Are you ready for today’s post?

I know I am pretty excited.

Jen and I challenged each other to make a Basket from our Nestabilties! Being that we both love a challenge, and altering stuff I think this was a great idea Jen had 😀 I know I had so much fun doing this.

But that wasn’t the only challenge-we had to use the Priceless stamp set from Stampin’Up!, any bkgd we choose, AND the following colors-

Orchid Opulence, So Saffron, Purely Pomegranate, Certain Celery and Chocolate Chip (optional).

WOW! Sounds like alot-but it really is a great combo.

EDITED TO ADD: I’m a dork! I used Garden Whimsy instead of Priceless! LOL! Thanks Debbie for letting me know. Goes to show how out of the Stampin’Up! loop I am. I just grabbed my (what I thought) was Priceless set-and away I went! LOL!

Heart’s A Flutter Basket


So here is my basket! I went with using the scallop heart for this design.

I ended up making 3 heart shaped baskets in all, after I got started!

The bkgd stamp is just GORGEOUS! Its called Dotted Diamonds, byCHF, and was designed by fellow Dirty Girl Lisa Strahl (in case you didn’t know :D) I thought it made a nice simple “weave” design for my basket.

I used the sentiment, and butterfly from Priceless (one of my fave SU! sets). The pomegranate ink was daubered on my stamp, as was the orchid. It gave a nice blended butterfly wing, with the touch of glitter.

I used those Bridal flowers, and colored them with my SU! markers to match. I know they LOOK coated but they take any ink 😀 Real nicely I might add.

Here is the side view


I decided to use my ribbon for a hanger. These dont stand well on their own :C You could put “feet” on it, but they also look nice in a corner-where they can stand, or hung from a hook-like this one.

I added COLORED glitter eggs (infrom the $1 store) to this basket. It will be one of the kids Teacher’s basket’s for Easter.

Well I couldn’t stop there! I have another one to share with you today-then the last one I will post tomorrow, as it has a bunch of accessories made to match-and deserves its very own post! You really won’t want to miss that one!!!

HINT-Papertrey Ink.

So next one I had an idea!

mytime-ats-lovebirds-basket-front.jpg Front view

Here is the Love Nest!

I LOVE this bird image by C.C. Designs-Love Ya Much.

Last April, for the Dirty Dozen, I made a nest, using scraps of paper-you can see that–>HERE. If you can’t view it, it is because you are not a Fan Club member-SORRY!! You should join 😀

But the idea is the same. Only this time I saved myself some shredding and used gift bag filler instead! LOL!

I then used those SAME Bridal flowers, colored, and cut-for my tree leaves!

The sentiment is from the SAB rub-on’s by SU! I thought it was cute, and perfect since you would give small gifts in this basket.


See the little eggs match!

The ribbon is the Polka Dot Aqua Mist, which was PERFECT!!!!!

I made my handle by using a Martha Stewart embossed scallop border punch. I cut a thin strip, then lined up the punch on either side to create a elegant handle.

This is the other side


Funny because this one stand well on it’s own! Maybe because the contents inside “balance it out”?

Anyway-here is some more info-

For this heart basket, I used Chocolate Chip, and the same bkgd. Just added some dots with Souffle gel pen for the flower centers!


Now I KNOW you are going to ask HOW I made the sides!


All you need is a piece of cardstock-whatever width you want-since that will affect how long your basket is. I believe mine was 4 1/2 X 6 1/2.

X wide by 6 1/2 inches long.

Using my Scor-Pal, along the 6 1/2 inch side score at 3 then 3 1/2.

Then along the width, score a 1/2 inch on either end!

Snip the sides of the center score-and put together!!! DONE!

Don’t forget to check out Jen’s version too! You can find that here—->HERE

So that is it for today! I hope you enjoyed our challenge. Feel free to create you won and post us a link in the comment’s section.

I want to thank Paulette for lending me her Scallop Heart Nestabilities. I have no idea HOW I am going to part with them now, since I am in LOVE with them! LOL! AND they aren’t around ANYWHERE! BUMMER!

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Basket ensamble!!!

Till then.