Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Eggstra! Eggstra! Read All About It!!

Did the fact that Easter is THIS SUNDAY take anyone else by surprise?!  Seriously, I'm not sure what is happening to the months, besides the fact that they are FLYING by!! 

This week was back to school after spring break.  The Youngest Kiddo's teacher got to spend her week off sick.  She actually missed Monday as she was still feeling below par, but managed to make it through the day yesterday.  We were suppose to get together to make baskets for the Kiddo's class to give to their kinder buddies.  Obviously, that never happened!  Due to overwhelming schedules on both ends, I told her I would just make the baskets.  I mean, there are only seven little guys in the kinder class, how long could it take to make seven little baskets?! Feel free to insert chuckles and major eye rolling here________. 

Sometimes, you just have to roll with the punches.

ANYhoos!!  Let's just say I am forever in debt to the wonderful, crafty ladies and gents who so kindly share their creations and templates for free on the Internet.  These people are a lifeboat to silly mom's like me who over extend themselves!  One such person is Claire Brennan, owner of Waltzingmouse Stamps. This wonderful lady so helpfully posted her free templates for different baskets on her blog this week, saving me precious time in searching. 

Claire, Thank you

I printed out the templates onto old, retired SU design paper that I had cut down to 8 1/2" x 11".  I did not feel that the paper was quite sturdy enough to hold the treats that were to be placed inside, so I used some full sheets of Hummungo Killer Adhesive to adhere two sheets of the design paper together before cutting out the template.  Despite setting my printer to grey scale printing, the lines were still pretty obvious so I chose not to tape down the little flaps of the basket. 


It was shortly after that I discovered that I do not own any Easter stamps.  Can someone please explain to me how, in all my years of being a demonstrator, stamping and crafting, that I do not own any Easter sets?!!  I finally found a couple of Easter sentiments in retired SU sets.  I pulled this on from Loads of Love Accessories.  The "eggs" were die cut using Spellbinder's classic ovals and Scalloped ovals. 


This shot shows not only the mess one can create when she has yet to clean up from the Boston Tea Party, but it also shows the inside of the baskets lined with the coordinating design paper.

there was another photo of the unholy mess.  I'll spare you.  You can thank me later.

  Template can be found here. 

I hate to post and run, "but I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder and Guilder to frame for it. I'm swamped".  Name that movie!! hehe

5 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

These are seriously cute! Job well done!

Sylvia said...

You are such a good mom, Starla, these are wonderful Easter baskets! As for not having any Easter stamps, I tend not to buy them either! I did this year but really did not use them! Have a wonderful Easter!

Anonymous said...

I know the movie. I get to watch it everytime your in a bad mood.

Carolyn King said...

they are so cute!!!! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Carolyn King said...

PS---Princess Bride is one of my ALL TIME FAVS!