Monday, April 5, 2010

Hop into Spring! Amy's Paper Romance Blog Hop!

If you are celebrating Easter this year, I hope you enjoyed your day yesterday. And if you don't celebrate Easter, I still hope you enjoyed your day! We had the BEST weather this weekend. I spent most of the weekend in my Bare Feet and Coatless! What a great feeling to feel the warm sun on your skin and drink in the smells of spring!

We started the day with an Egg Hunt yesterday! Even though the house is full of teenagers, they seem to forget their need to act mature and you could almost catch that glimpse of innocence again as they hunted for the eggs! We had a lot of fun hiding them, although I have to say at 7:00 a.m. (yes, there's an advantage to hiding eggs outdoors for teens........they don't get up so early, so we were able to sleep in a bit!).

With the weather forecasting temperatures in the mid 20's (c) , early in the week my mother and I decided to stray from the traditional Eater fare and go for a BBQ! We had Yummy Burgers, Dogs and Salads and it almost was reminiscent of a Canada Day Celebration as the boys ate outside. We enjoyed a nature walk in the Conservation area and tossing the football around the yard. As I write this post this morning, the day looks a little gray and cooler, but I know that summer is just around the corner!

Amy's doing some Spring Cleaning over at Paper Romance and is passing on
some sweet deals to you and we're having a blog hop to celebrate! Make sure you visit all the
DT's Blogs and leave some comments. One random winner participating in the Hop ( the winner could be from any of the blogs!) will win a $20.00 Gift Certificate to Paper Romance.

My Card today is made with the Cute Companions Celebration Set. This set comes in a 6x6 sheet of unmounted rubber and is full of the cutest images. They are just a nice size and easy to colour. Cupcakes, Two Mice, Candles, a cute cupcake, tiny balloon and Strawberry and more! The one thing I really like about this set is that it has the numbers 1-9 so that you can customize your card to the age of the receiver!

I used a denimy blue cardstock as my base. The DP is from the Debbie Mumm Nursery collection. I coloured with Copics (Sand, e-33 and Leather e-35, make the chocolate icing!) I got to play with one of my new nesties (labels ten). I just cut the bottom off as I didn't want the entire oval shape. Some Matching Denim Grograin and a Prima Flower Finishes the card off quite nicely I think!

If you've already been hopping, you should have arrived from Lori's Blog and can now finish the Hop at Amy's Blog and Store to see all the new stamps and accessories she has in stock
and if you're just starting out here and want to start at the top of the hop, be sure to visit Cindy!


  1. That is one adorable mouse! Great job!

  2. Lovin this Vicki, that blue is so pretty.

  3. Wonderful image, Vicki! This is one cute card! Love it! hugs, Angela

  4. Such a cute card, and I love the papers you've used.
    Love, Andrea xx

  5. Sounds like fun. I love that you are lovin' all the time with your "boys". I am so happy for you. I can't wait to see you. It's been much too long.
    Luv ya

  6. That little denim mouse - too cute for words - your card creation turned out awesome!

  7. Adorable Vicki!!!! I love that stamp set! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!~

  8. I was on the blog hop and saw your creation and thought I'ld become a follower while I was here. Your card is sooooooo cute.

  9. Really adorable. I like the colors too

  10. This is OH SO SWEET!!! What an adorable image and as usual your coloring is SUPERB!!! Fabulous, Vicki!!!!

  11. This IS a very nice and cute birthday card! Thanks for sharing! Carol M in TX/

  12. What a sweet mousie and your coloring is wow!

  13. Big smile, your card is sooo cute, love the sweet image...hmm*yummy+..Hugs and happy day!

  14. Great card GF, love the layout of it!


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