Wednesday, March 26, 2008

EGG-citing Easter

I could go on and on with the egg jokes.... Ha ha ha.... I'll stop now though and spare you the torture!!!

I hope you all had a good Easter? We were all pretty mellow around here (which is really the way to be if you ask me) and had a small egg hunt around our house - then we packed up all our gear and spent time out with my husband's family for dinner & visiting etc. I'm one of the 'fortunate ones' who has a FANTASTIC mother and father in law.... and I can lucikly say (truthfully) that I like spending time with them. Good thing too, since they live so close to us! LOL!

On a more random note..... ever wonder why I go so long between my blog posts? Well... it's called 4 young kiddos... ha ha ha.... but I have figured out the solution to my blogging infrequencies.... I've demonstrated this cure-all solution in the picture below: (gets my kids out of my hair while I scrap and blog - perfect eh?)



Ok, ok.... so it's not MY kid.... I can't remember who emailed this to me.... but I only wish that I had thought of it first! (Do you think it would really work? Hmmm..... better stop thinking about it.... bad Beth, bad Beth!)

Kim Broedelet has a FABULOUS new grab bag out now. It will be discounted for a few more days only.... so go run and get it while it's on sale! I played around with some of the gear in there and came up with this:



Here is what the journaling says: (since the blogger image resizes it so small) "Kaitlyn enjoyed Easter time at school this year when Grandma came in to teach her whole class how to make Ukrainian Eggs. Grandma Jo has been teaching pysanky in classrooms for years, but this was the first time she got to teach in Kaitlyn's class!" Click
HERE for full credits on my layout.

My mom is the most talented lady I know!!! She creates the MOST GORGEOUS eggs and she teaches classes too. (Anybody want to learn?) Here is a basic run-down of how these eggs are created: A tool called a kistka is used to draw melted wax on the egg shell. This will protect and save any part of the design which will remain white. The egg is then dipped in the next lightest color, such as yellow, and wax added to save this part of the design. The process is repeated for each color used on the egg. Following the final color, the egg is held near a flame, the wax melted and wiped off which reveals the colorful design. The egg is then varnished to give it a glossy finish.


I'm actually in the process of putting up a web site for my mom.... I'll let ya know when it's finished - and you can check out all her AMAZING designs!!!

Soooo.... have I rambled for long enough? Anybody want a template? I played around with making one --- I've never made one before, so be nice - ha ha!




I based it off of the layout I made above. The zip file contains both Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop versions of the template. (Please let me know if the .psd file came out ok??? I actually use PSP for my scrapping, but saved a version of the template in Photoshop mode for all you PS users - I would love to know if it worked!)

Here is the download link:

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Have a good one!

32 comments:

Rina said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today, Beth! WOW, those Easter eggs are AMAZING - what a talent! I love the intricate designs - thanks for sharing the technique with us. I really laughed at the duct-taped baby, LOL - she actually seems to be thinking this is fun! Have a wonderful Wednesday :).
-rina
http://rinakroes.blogspot.com

Welli Designs said...

Great template. Thanks for sharing.

DawnMarch said...

Wow, that's a great template! I don't DL too many freebies, but I'm gonna grab this one -- thanks so much. That photo is hysterical -- I think we moms can all relate to that one.

AfriDigiDIva said...

That's a beautiful template. You have a wonderful blog! I'll definitely be back often.

Heather Watson Digital Elements said...

Great LO & freebie. TFS!

Nicole said...

Thank you for the great template!

Jacki said...

O'kay Beth, I tried. I downloaded the file and evenopened it this time =) I was able to open it in photoshop.... but then I didn't know what to do with it. I'm in need of some serious help! I played around with it- I was able to paint bucket the entire thing purple and I could delete the words you typed and I even brought a picture onto it and moved it around.... but it didn't look impressive when I was done =)
But at least now you know it works in photoshop... I think! Cool egg layout!

Satina said...

Beth,
You mom IS very creative and her eggs are the most beautiful I've ever seen. But you are also extremely talented and creative so give yourself credit for using her genes wisely! Tell you mom I said "Hello" and I still have to learn how to do those eggs!
Thank you for replying to my blog, you are always so sweet! I really want to see you again, and this time for more than three minutes! Tell Matt and the kids I said hello!

Satina

Church said...

This is a fabulous template. Thanks!

twoboyz00 said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful template. Those eggs are gorgeous! My son's friend was just describing to us how his family makes those. I sounds like a fun thing to try.

michellewaite1 said...

Thanks for the great template. I love that duct tape picture.

Anonymous said...

Love your LO and those eggs are gorgeous! I've tried the process and it made me even more in awe of anyone who can create such beautiful designs on eggs!

Kim B said...

THANK YOU for sharing the techniques girl- I was wondering yesterday and couldn't work out how the candle came into it all- LOL
It's like doing a batik but on eggs!! WOOOHOOOO. But gee's you have to have a steady hand to get it soooo intricate like you Mom does! She's got some talent there! PHEW!
That template is the BOMB!! LOVED the LO and I'm off to download now too- hahahaha
Tooot tooooting through on the DSO train
(((HUGS)))

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

Tropical Storm Jenessa said...

fabulous template - and i love those eggs! i really want to learn, i don't suppose she travels to germany to give classes? :))

love the photo of the duck taped child, why do you give me ideas like that?!

thank you for the template

Kim's Scrappin' said...

LOL I love the photo of the duct-taped baby! And WOW!! Those eggs are amazing! What great talent your Mother has. Love your LO and the template thanks so much for sharing it. :)

Melody aka pebbles7195 said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Beth!! OMG - how funny is that kid taped to the wall!! Too cute!! One way to get them out of your hair - hee hee!! Love your layout!! Can't wait to see your moms blog with her designs!! Thanks for the wonderful template -wouldn't know it was your first!! 4shared is doing maintenance so I will be back to download later!! Hugs!! :)

Barbara said...

What a hilarious picture of the baby duct taped to the wall. I may need to try that...just kidding! lol

Love the template too, off to download it now!

Nani said...

What a great template and layout! Those eggs are gorgeous!!

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Your template is great, kinda reminds me of your l/o with your daughter and those beautiful eggs. I have never heard of Ukrainian Eggs. I would like to know when you get your Mom's site up and running. I'm sure I could never do those lovely designs but it would be fun trying with my granddaughters. Thanks again, I enjoy your blog.
suerkeene@embarqmail.com

Callista said...

Thank you - your template is wonderful !

Anonymous said...

Thank you

Melissa said...

This is a great template!! I'm VERY impressed with the Easter eggs.

Julie said...

Awesome template!!! Thanks so much!!

Amoureuse685 said...

Thank you for this haughtiness template!
Sorry I am not very good in English and I use an automatic translator lol

Satina said...

Beth,
I am only "good" about posting on my blog because I am on bedrest and have little to do! Just wait, after the baby is born I'll be lucky to get on there once a week, or even once a month! You should do the tag challenge!

AKIZO said...

Thank you for cute template and Lovely LO!

Barbara said...

You've been tagged...
http://digimomdesigns.com/2008/03/31/ive-been-tagged/

├╝ber mich said...

Thanks so much. The Template is very wonderful.

Hugs Isabel

nicky said...

woww beth I love this photo!!!!!!!!!!! soooo cute!!
thanks for stopping my blog!!!

hugs nicky aka fulloflife

Beth said...

WOW! This is just stunning -- thanks so much for sharing! You're gonna make THIS Beth look real good. ;-)

Mary said...

Thank you so much for the great template, I can wait to play with it. You had me rolling with that picture, I also wish I could do that to my kiddos sometimes... only I don't think they make duct-tape strong enough to hold my two-fullofenergy-nevertiring-little monster boys. Must.stop.thinking.of.ways.to.make.it.work... LOL!