Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Good Tuesday morning.....

and it is a rainy one here in Southern Arizona. Today I finally have the little project I have been promising you. It was a quick and easy way of wrapping up a crystal ornament I got for my neighbor who invited me to a wonderful Christmas Tea that the women of her church hosted. We had a good time fellow shipping and a real good inspirational message where they focused on my all time favorite scripture Proverbs 3:5-7 "Trust in the LORD with all your heart......." You know a lot of times we just TRUST God in some areas and not with ALL of our heart...but if we just take that next step and give it ALL to HIM things would be much easier. God does not tell us that there will be no more bumps in the road, but things are much easier if you just trust. Sorry....got a little sidetracked here :D.





Here is the little wrap/bag I made.






As you can see it is pretty basic, but using some Christmas DP and some colored flower confetti from Michael's bridal section it makes a pretty good presentation for a crystal ornament. I started out with a piece of DP paper 3"x12". I scored it at 5" and 7". On one of the 5" sides I simply used an oval Nesties die to cut the opening. I also cut another oval, one die bigger for my sentiment, which is from a fabulous set called Christmas Scriptures # 5922 from Clear Dollar Stamps (which I won last month when they had their Birthday Celebration ;D) and one oval for the "Merry Christmas" , which is also from this stamp set. As mentioned the flowers are flower confetti from Michael's bridal section and you get a ton of flowers. For my project I simply colored them with a Copic marker (I believe it is the R57) layered 2 of them together and glued them with a small glue dot. The center is a half pearl from Recollections. The flourish is one from MayaRoad which I sprayed with Avocado green MayaMist (this time I did use a small box and put the flourishes in so I would not have the MayaMist all over the place again, LOL). The angel ornament is attached with a staple at the top of the wrap. To finish if off I made a border using the Martha Stewart lace border punch on a piece of moss colored cs on both sides and attached it to the top of the wrap after I threaded some golden narrow ribbon through 2 wholes that I punched at the top, wrapped the border around and secured it with a piece of double-sided tape. I attached the "Merry Christmas" and the other little Poinsettia (I made) and voila, you'll have a nice little gift. The inside scripture was stamped in VersaMark and embossed with gold embossing powder and the "Merry Christmas" was stamped in Palette ink Moulin Rouge.

Well, that is it. I have been working a few more things and I will post those a little later, after my camera is charged.

Thanks so much for stopping by....it really means a lot to me.

Hugs,



14 comments:

Connie M. said...

Oh Sabrina!! Your bag is just so pretty and festive!! Love the wonderful colors, and those flowers/flourishes! WOW!!! Hugs!!

Lori said...

Sabrina, the bag is a gift in it's self! Very beautiful. Like the holiday look to your blog btw. ;]

Dawn B. said...

Sabrina this is adorable..I just love what you did. This is so perfect for the ornament.. Such a super way to give a gift.. Hey did you see my card last this past Sunday.. Go look.

LeAnne said...

VERY pretty! Gorgeous, in fact! TFS!

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous gift bag - Sabrina!!! Glad you all had a wonderful time!!!

Hey - I like your new blog look - it's AWESOME!!! Hugs ~S~

Mary said...

I am glad that you got a little side tracked. What you had to say says so very much about your. Your a wonderfulperson Sabrina.

As for the gift bag that you made......it is absolutely gorgeous! I love the DP, the colors and the stamps that you used. I always look forward to your new projects and cards. I love the new look of your blog. It is so happy and festive.

Mary

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Sabrina - this is totally gorgeous!! WEhat an inspired idea and one I was going to be casing! Your colours are adorable Sabrina - just so pretty! Sounds like you had a great time! God bless you my friend - enjoy the days leading up to Christmas and try to 'pace' yourself - we need you charged up for 2010! LOL! Thanks for the inspiration Sabrina - I will now be a busy girl today - bye bye housework! LOL! {{{hugs}}}

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Sabrina, that bag is just so pretty! Those little flowers are wonderful. I have some of them too and love the way you can color them to match your project. Keep up the great work!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous bag Sabrina!! Love the flowers, your dp, the colors and the stamps you used. Stunning project.
hugs,
Chris

Velta said...

What an adorable bag!!! I love the swirls and the flowers with the pearl in the center...Keep on goin girl...your work is beautiful!!!

Grace said...

Sabrina this is such a great bag and ornament! I love the ornament attached and your words are such a blessing too! Very special!!!

Dawn B. said...

I miss your creations. I hope that you have a wonderful holiday season Sabrina. You are such a super person and your friendship means so much to me. Huge Hugs...Hope you find time to stamp soon...

Velta said...

Sabrina ~ I really do not know why you cannot get subscribed to my blog and I am so sorry that you have had trouble...Have a Wonderful Holiday to you and yours!!

Charlene said...

Finally got my head out of the oven long enough to take a look around blog land...first of all, your blog design is beautiful and this little gift if spectacular. Merry Christmas, Sabrina. God be with you and yours as you celebrate the birth of His Son.