First of all, I am so very late announcing the winner of the Christmas Tags stamp set. thankfully our little blue froggy friend sends out an automatic email to the winner, so RHONDA MILLER knew first thing this morning that she would have new stamps coming her way! I'm so behind since I'm not feeling well right now. have I told you before how much cancer stinks?! yeah, you've heard it.....
I never did get my showcase project done for Milk Coffee either, so please pop on over to the blog to see the gorgeous projects done by the team. it might just be worth your while to do so. :) hint, hint, hint....
I'm telling you ahead of time that I also don't have a project for Jellypark. tomorrow is both a new challenge and new releases, so you will most certainly want to go to both the blog and the store to see what is up. yeah, I know I am such the loser. tattoo a big ol' L on my forehead these days.....
but what I DO have to show you is something else entirely....
I made this project several weeks ago for a team I thought I was going to be part of. plans have changed, but I still wanted to show it here on my blog. I really like the way it turned out, and Tyler & Mick have asked for it for their new home. I thought that was pretty cool! :)
found on Etsy - metal vintage picnic basket
I found this great template over at My Time Made Easy. it's called 'Grammy's Sewing Kit', but it works well for a picnic basket, too. I confess that this is my first time using one of their templates. even though I don't have a fancy electronic die cut machine, the pieces are not that hard to cut by hand. some stores' templates are just too complex for my shaky hands and wonky head. these are just right! :) I was inspired by vintage picnic baskets that I used to see at garage sales and antique stores when I was growing up. some day I WILL have a real one of these for my very own! grins!
The gorgeous Authentique Carefree 'Relaxed' paper was perfect to mimic the 50's style I wanted. precious images from A Day for Daisies helped add to the picnic theme. (sorry, the site is down right now so I can't link each of the images. will try to come back to do that once it's back up) some May Arts ruffle ribbon, a Prima burlap flower that was sprayed with glimmer mist, and vintage buttons complete the basket. oh yes, I did add some twill ribbon to the handle, too. I did lots of distressing with my inks to help add to the vintage feel.
please pardon my icky photos. Dave has my camera at work, so everything was taken with my phone. add into the equation my shaky hands, and it's not a good combo for magazine quality pix! this is why I scan everything I possibly can. ;)
I hope to be back to crafting this weekend. crossing fingers. y'all take care and know you are loved! :)
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes with ribbon
DL Art - anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - anything goes
Pollycraft - buttons and bows
Rhedd and Rosie's - red
Papercraft Star - inspiration photo (and I still eat my watermelon just like the little one here - face first! grins!)
Ribbon Carousel - summertime fun
Shopping Our Stash - oldest hardware (I had the hardest time tracking down these brads. they were REALLY buried...)
Cheerful Stamp Pad - your choice
Crafty Bloggers- favorite things: A Day for Daisies images, buttons, Prima flowers
My Craft Spot - 3D items
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner - image containing food
The Pink Elephant - anything but a card
Ribbon Girl - red
Challenges and Candies - colors, tastes, and smells of summer
Heck of a Challenge - summer holidays
Lia Stampz - summer
Ruby's Rainbow - food or drink