Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Basket of Sunshine & New Deck Construction Progress

Hello, crafters! Once again we had a very busy, but productive weekend. We are making great progress in getting the back deck built. Thankfully Tom's brother, Bill, and our son, Jimmy, have come over a couple of days to help Tom with it. It's looking so good! I love that my husband can have an idea in his head, and then build it. It blows my mind. We aren't finished yet, but here are some progress pictures,  and then I'll show you my project for Pause Dream Enjoy's new linky party (3D projects) that started today. 

Ceiling is now up.
Columns and posts are getting built.

I love me some beadboard!
Check out that fancy octagon molding where the ceiling fan will go.

Love the molding on the columns!

We are excited about the progress and can't wait for it to be completed! Bonnie's birthday party is in a couple of weeks, and we plan on enjoying it with the family.

In other news.......................

Here's my project for the new Pause Dream Enjoy linky party that started today. 
{You can always find the current linky party and link up your project by either clicking on the TAB at the top of the blog or by clicking on the Linky Party Button at the top of the left column.}

  • Basket SVG from My Scrap Chick (included 3 layered scallop and circles for front of basket)
  • Bunny sticker from Mrs. Grossmans
  • Sunshine from Miss Kate Cuttables "Here Comes The Sun" title


 I also cut a piece of chipboard to stick in the inside bottom of the basket to make it a little more sturdy.

The horizontal fence pieces are all adhered with foam squares (Royal Castle Shoppe) for dimension.

Double-sided paper from K&Co.

Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget to pop over to the LINKY PARTY tab and link up your 3D project!

:) Janis

Creative Cutting Ch - Easter
Use Your Stuff - die cuts
4 Crafty Chicks - Spring
Alphabet Chs - D is for Die Cuts
Simply Create Too - Easter or Bunnies
Allsorts - die cuts


  1. Fab creation, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. xxxxx

  2. What a super cute Easter basket! I love the purple polka dot picket fence! The bunny is adorable! Fantastic project!
    Wow, your deck is beautiful! I am so jealous of the fact I can in your picture seeing sun and even appears to look warm...Ooooh, I wish I could even see ground right now....we still have SO much will probably be July before anything comes up even at this rate:(
    I am sure it will look amazing when it is all done! It's nice that your hubby is such a handy man!
    Have a super day! Thanks for another fun linky party!
    Sherrie K

  3. Your basket is wonderful ! Love this purple and yellow together. Thanks for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff !

  4. Darling Easter the sun addition!! Looks like a fabulous deck too. Thanks for joining us at Creative Cutting Challenge...hope to see you again!!
    DT Leader

  5. Love the progress you guys are making on your deck-everything is looking so fabulous!! Love the bead board ceiling and love where the fan will go. Your hubby is like mine and can do almost anything. I also love your cute 3D basket. Love the color combo and love that sun peeking through. So cute! Hugs

  6. WOW your deck is amazing you have one talented family!! Your basket is so adorable.

  7. Nice job, and your deck is beautiful. Nice project, I love the basket, great job. Thanks for playing our Spring Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT@4CC

  8. Wow! This is what we want to do with our you and your husband are both talented! I love your basket! So cute!

  9. That deck is going to be stunning. I am sure that there will be many happy moments made on the deck.

    Your basket is lovely. The bright colors are stunning.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  10. Yes, I gotta say those columns look impressive. Where did you get those, or were they custom-made? That octagon molding also looks good. Are you guys gunning for Bonnie's birthday as the completion date? Would be nice if she gets to celebrate in on your new deck!
    Paul Klassen @

  11. This is so fun! What a great Easter project. Thanks for playing in our die cut challenge at Use Your Stuff this week and hope to see you again!
    Tammy DT

  12. What a fun and creative way to make an Easter basket. Luv it!
    Thanks for entering your creation into the Simply Create Too challenge #58, Easter and Bunnies. We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Erica (Simply Create Too DT Member)

  13. Hi, Janis: Beautiful Easter basket . I love your colors & design. Thank you for entering our Easter/Bunny Challenge at Simply Create Too. [beautiful deck--my husband is like yours--we are blessed!]

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  14. Beautiful Easter Basket, I love the colors!
    Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too!
    ♥ Sandra ♥

  15. Your deck looks wonderful! Lots of great details and workmanship! You should definitely gets lots of use out of it once it's finished!
    Your basket is so wonderful! From the papers you chose to how you embellished it - I just love it! I'm so glad you decided to play along with the Creative Cutting Challenge!
    Ruth - DT member CCC