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Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Can you believe that Easter is almost here? We’re about two and a half weeks away. I’ll be spending a long weekend with my family again this year. That usually means a lot of eating! We were hoping to go to DC to see the cherry blossoms, but it looks like they are peaking early this year and we won’t get to see them.

Anyway, I’ve been working on a few Easter projects. I have to wait until some of them reach their recipients before I can share, but here is an altered egg that I made.

I purchased a vintage egg kit at a thrift store last year and pulled it out to see what I could do with it. The kit came with a plastic egg and strips of paper for creating a quilling design on and inside the egg. Not my thing, but I knew I could do something with it.

I covered the inside and outside with vint...

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Let It Snow!

My niece loves to play outside. Rain, snow, sun – it doesn’t matter. I took some photos of her playing in the snow when we visited last Christmas. I had some bare wood snowflakes laying around, and knew they would be perfect to make a winter decoration.

First, I covered the wooden snowflake with fun patterned paper in a snowflake theme. I outlined the snowflake with Diamond Stickles. Then I matted her photo on a contrasting pattern paper and added a rub-on.

I embellished with sparkly snowflakes. I added a little “snow” to the bottom corner so the penguin had a place to play.

I remember Husband playing outside with her this day – until his toes were numb. He had to carry her inside, kicking and screaming.
 

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Starting an Art Journal

I have not been able to get into crafting yet this year. I finally got all of the Christmas decorations put away, so maybe that will help, even if I’m STILL not finished with my December Daily album. I am up to Dec 28th, so I’m making progress.

I’ve been wanting to create an art journal, but never got around to it. Then a wonderful friend asked if I’d do one with her. I jumped at the chance and got started right away. We decided to use old books for the journals and swap once a month or so.

Here is my book “before”:

I had this thirft store book laying around the house. I used some of my new paints that Husband bought me for Christmas. I started with Unbleached Titanium to cover up that ugly green cover.
I wish I had taken photos of each step. I’m getting better – I took a Before photo...
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Number 31

I bought a little Halloween kit from One Ripe Peach’s etsy shop. It was so easy to put together and now sits among a little Halloween display in my living room.

Sadly, I haven’t done much decorating this year. I just haven’t had the time. Work has been super busy and I’ve been traveling here and there. Hopefully I’ll slow down enough to get the Christmas decorations up!

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