Today is the first day of Spring and Easter is not far away. I thought I'd share this post from a few years ago with photos some of my hand painted Easter eggs. Most of these were collected during the years we lived in Germany. (click the photo or the red words to go to the post)
I love to decorate eggs for Easter but most of mine are the more typical dyed eggs. If you want to decorate eggs that you can keep from year to year, it is probably best to empty them. There is a nifty little tool for this that I learned about when we lived in Germany.
This is the specific model that I have. If you do a search for "egg blower kit" you will find various sites that sell these and similar devices. The price should be under $10 and you'll have to shop around to find the best deal including shipping. If you have a large specialty hobby store near you you might be able to find this tool but I have never seen one in a store in the US - they were easy to find in Germany at this time of year.
The tool creates a nice round hole with the drill and then you blow in air to force the egg out. You can save the eggs to use in a recipe so there is no waste.
I have some new ideas for egg decorating that I want to try - as soon as I get my other big projects finished.
Upcoming Creative Memories Cricut Cartridge Sale
If you have been wanting some of the Creative Memories exclusive Cricut cartridges, I have good news about an upcoming sale. The sale will be for just 12 hours - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Central Time on March 26th (next Monday) so mark your calendar.
If you don't have a regular Creative Memories consultant, I would be happy to help you with any questions. On the day of the sale you can order from my Creative Memories personal website - here is a link to the Cricut cartridge page on my website.
When you buy one cartridge at the regular price ($55) you can purchase a second cartridge for 30% off ($38.50). If you buy two at the regular price, you can buy two more at 30% off. If you want an odd number of cartridges, it might be a good time to get together with a friend to order and share the discount (and the shipping). You'll want to order early since there will be no backorders offered.
All seven of the cartridges are included in the sale - Cheerful Seasons, Reminisce Accents, Stork's Delivery, Traveler, 'Tis the Season, This and That and the newest Divine Wedding cartridge. You can click on each name to go to the webpage with the description and on that page you will find a link to the artwork on each cartridge.
If you are a digital scrapper, I have some more good news. Creative Memories will start selling digital artwork in universal formats (jpeg and png files) beginning April 1st. I find the Storybook Creator 4.0 program very easy to use and until now, all of the CM content was packaged to install directly into that program. Beginning in April, even if you are using another method of digital scrapping that you prefer, you will be able to purchase some of the great CM artwork to use in your digital projects.
Have you started decorating for Easter yet? Do you like to decorate eggs? Do you have an egg hunt? Do I ask too many questions?!?
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