Spring is here! We spent plenty of time outside this weekend, weeding, planting, watering, flying a kite, playing catch, riding bikes, preparing for spring, and smoking ribs...my husband's favorite warm-weather pastime. My favorite memory of the weekend would have to be enjoying the process of my little girl building a clubhouse in the cedar trees and sage brush...it went on for days, isn't near completion, she has her own set of keys for the imaginary front door, and I keep finding things missing that she's hauled off to make her house a home.
I'm just about ready to head outside this morning, but wanted to share a few Easter Treat Bags I made for a special customer and friend. They consists of a glassine bag wrapped with a doily and embellished with a vintage image, pom pom trim, suede flower and leaves, scrunched seam binding, crepe paper garland, Freckled Fawn washi tape, and a stamped, tea-stained tag.
I used Papertrey Ink's Friendship Jar Spring Fillers stamp set for my spring sentiments.
I was asked recently about how I age my buttons, so I thought I'd answer here. I love using authentic, vintage buttons, but when I run out, I've found an alternative. Below I've used cream and white buttons and sprayed them with Tattered Angels Sand Glimmer Mist and Studio Calico Mister Huey Manila color mist. I dabbed them lightly with a paper towel to soak up a bit of the excess spray, but not all, and then just let them dry. This works best on buttons that have detail, indentations, and that aren't completely flat on top. This was so fun and easy. I'm trying this technique on pink and aqua buttons next...can't stop now.
This week will consist of, preparing taxes, working on more adoption paperwork, completing a couple of mini albums, working on a new card kit for Frost it Pink (think glitter and crocheted hearts!), and a bunch of other not-so-fun things that just have to be done.