Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The Dotty For You promotion started today! Yay! You can get yours for only $5 by ordering $35 worth of product from the Spring/Summer Idea Book.
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Saturday, April 14, 2012
I had all intentions of really going ALL-OUT this year as far as decorating for Easter/Spring but unfortunately I didn’t get it all done. It wasn’t because I ran out of time…it was more that I ran out of enthusiasm
I did manage to get some done so I will show you that. It all started when I was going into consignment shops looking for Gabrielle some suits for her play. I spied some PINK salad plates for !.50 each. Now I don’t know if that is a good price for them or not but I loved them so I snatched them up envisioning a pretty pastel table setting for Easter.
From there I found some light green plates at The Dollar Tree along with some baby blue tins that I stuffed with Easter grass and some Easter Eggs on sticks that I also picked up from The Dollar Tree.. This is what it looked like all together.
I think they turned out pretty cute! The only problem it that I was only able to get 4 of the pink plates…that’s all they had. :( The rest of the table was decorated with a pair of bunnies I picked up from either Family Dollar or Dollar General. They were only $3.50 each and were adorable. I added some hanging styrofoam eggs (also from The Dollar Tree) to a tree my mother gave me. The Dollar Tree had some other frees also but they were smaller and I wanted something a llittle bigger.
Remember the hurricane vases I made back in the Fall? I decorated them for Easter also. I put some plastic eggs in a glass cheese dish that I bought from Princess House years ago.
I bought a glittery sign from Family Dollar for the wall. My intention was to make a wreath with some pastel colored eggs and hang it in the middle but I never got around to it. The carrot tree and the carrots were purchased from The Dollar Tree.
On the other side of the room, I put some flowers from the dollar store in a Princess House pitcher. I love the look of flowers in the home but I have a BLACK thumb so I have to go the artificial way.
I saw a great idea on Pinterest showing a chocolate bunny sitting on top of malted Easter Eggs in an apothecary jar. I did that also and every time my grandson, Davis came to visit he would stop in front of it and just drool but he never ate one.
My last project was another Pinterest inspiration but I can’t find the link. Using the “My Peeps” stamp set from Close To My Heart I created some “art” and put it in a black frame. I’m not 100% in love with it, I think it needs some more tweaking. Sorry about the poor quality photo…I couldn’t get a pic without a glare on it.
Well, that’s all I finished before Easter. My china cabinet sits bare even today.
Friday, April 13, 2012
This Saturday is our monthly stamp club meeting. We will be creating the layout below using the Pemberley WOTG kit. It is actually the additional layout they show and the sketch for it can be found in the Magic How-To book.
Here is my finished layout without my pictures. I took some family pictures on Easter Sunday for this layout in mind but haven’t got them printed yet. Do you want to see them?
They were all taken with my phone camera because dummy me forgot to take my good camera. I don’t know what’s going on lately. That’s the 2nd or 3rd time I have forgotten to take my camera to a family event.
Here are some close-ups of the layout. This cute little envelope was made using my Cricut and the Art Philosophy Cartridge. You can put a picture in it also.
Next month we will be creating a layout using the Lucy Workshop On The Go.
Join us on Saturday, May 12th at Crossroads Church of God to complete this layout. You can choose to purchase the full WOTG which includes the following for $29.95.
Lucy Workshop On the Go contents
Lucy Paper Packet ($9.95)
My Acrylix® Lucy Workshop Stamp set ($13.95)
Colonial White Cardstock (2 sheets) ($0.98)
Lucy Complements Glittery Rub-Ons ($4.95)
Bitty Sparkles ($2.95)
Instructional Guide ($1.00)
You can purchase the basic kit which includes all of the above except the exclusive stamp set and the instructional guide.
Bitty Sparkles ($2.95)
Colonial White Cardstock (2 sheets)
Other items we will be using to create this layout:
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection $99.00
D1301 My Acrylix® Hodge Podge Alphabet $17.95
Z2106 Blush Exclusive Inks® Pad $5.25
Z2167 Crème Brulee Exclusive Inks® Pad $5.25
Z2125 Grey Wool Exclusive Inks® Pad $5.25
Z1294 Sanding Kit $3.50
Z697 Sponge $1.25
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape $5.95
Y1003 2" × 2" My Acrylix® Block $6.50
Y1006 3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block $8.50
Sunday, April 8, 2012
After a delicious meal,it’s time to hide the eggs. Here are some of the kids anxiously waiting inside.
And here they are patiently listening to the boundaries before they are let go. No…Gabrielle is not actually hunting eggs, she was just being silly and had to get in the shot.
Here’s some pictures of Cassidy gathering eggs…I didn’t get that many of her this year. I concentrated on the grand's since Ashley wasn’t able to stay and watch. She was at the local clinic with suspected Strep throat but luckily it wasn’t.
Cassidy did find one of the $10 prize eggs but it was burning a hole in her pocket so bad, it didn't last long!
Here’s Chandler. I had a hard time getting pics of him because he was speeding all over the yard finding eggs.
Davis was running around like a chicken with his head cut off also although not as fast as Chandler.
Here is some other shots from the day…
Here is Gaby with my sweet great niece, Skylar. She is the oldest daughter of my nephew, Jonathan and his wife Christy. Isn’t she adorable?
And here is my newest great niece, Charlie Anna with Cassidy. She is 2 1/2 weeks old and today was the first day we got to see and hold her. She’s adorable also!
I was hoping that Ashley would get to see and hold her because I wanted her to get “baby fever”. LOL!
Here is my goofy nephew, Jonathan acting silly. Love ya Johnny!
Thursday, April 5, 2012
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Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month in May with the oh-so-cute Dotty for You paper packet.
Watch this video to see some great samples using this paper packet.