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Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Hey All!

Does anyone have Mother Nature's phone number?  Can someone call her and remind her to flip her damn calendar page please????  I swear if I see another flake of snow I'm going to flip completely out of my mind!!!!  This has got to STOP.  We got another almost 7 inches here and I am done, do you hear me. . . .DONE!

OK, I feel somewhat better now and I'm ready to post some of my Easter cards.  But how does one hunt for Easter eggs in the snow???  Anybody???  I digress. . .on to my first card:
I love this die so much.  They look like those cheap hollow chocolate bunnies you get at Walmart don't they?  Ha!  I added a liquid pearl eye and tied a bow around their little necks with various colors of embroidery floss.  The die is from Impression Obsession.

Using the same die, I created this side step card.  I used a Hero Arts egg die for the eggs using various scrap pieces.  I also used some MS glitter for some Easter sparkle.  Used a punch for the grass look.  I'm entering this one into the Anything Goes Challenge over at Simon Says.

How sweet is this image???  It is colored with my colored pencils and oms.  Every time I look at this it's like the mouse is thinking. . ."How the hell did you come out of this?"  LOL
I'm really liking lime green right now!  I'm entering this into the HM Monday Challenge #HMFMC141.  You can find the details of the challenge HERE.

Final card. . .
I'm just nuts over this little chick stamp.  It reminds me of a chick version of Snoopy's Woodstock.  It is a single little wood stamp by Denami Designs.  I obviously stamped it a bunch of times and colored each with colored pencils.  In the Spring (whatever that is) I always see these Mamma ducks with a hoard of babies following them and that is what this card reminds me of only with chicks.

Pic of the Week
Robin: "Where the hell is Spring?"
Well, that's it for this edition.  Hope you enjoyed your visit (minus my whining).  I wish each and every one of you a wonderful Easter weekend.  I'm trying to stay away from the Starburst jelly beans I bought to fill some plastic eggs for a few baskets I've made for my Mom/Sis and best friends.  But they are so tasty!!!!

Hope you are all well!  Thanks for taking the time to come see my stuff!  I'll be visiting you soon!



"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."


Myrna said...

What a great bunch of cards. Those bunnies look like little soldiers with their backs so ramrod straight.
Love the little chicks.
Poor HM is going to lose his tail to that little bird. lol
Nice bandanas on the boys.
Love the pic of the week.

ursula Uphof said...

Looks like you had a busy time...just love all your Easter cards Curt, but I guess having no outdoor activities, it was best to do some crafting. I really do hope with the new month up in a few days, your spring will suddenly arrive and STAY! Have a wonderful Easter with no frozen eggs. Hugs, Ursula

mark said...

I feel your pain. The low tonight is going to be 50. Good grief! I might need to wear long pants tomorrow morning!

Jean McKenzie said...

Hi Curt, Your bunny cards are just so cute and those little chicks too! Think I have that weeny stamp somewhere!! Love the HM one and you have used perfect paper for those die cut Easter eggs!

I have read many times about the very late snow you have having over there - not sure what is happening with the world climate. We have even had tornadoes this summer season in different parts. Scary!! Guess the boys still enjoy being outdoors in the snow!
Hope you and Jay are well, hugs!

tilly said...

love the rabbits, I bought one of these, but I have eaten it lol....the HM is so cute and all those little chicks make such a super card.
Have a great Easter with Jay and the family, Love your Robin and hope the sun shines soon for you

Beth Norman said...

Your commentary is very funny. Love your sense of humour. Your cards are great. I like your bunny die--they do look like the cheap bunnies from Walmart.

Mary Ann said...

WOW!!!Great cards,all are so very pretty,Love the mice and the egg,super cute,sorry you are in the snow,we don't have snow,but we had a freeze down here in the south,You and Yours have a Blessed Easter...

Bonnie Weiss said...

Didn't you get the email? ... Mother Nature is on vacation in Bora Bora and sends her best!! And you're not alone,; we had snow AGAIN last night.

Those chocolate bunnies SO look like the Walmart bunnies!

And the HM image ... the mouse had better concentrate on his tail because that chick is about to chomp it off. Great colouring job!

Love those little yellow chicks ... lots of chick poop to clean up after them!

Happy Easter Curt.

Ted said...

Hi Curt! I love that chocolate bunny card and can TOTALLY see using a scalloped circle punch to "take a bite" out of one of those little guys' ears. :( LOL!

And that mouse and chick picture is too cute. I saw something different. I saw the chick saying, "That looks like an interesting worm. I wonder how it tastes." ;)

I wish you all there a happy Easter and may God melt that snow a bit for you so you can see the sidewalk.

And I hear you about those Starburst jelly beans. I'm a sucker for any jelly bean but those things are deadly.

God bless!

Sonja said...

I am so with you ...I love snow but enough is enough : )

I love the bunny I have the stamp so I just cut it out ...I know prehistoric lol

I love the sweet colors to take us to spring... I made a card with that image is on my blog :)

Happy Easter and a blessed rest of Holy Week

Jackie said...

If I had Mother Nature's phone number, I would be blowing up her phone right now! I have had enough of this cold weather and we don't even have snow. Although we did have a few flurries a couple of days ago. Your cards give me hope that Spring will arrive eventually, they are adorable. The chocolate bunnies are so cute, and I love that itty bitty chickie, too! Stay warm, and hang in there with the rest of us - I hope the snow melts soon.

mudmaven said...

If anyone has good suggestions for you about how to have an egg hunt in the snow, please let me know! The grandkids probably won't care all that much, but the Easter Bunny really doesn't want to hide them in this muck! Things are gradually getting better for me and I am hoping to be back creating very soon. I just love all of your creations and (of course) had to go and buy that darling little Denami chick after seeing your card. Hang in there - we can't give up on the hope that there really will be a spring coming eventually! All the best to Jay and big hugz to those darling boys (love the Easter bandanas!). ~chris

Mary said...

Curt, do you have a recipe for groundhog stew?! We need to get rid of the little s.o.b.! Where is the spring he said was coming? We are suppose to get more snow on April Fool's day too, ugh!

Your cards are always so cute and well laid out too! Very creative, you are!

Thank you also for hubby's card, we both enjoyed it, have it up now on my shelve in my craft room, have a wonderful Easter too!

Anonymous said...


Gina Wrona said...

Awesome Easter Post. Loved everything!
Happy Easter!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Too funny! Love your cards but the posting is too funny as well as some of the comments. I am coming to Muncie, Indiana in a couple weeks for a wedding. How close it that to you? They are predicting snow again for us in Iowa next Monday. Love the boys' new bandanas.

Chris R. from Iowa

lisa808 said...

The Chocolate Bunny die does look real. I have been wanting to get the IO Easter Basket die. As always, your coloring of the HM image is fabulous. All those little chicks are adorable.

Happy Easter!

Gail said...

Mother Nature ran off with 'Old Man Winter'. REALLY!
Hopefully she gets tired of him soon!
Love the cards!
You reminded me to get on my HM card for the challenge!
I'll let you know when I see a Robin!

Sue from Oregon said...

I hate to tell you we have had the mildest winter here in years. No snow except a skiff on Christmas Day! Perfect! Love the DeNami chick-super cute. All your Easter cards are super fun!

Sue said...

Hi Curt, I hear ya about the snow, my fish in the backyard pond are so confused! They have come to the top on the sunny days, then the next day it snows and ices over again.

Love all your Easter cards. The bunnies are so cute and yes they remind me of Walmart bunnies. Love your side step card and the little chick is darling love how you stamped it all those times.
Pups look great in their Easter scarves too.
Happy Easter to you and yours, enjoy your day.

Sue (and the Kees-ter bunny, Keeya)
We took pictures of her with bunny ears!

Sue said...

Hey Curt, I forgot to say how much I love your housemouse card. You need to enter it in the challenge this week, it's EASTER! and you still have until a week from tomorrow to enter....please do, it's great!!


downrightcrafty said...

so cute and gorgeous colours on your HM card, and love the post, thank you for sharing with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Krissy said...

Really cute cards, but I LOVE the little Denami chicks! They are just so stinkin' cute!!!!

I'm ready for Spring, too! It's a beautiful,sunny day here in Chicago today - fingers crossed it stays this time!

Have a wonderful Easter!

Lori Barnett said...

DUDE!!! Over achiever much?! LOL! JK. Love them ALL! But of course...especially the HM one ;) Hope all is well. Miss having you on the team! (((Hug)))

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are all so adorable, I love them!

Sue said...

So glad you entered the challenge. Love the bright spring colors and your coloring is awesome. So good to have you posting this wonderful Easter card.


Sue said...

So glad you entered the challenge. Love the bright spring colors and your coloring is awesome. So good to have you posting this wonderful Easter card.


Carmen O. said...

Great cards as always! Of course I'm always taken by the House Mouse ones.

My oldest son keeps saying Mother Nature is PMSing...hehehe. Today it snowed, but now it's bright and sunny.

Hope your Easter was wonderful! Take care. Hugs!!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Curt, all of them are fabulous,, I love the bunny, so very cute and the chicks ,,, awww :-) ,, but my fave has to be the House Mouse ,, sooo CUTE :-)

it's lovely to see you over on the HM blog :-) thanks for joining in :-)

we have lovely weather here ,, spring has sprung, and so has my hay fever :-/

Lols x x x

Lorraine said...

A super set of cards Curt, I could win you at whining, it is so cold here at the moment, usually t- shirt weather instead of winter coats.Happy Easter to you and yours. Hugs fome Jersey.Channel Islands.

Becky said...

I am wondering the same thing!! Where is Spring!! Enough of snow already.

Love your cards this week, I just love that house mouse stamp.
Great Photo of the Robin and SNOW :)

Jingle said...

These are just fantastic! So much Easter fun!!! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Ellen said...

What a fabulous collection of Easter cards! I love that IO bunny die too. Your side step card is marvelous! I am surprised that you still have snow.The days are getting longer and the sun a little warmer so hopefully the snow will melt soon!
Take care of yourself,

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh, Curt, your cards are too adorable. Those bunnies do look just like the chocolate ones, and those little chicks are just cute!

Hey, I'm glad you got the weather condition off your chest... lol!!! I do understand because we could really do with some better weather -- uuurgh!!!

Sorry I'm late but I do hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. I'm still sending you good wishes and joy even though the day is gone; but the year is still on-going (smile)!

Sorry to for being a bit late in my visiting but things are still not quite settled. Thank God all's well, just need to get the rough edges smoothed out!

Hugs, my sweet friend!

Audrey Frelx said...

P.S. You manage to snap the most awesome pictures!!! This one is a beauty!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

You see, I am late commenting here. Took a few days of vacation to the beach...much needed and now I'm revisiting some of my favorite blogs. The bird photo is awesome, but we have been lucky enough to have Spring come in early...almost too early and my daffodils took a beating. Love all your cards, but the baby chicks (alias baby Woodstock) is my favorite. Made me smile!

Diane said...

These are that little chickie, and see you are getting into the die frenzy, too...hadn't seen that bunny die...had a great laugh at your mother nature outburst...we "might"...just might get 60's here next week, but of course rain along with it...sigh!!

Christine said...

Hi Curt sorry I'm a stranger..(hangs head in shame..) Hope your keeping well?? I love ALL your super cute Easter they went down a treat? of course my fav has to be the uber sweet HM image..yep gotta get me that stamp..

Hope to see you again soon at HM chall thanks for sharing buddy..

smiles Christine x

America said...

CURT!!! How are you doing my friend?? Besides being cold. hehehe. It's still freezing here in NY, so you are not alone dear!! ha! I so miss Spring. Loved your entry and this post with all the sweet Easter goodness. That HM image is super and colored to pure perfection. You should def enter our challenges much more ... especially 'cuz your Mousey cards always ROCK!!! Thank you for joining us this time around and please come back again soon! Good Luck on the fun Mousey draw!