Thursday, April 21, 2011

I hope you are having a wonderful week! I am saying prayers for the part of the country that is targeted for the huge storms today. Oklahoma City is right in the big middle of it and my daughter is an architect there and lives in the City! I am always fearful for her during the spring. Here in the Texas Panhandle we are having beautiful weather for a change and believe it or not ~ NO wildfires! We even have a small chance for rain today and then again on Sunday! I am praying hard for the rain as we haven't had any measurable moisture since my picture right after Thanksgiving of the snow!

I want to thank my friend Marie for awarding me with the "Best Friends Bloggers" Award. Marie can be found at The Joy of Cards. Be sure and stop by her blog as she has the most beautiful creations! You must hop over to Marie's Blog and see the card she has posted today! OMGosh! It is beautiful and she designed it to remind her of her recent trip to Santa Fe, NM. Well, I grew up in Santa Fe and she sure made me homesick with this card! Gorgeous Marie!

There are no requirements attached to this award. It is just an opportunity to recognize and say thank you to the wornderful cyber friends that frequent your blog.
Thank you Marie! You are such a Sweetheart!

Over at Simply Scrapping Crafts we have a brand new Copic Challenge! Melissa Oeters of our Copic Design Team came up with a super challenge this week. The challenge is to create at least 2 (can be more) place cards with a Spring theme. Easy Peasy right? NOT! I tell ya she really made me think outside of my little box! We are having Easter dinner with my son, DIL, and darling granddaughter in their new home this year. My DIL's family is also coming so it is sure to be a fun time. There will be little children so we are having a huge Easter Egg Hunt and I can't wait. It has been quite awhile since we had a little one running around looking for the eggs. My darling granddaughter is 13 but promises me she will help color, hunt, and hide the eggs! Anywho, for the dinner table and for the Copic Challenge I made these little Easter Baskets complete with treats for place cards for everyone. I hope they like them they were a lot of fun to make, once I got outside of my little box! LOL!

The baskets are made with a Stampin' Up Sizzex Bigz XL Die and that cute little tag is part of the die! Isn't that the cutest thing? I cut it out with my Big Shot and decorated it with an Easter Egg Stamp from Magnolia Stamps and the Funny Easter Bunny from The Paper Shelter. I colored both images in pastels so I could also enter these cute little baskets in the Pastel Challenge at Color Me Creative Classroom Challenge Group. I hope you will join me in both challenges as they are a lot of fun and there are great prizes up for grabs!

I am running off to do more creating as I am way behind!

Have a fantastic day!

Praying for your family and mine!

Big Hugs!


  1. Wow! They are adorable. I love both of the designs and think you did an awesome job. Have a great Easter. We have a hunt too, but we have about 10 little ones this year so should be a fun hunt.

  2. Lisa -little baskets are just gorgeous! You did a fabulous job! I think i better get going on my Easter treats!

    Thank you for posting your award.... it looks terrific on your site!

    It was wonderful to hear your story of living in Santa Fe. It truly is beautiful... I would love to go back any time, any occasion!


  3. Hi Lisa,
    very cute little Easter baskets. So yummy.

  4. Hey girl... know I already posted but have not heard from you for awhile. Hope is all going well for you and you are just busy having a blast!
    Marie....... or maybe using that new green machine!! LOL