Monday, February 28, 2011

Birthday Bag

I was on a roll making bags last weekend and then again this weekend. One of my coworker friends had a birthday yesterday. I took this to work on Friday to help start her birthday weekend off right. This was the first bag I made using my new Big Shot Pro bag die. It's really easy to use and assemble. I love this Blueberry Crisp paper and thought since she's such an elegant woman, I wanted the bag to be elegant. I used uncut paper from the die to make the flower. I should have adhered the flower to the ribbon, but I accidentally adhered over the ribbon and on part of the paper. I think she's going to have to destroy the top of the bag to get into it! I decided the bag was too plain in the body area, so wanted to dress it up a little with a die cut butterfly. I filled it with some Hershey's cookies and cream mini bars. Man, are those good!

Enjoy the day and thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Our Challenge Card and Bag!

Here are our cards for our challenge. Debbie created this adorable card using both the colors and sketch. Isn't this dog adorable and make you want to just go out and get one? The tulip framed border is just an added bonus to the card. The Navy oval set off the adorable dog with just that hint of pink ribbon. Debbie even added a touch of bling to the heart and sentiment pieces. What an awesome card - Love it!

I decided to do a bag for my project since I had already done a card using the sketch. Since the bag is pretty much the same shape as the card, I was able to stick to the sketch as well as incorporate the colors. I used the River Rock DSP I had bought years ago as the base of the bag. I also pulled my Rose Red DSP to cut out scallop circles. I cut out some Pretty In Pink scallop circles to incorporate into the flower. I used a Pretty in Pink brad for the center. I love the satin ribbon, so instead of a sentiment, I decided to use it across the top. Before assembling the bag (a Big Shot Pro die), I punched out the scallop ovals. I then adhered a piece of window sheet in the back so the goodies won't fall out and you can see what's inside.

Well, that's it! Another challenge done :) I'll be posting March's challenge next weekend. Hope you'll play along with us. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Another Lovely Challenge Card!

Lori Subosits posted her card that used the Feb. Simply Design challenges yesterday. Look how beautiful it is! You can read all about it on her blog here. I love the textures and coloring on this card - simply gorgeous! Thanks for joining the challenge, Lori! Hope to see you doing some more with us.

I'll be posting Debbie's card and my color challenge card tomorrow.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Valentine's Day Card

I decided to use our sketch challenge for my Valentine's Day card to my husband. I used last year's Valentine designer paper because I just love it. But, I did add some glittery red paper; punched out some hearts. I didn't use do any stamping on this card! I used some VDay rub-ons SU! sent with my last order. Aren't these VDay balloons cute? I really like them. I also rubbed on the sentiment onto some pink ribbon. I've been wanting to try that and it was really easy! I'll definitely be doing that again!
I'll be tackling the color challenge for the last Saturday of this month and will post it then with Debbie's.
Anyway, thanks for looking and have a great day!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Michelle is one talented stamper!

Michelle posted her card for the February Simply Paper Design Challenge. Thank you Michelle! Your card is just lovely. I love how you flipped the design around - I wouldn't have thought to do that, but I love your take on it! I think of looking out of a beautiful oval window into a gorgeous flower garden. You really made the colors work so well too. Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

February Design Challenge

Hello! It's a new month, so time for a new challenge. Here is Debbie's and my sketch and color challenge for February. We'll post ours at the end of the month. We thought this sketch and color scheme would be perfect for helping us make some Valentine's Day cards. Please play along with us if you'd like and comment with a link to your creation/blog. We'd love to see yours.

Have a great day!