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Susan R. Opel

We’re getting close to one of my favorite days of the year…Easter! Roll springtime, resurrection and pretty pastels all up into one day, and you’ll find me smiling from ear to ear! 

Hopefully by now you’ve had the chance to drink in all of the springtime goodness in the March/April issue. Did you SEE the eggs that Kim Kesti created in Tips, Tools, & Techniques? Talk about wowie-wow! I simply asked Kim to come up with some creative ideas of how to use her paper crafting supplies to decorate eggs, and away she went! 

The six eggs that appeared in the magazine are pretty inspiring. I mean, who is brave enough to even attempt stamping and embossing on an egg shell? Kim is, and look at the awesome results! Kim also used acrylic paint, rub-ons, finger paint, paper flowers, patterned paper, adhesive pearls and glitter to dress up half a dozen simple eggshells. Aren’t these simply gorgeous?   

Here are some fun ways to dress up some eggshells!

One thing you probably don’t know is that Kim actually decorated three more eggs that didn’t appear in the magazine. Yes, she blew out THREE MORE yolks which really isn’t all that fun! If you go to her blog here, you can get a full insider’s look at how she went about creating all of the eggs. And here’s a look at the other three eggs that she created: 

Don’t be afraid to try glimmer mist, stickers, gems and ribbons on your eggs.

So as you head into Easter and are trying to think of a fun craft to do with the kids or for yourself, consider all of the pretty pastel goodness that you can find in your craft supplies, and scramble up some egg decorating fun! 

Would you believe that Kim is willing to part with these beauties? Leave me a comment telling me which egg is your favorite (and why), and one lucky/randomly chosen commenter will be sent the six eggs that appeared in the magazine (no guarantees that they’ll make it there in one piece – but it could happen!). All comments must be received by midnight (MDT) on Sunday, March 28. 

Here’s to an egg-citing Easter!
Susan 

P.S. We just posted our next call for submissions! If you feel like getting in the Christmas spirit, we’re looking for projects for Holiday Cards & More, Volume 5. Click HERE for all the merry details!

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Susan R. Opel

Susan R. Opel

It’s time for another edition of Tips, Tools, & Techniques trivia! Crack open your spook-erific copy of the September/October 2009 issue of Paper Crafts magazine to page 80 and answer the following questions for the chance to WIN (and who doesn’t like to win?):

  • Look carefully at the Twist Trimmer blades on page 80. What does the orange blade do?
  • On page 81, I stated that I wanted one of each of four types of sweaters? Name the four sweater types.
  • Read through the Microsoft Word section on page 82. What key do you push on the keyboard to create the spider on the Keep it Creepy Card?
  • Check out the caption below the Bubble Blast Office Set on page 82. Which two places might be brightened by these colorful organizers?
  • What idea is your favorite from this issue’s Tips, Tools, & Techniques column, and why?

Now for the fun part. Two winners will be selected at random to win one of the following:

  • The Twist Trimmer and Magnetic Mat (plus the blades you see on page 80) from We R Memory Keepers shown on page 80.

  • The Bubble Blast Office Set by Home Essence on page 82 (including four matching bonus pieces that aren’t even in the photograph!).

Now how ‘bout that? There’s not much more to do before you are qualified to win!

  • Send me an e-mail with your answers to sopel@papercraftsmag.com. Put “TT&T Blog” in the subject line of your message. Be sure to leave a comment on the blog, and let me know which prize strikes your fancy!
  • Entries are due no later than midnight MDT on Friday, August 21st. From the correct entries received, two winners will be selected at random and contacted via e-mail. Once the winner has been notified, I’ll post his/her name in the comments section of this blog. Note: Due to the number of e-mails received, I’m unable to respond to each message individually. Please know that I do read your comments and totally appreciate your participation. Thanks!

So…What are you waiting for?

Good luck!
Susan

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