Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Easter Treats

OMGosh, if you could see my desk at this moment. I had to push stuff out of the way to be able to fit my laptop on it in order to make this post *giggles* I think I *may* need to clean up after this.

However, with a mess comes . . . drum roll . . . Postapalooza 2008. I have tons of stuff to show you in the next 24 hours, just as fast as I can upload and type.

I had a lot of fun stamping and playing today. It was mindless stamping up until I decided to give paper basket-making a try using this tutorial by Laura Canale. For the most part, the tutorial was really easy, (aka, not Laura's fault, I am just basket making special). I struggled a bit with making the skinny layers sit right, but other than that . . . it was easy peasy *wink* The only things that I changed were instead of putting a layer of paper on the inside, I used the ribbon that I used on the handles to line the inside (I think it looks sweet) and I used DP -- by Lasting Impressions- Lilac Plaid. It was thicker DP, so it will still be able to hold some stuff, but it makes the look a little different. I made this basket for my SIL -- she is hostessing the whole family at her home this weekend for an Easter BBQ. It should be lots of fun! I really hope she likes this basket. It is filled with pastel lifesavers and lemon creme Hersheys kisses (which are surprisingly yummy). I think when I get time I will put some picks in it that say "Happy Easter" and maybe one of a bunny image or a couple flowers.

I also made little jelly bean treat bags for all of E & J's cousins. I think I bought 5 bags of jelly beans at the $1 store because that is the first place I have seen that has had pastel beans. I made 20 treat bags in all. I decided to go really simple since we all know what is most important to the kids and it is certainly not the cute tag. LOL! I hope they like them.

1 comment:

JenMarie said...

O. M. Gosh! This is FANTABULOUS!!