Monday, January 30, 2012

contrition: noun

repentance: deep and genuine feelings of guilt and remorse

CHA is in full swing and I don't mean to offend any of our wonderful manufacturers but there is one who just stands out each time as far as their booth is concerned, So far, no one has ever been able to come close to their designers and that is DCWV. So please take a moment to be wowed by their booth. The video quality isn't as good as their usual, but maybe Erin was tired...understandable, huh? And my FAVORITE  is the peacock! wowzers!

My current challenge is from Frosted Designs where they are having a recipe challenge:
3 pattern papers
2 buttons
1 word title

I was inspired by 2 people. The first one is Amanda from Frosted Designs, but I couldn't get the project she made to link up with her blog, either she didn't blog it or something, not sure, so you have to go to Frosted Designs and look on their page to see the gift bag she made. The second person who inspired me is the person who is getting the gift bag. I'm a bad, bad friend cause I had forgotten her birthday and she is coming up next week to see me so I felt a need to up the game on her  birthday gifting. This is the first bag I have ever decorated but I really, really enjoyed doing it!

I usually don't do a lot of close up shots but I really enjoyed the details this time. First I fussy cut the feather design out and then stickled it. Then I cut 2 hearts pop dotted them, distressed one and coated it with candy crackle, then sewed the 2 together. I cut the crown out of gold material and used matching gems to highlight the crown and made a banner with Jamie's name on it. The bird cage is so far the largest cut I've ever made with my Cricut too and it is also cut from the gold material!
I used my new stamp set I won from Our Daily Designs and loooooooooooove the butterfly. I embossed him in gold and then colored him in with stickles. I used the tip of a needle to spread the stickles into the small areas of the butterfly design.  The hardest part was just waiting for things to dry! I am an impatient crafter ;)

And if you have never used Helmars Liquid Scrapdots then let me be the person to tell you how wonderful this product is! I used it to layer the butterflies and the fantastic part of it is they won't squish down.  I also used it to pop up the felt flower too: since it's a fiber, pop dots could come off but I wanted the smaller flower to have some problem solved.
paper- Autumn Leaves, and Creative Imaginations
material paper - Me and My Big Ideas
stamp- 2 step butterfly and die ( My Daily Bread Designs )
French Manor cartridge
stickles- cinnamon,lime green, turquoise,lavender
buttons- American Crafts
epoxy letters - Sara Bond
gemstones- Prima, Me and My Big Ideas
Helmars Liquid Scrapdots and 450
floss - DMC and Coronet Braid ( metallic thread )
Ranger Candy Crackle

Now pray with me that I will be forgiven for forgetting her birthday .....and she does occasionally stop by my blog so maybe if she sees how contrite I am and how I slaaaaaaaaaaaaved away at making her gift bag, maybe I'll be forgiven?
pretty please?


Mary Pat Siehl said...

talk about adorable!! love it--the colors are so pretty

Craftychris said...

Your gift bag is so gorgeous!! I love it. Thank you for the video too - what an amazing stand! xx

Mrs A. said...

I'm sure your friend will instantly forgive you when she sees this lovely bag you have made for her. I haven't seen that challenge blog before so thanks for highlighting it. Now don't panic if you see me disappear from your blog. My automatic feed to your page is not working properley so I'm going to stop following and then re follow and see if that fixes it. Hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

Hi again,
Thats sorted it. hugs Mrs A.

Roberta; mother of 4, GiGi to 1 said...

Very pretty project for your friend! I love the little crown! I hope you enjoyed cooking with our recipe at Frosted Designs! P.S. I'm from Boone, NC! Where are you from? mrsme6th at belllsouth dot net

Pat N. said...

Your bag is beautiful!!! I'm sure your friend will love it, and therefore, forgive you. How could she not?--Pat N.

Shahrul Niza said...

I say, this is an enchanting project! The heart-angel is so pretty with the crown on. Great looking gift bag!

Joni Parker said...

Pretty Pretty !!! I'll let Ashley know to come visit you... Thanks for joining us at FROSTED DESIGNS!!

Joni Parker said...

Rather...I'll tell Amanda.. After I got back to FD site, I realized I mixed that up...sorry!

Ashley Horton said...

This is so beautiful, Sandee!! What intricate work you put into it! I love all of the embellishments and the two buttons you added to the centers of those cute flowers! What a great way to give a gift! Thanks for playing along with us @ Frosted Designs!! :)

Debbie Bakk said...

WOW- what a beautiful gift bag this is- and your friend Jamie is gonna love it- she will forget that you forgot her special day when she see's -thanks for joining us at frosted designs-love it all especially the butterfly

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful sack! Love it!

Kalea Wavedancer said...

Oh, silly you, my birthday was back in October and my own father forgot about it, so no worries. I'm completely sad that your bag totally out did my wrapping. Excited to see you!!!! Get instructions to go around the rock slide right now!