Sunday, March 31, 2013

3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt Photo Recap

The third annual Easter Egg Hunt held by my husband and I and my very generous parents was a big success this year!  It seemed like everyone had a great time and the weather was perfect.  It was nothing but blue skies and the pool heater even allowed for a swim in the pool.  Here's a look at all the party details and the cute kids hunting for eggs, enjoying the party, and swimming!

I created a "Welcome to the Easter Egg Hunt" sign last year using my PSA Essentials Vanilla and Little Bunny Peel & Stick stamps.  I also created this Easter Egg Wreath using my May Arts Ribbon, hot glue gun and some eggs!

My very good friend Susan created these felt banners.  She was inspired by Dana on her blog Dana Made It. I strung them from the front deck. 

I used some printables from Design Editor like this "hop to it" and more throughout the hunt.  I created my own playlist for kids and created CD's as favors for the kids.  I got some table tent printables from my favorite stationery and party store: Swanky Press!  (She also did our invitation.) 

To create CD covers, I used my PSA Essentials Topiary Peel & Stick stamps.  I used coordinating cardstock throughout all my crafts to keep things cohesive.  My 2" inch circle punch here was a big help to add the "Happy Easter" on the CD cover. 
I created small votive flower vases for around the house and outside using my May Arts Ribbon and PSA Topiary Peel & Stick stamps

Our cake was baked and created by Ronnie's Bakery (Cakes by Lou) in Bluffton.   Also notice my Easter egg garland in the background. 

I created a pennant flag banner to string outside and stamped using my PSA Topiary Peel & Stick stamps as well as my personalized PSA Essentials Gillian stamp: "Easter Egg Hunt." 

I lined the porch with baskets from Target and paper pom-poms by Lilly Pulitzer and Favor Warehouse. 

This paint chip banner was an idea I got from Pinterest. I strung it on the beverage dispenser which we filled with lemonade. The cute bunnies are annual gifts from my mother-in-law. 

Susan also created this felt egg garland for the food table! 

I filled large hurricanes with empty eggs and topped them with a paper pom-pom for the food table decorations.  (Practical note: these took up too much space.)  My ribbon/stamped mason jars make an appearance here too! 

I strung paper lanterns from Oriental Trading Company on the palm trees.  

Hiding the eggs was a lot of fun.  I didn't do much hiding... 

I love the way the Marshmellow Peep Pops turned out!  I tied ribbon on lolipops and stuck peeps in them.   The grass I created using Easter egg grass, floral blocking and spray mount adhesive.   The "Happy Easter" tag was also simple.  I stamped the sentiment from PSA Topiary Peel & Stick stamps and punched using my bunny by Martha Stewart. 

For the menu we had a deli sandwich tray from Publix, I made tortilini pasta salad, my mom did fruit and veggies, and I also created "bunny" sandwiches of peanut butter/jelly and peanut butter and marsh mellow fluff.  

I love this shot of Molly's two friends Alex and Griffin.  They're sippin' lemonade out of paper straws (from Swanky Press) by the pool! 

Time for the egg hunt! 

And they're off! 

Time to swim! 

And that about sums it up!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spring has sprung blog hop

Welcome to PSA Stamp Camp's Spring has Sprung Blog Hop!   The Easter bunny is doing a lot of hopping tomorrow so today we will do the hopping for him!   You will see PSA Essentials design team members both past and present come up with some really fun ideas to craft this Spring.  Hop around to meet new designers, see great designs, and win! 

This card, bag & tag will always go down as one of our favorites.  It uses PSA Little Bunny Peel & Stick stamps which are perfect for the season and also for baby!  

Designs by Kelley Eubanks of My Front Porch 
In this fabulous blog hop, you could win 1 custom stamp, 3 Peel & Stick stamp sets, 2 notecards, 1 alignment tool, 1 black ink, 1 2-color ink, and free shipping to the winner.   Value of the package is $150.  Just comment on the post or like PSA Essentials on Facebook using the Rafflecopter widget at the end of this post. 

New to PSA Essentials?  Check us out at PSA Essentials and hang around here to check out some more creative designs by our talented team. 

Now it's time to hop to your first stop! Head on over to Jamie Green. 

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And just in case you get lost, here's the entire blog hop line up:

·         PSA Stamp Camp:
·         Jamie Green:
·         Shelly Kurth:
·         Jeanne Streiff:
·         Anthonette Chavez:
·         Julia Aston:
·         Regina Mangum: 
·         Jennifer Ingle:
·         Ginger Snap Crafts:
·         Cherished Bliss:
·         Mad In Crafts:
·         PSA Stamp Camp:

Mae Armstrong Designs: 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Monogrammed Easter Eggs

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Gina at the Shabby Creek Cottage stamped some eggs for Easter using her PSA Essentials Vanilla Peel & Stick stamps.   She placed the stamp on an acrylic block and dipped it in a black ink pad.  Then she carefully stamped on the egg.   Since the surface is round, a perfect impression is hard to achieve.  She colored in the stamp with a black marker to get rounded and perfect edges.   Let it dry before touching! 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Jelly Bean Stacking Boxes

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Ginger Bowie of Ginger Snap Crafts always has something fun for her kids.  I've noticed that with everything she creates, she goes one step further.  Like this "jelly bean stacking box" idea that she came up with.  Using her Silhouette, she used Easter craft paper to create stacking boxes.

psa stacking boxes

Then she filled the first one up with jelly beans.

jelly bean box

Using her PSA Funky Numbers Peel & Stick stamp set, she stamped numbers on paper, punched out and then adhered to the boxes.  This way the kids can count and sort their jelly beans into the stacking boxes.   What a fun activity for the kids.  My daughter Molly would love this!

psa essential numbers stamp

When she was finished, she tied it all up with twine from The Twinery!  It's an adorable addition to Easter baskets this year.

jellybean stacking boxes