Sunday, June 28, 2009

Tilda, Edwin and Bumble Bear go to BBQ

Hope all is well on the HOT HOT HOT Sunday afternoon, I am melting!!!!!!!!!!!!

I finally have my July 4th BBQ Baskets finished. I have made 2 of these sets. Okay, where to start?

I found the baskets at a local craft store and have taken paper and put it on the upper lip of the basket on the inside and out. I have also put paper on the handles. I have stamped the cute little Bumble Bear Image by Renee Mullins and painted with my watercolors pencils and added it to the front of the basket after matting and sewing it. I added a few prima flowers, ribbons, buttons and brads. The *GET TOGETHER* is from a piece of old paper I had in my stash. Next, I took my ketchup and mustard bottles and put different papers on them with a little bit of ribbon. Look at all of those cute little ants going around the bottles of the bottles. Next, was the root beer bottles. I have decorated with different papers and those cute little Tilda and Edwin images. Just how fun it will be to drink that root beer. :o)

items in the basket includes:
2 acrylic glasses
4 paper plates
2 acrylic bowls
2 sets of plastic ware wrapped in napkins with a bit of ribbon
1 dish towel
1 American Flag
Now of course you have the mustard and ketchup bottles and the root beer to drink. But what is a picnic without a little popcorn and a windmill with prima flowers?!?! . :o)

I will be giving these baskets to my 2 younger son's. The one son is going to the beach in CA for the holiday with girlfriend. They will be having a BBQ at the beach and are to take their own eating utensils, drinks, and condiments. Chips, meat, and buns will be provided. So this is what sparked this grand idea. I couldn't make this set for just the one son so I made a second set for the other son that also will be going to a BRING YOUR OWN BBQ. So I am thinking these cute little gift baskets will be more than handy for the holiday. I hope they enjoy them.

I will be posting this set at 3 different challenge boards. First will be Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Board. The theme is *PARTY ANIMAL* so this would work well for that as I have the cute little bumble bear on the front of the basket. The basket is also for a BBQ Party. So party on!!! Next will be Creative Inspirations The challenge is #14 Anything but a card. Well this is not a card. :o) Then for the last one over at Roses on Paper Challenge #14 and you are to combine challenges and add flowers. Today is the very last day so I cut that one MORE THAN CLOSE. phewwwwwwwwww

I hope you enjoy looking at my set. I hope it has inspired you to make something fun and different.
Thank you for all of the comments that you leave. I understand that at times you can not leave comments on my blog. I looked into this and it seems to be more than just my blog. So I did remove my music player and my followers side bar thingy. Thinking that should help for the time being while blogger gets thisl fixed.
Have a great day,

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Papers: Watercolor paper, bazill card stocks, Creative Imaginations, The Paper Patch, Carolee's,
Stamps: Tilda and Edwin by Magnolia, Bumble Bear by Renee Mullins
Ink: Memento, watercolors pencils and copic markers to color , Distressed inks to shade paper edges
EmBellies: perals, prima flowers, ribbons, brads, stickles


Jules said...

Oh Janny I am sure that your son's will both appreciate all the effort you have gone to here - it will be a 4th July for them to remember always.

Love your work and everything you have done here.

Happy 4th July to you too. I hope you have a great day.

Love Jules xx

Anonymous said...

Oh wow this is absolutely wonderful. What a fantastic idea. I'm sure they will make 4th July a day to remember.
Thank you for joining us at SSC

Sprytebyrd said...

Oh this is wonderful! I love all the detail you've put into it and it will make for a memorable party!
Thanks so much for joining us at SSC this week!

Stef H said...

well this is way to pretty to muss up with food!!!!! it's absolutely gorgeous and i'm sure will be the talk of the beach!


Carmen O. said...

OM GOODNESS what a wonderful creation! I love this and I can't imagine using it, but surely wanting to show it off!! Gorgeous work!

Victoria said...

Wow Janny! This 4th July picnic / BBQ set is just too cute! I'm sure your son's wil ahve a great time with them! Love the the red/blue/white colours together! Just a shame we don't celebrate 4th of July here in the UK!!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Juls said...

gorgeous picnic basket! such a sweet idea. inspirational!

Saskia said...

WOW!!!!! Lovely project!!!!! So creative!!

Saskia :)

jenny said...

WOW Janny, such a cute, fun set!! I love it all!!

Jenny x

Skraptacular Designs said...

Oh Janny! This is super FABULOUS! What a great's perfect for the upcoming holiday! I'm not sure I'd be able to use something so darn cute though! Maybe just put it on the counter for show! LOL

Just incredible and I love it!

Thanks so much for sharing, giving me some inspiration and for playing along with us at Stamptacular this week!


Sparkle and Flourish said...

Wow..this is fabulous!! what a great idea and would turn any ordinary picnic into something special! Love the root beer bottles..I've tasted that stuff before and I LOVE it. we don't have it in the UK!! Absolutely stunning project!
Judy xx

Aunty Sue said...

Hi what a fab idea really personalises the picnic and thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations!. Have a great 4th July. Sue

Liza said...

This is amazing! It must have taken you ages to do. Have a fab 4th July. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Liza x

Unknown said...

WOW..what a fantastic July 4th set Janny. What a wonderful way to celebrate.

Thanks for joining us this week over on SSC.

Joanne x

craftyb said...

Hi Janny, what a fabulous party ARE a stickler for the details...even in the photo's with the popcorn etc!! It all looks fabulous...hope the boys enjoy their personalised no-one else has fancy kit like these!! lol bx

Riet said...

What a beautiful Janny.

Hugs Riet.x

Tara said...

What a fantastic collection of goodies Jan and so well thought out too! You really have patience to decorate everything like this...... a card is just about enough for me, lol! xx

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

OMG!!!! what an amazing SET is that!!!
love the presentation and everything around it.
totally cute!
this is going to be a hit


Nicoletta (Kiky) said...

Lovely project, very creative!! what a fantastic July 4th set.

Denise Clark said...

WOW! WOW! and did I say WOW!? This is incredible! You did a lot of work and it turned out wonderfully! Love the bumble bear. He is adorable. There is so much here in your post. I love the basket. The condiments bottles are wonderful! You added so many cute details! This is terrific!

Cheryl said...

Oh WOW,everything looks fabulous,already looks like the party has started!!! Enjoy your 4th of July celebrations! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations.

Anonymous said...

WOOOOOOW!!! This is all amazing Janny!! You really ROCKED this set girl!! What a bunch of really fun BBQ party items!! How fun!! TFS!! :)

Jessica said...

OH MY Gosh!! What wonderful things you make!! I got the envelopebox you made today. And let me tell you all, the pitures do not do it justice!!! It is absolutely beautiful. The amount of work you put into your creations is amazing. People tell me I should make cards to sell, and I'm always saying but you should see other folks stuff. Now I'll have something to show them!!! Thank you so much. I can't say how lovely it is.
The basket idea is wonderful. When I mentionn picnic basket to my boyfriend, he gets this glazed look in his eye as if to say, "Just throw the stuff all in the cooler and we're off"
LOL, thanks for the lovely ideas!

Joey said...

Hiya Jan

GOSH WOW these are awesome!!!!!!! I love the array of items you have given a makeover, fantastic work.

Thanks for joining us this week. Joey.x

Spyder said...

It's all brilliant, loely idea.


Tab said...

Wow what a fabulous 4th July basket, love it! All the images are gorgeous!
Hugs Tab xxx

Michele Roos said...

Wow these are gorgeous. Love the images and the colouring also. Hugs Michele x

Line said...

Wow what a fabulous project! You've really put a lot into this, I love all the details! Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July celebration:)

Thanks for joining us at SSC this week!

Hugs, Line

Paula said...

What a fantastic gift for your everything about it! The colors, the coloring, how you put it together...the little touches like the mustard and ketchup bottles...too cute!

I'm so glad you could join us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!



Anonymous said...

This is great ;0)

Thanks for joining us!

Janneke X

Unknown said...

OMGosh!!! You make the CUTEST goodies! I just came over to say thank you for following me! I have added your darling blog to my "Crafty blogs" blog list! You have a totally awesome blog! :)