Friday, December 30, 2011

A Bag Full of Creativity…and a Giveaway!

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Hello, my friends!

How could Christmas possibly be over?!  It does go by in a blink, doesn’t it?  Hope you enjoyed—and are STILL enjoying—every single moment with your families…


…I sure have been!  Here we are—taken last week in my “office”…the beautiful park where I take sweet little school children on field trips & teach them about our local wildlife…not a bad job, huh?!

I finally took a little creativity time for myself this morning, and this is what I came up with…

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…a very easy bag made with prints from Crafty Secrets’ new “Creating with Vintage Illustrations” CD—I had so much fun with this!

I can’t even tell you how easy it was—I already had a canvas bag (from Michaels) all ready to go…a striped piece of muslin for the background…

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…then a print chosen from the CD for the background, printed on printable cotton—so fabulous!

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…then the main image, also from the CD and printed on cotton was added on top.  I just typed up the word “Supplies” in a lovely vintage font, and that was it!

Everything was quickly stitched together with the sewing machine, and all that was left was embellishing!

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Some pretty, older lace was dyed with Glimmer Mist (one of my favorite things to do!), then vintage mother-of-pearl buttons were added on top…

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…sweet, very shabby handmade roses were added next, made with old scrim given to me by my mother, and also dyed with Glimmer Mist…

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…a bit of chocolatey seam binding added here & there, some Platinum Stickles framing the main image, and that’s about it!

I thought it would be fun to give one of these wonderful CD’s away so YOU could have fun creating with it, as well!

image {Crafty Secrets CD shown with samples showing some of the things you can do with it!}

***To win, all you have to do is leave me a comment here—let me know if you’re a follower & I’ll count you twice!***

The winner’s name will be drawn at noon on New Year’s Day—not a bad way to start the year, huh?!

Meanwhile, I’ve got my new bag stuffed with yummy yarn…a warm, wintry scarf being made while I watch late night movies with my family…

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…can’t wait to hear what you create with your CD!

Wishing you a wonderful last week of 2011…see you soon with something new!