Saturday, May 30, 2009

My Louis Vuitton Knockoff....

Here's another project I made "Purse" related! One of my clients gave me her Louis Vuitton knockoff purse she had. It wasn't her...and knockoff or not...I think it's a fun purse. **I will have to take a pic of it and post it her another time** So to say thank you to her, I cut a little purse from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge! Look how cute it turned out! LOL I cut the L & V's with my cuttlebug alphabet dies and placed them "just so"...and a little ribbon bow, just like my handbag. Inside I put some treats and a gift card for a free pedicure from me. Mona LOVED it! come to think of it...she should be booking that appointment soon!

Altered Purse

This was a project I made for a "big girl" pajama party I went to. Along with the invitation, we were given a name of someone that was going to be there, and we were to make a gift with our own two hands to give to that person. It was quite fun! It was pretty amazing that everyone got a gift that fit them perfectly.
This is the altered purse I made for Rebecca...she is in the picture on the front. She is a purse myself, so I thought this was an easy choice of projects. I absolutely loved putting it together. I got the pressed board purse from HL as well as the paper. I used Colorbox Cat Eye chalk inks to distress the edges, and applied Modge Podge to adhere the paper. A little ribbon and flower attached to the beaded handle, a few gems around the framed pic, and a monogram to personalize... and ...WhaaLaaa! Take a look...I think it turned out pretty fantastic if I do say so myself! BTW...I received a handmade braided rug made out of my favorite colors...purple, green and blue! It is under my feet at this moment under my computer desk...PERFECT! =0]

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I Could Spend All Day Here!

This blog idea is a beast! I can actually spend my whole day here looking up other peoples that a problem for anyone else? As you can see...I have not posted a single thing of my own yet. And will I ever?? How can I when I see the beautiful work everyone else does in the "Cyber Scrap World"! I have been working up the courage to post pics...just don't know quite where to start...probably my first LO would be good.

When I first thought I would like to 'get into' this hobby, I really hadn't expected the adventure that laid ahead. I quickly found out. The once small basket of goodies, now has no turned into a corner of my bedroom of cramped delight, and images in my mind of someday in the *near--HA* future, that one or two...shall I say all three of my dear children (young adults) moving out and actually having a whole room so that my deliciously fun toys can finally find a proper spot in this home...someday.

Well here I go...Now remember that this is the very first LO I did...NO Cricut, a few stickers, a glue stick and hand cut outs from a nails magazine for embellishments. I don't have but a picture of my first was for one of my dear clients, Liane, that I had known for 2 years. She was from Germany, and she and her small family were returning home after living here for 6 years. Liane introduced me to card making and scrap booking. She invited me to my very first SU! party...and that's all it took. I knew I was hooked. But it wasn't until she was about to leave, she asked all her friends to create a page for her to take home for memory sake...what a cool idea! Still, after she left, it took me another year before I really decided to start collecting my stash. Funny, I thought all I needed was the Cuttlebug! LOL--NOT! That's another topic...So be kind...I promise it gets a little better.