Apr 20, 2011

Remnants of Camp Auntie Betsy and Eggcellent Mists

This is what is left from Camp Auntie Betsy.  27 Hours of wild crazy fun with 3 wild crazy girls.

This lovely sil made her first layout:

and then exclaimed "I LOVE scrapbooking!"  (yea for me!)  And isn't she CREATIVE?!

this little monkey is quite a natural when given paper and safety scissors:

and the other sweetie pie made load of pages, but bad Auntie forgot to take a picture.  But lots and lots of pictures were taken here:

and now I think I need to recover and sleep for 27 hours!

But before I leave!  A little bit of my experiment misting eggs:

I blew out some eggs, put them on skewers and stuck them in the ground.  I mixed some favorite mists of  Jenni Bowlin for Ranger dye ink and experimented with distance, amount of dye.  I just LOVE the natural speckled look to the eggs you can get with mist.

Since egg shells are not entirely porous, it can be a bit difficult to get the ink to dry.  The best methods I found were:  1) sandpapering the egg lightly first or 2) using the ScrapPerfect pouch on the egg.  I sped up drying with my heating tool also.

Then I wired and decorated the eggs simply - a bead, button, ribbon, JBS Charms . . . 

sweet, no?

thanks for coming by!


  1. Sounds like you have being having a fun time - great to be able to pass on your love of scrapbooking too!

  2. Aren't you just the most clever one! Skewers for the eggs! Ahhhh! Why didn't I think of that??

    I want to come to Camp Auntie Betsy too!! Pretty please??

  3. Betsy! You amaze me every time! So clever!

  4. Adorable. I gotta make one for my mom tommorrow. I really think she Will love it too. TFS


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