Saturday, May 24, 2008

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!!

Hey all! Just wanted to wish everyone a super fun Memorial Day weekend before we head out to Packwood for camping! The weather is not as promising as I had hoped, but we're gonna do it--I would not be opposed to you all doing a "don't rain" dance for me, LOL!


Anyway, I'm just posting a couple of projects I made the past week and posted at SCS. The first is my Americana paper basket with decked out with patriotic Unity stamp designs. The basket was made using Laura Canale's rockin' tutorial here! Wow, that lady is a genius, I tell ya! I first tried to make a basket on my own taking measurements and such from a small basket in my home---umm, BIG mistake! It was a total flop and I quickly got online to see if anyone with brains had tried such a technique! Sure enough, there was and boy, did I feel dumb after seeing how you really pull together a basket like this! My 4th of July Unity stamps is what I wanted to show off and I popped the images onto glitter star sticks for fun and filled my basket with caramel popcorn.



I also pulled together this golf ball card for SCS's Ways To Use It challenge this week, to make a masculine card. Well, my DH, Daddy and both my brothers are golfers (unfortunately, none of em make $$ doing it, *snort!*) and I know I saw someone else out there do a embossed golf ball using the CB tiny bubbles folder, so I thought, why not! I have been wanting to stamp Rupa Shevde's new golf bag and clubs images since I got them last month. The set is called "King Of The Grill" and is available at Gina K. Designs. This set will take care of all of your masculine card needs, it's the best! After cutting the largest circle from my Coluzzle template, I put the face of the card into the tiny bubbles embossing folder and left the backside out on the back of the folder, then ran it thru my Cuttlebug...easy a pie! I have 2, count 'em TWO, Copics! LOL! I am so proud of my 2 Copic pens and I used my Sand to color in the bag, the darker chocolate is a Marvy marker--what a difference, holy cow! I can tell you that building my Copic originals collection is now on the top of my priority list! Expensive--yes! Worth it--double yes!!
I hope you all have a most blessed and safe holiday weekend! Please come back and visit me on Tuesday for a big blog candy announcement! Hugs!

15 comments:

Neva said...

love these projects, I will certainly begin my do not rain dance for you

Melinda said...

I love the basket.. Very nice...

Carolina said...

Great project Linsey - hope you have a great time camping and crossing my fingers you have great weather!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh wow!!! You MADE that adorable basket???!!! I'm totally in awe........you are a talented wonder!!! The golf ball card has to be the cutest!!!

Now, my friend........enjoy the campout.....well, try to........and some of us will be doing that "not rain" dancing you requested......but don't blame me if rains even harder.........after all, you ***DO*** know what my last name is!!!! LOL Hugs and truly......have a fantastic weekend!!!

Melanie said...

ack I love that ginormous ball!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Your projects are so lovely and genuine. Your radiant personality shines through each one of them. You've inspired me and I'm working on my first scrapbook. I hope you know how proud and grateful I am to have such a wonderful daughter. Love, MOM

Jessie/knightrone said...

Awesome basket girl!! Isn't Laura a genius!! Love what you did with this and the golf ball card is super cute!! Good luck with the weather and I hope you have a rockin Memorial Day!!

Joan said...

Awesome golf card...I love it. Joan

Mel M. M. M. said...

Gorgeous basket! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial. I love your golf ball card too. The texture is perfection! :0) mel

Gwen said...

wow Linsey I am so going to try that basket!!! thanks for the tutorial!!!

dpkennedy said...

Your project is adorable! I love that basket and the sparkly stars-great job!! The golf ball card is so cute too! I hope the bad weather stayed at bay for you and you had a great weekend! Hugs!

peanutbee said...

Wow, I love your basket...it's amazing. Off to check out that tutorial for sure!

Carolyn King said...

i love your basket--so fun and festive. Love the golf ball card too...the texture is awesome.

HOpe you had fun camping!

Julia Aston said...

I love both of these projects - you've been using your very creative noggin again Linsey! that basket looks very time consuming - but what a great result and the golf ball card is super fun!

Donna said...

what fabulous items for the holiday! love the basket