Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Taking a Gamble

A couple of years ago, I made some decorated Easter eggs that I really loved. Since then I have contemplated trying to sell them. It's not an easy task, hollowing out the eggs and then dying them and embellishing them. But it's fun. So over the past couple of weeks I have been working on some new eggs and today is the day. I opened an Etsy shop. If you're interested in seeing the individual eggs, you can find them here. For now, they're all resting in a basket looking pretty as ever.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy Birthday TWO You

Here's two cards I whipped up the other night for some very good friends of mine.

Both were made from scraps in my stash. On this top one there's actually some stitching around the edge but it's difficult to tell because my camera settings were off.

On this card I busted out my Glimmer Mist in "Pink Lemonade". I think I overdid it a bit but oh well. When you wait til the last minute, you can't be picky.

Wish I could say there's been more time to craft but there hasn't. Just the normal things of everyday life keeping me super busy.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Who says Valentine's Day has passed?

Not us here in my home. We've been feeling the love for quite some time now. And since Spring and Easter are going to sneak up on me pretty quickly, I figured I had better snap some pictures before I pull it all down. As you might see, I got pretty crafty for this holiday.

Here's the mantel:

Some paper lollies with wooden hearts sprinkled with German Glass Glitter:

A frame filled with an old Basic Grey calendar page (from a kit I bought) and a few Prima crystal embellishments:

I made the simple Happy Valentine's Day banner several years ago. The heart garland was made this year covering more wooden hearts (from Michaels) with various Valentine's papers (last year's Making Memories and Pink Paislee) and hot gluing them to some satin ribbon.

Crepe paper rosettes hot glued to the glass of this frame. The background patterned paper is set inside the frame. These rosettes are super easy to make. Just Google it.

I made this tin ages ago as a design team assigment for my local scrapbook store that closed last year. It uses an old S.E.I. paper line. Inside of it is an accordion folded string of papers with love quotes written. At some point I will go back and add pictures of my husband and I.

These tissue paper flowers were also really fun to make. Another thing where Google will give you several tutorials.

And in keeping with my annual tradition of making a Valentine's Day layout for my husband featuring each of our girls ...

I also made them cards (two days after Valentine's Day). My husband gets each girl their own card and signs it from him. So I make them a card from me. Time just got away from me but I was not going to let this excuse to share some words of love with them escape.

That's all I have. Now time to rip it all down and pack it away til next year. :(