Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Friends of Waltzingmouse Forum Blog Hop - There's Always Time for You!

Today I'm participating in the Friends of Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz taking place in the WMS forum. The theme this month is tea/coffee! Check it out here in the Playroom of the Forum.


Today the WMS Design Team is also taking a moment to honor and thank two of our members who are leaving the team -  Bonnie and Carly.  We will sorely miss you two lovely ladies -  Bonnie with your quick wit and Carly with your wonderful and creative CAS designs.

I made this sweet little purse in honor of you, dear Bonnie and Carly! My friends -  there's always time for you!
My stamps are from Afternoon Tea Sentiments.

I found the link to this sweet little purse template on Dana's blog here.  The template was made by Mary Fish.

I cut out my purse from a piece of patterned paper.  I used twill for the handle and held the flap of the purse closed with a piece of velcro.

I stamped the sentiment, cut it with a petite oval Nestability and layered it to a Fancy Tags 3.  I adhered it to the front flap of the purse with Scor Tape to hold it securely.   I made my flowers (one paper and one felt) with an MFT flower die.   You can fit about 4 teabags inside this cute little number! (or Hershey Kisses, lip balm, cough drops, etc, etc!)
Now I'm off to the WMS forum to blog waltz and see all the fun tea/coffee card inspiration! Are you coming?


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Afternoon Tea Sentiments
Paper:  Brown Bazzill, tempting turquoise - SU, Textstyle Turning a new Leaf - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  brads - Making Memories, flower die - MFT, felt - Michaels, dark chocolate twill - PTI, Scor Tape, foam tape, petite oval Nestabilities, Fancy Tags 3 Spellbinders, velcro & tiny tag - Staples, gold rhinestones - Michaels.

26 comments:

rudlis said...

Gorgeous purse!
I love the colors and patterned paper.

Craftilicious said...

That's simply stunning :-D

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, love it! How cute is this bag!! And it will surely make someone's day, with a sentiment like that!!
Hugs, Wendy

Debgem said...

What a super idea - great papers and lovely rich colours!

Janine said...

What a cute bag!! LOVE it!!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Oh Julia - this is so very precious. What a great little purse.

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous Julia. Great colours too and very very cute!
Hugs
Carol x

I'm Renee said...

A tea purse!!!
LOVE it!! :)
This is something that will just make someone smile...
I did...
and gasp! :)
Gorgeous!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh dear Julia! What a darling project! Love the beautiful label and sweet tag!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oh My Goodness, this is FANTASTIC!!! I want a handbag just like it!!! :)

Jeanne J said...

Julia, You are so CLEVER! What a great idea! I love the colors and all the details!

Thelma said...

Lovely and beautiful colours. Thelma

Michelle said...

I just LOVE this purse Julia! But then again, I'm kind of a bag girl and I would have to say Hershey kisses would be the way to go!

Riet said...

So beautiful bag Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Bonnie said...

Oh Julia, this is darling! Thank you so much....I will miss you!

Dana Grothaus said...

Ohhh, thanks so much for sharing that with me. Your purse turned out so cute. I made mine sooo long ago. That was a fun blast from the past that you made so much better. I love it!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This little purse is just the sweetest Julia!! I LOVE it!! Not only the idea, but your execution. From the warm colors to your fabulous embellishments!! This project just stole my heart!

Trish said...

Oooh, I LOVE this! Might have to give it a try!
Trish xx

Carly said...

Oh my gosh this is the cutest purse ever!!! I so miss you guys and WMS already! :-( Sending big hugs your way! Thank you for the shout out!

Cathy Weber said...

Oh my goodness, that little purse is so cute. I had never seen that template before, but how great to hold just a little sweet something to give to a friend. This is such a nice project.

LaurieJ said...

You are too clever, Julia! This little purse is just fab!! And the sentiments you used are perfect.

Bumblebee said...

Oh my, this is fantastic! The colours just remind me of tea and coffee!!

Antje said...

the tea bag is such a lovely idea!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Thanks for the link to the template! Is this adorable or what!! You are amazing with ABC projects~~

maryr917 said...

this is so cute julia-love this sweet purse-thanks for the link to the template

Ren-Yi said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love your twill handle and your color combination. Fantastic rich brown (my favorite color) - any girl would be proud to "carry that purse."