Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hide the eggs! (TCPTUES)

Hi there! I hope you all are doing well this week. I have been a busy little bee, getting ready for Easter and organizing/purging all over the house: closets, drawers, bins, etc. "Spring cleaning" as it were. It feels good to get the house in better order, but I have been SOOOOOO busy! I did want to get to this week's TCP Tuesday 155. I haven't gotten to play over there in a couple weeks! Leigh is the hostess this week, and you have got to click on her name there, and go see her A-MAZING, adorable card! So so cute! :) Anyway, it's a sketch challenge this week, and here is the sketch: 
I made my card a long card, or what I call a "legal" sized card, because it fits in a legal sized envelope. It's 3 3/4" x 8 1/2." I needed one more Easter card, so I got to use my VERY favorite TCP Easter set. I decided the long card would be a fun opportunity to stack some things up. In case you haven't noticed, I really like to stack things!  Anyone remember my layered cake card? LOL :) So, I used my oval punch to create some eggs for the mama hen to sit on. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom egg. I made my chicken from a MME yellow gingham paper. For the patterned paper in the background, I used a new piece with musical notes on it and a fancy die-cut border from Sassafrass Lass, too fun! I thought the musical notes would be cute for the bird. This card was just crying out to be sewn on, so I caved and dragged out my sewing machine. I dream of the day I have a space big enough to work where I could leave it out all the time. Not much more to this card, a resin flower and some fun, striped ribbon complete the look. 

I was super thrilled to see my Frosty card featured over at Jingle Belles today! That card made me smile, so I was so glad to see other folks felt the same! :) 

If you pop by regularly & like my work, please consider following? I am ONE MONTH away from my first blog anniversary, and my goal is to have the total # of followers to 60 by that point. I am currently at 48 from all sources, so only 12 to go, I'd LOVE it if you'd join me :)

Well, signing off! Have a wonderful day! xoxox -Noelle

supply list: stamps: TCP; patterned papers: MME and Sassafrass Lass; oval punch and solid cardstock: SU!; striped ribbon: Michaels generic; resin flower: Prima

DUST IT OFF!: I love my trusty oval punch, and it always works overtime at Easter :)


Jenny said...

Really great idea with the egg-stacking on the long card:) I love this set, although it's one I don't have:( Anyway- great card..and I'd sure follow you if I wasn't already! Happy Easter!!

Sylvia said...

That is one terrific Easter card, Noelle! Love that chicken and of course all the eggs! Sending you a message via ColourQ!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Cute and fun!!!!
Thanks for your sweet comment Noelle, appreciated!
Have a blessed Easter! : )

Nancy Thomas said...

What a fun card! Love the chick sitting on top of all those colorful eggs. I'm folling you now.

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gracious, Noelle! This just put the biggest smile on my face! WAY CUTE! TFS!