DeeDee's Digis - Summer Basket

Happy Afternoon. Hope your long holiday weekend was a fun one, and even though it's the last 'official' holiday of our summer here in the USA, I wanted to share this cute summer picnic basket that has been floating around on the messy desk for a while. So here goes:

- DeeDee's Digis Seasonal Baskets - precolored image was shaded a bit with copics and some WoS for some shine (which never seems to show up in the photo, but it's there!). Fussy cut the printed digi, and placed it atop a 'quilt' of snippety bits. I wanted a red & white quilt for the basket to rest upon in the grass (this is my image of a picnic, sans ants). Strips were cut 1/4" wide, sookwang applied to c/stock, and the strips placed in a pattern which reminds me of a quilt (Thanks again, Carol). This is the kind of thing one can do while halfway watching a tv detective show. Bring out the old Fiskars cutter, get the snippets box, then glue 'em down.  Then how to site the basket...well, of course it needs some grass, right?

- Impression Obsession grass dies, 3 different ones to get some variation in the height of the grass, and also several different colors of snippets green. There's about 5 layers here, so once again, I've made a card that will be bundlesome to mail.

- Sizzix sentiment die from a set, 2 layers - more snippets. The hardest part of this card was placing the quilt strips evenly (which I didn't in some places, but I like it anyway).

This Seasonal Baskets digi set has got several motifs and sentiments, and you can bet I'll be using some of the other seasons. I love baskets (can you say Clutter? and we have them all over our house). So hope you'll check this very reasonably priced set out, along with the newest Fall Release, and the Set of the Month is absolutely adorable.( Leaf Your Cares Behind for $1.25).

Since there's a ton of snippets on this late summer card, I'm taking this picnic over to Parsnip & the Playground Elves at the Snippets Playground Week 193. Won't you join me?

A picture of the finished driveway project. Turned out nicely, even though we had 3 cracks show up 2 days after project completion. The crew came back, cut out those places and repaired it. The bare patches in the grass is where the cement trucks parked 2nd time around. The grass will grow back. Now we just need the concrete to cure & blend the old & new 'colors', so Mr. won't have to stain it, as he is proposing to do. I think the winter weather will stain it just fine. Be cheaper too!
I'm off to get a haircut, possibly lunch out with the Mr. and when we get home, do some scheduled posts. Been working on finishing some things, and we've been getting late evening thunderstorms. Usually power down computers then, so trying to get a head start on some things.

Thanks - as always for stopping to visit. It's porch swing time to have you visit. Hugs.


Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty image on a pretty card!

brenda said...

Isn't this just so pretty Mary with all the lovely vibrant colours, the cute chickie and the rows of grass across the front.

The driveway is looking good, nice to have it all done before the winter, although I guessing your winter is not quite as harsh as ours.

See you in the playground.

B x

Sue said...

Love the colourful card.

Your driveway looks big enough to park a huge motorhome and still have room for more.

Hope you've had a good day. Sue

Sarah said...

Love your "summer picnic" card Mary and the red and white patchwork is a perfect backdrop. The drive is looking great xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Super awesome and I do love the different types of grass you added
Dr Sonia
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dutchess said...

what a wonderful colourful card Mary with such cute images.....xxxx

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely summery card Mary, beautiful bright colours and super images.
That driveway looks really quite big, a lot of work put in there, and I guess the winter will change the colour right enough, Kate x

scrAPpamondo said...

You have made a lot of work, Mary!! But the result is really beautiful! Love your quilt of snippets!! I think I must try this technique, one of these days.
Your grass have a wondeful 3D look!! And the image is so pretty and beautiful coloured.

Brenda in IN said...

This is the cutest card. I love the basket and the quilt look. Maybe you should be making quilts as well as cards! It is making me hungry for sandwiches and lemonade. Your driveway looks good. It is roomy and you will be able to back out now without worry. Hope your storms are over and you can relax on the porch.

Kathleen said...

Fab, fun, colourful card and a cute image.
Driveway looks fabulous and I am sure it will blend of it's own accord.

Hope you enjoyed your meal out and glad you have a messy desk too.

Kath xx

Kathleen said...

Fab, fun, colourful card and a cute image.
Driveway looks fabulous and I am sure it will blend of it's own accord.

Hope you enjoyed your meal out and glad you have a messy desk too.

Kath xx

cotnob said...

A lovely bright and cheerful card, such a fabulous design.
Your driveway looks wonderful.

pam said...

Wonderful card Mary, love your image and bright colours.
Your drive look great, my you have a large beautiful garden..
Hugs Pam

rachel said...

a great card mary - I love the die cuts at the front! Your drive looks fabulous too! Hugs rachel x

Carol L said...

The herringbone background is perfect for this summery basket, because the strips of paper you used remind me of picnic tablecloths! Fun grass and great fussy cutting of that image too! The driveway looks great, and I too would wait for old man winter to stain it! By spring, you won't see a lick of difference! Thanks for the shout-out too :)

Jean said...

This looks like a super picnic basket Mary. I love all your layers of grass and the patchwork background is lovely.
Jean x

Liz said...

Fab card, Mary, and I love how you've made a patchword quilt for the background. xx

Patti J said...

Your driveway looks wonderful! Beautiful card, Mary! Such pretty colors...makes me smile!

Pat said...

I love your bright and pretty card Mary and the quilted background looks great with the summer basket topper and the different lengths of grass work beautifully. Hope you had a good afternoon and the finished driveway looks really good. x

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Mary!! I love the basket full of goodies!! The background looks amazing!! What a fabulous card this is!! Your driveway looks awesome, too!! Have a great evening :)

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Maxine D said...

I think a picnic together would be better than the porch swing Mary :-) - love your card with the quilted blanket !!
I too think the winter will be a better solution to the concrete - as well as much cheaper - then you will have more to spend on your addiction (oops, craft supplies).

Shelly Schmidt said...

The background is fun, and a great backdrop for the basket in the grass. Love the sweet bird and the yummy strawberries and watermelon in the basket too. Awesome to have the driveway complete- what a big project!

Barb said...

What a lovely card. That bird is a real little cutie and I really like the background to your card.

The drive looks great. I bet you're really glad it's finished. It won't take too long to weather I'm sure. Hubby should save his energy and let nature do the job for you. Barbxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous summer picnic! Love the quilt tablecloth and the dimensional grass is such fun. Driveway looks awesome too.

Veerle said...

Lovely, pretty card Mary. And your driveway looks superb, well done.
Hugs Veerle x

Sandy said...

Summer basket!?! It's almost Halloween!!!!!! But your basket is wonderful!
Sandy xx

Bonnie said...

I love that quilted background and the pretty basket sitting in the grass! Your driveway looks good. Stay safe in those storms!

KandA said...

Super card Mary. Love the background and all the colours of the summer picnic basket xx

MiamiKel said...

Such a beautiful card, Mary! Very summer inspired! I know most are celebrating Fall but here in Miami, it's always summer :) Blessings!

Faith A said...

A beautiful bright and cheery card, love your quilting design and the grass, the basket is filled with goodies and all is ready for a picnic. OR sitting on the porch with a tid bit.

I think you are right about the winter staining the new bit of the drive, it doesn't take long for that to happen. Hope your haircut went well, I don't like going to the hairdresser until I HAVE to.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Mary! Fantastic paper piece background in such bright colors! I don't know how you think up so many diverse designs combining techniques and styles! I so admire how you do that. Darling image, too! XO

Brenda said...

Love this beautiful card Momma Mary! Your background scene is perfect and your basket looks just like it is sitting up against a quilt. Love that basket digi, so cute with the little birdie. Love the grass layers, I can envision sitting on the quilt and having a nice picnic! Love how great the driveway project looks too. If your taking votes, I vote to let the concrete cure and in time it will blend in with the other. lol Hugs, Brenda

SARN said...

What a cute snippets card Mary. Thanks for bringing it along to the Snippets Playground.

Your new groundworks look fab too.

Hope you liked your haircut and got to have lunch out too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Stampsnob. said...

That feels welcoming I could sit right by that basket and eat with the critters.......Lis

Kim Heggins said...

What a sweet and beautiful summer scene you created. I love your fabulous coloring too, just perfect.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a super card.
Love that super summer basket image, and it;s coloured perfectly.
What a great and lovely idea the quilting of your paper snippets.
Must try that some time.
The concrete work looks good, and it's a great photo.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Marilyn said...


Jacee said...

Lovely colourful card Mary, love the cute little bird and your word, hope, so lovely, a really gorgeous card.
Enjoy whats left of the weekend
hugs Jacee
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Anita in France said...

So cute, Mary ... what a lovely quilt set over that awesome layered grass! Hugs, Anita :)