Monday, January 18, 2010

Hawg Wild Valentine Basket

There is a challenge over at the Totally Stampalicious blog this week to use the Farmer Hawg and the new sentiment set that goes with him that was just released. I had this idea in my head as soon as my sets arrived for me to play with and get some projects ready for the release. I had originally intended for it to be in some kind of a plant because right after I got my stamps, I found these cute little plant pokes in the dollar bins at Michael's.
Living in such a rural part of Florida does have its drawbacks. The closest nursery is twelve miles away and it's so hard for me to get myself to drive into town these days. The cold (freeze) snap we've had here for the past two weeks literally killed any thoughts of using some pretty flowering plant in my yard. Almost everything is a lump of brown yucky stuff. Fortunately, we do have a Dollar General just a couple of miles from the house and I have to go that far to reach any kind of civilization (and check the mail) anyway.
I found some goodies at DG, starting with a basket with a brown fabric liner that matched the chocolate chip backing I had added to my hawg and sentiment. I filled it with all sorts of Valentine treats.....cute little notebooks, a candle, a candy flower bouquet, and of course.....CHOCOLATE!!! (the bottom of the basket is just full of little peanut butter filled chocolate hearts). This would be a great little gift for one of those Valentine birthdays I have coming up next month. Hubby is one of them, but this just isn't his style. A gift card to Tractor Supply would make him much happier!
I will have to wait and see where this ends up. For now, it works for the Totally Stampalicious challenge. Just a fun challenge this prize included, but you can be sure there will be lots of opportunities to win free stamps from them in the near future. We are still waiting to get to the two hundredth subscriber so Joycelyn and Becky can give away another gift certificate to a lucky subscriber. Why not sign up....they don't flood the inbox with junk, and you just might win!!!
Also be sure to scroll down to the TS design team list on the right side of my blog to check out what the rest of the team has been up to!!


  1. Great sentiment for this wonderful basket of Valentine treats!! Who wouldn't love to go hog wild in a tug of chocolate!!! Fabulous work, Lynnor!!

  2. This is so fun for a gift basket, that sentiment is PERFECT.... Fun idea, they will love it.

  3. Lynnor what a Great gift basket..It really will make somebody's day !! Very creative :)

  4. Hey what an excellant idea! I'll have to remember this one! TFS


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