Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter bags

I purchased some raw canvas and burlap bags the other day and thought I would decorate them for Easter.

Each one is a little different from the next.   I received some adorable papers and embellishments from the UK- Tilda.  They had a lot of springtime pieces that I used in the flower arrangements.

I painted in random areas with acrylic paint and a glittered snow texture.  I used antique doilies to anchor the flowers.  Colored lace was added and a banner was stamped with a sentiment.
These were so easy to put together and it was a great way to use a lot of my stash.

Once I started, it was hard to stop.
It's a fun way to give a gift.  You can fill it with candy or some other little gift.

Though bunnies and such are a cute symbol of Easter, the true meaning is the cross.  I have added one to each of my bags.
It is tucked into each flower arrangement.  Christ died for us and when they rolled away the stone, the tomb was empty.   His resurrection gives us the gift of eternal life if we choose to accept him as our Lord and Savior.

May you all have a blessed Easter and I pray you share this wonderful , holy holiday with those you love.  I pray you are able to go to a service to hear God's word and know that he loves each and every one of us.

Blessings and love,

Monday, April 14, 2014

Crafting Misc.

A lot of times I go in my craft room to just play, and some times it's with a purpose.  I love to make cards, but it's always with a heavy heart, when I am making a sympathy card.
More often, than not, my cards are on the "embellishment heavy" side, so I make a box to encase the card.
There are joyous occasions, such as my granddaughter's birthday.  Little girls are so much fun to make "girly cards"for.
I also love making elegant cards with a lot of lace and bling.

These 2 cards were fun to make.  I remember screen doors as a young child and I put real screen behind each of the doors.
These are little "twinchy" books made with felt and glued spines.
These are packages I wrapped for my sister's birthday.  A little change from just the plain boring wrapping paper.
So, this is what I do in between larger projects.  Crafting is like therapy to me, but a lot more expensive, says my husband.(ha ha)

Hope this inspires someone to get in a "crafty mood."