Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

We had a rainy start to our day.... the egg hunt still went on as planned, it just went really fast!! It's a good thing there are just the two little ones,  so the Easter bunny didn't have to hide very many!!!! Since we were at the Inn, the baskets were in the barn and the kids loved everything they got! We even "planted" jelly beans the night before... magic ones... and in the morning there were rainbow lollipops!! I'm pretty sure Matthew wasn't fooled, and maybe not even Kaitlyn, but they at least acted excited!!! I wish I had known about this even when my kids were small, it would've been such a neat tradition to start!!! I also wish we had taken pictures!!!! LOL!!!!
I've made a few Easter things this year, even though we weren't going to be home, I'll save them for next year! The first are dimensional Easter Eggs that I saw on Pinterest!!! They are made like the pumpkins everyone has been doing... I cut four ovals for these, but I may make more and try five or six just to make them more rounded! I'm also going to make some smaller ones that won't be all decorated so they can be fill-ins! My favorite is the pink glittered polka dots!!!
I also made some little baskets! They are a cinch to make from a 6 x 6 piece of paper! This was my favorite... of course it has Maggie on it!! LOL!!! Some I just did very simply with little doilies and flowers! We've (Kaitlyn and I) have been handing them out to neighbors and friends! She just loves them!!!!

And last, but certainly not least, is Kaitlyn's birthday card I made! She is a St.Patrick's Day baby... this is a Saturated Canary image.... I was so bummed after I took the picture and was ready to give it to her... the blue blob of paint is NOT supposed to be there!!!! I think a little girl had some wet projects and they sort of collided! After almost having heart failure, I decided to just add a little green heart over it! And the other blue spot was conviently over the pocket, so it sort of looks like a hanky!!! LOL!!! She loves it and that's all that counts!!!!

So that's it for me for today, I have a CC Design card I'm almost done with... it's for my great niece for her first birthday!!
Take care,


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Getting Ready for Easter!

I'm on a FB group that the girls have been working on Easter projects! I've been so inspired by them, that I started making some cute things, too! This is an altered Kleenex box, I got it at Hobby Lobby, one of the chipboard ones. I covered it with a cool watercolor looking egg paper, then decorated the top, and used a Saturated Canary image, Murray, for the front. My coloring is usually lighter pastels, but for some reason, she was screaming for brights!! I like how it turned out!!! As usual, I've used my prismacolor pencils to color.
Here's the top, not the best picture:
And a close up of the image and the ribbon down the back:
Now I need to buy a box of Kleenex to fit... and hope I don't get a cold and have to use it!!
Have a great week...

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Easter Dress....

This is a card that I've made using one of the Saturated Canary digi stamps, Easter Dress. Krista Smith just does amazing artwork, I love using it! On this one, I tried to make her dress look like "dotted swiss", you know, so many of our dresses used to be made out of this fantastic fabric! So spring and summery feeling!! And that's how I am more than ready to feel right about now!!! Winter had better beat it soon, today was fabulous, we were actually in the 60's!!! And sunshine... sigh... loved it!!!!
Anyway, the image is colored in my prismacolor pencils, I added teeny, tiny little rhinestones to her shoe covers, the little butterfly was punched with a Martha Stewart punch and I love the embroidered applique on the bow! My friend found me a bundle of these, I was so excited!! The pink dotted paper is Making Memories and the stripe is Pink Paislee. This will probably go to my Mom for Easter...
Hope you like it!!! Have a wonderful upcoming week!!