"Ev'ry morning is Easter morning from now on!
Ev'ry day's resurrection day, the past is over and gone!
Good-bye guilt, good-bye fear, good riddance! Hello Lord, Hello sun!
I am one of the Easter people! My new life has begun!"
I remember singing this song in church on Easter morning and then for several following Sundays. With the exception of, "Morning Has Broken," it is one of my favorites for springtime! Written by Richard Avery and Donald Marsh in 1967, one cannot help but feel a spirit of hope and renewal when singing this uplifting tune.
Ahhh, Spring must be on its way since today is Easter Sunday. It's a perfectly beautiful, warm Spring day here and the screen door is open. Winter, however, hasn't decided to take her leave just yet - a mix of rain and snow is predicted for tomorrow!
When I saw the stamp set, "Easter Blessings" from The Craft's Meow, I fell in love with the beautiful script fonts, sentiments, and silhouette spring animals. I can imagine using this set for a variety of Spring cards. After I made the first card, I decided to make three more, each one using a different color ribbon and base - I do enjoy changing things up a bit!
I rarely wind up with a card that qualifies for clean and simple (CAS), but I think I managed to stop before it was too late this time - I enjoy adding too many embellishments, and before I know it, CAS has been replaced with all kinds of things! I am still wondering if a sprinkling of gemstones or pearls might have been nice. See, there I go...
Since this week's cue card at Casology is "hope," I am entering this design in their challenge. The message of hope is included on the inside sentiment, and Easter is the representation of hope and renewal, of all things made new.
Here are the pastel creations all lined up in a row. Just looking at these colors together has me thinking about flowers to plant in the baskets next month; the one for the front porch just may have to be entirely pastels with some lacy ferns and baby's breath mixed in!
Here are some individual photos along with a peek of the inside:
I pray for each of you a holy, blessed Easter, filled with the renewal and hope this day brings. May it be so. Happy Easter!
Materials: Paper: Neenah Solar White, Bazill Basics SeaWater, Hero Arts Carnation Layering Papers, PTI Lemon Tart; Ink: PTI Lemon Tart, Memento Angel Pink,Summer Sky and Dandelion, Versafine Black; Stamps: The Crafts Meow "Easter Blessings"; Other: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Punch, Ribbon from the stash.