Monday, September 8, 2014

Be Good To Yourself! - BBTB2 Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I hope you are enjoying a lovely start to your week. As you know if it is Monday then it is time for another BBTB2 challenge. Our sweet and talented Diana (and my twin-lol) has challenged us to use a purse die cut from a Cricut cartridge. So it is all about the purses this week. I know many have purse fetishes but I just try to find one that meets my needs which is hard for me to find. I don't carry a lot in my purse so don't usually need a very big one, but I like lots of spots to place what I do carry. Also with only being 4' 11" a large purse looks pretty silly on me. lol So I don't have many purses but I do love looking at them in the stores. So for my card today I made a changing screen shaped card. For the panels I used two different pattern papers, my purses came from a few different cartridges: Paisley, Forever Young and Everyday Paper Dolls. My dresses and my sentiment came from My Creative Time. I used a SU punch to punch for my  changing screen legs and the Fiscars Threading Water punch for the top screen edge. I didn't cut a lot of the layers to the purses because of cutting them small, but I did use homemade enamel dots and a flower from SU. The purses are supposed to look like they are sitting on a shelf, not sure I quite pulled that off, but that is what it is. lol I was going for a look of a screen in a window display with the dresses hanging from it and the purses sitting on a shelf that is attached to the screen.  I hope you will join us this week and make a Cricut purse project. Need some inspiration?? Look no farther than my BBTB2 design team sisters, they have some wonderful inspiration for you! Thanks for stopping by today, your comments always make me smile and I'm so thankful for you all. Crafty hugs, Brenda




 Close up of the purses and dresses, yeah I'm no dress designer! lol Or purse designer!





Since I used snippets for my purses I'm going to see if I can join in the Pixie Playground Challenge where you are to use snippets on your cards.

I was invited by Leslie over at The Memory Nest to share my project so I've linked up with them. 

30 comments:

Caroline said...

Oh wow Brenda!! I absolutely love this card. It reminds me of growing up and playing Barbies. I love all the beautiful dresses and purses. This card shape is so perfect for this. I wondered how to use this card shape. Love, love, love this card!!

Vickie said...

WOW!!!! I LOVE IT!!!.. I would like to know how to make this type of shape card. email me directions PLEASE>>>>

Hugsss

Lisa said...

Wow, this is absolutely fabulous!! I love the shape!! The purses and dresses are beautiful!! The papers you used are perfect!! This is just gorgeous my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Leslie Germain said...

WOW!! This is absolutely adorable. Love how you coordinated the dresses and pocketbooks. WOuld love for you to stop by and share your crafty creation!!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Brenda , I am in love !!!!!!!!!! This is soo beautiful !!!! I love every single detail on this stunning creation my friend !!! Gorgeous in every way !!! I hope you have a fantastic day !!!
Hugs,
Mayra

jimlynn said...

It's like they're sitting on a showroom floor shelf! SOOOOO CUTE!! Love the way you did the screen and all the little purses and dresses are marvelous. Too fun and precious! I love it!
Lynn

Sue said...

Awww Brenda I love all of these!!! so cute :) and so much detail they are really stunning..huggles Sue xx

Veerle said...

OOooh Brenda this is so beautiful I love all the little dresses and purses. So nice how beautifully the purses match the dresses and such a brilliant use of ribbons on the dresses. Wonderful design.
Hugs Veerle xxxx

Carol L said...

those little purses and dresses are just delightful! I love all the different prints and patterns and the fold design reminds me of those old-time changing screens! Super super cute card and such a clever idea too! NJ!

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent idea. Quite an array of finery. Colorful and a purse fanatics delight. Great job. Brenda.

Sheila H said...

Your purses and dresses are so cute together. Everything is so colorful and bright.

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute card, not sure if I know what type of card this is but it looks like a fun one. the dresses and purses are a cut touch and will brighten a girl's day :)

cm said...

Those dress and purses have me hankering for a much needed update (or rather, full on renovation) to my 'basically jeans and hoodies' wardrobe! Fashionable, fun and fabulous! Purses and I are pretty much at odds with one another; I use a worn out knapsack to carry my stuff as occasion warrants. So not 'girly' or stylish! Yeesh!! Given I have to traipse around with cycling, or school, or hiking or traveling stuff, the knapsack is simply my 'default' bag. Seeing your little purses and dresses...sighhhh. What's even more funny: my niece is more girly than I am, and will become even more so now that she starts ballet lessons tomorrow! Excited to see her all dolled up in the outfit we bought her on Sunday! Thanks for you patience in waiting for a proper note..it will appear! I promise!! Hugs upon hugs, my friend! ~c

MaryH said...

Your folding screen is a dazzling idea to show off your dresses & purses, and they certainly looked as though they were perched on shelves to MY eye. Love the different designs you used for both the dresses & the purses, and I have to check I into the self-made enamel dots. Those made a wonderful purse handle. Delightful design to meet your challenge and great follow through to make a gorgeous card. TFS & Big hugs. MM

scrappymo! said...

This is so lovely, Brenda. I have seen these blackboard cards on Pinterest but yours is the nicest!
So many different sections and all are wonderful!

Greta said...

So cute!

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

Great use of your snippets!!

I love the finished look.

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Lucy Woods said...

Ooh this is just gorgeous Brenda!! Love the dresses on hangers! So pretty :-)
Lucy x

Aquarius said...

Love this and those dresses and bags are a great way to use up snippets

Di said...

Ooooer, this is brilliant Brenda! LOVE the dresses and purses and such a great idea with the screen too!

Hugs, Di xx

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my, how cute it this! I love all the dresses and purses. This would be so cute for kids to play with. It reminds me of waiting for the McCall's magazine to come each time so I could get the paper dolls in the back. Does anyone remember that?

Sharon said...

I'm loving your card Brenda!! The dresses are so very pretty and I just love the purses!!! Great papers and colors. And I love how you made the legs and top of your 'screen' card. :)

vic said...

Wow Brenda this is amazing! The dresses are so sweet and I love the whole design of your card it's beautiful :)
Have a lovely day
Hugs
Vic x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I disagree with you on this post, Brenda! You ARE a dress designer and purse designer!! Both are sensational! And I particularly like how your dresses have plenty of room up top for us bosoomy ladies!! Hugs, Darnell

moknowsall said...

It's like you made four cards in one. Beautiful. This is a little different from what I usually see from you, glad you made something girly, it turned out so nice.

Maureen

Gail said...

So cute and clever I saw it at The Memory NEst

Laura Pizz said...

This is my favorite card - love all the dresses and purses and the card itself. Fantastic! ~Laura

Scrapping Girl said...

Amazing! I want to go shopping immediately to get these gorgeous outfits and purses! This is my favorite project, just stunning!
:)
Michelle

Bonnie said...

What wonderful purses with matching dresses! You have outdone yourself, Brenda!

Sarah said...

This piece is fabulous. So many little details. I think the yellow polka dot dress is my favorite. That screen is fantastic, such a creative idea. This piece would thrill an fashionista.