Friday, March 16

Gina K Designs CSS Alumni Hop


Hi and welcome to the March CSS Alumni bloghop!
If you came to my blog by the way of the very talented Miesje's blog, you are right on track. If not, I hope you will start at the beginning of the hop HERE so you can enjoy some fabulous creations by my talented CSS friends.

For this month we were given a color challenge to use for our creations. These are the colors -
Aren't they great?!
I usually make some type of treat holder for Abbi to pass out to her classmate before their Easter break. Since that is approaching fast I decided to use these colors and make an Easter basket.
The basket is made using Sizzix Big Scalloped Envelope. I cut out 4 of the envelopes and attached them together to form the box. The handle is an EK Border Punch. I threaded ribbon through the lattice to make it a little sturdier. The blue strip around the box was embossed with Cuttlebug's Dots EF.
The little chicks and eggs are from the Basket Blessing stamp set as is the sentiment. I colored the chicks and eggs with copics. I ended up using quite a few colors on that little image and listed the colors below in the supply list.

Basket Supplies:
Stamps: Gina K Designs - Basket Blessings
Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury - Lemon Drop, Green Apple, Turquoise Sea
Ink: Memento, Copics - Y000,00,11,13,35, 38/YG61,63,91,93/B000,00/BG53,57/G00/E31/W00,0,1
Other: Cuttlebug EF, Ribbon, Sizzex Big Scallop Envelope, EK Border Punch, Glitter Pen, Stickles, Crystal Lacquer, Spellinders - Circles, Big Scalloped Circles, Lacey Pennants.

As you are hoping along, make sure to leave a comment on all of the designer's blogs because on Tuesday morning (March 20th), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all of the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K Designs Stamps! 

Your next stop on the hop it to Tera's fabulous blog.

Enjoy the rest of the hop!
Sharri

90 comments:

Miesje said...

Oh my gosh this is so cute! I would not have thought of doing that. Beautiful!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Sharri- This basket is adorable and I bet your daughter will love taking it to school to pass our treats!

Cheri said...

Okay, Sharri....I rest my case - (refer to my post on the css thread). This is fabulous!!!! What a treat for you DD to show off her Mom's fantastic talent.

joy said...

What a sweet basket! I love how you have colored the eggs! Fantastic project!

redwasher1 said...

How perfect is this? ADORABLE!!! I love it.

catdidit said...

what an adorable basket! Love this!

Brenda said...

Oh my such a cute basket!! I love it!

Allison said...

So Cute Sharri...love these little chicks!

Lindsay Ettlinger said...

Oh what gorgeous easter baskets. My little grand children would love those.

Riette said...

STUNNING!!!

Carolina said...

Ahhh, will you look at that! What an adorable basket - just perfect for Easter and love that you used those adorable chicks!

Donna Phelan said...

Super sweet! What a perfect little Easter basket!

Olga said...

What a cute basket!!!Very nice!

Theresa Momber said...

What a great basket, Sharri! Love how you have the chick peeking out from behind the eggs!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Awwwwwww this is just too doggone cute!

Kay S said...

THis is darling! Love the basket and the cute little chicks with the fun eggs.

terrie said...

I can see why everyone loves your basket..it's adorable I like the lacy handle...well done

Mary Jo said...

Love your basket, Sharri. The lacey handle is adorable. All those goodies sure look good too.

Robin K said...

Very cute little gift basket... the way the paper looks 'folded' over the edges reminds me of a pretty napkin or old hankie. Beautiful!

Robin K said...

Very cute little gift basket... the way the paper looks 'folded' over the edges reminds me of a pretty napkin or old hankie. Beautiful!

^A^ngel said...

Tooo cute!!! love it! Thanks for sharing and for your inspiration!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Gorgeous Easter basket. Your colouring is wonderful - those chicks are so cute. Beautiful handle using the border punch.

Kelly said...

Darling Easter basket! Love that focal image!

buggin2stamp said...

I love your Easter basket. Perfect with these colors.

Leslie Turner said...

Gorgeous basket with awesome colors! And what a fun hop! Thanks for the chance to participate! :)

~ Connie said...

OMG - this is the CUTEST basket I've seen in a long time! Would love to know how to make it. TFS

Anne Biesterfeld said...

Beautiful basket. Any child would be happy to receive it. I also liked your other cards.

Sandy said...

Great job! Those colours do speak Easter and spring don't they. SUrprised yours was the only Easter one though:)

Lynne said...

Very cute basket. My grand daughters would love it.

ajax said...

Thanks for sharing with us and with the classmates. This is such a fun idea and so pretty.

pamselinski said...

Such a cute basket. I love your interpretation of the color challenge as well.

Robin said...

What a great basket. So pretty!

RuthAnn said...

Cute Easter Basket, the colors make
it so bright and cheery. Thanks for sharing. RuthAnn

Cherie said...

Way cute! Colors are perfect for this Easter Basket. Gr!eat Job

Pat Jandacek said...

Fabulous! The basket is beautiful and the fact that you actually have a planned use for it - love that!

MCH said...

Beautiful basket - you did a great job coloring - lucky kid to be able to share such gift with her friends!! Very nice job! thank you.

Carol E said...

Very cute card, thank you for sharing it.

Wide Eyed Stamper ~ Craft n Be Happy said...

OMGosh! that basket is too cute for words! wonderful job!

Regina Hardy said...

Cute basket! I wasn't expecting that. I love it!

Janice said...

So cute! Love the eggs on the basket!!

Sonia said...

Great basket- the chicks are especially cute! Someone is going to love getting this basket!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a perfectly darling Easter basket. I am sure the recipient of this basket of goodies will love it too.

mermaid fenicia said...

That's a cute basket ^_^

naneruth said...

Such an adorable basket! Love it.

Sherry said...

Oh my goodness this is adorable - love the chicks and the basket!

sandyh said...

this little basket is just too stinkin' cute! i want one! lol!

Arlene said...

Very nice basket. You did a great job with the copic markers. Thanks for sharing.

Lynn B. said...

What an adorable (and yummy looking) Easter basket. Whoever receives this will be one happy camper!

Lilyzee said...

What a great idea. The coloring is wonderful.

itzamitzi said...

How sweet to see something other than a card... and the colors are just perfect for it!

Ava Gavloski said...

shari, really now that is so cute , beautiful and adornt with the lovely stamp!!!
ava

maryc1254 said...

Very cute basket.

zehra said...

Beautiful basket

Pattie J. said...

what an idea, a gorgeous Easter basket, and filled with such delicious sweets as well. all is good.

Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness, what an adorable Easter basket. Absolutely love it.

Anita Braddock said...

wow Love Love this Easter Basket. its supper cute love the ducks and the Eggs. love the colors and the Scalloped basket. Love the Handle and the added Ribbon adds that Special Touch . the Embossing of the basket is great. thanks for sharing.
abbraddock@msn.com

scrapdiva77 said...

Lovely Easter basket. I know that whoever gets it will love it.

Sharon said...

Wow this was unexpected, how adorable! I bet your daughter will be the proudest kid in class passing goodies out of this!

MyAuntKath said...

How cute! A lovely Easter treat.

Scottieboysthree said...

What a fantastic basket! I love the little ducks.

Wendy Thompson said...

What a great spring idea. I love it. Thanks for sharing

Nona said...

Something sweet to hold some treats. Yummy!

Teresa said...

Too cute! Love the baby chicks. Love the Easter basket. Hugs Teresa

Golda said...

How cute is this basket! Someone's going to enjoy it!

Scrapacat said...

Adorable! Candies given in this basket contain no calories, right!?
~ky

bridget22868 said...

OK Now this is just too cute! Great idea! I like seeing the cards, but when someone takes it to these hights with this awesome idea how could you loose! Anyone would be happy to get this from you! GREAT JOB!I just love your idea!

Jan said...

Darling basket...so clever! The card is just so sweet.

Jan said...

Oh, my!!!!! THIS IS TOTALLY ADORABLE. I wish I had the Sizzix die right now. I would sit down and make 8 of these for all my grandchildren............ Maybe next year. VERY impressive. What a wonderful idea.

Kris said...

Who would have thought that envelopes could make such a sweet basket?!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Lucy Newton said...

What a beautiful basket, great idea for Easter or Spring!

Barbara Bryant said...

Gorgious cant wait to try this you did a awsome job

Angie said...

Wow! This basket is so cute just love it! Awesome job Sherri!

Crafty Math Chick said...

AWWW! What a terrific basket Sharri - I especially love that fancy handle and those chickies are SOOOOO cute!!

Sharon said...

Cute basket! What a fun project!

stampqueen said...

Adorable chicks and eggs!!!

Sheila said...

What a cute Easter basket. Just love it. Thanks for sharing.

terri feierabend said...

This is such a cute image on a very nice basket.Love it!!!!

Lisa H. said...

You are so creative! Thanks for sharing your Easter basket, it's really adorable!

Joyce T. said...

that's the cutest basket ever. thanks for sharing!

Gayle said...

Shari, this is an adorable basket, great job.

Lagene said...

Such a sweet basket!

JackieM said...

ADORABLE Easter card.

NJMullins said...

This is such a sweet idea! Great job!

FrancineB said...

What a sweet basket!! It is adorable and a great way to serve easter treats.

Judi P said...

That's thinking out side the box. Great way to complete two tasks especially this time of the year when things start to wind up. Goo Job!

Judi P

M Williams said...

A cute basket to fill with Easter treats.

Oneofakind said...

What a clever idea! I am going to try that..baskets from envelope cutout!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow such a pretty basket and with yummy treats.

Anonymous said...

This is a man up basket optional project when a fish/ school of fish...line and some Mr. Twisters welcome a basket full of Swedish Fish (yummie gummies)! Yes, totally colorful! mt23stamperatyahoo Keep Looking UP!

Momalo said...

Your special basket not only reflects your artistry, but also what looks like a great deal of work that will be so appreciated by your child's classmates AND teacher!