Thursday, August 20, 2009

MMSC15 helps me create a face for a template

Hello to you!!!
Hope all is well in your corner of the world.
It's been humid and wet in my area,
though the temperatures have been lower,
so I've been able to play outside a bit,
today I took my tot to the park
and pointed out the butterflies.
The monarchs are starting to arrive, yay!!
Between the kids going back to school,
my stepdaughters birthday,
my neighbors kitchen plumbing
backing up into my apartment
and regular ol' busy work,
not to mention work work,
my crafting time has been limited,
but at long last, something to share:

I have used the template over at Create4Fun
to make this gift bag for my
mom and stepdad's anniversary
that is creeping up on us as we speak.
I did not get to play with
Truly Scrumptious last forntight,
and it's a shame on my part,
as the sketch was gorgeous, but this time around
the challenge is Anything but a card
and I think this will do the trick,
I still want to have a go with the sketch though,
soon I hope....
I got a real treat in the mail this Monday
and I've been itching to play with my new treasures
that Jorunn sent me, and this is my first project
debuting the Hanglar and Stanglar stamps she sent.
I am her 100th follower, as it happens,
so she spoilt me with some candy
and an amazing card featuring Hilda from Motivet.
Just gorgeous and such a pick-me-up
after the weekend I experienced.
Jorunn, thank you so much!!
Although this might have given me a thirst
I can't quite quench, as H&S is hard to come by
and I loved loved LOVED colouring these cuties!!
So, a warning of sorts,
there will be lots of sweet repeats
with these precious stamps in the future.

So we've covered image and template,
now let's talk papers and stash.
The papers are My Minds Eye,
I've coloured with watercolours pencils
and distressed in frayed burlap,
there is Crystal lacquer over the heart, key and shoes,
and I went a little nuts with the Sakura gel pen...
The lace, hemp, ribbon & charm are from my stash,
the buttons & brad are BG,
woohoo, that means I get to play over at
ABC Challenge because B is for Buttons!!!
Flowers are Prima and Scrappers Choice,
(I might add some punched fern leaves, still debating)
and I've used the scrum-nummy sketch from the
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge
as the face for my project:

I hope you will have some time to check out
what these super talented Design Teams
have created to inspire us,
some incredible works out there.

Thanks for spending time with me today,
I appreciate your time and the effort it must
have taken to read this short story, lol.
Take Care and enjoy your weekend,


Tracey Feeger said...

Gorgeous. I love the images and this is such a cute little project. Well done.

Unknown said...

Wow stephanie, love your gift bag!♥♥♥
Great colors and great design! You have colored those H&S images so beautifully, and I am just so glad you didn't have them already! So sorry to hear about your problems with the neighbors plumbing, yaiks...!!!


Heather said...

Hi Stephanne - fabulous creation. Love the colours, papers and your details are stunning!!
As for the HS images - aren't they so adorable.
Now I'm in Germany - my son has a friend whose mother lives in Norway, so I'm hoping that I might be able to wangle a few stamps!!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at CC.
hugs Heather xx

Heather said...

Me again Stephanne - ooops!!! - wrong challenge - strike the CC in the above comment and insert TS.
I'm not losing the plot - I'VE LOST IT!!
hugs Heather xx

Handmade with Love said...

Hi Stephanne, im sure your mum and step dad will love the bag let alone what you put inside it! This is a really lovely idea and a very cute image! Tracey x

scrapperjulia said...

Hi Steph! Love this project! Very nice job on the coloring and putting everything together! They will love it!

Helen said...

Wow - this is fab!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

Phyllis said...

Now this is just tooooo cute. You did a wonderful job with those darling images. Great papers, colors and trims. The Midnight Madness Design Team thanks your for playing with us this week.

Phyllis Midnight Madness Design Team
aka SparklePlenty1000 at SCS

Kellie said...

WOW this is amazing Stephanne. I had started to wonder where you had gotten to, hehe and the wait is over with a gorgeous creation like this wow! I love everything about it, the vintage feel, the colour colour, and something totally different, will have to check out that challenge! Hope your kitchen was all sorted how annoying! Take Care xx

Dawn said...

Gorgeous and beautifully made - love your style and the Hanglars are adorable..

thanks for joining us on ABC


Sue said...

What a darling project. They are going to love it. Images are so cute, love the lock and key. Love everything about it, great job. Sorry to hear about the plumbing mishap, yikes!
Glad you got your mail from me, thanks for letting me know. Enjoy.

June Nelson said...

Wow Stephanne this is lovely, I really love your diversity, it makes lovely blog browising,huggies from me xxxxxxxxx

Ila said...

What a Fabulous and Gorgeous project!!...I love those stamps..and your coloring is Wonderful!!...Hugs, Ila

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fab project!!! Love it!! How creatively you used the sketch!! Love your coloring and dp!! Great take on the MMSC. Thanks for playing along this week!!

♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

This is so clever and gorgeous!
KRisty xo

Claire Phillips said...

Another wonderful project - so many details to look at - do love it when you have a new post on! Cheers Claire x

Michele Roos said...

Oh this is gorgeous, thanks for the link must give this one a try. Love the images you've used and the colouring also. Thanks for joining us this week at TS. Hugs Michele x

Mina said...

wow this is fabulous and your Hanglars are fabulous, wish I had some of the stamps...thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge
Mina xxx

Carolyn said...

This is sooooo adorable! I absolutely love it! I am really going to have to try something like this myself. Thanks so much for playing with us at the MMSC this week. We love having you join us. Hope you will play again next week.

Carolyn MMSC DT

Pop over to my blog and sign up for some great blog candy if you get a minute.

Sunshine said...

WOW~!Terrific gift bag! Good luck with this weeks contest! Hugz, Sunshine of Sunshine's Stamps:)

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

What a fantastic creation this is. You are so talented and it's such a joy seeing what you make each week! I just adore this gift bag! Your coloring and embellies are just perfect.
Thanks for playing along with us.

Julie said...

This is gorgeous

Cathy said...

Fabulous creation and great buttons.
Thank you for joining in the ABC this time.
Cathy xx

Jennifer E. said...

This is beautiful! I love how you've colored the image! It looks like you are inspired by challenges- Check out this site:

you have the chance to win a set of nestablities each week :)