5.18.2009

Another flutter... and it's frugal!

I had a blast working on all of my Art Shares over the past couple of months! Since I don't have anything new for you, other than those, I'm going to share one with you tonight! I'm not sayin' who is getting this one since they all went postal today

{the PACKAGES went postal, not the LADIES :) }...

but I am sure that they will be sharing their packages when they receive them. I've received one from Nancy Grant (thanks, Nancy!!), but I thought I'd wait for some others to show up and do one big post :)

My last post was actually inspired by this project... after I had created this violet butterfly by embossing and inking, I HAD to make one for a card front.

Stamps: Butterfly Bits, Juliette Florals (retiring!), sentiments are from a retired Level A stamp set from a year or so ago & the rim sentiment is from another retired set

Paper: Juliette SWIC, Ivory UltraSmooth cardstock

Ink: Purple Hydrangea, Perfect Plumeria, & Eggplant VersaMagic pads, and Burnt Umber Palette

Other: Tan & Brown Scrapper's Floss, Juliette Hardware, misc. ribbons, foam tape, lavender mini-basket

The frugal find? Well, the basket was a clearance item from Joann's a year or two ago after Easter! It had little bunnies all around the rim, which I simply covered up with a strip of Juliette that I had stamped with the floral & "things I love" over and over.

You may be asking: what the heck am I supposed to put in that tiny basket? Well, my thought was to write on little slips of paper, the little minor things that happen everyday that make me smile... something cute my babies do, something sweet that was said to me that day, something I read, something beautiful I see... anything!

Then, when the basket is full, use those little slips of paper and create a scrapbook page. It would be like "a day in the life of" kind of thing. Photos would take a backseat to this scrap page... it would be all about the journaling!



It would truly be "the little things".


What do you think?

***Edited to add: bonus! Danni has a weekly Flutter By Wednesday challenge, for which this project just so happens to work! Check the details for Challenge #58 HERE!

23 comments:

Kim said...

Wow this basket is stunning!!! What an orignal idea for a day in the life...I luv it!!!!

Chelsea said...

gorgeous ... love them!

Chris said...

Gorgeous Barb! Someone will be SUPER lucky to get this. Never thought of covering a basket...you are so creative. :)

KellyRae said...

Love the idea of keeping the little slips in that gorgeous basket.

Jewels said...

Barb, That is darling and what a great idea for a page. I love it!
Jewels

StampinCarol said...

Gorgeous basket! You sure come up with great projects!

Debra Hensley said...

Beautiful and inspiring-love the little things basket idea. What a fabulous scrapbook page it will make. Can't wait to see it when you have that done too! You're so amazing Barb!!

Michelle said...

I think the basket is stunning and purple is my fav color. Your idea with the slips of paper is a good one. What a great scrapbook page that would make!! You Rock!!

LadybugSue said...

Love the little basket such a good idea and the purple is a hot color glad I own that ink pad too!

Anna said...

Very pretty, Barb! Would make for a fun scrapbook page once they get it all filled up!

Becky said...

I think it is just adorable, love the colors.+

cards4u said...

What a wonderful basket - love the colors! Great idea to use it for your make me smiles of the day and then scrapbooking with it!

Amber said...

Very pretty!

Laurie said...

So cute!! Will you make me one? :)

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

I love this basket and the papers are great. I really enjoy the way you use layers and ebellishments on your projects and cards. They are truly inspiring.

Heather the Mooselover said...

Very pretty basket, I especially love how you did the butterfly. Some of my favorite stuff was bought on clearance.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

That basket is stunning!! I love the colors and design! Great job on the Flutter By challenge to (although you hadn't originally planned on using it, tee hee!)

Nancy said...

Beautiful...your basket is awesome! I love using what we already have!! Thanks for sharing in the challenge this week!!

Danni said...

Love this!! Such a clever idea as to what to use it for too!!
Thanks for joining in my challenge!!
I always check out your blog but sometimes I just don't have time to comment, you rock!

Nicola said...

Fabulous creation and such wonderful colours. Thank you for joining us this week on Flutter By Wednesday.
Nicola -x-

Kim said...

that is really beautiful. I love altered items and you did an awesome job with this basket - and in my fave colors!

Cassie said...

great basket! i love that it's frugal! the detail on the butterfly is awesome!
thanks for fluttering with us!

Seleise said...

super cute!!!