Friday, April 24, 2009

InStyle Stamps Blog Hop

It’s the last Friday of the month, so that means it’s time for the InStyle Stamps Blog Hop. This month’s theme is “Contain Yourself”. We were tasked with making or altering some kind of container … how fun, right? My project is a combination of Melissa’s Method Monday challenge from last week and a cute little purse project that my sister Joy made (check out her new blog, here).

When I make a 3D type project like this, I decide what goodies I’m going to put inside before I choose the image, color scheme and embellishments. I found some adorable wine themed items in the $1 bins at Michael’s recently and decided Marti would be the perfect image for this challenge. I based the size of my bag on the items that I was putting in it. That’s the cool thing about making your own packaging, you know everything is going to fit perfectly. I love how this project turned out. I think it will be a great little gift set for any wine lover or as favors for a wine tasting, that sort of thing.

Be sure to check out the blogs of all the rest of the Design Team (links are on my sidebar to the right). And then go to the ISS blog to vote for your favorite project. The designer of the project with the most votes will win a prize. And of course there will be prizes for all you blog hoppers out there in blog land. Note that in addition to voting, you will need to leave a comment on the blog post with the poll on it in order to be entered to win the grand prize.

Other important info about today’s blog hop:

It will run from 12pm EST to 11pm EST on the ISS forum (see link above).

There will be mini contests with prizes throughout the day on the blog hop thread on the forum.

The contest will remain open until 11:59pm EST on Saturday, April 25th, and the winners will be announced on Sunday, April 26th.

Here's a picture of just the bag. The bag closes by use of a Velcro Square. Marti is popped up and only adhered on the flap layer.

Supplies: Marti image from InStyle Stamps, Sweet Always DSP, Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip CS, Primas, Martha Stewart Rhinestones, Bazzill Brads, Copic and SU Markers, SU Eyelet Border Punch


Risa said...

Sandy your altered is so pretty! I'm in love with the fab DP and embellishments. Super great job coloring Marti as well!

Kim Dellow said...

So cool Sandy, love the bag. Kim

Melissa said...

Sandy, this is so pretty! I'm drooling over that gorgeous dp, and Marti looks fabulous!

Jennie said...

Sandy, this turned out great! I love the dp you used and what a nice project! Great job!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This is terrific Sandy. I saw these at Mikes today. You did a great job altering them. Ahhh I could go for a good glass of wine. Great image. TFS

Anonymous said...

So pretty. Love the papers and the image is fabulous.

Vicky said...

Very cute! What a great gift!

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a great idea! I love wine themed gifts and this one is perfect! Awesome coloring of the image and very cool dp...I love the colors and all the flowers! Very, very nice project! :)

Lisa F said...

Love your colors and the flowers! Great job!

Maria said...

Hey Sandy! Love, love, love your project! Such a wonderful gift set and that purse is fabulous!! Love the fun colors of your project and you colored Marti so beautifully!!

Hope you have a wonderful Friday!!


Jodi said...

Pretty and love how you colored your image!
Jodi =)

Joy said...

I love it! colors are fab!

Kim said...

Sandy what a fab purse!!! Great minds think alike (I made a purse for our challenge too LOL!) Tell your sister her purse design looks AWESOME! And you did a fabulous job!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Cathy said...

Sandy this is so cute!! I love it!! What a great gift and project!!

Hugs, Cathy