30 April 2012

twice the Unity, twice the fun

So DH currently has Little E whilst she naps, which means I got a chance to make some overdue thank you cards for baby gifts! I decided to play along at two of the Unity challenges whilst I was at it!! 

{ please excuse the less-than-stellar iPhone photos! our camera is still buried somewhere in my hospital bag... }

{ KOM Sketch Challenge }
First up is the April Unity KOM Sketch Challenge... I rotated things around a bit, but I think you can still see the sketch in there!! :) The flowers are from April's KOM "follow your own," which I stamped with Memento ink, and I just colored them in with some Crayola colored pencils, nothing fancy. The sentiment is from Jan '11 KOM "to the moon & back," which I stamped with Memento ink. 

{ Unity Challenge }
Next up is the April Unity Challenge, which is a color challenge of off white, green, and pink! This card features the stamp "delight in the little things" which is a co-sponsor Simple Stories itty bitty stamp. I just can't get enough of that stamp :) I used some terry cloth behind the image tag, I thought it went well with the baby theme. It's actually scraps from some reusable baby wipes I made! I stamped the image in Memento ink, used a PTI die, the Twinery twine, and ribbon/button/cardstock from my stash.

20 April 2012

maternity leave

Hi friends! I just wanted to let you know that I'm on "maternity leave" hehe... this past Tuesday we welcomed our little bundle of joy, "Little E", into the family! Everyone is happy and healthy and we're enjoying time getting to know our daughter :) I'm a bit protective of our little one, so I can't promise any photos will be posted, but I hope to be back posting more regularly soon!
God bless- Shauna

07 April 2012

Easter mantel

Hey ya'll! I wanted to share with you our "He is Risen" mantel! AKA our Easter Mantel :) With baby ready to arrive almost any day now, I kept the mantel pretty simple... a cross trio, little banner, twine eggs, church photo painted by my MIL, glass cross, and pretty blue jar. On our "secondary mantel" (aka. top of our entertainment center, what we use as our mantel when we're in a home that doesn't have real a mantel) I also have a little crystal bowl with "Jesus" eggs :)
Here's a close up of the banner that I made with just some paper scraps, 1.25" circle punch, sticker letters, The Twinery twine, crop-a-dile, and two bamboo skewers.
I love my twine from The Twinery and used it to wrap a few pieces of cardboard that I cut out into egg shapes. I hung them from some decorative branches using twisty ties!

The Jesus eggs {below} were super simple too. I picked up a package of 6 kraft eggs, painted a little white spot on the fronts, then added gold stickers. Voila!
Here's some close ups of the rest of the mantel bits and pieces. May you have a truly blessed Easter weekend, and thanks for stopping by! :)

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
-John 3:16 (ESV)