Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April stamps: Available today! Plus a hop down the bunny trail...

Hellooooooo!!! I’m peeking out from behind a large tower of brand new stamps, can you seeee meeeee?

It’s the day we’ve been looking forward to all week, all the new clear photopolymer sets are available in the Power Poppy Shop, and girls. I have to tell you, when I stamped them out for the first time, I confess that I squealed a little bit—these might be some of the best I’ve done. I’m not a squealing type normally, more of a “Woo Hoo!” kinda gal. But I squealed because I couldn't believe how awesome and really true to my original drawings they are. PRETTY COOL. We have three showstoppers for you:

And now they can be yours if ya tiptoe on over (by way of the conservatory, past the Camellias, past the Meyer Lemon trees, past the potted Aloes and cacti) to the Scents & Sensibility Collection. Have fun there.

Oh hold on, I have one more little route I’d like you to take time to walk through, before you head through the greenhouse of goodness..... because every member of the Bloom Brigade has one more card to share today. Can you stand it??!!! I might just squeal again!

Who am I kidding... I have some photos to share tooooo! (“Woo Hoo”) Since Easter completely snuck up on me and is THIS Sunday, and since this release has a celebration of daffodils and spring flowers, I wanted to share a few images from Easter several years ago. My folks put on the most glorious egg hunt for Doug’s children and mine in their garden, lined with meandering brick pathways that my stepdad Steve designed and paved himself when I was back in highschool. My mom’s baskets for the kids were filled with carefully chosen goodies — and she has done this for the kids every single year since. Can you say luckiest daughter ever? I can:

I AM THE LUCKIEST DAUGHTER EVER! Thank you, Mom! I think you’ll see what I mean... p.s. All of these photos were taken by my true love, Doug. xoxo thank you, honey!

Clara with an eagle eye trained for exquisite egg-hunting

Annnnnnd they’re off down the bunny trail

Finners happy to show us the chocolate-y contents of one of his finds!

Mama Marcella busy snapping photos of all the cuteness while Clara plucks the perfect egg

Hello from my Mom, Susan Smith, from her lofty vantage point in “the Treehouse” that Steve designed and built. Someday we’ll do an entire post about the treehouse. Steve is a renaissance man!
Our oldest girls looking pretty in pink as they round up the goods in the back garden

The fantastic four... five years ago! :)

Wishing everyone a joyful, love-filled, very Happy Easter!


CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Marcy, what a sweet post and a wonderful day to celebrate April 1 and this new release! I love the Easter egg hunt with your adorable children! You are so blessed! And what beauty in the garden and the adorable photo of your mom in the treehouse! Yes, what fun to have a post on that! Off to the hop, and thanks so much for sharing your gift of artistry and writing as well...your beautiful spirit comes through with such joy and exuberance! Hugs!

Christine Kiehl said...

What a delightful post. Love the new stamps. Such a nice family, thank you for sharing them with us.

D.Ann said...

SUCH fabulous eye candy... LOVE these new sets and the fab projects the Bloom Brigade has made with them!!

Julie Koerber said...

Well honestly, if this post was any sweeter -- I'd have a cavity! ;-) LOVE seeing your gorgeous family -- even mama Susan! ;-) Happy Easter sweet lady and congrats on another AMAZING release!

Cindi Hall said...

I loved seeing the pictures of your beautiful children in the garden collecting eggs. How special! And I love all of the new stamps-especially the Lilac one!!

Carmen Conners said...

I'm with Cheryl....I've GOT to see that treehouse!!! Love the pics of the kidlets! What's the chance your MOM would do a blog post on that landscaping???? HOLY COW!!! Good thing you don't post an addy....I'd be there in 2 seconds, stalking those beds!! ;) I see where you get your inspiration for flowers....tfs! LOVE the new release!

Leslie Miller said...

I'm simply enchanted, Marcy! What a wonderful Easter visit I enjoyed with your family in your Mom's amazing garden. Ohhhhh, how I'm looking forward to gardening after retirement when there's really time to do it up right. For now, a little here and a little there over the coming summer will do just fine. Awesome release, gorgeous stamps Miss Marce!

Becky said...

What a wonderful post Marcy and wonderful photos of the children. You all are so blessed.

Brandi R said...

Thank you so much for sharing those precious pictures! Smiling here ♥

GREAT hop!!! The team did an outstanding job with this FABULOUS release! LOVE these stamps ♥

Maria Rodriguez said...

Hello Marcella and thank you for the gift of this amazing pictures and the long awaited release of your incredibly beautiful new stamp sets. Your mom's gorgeous garden was the perfect backdrop for a fabulous day, the children look delighted and having a sweet day.
I'm starting my blog hop to see the wonderful works of art your talented team made wit this sets.

ChristineCreations said...

What an amazing release lady...your illustrations are just dreamy and it is such a delight to create with them...the pictures of the kids are SO precious! And man oh man....what inspiration in your mom’s garden...I am loving that treehouse!