Friday, May 14, 2010

Late Mother's Day and Purse

Good Morning America!!

Rain, rain, go away!!  I guess we Michiganders just aren't happy unless we have sunshine every day -- which will never happen here in Michigan.  Yes, I know we need the rain for our Spring flowers; but give me a break for at least one day. 

So today I am going to my studio and make more purses, as both my granddaughters want their own like I made for their mom on her birthday (pictures below).  You will notice this one is larger with a flap over the top -- special request from my daughter.  This was my "purse from Hell."  Everything that could happen, happened!  I think I went through 3 needles, tore it apart more times than I could count, and still ended up with a couple of "oops."  And I hate doing the handles to the purses. So wouldn't you know, the only thing my daughter wanted changed (if I wouldn't mind) was the length of the handle -- she wanted it longer.  Of course, like any good mother, I said no problem (if she only knew!!).  She did really like it, both with scallops and reversed without scallops.

The front.

Side with pocket.


These 2 cards are Mother's Day cards that I forgot to post.  The Elements of Style card above was painted with Crystal Effects prior to attaching to Whisper White cardstock (which was embossed with the Lattice Embossing Folder and sponged with inks).

I originally made this for my swap cards to hand out at Ronda's last RubberQueen meeting, but I had so many left over I decided to change the sentiment and use for a Mother's Day card.  If you right-click on this card to open in a new tab, you will be able to see all the Smooch Spritz added -- it really dressed up the card.  And yes, that is the Tulip Bigz Die used for the flower vase.

Well after writing this post and remembering how I messed up on the above purse, I think I will pass on starting another purse today.  It is really a lot more than what I want to handle today.  Instead,  I think I will finish making a card that I am casing for my next post. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!! Sandi


  1. Love the purses. When I went to Jackie Bohouis (sp???) event last week there was a lady there who showed a bunch of the purses and she had some with a flap. Now why didn't I think of that? The cards are beautiful too.

  2. Like how you put the straps on the side instead of the front and back of purse. I also like the flap idea and your choice of fabric is very pretty but of course black and white are one of my favorate color combos.

  3. Sandi - your cards are lovely, as usual :) I L-0-V-E your purse! I am so impressed with the flap too. I have to get around to attempt making one too. Just love it!

  4. Great purse, I love black and white. AS usual the cards are wonderful. I still have to use my new stuff.

  5. I am in the process of making a bunch of these and was wondering about doing a flap over the top. Thanks for showing me how it will look :) LOL!!! OK if I CASE???? Keep up the good work, Sandi.

  6. Hi Sandi, thanks for you comments on my card. I really love your Elements of Style card. The textured BG is really fun! Your bag is great too, love the flap, one day I'll get around to trying one of these!