Tuesday, February 23

Baskets big & small


I have been making little baskets to give to friends & to sell. I love putting together Easter baskets for my kids, picking things that are special to each one. And I loved getting my Easter surprise when I was little. So who says we're too old for Easter baskets?

These little goodie baskets started out as 6 pack egg cartons.  Painted, stained & stuffed with goodness.

A pocket for hidden treasures.

Decoupaged prism's,

lace, flowers & bling, oh my!

Adorned with vintage buckles & satin ribbon.

And I'm obsessed with making these little resin bobble charm thingies.

I got a little inpatient & opened this one too soon, see the goo?
There are so many things you can do with them.

This one has string & beads inside.  I'm working on a bundle of these charms for my etsy shop.
I embellished a tag with this one.
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Now the news you all want to hear.
First let me say, from the bottom of my heart how much I appreciate the comments that you left for me, I am working my way down the list & have visited so many cool blogs.  I made some great new friends, from as close as Haltom City (next door), & as far away as the Netherlands. Amazing. I wish I more to give-away but for now the winner of my Thank you give-away basket is..............
Please contact me with your address Tracy & I'll send it to you.

76 comments:

peggy gatto said...

Your creations are "high end" unique and gorgeous!
They could be featured in any decor magazine!!

melissadc76 said...

Oh my goodness, that is so adorable! How about a tutorial on how to make those charms? They are to die for.
Melissa

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I agree with peggy gatto. They should be featured in a magazine. They are fabulous! What a creative, artistic lady you are:)
~Debra
Blog; Capers of the vintage vixens

Linda said...

Lisa- that basket is SO wonderful! Who wouldn't want to receive that on Easter morning!? Love using the egg carton!! Congratulations to Tracy!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Congrats to the winner...I just love, love, love your creations. I love that egg carton full of yummies...have a great week of creating!

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Everything you do is over the top amazing :).....I of course will have to STEAL your idea(with your permission of course) and make Easter baskets for my teenagers :)

Also...the resin photo charms...is that a kit...was wanting to embellish...a few flea market items but have searched
craft stores and do not know what to look for. Another question...do you use a regular printer when you print your images ?

I have printed images on fabric..and card stock...even photo paper~have not tried vellum yet~....my images always have lines. Hubby says it is because we need more ink. I seem to go through SOOO much ink! Maybe I need a better printer?

Thanks for sharing all of your lovelies with us :)

Debby said...

Oh my gohs, these are so incredible. I totally love it!!!
Debby

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Who would have thunk an egg carton could be so cute. ONLY LISA!!! I don't know where you get these GREAT IDEAS. You amaze me every time I read your blog. Hope you have a great day.
Hugs, Pat

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

WOW, what a creative use of an egg carton! All the treasures inside are wonderful!!!

((Hugs))
Marsha

becky said...

How lovely,and the charms are just way to cute!

Erica@ZunkyChic said...

Very cute baskets! Looks like a great treasure, and I'll look for you to sell some soon...
Where did you get those resin "thingies"?

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Wow, what a lovely basket you have created and filled with such delightful treasures. I am completely smitten with every bit. I am so ready for you to put your baskets, treasures, doo dads and charms in your Etsy shop.

Congratulations to Tracy for winning such a delightful gift from you. I can imagine her delight when the package arrives and she first lays eyes on it all.

Jody

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Your egg carton is very pretty, Lisa! That's a wonderful idea and the goodies you filled in are yummy, yummy! I also love your resin bobbles. They are so sweet!
Congratulations to Tracy for winning your wonderful giveaway!
xoxo,
Julia

BellaRosa said...

Lisa amor, congratulations to your winner :) But now you go and show all this lovliness that you made and I want it all and yup...you know whats coming next...What are resin bubbles and where do you get them if bought...tutorials please, I know..hopeless right...But you know its what makes you and Dawn love me..right :)I want everything inside those baskets so I can look at those pretties and sigh ;) Besos, Rose

ps...Hope your staying warm and keep creating more gorgeous things that make me smile :) !

Sandi said...

Wow...those are so fabulous! I agree with Peggy...they are definately magazine worthy. Thank you for sharing!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Yay! Congrats to Tracy!!!!
(but I thought I was going to win, what's up with that?)

I just love your Easter goodies all cuddled up in the carton.

Just Adore it!

Lou said...

Oh this is such a beautiful and inspiring post! As is your whole blog! I absolutely looove your little baskets!
Definitely think you you should submit these to Stampington!
Thanks for sharing,
Lou xx

Charlene said...

Congratulations to your lucky winner! Your give away was awesome!!!! Did kiddos go to school or are you snow bound again? Love your little boxes! Cute! HUGS Charlene

Claudia said...

I so love the decorated egg carton loaded with goodies. You are so creative!

Claudia

TinyBear said...

Congrats to the lucky winner.
I just love that 'egg' box with all the treauries in - it´s sooooo unique and beautiful.
Love your beautiful tag too - keeping an eye on your shop ;D

Lynn said...

I love the egg carton goodie baskets! Your blog is total eye candy--not kidding. Seeing them makes me itch to get into my studio.
fyi...
I grew up in south eastern oklahoma.
I can tell by your name that somebody in the fam is irish!

Thespa McLaughlin said...

An absolutely perfect post. What wonderful baskets! And those drops are so neat! Love it! Love it all!

Have a happy day!

Thespa

Dorthe said...

Hi Lisa,

OH I want an Easter basket too, but have to look exatly like yours,oh my, it is such a wonderfull present, and a unique piece of art, and your little charms are so sweet and beautifull, Lisa you are a wonderfull artist.
Big hug Dorthe

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What a cute ideal, it looks beautiful!!! Hope you have a great day!
Daphne

Lululiz said...

You are pretty amazing, turning such a humble object into a beautiful, treasure filled box! I'll never look at an egg carton in the same way again! And those little resin charms are just the most adorable cuties.

Lori said...

oh, your egg basket is soooo sweet and pretty!!! i love all of the lovely ways you embellished it...i love it!!!

Tami said...

Oh my goodness this is such a cute idea...wish I would have thought of it. :o) ADORABLE!!! Love the charms too!

Congrats to the winner of your yummy giveaway!!

all kinds of everything said...

Hi Lisa, Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment! Our triplets are 15 & not so wild anymore, but always talking! It seems like yesterday they were four, and I recognize your feelings, especially about the first school day. I enjoyed reading your posts very much! I think you are a real artist yourself! So many ideas and such GREAT DESIGNS!
You have inspired me too! I’m completely in love with the Easter baskets, and how did you made those raisin bobbles? They are so beautiful!
Hope you have a wonderful day,
Suzanne

Peridots Garden Blog said...

Oh my gosh! Your talent is incredible! Everything is so beautiful!

Knock, knock hope we'll have a chance to meet in person...we'll have to set up something!

Thank you for the lovely posts to my blog...your words mean so much to me.

Take care and keep creating - your talent should be shared!

Sandy

Cozy Little House said...

That is just the cutest idea in the egg carton! You are immensely talented. I found you just last week, and can't wait to click on your blog and see what's new!
Brenda

Cozy Little House said...

I just noticed you're in north Texas! I'm in Tyler.
Brenda

Doni said...

Congrats to Tracy, and Lisa you have the most "eggcellent" ideas!! Who'd have ever thought of using an egg crate for treasure? The treasure itself is so pretty and exciting. I am also loving your photography abilities! I wish...
Lovely idea, thank for sharing it with us.
Doni

Doni said...

Cool! I'm in Emory, just north of Canton! I see a HUGE day of antique shop hopping around here some time when it's warm!!

Nan said...

These egg carton creations are so unique, now I need some 6 egg cartons lol...I am you latest followers you have a wonderful blog. Nan

sjmcdowell said...

Lisa,
Your work is stunning and so creative!! I enjoy your blog very much.

Hugsss Susan in Georgia

Lori @ Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

What a unique way to use egg cartons! And such neat goodies inside! Your charms are adorable, too!

Karen Valentine said...

Lisa, I just don't know what to say any more. You are my idol!!!! The things you come up with are beyond wonderful and every person who receives one of your little treasures will surely be blown away. I wish I had half the creativity that you have!! YOU are a Rockstar!!!

xoxo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

Rebecca said...

Hi Lisa
Love the charms! Very cute and so is the baskets. You are such a busy gal with all your ideas, such a talent!
Blessings
Rebecca

~Tonja~ said...

Congrats to Tracy...
Your Easter goodies are so adorable...I have a bunch of the egg cartons I had saved to do something with and never gotten around to it...
Have a Blessed day...
Sweet Blessings...
Tonja

luverlie said...

Congratulations to Tracy! She's a lucky gal! Luvin your blog! Keep sharing!
luverlie@gmail.com

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Don't find those paper egg cartons around here, they all seem to be the plastic ones. Great idea using them for storage too.

Yep, blogging has opend my life like never before...I thougth I was content just reading the news online and involved in a few Digital Art groups...but they have all gone off...and like myself have started blogging. TOO MUCH FUN.

Rose

Cheryl said...

Dang it... now I've got to go buy some eggs so I can get a cute container like that! lol ADORABLE!
~Cheryl

sissie said...

That has to be the cutest and most beautiful little egg carton box that I have ever seen. And, you didn't stop with just the box, you have filled it with unbelieveable goodies. You are so talented and amazing. I want your brain!

hugs
Sissie

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Lisa ~
Soooo cute !! I love love everything you create !

Alissa said...

what gorgeous kits! didn't know egg cartons con be so elegant!! i love those baubles...i will keep an eye for them on etsy.

Mary Ellen said...

I absolutely adore these little suitcases filled with treasures! So glad I have great blogs like your to keep me inspired!! Now I need to start buying eggs in these little cartons for a bit!

blessings
mary

SharDon Exclusives said...

What a gorgeous Easter gift! There is no end to your talents. I have been so very glad to have found your blog via OWOH. The charms are so sweet but I have a feeling that no matter what you touch it would turn out CLASS! Lovely Easter idea,
Sharon

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

Beautiful blog today. The egg carton turned out so cute. I like the resin charms. I think that is my favorite tag so far.
xxoo C.

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

I love this little basket!
I'll have to start buying my eggs in a smaller containers.

It was great seeing you again. I'm already counting down... March 12th, come on.

hugs, Joanna

julie miller said...

I totally agree with all of the above!!! LOVE the egg carton idea and the little "bubbles" are way too sweet! Am so glad I found your blog~~ You are an inspiration to us all!! Thanks for sharing and I would love a tutorial on the little resin blobs (hint-hint)Junkinjulie

dogsmom said...

I adore your blog. You are giving me so many more ideas than are already rolling around in my head. I look forward to coming back for a relaxing and inspiring visit.

DeeDee said...

Wow....is all I can say...I bet they just love getting such a treasure for sure...lovely littel baskets and I would have never thought to make one froma egg carton..they are to die for lovely.

DeeDee said...

Oh and congrats to the winners of your fun giveaway too.

Mimi Sue said...

Really adorable. Will you show us how to make the little bubble? Love it. Mimi

Tracy Suzanne said...

Oh' Lisa, I am the most excited girl in the world right now. This couldn't have come at a better time. I still can't believe I was lucky enough to be chosen out of so many entries.

I just love all your creations. The egg crate is precious.

Thank you so much. Hugs....Tracy :)

The Crows Corner said...

Your creations are amazing. Where can you find those 6 pack egg cartons these days? Would love to make some for my girls. If you get a chance, check my blog for some coin envelopes that have been stamped. Let me know if you like them and I will send you some. my blog is www.thecrowscorner.blogspot.com.

. said...

I just love the idea of the egg cartons as the gift boxes (I always try to come up with something that I can reuse, I used them as my dogs tresure hunt toy and to planting seeds in to them)... But your idea is so sweet, I hope you dont mind but I just have to give it a try for my kids this year.

And the bottom picture with the tag with the baby, thats really beautiful. Cant wait to see what you are coming up with next.

Cheers,

Mari

Bunty said...

Gorgeous. gorgeous, gorgeous - what more can I say?!

Your blog is beautiful and I will be back for sure!

Barbara

Prim2Pink said...

Congratulations to Tracy!!
Your resin charms are so cute and who'd a thought about using an egg carton for such a cute box? I may have to try that idea for my girl's Easter gifts.
Judy

Yitte said...

Ohh this is so gorgeous!!!! Love it.

The Crows Corner said...

Thanks for your help on the egg cartons. Let me know an address and I will send you some of the coin envelopes. I don't know if you would be interested in becoming a follower of my blog, I am having a huge giveaway of handmade prims for every season once I have 50 followers. thanks bunches, Lynda

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
I love the bay tag so much that I just ordered it. Can't wait to receive it!

Hugs,
Anne

Zandra said...

I will never look at an egg carton the same, what a sweet little idea.

June said...

Lisa I bless the day I found your blog. I can't believe your ability to create the most beautiful art. You inspire me everytime I visit!
hugs

Mona @ la la by mona said...

OMG, Girlie! 423 followers! We're not worthy, we're not worthy!

You rock!

:)

Linda K. said...

Very sweet, cute little basket. This is what I love about blogging, sharing our little creative secrets. It inspires and feeds. Thank you so much for sharing.
Linda

Diane said...

No, you are NOT WAY DOWN ON THE LIST OF COOL BLOGS! Yours is wonderful!!! And I know everyone who visits you agrees! These little baskets are fabulous!!! You are totally inventive and inspiring to me!

Diane

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Who would have thought an egg carton could be so GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!

Tallulah Antiques Closet said...

I luv all your creations, they are so cool. Thanks for shareing..

MARY PERNULA said...

Your egg carton easter baskets are just wonderful.....................................do you have any to sell that are just plane. You blog is lovely to, come by for a visit at mine. XO MARY

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the baskets...
what a fantastic idea, go figure. My mind races with the different possibilites, I must go to my craft room and start one myself, right away. I have a perfect little neice to make one for, she is going to love it and all the goodies, (with your permission of course)
thanks so much for sharing such lovely things.
congrats to your winner.
Michele
www.nookcrannygifts.blogspot.com

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Love it all...... esp those bobble charms, they are darn cute! Hugs, janna

Cheryl Carey Bass said...

Holy shmack, Lisa! That egg carton altered box is freakin amazing! Way to go with that cleverness.

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

what a blissfully wonderful creation!!! so much eye candy stuffed into the egg slots! brilliant!

thanks so very much for sharing!
love, love, loved it!
ciao bella
carmelina

Dragonfly Treasure said...

OMG! Just fab! Lovely what you did with a plain old egg carton. Your very creative
*hugs*deb

Agnes said...

I saw it, loved it and made one.
Now i am making another one , its a "round"egg carton.
Thanks for posting .
Love Agnes