Monday, March 11, 2013

He Has Risen and There's Candy in the Yard!!!

Easter Sunday is one of my favorite times of the year. Growing up, our church always had the best sermons and music and the alter was always FILLED with Easter Lilies.  After the service was over, all the little kids, myself included, would head to the front of the church, boys in their suits and girls in their little frilly dresses and shiny shoes, to pick out one potted Lily for our moms.  I remember my eyes widening as I scanned the mass of beautiful flowers, waiting to find JUST the perfect one.  As I got a little older, I got smarter and started scanning from the pew during the sermon.  When the pastor would call us down, boy oh boy, did ruffles go flying as I zoomed down the aisle, my eyes honing in on the one I'd already pre-selected! 
Years later when I got married, my husband and I decided on April and when we were making the arrangements, we asked the pastor if he would mind keeping up the flowers from the Easter Service. He was more than happy to comply and viola, beautiful alter already decorated and WOW what a cost saver!
 Just a tip for those possibly thinking about about weddings. 
So in honor of this wonderful holiday, I've had the pleasure of making an Easter card that represents my second favorite element...Chocolate and Easter Egg Hunt!!  As you can see, there's no chocolate eggs here, per say...I didn't want it misconstrued that they might not be eggs.... ;)
Thank you to Regina from the Cutting Cafe for providing the DT with the adorable files.
Here's what I've used for my card:
The file also comes with sentiments and accessories!!
So hop on over to the Cutting Cafe and check out the wonderful makes from my teammates and be sure to see ALL the amazing cut files that Regina has for Easter. Remember, you don't need to have a cutting machine to make these, they are easily hand cut as well. 

Hugs n' Hoppy Crafting,
Lisa xx

42 comments:

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

Holy Cuteness Lisa! I love this & I love your childhood memory, so sweet! My boys will still "Hunt" for eggs, one is 15 & the other is 11... can you believe that silliness? but they love it

Lisa S. said...

Love your Easter project L2! Easter is a fave holiday of mine as well and I think it's a great time of the year to marry. Your post brought back so many happy memories. Life was definitely more simple then and I miss those days.

Do hope all is well with you and sorry for being a slacker in my commenting lately. You know the reason why but I miss my daily visits here. Hope you have a wonderful week full of crafty fun!
Hugs,
L1 xx

Sonia said...

Fabulous craft scene^_^I adore your cute bunnies,they are so sweet^_^
Big hug my friend,
Sonia

Marie Gamber said...

How super adorable! I know what you mean..... Loved all the lilies on the alter too! And yes - chocolate came a close second! LOL
You lcard with the bunny easter egg hunt is adorable! Did you use you cameo? soooooo cute.
Hugs, my friend,
Marie

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my goodness Lisa, this is adorable! I love every single detail!!

Tammy said...

I remember vividly wiggling in my seat because the frilly dress itched! Beautiful card and thanks for the walk down memory lane!

Dr Sonia S V said...

This is super adorable! The grass looks fabulous
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts School Projects

Shahrul Niza said...

LOL. LOVE your flying ruffles story as much as your cute Easter card here!!. Must be fun growing up, picking pretty eggs and daffodils at holidays. HUGS.

Desire Fourie said...

Lisa this is such a wonderful fun Easter creation. The bunnies are adorable.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Regina Easter said...

this is drop dead cute cute cute cute................love it........

Dora said...

Awww this is stunning Lisa :) What a fun fun card ... love the style and those bunnies are so so cute :) Wanted to say also sorry for not being around lately. .. trying to do some catching up today!

Chrissy said...

What a cute card Lisa, love the grasses and cute bunnies and the little chicken..fabulous Easter creation..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Patricia St Martin said...

OMGoodness Lisa this is just adorable. So much fun. Love the bunnies, chick, grass and the sentiment with with the bunny ears.
Hugs, Patricia

Sherrie K. said...

Wowzers....this is amazing! I love all the adorable Easter bunnies! So many elements-love it~

Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Annie said...

What a fabulous make Lisa. I love Easter too and those bunnies are so cool.

I am sure the will find the eggs soon!!

Crafty hugs

Annie x

Anita Houston said...

These bunnies have my heart! Love them! Fabulous project for a class...hint hint!

Tracy said...

You are finding some of the cutest cuts to use for your projects. Good thing you didn't use the chocolate on there cause knowing you that's exactly what I would have thought it was. LOL We have some friends who actually went out and got some real rabbit poop from the woods to prove to their kids the Easter Bunny had been there. :-) You know us hicks, we gotta keep it real. Hugs!

Laurart said...

LOVE this! I haven't made any easter themed things yet so you have inspired me to get a move on...I have to make easter bonnets for the kids school easter competition...I see a lot of glue and mess ahead of me! Lots of love and hugs Laura xxxxxxx

Kelly Neis said...

Love your story, my kids can relate to the same experience, I grew up in a different religeon with no celebrations. I celebrate now with the kids, so much fun! I love your bunnies against the fence, so cute and I would use this as a decoration. I love the textures and patterns you used to make them. So sweet!
Hugs Kelly

Paper Profusion said...

FABULOUS piece Lisa! I too wore those frillies on a Sunday! Not only that, but Saturday night meant curlers in my hair overnight for bouncy curls at Sunday mass with a big bow on top!! Oh I cringe at the thought! Nicola x

Karon said...

A gorgeous creation Lisa - I love all the elements you have included and the layers are fabulous. TFS

Chris said...

Growing up Easter was always a favorite for me too. Getting to wear the new hat and the pretty colors - not to mention the goodies at home. Your card and post brought back such good memories.
those bunnies are adorable and your card is perfect.

Shari Nelson said...

Just adorable!

Deloris said...

Love your adorable Easter scene!

Sandy said...

He has risen indeed!!! Praise be to God!
I bet you had a gorgeous wedding ceremony full of wonderful memories of growing up.
Very cute card Lisa!
Sandy

ScrapSoon said...

What a fun and unique card this is.
I love the fence you have made.
also the little chicken pops outof the grass.
Great JOB!!!

Have a great day
ScrapSoon

Angi Barrs said...

WOWZA! This is fabulous!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

This is Beautiful. Your details are amazing. I am ready for spring now.. :)

Margaret said...

Love this! The bunny face in the E and all the hidden eggs are so wonderful! We'll just pretend they are solid chocolate inside the pretty shells! Heck, let's just make the bunnies chocolate too!!
But seriously, this is such a wonderful card sharing the goodness of Easter and I loved your story too! We've had several weddings planned around the Christmas season at our church. Very wise to use the decorations that are already there!

Staying Crafty said...

This is adorable! I love the way the sentiment is sitting across the top.

Carolyn Wolff said...

How neat. I really like how you turned it into a scene. Great job.

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Beautiful card but more importantly a beautiful story. Thanks so much for sharing. Now if only I'd thought of the flower trick. Although I don't know if it would have worked out. When was Easter 24 years ago?! Something else we have in common besides our first name and love of cards...we were both married in April!

Hope you are doing well. Come and see me and get you name entered into the draw I'm having. You have 10 chances of winning!

Hugs,
Lisa

Rose said...

goodness girl this is so cute!!! and i love the E looking like a bunny :)

Audrey L. said...

Your 'scene' projects always amaze me. Love it!

Sandy said...

That is so awesome, I love the bunnies they are so cute in amongst the grass.. The bunny ears on the Easter so cute.. Got a picture of you in your frills running down the church isle so cute..
Sandy :)

Jean Cross said...

Wonderful project! I loved reading about your wedding, too.

Holly Hudspeth said...

How cute would that be for a bread basket on a buffet. Wonderful project and use of the bunnies. I love the extras you added to them.

Lena Misquitta said...

Hello Lisa, your project is wonderful. I also love the cupcake crochet chains you made. It was interesting reading about Easter in your part of the world. Love

Margaret said...

Just got the most wonderful surprise in the mail today! I absolutely LOVE it!! You were supposed to SELL this to me!!

butterfly said...

Hee, hee - they're so cute! I must have missed this last week... I'm not as efficient with my visiting these days - busy, busy!! - but it's fun to catch up. Those ears on the E are so cool!
Alison xx

Jeanne J said...

I really enjoyed reading your post Lisa - my daydreaming of the old days took the focus off your card. You wedding must have been stunning - you in your dress surrounded by all those beautiful lillies and just the perfume in the air probably brings back memories for you. You don't need me to tell you your project is amazing - you always get it right down to the littlest detail like the bead eyes and the bows. That chickie really draws my eye - like he's saying "Come on - get going!"

Samantha said...

tehehhehee Brilliant! xx