Five for Friday

Friday, April 06, 2012

Five things that are making me happy this week:

1. Our community Good Friday service this morning. Great praise & worship, a wonderful sermon, communion & a few minutes of visiting with friends afterwards. It's my favourite church service of the year!

2. Getting a shout-out on Nichole Heady's blog for this card that I posted earlier this week.

3. Decorating Easter eggs with the kids on Tuesday evening...


I love that they all still want to participate in our yearly tradition!

We started with dyeing our eggs...



Then, once they were dry, I decided to try Betsy Veldman's technique for stamping on Easter eggs. I stamped with some Rosie Posie & Scrambled Eggs stamps on some tissue paper and then cut out the images. I used a paint brush and some white glue mixed with water to glue the tissue paper to the eggs. When Sage came to join me & try some on her own, we made a discovery.... the ink bled through the tissue paper and onto the eggs! So we removed the tissue paper and ended up with stamped images on the eggs!



For the butterflies and the sentiments, we stamped directly on the eggs.




On this top egg (above & pictured below), I stamped the Rosie Posie stamps using this week's MIM challenge at Papertrey Ink: Generational Stamping. It's faint, but has a pretty effect.


4. Sage & I decided that we wanted to use our PTI Scrambled Eggs stamp set to make some cupcake toppers for our Easter gatherings this weekend. This morning, we baked our cupcakes & iced them after lunch.




And here are the toppers we made last weekend (they turned out so adorable!)


Sage made the little white bunnies (& on the back, we added little cotton ball tails!)


We're looking forward to bringing these to Cam's family gathering tonight & to my mom's on Sunday!


5. Anticipating Easter & all it represents, celebrating Jesus' death & resurrection with family & friends!

Thanks for looking!

12 comments:

Elena said...

Happy easter, Leigh! Thanks for sharing all the pics of egg dyeing and cupcake baking! Such special memories you are making...

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Looks like you and your children had a wonderful time getting ready with the Easter eggs. Love the tags on the cupcakes!

Deanna Jean said...

Leigh your kids are so sweet. Makes me miss my daughter being young. Great looking eggs and yummy looking cupcakes. Happy Easter to you and your family.

taraleclaire said...

Those eggs are adorable. We had a nice day with the kids today decorating eggs and doing an egg hunt. Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend my friend!

carol (krillsister) said...

I love family activities. Your eggs turned out beautiful. Love how the bunny & chicks look. Great clear images. Those cupcakes look yummy. Seeing your cupcake toppers has inspired me to make some for the blueberry muffins I will make on Sunday morning.

Jen said...

oh, these are awesome!! i too am excited for a wonderful peaceful weekend...great time to reflect on what i am thankful for!!!

Lindsey said...

You are so creative! What an awesome discovery. I love that you used this week's MIM on eggs. I never would have thought of that. And I absolutely agree with you...your cupcake toppers are adorable! Thanks for sharing such a fun activity with your cute daughter and for your wonderful reminders of the true importance of this Easter holiday.

Terri said...

Looks like fun. Love the cupcake toppers. Hope you have a great Easter.

The Paper Parade said...

What special Easter memories you made, and how awesome that you used Scrambled Eggs!!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

This whole post makes me happy Leigh. Wonderful techniques, colours, fun cupcake toppers and yummy cupcakes made with the kids - what could be more perfect?! Happy Easter!

Deb said...

Love your Five for Friday posts. Fabulous memories with your kiddos. So very, very sweet.

This year, I just did decoupage tissue paper on eggs. Not quite as decorative as my stamping like last year, but still fun.

Mayol said...

These are wonderful projects, Leigh! And what a fun discovery with the tissue paper-ink bleed. So fun to see your kids doing traditions with you.

 
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