5/07/2010

Inspired by... Donna Downey

Happy Friday! Wow, so many days without blogging. But somehow life is in my way at the moment. The days go by so fast and I have too little time to get everything done... And Alyssa suddenly had this nettle rash and I am worried all the time, checking in on her every hour in the night if she is ok.
But enough of rambling! I am here to share a project. Inspired by the fabulous Donna Downey, I decided to create this shopping bag for my Mom for Mother's day:


For the flowers I used the Papertrey Ink Beautiful Blooms #1 die. I so love this die! And the butterfly is a Spellbinders die.


I wanted to stamp on the background, but I didn't have stamps large enough to look good and I wasn't sure about the right ink either...

Maybe I should unpack the bag again and iron it one more time - it looks so wrinkled on the photos :) Ok, I am off to bed! Hope you are all fine! Thanks so much for visiting and have a fabulous weekend!

Hugs,
Vanessa

21 comments:

Irena said...

Lovely bag :)

Lin said...

Vanessa, your Mom will be so thrilled with this! Love the sweet ruffle at the top!

lynn said...

this is so sweet-your mom will love it! happy m-day:)

Chris said...

Vanessa, this is a beautiful bag. I love the fresh spring colours.

donna mikasa said...

Absolutely adorable bag! I love this, Vanessa! So charming! Hope your daughter's rash improves! Sending you hugs and wishing you a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Ann said...

It's fabulous! I'm sure she'll love it!

Have a fabulous weekend! :D

Tiffany said...

That is one adorable altered project, the flowers are so sweet - I can see this bag being used all year long - your mom will love it!

AnitaRex said...

Vanessa what a lovely bag! I love it! Totally inspires me to make one! It's so pretty!

Alice Wertz said...

OMGoodness!! you are so talented, girl!! fabulous bag! love the ruffle on top the flowers and how you made the leaves, i adore everything about this bag!! your mom will love it!! =) hope Alyssa's rash gets better soon. sending you hugs, girl! take care and have a lovely weekend!

Laura.K said...

Such a nice bag. I love those flowers.

Dawn said...

What a lovely present for your Mum. It is just wonderful and I'm sure she will just love it.

Sanne said...

Busy week for you too! Love your shopping bag - so creative!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful project - not sure if I could give it away though... lol!

Joy said...

Vanessa, how beautiful, just love your shopping bag, just adorable. :)

donnadowney said...

i love it!!
bravo!

Nancy said...

What a lovely gift, Vanessa! I would love to receive a bag like this. I am sure your Mother will adore it!

Stamping Cafe said...

This is totally adorable, Vanessa!! Love love love it! I hope you had a wonderful and special Mother's Day! Hugs!!

ellen s. said...

that is awesome! i love love the leaves!

Kate Lewis said...

This is just gorgeous Vanessa, what a great idea! I hope your little girl is ok now. Kate x

Elise said...

I SO feel your pain about "life being in the way!" We all make the struggle between REAL life and this extraordinary place we love so much! YOUR talent and kindness always makes it worth the effort, dear gal!

This bag is visual proof that the world is ADORABLE in spite of its challenges! GREAT inspiration!

Suzanne C said...

Love the flowers! This is a wonderful project.