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Easter Parade

A couple of years ago, I saw an adorable post on the Creative Breathing blog of her Easter Parade, and I knew I had to have one for myself. I already had a couple of these vintage planters, so I began collecting more. I didn’t get around to making the parade last year, but this year I was determined that we would have an Easter Parade, right here on our very own dining table.

First, I set a pretty spring table. I used some of my vintage dishes, and added in a few new pieces.

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Our parade kicks off with the official bunny banner holders.

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This float was a judge’s favorite and won first prize (I have a little trophy attached on the other side).

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I made little party hats and decked out each float with crepe paper ruffles, flowers, glitter…

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This little guy is driving the “Easter Eggspress.”

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An American In Paris

Today I’m sharing my first project as part of The Crafty Scrapper design team! Please take a minute to visit their blog and check out all the beautiful projects the team has been working on.

I created a mini album for a trip to Paris my husband and I took a little while back. I used papers from the Fab Scraps Love 2 Travel collection. These papers are so pretty and feminine, and so different from the usual travel collections. I also used papers from the new Bo Bunny Carnival collection.

I used a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Cabinet Card for the base of my cover, and embellished with flowers, including a rolled ribbon rose. A touch of vintage lace finishes it.

I printed my photos in black and white to complement the vintage feel of the papers...

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Crafty Scrapper Sneak Peek

I recently joined the design team at The Crafty Scrapper, my favorite local scrapbook store in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. It is located in the quaint town of Waxahachie, right on the town square, which has a beautiful old courthouse and many shops and restaurants to while away the hours on a sunny spring Saturday. Have I tempted you to make a visit?

Tomorrow is my first project post on their blog, but here is a little sneak peek:

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Check back tomorrow for the full reveal!

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Enter…if you dare!

It’s been months and months since I’ve given my blog some attention. We have been so busy working on the house – we had the master bathroom remodeled, painted nearly every room in the house, and built a new home theater. It’s coming along, but we still have more to do.

I did take a little crafty time to work on Halloween projects. I’m participating in Vintage Dragonfly’s Halloween Paper Bag Album swap. Here are the pages I created.

The cover features a haunted house image, along with a scary twosome, inviting you to come inside.

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I went with a theme of a coven of witches who inhabit this haunted house.

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I used several vintage images, and added lots of sparkle. What’s Halloween magic without sparkle?

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Christmas Time Is Here

It has been so long since I posted on my blog! We have been very busy remodeling and redecorating our new house. I haven’t had a lot of time for crafting, but I have been working on a few little Christmas projects that I hope to share this month.

I’ve been working on my Christmas cards, and I always love using vintage images on the cards. Here are a few vintage Christmas images that you can use in your projects.

I hope you’re enjoying this festive season!
 

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