Sunday, February 17, 2013

A "Charming" Paper Bag

LESSology Challenge... #22
(Webster's dictionary,  "Charming" is delightful and pleasing.) 

My goal was to re-use the white paper bag and make it into something  "CHARMING" without spending any money and still create something beautiful.  I only used what I had in my stash...
I wanted to create a scene where we are looking out a window at a little girl playing with her puppy.  I would say this turned out very delightful, pleasing, and charming. 
This project was made from a white paper deli bag.  I used Bo Bunny Paper and Flowers.  Glossy accents to bring out the beads and puppies face and La Peti flowers and ribbon from The Paper Studio..  Old lace from a wedding dress.  A poem about "Friendship" from Henri  Nouwen   .  and a beautiful corsage laced flower from a friend.

This is the front of this re-purposed bag.

  This is the back of the bag.

This is a close up of the front of the bag.

Here is a detailed ..  : D

Charms sewn in with trim.

A flower charm attached to stick pin and a
lock and key charm on the edge of the flap.

Thanks for stopping by.. please leave a comment.  cj

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mixed Media Challenge #3 at YPP

I had several prints that I thought I would try using Craypas on for the challenge..

This was the first attempt, which was okay..

This was the second attempt.. and I think I like it better.. I'm more about
bright colors.. but I am pleased with both pics..

Please leave a message so I know you came for a visit.. Thanks  cj

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Hostess Gifts, Inchies, Envelopes, Tickets, and cards

I made some hostess gifts for some swaps I'm in over at Your Paper Pantry.

Mini Journals.

Then I completed 100 Inchies for a swap over at Split Coast Stampers. 

One squared inch of creative art work.

Then I made my mail art..envelopes and tickets for swaps at Your Paper Pantry.

Envelope theme was: The Key to my Heart
The ticket themes were:  St. Patrick's Day,
Easter, and Spring. 

Finally I used my favorite stamp to complete two swaps at Your Paper Pantry.  A mare and here new born is the stamp that touches my heart.  So I used it for the note card swap and for the greeting card swap..  and attached a horse shoe charm. 

Then today I completed two more projects.  A challenge at Your Paper Pantry to used corrugated cardboard.

The background is cardboard and the heart was crimped. 

I took the same idea and created a cute card with a Peachy Keen stamp for one of their challenges. 

This little mouse so loves his cheese. 

So much fun!  Leave me a message so I know you came for a visit.. cj