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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Crafty Designers' Day at Craft Junkie Too - EASTER Projects!

Well hello all and Happy Spring!!  Can't believe it's here already!  Everything is blooming here in NC and the weather is crazy warm!  We'll soon be getting up for sunrise service, eating lunch, and hunting eggs on Easter day!  It's always a great day for me and my family!  And most importantly, it's a great day for what Easter presents......that our Savior Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins and arose from the grave.....and for all of those who believe in Him, will have His glorious promises of eternal life!  Amen!
So of course, Easter is the inspiration for our next challenge/theme for Crafty Designers Day at Craft Junkie Too! We were asked to create an Easter project.....but not a card.....any 3D items.....baskets, home decor, eggs, banners, etc.

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Well last year I really out did myself in creating these cute-cute baskets for Easter!  They were my first ever 3D project/favors and I loved them and so did everyone else! Heehee! 

 Well, I wanted to do something different this year, but sort of the same for Carley's daycare class again.  So I decided to do another basket just bigger, but decorate what was INSIDE it this time! Ha! :)  So I made these cute Dum-Dum sucker flowers!  I just threw a few flowers and a leaf together and voila!

I used the Sweet Treats cartidge to cut the yellow, pink, and purple flower layers.  I used the Winter Wonderland cartridge to create the leaf layer.  I then used my Inkadinkado "Good News" stamps which were perfect for the occasion!  :)  I then punched a hole in the center of all of them for the Dum-Dum to fit through.

I thought they made perfect little bouquets!  :)

And well I know I said I was gonna decorate the INSIDE of the baskets, well you know me......I'm not gonna leave them plain!!!!  :)  I used the Sweet Treats cartridge again to create this basket.....I used the Fit to Page option which cut it at 11".  It was a nice size for what I needed.

So I printed the verse, Luke 24:7 onto yellow cardstock 6 times, then cut them out and rounded the corners.  I used dimensionals to attach them to one of the sides.

I used a cute jellybean ribbon to create a handle for each basket and simply stapled each end to the sides.  On the one above, you'll notice it's a little different, but I figure I can do that for my Carley.  (I actually ran out of the cute ribbon I was using for her classmates' baskets since I was doubling them for sturdiness.)  I cut two different cute tags(cards) from the Doodlecharms with a bunny image and the other, a basket image  I used these to cover up the stapling and to just jazz up the sides of course.  And as usual, I put "From: Mommy" on Carley's basket and "From : Carley" on the others on the little eggs I cut also from the Doodlecharms cartridge.

On the opposite side with a bunny 'card' covering up the staples, I added each child's first initial and just used the bunny cutout from the card as decoration!  :)  I cut these from the Sesame Street Font cartridge.

For example, this one's for Thatcher and the one below is for Eden!

Below is the basket filled with grass & goodies and the Dum-Dum flower bouquets I made!

Here are all 6 of them!  Aren't they so colorful and cute!  :)  I cannot wait to give them out! 
Carley's class is so much fun....they are all around the age of 2 and they are just a trip!  They get so excited over the least little things and it's so much fun!  They'll be having a party on April 5th and I can't wait to take these baskets of 'eggs' and 'flowers' that day!  I've printed them some coloring pages as well as they all seem to LOVE to color too!  Should be a fun day for all!

I hope you and your families all have a blessed Easter!

Luke 24:7



Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Crafty Designers' Day at Craft Junkie Too - SPRING!

Hello everyone!!  Well, it's almost Spring!!!!  yep, I said Spring.....hard to believe already!  However here in NC, we've had the crazzzziest day it's 30 something and the next it's almost 80 degrees!  So yes, it's actually felt like spring some days, but I'm sure we have another month or so of cool weather.  But I surely cannot wait for spring!  We actually already had blooming daffodils last week....yes, in February!!  Like I said.....crazy!  :)

But Spring is the inspiration for our next challenge/theme for Crafty Designers Day at Craft Junkie Too! We were asked to create something represents Spring - flowers, new growth, get the idea.

So for this challenge, I decided to do a layout since I have so few of them completed!  I have soooo many ideas for layouts and even envelopes with pics in them and other memorabilia but they just haven't made it onto a page yet. :(  Poor Carley will be in school before I even get some of these pages done!
<Big sighhh>

Well onto my layout.....well Carley loves Sesame Street of course and so I decided to this layout using the Sesame Street Seasons and Font cartridges.  I loved the image of Big Bird chasing the butterfly with a net and of course love hearing Carley say "Big Buwrd"!  LOL

Of course, all of these pics are 'sweet memories' as noted by the metal embellishment....(I love that the little Hawaiian looking flower matches the ones on her little jacket!)

While we were outside that day, 4/15/2011 (she was 16 months old) we were checking out the tulips that had bloomed and she found herself a stick to play with....I called it her 'walking stick'!  LOL

On the bottom pic (above), she decided that she needed to rest on the front porch steps and posed to say "Cheeeeez".  Love that kid!!  :)

She was definitely enjoying her "walking stick"!  :)

Here, she had shed the jacket and picked one of the early bloom roses....I told her to smell it and she got this quirky little face!   Too funny!

Well I was glad to have completed another "Carley LO".....since I have so many of them to create! :)  Thank you so much for visiting today....hope you don't forget to check out the other creative ladies from Craft Junkie Too 

Happy Crafting and God Bless!