Simple Easter Baskets

I got a Wild 'Hare' last night and decided to be the Easter Bunny for my office.  Talk about the last minute... It was at 10:30pm when I sat down to make them.  Good thing they are easy to make.  I made 12 and it took me about 2 hours.  Not too bad.

I am trying to use up a bunch of paper and stuff that I have in my stash.  On this project I used a 9x9 paper pack from The Angel Company called Genevieve and some random brads from American Crafts and Making Memories.  If I had started sooner, I would have inked the edges and used a decorative punch on the handle, etc.  Ah, but alas, I don't often work that way. LOL!

I used some paper moss for the grass in the baskets and punched tags using my scalloped oval punch from Stampin' Up.  Then, I filled them with those little chocolate eggs wrapped in decorative foil.  So cute!  Everyone at the office was surprised and loved them!

Here's how you make them:
  1. Cut a 6"x6" square of cardstock paper.  If you use light-weight printed paper, I would glue it to cardstock first to make it thicker.
  2. Score the paper at 2" and 4" in both directions on the paper so that you have a 9 square pattern.
  3. Then, cut vertically down to the 2" score line at 1", 2", 4" and 5" across the top of the paper.
  4. Turn the paper around to the bottom edge and repeat step 3.  Your paper should look like this with the dashed lines scored and the solid lines cut.
  5. Next, in the upper and lower squares in the center section of the paper, you are going to cut them into a triangle.  I marked the paper at 3" along the upper and lower edges of the paper and cut from that mark to the intersection of the 2" score line and the 2" cut line as shown here.
  6. Now, just fold all the score lines in and start assembling your basket by pulling in the 1" strips on either side of the triangle over to meet up with the point of the triangle.  Then, pull the outter strips in so that they are evenly across from each other.  You can glue them together if you want to keep them from slipping.  Then, punch a hole through all the layers with a Crop-O-Dile or a piercing tool.
  7. Insert a brad to hold them together.
  8. Cut a 1 1/2" x 6" strip for the handle and punch a hole on either end of the strip centered and about 1/2" from the edge.
  9. Insert the brads into the holes on the strip for the handle and spread the brad's prongs.
You're all done!!
I hope you like this project!  Now, go Make Something Cute!  And have a Happy Easter!

Contest Update - Beat by Cookie Monster!

Thank you all for voting for my flowers in the Scrapbooks Etc Craft It Forward contest!  Unfortunately, I was beat out by Cookie Monster and Elmo.  Sad Face :-(  Oh, well.

Here's a new card I made over the weekend. I CASE'd from another blogger, Renee, Inkspirations Challenge #65.  I made mine a bit larger and created a little nest from the branch of the bird punch.

I used Night of Navy for the card, Marina Mist for the circle and inside of the card, Ivory for the sentiment, Old Olive for the branches, Crumb Cake for the nest, and Soft Suede for the birds.  I inked the branches, sentiment and birds with Soft Suede ink.

I hope you like it.  I think it turned out really cute!

I Need Your Votes!!

I entered the Craft It Forward contest at Scrapbooks Etc. to win $500 for my church Women's Service Group.  Click on this link and cast your vote!  You can vote Daily!  Yeah!! We're in 1st Place so far!!

Also, send the link to everyone you know so I can get more votes!  The one with the most votes, wins!  My entry was the Gerber Daisy Flower Arrangements made for the Women's Service Group.

An Award!! For Me??!!

I'm Super Excited to be honored with the {Stylish Blogger Award}. The award comes by way of Kendra Richardson - Kendra's Creative Corner and Katherine - Katherine's Stamping Haven. You can view their blogs HERE and HERE.
When you are given this award...there are (4) things you must do...

1. Thank the person that gave you the award and link back to their blog (above). THANKS Kendra!  THANKS Katherine!

2. Share (8) things about yourself:

1. I really love shopping for craft supplies and new ideas.

2. I love teaching others how to craft and sharing my talents to make people happy.

3. I am totally in love with my 2 boys, Jordan and baby Ryker.

4. I love chocolate!

5. I am a Native Texan.

6. I have the cutest puppies - Bailey and Mimi!

7. Country Music Rocks!

8. I hate the size of my bum!

3. Pass this award on to (8) other Stylish Bloggers:








It's Sneak Peek Time! Spring is Blossoming Promotion

The Sneak Peek Spring is Blossoming Promotion
offers a sneak peek at two brand-new products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog, and from April 1st to the 30th you can order the Four Frames Stamp Set and Paisley Petals DSP with a $20 minimum purchase, or get them FREE when you host a $350 workshop. 

These products won't be available again until July 1st when the new Idea Book & Catalog comes out. 
So if you are like me and can't wait until July there are several ways you can order these products.  You can order through my on-line store, host a workshop, or give me a call and I can place your order for you.

Here are some samples made with these new products!  Click here to order these supplies to make it!

Here are the Products!

Click Here for More Info!
Let me know if you have any questions or need assistance in placing an order, and I will be happy to help! 

Lots Of Bots Birthday

Here's a fun card I made for a guy at the office.  Since we are programmers, I thought the binary code in the background was appropriate!

I used the Lots of Bots Stamp Set on Whisper White cardstock using Basic Black ink.  Then I colored the robot with my Copic Markers and added some red stickles to the balloon, hat and bag.  I inked the edges of each layer with Basic Grey ink.  The layers are matted on Basic Black, Crumbcake, Real Red, and Marina Blue cardstock.  Hope you like it!

Thanks for looking!


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