June 22, 2008

A DOUBLE PLAY!!

Happy Sunday - well, it is for me because my baby is home safe and sound and ready for me to spoil him! He looks soooo much like a man, I have a pang every time I look at him....he really is not my little boy anymore, but a wonderful, young man ready to make his mark on the world!! I will have some pics to share tomorrow but for now, on to my project! For this one, I did two challenges - one is for the Dirty Challenge Inside and Out that I saw on Rose Ann's blog where she has posted the rules for this particular challenge. Pretty simple and fun and oh so up my alley! I also combined this with another challenge for my good friend Dawn who is on the new OCC design team and posted their challenge of using buttons and brads! And lastly, I decided to try my hand at this cute little box in a bag that I saw on Nancy's blog who in turn found it on Diana's blog. THIS is why I love Stampin' Up! - these ladies are fellow demos who share their fabulous projects so that the rest of us can benefit too - love it, love it, love it and why I will NEVER leave my fabulous SU! roots!!! So, now on to the project! Look at that cute little bag, I love it and see myself making lots of these for gifts! And, the card, well, yeah, the stamp is NOT Stampin' Up! but I have a vast array of patriotic stamps and love my Uncle Sam image so I inked him up and watercolored him - he turned out pretty well, doncha think? And, for the challenge, I had to do the inside and decorate the envie as well so here are some pics of those. This first pic is of the inside of the card - I hand wrote the sentiment myself since I did not have one that I liked! (note to self, need some patriotic sentiments!) And, of course there are brads and buttons on the front to fulfill the requirements of the second challenge! This next pic is the stamped envie - well, I actually used my jumbo roller but hey, it's still stamped, right? I had a blast making these two projects and I hope you will give these two challenges a try! I will leave you with the recipe because I need to run and spend time with my son!!! Until tomorrow...happy stampin'!
Card and Bag Recipe: (all products Stampin" Up! unless otherwise noted)
Paper - Night of Navy, Ruby Red, and Whisper White card stock, Rose Red Prints Designer Series paper, Adorn It! Dp
Ink- Night of Navy, Ruby Red Classic Stampin' Pads, Night of Navy, Ruby Red Stampin' Write Markers
Stamps - Classic Stars Jumbo Stampin' Wheel, Uncle Sam by Art Gone Wild, Flag by Stampabilities
Accessories - Small Star Punch, Large Star Punch, Slit Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Picture Frames Punch, Round Tab Punch, 1/4 inch Circle Punch, Fresh Favorites buttons, mini glue dots, red sticky tape, dark blue ribbon from my stash, white brads from my stash, Basic white brads

29 comments:

Nikki Bond said...

Beautiful projects girl! You know I love anything patriotic and you did this wonderfully! Enjoy the time with your son!!!! {SMILEs}

NattyK said...

Great card and bag. x

Dottie K. said...

Hi Alex, Great projects - just adorable. Enjoy every moment you have with your son. :)

Scrappy Girl said...

Love all the red/white/blue. I am getting so excited for the 4th of July. We always have lots of fun. I just bought the kids patriotic tattoos from Walmart. They even have a "Uncle Sam" hat pinata. Too cute!

Manna said...

Great projects, Alex! Gotta love the red, white and blue! The bag does look very cool! Thanks for the links to the tutorial!

Rose Ann said...

Awesome stuff, girl!! I love it all....and way to nail a whole bunch of challenges in one!!

Have a fabulous time with Zach!! Hugs!!

Dawn Easton said...

Girl you out did yourself on these projects...they are FABULOUS! I'm jealous you got that bag done already...hehe...time wasn't on my side yesterday. Thank goodness for blogger scheduling..haha!
What an awesome combo you did! Thanks for playing along with us at the OCC! Be sure to check back next week ;)

Nancy Riley said...

WOWZERS!!!! These patriotic projects are FANTASTIC, Alex! The Box In A Bag is super easy, isn't it?!

Melissa said...

For the love of all that is holy and beautiful - these are fantastic!!! I'm so getting into the patriotic spirit lately! Excellent job my friend!

Many Blessings,
M.

papel1 said...

Did you have any of those crazy lighting storms last night? We had about 6 strikes with fires last night near Yosemite. Love your blog as usual.
Judy

mochamama said...

Enjoy your son, so glad he is home making his mama's heart sing!
Awesome projects Alex!

My Paper World said...

Totally fabulous Alex! xx

Angie Tieman said...

These are great patriotic projects! Love your version of the little bag! I really enjoyed reading what you wrote about your son, that's so special. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the super sweet comment. I will definitely check back for your Saturday scrapbooking!

Wendy said...

Saved the link for your bag....love all the new projects you posted while I was gone!

Have a wonderful time with your son home. I don't need to tell you how fast the time will go.

Have a great day!
Wendy

Deborah said...

Love all of thes projects! You are just too much! Enjoy your family sweetie! Cool down any up there? Hugs, Deb

malieta said...

Your projects are awesome Alex!!!

Latisha said...

What a great project Alex! Oh how great your son is home!!! Have a wonderful visit!

Katie said...

Fabulous projects, Uncle Sam is great! Try not to spoil your boy too much, second thoughts why not!!??!!

Katie
x

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Whooowhoooo....I am sooooooo gonna do this bag!...so cute & creative....and great way to use up all that extra hoarded paper stash!.....Enjoy your guy.....they grow up & go so fast....I relish each moment I get with mine..!...creative blessings, Debbie

Diane said...

As always Alex,you did a super job!
Spoil your young man now!!!

Patsy said...

Great artwork. Love all the diversity. I am so glad your son is home. Spoil him rotten!!

Kim Marie said...

Love all the cards, etc, Alex and am so glad your boy is home!! Celebrate!!
Kim Marie

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Fantastic projects Alex! Great inspiration too for the fourth of July! Thanks for sharing these. :)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Fabulous!

Ila said...

These are Gorgeous projects Alex. I love the patriotic theme..even though I am Canadian.
Have a Wonderful time with your son!!...Hugs, Ila

Marilyn said...

OOOH Alex - girl you just never stop!! Love this bag and the cards - wow!! Great gifts these make!! Have fun with your son!! Amazing how fast they do grow up!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Beautiful stuff!! Hope you are enjoying your time with your son and family!!

kathleenh said...

Fabulous projects Alex! I saw this box on Nancy's blog too and want to give it a try.

joslyn said...

wow these are great. so patriotic, love it.