Saturday, February 5, 2011

Getting Ready!

So I am in the process of getting ready for two events - the first, a Stampin' Up! Workshop at my good friend Nikki's house. She really wants to do a Spring/Summer wreath, which is still in the works, an Easter Basket, which is done but the measurements need to be fixed, and an Easter Egg. The only thing done and set is the Easter Egg!  I saw a bunch of these on several websites, but decided to design my own. I would give credit to the others, but there were so many, I don't know who to start with!

I used Stampin' Up Card Stock in So Saffron, Perfectly Plum, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, and Rose Red.  I used the Boho Blossoms punch, but only the one flower - its easy to maneuver the paper so just that one flower is cut out. I then used simple sewing pins to tack the flowers onto a styrofoam egg. When they were all tacked on, I sprayed the egg with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, a good coating, then used my hands to round out the egg. That way the sharp corners of the flowers folded down a bit. When the shimmer dries, the egg is sparkly, and the flower edges are not sticking up! Pretty simple right?



The second event I am getting ready for is an the Shenandoah Co. Annual Winter Arts and Crafts Festival, at the Peter Muhlenberg Middle School in Woodstock VA. This will be my first! I am preparing all kinds of things, from Stampin' Up! items to crochet.

Here are some cute flower pins that I made with the Big Shot from Stampin' Up! and the Blossom Party and Fun Flowers dies. I also used buttons from Stampin' Up, including the new Ice Cream Parlor flower buttons you can get for FREE if you spend $50, with our new Sale-a-bration sale!! Click the shop now button to check it out!
I plan to use St. Patricks and Easter fabric for the flowers at the festival.
As always, Craft On!
                                                            Jean  

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