Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hip-Hopping with Friends!!!

We are celebrating FRIENDS this Unity hip-hop day
with the release of Lisa's gorgeous new flower kit, Floral Friends!!!

I took this opportunity to do a layout about Kat and her best friend, Flopsy (I am sure that you have noticed her presence in pretty much every photo I take of Kat.)


None of the photos in this series is really very wonderful, but Flopsy is ever-present in all of them which tells a bit of how inseparable they are so I thought that it would make for a cute layout.


I created the detail around the photos using the flowers from the new kit, Floral Friends (paper piecing the actual flower) and the swirl from the Little Reminders kom.


Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Floral Friends (flowers)
*Unity Stamp Co. Little Reminders (swirl)
*Unity Stamp Co. Let's Get Scrappy (best friends oval)
*DCWV Taj Majal paper (base)
*Jenny Bowlin die-cut paper
*Pink Paislee paper (orange gingham)
*ribbon
*flat back gems
*Memories inkpad
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Memories of May Day baskets...
There has been quite a discussion about this in the design team as it seems that A LOT of people have never heard of them. We moved a lot while I was growing up and one of those moves took us to Eastern Montana where we did May Day Baskets. There, we would put them on our neighbors doorstep filled with little goodies like candies and marbles, ring the doorbell, and run! I always loved that tradition and always have plans for doing it with the kids, but somehow never find the time. This year, we have a jumpstart...


For my May Day "basket", I used a very small mailing tube that I have had for years to alter. I simply covered it in paper, stamped a strip with those cute little flowers, and added truffles (as my flowers) that I skewered onto kabob skewers. Super easy!


Of course, I had to create a coordinating card to give to the neighbor too...

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Floral Friends
*Unity Stamp Co. ...it's the little things (Friend sentiment on card)
*MME papers
*MM paper (die-cut on card)
*MM brown trim
*ribbon
*flat backed gems
*Martha Stewart border punch (on "basket")
*kabob skewers
*truffles

Now hop on over to the ever-talented Jennifer B's blog....


31 comments:

Mom said...

So cute! I love the May Day Basket tradition, a nice thing to give to your neighbors!

Anne-Marie said...

I love the basket, girl. So sweet!! And I like how you used the die-cute paper in your layout - very nice! :)

Lisa L. said...

Everything is so beautiful and cheerful.

jpmayo said...

Gorgeous page, card and little basket!
Very creative as always:)

KAP said...

I love the paper on your layout!!! Super cute pics too. Great projects!!

Jacqueline said...

Wowwy!! Love the layout, she is such a cutie!! Great basket and card! Love the flowers and the new stamp set!!

fitsandstarts said...

I love these recycle/recrafted may day baskets!! Great ideas!!

Laura L said...

Your basket is adorable. And who wouldn't want a basket full of truffles?!

StampinCathy said...

WoW..Christi!
Your projects are just amazing and so inspiring. I just love all the details and love you put into each one.

FibreJunky said...

That is just too creative thoughtful! I know I'd feel really special if someone left one of those on my doorknob.

Shannon said...

WOW! Love that layout...and your little "basket" of truffle lollipops. Great ideas.

CoventryAnn said...

such a cute basket.

Cynthia B. said...

The little tube basket is awesome! (See, it does pay to save stuff, right? ;) )
Love the matching card too - such pretty flowers!

JessicaK said...

Oooh, great May Day basket. And I love the shaped paper. Must go find Jenni Bowlin.

Ashley said...

I love the layout Christi! Kat is darling! And the basket and card are adorable!

Kristen said...

can I be your neighbor?? ;) Christi these are awesome! That layout of Kat and Flopsy is soooo sweet! I love the colors you chose for it!

Jenn said...

Great basket. I knew what "May Day" was but didn't know the basket part of it, just the May pole. Thanks for sharing

Suz said...

Adorable layout. I love when people use what they think are not so great photos & make a beautiful layout. TFS & inspiring

Jen said...

Wow, baskets do come in all shapes and sizes...very creative! Love those flowers on your beautiful layout too!

Purple Princess said...

Love the basket! Cute LO too!

Tonya said...

Fabulous projects! I am loving the card!

Ravengirl said...

I love the "flowers" in your May Day basket! We used to make baskets too, when I was a child and I just haven't done it yet with my daughter! Perhaps this year!!!

Amy said...

That is the cutest idea ever! I haven't heard of it either...when is "May Day" a specific date or just any day in May?...I love that layout..tell miss Kat I miss her!!

Scrapycandy said...

LOVE how you used the new flower stamps on the layout! Terrific!

Sherry Campbell said...

Absolutely adorable!! I can see that Kat and her BFF are inseperable. too cute!!

Natalie said...

The more I see that stamp the more I'm loving it! Love your work!

Amber said...

Super cute layouts Christi! Kat is such a doll, you are lucky to have such a great little muse;)
HIP HOP!

jill said...

Love your attention to details. Jill S

Cindy Van Sluys said...

Very cute May Day Basket and LO! Where I come from May Day Baskets are flowers....but, I like the candy idea too!

XO
Cindy

Jessy said...

Oh. MY. Goshhhhhh. Your projects are always so fabulous. I love how you incorporate all the different stamps on your pages, and I really like the colors you used on this page. WOW. and such a pretty card as well. :)

Paul said...

I'd never heared of May Day Baskets before but it sounds like a great tradition. The one you've made looks great.
TFS
Paul

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