Card Recognition

Sunday, March 18, 2012

just call me bag lady, part 1

So I've been working hard on getting the gift bags done for my sister's upcoming wedding, and the pressure's on... so please forgive this photo heavy post-- but I've gotta share all the work I've been doing, b/c you, my blogging friends, will appreciate it.  And if you love all these come back tomorrow, for "just call me bag lady, part 2".

I threw in a few challenges with my bags, just to keep things interesting.  This bag uses the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge as a source of inspiration.  I've used a layer of felt under the pine cone and a ribbon tab from the inspirational photo.  Loving my new Paper Smooches Geo-Graphic stamps.

 
This bag uses this week's Skipping Stones Sketch.



These two bags work for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge.  I've used the WMS Very Vintage Label #1.  

And this just goes to show that when I recruit helpers that I can mass produce, but only when there's someone sitting across the table from me keeping me on track.  So anyone have a guess how many I have left to make???

Materials for various bags: Impress Stamps pine cone, Waltzingmouse Stamp Very Vintage Label 1, Paper Smooches Geo-graphic background stamp, Skipping Stones Grunge background stamp, PTI kraft and dark chocolate and cream card stock, Spellbinders Nestabilites Labels 1 and 8, PTI Mat Stack 4 and 5 dies, PTI double sided banner die, Versafine black ink, Tim Holtz distress inks gathered twigs and antique linen, Tim Holtz distress stain antique linen, Tim Holtz woodgrain embossing folder, Smooch Vanilla Ice spritz, Tattered Angels graphite mister, Fiskars corner rounder, Coredinations card stock, May Arts natural twine, PTI edgers die, PTI Tag It Sale die, PTI kraft felt, PTI kraft ribbon, kraft bags from Ben Franklin, kraft boxes

14 comments:

jen said...

Well done! Well done!! And mass producing is getting you closer to the goal- way to go working some challenges in! :) How many DO you have left?

Lisa Petrella said...

These look FABULOUS, Erin!!! I LOVE the geometric shapes, pinecones, woodgrain embossing, earthy colors-----so outdoorsy and perfect! You have been a very busy crafting bee, my friend!!! I'll guess you have two dozen more to do????

Karen B. said...

If you keep at them, I bet you only have 15 left or so! These look great!

Rose said...

FANTASTIC!!!!

you should be almost finished now so i think only 10 more to go??

*must say now i have the image of you sitting on the sidewalk with all your bags after that bag lady remark!! lol

~amy~ said...

WOW...check you out...you've done sooo many. I'm crossing my fingers that you're done....that's a whole lotta bags.

Virginia L. said...

I think this is your new calling-a bag lady!! LOVE all the creations and you definitely should feature this more! Love it!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

WOW!!! These are amzing! - You are amazing!
Hugs from a very impressed Karin

Karen B. said...

Thanks for playing at Skipping Stones Design too!

Kelly S. said...

Oh all of your hard work with these lovely rustic bags is really going to pay off...your sister will love them! I know that all of us in blogland sure do! Fabulous job, Erin!

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

Awesome! What a great take on the sketch this week! Thanks for playing along with us at Skipping Stones Design! :)

Jingle said...

These are just fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Skipping Stones!

Julia Aston said...

Love these wonderful bags Erin! what a project of love - the wedding guests will love these! Thanks for including the WMS sketch in your projects this week!

wendyp said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Great to use the sketch for bags, they look great, and fabby use of neutral tones with the lovely stamps! Thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!