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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Morning Has Broken!

"Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dew fall, on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass."
-- Mark Stevens

"Morning has broken." Rebirth, renewal and re-creation are upon us once again. Indeed, this is one of my favorite songs on Easter Sunday as we celebrate our risen Savior. We awoke to a snowy Easter Sunday this morning here in the Midwest, big, fat, fluffy flakes silently descending upon the waiting earth. It was quite the sight to behold since our winter had been so mild. And by this afternoon, a bit of warming and glorious bright sunshine, so fine for this day of celebration!

I'm sharing a fun little Easter card I made this year. I wanted to do something "cute" since I just received the Simon Says Stamp set, "Melody's Easter." A set filled with cute!

The background for the sheep and bunny was cut from the My Favorite Things "Stitched Arch Stax," distressed, and flicked with some water from a paint brush to add depth. The animals were spot colored with Prismacolor pencils and the sheep was paper pieced with some paper run through an embossing folder for a bit of texture for her fur. The bunny's and sheep's feet were coated with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents for some shine and sparkle. I clear embossed the sentiment on patterned paper from the Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit, my first kit. I'm looking forward to using those cute Peeps bunnies on some spring cards yet this season. A few sequins from the kit added a bit of springtime bling. Several Simon Says products on this card, so I'm entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #41, "Anything Goes."

I hope each of you has had a most joyous and blessed Easter filled with hope and renewal. And, maybe, just a bit of chocolate, too! 


Paper: Neenah Solar White; Bazzill; Echo Park "Spring"
Ink: PTI "Limeade Ice" "Lemon Tart"; Ranger "Abandoned Coral"; Versafine Black
Dies: MFT "Stitched Arch Stax"
Stamps: SSS "Melody's Easter"
Other: SSS March Card Kit; We R Memory Keepers Embossing Folder "Woven"; Prismacolor Pencils; Wink of Stella
          Glossy Accents; WOW Clear Embossing Powder


  1. So many great details!! First of all, the photos are amazing. Early spring snow does have a certain beauty; large flakes, short lived. The card is adorable. Love the plaid, love the dotted sheep. Morning has Broken has special meaning in our family, too. We had dinner for two after all when our expected company became too sick for church or dinner. I had set the table for company before she called, so we just enjoyed it ourselves. Happy Easter, Sally! Happy spring!

  2. Happy Easter Sally, your photos are lovely. Early Easters always have the threat of snow in the midwest. Your card is adorable. I love the added texture on your sheep...too cute.

  3. Hope you had a lovely Easter, Sally. The tulips with snow is such a wonderful photo--glad it melted, though! That is one adorable card--love the plaid, the ink blending, that arch die cut & oh those animals!

  4. such a darling card Sally - wonderful photos - we had snow too but lots of sun made the day.

  5. Sweet Easter card, Sally, and I love your tulip photos!


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