Easter Inspiration

I am sitting here awaiting the start of my monthly Bunco game.  In just an hour or so people will begin to arrive and my house will be filled with lots of laughter, smiles and delicious food to share.  This monthly event is something I really look forward to.

Every time we gather I create a hand stamped favor for everyone who comes.  I also create an Aloha Prize that one person will win and take home.  Our theme for March was Easter and I featured a couple of different styles of Easter projects.

First, for the Aloha Prize, I made a piece of  framed art.  

Recently, I came across a photo online of an Easter frame created by demonstrator Eimear Carvill of the UK.  I thought Eimear's project was so beautiful and creative.

 Eimear's Easter Frame

Eimear's Easter Frame

I loved how Eimear used the cross from our new Hold On To Hope stamp set as the letter "T" of the word Easter.  Here is my version of Eimear's Easter Frame.

 Easter Frame - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Easter Frame - www.stampedwithaloha.com

It would be fun to give this frame as a gift and add seasonal pages that could be switched out for different holidays or seasons.  I am very grateful to Eimear for the inspiration!

For the favor I went with an "oldie but goodie" idea when I created this simple mini Easter Basket.

 Mini Easter Basket - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Mini Easter Basket - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Our new Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions folder is PERFECT for this little basket project.  This project also features this cute bunny from our We Must Celebrate stamp set that is punched out with one of our new scallop punches.

The back of the basket featured the sentiment, "Happy Easter" which comes from the stamp set Sweet Little Something.

 Mini Easter Basket - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Mini Easter Basket - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Everyone will be here soon so I just finished setting up this fun display using my favorite Pampered Chef three tiered stand. 

 Easter Bunco

Easter Bunco

Before I go, I wanted to remind you that Easter Sunday will be here soon, it's on April 1st this year.  

Easter is a special time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.  So wherever you may be I hope you will find a church to attend where you can celebrate with loved ones and hear an encouraging message of God's love and the Hope we have in Christ.

If you are looking for a place to celebrate Easter on Oahu, here is the information of the dates and times of services at my church, New Hope Leeward.

 New Hope Leeward Easter Services

New Hope Leeward Easter Services

It is going to be a wonderful celebration service and I think you would be blessed if you attend.

Happy Easter Everyone!

Cindy