Life is Hoppin’!

I fully intended to post here on the blog yesterday, but got distracted with my zookeeping! With school finished for the summer and my three little monkeys running around the house together, crafting time will be a true luxury for the next several months!  (…especially with a little one arriving in a couple months!)  I had so much fun with them yesterday!  We spent some time together at the arboretum and I happily snapped some pictures while they led me around the gardens!

Just a couple of the photos I found myself smiling over…

After the day had quieted down, the sun had set and DH & DS1 were away working on a project with a friend, DS2 & DS3 joined me in my newly relocated craft room to create a very simple card.  (Yes, I actually moved all my crafting supplies from our main floor to the basement this week!  LOL!)

Stamps:  Paper Trey (sentiment)
Paper:  Paper Trey cardstock (white)
Ink:  SU (Basic Black, stamped off)
Accessories:  bunny die (Impression Obsession), paper piercer, patterned paper

I used a negative die cut image to create this clean and simple design and paper pierced the bunny’s hopping trail for a little movement.  I can see myself using pink or blue patterns for future replicas when I want a more personalized card, but I like to have a few gender neutral baby cards in my stash!

More sunshine is our gift for today, so I’m off to get some kisses from it!  Being of Swedish descent, freckles tend to appear on our faces in the summer, so I’m guessing those are going to be appearing in the near future!  That only means I’ll have more little faces to photograph!

Enjoy your weekend!



  • Tracey McNeely Posted Saturday, 06/08/2013 4:25 pm

    Melissa you have beautiful beautiful children, love your card too!

  • Lisa Posted Saturday, 06/08/2013 8:16 pm

    Cute Cute little boys and a cute cute polka dot bunny!!

  • Lynn Posted Sunday, 06/09/2013 1:01 am

    Love the pictures of your beautiful boys Melissa and your sweet card!

  • Sandy Posted Sunday, 06/09/2013 3:21 pm

    OH such cute little monkeys!!! And you are expecting another!!!! My daughter has 4 kids ages 6 to thirteen. They will be staying with us all next week – can't wait!! The bunny card is cute but your boys have stolen my heart!! Your smile is contagious Melissa!

  • RitaR Posted Monday, 06/10/2013 10:21 pm

    What beautiful sons you have!! They are picture perfect!

    Love the “action” you created with your paper pierced bunny hops! Could you please tell me what company makes your adorable bunny die?


  • Melissa Posted Monday, 06/10/2013 10:25 pm

    Sure! It's made by Impression Obsession and actually has two more paired with it! So cute!!! 🙂

  • Melissa Posted Monday, 06/10/2013 10:27 pm

    I've added a direct link in the supply list below the card photo for you. 🙂

  • RitaR Posted Monday, 06/10/2013 10:34 pm

    Many, many thanks for your quick response to my question about the bunny die!! It was so thoughtful of you to supply the direct link, too!

    All the best,


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