Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Easter is on it's way!

March is nearly here!  Good thing because I love Spring and Summer, bad thing because time has flown by!  Easter will be here by the end of March this year and has me thinking about colored eggs and Easter baskets.  I found a Cricut cut that I thought would work nicely for a basket.  So, I went to work trying it, and it worked!  I will be holding a workshop next week and this is the featured project.  CTMH has new papers for this time of year, and one of them is a stand-out to me.  The Chantilly paper collection is like a smile.  So cheerful and colorful, I have really enjoyed working with them.  Below is another pic of the basket, but with some Easter friends!

I couldn't stop at the basket.  I had to make some cards.  So, here is a sampling of cards, cut and assembled from the same papers.

The last picture is an Easter badge I made with the same stamp set  as the card above it.  This is a fun way to use a themed stamp set.  Layer the elements into a dimensional piece, suitable for wearing!

The Cricut cartridge that I used to cut all of the projects you see here is the "Artiste" by Close To My Heart.  There is a shopping cart button at the side of this post to go and view the catalogue if you would like.  I have many a Cricut cartridge ....but this one has the best variety of 3-D and great stuff that I have seen in a while!  Well worth the price!

I hope you have been inspired now to get started with your Spring projects if you haven't been already! 

Happy Crafting!


  1. Love them all! Should have got a circuit when I had a chance on one of those shop at home channels but now I can't remember which one it was. Anyone know, or can you buy it at Michaels. Guess I need to do some checking around. I Love the Leprechaun you have posted at Michael's website but he's not on the this blogspot although the address is. Help!

  2. Hi there!
    Thanks for leaving your comments! You can find a Cricut machine at Michaels, JoAnn's, online...I would check into finding one on sale somewhere! The Leprechaun is posted on http://www.smoothfoam.com/blog/national-craft-month-leprechaun-table-decor/ with instructions. It will be on my blog in a week or so! My blog features lots of different projects and mediums. There will be a new Smoothfoam project posted here 2 weeks after it appears on the Smoothfoam blog. Thanks for asking! Marilyn