Out with the old (Valentine stuff) and time for some NEW Spring stuff!

And I am NOT ready!!!  Well, I have my ‘starter box’ of Easter leftover items from last year; but I haven’t got much NEW ready to go.  REALLY trying to use up what I have (craft supply wise) instead of buying new.  Forcing myself to look through the boxes I have before allowing myself to go shopping.

P1110871I had started on a few things before this durned bronchitis completely disrupted my life and crafting time!  These were the plastic pull apart eggs.  Covered them with tea stained paper scraps.

P1110873Turned out a bit ‘scrappier’ looking that I had envisioned.  Thought about sanding them or adding more tea stain . . .

P1110875But I settled upon GLITTERING them!

P1110877NOW what to DO with them?!?!?

P1110880I only have 10 of them; one is a larger size.  Decided to just bag them with some grass.

P1110879We’ll see how they sell like this.  I can always hunt for some little baskets to put them in if they don’t sell like this.

P1110903Got a couple of little nest collages done too.  I tend more towards SPRING things than actual Easter.  That way I can leave them out longer.

P1110904Still getting a lot of good use out of that old dictionary!  The pages are a perfect background for so many different themes!


New stencils

One of my FAV stencil stores was having a sale, so I bought myself a few new stencils to play with!

3.7.13 stars ID 001Was THIS stencil ‘made for me’ or what?!?!  

It’s  fairly small; 6″x6″.  Won’t it be cute to use along with my “Keep Calm and Carry On” stencil?!?  And my nest sign!

3.7.13 stars ID 002Forgot what this one translates to?!

3.7.13 stars ID 003Will probably use this one ‘combined’ and as individual words.

3.7.13 stars ID 005Assorted sizes of skeleton keys.  Thinking I can probably ‘change up’ the design on the top part.

3.7.13 stars ID 006This is a big 12″x12″ stencil.  Big silverware is so popular right now.

3.7.13 stars ID 007French postmark!  My VERY favorite of this batch!  Gonna use it on the tops of a trio of little tables.  (the silverware might be cute too!?!)  And I can probably use ‘just the crown’ in the stencil too!

3.7.13 stars ID 008Cute signs for baby rooms?

Once I’m all packed up (tomorrow) and moved into my new BIGGER space with some help from Michael (Saturday) and get the new space all situated (a couple more trips next week); I’ll have time to play with my new stencils!  woo-hoo!!