Monday, April 18, 2011

H2H Bunny Hop!

Welcome to our Heart 2 Heart Bunny Hop! 

Every other month we have a From Our Heart to Yours challenge. Well this time around, we want to share a blog hop with all of you!!  Today is our first blog hop - the H2H Bunny HOP sponsored by the DT for all of our CTMH fans!  The challenge was issued last week, make a project for Easter or Spring using CTMH products, and link it up today between 8 am and 8 pm EST at H2H.  Then, hop along to visit everyone's blogs to see what creative ideas everyone came up with.   We'd love you to hop along with us!

You've hopped here!

For my project, I made an Egg Basket!
I'm so happy I finally got to use this adorable stamp set on an Easter project!

Isn't this sweet?
The bunnies are from CTMH stamp set D1454 Sensational Season, which was the March Stamp of the Month.
The first time I saw this set, it reminded me of the illustrations in the Beatrix Potter books, so when I colored this I tried to keep the colors soft and vintagey (I just made up a word, but you know what I mean). 

Images were stamped in Desert Sand Ink onto Colonial White cardstock. 

Coloring was done with a combo of CTMH watercolor pencils, blender pen, and markers.

The little bunny clothes are stamped onto pattern paper and cut out/paper pieced onto the stamped image.

I made the basket with Heavenly Blue cardstock, and dressed it up with X7133B Miracle pattern paper.

The handle was edged with a Martha Stewart lace border punch, and I added a Kraft border as well that had been sponged with Colonial White ink to soften it. 

I embellished with a scrap of lace, some paper flowers and a button.

The sentiment on the tag is from B1351 You're Sweet stamp set. 

Then I just filled the basket with a shredded brown paper bag and some candy coated chocolate and malt eggs. (The little suckers kept disappearing while I was trying to take a picture.  Honestly, I have no idea where they went.)

If you've been following me at all, you just know I'm going to
share the pattern for this egg shaped basket
so you can make your own! :)
Right click on the picture below, and save it to your computer.
Then you can print this out at 100% onto 8.5"x11" cardstock,
and cut it out to make a reusable tracing template. 

Thanks for HOPPING by today!
Now, hop back to the Heart 2 Heart challenge blog for the next link along the bunny hop. I hope you've been leaving some love in the comments as you hop along...
Remember this hop is open until 8pm EST, so there is still time for you link up your project!  One random participant will get a prize, so you want to play along! Remember, projects must include some CTMH products or the link will be deleted.  Also, make sure to check back throughout the day so you don't miss anyone!



  1. This is so darling!!! And thank you for the template. Im going to have to make one of these for everyone at Easter dinner.

  2. You did a wonderful job on this! It is soooooo cute! Also, thank you so much for sharing your fabulous template!

  3. Very sweet - still lovin' those bunnies - and a template, too? You are terrific. Thanks.

  4. Wonderful project and your coloring is - WOW!

  5. Awesome!! Your coloring is fantastic!! Love the handles, the addition of the lace, & your distressed egg shaped tag!!! A perfect Easter project. Thanks for the template, too.

  6. Gorgeous little lacy basket, Lorrinda! Thanks for sharing the template :o)

  7. Cute as can be! I might have to make three for my kids!

  8. This is so adorable, I absolutely love it! Thank you for sharing the template too. I can't wait to make some of my own.

  9. Hi Lorrinda,
    This basket is darling and the details are amazing. Girlfriend you always create to inspire!

  10. This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing the template.

  11. Beautiful! The detailing you put into your bunnies is great! ~Amy

  12. Wow, thank you for the template!!! It's very nice of you to share this with us. Adorable basket and excellent inspiration. :)

    I found my way here through the Make It Monday linky party :)

  13. I saw your project at Make it Monday! Beautiful basket. Thanks for sharing the template. :)

  14. So sweet! Thank you for the template.

  15. HI Lorrinda

    Aww this is adorable,thank you for sharing the template! That is such a gorgeous image and I love the lace trim.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  16. Oh my goodness Lorrinda. That basket is adorable! I sooooo want to redo my project for this challenge after looking at the rest of the DT's amazing stuff! Thanks for the template. I think I see a couple of these baskets in my kid's future! *Ü*

  17. This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I'm amazed at how you did the coloring inside the images. :) I have always been soooo afriad to purchase detailed images because I don't color very I'm inclined to play with mine and my new mica's :) TY Lorrinda

  18. This is just gorgeous, thanks for sharing the template, will definitely be giving this ago!.

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Second prize is awarded to a randomly chosen comment left for a entry on MIM. Comment must state that entry was seen on MIM to be eligible.

  19. WOW! love your gorgeous basket!

  20. WOW! Lovely basket and cute image.
    I've seen your entry from Make It Monday link party.
    Have a great day!
    Hugs, Rleen

  21. So precious! This brings back many childhood memories :) Very nice work!

  22. Wow - somehow I missed your basket! Very well done!

  23. Thank you for sharing the template! I love Beatrix Potter and love the look you gave your basket.

  24. Thank you for sharing the template:)


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