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!