Monday, May 19, 2008

A Bag full of Thanks

Well, between laundry, saying goodbye to the kitten, cutting paper for the card camp and putting together dinosaurs, I managed to get these projects finished today. (I got up early)

The bag was for today's New Technique Challenge: it's a double pocket bag and it is super easy...the tutorial for it is here. I also created the bag and contents for the "Stamp Something Challenge". There's a new one every Friday and I just thought it would be fun to add another challenge to the list....at least for the long weekend. And Hey, summer is around the corner! LOL) Anyway, the challenge was to create a Thank You of some sort: card, package, anything. I filled the bag with 3 Thank You cards that incorporated different sketch challenges from the past couple of weeks.

For the first card shown I used Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. I'm not sure about the white gel pen on the flower, but I thought I'd try. I really can't tell exactly what colour this designer paper is suppose to be....not guava, not rose, thought it was coral....but it doesn't look that way in the photo.













The second card uses that circular sketch again....I also cut out the flower and leaves from the designer paper. Not totally fussy about all the sheets in this designer series, so gotta use them up somehow.










For the third card, I've managed to cover a whole whack of challenges without really intending to. I didn't use any stamps at all, instead I used the rub-ons for the words. I also stacked the flowers using the paper-tole technique.


Grant came over this afternoon and Allison & I knew right away he had come to take his kitten to her new home. I was so annoyed when those kittens were brought here, and knew they'd cause issues with the older cats in the house, but we've all grown attached to the shinanigins that they got into. Grant's answer to our heart-break....come to his place to visit. Will Do!!!!

I'd better hit the sack, just 'cause I've got an appointment tomorrow doesn't mean I should stay up later!!!!!!

Thanks for visiting - Happy Stamin' - Joan

25 comments:

betty said...

wonderful! a very nice idea with the bag! all creations are really beautiful, specially the bag, but of course also the cards!

dpkennedy said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love the bag idea...have to check it out!

Denise~ said...

This is a fab thank you project! LOVE it! That stamp set and DSP work so well together. Pretty cool too that you were able to combine so many challenges! Thanks so much for joining or challenge. :)

beate said...

Beautiful bag and matching cards!

Lauren said...

This is such a stunning set. Great job with the challenge!

Donna said...

wonderful bag & matching cards, wow!

Erin... said...

I'm in love with this little gift set!! Love the pearl in the center of the flower, looks so pretty! thanks for playing!

Alexandra said...

I just LOVE this Joan - what a fabulous set! The colors rock and the cards are really pretty! Thanks for playing along this week too - fun, huh?! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous bags and cards Joan. Such beautiful colours. Hugs, Nikki x

Cathy I. said...

What a pretty bag - love the cards for inside. tfs

Beth Norman said...

Gosh, you've been a busy bee. Your cards and double pocket are adorable.

SmilynStef said...

What wonderful cards ... I love those colors.

Janine said...

What a fabulous project!! Love the paper that you used.

Dawn Easton said...

Awesome bag and cards!!! I really love that DP and stamp set...it's fun to colour!

Jill said...

Your bag and cards are really beautiful! Kudos!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

These are all so wonderful! I love that DP you used! I'm gonna have to give one of those bags a try! It looks so cool! Have a great day!

Stampin hugs, Becky:)

Stampmouse said...

awesome projects

Carolyn King said...

what a cute set of cards---the bag is awesome--great job on this.

Sorry about the kitten..It must be sad to see him go.

Deb Neerman said...

Holy Pajama's, these are gorgeous, Joan!

I definitely gotta try this, "gettin' up earlier" thing ...

Love 'em, these are terrific projects!!

Danyelle Kessler said...

I love the bag of thank you cards and that Ginger Blossoms paper is one of my favs. TFS!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wow were you ever BUSY!!!!!! And what fabulous creations!!! I love the bag!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a great set! Who wouldn't LOVE to receive this. . .beautiful!

Beth said...

What a wonderful project! It would make such a perfect gift! Definitely on its way into my inspiration notebook!

antjeegypt said...

wow, that's a lot of work. Very nice bag and cards. Great work, so well done!!

Image editor SBL said...

Beautiful bags!!!
Your cards is also beautiful