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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Challenge #98 - What's in your wallet? (AKA It's in the Bag)

This week we are asking for you to take a look inside.


Deep inside.


Your purse that is.

Take your purse, dump the contents onto your bed/table/couch,
snap a photo and then see what inspires you. 

Make something wonderful from your inspiration and share it with us!

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Jana here: I used my tote for my inspiration source. I had a template for a paper doll in there that I had printed out in January. How sad, huh?!?!

Anyway, here is the tote and its contents:




You can tell that I carry a lot of papers. I LOVE papers. Some are recipes, instructions, lists, puzzles, etc. I also usually have a magazine or two. I can't remember why the nail polish or the MM embellies are there. The tin houses my Zentangle kit. And you can see many bookmarks. I have a "thing" for them. Anyway, one of the papers was a template for a paper doll that I had been carrying around since January. It just never seemed like the right time to make her. Until now.

And here is the paper doll. Rose is her name.


I have posted more details as to the why and how on my blog HERE.

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Rosemary here and this the outside of my purse and the insides (not much fits in there - some aspirin, wallet, work id, brush, allergy meds, lip balm, and an old school calendar/planner plus pens)


The contents do not so much inspire me as convince me I'm a spring hypochondriac (LOL)

However, undaunted, I was inspired me to make the following:

First, since Easter is around the corner and my sister and I are both trying to moderate our candy intake, I thought it would be nicer to give her a gift card in a pretty purse box instead of lots of chocolate.  I can still put a little egg into the smaller purse.  The purse shape is not unlike my real life purse (including the handles) and I took the tag motif from the D&B bag to make a tag for both cardstock purses

My second project is a card for a friend that has a 3-D shopping bag on the front.  The inspiration for this is from the blue and leather (which has an orange-ish tinge to it) and the logo design on the bag (think embossing)

My card carries through these colors and the 3-D bag with a tag is again drawn from my purse


More info is available (papers used, etc.) on my blog

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So, now it is up to you to take a look at your bag, inside and out and get inspired!



4 comments:

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Cute idea you guys! Kinda afraid to see what all is in my purse myself. And really not sure I am willing to share a pic of the contents--ha! Gonna try to be on top of this one this week, we'll see..........

Deena said...

mine is going to be a picture of crumpled receipts and used gum wrappers....yikes, not an overly attractive sight....scary stuff...

Amrita said...

Wow such cute creations. I have a fetish for purses and bags. How are ya gals

Electra said...

Thank you for lighting a fire under my lazy behind and helping me to get my Christmas light photos scrapbooked. I would not have done it without you! You're the best Poobahs!