Sunday, 8 April 2012

Happy Easter!

On Easter Sunday after brunch is finished, we get in the car and go for a drive to Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm in the metropolis of Bon Accord, Alberta.
My brother once described this place as "your crazy aunt's farm", and that is probably one of the best ways to describe it.
There is an eclectic collection of junk there that is the fascination and delight of any child (brings back summer memories at the crazy aunt's farm).  
Easter in Alberta is usually muddy, so after about a mile walk from the field where you park and hope not to get stuck, you walk in your gum boots to the farm proper, where your admission provides you a bead necklace (reminiscent of Mardi Gras), and then the fun begins.  There are straw bales to climb on, random ducks and geese wandering, an old Ford tractor parked (might have broken there) in a pile of random straw with the corresponding old clothes pile  to make a scare crow out of.  A swing set from the '70's, a menagerie of animals, calves, goats, sheep, chicks, and of course baby bunnies (a sign lets you know the bunnies are a perfect Mother's Day gift and will be ready for the mother's day weekend), a small straw bale maze for children, an area with small ride on pedal tractors, baskets, and random plastic eggs.  When your basket is as full as you want you can trade it in for a piece of candy.
My son loves this place, and I have to say we own a season pass to this fun every year!
As for the craft, I decided last night I better get the scrapbook page for last year made since I will be taking lots of pictures today.
The background paper and sheet of stickers was purchased a while back at Scrapbook Memories & More, the bases for the pictures is Certainly Celery card stock from Stampin Up.
If you look closely you will wonder how I got scrapbook paper to stand so nicely.  I did not have any card stock in the house in a size that would be fitting for a backing, so I used the 12 x12 sheets of cardboard that come in the back of the Designer Series Paper sets!
The bunny, egg hunt, and basket all have foam dots behind them to elevate off of the page, so I will leave them out to dry for a while (til the sticky is gone).
The letters are cut with the Cricut Plantin cartridge at 2" size.
Hope you're having a great Easter, and Hope this inspires your own creativity...


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