Molto Piccolo

For the love of all things "very tiny" {Italian}

.happy easter. April 2, 2010

Filed under: Card Projects,Easter,Just Add Ink Challenges,Paper Projects — moltopiccolo @ 1:46 am

I don’t normally make Easter cards, but this year Ethan gave one each to his pre-school teachers.  They are simpler than my usual ones but I am needing simple lately.  I have a theory that I go through “less is more” stages periodically in response to the fact that I am convinced I have more words than most and can’t seem to leave many of them left unsaid!!  (Even my explanation is wordy!)  So creating something simpler is my attempt at counteracting my busy/cluttered/chatty contribution to the world.

Easter always creeps up on me because someone keeps changing the date!  But, {speaking of simple}, even when I’m fully prepared for Easter, I still prefer it uncomplicated.  Maybe it’s because I don’t want to add 3kg thanks to chocolate, or because the informal family catch-ups are so relaxed and leisurely.  But mostly, I think it’s because I love the Jesus story of Easter so much that I just want to keep it as uncluttered as possible and not get distracted by another Christmas-esque kind of silly season.  {I love Christmas too, by the way, in case I sound a bit bar-humbug!  I just prefer the simple version of that too for all the same reasons, as those who know me have to endure me telling them every year (o: }

So I guess I’m trying to say that I hope your Easter is not just another long weekend, an overdose of chocolate (not that I’d ever turn away a lonely chocolate!) or a last-minute frantic trip to the supermarket.  But I do hope it’s full of great times with people you love, and appreciation for a life given that has eternal impact, even now. 

I found this fantastic verse that says it so much better than me.  Wishing you a wonderful Easter.

“Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts now! God is keeping careful watch over us and the future. The day is coming when you’ll have it all—life healed and whole”.  {1 Peter 3b-5} 

Love Ruth x

My ‘Happy Easter’ cards have been entered in the lovely Just Add Ink Challenge #11 which is wonderfully broad and all-encompassing this week!


14 Responses to “.happy easter.”

  1. bronheslop Says:

    Hey Ruth – happy Easter to you too! So nice to see someone else remember the reason for the celebration. (I love your Easter cards too).

  2. Kirsty Says:

    what a delightful entry! i’ve had fun visiting your blog:)

  3. Jodene Says:

    Your cards are beautiful and I am sure the teachers loved them. The flower is sooo pretty and just the perfect touch to finish them off 🙂

  4. Nicole Says:

    I agree with the ‘less is more theory’, especially since life is so busy already. Lovely card!

  5. Patsy Says:

    Love this one..:-)

  6. Beautiful, Ruth! I love the paper flower and your simple sentiment. Thanks for sharing that awesome verse too 🙂

  7. So elegant! I’m all for less is more. Thanks for playing! 🙂

  8. Ruth, i’m sooo excited that you were first!!! WOW! and as for your beautiful flower/easter card, i love the detail and the 3d effect you achieved!!! AWESOME!!!
    Hugs to you sweet lady!
    Smiles SHarnee :0)

  9. Amanda Says:

    Your card is super elegant. Just gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

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