Thursday, August 22, 2013

My Take on a Vintage Picnic Basket, Boo Boo!

Coffee of the Day - Vanilla Nut

First of all, I am so very late announcing the winner of the Christmas Tags stamp set. thankfully our little blue froggy friend sends out an automatic email to the winner, so RHONDA MILLER knew first thing this morning that she would have new stamps coming her way! I'm so behind since I'm not feeling well right now. have I told you before how much cancer stinks?! yeah, you've heard it.....

I never did get my showcase project done for Milk Coffee either, so please pop on over to the blog to see the gorgeous projects done by the team. it might just be worth your while to do so. :) hint, hint, hint....

I'm telling you ahead of time that I also don't have a project for Jellypark. tomorrow is both a new challenge and new releases, so you will most certainly want to go to both the blog and the store to see what is up. yeah, I know I am such the loser. tattoo a big ol' L on my forehead these days.....

but what I DO have to show you is something else entirely....

I made this project several weeks ago for a team I thought I was going to be  part of. plans have changed, but I still wanted to show it here on my blog. I really like the way it turned out, and Tyler & Mick have asked for it for their new home. I thought that was pretty cool! :)

found on Etsy - metal vintage picnic basket

I found this great template over at My Time Made Easy. it's called 'Grammy's Sewing Kit', but it works well for a picnic basket, too. I confess that this is my first time using one of their templates. even though I don't have a fancy electronic die cut machine, the pieces are not that hard to cut by hand. some stores' templates are just too complex for my shaky hands and wonky head. these are just right! :) I was inspired by vintage picnic baskets that I used to see at garage sales and antique stores when I was growing up. some day I WILL have a real one of these for my very own! grins!

The gorgeous Authentique Carefree 'Relaxed' paper was perfect to mimic the 50's style I wanted. precious images from A Day for Daisies helped add to the picnic theme. (sorry, the site is down right now so I can't link each of the images. will try to come back to do that once it's back up) some May Arts ruffle ribbon, a Prima burlap flower that was sprayed with glimmer mist, and vintage buttons complete the basket. oh yes, I did add some twill ribbon to the handle, too. I did lots of distressing with my inks to help add to the vintage feel.

please pardon my icky photos. Dave has my camera at work, so everything was taken with my phone. add into the equation my shaky hands, and it's not a good combo for magazine quality pix! this is why I scan everything I possibly can. ;)

I hope to be back to crafting this weekend. crossing fingers. y'all take care and know you are loved! :)

Crafty Ribbons - anything goes with ribbon
DL Art - anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - anything goes
Pollycraft - buttons and bows
Rhedd and Rosie's - red
Papercraft Star - inspiration photo (and I still eat my watermelon just like the little one here - face first! grins!)
Ribbon Carousel - summertime fun
Shopping Our Stash - oldest hardware (I had the hardest time tracking down these brads. they were REALLY buried...)
Cheerful Stamp Pad - your choice
Crafty Bloggers- favorite things: A Day for Daisies images, buttons, Prima flowers
My Craft Spot - 3D items
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner - image containing food
The Pink Elephant - anything but a card
Ribbon Girl - red
Challenges and Candies - colors, tastes, and smells of summer
Heck of a Challenge - summer holidays
Lia Stampz - summer
Ruby's Rainbow - food or drink


Penny said...

So sorry you are still feeling punk, Jen. :^(
On the bright side, your basket project is just darling! You did a great job on it--and all cut by hand, too! Good for you. :^)
Now feel better, Kiddo!
Big hugs, Penny

Dewi Lestari said...

Really love this picnic basket! Thanks for joining at Heck of a Challenge: Summer Holidays

Creations by Shirl said...

Hello dear friend~ Hope you are feeling a bit better! I just love your take on this basket, me myself too don't have one of those fancy machines so if you could do it so can I, LOL! I will have to hop there and go check it out~ Awesome project, take care~

Mary-Anne V said...

Sorry to hear you are feeling so bad...thinking of you and praying your days get better.

Zoe said...

What a fabulous project, thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

ursula Uphof said...

Sorry to hear you are still feeling Yuk!..
I just love your picnic basket, a wonderful job you did there. Sending you lots of 'feeling good' wishes, and DO hope you will feel better soon. Big hugs, Ursula

Lisa Minckler said...

Woah, woah, woah....too stinking cute Jennifer!! I about fell out of my chair when you showed the metal one, but my gosh, your hand cut basket is ADORABLE!!! I just saw it over on Paper Craft Planet and had to run over here. Just love this!!! :)
hugs to you,
Lisa xx

Ros Crawford said...

Your picnic basket is beautiful!! What a great project for our challenge ... I love Lauren's templates too ... Thanks so much for joining in with us at Papercraft Star this week!
Feel better soon!

Wendy said...

Thank you for entering this fabulous project in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge! Good luck. Wendy (DT) xx

*Vicki* said...

Oh now this is really clever!! What a brilliant idea for this and I love all of the elements you've added to it as well!! Hope you feel better, get some rest so you can have some fun this weekend!! HUGS :)

Angela B. said...

BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for joining us at


Angela Bonanno (DT Member)

Nancy said...

Well, hello to you, Jennifer! Your picnic basket is FABULOUS!! I love summertime picnics! Especially since it's so hard to have them during our winter! I'm happy you've joined us at Lia Stampz! :o)

Chana Malkah said...

My goodness, what a transformation! Way to up cycle! Nice work! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT

KarinsArtScrap said...

This is very beautiful.
Thanks for join us at DigiStamp4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member

Sylvia said...

Fabulous project, I love the fabulous papers and wonderful embellishments. Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

Sylv xx
Crafty Bloggers Network DT

ursula Uphof said...

Back with my DT hat on. I just love this project Jennifer.
Hope you are feeling somewhat better
Thank you for joining our challenge at
Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck..
Ursula Uphof DT member

Unknown said...

What a great project, thank you for sharing it with the crafty ribbons challenge
P x

Unknown said...

Fab project
Thanks for joining in this month at The Crafty Bloggers Network
Hugs katie X

Alljazzed2create said...

This is fabulous.. Love the basket.. Thanks for joining us over at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

Pam DT

Sue Lelli said...

Your basket is just FABULOUS with all of the FUN details! LOVE the watermelon! THX for playing with us at Papercraft Star!

crafty-stamper said...

Fantastic picnic basket and love all the details and embellishments-enjoy your weekend-thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x

crafty-stamper said...

oops senior moment there meant to say -thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner
Carol DT x

Krisha said...

WOW! What a wonderful creation and perfect for the Anything Goes challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. Thanks for joining us for this challenge.

Basslady said...

how creative and fantastic! wow!

thank you so much for playing along with us at ruby's rainbow challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

GiGi said...

What a wonderful basket! It looks amazing and I love all the details! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

Kathy said...

This is so stinkin cute. Love the ADFD images on there. So cool that your boys asked for it for there new place! Really hope you are feeling a bit better by now!

Andreja said...

WOw, Beautiful creations you made!
Thanks for joining us at "Izazovi i Slatkiši" :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Cazza said...

Wow, a beautiful basket! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Pollycraft Challenge :o)

cebelica said...

Seeing how awesome your basket turned out made me think that I really need to get my hands on this template. Thank you for the inspiration and for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

Jennifer's Vintage Paperie said...

So much detail! You did an amazing job. Thanks for playing at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges. said...

I just LOVE your picnic basket and what better way to represent summer! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Lia Stampz!

Helen said...

This is a fab project. I hope you start to feel better soon. Thanks for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow for our Food and/or Drink challenge

Hugs Helen xx

Dwie lewe rączki said...

WOW! This is awsome! Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey!
Hugs, Iwona