Thanks A Bunch

Tonight I am getting ready to host an Ohana group for our worship team.  

Portuguese bean soup is simmering on my stove, the chairs are all set up and I am excited for another opportunity to be together with the amazing brothers and sisters I serve with on our New Hope Leeward Worship Team.

 This is a bunch of us last week right after our Ohana group all crammed in my kitchen.

New Hope Leeward Worship Team Ohana Group - www.stampedwithaloha.com

New Hope Leeward Worship Team Ohana Group - www.stampedwithaloha.com

At this particular gathering this sweet girl, Kileigh (pictured in the front) shared a lot about her life and I discovered that she and I had a lot in common.  I learned that she loves bunnies and even has a pet bunny at home.  That's one of the benefits of our getting together, it provides an opportunity for us to get to know each other better outside of our weekly rehearsals.

So with my feelings of thankfulness for these people in my mind and in honor of Kileigh's love of bunnies I decided to share a Basket Bunch Bunny Thank you card today.

Basket Bunch Bunny Thank You Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Basket Bunch Bunny Thank You Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This card was created with our Basket Bunch stamp set.  It is an Easter themed set but I love that you can do so much more with it such as create a cute Spring thank you card.  The back ground of this card uses a striped piece of our Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper.  The focal point and greeting bases were made with punches.  I made this card for a swap last week and liked it so much I decided to use it in my stamp a stack class that is coming up at the end of this month.  

Basket Bunch Bunny Thank You Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Basket Bunch Bunny Thank You Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Since I need to prepare a large amount of kits for my class, using back ground paper was going to be challenging because I had a limited amount in stock.  So I changed the back ground to a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock that was run through the Big Shot with the Fiesta Textured Embossing folder.  I think it looks just as cute, don't you?  I also added a stitched framelit circle because I will be featuring this amazing set of framelits at my class this month.

Basket Bunch Bunny Thank You Cards - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Basket Bunch Bunny Thank You Cards - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I think either way this is a really simple and cute way to use the Basket Bunch set year round to make cute thank you cards.

Have you purchased this set yet?  Its not too late, it will be available until the end of May.  I'm so glad I have it because I really need to make some more projects with this adorable bunny!

Thanks a bunch for stopping by my blog today.  Please know that of all the things I'm thankful to the Lord for, you are one of them!  

Have a blessed day!

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Basket Bunch Bunco

The adorable Basket Bunch stamp set was the featured set at this month's Spring and Easter themed Bunco.  Each guest who attended both Sunday and Monday took home one of these simple speckled jellybean favors.  

Bunco Favors - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Bunco Favors - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I LOVE this adorable bunny who just looks so sweet as the focal point of this simple candy bag topper.  These treat bags were made with our 2 x 6 cellophane bags. I cut each bag in half and used a heat sealer to seal them so I could make two treats out of every bag.

Basket Bunch Bunco Favors - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Basket Bunch Bunco Favors - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Speaking of treats!  I have to admit, it is a treat to spend time with these lovely people every month.  We laugh, we share, we play, we laugh some more.

I love the spirit of the friends who come over to join the fun.  

Jennifer and her son at Bunco - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Jennifer and her son at Bunco - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Since our theme was Spring, I love how Jennifer and her son came dressed and ready for St. Patricks day!

Patti celebrates Spring at Bunco - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Patti celebrates Spring at Bunco - www.stampedwithaloha.com

And then there was Patti who looked so cute with her butterfly headband as she fluttered from table to table.

Our Aloha Prize this month was this cute bunny shaped box of Reese's peanut butter cups.

Bunny Box Aloha Prize - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Bunny Box Aloha Prize - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I just added some grass to the bottom with Cucumber Crush card stock and our fringe scissors.   I then used the Succulent Framelits to embellish the box with colorful spring flowers.

Terry at Bunco - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Terry at Bunco - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Terry got the prize early and was hoping it was hers to keep!

Shelly Wins the Aloha Prize -www.stampedwithaloha.com

Shelly Wins the Aloha Prize -www.stampedwithaloha.com

But on Sunday, it was Shelly who got to take home the special prize.  I love the smile on Jennifer's face and how happy she is for Shelly.  It's one of the things I love most about these gatherings.  All the love, support and friendship shared by all.

On Monday night during dinner, I sat and listened to this group share about the "good old days".  They spoke about restaurants on the island that they used to love to go to when they were young.  Then they spoke of their love of dancing and the places they liked to go dance for some good clean fun.  

Bunco sharing - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Bunco sharing - www.stampedwithaloha.com

The conversation turned to music and before you know it the Average White Band's top hits played loudly and everyone was grovin' every time we switched tables.

Lori and Rox at Bunco - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Lori and Rox at Bunco - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This gave these two the opportunity to demonstrate one of their favorite dances, the Bump.

I love the times we share together.  I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to provide an atmosphere every month to share creativity where people can escape for a couple of hours of food, fellowship and fun with friends.

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