Finally...here's my little spring purse for the Shirley's 2 Girls 222 monthly challenge. Be sure to check out the challenge here and their adorable stamps. Living about 1 hour from Punxytawney, PA (home of Phil), I love the Groundhog's Day images!! The ladies were thinking spring and requested a spring creation through the use of their adorable purse template.
When I think of spring, I definitely think of critters. Even though I find frog images so cute, I can't stand the real thing!! I swear I have a crazy phobia toward frogs - the slime, the bulging eyes and throat, the possibility of a jumping frog landing on my foot...ugh!!
I created this little purse for the guidance counselor at my school who's workin like a mad woman this week - it's state standardized testing week in PA (double ugh!!). It's a lot to manage, so I tucked in a few pieces of chocolate to help her get through the tough moments.
I was worried that I wasn't going to get it completed in time. I fell late Saturday night - a moment of gracefulness :) - and according to the ER on Sunday morning, I sprained my ankle. Luckily, I'm doing much better and I put a chair in the craft room to elevate my foot while I worked on this little number.
The template was incredibly easy to use. I printed mine out on white cardstock, cut it out, and then covered it with DP. Since I'm not a talented Xacto Knife user, I cut out the handles on my BigKick using the circle Nestabilities. They worked out beautifully. The sentiment I added was printed from Microsoft Word - the font was Mia's Scribblings. In case you're wondering, I love fonts and I find most of mine at dafont.com. Feel free to drop me a line if you need help downloaded new fonts on your computer.
Stamps: Colorbok Friendly Forest
Paper: DP, Real Red, white
Ink: Glorious Green
Accessories: buttons, ribbon, Nestabilities, Word Window punch