Monday, February 25, 2013

PTI Blog HOP February 2013

     Today is Pti's monthly Blog Hop.
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Create something monogrammed!  

     I wasn't too psyched about this month's challege. Monograms are not my style. I think they are perfect for a set of thank you cards, but I wasn't in the mood or more importantly in the need to create something like this.
     Before you know it, Easter will be here. I thought I would create something with this theme. I loved the basket die released this month, but couldn't justify the price tag, especially since I own the berry basket die which I do not use enough as it is.  My project is a stretch for the topic of monograms as I only used the my granddaughters' intial for each basket.
  Of course, purple was the color of choice. Olivia picked Plum Pudding with Lavender Moon accents and Lilly picked Lavender Moon with Winter Wisteria accents.



 I just love the little bunny die from Polka Dot Parade. He's just tooo cute. I wanted to add some googly eyes, but the ones I had were a tad too big. I need to make a trip to Michaels to get a smaller size.


  I used a lot of PTI dies with this basket: Half & Half, Easter Egg. ric rac, bunny and berry basket die. I used a scallop punch to make the handle and added ribbon with a button. the initials were made with one of my Sizziz dies. The egg is actualyy Spring Moss, but has taken on a yellowish hue in this photo.


This one is Lilly's basket.

Thanks for stopping by.

31 comments:

Nancy Guse said...

Carol! these baskets are so cute, adorable! Your granddaughters will love them. Great idea and they each know which one is theirs, no candy stealing!

Rhonda said...

I love them Carol. Perfectly sweet for Easter.

Marybeth said...

Your baskets are so pretty Carol. They turned out great and will be so fun on Easter.

victoria h said...

Gorgeous easter baskets. Great idea to monogram them so they know which one belongs to them!

Joyce said...

Monogrammed Easter baskets are the perfect idea--and so useful, too.

Crafty Kate said...

What a great idea! Love the personalized baskets!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh your bunny arrived and what great baskets for your grandaughters!

Leigh said...

I was a little stumped with this challenge, too, Carol, but I LOVE that you used it to make baskets for your granddaughters! Fabulous idea! And they turned out so beautiful, too!

artful-notions said...

Perfect Easter baskets. Too cute monogrammed!

Sue Lelli said...

Carol, these are BOTH just so Clever and Pretty! LOVE the colors and how useful these will be!!!

Carolanne said...

Oh my goodness! How adorable! Great idea!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Eeeek! So cute!! Great project!

Jean said...

They are fantastic - Love the purples. I am sure your granddaughters will love them!

craftmates said...

These baskets are fabulous. So cute and adorable. - Irma

Cindy H. said...

These Easter baskets are just darling! It's obvious a lot of work went into them - but so worth it.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Carol. Love the soft colors and that basket. The little bunny is adorable! (*sad face* I was too late with my order and they ran out of the die)

Suzanne Russell said...

Great idea to personalize the Easter Baskets with a monogram. Love it!

Lori said...

Awww! These baskets are so adorable! I love the pink and lavender - so sweet!

Betty Wright said...

Carol, this is terrific and cute to boot! Sweet!

Kristii said...

Soooo cute!! Love the little bunnies and the eggs!

Jacquie Southas said...

I think you found a perfect way to take on the challenge! These baskets are adorable!

Shay said...

Fantastic idea! Those Easter baskets turned out darling and I love how they are specifically for each granddaughter...makes them very special. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nancy Guse said...

Congratulations Carol!!!!!!

bjmartin said...

These are adorable! What a great idea for this challenge!

artful-notions said...

Hooray for you! Got so excited when I saw your sweet baskets in the winner's group.
Congrats to you, love those baskets!

Kathy Mc said...

Carol, these are adorable and so well executed. Love how you showcased the monogram on the oval. Congrats on your win!

Kelly Griglione said...

Holy cow, Carol, these are just beautiful!!! What a great use of a monogram too! Are you going to be able to hand them over?!? I dunno, I'd be tempted to keep them for decoration : )

Oreety said...

Congratulations on winning!! These baskets are lovely- I love how creative they are!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow, these are just too darn cute!!! I can't wait to get my very own little bunny.

Terri said...

Super cute! Love the ric rac edging and the bows. Your granddaughters are going to love them. Congrats on your win too

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Carol, for the win with these adorable monogramed baskets!!