Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tote Bag and Note Cards

Sometimes when I sign up for a class at Heidi's it is because I want to do the project.  Sometimes it is because I just feel like hanging with my artsy friends, and don't much care what we'll be doing.  Last night started out as just wanting to hang, but I really wound up loving the project as well.
First I had a great meal with Corris and Gayle at Bleu, which is right around the corner from Heidi's.
Then I got to sit and craft with them, and Rocker Jen and Yvonne and RosieB and Kahena, and great new member, Caroline.
The photo above is a little dark, but it is an adorable little tote bag, decorated with Bella Bleu designer paper from Stampin' Up.  When the bag opens, you see:

Inside are two holders, one for the envelopes and one for the notecards.  All coordinate with the tote.  The four cards we made are here:

Just so you know, Heidi got her inspiration for this project from Patty Bennett's blog.  Sorry I didn't have this one in my arsenal before the holidays!


Linda said...

Very nice! What a great project! The holidays may be just about over, but there are birthdays and Mother's Day coming up in the not too distant future! Maybe if I get started now, I will be ready when the events get here! Thanks for sharing!


Big Apple Jovi Girl said...

We did have a sizzlin' good time didn't we?! LOL

But seriously, like you, I sort of signed up for the fun friends, food and wine ... and came away with a fantastic project. So cute, in fact, that I think I'll just have to keep it for myself. Hehe.

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OHHHH That is really neat!! and the cards are BEAUTIFUL!

Sandy said...

I love it Eileen!!! You do such beautiful work :o)

Diann said...

My, you couldn't help but fall in love with this wonderful project! The cards are just lovely and the holder is fun and top notch...great paper! Your blog looks so nice! Diann

Tamara Putvin said...

Beautiful work Eileen, Every project you create is like magic.. The new blog is beautiful as well.

Wishing you abundant blessings,

Sherry Goodloe said...

Nice . . .very nice! One can never have too many cards. Huuuummm, speaking of cards, I guess I should make some while I'm off work this week. Oh wait, I haven't finished my 12 tags of Christmas yet! Where is the time going???? urrrrrr

Lori said...

Gorgeous cards, and what a great idea for the storage of the envelopes and cards! Those papers are very elegant. And it doesn't look like you consumed too much wine prior to making the project, LOL! Thanks for sharing!

Elaine A said...

Hi Eileen -

I love this project! What a nice gift to make for someone. I love the colors, the cards and that adorable little tote. I also love the new look of your blog.


Elaine Allen

Anonymous said...

Eileen, that is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I love everything about it.

Carol P

Anonymous said...

Oh how FUN....love the project you made Eileen!!!!! Sounds like you and your buddies had a grand time!!! ;)

Heidi Davenport said...

Thanks for posting this. It made me smile! Major SHOUT OUT to Patty Bennett for designing this project! Love it!