Thursday, August 31, 2006

I like this picture...

Because it shows the twill that I hand stamped and the ribbons close up. I can't wait to use this purse!

Number Four of the Pink Purse.

Here is a pictures of the top of the purse, the handle and all of the ribbons and twill that I have attached to it. There is a safety pink holding some ribbons and twill to the purse handle. I stamped Heidi Swapp and Bazzill onto the twill. Each has there own side, and between each section of words there is a flower stamp. One side has a pink flower and one side has a brown flower. In the center of each flower is a tiny pink rhinestone.

Photograph Number 3 Of My Creative Escape Purse

This is the side view of the purse. Both sides are the same. There are four Heidi Swapp Flowers on the sides. Each flower has a Bazzill Chipboard Circle in the center with Heidi Swapp Tape over top of it. The sides of the Bazzill Chipboard Shapes have ink on them to match the purse color.

Well that didn't work very well!

I was trying to attach five different pictures of my purse, but they didn't wanted to go. So, I tried something else and it still didn't work. I'm going to have to do four more posts so that each pictures can be attached. Here is an inside view of the purse. I used the same Heidi Swapp paper on the inside as I did on the outside. I was just going to paint the inside brown but I think this looks a lot better!

Here is my Creative Escape Purse!

I think I'm finished with it finally! Well, maybe. There is still the bottom of it that I want to do something with.

I'm sort of glad that it's almost done, because I still have to get my pictures, gifts, Rolodex Cards and stuff ready for my trip. But I also have to go grocery shopping and cook some things so that my husband won't starve!

Off to make my to do list!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

One More Day Closer!

That's right, one more day closer to Creative Escape! I can't wait to see my friends, Chiara, Kim and Cindy! I haven't seen them since October of 2005. In fact that is when we first met, at CKU-A Stamford. Guess what track we were in! Yep! "She" by Heidi Swapp.

SO since I was thinking of CKU-A Stamford and when I met the girls I thought I would post another project that I did around the time of our meeting. This is a purse that I made out of a Dora the Explorer lunch box that I bought from Hobby Lobby. I made one for Cindy too, hope she liked it. And wait until she sees the purse that I made for Creative Escape! And it's the only one like it! Sneek Peek Tomorrow??? Maybe!

Monday, August 28, 2006

10 Days and Counting!

Ten days and counting. What am I counting for? Creative Escape of course!!! ( This is the first of what I hope is many Creative Escapes with Heidi Swapp!

I have ten days to go until I meet my friends at CE and I can't wait to see them! We haven't seen each other since October of last year, when we met! But everytime I read one of their emails I imagine they are talking to me. Hmmm....on second thought it could just be voices!!! (lol).
So with Creative Escape being so close (ten days to be exact) I figured that I had been get cracking on my projects. I have almost finished my Rolodex Cards for the Rolodex Card Swap, I'm almost done making this purse that I think is really cute! And, I have two out of 9 Clipboard almost done! I was making pretty good progress on the clipboards until I ran out of twill! So I'm off to buy more twill tomorrow, as well as ribbons that I need too!

Here is a pictrure of the clipboard so far. I might add one other thing to it, but I have to figure that out! I'll post a picture of the purse tomorrow night. It's drying right now, and I'm afraid if I touch it I'll ruin it!!!

So back to the clipboards. When I originally decided to do these (ten originally) I was going to just paint them pink and have some ribbons or something on them. But then I decided that there needed to be another color on them. So I placed a Heidi Swapp Mask on top of the pink and sprayed Brown Spray Paint over the Mask. After the paint was dry I put a name (my roommates!!!) on the bottom left of the Mask. I chose ribbons that I thought would look good with the paint and the Mask Design. But then I had an idea to decorate the Twill with "Creative Escape". I stamped on side and then looked at it. If I tied it onto the clipboard the side that didn't have any stamping would show, so of course I had to stamp the other side too! So notice that I said I was originally going to do ten? Guess what happened to the tenth one. I kept it of course!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 25, 2006

I've decided that since all my friends now have blogs to keep in touch with their friends and family that it's about time that I did too. As they say, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do" and "Since they blog, do as the blogger's Do Too!"

Most of my friends are scrapbookers. Big surprise? No, not really. Since Scrapbooking is my hobby it wouldn't be much of surprise for me to have them as friends too! Scrapbookers are the most friendly people that you could know, as least to me. So I decided that my blog is going to be a place where I can show everyone what I have been working on, it's going to be my place. Everything will be brought to you by the letter {J}!

Keep checking back in the next few days as I will be updating with three projects that I have been working very hard on: (1) A Purse for me! (2) Rolodex Cards for a Swap that I am participating in for Creative Escape and (3) some little gifts that I am making for my friends that I am meeting at Creative Escape (I just hope they like them!)