Thursday, April 2, 2009

Here comes Peter Cottontail!

As part of the Pink Paislee design team, I am excited to bring you a nifty little Easter project as part of their rockin' blog hop this weekend!



I covered a little papier mache basket from Michael's with some of the new "Enchanted" papers. Then, I spruces it up with some handmade flowers and a little "Happy Easter" label. And, if you know anything about me and my craftin'... you know I love glitter. All glitter. Anything sparkly. So, I had a blast painting up these papier mache eggs and coating them with LOTS of Pixee Stix glitter in Coconut.



It makes for a nice little table top decoration for Easter... simple and adorable!

We also thought it would be fun for you to get to know the designers a little bit better...

1.) Where did you grow up? I was born and raised in Texas, but finished up high school in Alaska. Do you still live there? Nope. Neither place. I live wherever the army sends the hubs... currently: North Carolina.
2.) What is a typical day like for you? Crazy! Just plain crazy. LOL! I'm a SAHM to a 2 and 5 year old with a husband that is RARELY home. You never know what to expect around here, but I try to keep the basic routine schedule the same (i.e. lunch time, bed time, etc.)
3.) What is your favorite fashion accessory? Well, before I cut my hair, it would have been my collection of head scarves and headbands. My hair's a little too short now to put it up, and I miss using them terribly. Must. grow. it. back. Why? I just love how much changing your hairstyle can change your whole look. I love to dry different things with my hair. I'm forever changing the color, the cut, the accessories...
4.) What is playing on your ipod right now? "If It Kills Me" by Jason Mraz... totally diggin' on that song lately.
5.) Name one television show that you MUST TIVO each week? Well, I still haven't come head-on into the 21st century... I don't have TIVO. But, if I did, I would have to say The Hills or The City. I can't ever stay up late enough to watch them, and I always miss the re-runs. So, inevitably, I end up watching them in poor quality on my computer later in the week.
6.) What is your favorite movie of all time? Across The Universe.
7.) What is your favorite Pink Paislee product? That's a tough one... I love 'em all! I guess it would have to come down to a toss-up between the Pixee Stix and their whole variety of alpha stickers.
8.) If you could only keep 1 scrapbooking tool what would it be? My 9" Xyron machine. I can't scrap without it, and I use it all the time for other crafting and DD's school/cheerleading projects. Totally worth every penny!
9.) If you didn't scrapbook what other activity would you spend time on? Gardening. I spend quite a bit of time doing it anyway. It relaxes me, and I love the whole idea of planting something from seed, and watching it grow. Nothing beats the smell of fresh earth and flowers in the spring time.
10.) What advice would you give to someone who wants to start scrapbooking? Don't go out in the beginning and just start buying everything you see. Start with a few basic supplies and tools. Figure out your style before you invest a lot of money in a ton of product. I have so much stuff from when I first started that I've never even used. I just bought, bought, bought. Now that I know how I like my pages to look and what I use most, I am able to make wiser decisions and limit my spending.
11.) What would you say your scrapbook style is today? I never know what to say to this question. You let me know if you figure it out. ;0)

Now that you've made it through a little me-me, and I've shown you a quick little Easter project, I have a surprise for you. As part of this weekend's blog hop, Pink Paislee has been generous enough to allow each of us designers to give away a little prize pack on our blog! Here's a snap of the goods:



All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog, and you have through the end of the day on Sunday. I'll be drawing a winner on Monday, so be sure to check back! Hoppy weekend!

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Melisa said...

Love the Easter Basket!! (and of course the Pink Paislee prize. YUMMMY!!)

Abby said...

Woohoo! I'm so excited to be first! Great project...I'm excited I get to color eggs with my DD for the first time this year! Thanks for the chance to win!

mustangkayla said...

Blog hops are so much fun! That Easter basket is adorable!

Amber Zimmerman said...

What a fantastic idea for the eggs! Beautiful centerpiece. =)

Shabby Chic Crafts said...

Hello

OH, I love that basket!! SO cool.

jeanie nieva said...

ooh am i the first? lovely project!thanks for a chance to play. :)

pei fang said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Anne said...

The basket is the cutest! Love it :)

queenie said...

Loving blog hopping around all the lovely blogs.
ohhh those eggs are scrudiddlyumptious....
thanks for the chance to win the lovely scrummy stash.
xx

Sue said...

That's a great giveaway. Love the new Pink Paislee collection. Just did a couple of layouts with them. :)

Abegaile Valencia said...

Oh wow, I'm first!?! First, I just want to say that I love the wall hanging you made on your last post-it's so springy! LOL

But, thanks for the chance to win an awesome looking set of goodies!

Drika said...

Im the first!!!
Love your eggs!! So cute!

Cin Cin said...

OMWord! I SO lOVE what you did with that basket! What a fun little project! TY for the inspiration! :)

Karen said...

Can't believe I'm the first one to post. I'd love to get this Easter present in the mail!

Cass said...

Love your egg basket! Thanks for the chance to win!

Pegg S said...

What an adorable Easter project! I need to get on top of that :) Also, really fun learning more about you! Thanks for the chance!

Susan said...

Very cute project - thanks for all the great ideas

julie.schellin said...

thanks so much for a chance to win this lovely stuff!

Shannon said...

Your Easter basket is gorgeous, thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

Angie Delarie said...

Im hoppity hoppity coming to you
to Leave a comment for something Thats New !! >
Love the Easter Bunny
(Angie D in Disguise)...heheheee

jackiestamps4fun said...

Your basket is adorable! What a cute and fun project! Thanks for the chance to win!

Aimee said...

awww, that is so sweet! Xyron machine huh? I haven't hardly ever used mine.

Caroline said...

very VERY cute. I love the eggs and the basket, so beautifully done! happy spring!

Caroline said...

very VERY cute. I love the eggs and the basket, so beautifully done! happy spring!

scrappinbev said...

so cute and lots of inspiration...looking forward to more ideas and maybe a little prize!

Jenny said...

This is so so so cute! I love the Easter Blog hop!

Kris said...

LOVE the Easter basket--so sweet! Thanks for the chance to win!

rae said...

Absolutely DARLING project, L♥VE it to bits!!!
happy weekend!~
~rae

HL0517 said...

your egg basket is so adorable!! what a fun way to display easter eggs.

Chasing Keegan said...

The basket is cute! Is that a stuffed bunny beside it? You truly are the "Queen" of glitter...but it always works.

Random, Random....prize!

Melonie said...

That basket is ADORABLE!! You know I love me some Pink Paislee.

Cassi said...

Love the Easter Basket and a your fun interview. Thanks for the chance to win :)

AnnaMarie said...

GASP Holly you SO rawk the projects - that Easter basket is SO stinkin' ADORABLE! I think I need to do that project over break myself! :)
And loving the blog hop and finding out more about you especially - I discovered lots of kewl things about you that confirm why I like you so much! :)

Greta.B said...

adorable egg basket!!

From Texas to Alaska...now that's a drastic change. ;)

Liz said...

Love giveaways! Your easter basket is super cute too. Thanks for the chance to win!

Monica said...

aww it was fun reading about you!

Lisa T. Howard said...

This is my first blog hop! What fun!!! Love your Easter basket...so adorable! Thanks for the chance to win. Hope you have a great weekend!

Amy Coose said...

OK, that basket is just the cutest!

Linh Chin-Lai said...

Isn't it amazing how much prettier everything looks when covered with pretty paper and glitter? Great idea of using pixi stix on the eggs. :)

Amy said...

I lOvE your basket and eggs. A girl can never have too much glitter!

Robs said...

TOTALLY CUTE!!!

Candice said...

Your project is great! Love all that glitter!!!

SusieScrapper said...

Cute Easter Basket!! Thanks for the chance to win some PP products, love it!!

ashjoy said...

Very neet blog candy prize. TFS your great blog!

connie said...

love the Easter basket! Thanks for a chance to win.

Vanessa said...

love that easter basket!

susanwilliamsrn said...

hello from nashville, tennessee
i would love to win this!

susanwilliamsrn said...

ok...hello from nashville, tn
i would love to win this wonderful stuff...if i could only get my comment to post lol

ashersjane said...

So super cute! Good to get to know you too!

Cassandra West said...

Love your bucket!! So cute!! Great blog design too!!

krista said...

what a great easter basket. and those sparkly eggs are awesome! :)

Melita said...

How cute is that basket! I'm putting this on my list to try. Happy Easter!

Amy Adams (aka Scrapitgal) said...

oooh - I just go some little eggs to to decorate - love the glitter idea!! Your basket is way cute! I'm in love with those PP little sticker letters!! Thanks for a chance to win!!

Heidi Y said...

Loving 'hopping' all around and learning about the PP team! Love your project!!

Laina said...

Those eggs are so sparkly! Love them! I adore the PP alpha stickers too but the glitter is to die for! And there is so much in them!

Fiorella said...

Simple and very elegant!

VictoriaG said...

Love the little basket and eggs! I'm a glitter maniac myself :-) Thanks for sharing, I'm off to gather a few things for the basket project!

Pinky said...

WOOHOO for Texas! I love Texas!
That basket is more than adorable! What a great project.

Janey P said...

Holly,
I picked you first on the bunny hop. I subscribe to Label Tulip and love your work. Your easter project is ADORABLE!!!!

Janey P said...

HI Holly! You are my first stop on the bunny hop! I subscribe to Label Tulip and love your work. Your basket is ADORABLE! Thanks for sharing. I just got a Pixie Stix from my friend and love it. Pink Paislee rocks!

teacher jessy said...

Awesome projects!! Love the easter basket :)

Chelsea said...

cute glitter eggs! thanks for the chance to win!

This is us -- said...

Love, love, love the easter basket! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

Stacy said...

Fabulous!!!! Just too sweet! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

What a great project - it would make a cute centerpiece or to sit on a foyer table.

Alex said...

What a beautiful basket! Love those little flowers you've made! Adorable!

Thanks for a chance to win!

Kathy said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

salme said...

Love your easter basket! So sweet!

Trish said...

Gardeners, unite!! Love your blog--your project is just adorable too. I've bookmarked you!!

icecheeks said...

LOVIN those glitter eggs - did you paper mache them yourself?!

Gracie Ann Tan said...

That's a lovely Easter basket! TFS and for the chance at winning.

Susan Coish said...

LOVE those Enchanted papers!! Beautiful work!

smclo said...

thanks for sharing! have a great weekend.

Jingle said...

Your project is so adorable! I am so enjoying the hop!

purplegirl said...

Wow, I love all the glitter eggs! So amazing. Wonderful job.

Marjolein said...

What a lovely basket, that paper is just great!!! And I love this bloghop!!

Amanda Ann said...

That basket is adorable!

dannisdoodles said...

THAT is a beautiful basket, looove this!

rachaelwood said...

I LOVE Jason Mraz and I don't have Tivo either, though I wish i did! The basket is way cute!

Heather Turner said...

Love the basket.

stinkydudette said...

who else loves glitter?? *waves arms in the air*

me! i do!! *chuckles* having fun hopping so far!

Mary Patterson-Ezzell said...

oh my goodess - what a super cute easter basket. i am so totally diggin those sparkly eggs! i think i am gonna have to find this so i can make my own now. love it! thx for the fab pink inspo! :) hugs, m-

tjolley said...

Cute, cute, project-thanks for sharing :)

Lisa Spiegel said...

I love how the Pixie Stick in coconut just makes what ever color under it shine!!! Thanks for the tip!

kateisner said...

Great advice for a new scrapper. I think we all did that in the beginning, buy, buy buy! LOL.
Love your project!

jamie said...

your easter basket is neat!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

What a cute Easter project!

Eva said...

Ohhh...love this Easter basket...it's adorable!!!

AllyW said...

Ok, i'm going to have to scrap lift this idea for my neices. Very cute! Thanks for the inspiration.

scrappin_in_AK said...

cute basket - what a fun blog hop!

Shannon Marie said...

who wouldn't love that little easter basket so cute!

pattyb said...

I love this quote, "Don't go out in the beginning and just start buying everything you see." We should have meet three years ago maybe my house would have some sense of control and maintenance. I am overrun by scrapping goodies. Thanks for sharing your basket idea and a little bit about yourself.

Cindy said...

Oh wow! Your basket if wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Jewls said...

That Easter basket is totally gorgeous Holly!!!

ScrapNSister1 said...

So cute! Think I will snag this idea for my little grand daughter's easter basket!

Nancy J. said...

Love the Easter Basket. Just to cute.

kmthornton said...

i am totally stealing this idea! I LOVE it! thanks for the inspiration!

LeslieinTN said...

Cute cute basket!!

roree said...

Super cute project! Thanks for the chance to win!

scrapcat said...

what a gorgeous basket!!!

Kathy Nichols said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THESE PRODUCTS !!!!
THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN!!!
ALL IS BEAUTIFUL!!

Elizabeth Bracco said...

Cute basket. Love the flowers on the front. :)

Julianna said...

great use of the enchanted paper for that basket! and I *love* all the glitter :)

Amber said...

Cute, CUTE basket. I love your blog banner too! Adorable!

pink said...

Cute basket! With my kids being older I forget that I can use my scrapbooking stuff for other projects. ;)

Ceilidhmom said...

Cute!Cute!Cute! This blog hop is so fun. Hope I win one of those goody packages! Thanks, Aisha

Debbie said...

Hoppin' Down the Bunny Trail with BIG PINK PAISLEE GRIN ON MY FACE !!! This is so much fun...thanks for all the inspiration. Love the little basket idea...I may just have to try that myself!

Cynthia B. said...

The Easter basket is so cute! Love that woodgrain paper. Thanks for letting us get to know more about you!

Tammydee said...

Your little Easter basket is awesome!! Thanks for the fun blog hop...:)

Maria said...

Love the Easter basket and may have to lift the idea. totally cute!

Tessa said...

ooooooooo how cute!

Amy Wilges said...

thanks, now i am singing "here comes peter cottontail". lol loved visiting your blog today and that table piece is too cute and with just the right sparkle. :)

have a creative weekend,

Amy W.

Jennifer said...

Those egges and the baseket they are so awesome! Such a great idea!

Gabrielle said...

Soooo cute! Love the glittered eggs!

Valeen said...

This is fantastic, I'm having so much fun visiting all of your blogs and seeing so many great creations.

Karen said...

How adorable. I have got to make one too now. Those Paislee Papers are so awesome on that basket. Thank you for the inpiration!

Chissy Le said...

Hi Holly! Oh I love that Easter basket, just beautiful!

Penny B. said...

Lovely Easter basket!

k8tykat said...

holly you don't have to enter me
if i win give it to the person below
i just wanted to say
that your basket is adorable!
xo

danielle said...

that a really cute basket for easter. you did a good job

Ally said...

Fun stuff!

Tiffany said...

What a great idea. That is perfect for the teacher gifts I have been looking for. Thanks for the great idea.

valechula said...

hi there!!! I saw you said you don't know what your style is... I don't know either but anyone who loves glitter defineately has style!!! love love love me some glitter! great project, gives me ideas! hugs! val

MrsETaylor said...

Great Egg basket. Thanks for the inspiration

scrapncathy said...

Holly, Love the glitter eggs. Your blog is darling. I wish I could control my scrapping purchases like you? I seem to still by everything I like and I think to myself... that I can make something so cute with this!?

Angela said...

What a great blog! I'll be coming back.

Tricia Wilson said...

Cute basket! I LOVE the glittered eggs, they are perfect.

mitch1066 said...

hoppity hop....so many blogs,so many crafts !I love the sharing of creative ideas!!

mitch1066@gmail.com

Gail C said...

I love your Easter basket,...and I love the way you have your blog designed. I also would LOVE to win the Pink Paislee prize,....fun blog hop, thank you!

loranne said...

Hoppin down the Pink Paislee Blog trail....

kathymarieperez said...

the basket is adorable!!! what a fun contest and great way to discover some cool blogs!!!!

Rhonda said...

That basket is so cute. I think I will try making it.

Lulu said...

Love learning a little more about you :) That is one amazing prize.. I could give it a great home... hehe

kasmello said...

We need to make one of these for our table. Thanks for sharing!

Sharie said...

Your Easter Basket is so sweet, and those eggs - love the sparkles! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Natalie said...

Cannot go wrong with sparkly eggs.

Carmen said...

Cute Holly, thanks for sharing.

EmmaJ said...

The basket and eggs are great! I love the glitter eggs.

antenucci said...

What a pretty Easter basket.

scrappingirl79 said...

Blog hopping I do best. Love reading and getting to know everyone.
Awesome project too.

jeannie in florida.

Anne Hall said...

your basket and eggs are amazing! love all of the glitter!

Heather said...

That basket is great - that woodgrain paper is my fav!!

Lydia Siegel said...

Holly, that is such an FANSTATIC PROJECT!

Jenn Di Paolo said...

Thanks for the chance to win awesome PP goodies. Happy easter. :)

ScrapAddict21 said...

Really cute easter basket!

Valerie Bishop said...

What a cute little easter egg basket!! I love your project and pink paislee..thanks for a chance to win some awesome goodies!!

Tanya Rudd said...

The eggs are so sparkly!

kimbo848 said...

hi holly. love the project!

HCJC said...

Thanks for the chance to win those gorgeous products! Blog hopping is FAB. HCJC.

Shirley said...

The basket is really cute and the glittery eggs just set it off.

jaylynn said...

That Easter basket is soooo Cute!!! I am going to have to lift your idea if you don't mind ;)

Nicole said...

Adorable. Love how you made your eggs all glittery

Lal said...

I just LOVE those glittered eggs!! SO CUTE!

toni.1 said...

Cute basket & the glitter is a must...thanks

Adora Concepcion said...

adorable easter project! thanks for the inspiration!

NikkiH said...

oh my gosh! That is so stinkin cute! I so need to make one of those for Easter, my kids would love them! Thanks for posting such a great idea!

Nikki

Rebecca said...

That "woodgrain" paper is my absolute favorite paper of all time, I think. I can't seem to get enough of it. Your project is adorable! Thanks for the inspiration. Hop, hop, hopping on now...

Linda said...

I'm still trying to figure out my scrapbook style too. I like to try a little bit of everything -- just not all at the same time.

Heather Prins said...

oh that basket is ca-ute!!!!!

Jane said...

Wonderful Glitter EGGS.....THANKS

Trisha L. said...

You easter eggs are so fun!

angie worthington said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!!...

Brook S. said...

So cute! Love that you added glitter to the eggs :)

Whimsical Creations said...

That easter basket rocks!! I LOVE glitter too...sparklies make everything better.

Thank you for the chance to win!

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Soo CUTE!! Love your basket!

Thanks for a chance at a great prize!

Hugs, Melissa

scrapinmeme said...

Love the basket, thanks for the chance to win. Brenda

Sophia said...

Great blog, and loving those eggs in basket, too sweet. Not a bad prize there...

Nancy said...

What a cute basket. Thanks for sharing.

PattiM said...

Cute basket. I love easter and seeing the surprise on my GS's faces when hunting for eggs. Hope you have a great day!!

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!

Brittany said...

Fun stuff! Love the project! Thanks!

Heather said...

A girl after my own heart! LOL! I love glitter....it's soo...sooo... sparkly! LOL!
~Heather

sharyn.carlson said...

Gorgeous basket! Love it! -Sharyn

KimR said...

What an adorable centerpiece! Those egges look great and I love your lollipop flowers!

ana manzana said...

I love the blog hop!

Morgaine said...

Adorable basket! So cute!

Lindsay said...

LOVE that little basket and those glittery eggs, Holly! So very cute! Have a fantastic weekend! :)

Andrea said...

Cute lil' basket and those glittery eggs!
Thanks to you and your hubby for sacrificing for our nations freedoms! God Blees America and you!

Suz said...

Thanks so much for the inspiration... totally cute basket

Ginny said...

Happy Easter..I hope the Easter Bunny stops at my house...

JuliesAddiction said...

love your handmade flowerrs!!

Terri ( Meterr) said...

I love your basket and im a glitter feind too! Keep up the good work!!

Samantha said...

love that basket and the glitter eggs :)

Scrapbook With Vanilla said...

This is such a sweet easter basket! Even the eggs look yummy! LOL

sarahmartina said...

I LOVE it! Lord knows my tabletop NEEDS some sprucing up!

Rebecca said...

What a beautiful basket!

shopgirlaudi said...

Love the basket. WAY cute:) Enjoying the blog hop:)

Angel said...

Love your Basket .. Very Cute and what a Clever Idea...Thanks for letting me play..

Svala said...

Love the basket and the glittery eggs.

Scrapbook Junkie said...

Happy Easter! Such an inspiring project.

Ineke van den Akker said...

I love Pink Paislee. Nice blog hop!

Ineke(Holland)

Jocelyn said...

This is awesome. I HOPE I WIN~~~~~

elendae said...

So pretty! I need to make a new centerpiece for our Easter table this year - thanks for the inspiration!

Jenny B in Indy said...

I love your basket.. very pretty!!

Carol Weimer said...

That little basket couldn't be more adorable. I love the use of papers and ribbons just for the right look. ADORABLE! Thanks for inspiring.

Lacey said...

What a fun Easter Basket!! The colors are so springy! Thanks for the chance to win PP prizes. I love PP so much!

Ms. Danielle Pasciuto said...

Love the project AND you blog!!!d

Christina said...

Great blog. Thanks for letting me blog hop over here.

BishopsMommie said...

love your Easter goodies..very good answers..thanks for sharing!!

Diane said...

Great Easter basket and glittery eggs...love that glitter!!

Jennifer said...

Another awesome project Holly!

Jenn in Vancouver WA

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