My granddaughter, Hannah, gave me some polka-dotted paper out of a pad she got on clearance at WalMart. She knows I am a sucker for polka dots… just love ’em! My taste is a little too fluffy for her; she was after the very retro patterns in the paper pad.
I also love chocolate brown together with pink. So a color theme was born.
When I was wandering through Hobby Lobby awhile back, I saw these adorable sheep stickers. I seldom use stickers but these were just so doggone cute! And all the Hobby Lobby brand Easter stuff was 50% off. What could it hurt? If I didn’t use them, my other granddaughter, Jade, and her little girl friends who live across the street from me most certainly would. But the idea for a brown and pink card with a sassy sheep on it niggled at my mind.
When I finally sat down with those three elements, things came together nicely. The additional elements were minimal. Layering was kept to a minimum for mailing purposes… I even took the fat foam dot off of the back of the sheep. (It seemed pretty dimensional on its own.) Then touched up its bow and added lips!
This card and a box of Godiva Truffles will accompany my oldest two daughters and each of their daughters, my sweetie grandgirls, on their drive to Disney World on Easter Sunday. This will be 9 year-old Jade’s first time and she is so excited she can barely sleep. Even Hannah, who is 18 this month and has been to Disney World many times, took time off from work so she could revisit her childhood favorite. The two girls get along beautifully despite their age difference and Hannah’s greatest joy will be showing Jade all her favorite spots.
It will be quiet back here at home but I will be soothing myself with a box of Graeter’s Opera Creams that I ordered online for our Easter Sunday goody. I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio where Graeter’s became a legend for their ice-cream and other confections. Most trips to our local mall ended with an ice-cream cone from Graeter’s. I don’t find Opera Creams here in the south so I have to import them from Ohio now and then to satisfy my craving for a candy I particularly loved back in the day.
I hope you all have a joyous and delightful Easter. Don’t forget to cater a little bit to your inner child. And, please, leave me a comment. I love it so… Blessings & Hugs, ya’ll…
Paper: Recollections and Recollections 4 x 5 1/2 envelopes, No-name dotted paper from WalMart. Ink: Distress Ink Pads and Markers in Milled Lavender and Worn Lipstick. Dies & Punches: Sizzix Scalloped Ovals, Lawn Fawn Grassy Border, WaltzingMouse Easter and a Fiskars Flower punch. Others: Hobby Lobby Easter Stickers, Cotton Candy Stickles.