Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Perfect Picnic!

It's already time for a new challenge at "The Sisterhood of Crafters"
and my "sistah" Terri is our hostess this time around and
she has chosen the theme of  "Goin' Buggy"!
I have to admit 
as soon as I read the title my first thought was "Amish buggies".....
I guess that is what happens when you live in "Amish" country..lol!



However, I had a ball making my card for this challenge.
One thing about being on "The Sisterhood" design team
you can create anything you want, with whatever you want,
as long as you stick to the theme!
This gives me a great opportunity to use some of those "older"
things in my stash...I love that!!

Years ago, I had purchased a Longaberger basket stamp from Ebay.
The stamp is dated 2002....
so I decided to make it a picnic basket....
funny thing is, I had just bought a picnic basket die a few weeks ago....
forgot I even had it, until after I had this one stamped and fussy cut out....
oh well, I really think this one is cute, too!

I used a Papertrey gingham stamp and die I have had forever
for my picnic cloth!


Next came the ants.
Do you remember the QuicKutz hand held "squeeze" cutter??
Well, funny story is how I got mine.....
One year the hubby got the bright idea that we shouldn't buy
each other Christmas gifts until AFTER Christmas and we would go shopping 
together to get what we really wanted.
Good idea...NOT!!
Now I know Christmas isn't about the gift giving...but hey I was brought  up
with the idea of giving gifts (and receiving) since I was born
(we won't mention how long that is)....
and to not have a gift on Christmas morning...oh my...I pouted for days!!

But, the point of my story is, we went to the scrapbook store and I purchased
my QuicKutz die cutter and these little ants were one of my first dies for it!
Why?  Heck I don't know, maybe they didn't have a lot to choose from...LOL.
Well, anywho...we never will do that stupid "bright idea" of his again....
husbands can learn some things!!!!


I used another older die for my tree and my newer stitched hills dies,
along with snippets of papers from my scrap bins.

I think this card turned out kind of cute...
one of those cards that just makes me "happy"!!

Now head on over to "The Sisterhood" and see what my "sistahs"
have created to inspire you!
Looking forward to seeing your "buggy" cards (not Amish)!!!

Entering the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG/Family Friendly
Pixie's Snippets Playground ... ATG
Crafty Catz .... Stitching
Crafter's Cafe ....ATG
Die Cut Diva's .... June Bug



14 comments:

ellyscard creatief said...

So sweet,love the design,very cute.

Di said...

Hi Diane, this is just brilliant! And I love the little army of marching ants, such a lovely die.

Great to see you in the Playground!

Hugs

Di xx

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Oh so cute! Love those little ant cutouts! Adorable!

Ros Crawford said...

This is so cute!! They are the only ants I find cute Lol!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMG this scene is so clever! LOVE that picnic basket and the ants are (of course) the perfect addition ... what's a picnic without a few ants! LOL GREAT JOB!!!

wannabcre8tive said...

Awwww, how cute. Love what you came up with for the goin' buggy challenge.

Sandi said...

How cute is that!!!! xx

Lisa said...

LOL - I would have pouted for days with no gifts on Christmas morning, too ;) I love your card!! The ants are too stinkin' cute!! I love how you have them marching up the side of the awesome basket!! The rolling hills are fabulous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Vickie Y said...

Loved reading the "ant story!" Your card is soooo cute!

Michelle N. said...

What an adorable card-great job with the basket, table cloth, and ants! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's Bug challenge!

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Oh my goodness, Diane. Those ants and picnic basket are just too cute. Your layout is perfect.

Leslie Miller said...

Hahaha, cute! The picnic basket is great, and I love the way you did the handle with the brads. Bet that die cut is cute, too! This looks so summery. Boy, this goes way back, doesn't it? Fun!

Shireen Boddapati said...

lovely! Thank you for taking part in crafters cafe blog challenge #120.

Arlene said...

Delightful. Love the trail of ants. Cute and funny and perfect.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.