Saturday, January 1, 2011

Feel Better...

Happy New Year, blog friends! I am so happy to be crafting again. This morning I woke up and said, "You MUST create something..anything!". It has been so long that it felt like I barely knew my way around my stuff..lol. Crazy! After a short amount of time, though, I decided to make a get well card for my Sunday School teacher. She has been out with severe back pain for about a month now and is scheduled to have surgery in a few weeks. It started with the card and then I got the wild hair to do a bag also and stuff it with her favorite snacks to take over today. I have never done anything other than cards, really, but I saw these bags at the Dollar Tree before Christmas and thought I would pick some up in case I ever wanted or needed to make my own gift bag. I really like the way they came out. Take a look:

First the set...



Now, here is a closer look at just the card:




And finally, the bag:




I used the colors from this week's Play Date Cafe challenge, seen here:



I really love the colors together and the distressed dots paper from Papertrey is so neat! I also decided to stamp the image directly onto the craft and do some select paper piecing. What do you think of that part? I really like it, I do believe. It's something different anyway.

Well, I better get to the store and take it over to her house now. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I am hoping that today's crafting was the push I needed to get back into things. I will say this...some of the comments you guys left on my post from Thursday were the sweetest I have ever gotten. It made me feel so good to read your thoughts on my "faves". You guys are too kind.


Stamps: My Umbrella (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Rose Red, Basic Brown (su)
Card Stock: Kraft, Distressed Dots (papertrey); Early Espresso (su)
Extras: Button (papertrey); floral ribbon (american crafts)

27 brownkowments:

Michelle said...

WOW!!! Keva, I'm new to your blog and I'm floored!!! Your style is beautiful!! I love this weeks card and bag for the pdc...well, I'm a follower!!!

Julie Ranae said...

Really lovely to see you back crafting again : ) This is one stunning set and the colors worked really well for you. Happy New Year from all of us at The Play Date Cafe!

Sarah Anderson said...

Welcome back Keva!!! I LoVe this card and matching bag, and I'm sure your Sunday School teacher will too. Hopefully it'll give her a much needed smile. I love the paper piecing, and that rose ribbon is stunning. Thanks so much for playing with us in the play date cafe this week. Happy New Year!

Maria said...

What a darling sweet card, Keva! I just love the pure Innocence images! The matching bag is so pretty too. I'm sure the teacher will appreciate it! Take care and Happy New Year!!!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE them both! I'd like to hear what she said when you gave this thoughtful bag of goodies to her in that FAB bag you made along with that SUPER CUTE card! LOVE how you angled the white flowers on the card and the little girl with the umbrella is DARLING!

Jen Carter said...

Oh goodness Keva. This is CUTE!! I love how the roses mimic clouds!! That is such a cute idea! And popping the umbrella up on the card is perfect! Love your paper piecing too! So glad you "made" yourself create today...it was worth the effort! Oh, and the bag is just so adorable!

Jill said...

Oh, wow, Keva, I love both of these! The Distressed Dots paper and rose ribbon paired with the kraft = heavenly! And my favorite part is that you stamped your image directly on the kraft and then paper pieced--it makes it look really special!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Awe, what a darling gift ensemble Keva! Love the pretty fabric flowers! Happy New Year :)

Stephanie said...

Keva is BACK in the house!!! And, what a comeback it is!!! This is just so, so adorable! Who wouldn't feel better after getting this??? I love your ribbon swirls. Did you do that yourself to make them look like roses? Just gorgeous!

Noora said...

What an adorable card and what a gorgeouse bag! really pretty..you used the colors so beautifuly! I am pretty sure the teacher will love the gift!

Maggie said...

Keva, what cute project! I love that stamp...it's one of my favs! I'll bet that the reciepient of this gift will LOVE it!

Julie said...

SO glad to see you made something, Keva! Welcome back! I LOVE the bag and card. The bloomers are the perfect touch! Super cute!!

Michele Gross said...

Oh. My. Gosh! How precious is she?? I LOVE her pockets and boots and her matching umbrella!! aaawwww, I want rain gear like that1 ;D Super darling project and its guaranteed to cheer up your friend. Such a lovely thought :) Glad you got your crafty on and played along at the PDCC!

Laurie said...

How cute is this set? WOW! Love those roses! And the pockets and boots? TOO cute!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Super cute card and gift bag combo!!! I absolutely LOVE the paper piecing on that Pure Innocence image---TOTALLY ADORABLE!!!

Amy said...

What a beautiful gift set Keva! I am so so glad to see you back! Again those roses....LOVE!

Colleen Dietrich said...

OH, I need some of that floral ribbon! You have created such a darling set here...love the paper pieced items on the card.
So glad you joined us this week at the Play Date Cafe. :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I love this entire set--super cute:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at the Cafe and for playing along with us at PDCC:}

Fiona said...

Beautiful work Keva! Love the combination of bag & card - and she is so cute with her umbrella! I love your ribbon and button combo :)

Brenda said...

New to your blog Keva but I really love your paper pieced little girl on this card and your gift bag! Contests on your PDCC Fab 4 today! Now off to check out the rest of your blog!

Robin said...

Love this combo - the colors and the layout. Your paper piecing is PERFECT! Thanks for the inspiration.

Anne Marie said...

Oh my goodness, Keva, you definately have your crafting groove back! This is adorable! Love, love, love that ribbon treatment and that stamp set just got added to my wish list! You rock, girl! :)

 

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