Saturday, April 07, 2012

Blessed Easter!

For my family Easter is a time to celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. We focus on that during this Holy Week. However, for most of my life the "Easter Season" also ushered in the coming of spring. My new life in Christ is mirrored by the new life in nature. God reminds us of the new life we have in Him!

Here in southern California, we have spring - it's not the same as the coming of spring in other parts of the world, but still..

Here is a photo of the peach tree in my backyard. It's actually past the bloom now, but this is what it looked like about a week ago!

I love flowers. (Hate to garden, however!) I also love to make flowers from paper! Here is a small canvas I made, using Spellbinders die templates.

The canvas is 4x4 inches. I want to warn you, not all adhesives will stick to a canvas! You have to try different things. I normally use a glue product like Mod Podge to adhere paper to a canvas.

Once the base paper was glued to the canvas, I used regular tape runner and foam tape to attach the rest of the paper.

I used the Leafy Squares templates to make a lattice pattern.

My favorite Spellbinders template (currently) is the Bittly Blossoms set! The set makes small, rolled flowers! Love!

I love flowers, and I also really enjoy having birds in the yard. We have some nesting birds in our backyard, but we also have a fountain in the front yard. It's normally very dry here and we are not near a fresh water source. That makes our fountain a congregating spot for lots of little birds! I love to watch them play in the fountain.

Anyway, here is a card I made for Spellbinders. I love this birdhouse stamp from JustRite Stampers.

I colored the image with Copics and then cut it out with a circle die template. The Tear Drop Circles create a nice mat for my little houses. The rickrack on the side...I made that by nesting two sizes of the Square Swatches template!

There you have some spring projects! Thanks for looking.

John 3:15-21

"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved."

"He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who lives by the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”

The Canvas:
Spellbinders Supplies:
S4-111 Classic Scalloped Ovals LG
S4-112 Classic Ovals SM
S4-332 Leafy Squares
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur® Machine

Preferred Partner Products:
Waltzingmouse, Spring Baskets Stamps
Want2Scrap, Pink Pearls

Cross Promotional Partner Products:
Echo Park Paper Co, Little Girl Raspberry, Victoria Gardens 6 x 6" Pad Patterned Paper
WorldWin Papers, Treasures White Cardstock
Clearsnap, ColorBox Decades Graphic 45 Antique Moss Antiquing Ink

Other Supplies:
Liquid Glue; Glitter Glue; White Satin Ribbon; Tape; Hot Glue; Artist Canvas

The Card:
Spellbinders Supplies:
S4-114 Standard Circles LG
S4-235 Fancy Tags One
S4-346 Labels Twenty-Two
S4-344 Tear Drop Circles
S4-342 Square Swatches
Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur® Machine

Preferred Partner Products:
JustRite Stampers, Bird Houses Set Stamps
Flourishes, Tag Lines Stamps

Cross Promotional Partner Products:
Jillibean Soup, Pasta Fagioli Romano Cheese, Blended Beans Patterned Paper
Bazzill Basics Paper, Canvas Texture Raven, Starmist Cardstock
Clearsnap, ColorBox Ice Blue, French Blue Fluid Chalk Ink, Ink Applicator
Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker, Burlap Buttons
Creative Impressions, Sheer White Dot Ribbon
Glue Dots

Other Supplies:
White Cardstock; Black Ink; Markers; Blue Pearls; Tape


  1. Easter Blessings to you and yours...
    Love your creations Gloria, your flowers on the canvas are is your card.

  2. Amen! He is risen! Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday
    Beautiful cards, Gloria. Love the dies you've used, absolutely gorgeous!

  3. He has risen indeed :)

    happy easter girlfriend!!!

    your card is beautiful and i am loving the canvas. going to try me one soon. thanks for the tips while i was down, now i know what to use on them :)

  4. Love this canvas Gloria! It is so gorgeous! I want to try one of these. Gotta find me some small canvases!