Friday, November 20, 2009

So Thankful . . .

I have a lot to be thankful for ~ my family & friends, a roof over my head, food to eat, being able to stay home to raise my children, my freedom, and LIFE!  With the eonomy as it has been, 1LuvnDad hasn't asked me to go back to work (I'm sure the extra money would help, but he realizes the importance of caring for our kids). 

I started the tote bag to save as a sample for myself, but decided that I wanted to give it away.  My girlfriend Shenann ordered me some stuff and I just wanted to thank her for doing that for me.  Then, I made the Thank You card to go with the tote.  Btw, I came across the tote bag instructions over at 5 Inky Fingers by Toni Sacrison.  I thought the bag was so adorable!

This is the first time I'm using my 3 window diecut by QuicKutz.  That's pretty cool and came out great!  I have yet to use the other dies in the kit.

With that said, the Tote Bag & the Thank You card is up for a few challenges . . .

La La Land Crafts - llwwc#13 - Create a card or paper project using the words "Thankful/Thank You" theme.  Oh, not to mention, there is a Blog Candy that you could win only if you participate in this challenge.

~ Flutter By Wednesday - Danni's Dream Crafts asks to create a card or paper project using a BUTTERFLY, ANGEL, or a FAIRY in it.  You must have one of the 3 to qualify for this challenge.

~ The Pixie Cottage - There is a sketch for this Challenge #3.

~ Little Paper Shop - All you have to do is use a die cut!

{ Designer Paper and cardstock, my punches (round, scallop, round tab, corner, flower and butterfly), Circle Scalloped nesties, a 3 window diecut by QuicKutz (Santa's Workshop), brads, eyelets, stickles, copics, flowers, satin ribbon, clear stamp for the sentiment in my stash, Swiss Pixies Heidi and my computer. } Phew . . . I hope that's it!

Boy, I think I'm hooked!  It's pretty fun and I luv a challenge!  I'm just realizing that I've put my luv of crafting on hold ever since my kids were born.  I want to be a good and dedicated mother to them.  This blog, which I started in September, was meant to be a release for just me!  I can ramble, create, inspire, and learn all at the same time.  I think I've JOURNEYED back "home" to a place that is comfortable to me.  I am HAPPY!


  1. cute tote bag and matching card... i'm thankful too that I get to stay at home with my 4 girls! happy thanksgiving!

  2. Luv everything about this...the image, the papers and that fun bag to match!

  3. This is just way too cute for words! What wonderful, wonderful projects!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  4. What a cute card and bag! Just love the colours.
    Thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage.

  5. What a fabulous bag and card!! Wow...I just love the colors and your coloring is awesome!!! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage and hope to see you again!! Good Luck!

  6. This is super cute! I lvoe the colors you used and your coloring is very nice...awesome box too! Thanks for playing along with LPS!!!

  7. Love this! That little bag is perfect!

  8. What an amazing project you created! Little bag is so cute! And I really love the colors of the card and bag too!
    Thank you so much for joining La-La Land Challenge this week!

  9. Cute, cute, cute!!! Thank you so much for playing along at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!!
    :) Irina

  10. Aloha! The bag and the card are adorable! It really says "Mahalo"! This is just the cutest blog! I will be back often to visit. Thank you for playing along with us at La-La Land Crafts! xx Jane

  11. Just adorable! Love this image and the Autumn colors are just goreous!! Thanks so much for playing along in the La La Land challenge :)Kathy

  12. WOWZERS!! THIS is such a CUTE ensemble!! LOVE that pixie, your adorable purse box and DP used and everything!! GREAT JOB!! :) Thanks so much for joining our LaLa Land Weekly Wednesday Challenge!!

  13. Both totally adorable and fabulous! Great job! Thanks for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

  14. Congratulations on your La-La win!!!


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