Showing posts from April, 2011

Here Comes Peter Cottontail!

Don't you just love Spring? To me, it's the most beautiful season here in Tennessee with flowering trees, wildflowers, gorgeous irises and tulips and an over-abundance of azaleas in all colors and sizes. You can't live in the South without azaleas. It's just not done.

The greatest thing about Spring is Easter: the thrill of Easter morning when the children check to see what the Easter bunny left for them, getting all dressed up in our best finery and worshiping God with friends and family. Plus, the chocolate. No Easter is complete without chocolate bunny ears and Peeps.

This little quickie napkin ring will add a burst of sunshine to your Easter table. Each one takes about ten minutes with a hot glue gun, so you can make them at the last minute.

Here's how I did it:

Yarn, Yellow
Offray Polka Dot ribbon, 12" for each ring
3 plastic mini-eggs
1 1/4" circle punch
Cardstock scrap
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

1. Punch a circle from the cardstock. Cut …

Win this Prize Package worth $900!

The vendors who participated in the Complete the Puzzle Designer Gallery Challenge at CHA are offering you a chance to win this awesome prize package. This contest is open to everyone, and I hope someone I know wins!

Just go to and follow the entry steps.

The winner will be drawn on May 9.

Good luck!!!

Participating Sponsors:
• ScraPerfect
• Rubber Stamp Concepts
• Earth Safe Finishes
• Robin's Nest
• Crafter's Workshop
• Makin's Clay
• Magenta
• Benny Morgan
• Westcott Brand

Another Blog Hop Coming Soon!

On April 14th, be sure to check back here and follow the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop for lots of new Easter projects.

We're giving away a set of DVDs of the final episodes of Scrapbook Memories.You can get a head start on entering the contest by visiting Julie McGuffey's blog ( for all the details.The winner will be announced on April 14th.

While you're there, be sure to take note of Julie's latest project, Scrapbook Soup. You know that if Julie has a hand in it, it's going to be great!

We're having a beautiful morning here in Brighton, Tennessee with birds singing, sun shining and flowers blooming. It's a bit nippy, but that's ok. It's supposed to warm up a little tomorrow, so if hubby doesn't get a round of golf going, we're heading to the Memphis Zoo for a look at the pandas.

I hope you have a wonderful day. If it's warm and green where you are, take off your shoes and walk in fresh grass. That's…

Christmas in April

Here is a little sample of one of the projects I made for the CHA Designer Crafts Studio recently using Viva Décor products. Check out the Viva Décor FB page for other ideas and product info.

Store you child’s precious letters to Santa in this exquisite box. The top begins as a 6" X 8" canvas and the box can be purchased or easily made from foam board. Decorate the inside as well (the well created by the wooden canvas stretchers make a perfect frame when covered with a paper-wrapped chipboard frame!) and add a photo of your child on Santa's lap.

6” x 8” gallery-wrapped canvas
6” x 8” x 3” wooden box
Hinges, handle and metal corner protectors (Stanislaus)
Paper Soft Color, Moss , Warm Sand (Viva Decor)
Precious Metal Color, Copper (Viva Decor)
Pearl Pens, copper and black (Viva Decor)
Dresden Trims, Copper Medieval and German Die Cut Santa (Paper Dreams Factory)
12 X 12 paper, two sheets, patterned, light neutral color
Mulberry paper, burgundy and medium brown
Rusty Pape…