Thursday, May 28, 2009

Auction Gift Basket

Each year the YMCA raises money for the Strong Kid's Campaign which provids scholarships to those who cannot afford to join the Y on their own. This year we are holding the Suits, Shoots, and Scores Gala to help in our efforts with all money raised going directly to the Strong Kid's Campaign. There will be food tasting from local restaurants, live music, and live, silent, and Chinese auctions. We have everything from autographed Steeler/Penguin items to weekend getaways, to a piece of cardio equipment being donated. I am on the committee for this event and decided to make a basket of handmade items for one of the silent or Chinese auctions. Here is what I came up with, let me know what you think!

Contains: 8 cards and coordinating envelopes, 2 hand towels, 3 candles (1 stamped and the other 2 just decorated with ribbon), a mini composition notebook, junior legal pad with matching pen and binder clip, and altered picture frame.

I really had a lot of fun making all of these items. The Scene in the Garden stamp set was borrowed from Jen. The great thing about that set is all of the elements are individual stamps, so the pictures you can create are limitless! My favorite thing to do was color the little garden boots! Aren't they adorable??? My favorite item in the basket has to be the mini composition notebook. There were times that I thought about keeping that one for myself! haha I had to keep reminding myself that I can make another one to keep :)

Here is a close up of the items:

(Use Black Stazon when stamping on towels)

...yes the image is stamped on all of the pages!

Stamps: Scene in a Garden, Lots of Thoughts, Big Deal Alphabet, Sanded Background
Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Black Stazon
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Watercolor Paper,Bella Rose DSP
Accessories: SU Markers, Blender Pens, Chocolate Chip and Riding Hood Red Ribbon, Twine, Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Corner Rounder


  1. You did a super! job with your project. Anyone that crafts can see you did alot of hard work. I just happened to stumble onto you blog. You can be sure its in my favorites now...:)

  2. I love this stamp set! I sure hope it makes it in the new catty. You have created a wonderful gift basket! Truly amazing!