Monday, February 8, 2010

Trying to be elegant. ;)

Happy Monday everyone!
After a weekend of 30+ inches of snow, my kiddos are home from school again. Yay! It's actually kind of fun, especially since they all love to entertain each other (ugh...I probably jinxed myself by writing that). ;)
This year I've made a resolution to try new crafting techniques as well as using stashed and hoarded materials. I was excited when I found Teri's template for this little bag:
 

I dusted off my old SU Urban Garden DP since Color Dare has a current combo of Pacific, Kiwi, Baja and a touch of gray.
Since this tote is actually pretty tiny (about an A2 size in height) I decided to use this SU quote:

  

Here are the contents when it is opened up:


  

There are 3x3 note cards for the pocket using coordinating DP and more sentiments from the set:

 

And since these are all teeny tiny I am submitting it to Saturday Spotlight's latest challenge.
I think I'm going to propose this idea to my sister for her wedding next Summer. Maybe this could be thank you gifts for all those who are helping us plan? Hmmmm....if I start now I'll be able to get them all done. lol!
Thank you for coming by today! Have a safe and wonderful Monday my friends. :D
♥ and Aloha

17 comments:

☼ Cheryl* said...

That is lovely, very Elegant :)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh this is beautiful! love your new banner too. and you actually got that much snow? yikes. we're supposed to get 4-12" which is still ugh in my book - lol

hugs ♥

Rachel said...

Just amazing. and ABSOLUTELY ELEGANT.

Dawn said...

what a darling little bag!!..I can imagine all the wonderful uses for it, I love your little cards you made for it as well... what a pretty set. good luck with the snow, here in utah we are having decent weather for a change. I love your blog as well!

Rhonda Miller said...

Joni, what a great little bag. How fun, I love your coordinating cards too. TFS.

joni h said...

loving the new banner! I made that bag too, but, it didn't look as great as yours! love the sentiment too! stay warm!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! Joni, this IS elegant sweetie!! :) Love your take on that small tote and it's perfect for a 'little' somethin!! ;) Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight sweetie!! - Don't forget to add it! I didn't see your link over there!! HUGS

Melissa Craig said...

Oooh! I love this! What a great little gift to give to someone. It would be a wonderful desk accessory.

Patti said...

You did a great job on "elegant"! Beautiful set! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Color Dare!
~Hugs~
Patti

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a fantastic little project Joni ... I'll have to give this one a whirl!! Thanks for inspiration!! Thanks also for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!! Hope to see you again next challenge!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

WOW!! This is a beautiful gift set!! Great job on trying a new technique!!

Dawn B. said...

Now this is clever.. I love the corner punch you chose.. Really great paper..Yummm. What super resolutions. I am trying that too.. Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight..

Lori said...

Oh my gosh, these are absolutely AMAZING! The bag itself is adorable and you filled it with the prettiest little cards! WOW....really great project. Thanks for playing along at the Color Dare. Hope you'll join us again tomorrow.
Lori
CD DT

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Joni this is sooooo cool!! What a great little gift treat!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a sweet little bag! What a great gift! Love the colors and design! What a perfect take on the teeny tiny challenge. Thanks for joining us at the Saturday Spotlight this week.

...the twinklestamper! said...

Beautiful work!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

HEY ... congrats on winning this challenge! Well done ... be sure to pop over to the SSHP blog for details!!