Fave Font Friday

Happy Friday!  This is the end of our wonderful Spring Break full of lacrosse games, swimming and skiing.  We also threw in some work and some relaxing for good measure. 🙂

I have to say that I am particularly FOND of these new fonts I found. I can’t wait to use them in my digital scrapping!  Yes, one of these days I’ll share some of my digital scrapping fun with you…

Download Metro City, Both Dingleberrys, Handrelief

I have to say that typing Dingleberry makes me giggle. In my house it has a distinct meaning {I’m sure you can guess}, plus that’s what we call our ladder toss {game} balls.   silliness….

Have a fantastic weekend!

{BLOOM} Spring Wreath

Howdy all!  Well, I just couldn’t bring myself to make an Easter wreath since I could only keep it up for a couple of weeks, so I made this lovely Spring wreath!

Don’t you just LOVE the  simplicity and colors?  Okay, honestly, if you’ve been following for long you’ll know I’m a fan of simplicity especially when it comes to wreaths.

First I chose some great scrapbook paper & chipboard letters B-L-O-O-M.

I turned the paper over to the back and the letters as well.  Then I traced each letter on to the paper of my chosen pattern.

I carefully cut the letters out and then mod podged them to the chipboard letters.  You’ll see that the paper letters are slightly larger than the chipboard letters.  That’s perfect!

After the mod podge has dried… using sandpaper sand the edges in a downward motion.

You’ll end up with these lovely distressed looking letters.  Aren’t they fabulous?

Take a foam wreath and paint it the color of your burlap {or close to} just in case there is any peeking through.  Let dry.  Using hot glue and strips of burlap wrap the entire wreath in burlap. Once you are done also use hot glue to attach the letters to the wreath.

I added some fun paper flowers with button centers.  So adorable!  I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this wreath!

Don’t forget to pin away!

Have a great day and Happy Spring!

Easter Trace and Cut Practice Printables

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Easter is here and I am in LOVE with all of the beautiful Spring colors!  My little ones always need practice tracing left to right and on curved lines.  Slide these adorable printables into a page protector and let your kiddos use white board markers to practice tracing as many times as they please.  Straight Line download

Curved Line download

Aren’t they cute?

Love the colors!

Since cutting pages CAN’T be re-used I made the cutting practice page in black and white so making several copies won’t cost you an arm and a leg. 🙂

Enjoy building those pre-writing skills with your little one and practice cutting, cutting, cutting!

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Paper Egg Art

If you are joining me today from Oopsey Daisy, sit down, relax and enjoy!  If you like what you see, I’d LOVE for you to follow along via e-mail or Facebook {top right side of home page}.

I am so excited to share today’s tutorial with you!  It is the cutest stitched Easter egg I’ve ever seen. 🙂

My stitiched paper egg is such a great addition to my Easter mantel.  I love all of the bright pops of color, and sewing paper is SO seriously EASY! 

I started by cutting ovals using my Cricut and 5 different papers.  I then created stripes from the different ovals {free hand}.  I glued all of the stripes of paper onto a background egg paper {my backgroung egg is the sparkly orange paper since it was the thickest} and added some additional circles and flowers also cut by my Cricut from my colored paper.  This is the layered egg pre-stitching.

Once the glue dried I sewed each edge using my sewing machine and a zigzag stitch.

It was amazingly simple to sew.

The back even looks cool!

Don’t you just love all of the colors and I really love seeing the little holes created by the needle in the sewing machine.

This is just adorable!  I LOVE the glitter paper too.

Happy Easter!  Now, who is going to make one for themself?  C’mon, it really is easy!  Looks great with a few extra twine eggs I had left over from by Twine Egg Garland.

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On another note…

I am tickled pink, jumping up and down, and beyond excited to let you know that I’ll be guest posting tomorrow! Can you hear it? That’s my shriek of excitement all the way from Colorado! Check out Oopsey Daisy tomorrow to see my adorable tutorial.

Special thanks to Alison at Oopsey Daisy for allowing me to guest post on her adorable blog!

Adorable Sock Bunny

Oh. My. Good. Ness.  These are the cutest little bunnies I’ve ever seen!  Next week my preschool kiddos will be making one of these at our Easter party and I can’t wait to see our adorable collection of bunnies!

These are so easy, you won’t believe it!

First purchase Men’s tube socks {that way they have no heel} and insert a 2×4 cut to approx 5-8 inches depending on the height you want.  Honestly I won’t measure, I’ll just eyeball the cuts and they’ll be naturally varied.

Tie a cute ribbon at the top.  Loving the polka dots right now.

Cut ear shapes out of the socks.

Hot glue the bottom portion of the ears closed, leaving the top open to add a little stuffing.

Then hot glue the rest of the ears closed.

Use paint to add eyes, nose, pink ears, whiskers and cute rosy cheeks.  We will be using tacky glue to add some buttons too.

They look cute EVERYWHERE!  In front of the fireplace…

On the porch…

In a window.  You just can’t go wrong.

Mine will be joining my Easter mantel.

So, are you going to make some?  Your kids would LOVE it!!!

Happy Crafting!