Friday, July 8, 2011

Woo-Hoo!! It's Friday!!!!

Yea!! I'm sooo happy it's Friday. This week has been so hectic I forgot all about this post! I had sent this before the holiday to Karen but with the holiday and me being on the east coast and her on the west coast, it took over a week to get to her. And of course I completely forgot all about this. When she emailed me to thank me, I was reading the email going Huh? what is she talking about? Then it hit me, oh yeah, I did send her something. OMG, it took me a few minutes to remember, LOL!! I think my life is just a bit too hectic right now, I must sloooow down some - that is my new goal - just breathe and be happy that I can.
With this project, I used the colors red, white and blue to keep with the holiday theme! But I added a little surprise for Karen.....I stamped and colored Tilda on a little bag. Brilliant, aren't I? Well I can't take credit for this...the brilliant person is JANE over at Jane's Lovely Cards!  Is she just not short of INCREDIBLE!!??  Coloring on fabric is somewhat difficult...OK, difficult for me. You have to be very precise because it does bleed. I had practiced on another bag first and boy, was I glad I did! It is very cool though, so I'm sure I'll be doing this again and again and again....


Oh yeah, first the card.. I chose to do an easel card. I had gotten the cutest fence stamp from Cindy over at StampingScrapping and the cutest fence die from PTI. I left the card somewhat un-personlized so that Karen could re-use it if she chooses to.
Now onto the "bag".....to jazz up the plain white bag, I sewed some ribbon and a little lace on it. I also added some little rhinestones using my I-rock tool...it worked great on fabric!!
 I used the same stamp and background stamp for the bag and "tried" to color it the same. I'm all about matching... in fact, I think some would even say it's somewhat OCD with me that EVERYTHING must match...oh well, it could be worse, right?
And last but not least, I did embroider her name on the bag on the other side. And of course I stuffed the bag with some goodies for her.
So whatcha think? I do appreciate any comments.

32 comments:

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous and Fabulous!!!! Wow what an excellent job on both!!!! Just stunning!!!!

Janiel/ janny said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! loving the colors and details!! I BET KAREN LOVED THIS!!! I know I would..
hugs, Janiel

Christina C. said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS, Paula!
You created an exceptionally stunning MATCHING SET....lucky recipient!!! Love, love the colors....very striking!

Stephanie said...

Wow! Beautiful!! Absolutely stunning!

Teresita Arvelo said...

Lovely card, Beautiful piece of artwork. Love your color choices, papers, texture and design.

Suzi said...

Wow! how gorgeous is this gift set. You've done an outstanding job on the card and bag. Lucky Karen. It was so very thoughtful of you to pass on some sweetness. It''' come back threefold.
Hugs
Suzi x

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card and I love the matching bag. TFS.

Monique said...

Wow. This is gorgeous !! I love all the details :)).

Hugs Monique

Karen Petersen said...

I am 'Karen' and yes Paula did a wonderful job! I was floored with all the things she packed in her box. I have been given some super cards, but to get the personalized bag too, was beyond WILD. Thanks, again and again Paula...

julieprice3 said...

What a wonderful giftset! Great project Paula!
hugs Julie P

Sheri said...

Holey moley! That is one darling card!..and now, you've forced me to get that PTI fence die! Darn you! ;)

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Beautiful Card. Love the way you used the piece of fence. Very pretty colors! Hugs! Leah Ann

Gloria said...

Wow Paula....you just leave me in awe. You are so talented and so thoughtful. Who wouldn't love it.....(I know I cherish mine).

LINDA W. said...

Beautiful card and bag what a great gift I know that she loved it.
hugs Linda W.

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

WOW this is gorgeous!!! I also love the color combo.What great attetio you have given this great duo.

TFS!

Ruby♥

chrissy o said...

beautiful card love the colours
chrissy x

Louise said...

Gorgeous card, great colours so rich and vibrant and I love all the embellies you added
Louise

cathylynn said...

I think you made one delightful gift that radiates beauty and love! Both the card and bag are gorgeous! Your colors and details are amazing. Fabulous work!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Karen said...

If I was the Karen, I'd have thought it was worth the wait...lovely card

Betsy said...

Wow! Karen is one lucky girl to have received this from you! The card and bag are beautiful!!!

Elle said...

Your card is gorgeous but I especially LOVE the bag you painted. The embroidery on the back is a nice touch. Karen is a lucky gal!

Cricket said...

Wow, both the card and the bag are beautiful. Karen's a lucky girl!

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous easel card and lovely design :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Silvie Z said...

gorgeous card Paula! Very pretty papers and embellies, love the gingham ribbon! And your bag is fabulous!
hugs,
Silvie
xx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Wow your card is fabulous!
Love your gorgeous colors and such pretty papers and detail!
thanks to visit my blog....


Hugs
Judith

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Sharon Keanly said...

Thanks so much for popping by, so that I could visit you in return. What a stunning creation. Just love your card and bag. Wow, you are super talented. Happy crafting! hugs Sharon

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Wow, what an incredible set! Karen must be thrilled!!

Pam Sparks said...

Wonderful Tilda creating Paula! Something about red gingham just screams Summer and picnic fun! So sweet... so CUTE! love it!

Creations By Crystal said...

These are adorable! Love how you colored on the bag!

Rita said...

Just gorgeous.....you are so sweet to this for Karen..I am sure she loved it....

Sandy said...

This is one gorgeous card - you truly are talented. Gorgeous creation! I love the design work, the colors you have used and your coloring is wonderful.
Sandy