Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Little Scrapping and a Few Scrappy Cards

I have not posted any scrap pages in awhile, and since I just finished a few pages I thought I would post them along with a few of my other recent pages. I have a few cards at the end, 
made using my layout scraps. 

This first lay out is about our chickens. They have been busy this spring laying eggs, so we have cooked up lots of dishes to use them up. Creme Brulee, Tapioca Pudding, Lemon Meringue Pie, Quiche, Devilled Eggs, scrambled eggs, and fried eggs. Some of the girls really get cackling when they lay an egg! All pattern papers are Basic Grey.

This layout is about Father's Day, and my son's taking over the grilling duties for dad! A mix of pattern papers, mostly scraps! Crate Paper, Sassafras.

The next three layouts are made from an older paper line from SEI, Dill Blossom.
I love this paper line!
Both layouts are from my trip to Southern California with my sister Lou. The first layout is about the girls day out shopping with my sister and my niece Jennifer. We checked out some great decor stores that day.
And topped it off with a nice lunch in Laguna Beach.

I have been to many of the California Missions, but this trip was the first time to Mission Santa Barbara. In fact my first trip to actually stop in Santa Barbara. I had been through SB many times on the way north and south, but never had actually stopped to see the town or mission.

I had lots of photos of the mission and decided one, two page layout was not enough, so I also made another two pages to hold all the paper and journaling.
After I finished these two layouts, I took some of my scraps already on the table and
made these three cards.

The first was cut from a solid piece of the Dill blossom paper. I punched one edge of the card with a Fiskars punch.and added these fussy cut flowers, cut from more of the paper.  The "Hello" sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

The second card uses more fussy cut leaves from the Dill Blossom papers, and I stamped a Close to My Heart sentiment stamp and punched it out with a Stampin' Up label punch.

The last card uses more scraps from Dill Blossom, a border punch from Martha Stewart and a stamp from Autumn Leaves. I colored in the stamp image with color pencils and cut and framed the image with a  Spellbinders die.

Thanks for checking out my lastest craftyness!
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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter

 Easter will be here the day after tomorrow! Have you planned your dinner menu if you are cooking? I haven't, but there is always Saturday! We are having ham, since I already bought one and a salad, as my sister is bringing that. I will decide on the rest later! 

Since Easter is almost here I thought I would post some more 
Easter decor before it is too late. 
Now that I am back to work full time, I leave the house by 6:30am and I am lucky if I am home by 5:30pm, so there is not as much crafting and blogging time as I would like! 

I did get my Easter tree up, but it is a little different this year. I did not use my "egg lights". Since I switched to LED lights, the egg lite covers do not fit as well over my light bulbs and I think when I pulled the eggs off last Easter, it broke the light set and I had to by a new set 
this last year at Christmas. 

Below are two ornaments I made. My little nest basket made from a Jello tin. 
And a little hen egg made with some vintage clip art.  

More vintage clip art made into an ornament.

My sister made me almost a dozen glittered eggs last Easter for my tree. 

My next bit of Easter decor is my Bunny Village. I worked at Mervyn's many years and in the early '90's they sold these bunny figures below. I bought quite a few the short time they sold them from about 1991 to 1994? 

My bunnies needed a home, so I made them one from a hollow log. 

And you know how bunnies multiply, soon they out grew the log and the next year I added a gazebo, and the year after that a pond, since Mervyn's sold a set of fishing bunnies and a pair of bunnies in a boat. So I had to add some kind of water source!

There are mama bunnies, papa bunnies, baby bunnies, little boy and girl bunnies and 
young bunnies in love. 

 Grandma and Grandpa bunny have rockers and easy chairs to relax in under the gazebo, while they are watching the basket of baby bunnies. But both have decided to take a little nap! I hope the baby bunnies don't get into any mischief! 

All those bunnies need something to eat, so I planted a vegetable garden for them to harvest. Carrots, cabbages, beets and squash are on the menu! 

There are also beautiful flowers all around for the bunnies to enjoy.

And inside there are some canned goods in the cupboard to help feed the family. 

I hope everyone has a Happy Easter and enjoys gathering with their families, sharing Easter basket treats, (don't eat the chocolate bunny all at once!), successful egg hunts and a lovely day.