Yesterday was absolutely GORGEOUS! The kids and I got up, quickly checked the Easter baskets to see what the bunny brought, and then headed off to church for the 8am service (Dan was at work) It was noticed by several people at church that we were not at our usual service, but I explained we had a busy day ahead of us. After getting back home and having a quick breakfast we were off to the family Egg Hunt and dinner. The kids had a blast. Apparently the bunny left quite a stash here in this planting. I think they each pulled out 2 or 3 eggs.
We had a pleasant day and also celebrated my Dad's birthday. My cupcakes were a hit with the non-chocolate lovers and even the chocolate lovers admitted they were good.
So now on to today the 5th...the new reveal day. I can finally show you those projects. In each "Showers" kit you get one of these...
...a Bella Blvd. "Blooms A Bella". (thanks for the picture Lisa :wink:) Each flower is made up of 6 layers (3 little & 3 big) they are held together with a few stitches and a brad. Easy enough to take a part if you wish(and I did!).
This was my first project...
At CHA we saw an example that used a small layer from the bloom. If you cut apart the petals...viola, a heart! I then misted the hearts with the Perfect Pearls and mini-mister that come in the kit, and then mounted with foam tape. Except for the letters (Thickers & Doodlebug) this is all from the SHOWERS kit.
Next I did this with 2 of the big layers...
I cut each layer in half, slightly overlapped, then stitched to my layout above and below my picture. I used a piece of the flocked transparency from Fancy Pants, cut a scalloped piece of pattern paper from the Crate Paper "Downstream", and cut stars from the Pink Paislee "Queen Bee". I misted the stars with the Perfect Pearls and mounted with popdots. To these kit materials I added Pink Paislee chipboard letters, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type stickers, and some Prima Pearls. (all available in the Coordinates Collections store)
I did a card with the final big layer & another layout with the two small layers. If you'd like to see them other other ideas by the Design Team using the April "Showers" or "Flowers" kit, just click here.
So today was opening day...got to watch the Phillies win their 1st game of the season! Just dropped my peeps off at the airport about an hour ago. The house is mine until Friday night...woohoo! I'm even getting a massage tomorrow.
Life is Good.
(yeah, yeah, I'm all talk I will miss them terribly)