We had a blessed Easter with family and friends celebrating our Risen Lord. It was such a treat to have ALL our kiddos home and even a few extra. The pic above of our table shows the calm before the storm. I think this is the first year I actually gave in and used paper and plastic plates. GASP!!! I know… I couldn’t believe it either. But as I was setting up the table Saturday night I didn’t want to spend my time on Easter hand washing all those china dishes. It’s okay to take a break some years and as our family continues to grow and move out our time with all of them here together is priceless.
But just because I wasn’t using the “real” china didn’t mean it couldn’t be creative and pretty. I dug out Spring paper plates I had picked up on clearance because they were so pretty and used them as chargers and then placed clear plastic plates (left over from Nicole’s wedding) on top. And if you saw my instagram you saw the quick and easy paper nests I made up.
Seriously, how adorable are these!!!
To make this idea even quicker I could have used Easter grass, but I didn’t have any on hand and didn’t want to run out to the store. So I decided it was quicker to make it! I went to my studio and sliced some retired Designer Series Paper into thin strips and then ran it through my paper crimper. Ta-Da! Easter grass in any color you want!!!
Nadia and I simply rolled them up into little nests, added little chocolate malt eggs and I hand scripted sweet little notes and placed them upon each plate. Then we finished off the table by rolling up matching paper napkins (yes, instead of clothe this year) and placed them in each glass. Done! These would be great for any Spring tablescape including Mother’s Day.
So instead to spending time washing china we got to decorate Easter eggs. A much better use of our time I would say. Here are a few of our dyed and sharpied masterpieces. I love how the the ombre ones turned out. How about you?
So here is whole Haines Tribe with a few extra. This is as good as it gets right here! Love them ALL so much! They are each growing up so quickly and into really great people. Time just seems to speed by so quickly these days. I really wish I could slow it all down a bit. But since I can’t I will be thankful and more intentional with the time we all have together. My heart is so happy and full and my thoughts and prayers are with those who are missing dear loved ones on this first Easter without them.
Speaking of TIME… With the last few days of March upon us I also want to remind you of some important deadlines and and share some events that are quickly coming up!
• TIME is running out!
Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration is ending this Thursday, March 31st!
You do not want to miss my last SAB Event to get FREE products before they are GONE!! Get a FREE exclusive SAB product with every $50 you order.
• Anita’s End Of Sale-A-Bration EVENT!!!
Join the fun in my studio THIS Thursday, March 31st at 6:30pm. We will make a couple simple projects or cards using SAB as well as Occasion Catalog products!
Cost to attend is FREE with any orders over $50 or… it’s only $5.00. I don’t think my contact form on my blog is working properly, so just shoot me a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you’re coming so I can save you a spot and have enough prepped.
If you come to my event and order or even if you can’t come but order by Thursday and spend $50 (before shipping & tax) you can get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product! This is a great time to stock up on supplies and LAST CHANCE TO get FREE SAB protucts!
Don’t forget, this is also a GREAT time to order all of the retiring In Colors items such as, card stock, ink refills, ribbons and more. They are such great colors! Our current Catalog and Occasions Catalog don’t end till May 31st, but as you know many items sell out fast!
Please use this Hostess code EK4GY4XD if you are shopping online in my Stamp With Anita Online Store.
• Bible Journaling Workshop on April 2nd
I’m so excited to be teaming up with my friend Rachel Wojo to offer a FREE Beginner Bible Journaling Workshop! This hands-on workshop is designed to help you walk through the how’s and why’s of Bible journaling! This event is free; however, in order to prepare adequately, you MUST REGISTER through the ticket link on the Facebook Event Page. THANK YOU! For questions, please email email@example.com. You will want to bring any basic supplies you already own. These items are suggested, but not required: A Bible, Journaling Bible, journal, sketch paper, colored pencils, pencils, erasers, favorite pens, or any favorite art supplies.
Buckeye Christian Church from 1pm – 3pm
1528 London Groveport Rd, Grove City, Ohio 43123
Remember you need to Register on the Face Event Page as soon as possible. Space is limited.
• Stop by our “Touch The Edge Studios” Booth April 9th.
We will be featuring a variety of our family’s talent including my papercrafting, mixed media art and leather cuffs, Todd’s repurposed furniture and turned pens and Natalie’s art prints and cards… just to name a few.