty nice. Clay dish and pirate the base. Covered in dirt and sphagnum miss. Pebbles for the path, and tucked a few aloe plants in for greenery. Twigs make the crosses. What do you think?


Easter Centerpiece


easter centerpieceI’m still working on the centerpiece for our church Sunrise Service Breakfast, so that will be shared later.  Here is the centerpiece I made for last years breakfast.  It is so colorful and spring like.  There were many many comments on it. It used the Designer Rosette Die in various sizes and lace doilies  and  Fun Flowers to decorate.   The eggs are from a Dollar Store.


Materials to make this:

Designer Rosette Die- (125594)

Fun Flowers Die  (121812)

Easter Card

easter cardI was busy this weekend making all sorts of Easter things- some for friends and some for my family.  I wanted to send a special card to my Aunt in Florida.  I saw this card on our team website from another demonstrator.  Hers was just beautiful, but had lots of pearls and other decor that would not work in the mail.  I modified so the card was still impressive, but flatter so it would go through the mail ok.

Would you like to get a card like this in the mail?  I know I would!


Supplies to make this card:

Summer Starfruit cardstock,

Ink- Summer Starfruit

Silver glimmer paper,   Tea For Two DSP ( 129311); Flower Trim (126869)

Stamp- Easter Blessings (129183)

Holy Week Crosses and Easter Cards


Holy Week has begun, so today I’d like to share another cross I have made for Easter.  This cross was cased from Betty at Kitty Stamps blog, from several years ago.  I love this, and it is one of my favorite crosses to make at  Easter.  I attached it to a little container made from the purse die.  It helps it to stand alone and you can put a few treats in there to weigh it down.   Don’t you think this is beautiful?


I’d also like to share a different version of the stand alone cross from last week.  A friend asked for one made in purple.  I don’t have a lot of purple papers etc, but I think this fits the bill and that she will be pleased.  What do you think?

purple cross


By the way- the package arrived to my son and his roommates and they were quite thrilled with all the goodies!  They even posted pictures on their facebook pages!  Needless to say, this week I’ll be sending additional goodies for a refill.  (gets them out of my kitchen so I can’t eat them!)

Palm Sunday Cross




Tomorrow is Palm Sunday, and I wanted to make something to place on the table for Holy Week.  I have 2 crosses I will share – one today and the other on Monday.  The first one is a free template that I found online last year from Paper Crafters Sampler. (design by Melanie Schulenberg)  I love the many ways that you can change the look of the cross with designer series papers.  I also love that this has a wedge base so that it stands on it’s own.

You could use this at any time of year just by changing the colors or decoration on the cross.  I used some retired papers from my stash for a look of spring- something that is resisting arrival here in upstate NY. But also wanted the integrity for Palm Sunday.  Perhaps tomorrow, after church when I have some palms I’ll add something to the cross.  Here is the basic cross I made.

Bunny Cupcakes for Easter

cupcakeSpent some time this weekend creating some Easter goodies for my son who is living in Florida.  Since he shares an apartment with 3 others, of course I had to make enough goodies for everyone to enjoy.  So this week, my posts will consist of some of the Easter treats I made for them.

Today, I’m sharing this cute Bunny cupcake.  I saw this in a photo online and spent some time creating my version.  The Bunny is made using the Top Note Die, decorated with various circles and ovals to make a bunny.  I made them “chocolate” for the guys, and white for the girls.

Since the company that used to make these cupcakes has gone out of business, I used a different brand that had individually wrapped treats.  The company had their name placed in the front of the packaging, so I simply placed a little Happy Easter tag over top.

I think the kids will like these little treats- what do you think?  What other characters can you think of to decorate a cupcake topper?

I’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts in the comment section below!