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Monday, March 25, 2013

Sparkle Egg

Have you heard of the Christmas Pickle?!?!
The tradition of decorating Christmas trees originated in Germany in the sixteenth century, and spread throughout Europe and to the United States, with different areas using different types of ornaments. Some Christmas tree decorations are sold with an accompanying legend. One legend of uncertain origin is the tradition of the Christmas pickle.
Read more:
Tradition of the Christmas Pickle | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_6766506_tradition-christmas-pickle.html#ixzz2OWAkmFsN


This Sparkle Egg is my new fun tradition
that is similar to that custom!!
Here we will hide a specially decorated Easter Egg for the kids to find in our home - each child will be allowed to take ONE and each will have a special prize inside!
 
Placing one decorated plastic egg, filled with money and special goodies, is a fun way to make your Easter Sparkle!
 
(They make great gifts, are low cost and
have a BIG impact!)
Using Tea for Two Designer Series Paper (Spring Mini) and the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (Idea Book & Catalog) this small Plastic Egg takes on a New Life!
Using Mini Glue Dots (Idea Book & Catalog) to adhere each punched DSP flower this is a fun and easy way to spend a little of time.  This investment of your time can still Open and is unlimited in the ways to bless another!
Start at the Line where the Egg Pops Open and build a line of connecting cute patterned flowers.  Build up and eventually cover the egg...

Using our Basic Jewels adhesive backed Rhinestones - this sweet egg goes GLAM with Sparkle and Bling!
This is my fun Woven Basket..
Click HERE for more info on that fun project. 
Filling in glittered eggs and candy gummy carrots for a sweet center piece - the jewel of the center piece becomes my Egg!
We are rocking some beautiful Spring weather here in Southern California!!  I couldn't resist popping out to our front yard to capture the joy and loveliness of it!
SURPRISE someone with something sweet inside this rich looking egg!!  My older girls (now in college and working) would LOVE to find thisssss egg... lol.
My Younger kids, thankfully, won't need such a Big number to be surprised - lol.
Myyyy favorite eggs to find, growing up, were the ones my older family members would hide in the plants...
this brings back such great memories!!
Egg~Tastic Fortune Egg!!
Yes, we did just have Chinese Food - butttttt I couldn't resist creating a Fortune or Good-Wish Easter Egg!!
Write a lovely sentiment or note and enclose it in this low-cost egg!  A Fun way to send some love!!
Are YOUooooo as Egg-static as Iiiiii am?!?!? (te, he, he, he...)
Writing this cute note on a piece of More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper (Spring Mini) is a fun way to use up scraps while creating a pretty note!
Writing kind words and leaving this as a gift for a friend or neighbor is a great way to bless someone!!
BAM! (lol) this pretty, feminine, glammed out egg is a great center piece to your table, add a string to the top BEFORE adding the flowers and have a pretty hanging egg...
Our sweet Princess was out smelling the flowers while I tried to capture the egg and the beauty of the day (I dooooo so love our Southern California weather!!  Happy Spring!!)
I couldn't resist using my little love for these photos!!
(We love when the roses start to bloom -
here is my smell-good beauty the 'Double Delight' rose -
our first bloom of the season!!)
 
 Nooooo matter where you hide this beauty...
 who you may gift it too....
EVERYONE will be beyond blessed to
receive or find it in their possession!

What do YOU think?!?!
What type paper would YOU use?!?!
Please leave me a comment and let me know!
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this or any of my posts!!

Have YOU played with our Papers?!?!  Punches??
This egg and many more like it are available soooo inexpensive at stores - we are going to walk to the Dollar Store to secure some more! 
(Blessing friends and neighbors if we can... )
It is great to re-purpose these plastic goodies and make them into something Ultra Special!!  I can't wait to have my kiddos help me in decorating eggs for our friends, family and neighbors - it will be a great lesson for them!
(Isn't that what Parents do? lol)
 
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