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Sunday, August 16, 2009

...Enjoy : A Verve Gift Bag

Happy Sunday, everyone! It has been a very odd weekend at my house. It started with the fact that I didn't sleep at all Thursday night working on some projects, then I ran around Friday with my friend, Pam. We went out to eat at our favorite Japanese restaurant, then decided to do some craft shopping. While we were in the middle of shopping, I was hit with a horrible dizzy spell! I haven't passed out since I was about ten years old, but the feeling was all-too-familiar. I had to go to the car and sit back with my eyes closed for the ride back to her house.

The dizziness didn't subside, so I came home. I can only assume that the combination of lack of sleep, not enough fluids throughout the day, and the excitement about being a Verve Guest Diva was simply too much for my delicate body {wink, wink} to handle. Once I got home, I changed into my pajamas and had planned to take a nap. The Verve Release Party was Friday night, and there was NO WAY I was going to miss it. Well...my body had plans of its own! I slept all evening and night on Friday, AND most of the day on Saturday...I even carried on a coherent phone conversation while I was comatose! LOL! I hope I was pleasant! :) Anywho...I missed the release party, and I was just devastated! I had made a special project to share and everything. So...seeing as how I didn't get a chance to show it off at the Verve Forum I decided to show it to all of you today! Here we go...do you remember this tag I created the other day?


I made this gift bag using the tag as the focal panel:


I repeated the patterned papers and silver accents onto the background for the tag. I love how it turned out! I have a house filled with boys and testosterone, so any time I can create something girlie and froo-froo...I'm on it! LOL! The patterned papers were from the Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper, and I matted the layers in either Basic Gray Cardstock or Whisper White Cardstock. I also added a scallop on the gray horizontal layer using the Scallop Edge Punch, and I finished off the handles with Baja Grosgrain Ribbon and Baja Buttons from the Button Bouquet.

That's it for me! I am still pretty tired, but I have too many chores to complete to nap today! Thanks for stopping by to see me, and I hope you enjoyed yourself. I will see you all tomorrow with a card(s) for one (or more) of the sketch challenges from this past weekend. Until then...
Supplies
Stamps: Enjoy (Verve)
Papers: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Watercolor, Walk in the Park DSP
Inks: Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Basic Black Craft
Accessories: dimensionals, silver brads, ribbon, buttons, silver cording, scallop edge punch, silver eyelet, crop-a-dile, 3/4" circle punch, clear embossing powder, heat gun, aquapainter, scissors, rhinestones, distressing tool, stickles, gift bag

20 comments:

Pam Varnell said...

Mercy, this bag is adorable. It is quite stunning and you got a great pic of it. That tag looks so awesome on it and I love the button treatment on the handles. BEAUTIFUL!!

Julie said...

BEAUTIFUL, Mercy! I love that little gift bag! It's TOO cute! I'm glad to hear you're feeling a little better! Be sure to get lots of rest! :)

Betty Wright said...

Saw this at SCS!!!! Gorgeous design and colors, Mercy!!! Lovely gift bag detailing, too!!!

Whimsey said...

Oh wow; it's so beautiful!!! Love the color scheme.

Sure hope you're feeling MUCH better soon...that feeling of passing out is awful!

Hugs, ~M.

ChristineCreations said...

Well, I hope you're feeling more like yourself soon Mercy! What a bummer to sleep through the party - but it sounds like you needed it!

I have to say this is a fantastic project too! I love the detailed focal point!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your project girl so pretty. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Lynda Benden said...

The bag is SO pretty Mercy!! What a great idea. I am so sorry you missed the release party and have been so sick. I hope you are feeling better today!! Take care of yourself!

the whimsical butterfly said...

LOL you crack me up...but seriously this bag is too precious! LOVE it and how fun to have used the mojo this week to create it with. That DP is gorgeous!

Kristin Bueter said...

Wow! Your body was definitely trying to tell you something :O) I wish I could sleep like that every now and then. I used to...what happened? :]

LOVE your girly gift bag! It's gorgeous!!! That DSP is one of my all time faves!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love it!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

I'm so glad you're feeling a bit more like yourself Mercy!! I'm also sorry you missed the Verve party, but completely understand. This tag and bag are just DARLING!!

Carolyn said...

I don't want to sound like your mother, you're an adult afterall, BUT you should see a doctor IMMEDIATELY. This could be this the sign of something serious. If it turns out not to be, the Dr. will just give you a lecture about taking better care of yourself.:)

SEE THE DR. ON MONDAY!!!!!!

Marisa said...

I feel your pain, Mercy! The thought of an all nighter just about puts me in the psych ward as I know how long it takes me to recover from staying up till 1:00 a.m LOL! In my case I've never been able to stay up late -- even as a teenager at sleep overs I was always the first one asleep and usually had a pounding headache, was grouchy and lethargic the next day. Now, with getting older, it is only worse....has to be a reeeeeally special occasion for me to stay up that late....so sad, but that's my body for you!

I missed you but am very glad your body won out. Sounds like youn needed the sleep.

Your card is lovely. I got that butterfly set and can't wait for it to arrive. Sleep well :D

Gailanne said...

Glad you're feeling better. I have had the same fainting feeling after consuming Chinese or Japanese food in a restaurant...it could be a reaction to MSG (made worse by your exhaustion!) Advice? Don't eat at that particular restaurant again.
Very cute gift bag, by the way!

Viv said...

Good grief Mercy!!! No wonder your body went into protest mode! Just look at all that creativity, with all
the LOADS of fabulous Verve cards you've been working on!!!
Don't burn yourself out my friend, selfishly, we love your fabulous creations.
Hope you're fully recovered now.
Hugs Viv xxx

chercroppin said...

This ensemble is absolutely gorgeous! Lovely colors!

Glad to hear that you are feeling better!

Steph Zerbe said...

Super cute projects!
Great color combo and DSP! I especially like the focal point, the whole tag business. And the super cute ribbon accents!

TannyP said...

I'm sorry you were feeling so horrible and were unable to make the release party, but I'm glad you've posted this bag because it's WONDERFUL! So cute and perfectly girlie!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Mercy, this is just SO fabulous! I love the sparkle on the butterfly. I really hope you're feeling better - I've had my share of episodes after nights with no sleep, so I completely understand! It seems the older I get, the longer it takes to recover. It's so sad getting old! LOL

Silke said...

Super beautiful combo - Mercy!!! I order this Set too - LOL!!! I love how you used it on the Sketch and bag!!! Hugs ~S~