It's Monday, and I'm waving to Sian at From High in the Sky and fellow memo makers from afar!
Matthew and his family just returned from a week long vacation in Florida. Before they left, we decided we would celebrate Matt's birthday two days early since trying to get together during the week often proves difficult. I did bake a delicious and gorgeous cake this weekend, but not for the birthday boy (who only likes cookie cakes from Wegmans), and I neglected to take a photo of it! The duplicate bridge group that was here on Friday night, however, gave it rave reviews. It was a chocolate praline cake, frosted with whipped cream.
Dad had his arms full, but had help from the five year old in blowing out the candles. Ella was a little unsure about the whole event, although she had been singing "Happy Birthday," to her daddy all evening. Skylar came over early to help me cook dinner: steak, roasted potatoes, asparagus, wild rice for Skylar and brussel sprouts for me and Betsy. Miss Madelyn was in Momma's arms during this photo, but posed for several before dinner.
The mail was filled with the usual bills, flyers, and catalogs, but at the last minute the Simon Says March kit arrived.
As usual, it was packed with goodies. I especially love the stamp set since now I'll be making multiple Easter cards. The patterned paper by Echo Park has one delightful paper after the next, and all are double-sided. I've never tried the Nuvo Mousse, but Simon Says included an Easter egg stencil and a palette knife so I'll be giving that a try. The first card is done. It was inspired by a cute card by Yana Smakula where she used the sunglasses with the little chick. Ella LOVES her sunglasses, and I couldn't resist the perfect sentiment in the set.
I trimmed a piece of patterned paper that had a set of borders for the bottom of the card, and colored all the images with Copic markers. After fussy cutting them, I added a mini-Wobbler to the back of the chick. Try as I might, I cannot get a photo of the chick wobbling although I've seen it done on other blog posts. The purple dotted egg sports glitter as well. I found the perfect little heart stickers in my stash. Here's hoping your week is off to a good start!