Egg~trodinary Spring Bouquet

“That is one good thing about

this world…there are always sure

to be more springs.”

~L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

I love Spring!  New life, new beginnings, and especially for those who experience long, cold winters, a welcome sign that warm weather is on its way.  I’m seeing signs here in my yard; Robins, daffodils popping up, and even some flowering trees in bloom.  Yep, there are always sure to be more springs!

Today’s project is somewhat whimsical with Violets (Pansies) in an egg, but, for me, it’s also memorable.  One Easter, my Dad gave my mother a “sugared egg” with a lovely bouquet inside and I couldn’t resist replicating this starting with Joset Designs Easter Egg done in Silk Microfine Glitter (not sugar:-D) and my Garden Notes Pansy.  I encompassed the egg with my Round Grapevine Wreath, Leafy Branches, White Lilacs, and some colorful branches, covered with Plum Crazy Prills.  The bouquet is set on Graphic 45’s “Children’s Hour” collection and ECD’s Soft Finish Duo Cardstock in Dusky Lavender and could easily stay as a card or the recipient could frame it in a shadow box for a true keepsake.

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Beneath the Sea Music Box for Emmie

On February 5th, our granddaughter Emersyn (Emmie for short) will turn four years old.  She joined our family in April 2013 and we have been the luckiest family to have this sweet, sassy, funny, and full of joy child in our lives.

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Last Halloween, she was “Ariel” from The Little Mermaid and said to me, “Mimi, I want to be a mermaid when I grow up!”  Well, who doesn’t?  Was it by coincidence–I think not–that Graphic 45 came out with a collection called Voyage Beneath the Sea at CHA in January for the project today.  Instead of a card, this music box, which plays “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” will certainly surprise my little mermaid in the making!

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