Pentecost, which signifies the end of the Easter season, is coming up quickly! Before the season is over, I want to share this Easter layout with you.
As I have mentioned before, my husband Scott grew up on a farm in the western state of Montana. I love this old childhood photo of Scott and his brother with their baskets and cowboy hats on Easter morning. As my sticker journaling (shown in the photo below) says: "That is so typically Montanan!"
In keeping with the theme of the page, I added several Western touches, including the cowboy-style Easter basket pictured below. The hat and boots are MAMBI stickers adhered to cream cardstock, and I made the basket by fussy-cutting and layering several rope images from Vintage Street Market paper.
One of my crop buddies frequently decorates her layouts with vintage buttons that her grandmother saved. I felt inspired to try something similar. I do not have any vintage buttons, but I do have some old buttons that I've cut off worn-out garments that were destined for the rag bag. On the right-hand side of my layout I sewed a row of these repurposed buttons, using a criss-cross stitching pattern. I tied tiny bits of twine at regular intervals between the buttons. I think the look calls to mind barbed wire fences--another "Western" image.