Saturday, August 4, 2012

Stamp Something

Happy Saturday!!  I had a late night last night and now I can barely keep my eyes open....definitely a nap in my near future :)  It seems like it's been so long since I posted anything...not sure why, other than just laziness I guess. I have been quite busy. I have quite a few projects that need posting, but I'll spread them out a bit so not to overwhelm you, LOL. And once again, I grabbed a maggie to help me out with this project. I had a SWAP to do and the theme was stamp something....simple enough (except for my brain...I tend to wayyyyy over think things!) Since I just couldn't stamp a card and leave it at that, I decided to make a little bag to go along with the adorable Maggie.  I used one of my favorite templates for the bag, it's the Haute Tote from Creations by AR! It's so easy to make, only takes me about an hour (and that probably translates to most people as a few minutes).  I used the "regular-size" Tilda and the "mini" Tilda for this project (just love those little girls!).
And believe it or not, the flowers are not WOC this time, (I know, I can't believe it myself).  I bought some great NellieSnellen punches!! They are the Rose Flowers, I used the Jumbo (FLP030), the medium (FLP028) and the small rose (FLP027). They cut great and have a embossing "punch" that embosses them, too! How cool is that!! And if you look closely you can see that the leaves are embossed also...it's the Rose Leaf punch (FLP029).   After using these the first time, I can say I will be getting more of these punches in the future.  I got mine from the wonderful Darlene over at Dutch Paper Crafts. Oh and also, the tag is a Marianne die (LR0154) that I just recently got from Darlene.  It is a set and I actually bought the set for the larger tag, but fell in love with this little adorable one (You'll be seeing the larger one soon along with more of this mini one!)
OK, that's it for me now...it's taken me about all morning to type this. Between watching Women's Tennis (way to go Serena and USA!!!) and  men's soccer, Mexico and Senegal I haven't been very attentive to this post. I'll try to do better next time, LOL.  I have more to post so I'll come back Monday-ish.  Off to finish watching some soccer!!

14 comments:

Caroline said...

Totally gorgeous ad always xxx

Janie Printz said...

Paula, everything you make is always such a sweet surprise well worth waiting for. The card is adorable & the bag looks so real I had to make it larger to check it out ... Maybe it is real !!! Everything is colored to perfection.
Hugs, Janie

Danielle said...

Hello Paula, I guess summer does that to us... just being a bit lazy like a lezard... LOL. I love your little tote, and card, very very pretty. Love the vintage look of that paper, and the wonderful color combo. tilda is colored to perfection, and very sweet. Cute tag ! Hugs

Paper Tails said...

Paula,

I love your tote bag! And the matching card is perfect.
So creative. Sleep well.

Karen

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

Paula, these are just great! Love this Maggie and the bag is adorable. I too had to check to see if it was a real bag. Everything was made to perfection. Can hardly wait to see your next post. hugs, Ruth Ann

Sandy said...

Hey Paula - how in the world do you make those neat pocket books. You go the extra mile and it sure does show. I love your flowers - think of all the money you'll save by making your own. Besides - I think they have more character and you can make flowers with all kinds of papers. You sure did yourself proud sugar pie!!!
Sandy

Sherry said...

She is absolutely adorable and luv the bag you made!!

Hugs - Sherry

Iris said...

This is and absolute adorable set you made. Oh and I think I need that tag ;-), gorgeous!
TFS

Hugs,
Iris

Dortesjs said...

Beautiful cards you make and other love Honeybee tilda to

cathylynn said...

Wowzers Paula! Now how cool is this project!!! I love it ALL!!! You are so creative and it's always a treat to visit to see what you come up with. No ordinary stuff here. How clever to make a bag, card and tag and even your own flowers. All Gorgeous!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Dobra said...

Very lovely work
it is wonderfully made
and very nicely painted stamp
I am very delighted with your work

Suzan L said...

Hi Paula, the bag and matching card are so gorgeous! I love the DP's that you used along with the red flowers that you created! And, the beautifully colored Tildas look wonderful on both! I may have to make one of those cute bags. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Suzan

Linda said...

Wow absolutely stunning project!!!! You have so many wonderful ideas on your blog!!!!! I really love this!!!!! Wow excellent work!!!!

Cathy Lee said...

This is so cute, Paula. Your Tildas are adorable and gorgeous gift bag. I'm going to check out that site because I love paper engineering, that's what I call it anyway. So Fabulous!
Hugz,
Cathy Lee