Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Papertrey Pals Challenge March

As some of you may know I have been MIA for a few weeks ...... things got a bit overwhelming with real life and then when I was creating I did not have the energy to think about taking photos and lighting blah blah blah.  And I have also been ├╝ber focused on taking off a few inches and lbs.   Thanks to a few of my buddies ....... Keva and Laurie....... here I am with my Pals challenge.

Our challenge for the Pals this month was to create an Easter project.  What to do....... what to do...... I first started with a quick easy basket this morning but could not find my chalk to finish my bunny so ...... he did not make it to Hollywood ........ I knew I wanted to make a basket and I knew I wanted to do something for Emma's teachers and the girls in the office so I went on my mission to find the right basket.  I found this tutorial and the rest is history.  This is one of the baskets....... I am going to be making about 5 more and by then I should have my little stamp to fit in my tiny tags that reads
 "Happy Easter"








And one more thing .......... Thursday is opening day 
Let's Go YANKEES!!!
and I turn 29 again



And a few things that make me very happy..........


Have a great week!!!
xoxoxo
Sue Ann

26 comments:

Rebecca said...

This basket is sooooo adorable! I love the ribbon weaved through the handle. Where did you get those chicks? Is that a die?? Great Job!

Diane Jaquay said...

Sue Ann, your basket is DARLING!!! Thanks for including the tutorial :)

Liz said...

Way cute basket! I'm loving those chicks! :)

Rhonda said...

Just darlin!!! I know that overwhelmed feeling as I am experiencing the SAME thing. Can I wish you an early Happy Birthday in case my brain forgets??? HUGS.

Keva said...

Ack..this is SO cute! It's funny you posted this cause I just sent you a message about updating your blog..lol.

Love the ribbon throughout the top of the basket..and those chickies! It is so so pretty!

Lindsay said...

Sue Ann I missed you! I was just thinking about you and here you are! Hope all is well. This basket is CA-UTE! I looove it! So. much. Take care crafty girl!

Amy said...

I wondered how you were doing when you sent me that email! I miss your beautiful creations! I totally understand where real life has gotten so busy.....I feel the same way! That being said....props to you for your weight loss! Yay! I adore your little spring basket....it is going to be a hit! I know just the right medicine......come visit me in a week! I'm having some guests over that you will know and I can make a mean 'rita! Tell Curt it's your birthday present! :)

Laurie said...

Yeah!! I am so glad to see a new creation! I know how life gets! Mine is crazy now too! Your basket is so cute! I love those little chickies! Hope to see more soon!

Terri said...

I wondered where you have been. Glad everything is okay and you have just been busy. Super Cute basket! Thanks for sharing how you made it too.

Kara said...

so nice to see your projects again. this basket is so cute.....thanks for providing a link to the tutorial...love it!

Mad for Paper said...

your basket is absolutely adorable. I am sure they will be very well received.
TFS
Ang

Curt in Carmel said...

ADORABLE! Love the ribbon through the handle and those little chicks around the rim. What a cute basket and perfect for a teacher's gift. I also applaud your effort for your weight loss project. I wish you much success. And finally HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it is filled with all the things you love! Best, Curt

Linda said...

Your basket is adorable. I love the woven ribbon in the handle and so much more! Happy, happy birthday. Hope it's fabulous! Congratulations on the weight loss! And finally, hope those Yankees give you an additional present today with an opening game win!!

Baseret said...

Your basket is adorable!! I can't wait to try one. Love the ribbon weaved through the handle.
Happy Birthday!!

Jen Carter said...

This is incredibly cute!! I love what you put that basket together! The handle is so cute and the chicks are adorable!

christy compton hall said...

First, let's focus on the fact that IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!!! What a perfect day for me to check back in on my Reader :) Yayyy!!! I hope you'll be treated like the royal queen you ARE!

And, that basket is the best Easter basket I have ever seen! Seriously, I LOVE the woven eyelet handle, the pink & kraft weave, and the ring of chickies. GREAT pictures with good lighting too (ain't that a bitch sometimes?). You done good.

Kara said...

Happy Birthday Sue Anne!!

Nadine said...

Those baskets are adorable. LOVE the way you threaded the ribbon through the handle like that.

Happy 29th birthday again, lol!!!

Jessica said...

Oh wow, awesome basket! I love all the texture with the ribbon and the weaving and the button and the paper grass!

Ingrid Danvers said...

What a cute basket, Sue Ann. The little chickies are adorable. A great take on the challenge.

xoxo

Suzanne said...

Sue Ann glad you are back! Your project is adorable!

Be sure to check my post tonight - I've got something special for you there! ;)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Hi Sue Ann! Happy Belated Birthday :) Great to see you creating again! Your Easter basket is darling! Love the little chicks around the perimeter :) Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

LittleSurferGirl said...

Sue Ann! What an absolutely adorable little basket! I love it! My girls want me to make one each for their bedroom. I'll add that into my list of things to do...

Hope your birthday was wonderful!

Jen said...

What a wonderful project. Those little ducks couldnt be cuter. The base shape of your basket and the colors you've used are perfect. Such a dear basket. Thanks for the tut too. This is a real must try. And for the fresh basil... Heaven!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Hey there!
First off the project is adorable! Really!
But what I wanted to say...is if you need any other support on working off those pounds, always write me! I find its nice to have someone to talk to and have someone else say...god job for NOT eating that ice cream! LOL! I've lost some weight and want to go farther...not so easy but I am trying!

Have a good one darling!

bonniejames said...

Adorable basket! And you have a lovely blog - such beautiful work on here.