Monday, March 16, 2009

Baby basket

Hi all!!! I hope you had a great weekend. It was another relaxing weekend here. Great time with the family just hanging out and getting things done. I love those kind of weekends.

I am starting to stress though. This Sunday I have to teach the little primary kids, well, the older ones too. You would think this is a walk in the park for me seeing as I have been teaching most of their mothers for quite a while now. But I think it is the teachers in the primary that I am nervous about having in there. Crazy, huh? I am just not comfortable speaking in front of a group and I keep getting callings that require it. So strange. But I think that is part of Heavenly Father's plan. Get you out of your comfort zone so you can learn and grow, right?

Anywho. One of the ladies I worked with in Relief Society, a neighbor and a friend (Hi Michelle!!! :D )is expecting a baby next month. Her third, and after two girls she is having a boy. How exciting is that?

Because of my "mommy brain" I missed her baby shower so I was determined to make up something REALLY cute for her. Now, you all should know by now how much I LOVE the work that Lauren does on her blog and her templates. I remember on her blog that she took the basket template from Papertrey Ink and made a bigger basket by putting two together. What a great idea right? Well, that is what I did for my friend.

It took me a while to figure things out and it was pretty frustrating at time. I just had to set it aside and then go back to it when I was able to really concentrate. This is only because instead of using one color I had to use two. But the good news is now that I got it figured out it will be easy to recreate.

I also had to make a card to match. That took me a while too because I was having a hard time trying to find a button with holes large enough to put the ribbon through. I just love how it turned out though and hope she is as happy with it as I am.
basket deets:
cardstock: PTI aqua mist, SU! kraft
ribbon: PTI aqua mist
eyelets: SU! jumbo
button and flower: making memories chloe's closet
ink:PTI aqua mist, SU! Creamy caramel
extras:mini brads (my stash) and mini flower is from Prima

card deets:
cardstock: PTI aqua mist, SU! kraft, Target (Marcella K)
ribbon:PTI aqua mist
stamp:PTI my punny valentine and guide lines
button and flower: making memories chloe's closet
ink: PTI aqua mist and SU! creamy caramel
extra: self-adhesive pearls from Michael's
Okay, I don't think I missed anything important. If you have any questions please feel free to email or comment.
As always, thanks for stopping by!!!


P.S. Sorry, I am using my desktop again since it was already up and running this morning. If you want to check out Lauren's blog or PTI then the links are on the left. Lauren is My Time, My Creations, My Stampendence. You can find PTI by first heading to Nichole Heady's blog, {capture the moment}.


Michelle said...

Just so everyone knows... it really is the cutest thing ever!! I'm keeping the basket on my windowsill to store binkies in. I just couldn't stand to not use it!

Lorie said...

This is very cute! I tried that template and did not like what I did so I guess I need to try again, huh? :o)

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Suuuch a cute project! I am certainly a jealous expectant momma here in SC!!! LOL