Friday, April 29, 2011

Sunshine in Chicago!

It was so nice waking up to Blue Sky this morning, and there was another surprise waiting for me in Dusty's Garden today.   I received a beautiful spring basket a couple of years ago that had blooming bulbs of different kinds.  One of them was miniature daffodils.  I loved them...they were Oh so cute,  and I had never seen a daffodil that small.   I wondered if they would come up again if I planted them outside in the garden.   Well, I am happy to say that the dark skies and rain this week helped these adorable little flowers bloom.   I placed a regular size daffodil next to them in the picture so that you could see the size difference.  I hope you enjoy.  Welcome Spring!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Eggs and CTMH Stamps

A good friend of mine is constantly telling me to post more   Most of the time I do not take pictures of things I give away......... So here goes.   I am trying to get out of the ole comfort zone here and  share because this probably seems a little crazy.  Stamping on eggs..... You see, my oldest daughter loves frogs and she was home from college for Easter.   Anyway,  I wanted to see if the resist technique could work on eggs. Guess what, it did, and how fun watching the image appear right before our eyes when we dipped the eggs in the dye.   I used Versamark ink and  stamped one of the frogs from the Fun Times stamp set on a white hard boiled egg, then colored them.   It was a little tricky stamping on the curved surface......But how exciting.  We did it!!  So fun, and a great Let's Get Inky project for kids( because the ink is you like it.....and maybe give it a try.....

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunday Blessings!

 What a blessing to be together as a family and share the day.  I am so grateful.  I hope you have a Happy Easter!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter!

We have had so much fun using this little Hen that cooks up to 7 hard boiled eggs, or 4 poached eggs.  My Mom gave this to us a few years ago.  Henrietta has become part of our Easter tradition...she even chirps when the eggs are ready.   So fun!   Thanks Mom.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

CTMH Lucky Chipboard Accents

When I got home this evening, I had a CTMH delivery waiting  for me on the porch.   I was dying to open it up and see the goodies inside.   It's 9:00...Kids are in  bed....hubby is watching his favorite show, and so now it is time.  Who Hoooo!!!!    One of my favorite items  is the Lucky Chipboard Accents on page 116 of the catalog.  What a surprise they were.  Not sure what I was expecting, but the generous size of the pieces  and so many per bag.  Wow!   

                                                      There are 48 pieces!

              Check out the detail and to give you an idea on size,
                                       this one is 4 inches wide.

                                                           Each piece is embossed!

        This is a great value @ $4.95 and I think this rustic look will be amazing with our Lucky papers, don't you?

Saturday, April 16, 2011


They are almost ready.........can hardly wait!

Who Hooo....They're here!!!!!
I took these pictures just a few minutes ago....

                 Just seeing them makes my heart sing:)    They are leaning over a bit because of the rain and can you believe it just started snowing?  No worries, a very good friend alway's says...when you have snow on your daffodils, it's a sign winter is really over.  Yippee!!!!    

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