Sunday, April 17, 2011

Bunny Ears

Good Sunday morning. It's been a pretty stormy weekend in many places in the US the last couple of days. I hope everyone is safe.

Easter is only a week away. Where does the time go? At Lasting Memories our challenge this week is all about Easter. We want to see your layouts inspired by Easter - it can be Easter photos, Easter/springy colors, bunnies, chicks, lambs - whatever says Easter to you.

I have never taken many photos during the holidays. And when I did, I feel the photos don't really make much sense. Easter and Thanksgiving were the hardest. When the kids would go through their baskets, I either didn't have the camera or I was too busy watching what they were doing. I was racking my brain trying to figure out what photos to use for this challenge when I remembered the Bunny Ears. My ex-mother-in-law had given my oldest two some early Easter goodies one year. Each one received a Bunny Ear visor. I remembered that someone had taken some photos of the boys wearing these hats when they were visiting their great-grandparents.

To create this layout, I used the current sketch at Sketches in Thyme. It was perfect for a 2-photo Easter page. I had to turn it to accommodate my photos.


I was pretty excited to use a border that I had just received from participating in a border swap with the scrapping group Scrappin-n-Chattin. I used a grass border that was cut by my friend Abby. The background paper is from the DCWV Nana's Kids collection that I have had for a couple of years. All of the rest of the paper and cardstock used was from my scrap collection. I was very happy with that.


The challenge this week at The Paper Variety is to use a flower or flowers on your project. I made the flowers by cutting various circles and scalloped circles, inking the edges and stacking them. They are held together with a small brad. I used my Cricut as well. The bunny is from the Create A Critter cartridge. The stems for the flowers were cut from A Walk In My Garden. The title is made with Thickers. I have gathered quite the collection of Thickers, so I am enjoying using them on a lot of my pages.


I am also going to enter this page into the current challenge at Wee Memories. The challenge is "All Things Adorable". I really think that Pete and Ben were adorable, bunny ears or not.

I hope that you will join us this week at Lasting Memories. I have enjoyed looking at all of the wonderful layouts submitted by so many talented papercrafters. Check out the other design team members' blogs to read about their Easter inspired layouts. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

11 comments:

Heather said...

Great layout! Love the bunny ears!

Suzy said...

Awww such a cute layout! you have lovely photos too... Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!:)

Brenda said...

Too cute. Love the LO and especially the pictures

Tanya R said...

Yes, now this is cute. Thanks for playing with Sketches In Thyme this week.
Hugs
Tanya

glassgraffitix2 said...

Your LO is fab! Great take on the sketch.

Yara said...

Oh wow! Great take on the sketch! And those handmade flowers are awesome! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!

Theresa said...

Sue, this is a great layout....love the bunny ears! good luck with The Paper Variety!

Karen Wilson said...

Awesome take on the sketch and great LO! Love the bunny and the flowers!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Such a sweet layout!!!!Thanks so much for playing along with us at WEE Memories!!!!

tiffany said...

wow- fabulous job of combining several challenges in one adorable layout!! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Sketches In Thyme! =) Tiffany

Erin R said...

this is such a great project!! love those colors and your detail is fab! thanks for playing at sketches in thyme!!