Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Blessed Easter!

Happy Easter, Authentique Fans! I want to wish you a blessed Easter! If you do not have a church home, and need some uplifting messages, please visit my home church online, Calvary Chapel Oceanside! There is a ton of material to watch and listen to, including some wonderful messages from our senior pastor, Dan Leitz. We are going to be doing a week-long Holy Week celebration starting at 7PM Sunday, April 5th through Friday, April 10th. These Bible studies will be archived so that you can watch them at your convenience. Check the church website for links and details! 

My family is doing well. As you may already know, I am a homebody by nature, and an introvert, which means that my daily routine is much the same as always! My husband has worked from home for over 10 years, so when he's not traveling for work, he is here 24/7. Since he currently has a travel ban in place, he is in his home office...or he's tackling some of the many home projects that need doing! What a blessing!

My younger son lives at home and attends college full time. He is has started doing his classes online now, but after 18 years of homeschooling, I am used to having him under my feet! My older children are sheltering in place at their own homes, but both are able to work from home and they both have roommates, so they are not 100% isolated, praise God.  

I am still in the studio part of each day, as always! I am trying to create some cheerful projects to share!

I have been creating home decor panels for you. I love seasonal decor, and enjoy having a new panel sitting on my desk for each new season or holiday! See the full list of panels below!
Today I have this lovely pink and chocolate panel to share, using the Cottontail Collection! I love the cheery pinks, and who doesn't love a bit of chocolate?!
This 6" x 6" chipboard-wrapped home decor panel is so fun to make! If you would like to see more information, and see a tutorial for making a panel for yourself, check out the original tutorial HERE. The basic concept is the same for every panel, but by changing the size of paper strips and adding different images and sentiments, you get a NEW panel every time!
For this version, I I stayed simple, and just used the lovely paper and some sweet pink flowers to showcase the sentiment!
The sentiment is a digital stamp that I designed a few years ago. You are welcome to use it, too! Just right click on the image and save it to a folder. Then you can open it in your favorite software and print it onto cardstock, in any size you wish!
I love how this wrapped panel looks! It is so pretty sitting on my desk! I lovely breath of spring in this uncertain time!
If you want to make some pretty decor for your desk, here is a list of all the panels in the series. As you can see, there are more panels to come!

Winter - Frosted Collection
Valentine's Day - Love Notes Collection
Spring - Dreamy Collection
St. Patrick's Day - Dublin Collection
Easter - Cottontail Collection
Mother's Day
Father's Day
4th of July
Back to School
Halloween - Twilight Collection
Thanksgiving - Gracious Collection
Christmas - Nostalgia Collection

Thanks for looking!

Authentique Supplies Used:

Cottontail Collection: 12x12 paper

Additional Supplies Used:  

Cardstock: WorldWin Natural
Chipboard: Grafix
Paper flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Dies: Cheery Lynn bow, My Favorite Things stitched circles, Spellbinders regular circles
Digital stamp: Gloria Stengel Designs
Paper brads: Craftwork Cards iCandy
Adhesive: Scor-tape, ATG tape, hot glue, foam dots


  1. Lovely Easter card, Gloria...especially like your combination of papers for this card. tfs...Happy healthy.