Egg-stra Special News and Easter Basket!

I am so excited to share some crafty news with you! As the Pretty Palette challenges closed down this past week, I moved up to join the My Time Made Easy main Design Team!!! I am thrilled to be working with Lauren's templates every month as I have been in love with her products since she started her own business (and before, truthfully)! And my first assignment begins today and I have a cutey-cute-cute project to share with you but first some info from My Time Made Easy that you will not want to miss!

Given the tough economy, we announced on Feb. 27th, that as of today, we have now decreased our prices by 20%!

I may be a company owner, but I am really just like you. I'm a stay at home mom to 3 children, living on one primary income. I get to share what I love with the world and enjoy what I do. I KNOW how hard it can be to try to keep your family going, while maintaining your sanity through crafting, and be able to afford to buy some items without a lot of guilt! So after much debate I feel this change will help all our very valued customers :D  
                                                                                                         Lauren Meader
                                                                                                         My Time Made Easy

How awesome is that? And after you see the adorable products being released in the store TODAY, you will want to take advantage of those savings and buy yourself some Spring-y goodies! And speaking of goodies, I bet you're ready to see my project - introducing Egg-stra Special!

Now I couldn't just be normal and make the template the way it was supposed to be. See it's actual a complete egg, but I took a little liberty and used only the bottom half of the Egg-stra Special template. The paper is from the new digital paper pack Spring Has Sprung, which I printed on my inkjet printer. All of the template pieces were then cut on my Cameo. The handle is simply a 12 x 1.25 inch strip of cardstock, embellished with some crocheted trim.

I also made a tag and flower embellishment to dress up my basket - take a closer peek:

The image on the tag is one of the fun images in the Some Punny Easter digi stamp set, again printed and colored with a few Copics. I hand cut it out and layered it onto one of the cut pieces from the Egg-stra Special template and tied it to the basket handle. The flower was hand cut using the Fanciful Flowers cut file. I added a tied button to the center and a couple of crocheted trim "leaves" to finish it off and then filled my basket with gift bag filler (I couldn't find a good color Easter grass to use) and some little candies including two of my favorites - a Twix egg and a giant Peep! Swoon!

The Egg-stra Special template creates a fairly large egg so you can add any number of goodies inside. The rest of the team is also posting artwork using either the Egg-stra Special template or another new template Display. Here is a list of all of the team members - be sure to hop around and check out their amazing artwork!

  • Lauren Meader
  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  • Jackie Randolph
  • Karien vab der Westhuizen
  • Kimberly Morrow
  • Lisa Kind
  • Lori Hairston
  • Lori Kalus
  • Mary Vogel - you're here!
  • Pattie Goldman
  • Tangii Crain
  • Tracy Holmes

  • That's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by and come back on Sunday when I have another project to share with you using the Display template from My Time Made Easy. Until then, have a great day!

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    Noreen said...

    The egg makes a cute basket shape, too. It needed a bunny!

    Anonymous said...

    This is adorable Mary! I love that you made the egg into a basket and your little felt embellishment is terrific. Tracy:)

    Lauren Meader said...

    Welcome to the MTME Design team Mary! I know you'll be a great addition as you worked your magic on the challenge team. Love your debut project!!

    Dawn said...

    more stunning projects, love it and lovely papers. x