Thursday, July 7, 2011

I'm a Featured Blogger at Getting Cricky

I am so very excited and want to give a HUGE thank you to Kristal from Getting Cricky for the opportunity to be a featured blogger on her blog Getting Cricky with K. Andrew. Her blog is the first one that I started following when I started my blog almost a year ago. She is such a kind and generous lady. Her posts are so very inspirational. She is one of the most real and genuine people I have met online. I am so honored that she has given me this opportunity.

Onto my Little Purse Booklet tutorial.
I used the Sizzix Bigz Die “Booklet, Purse & Pages” with my Cuttlebug and the 6” x 13” B cutting plates. The paper is from DCWV “Once Upon A Time” stack.
The cutting plates are not quite long enough for this die so I make 2 separate runs through the Cuttlebug. One for the purse and one for the pages.
I cut 2 purses at once.
And 4 pages at once.
I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch 2 holes in the bottom through the 2 pages and the purse and then insert something like an eyelet but it is close on one end. (not sure what they are called).
I used 4 very tiny flat magnets (Lynn asked where I got the magnets so here is the link.K&J Magnetics) and adhered them to the purse flap with Tombo Mono Multi liquid glue.

OK I have to say it. I do love my Tombo but I have got to get some more Scotch Quick Dry. The Tombo is great but I miss having the flat cap so I can keep the bottle upside down. The Scotch also has a smaller tip so it comes out slower than the Tombo. Gotta get to the store soon.
The clothespin helps to keep the flap closed while the glue dries.
While waiting for the glue to dry punch 2 tags. I used the EK Success “Photo Labels” punch.
The sentiment I used is from the “Fashionable Friends” stamp set by K. Andrew Designs Art Stamps. They are a very high quality stamp! Made in the USA and she also donates at least $1 from every stamp set to charity. So she helps support the American worker and good charities. If you are a stamp addict like me you have got to check her stamps out.
I have a great bloggy friend Carri from “DoubleClickConnections” and I emailed her and asked if she could possibly send me a package of those wonderful things that everybody is making their Skittlez out of. (I of course would reimburse her) and she was so terrific to send me a huge bag of them. I had so much fun making these in every color of alcohol ink that I have. I was a real ding bat though and very excited about playing and I used my ink for re-inking my Distress Inks. I was crushed when they didn’t turn out and couldn’t figure out what I had done wrong. YouTube to the rescue and DUH. I knew I needed to use alcohol ink but in my haste wasn’t thinking. The Distress Ink does wipe off with a tissue so none were wasted. Thank you Carri!!
I used dimensionals to adhere the tag to the outside of the purse and used another stamp from K. Andrews “Fashionable Friends” stamp set on the inside of the purse.
The final touch is another Skittlez on the purse flap just to polish things off and Presto. Cute little purse booklets for all of your “Fashionable Friends”.

To celebrate being featured on Kristal's blog I am giving away a Preserves Cricut cartridge. All you have to do is be a follower and leave a comment on this post.
I am only able to mail within the U.S. I am sorry but funds right now do not allow much for postage.

I hope you all enjoyed my little tutorial and Thank You again Kristal for having me as a featured blogger. I really enjoyed it and you are such a Fab-U-Lous friend.

62 comments:

JulieK said...

Fabulous purses and great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

patchworkhen said...

I love your purse books. Thank you for sharing the instructions. If I win the cartridge, I'll reimburse you for the postage ;)

blessings, patchworkhen

Miranda said...

This is adorable! I am a new follower! TFS
Miranda

scrapperbecka said...

Hi Oma
I love that purse, great job on it! Those are going to make really nice gifts!
Becka
Getting Cricky DTM

Rhonda Miller said...

What a cute idea. Those purses turned out so cute. Thanks for showing how you did it.

Brittney said...

I love those purses. Their too cute. I'm following you now.

www.brittneyscricutcreations.blogspot.com

jjocarlson said...

So luvin the purses! I am a new follower! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Dropped in seeing your beautiful post at K andrews Blog. Such a lovely project
Cheers from India
Dr Sonia S V
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

joydee1963 said...

Those purse are very cute,I am a new follower,Hope I win! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Kris Dietz said...

How cute. Thank you for sharing this and the tutorial with us.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Jessica said...

Lovely Tutorial Oma thanks for sharing your talent with us. Happy to be a follower of your blog! Stopped over from Getting Cricky today! Congrats on your feature.
:O)
Jessica

Lynn B. said...

The purses are really cute! I'm a new follower:) Where did you get such tiny magnets?

Amy E said...

AWESOME tutorial!! And thanks for the chance to win!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Dee Burns said...

Oma, any girl would love this Purse, sooo cute.
By the way what is a Skittlez? I have never heard of this...lol...unless it goes by another name. Great project and tutorial. Thanks for the inspiration.
Dee

Carrie said...

Very cute! Checked you out on Getting Cricky! Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway - thank goodness I have family in the U.S. to mail it to! :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Thanks so much the great step by step and project! I love it! Super cute!
Lisa
www.lisascreativeniche.blogspot.com

littlen said...

found you through getting cricky. i'm a new follower. thanks for the tutorial.
littlen44atgmaildotcom

Vicki said...

Such a really cute item.. You did a great job..Thanks for the opportunity to win the cartridge..:)

MeMe said...

Thanks for the step by step directions. I would love to have this cart.
Pat
plweir@satx.rr.com

scrapinmamaof2 said...

I hopped over from getting cricky! Happy to be a new follower. Thanks for sharing the purse with us. It is adorable! Enjoy the day

Tiffany said...

I just became a follower! Thank you for this tutorial and for the opportunity to win the cartridge! The little purse booklet is so cute!

Anonymous said...

The purses are so cute! Thanks for the detailed instructions on how to make them. I am a new follower and would love to win the cartridge. Thanks for the opportunity!
Janet
janetjohnson523@yahoo.com

Danka Doo said...

Thanks for a great tutorial. I love this purse. Might just have to come up with one at my crop tonight.

felkatz said...

woo hoo!! Isn't Kristal the best!!??
The purse is just way too cute!! I think i'm going to a purse now and use that stamp set!! Awesome job GLORIA!!

Kathy
GCDTM
www.scrappingfelkatz.blogspot.com

mamawcindy said...

Love your Purse Booklets. So Cute!!!Thanks for showing us how to make it. I am a new follower.Come from Getting Cricky. How exciting for the chance to win the Preserves Cartridge. Thank you for the chance.:0)
cindymarshall 63 at hotmail dot com

Lynda said...

This is an awesome project! I love the paper that was used! Thanks so much for sharing! I'm a new follower!

Lynda
rlhamm1 at gmail dot com
lyndascreativetouches.blogspot.com

mitch1066 said...

ooh so happy to have found yet another inspiring blog,love all your tips too.Im in canada so id gladly pay postage if i won.Im looking forward to all your insight as im a new owner of a cricut expression:)

LeeAnn from NC said...

Really cute project ! I love that you use a word for Grandma as your name. Being a grandmother is the best thing that has ever happenned to me. I love my 9 grandchildren and love making scrapbooks for each of them and cards for their birthdays, etc. Congrats of being a part of Kristal's team...she's awesome !

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

How cute are the purses...love it and thanks for the tutorial and I have to try to make one in the future and I became a follower and thanks for sharing! :)

patti said...

What a great tutorial! Thank You! pjseagers at hotmail dot com

Crafty and Green said...

Congrats on being the feature blogger!! That's Fantastic!! I just started my blogging journey a few weeks ago! I truly have made some amazing friends already!! Also, I LOVE this Purse! it's so cute! I'm totally going to try this!! I'm a new follower by the way!! :) Can't wait to see more!

Blessings,
Tina


www.craftyandgreen.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

TOO cute! Thanks for showing how you made them too. :) Get up and do the happy dance. hehe

JustMeJustina said...

Great purse. Thanks for link for the magnets. TFS and congrats on being featured!!
Justina
justina1218 at aim dot com
www.justmycrafts.blogspot.com

Jen said...

Adorable project! Congrats on being featured on K. Andrew's site!

jlhudson2(at)cox(dot)net
www.gator-4-life.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

I am your new follower #361. I love the purses and your tutorial was very helpful, I plan to attempt one soon:) TFS
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Charlotte said...

I just love the purse. Thanks so much for sharing the link for the tiny magnets.

S.Bayles said...

Oma,
Great job. I am a girly person and love girly things. This is a great project. I am now a follower and love Kristals stamps. She is an inspiration to me and lots of others. I have 3 sets of her stamps and will get more. I have done some cards using her stamps. This is probably my favorite set. I use them with Loralie stamps and fabric... Take a look at how I used the stamps sometime. I love the purses.
Blog:http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the great idea.
E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com I am a great support of her stamps.
Thanks for the chance to win and good luck to everyone.

gshrader said...

New follower! Adorable purses! Thanks for showing us the tutorial!
gayle_shrader at yahoo dot com

Brenda said...

Oh how I so love those purses. What a fabulous idea and great step by step instructions. You did a wonderful job showcasing it. Congrats on being a featured blog over at GettingCricky. We just love her to death.
Hugs
Brenda
burffrau @ aol dot com

Luv my grandkids said...

Thanks for showing us how to create those adorable little purses. I love your choice of stamps also. Again TFS

Squirlygirl said...

Eeek! So exciting that you are Kristal's featured blogger :) Your project is adorable and I love my skittles too! Where do you get your small flat magnets??
~Hugs~
Becky
www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com

Patricia said...

Just came across your site and what a terrific project tutorial---- beautiful!!!

catagal@aol.com
micraftygal.blogspot.com

nantastic said...

Love your purse booklet and tutorial.
nana5604 at gmail dot com

hannahbugsmom said...

Great project. I will use to make inexpensive books for copies of my gifted scrapbooks. I made a copy of my cousins wedding album for her mother in law & she was so grateful.

Bunnyfreak said...

Great purse. I need to get long plates for my cricut. They look useful for the large sizzix dies

Shannen said...

I love these purses, so so versatile!! TFS and thanks for the chance! I'm your newest follower! Come follow me at http://momentsbyshadow.blogspot.com

Thanks again!

Amanda said...

Thank you so much for sharing how you made the purse, it's way to cute!!!

I really do look forwrd to seeing more of your designs

Amanda

Anonymous said...

Oma, I love the name twin 8 year olds around the corner from me call their grandma Oma and I never knew why, now thanks to you I know why and I found your great blog to follow! I liked the purse and the great step by step pics. I enjoyed your sense of humor in knowing that I would make the same mistake making the skittles-nice to know we are all human-lol. I hope I have a chance to win the cartridge as you have inspired me today! Thanks Marilyn email is bunnies@rcn.com

Lucy said...

Thanks for sharing the instructions. You make it look nice and easy. Great project! Thanks for the chance :) I am a follower but I can't get google to allow me in. I'll keep trying.

Debby said...

Fun project. Great instructions. TFS Thanks also also for the chance to win the cartridge.

GiGi said...

This is so cute! I love that die and punch! And your skittles so awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!
booger1 at tds.net

Daynene said...

Cute purse thanks for sharing with all of us. nenerscreations.blogspot.com

Kelly S said...

Love the details you added and the paper is great!

Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

kim said...

i totally love this!!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your well-deserved guest spot on Kristal's blog! Your project is just fabulous! The purses are so gorgeous and you did a great job detailing the steps to make them. They are simply beautiful!! Thanks so much for a chance to win :)

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com
indymermaid(at)blogspot.com

Sue D said...

Congrats on being a featured blogger--great tutorial!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Squirlygirl said...

Thanks for posting the link to the magnet place Gloria! Did you see the magnet for over $1,000??? Craziness!
~Hugs~
Becky
www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

Hi Gloria, I'm here from Kristal's blog (Getting Cricky). I totally love this project and will be making some of my own. Thanks for sharing such a great idea. I am a follower of your blog. (I think you already follow mine!)

Happy Craftin
Ildi-The Craftin Mama
http://www.thecraftinmama.blogspot.com/

Scrapbooking for Fun said...

Loved the tutorial!! I hit follow on networked blogs because your standard follow area is not working :)

Sarah said...

congrats on being a featured guest. I loved the little purses that you made. Super cute and your tutorial was great. I am already a proud follower!
Sarah
craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com

lovemypaper said...

Very cute purses great tutorial!

Barb said...

Great tutorial. I'm a new follower!

bborre at hotmail dot com