Mama Elephant Photo Inspiration Challenge #4 and Easter Weekend Treats

Hey everyone,

Did everyone have a good Easter?! I hope everyone got around to some crafting!! Today on my blog I wanted to share my favorite card that I have made for the ME photo inspiration Challenge. You can read about the challenge HERE.

This is the photo that I used as my source of inspiration


If you haven’t yet, check out my blog posts Here, Here and Here to see the cards that I have already made using this photo as my inspiration.

Here is the card that I created today!

ME Monkey

I used the Up and Away stamp set to create the monkey holding on to the balloons, and water coloured the monkey using my distress inks. I then paper pieced the balloons with some scrap paper I had lying around my craft desk that seem to fit the theme perfectly.

I water coloured the background using the distress inks Antique Linen, Broken China and Bundled Sage. The flicks of concentrated colour are from a Heidi Swapp color shine is Seafoam. I also put a coat of glossy accents over the balloons 🙂

The sentiment is from a ME stamp set that I received in their class when I was on my trip in New York 🙂

I always seem to get a grin when I look at this card 🙂 It was so much fun to make!

Moving on to Easter! This Easter I made some delicious sugar cookies with some fancy icing, it was a ton of fun, and super messy. Here is a look at what some of the cookies looked like.

DSC_1354So pretty!! My favorite ones to make were the Easter eggs and the butterflies.

Here’s how I made them. Using Flood icing I covered my cookie. I used my toothpick to drag the icing to the edge and smooth out the icing.


While the icing was still wet I dropped a second colour right on top (usually stripes or dots… wow isn’t the table messy!!)



I then dragged my toothpick through the colours creating a really cool pattern!!




thanks for stopping by!!!


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