Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sisterhood of the Traveling Scraps-Part 2

This is the package that I sent to my partner Lori O. for the
Sisterhood of the Traveling Scraps Swap.
I had a lot of fun making the items and looking through
all my junk art supplies for things to send her.

The inspiration for the little bag is from Beth at
The bee  image is from Karen at
I printed off a copy of the image and  cut a piece of freezer
 paper 8 x 11 to fit in my copier.  I ironed on the shiny side of the freezer paper a piece of muslin.
Then I put the paper with fabric through my printer.
Next I ironed the image to heat set it, although I
don't know if it can be washed.
The next step was to add lace to the fabric and then
make the bag.

I added laces and ribbons to the bag for Lori.

I made a paper pouch to hold the paper scraps.  I used a file folder that
I cut apart  for a front and back.  Then I collaged on the two pieces and
sewed them together with my sewing machine, leaving the top open.

The back side.

I was surprised at how much stuff could be put in the pouch. 
You could use this idea for a gift package by sewing up all
four sides.

I had made this button/sewing box for myself, but decided
to give it to Lori.  That way I have an excuse to make another!
I saw this wonderful idea on The Graphic Fairy Craft blog.  It was
made by Kerryanne at Shabby Art Boutique.

Lori likes vintage so this was perfect for her.

Lori also likes Christmas so I filled the box up with
Christmas scraps.

I also included these.  I found the little notebook at Joann's and
then put an L sticker on it.  The calender pad I bought at
Michaels, because I thought it was so cute.   I also bought myself
an N with a nest on it, and I went back and bought some
more because I like the graphics.

Lori, I hope you like you Traveling Scraps!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sisterhood of the Traveling Scraps Swap

I  belong to the Yahoo Group The Sum of All ATC's and recently took
part in a swap called The Sisterhood of the Traveling Scraps.
Claudine hosted the swap based on an article she read in
a magazine which I think was Somerset Studio.
Each of us was to make something to hold scraps that we chose for
our assigned partner.   Linda R.  sent me this beautiful bag  that she made.
Doesn't it look just like an evening bag?  So pretty.

These are all the goodies that were stuffed into the bag.  Paper and these
interesting little envelopes.  It was fun to open each one, wondering
what was inside.   Lots of things to use to embellish  my "art" work.

Look at all the wonderful things.  From a key to flowers to even a
decorated domino which is so cute with a little girl on it.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Y and Z

I had been putting off making the y an z card, because I couldn't
think of an idea that I wanted to use. 
However,  one day I bought a pack of ephemera of vintage
things, and there in the pack was a page from a
children's old dictionary.   It was the last page of the book
and low and behold there were my images for the y and z!
It was as if it was fated to be.

Yikes, I can't believe it has been so long since I blogged.  I get lazy sometimes and just tune things out, due to fact that I was trying to catch up on a block of the  month quilt class that I am in.  So now  that I am almost caught up with all the commitments for my quilting and paper crafts,  I can get to blogging a bit.


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