If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to Crazy about Cricut and start at the beginning. Each blog has created a project centered around the shopping or using the colors black and green. Be sure to visit each blog for inspiration and fun blog candy!
I will admit it. I'm a total shopoholic. It's not a problem (yet!) but it is my favorite pastime (besides scrapbooking!) :) In honor of Black Friday I thought I would make my first altered tote bag using my Imagine and transfer paper. My daughter Julianne is OBSESSED with Minnie Mouse and she is only 10 months old! What can I say, she obviously gets that from her mama. So I thought I'd make her a tote bag to use to put her stuff in now when we go out (like a 2nd diaper bag) and when she gets older she can use it for her own Black Friday shopping! :)
First, let me tell you a quick story as to why I chose to alter a bag. When I was in 3rd grade, one of my friend's mom decided to make totes for all of her friends and boy was a surprised when I got one! I'll never forget it, it was a cream colored tote, with a ballerina bear in the front and my name in the front. It's little memories like that that can inspire your creativity today! :)
*The Minnie ears are kind of hard to see with the black on black in the pic but you should be able to make them out!*
I cut out (and printed out) the Mickey Mouse ears from Mickey Font at 6"
The bow was cut (and printed) at 4 1/2 (or 5.) I'm sorry, I didn't write that down!
Her name was cut out using Don Juan, printed in dark pink at 2 1/2" each.
In order to make it look like Minnie's bow and not ruin the transfer paper, I cut out the bottom piece of the Mickey ears that would be under the bow so that I could just directly iron on the bow onto the fabric instead of on top of the ears.
And just to top off my project, here is a pic of my little girl just because I love to show her off! Her hair now, is about almost down to her lower back. She was born with an INSANE amount of hair. But I LOVE it! :)
For my 2nd project, I made a layout to go to our shopping pictures that I'm sure we will be taking tomorrow! LOL It's a 12x12 sheet of cardstock, with 4 black mats cut at 4x4. I cut the flower and purse from Paisley at 3 1/2" and shopping was cut out from Alphalicious at 2 1/2". The argyle background was cut out into a cross shape at 3" each strip using a Daisy paper pack I bought at Hobby Lobby. Easy! I use to be really into intricate layouts but honestly, the older my kids get, the more pics I take, the less time I have and I realize how important it is just to get the pics scrapped, no matter how simple the layout! :D
I have a giveaway going on a few posts down stating that when I reach 300 followers, I will be giving away a Martha Stewart All Occasions cartridge! Please feel free to become a follower and comment on THAT post.
You could find it here: Giveaway Post!
2ND giveaway specific to this blog hop- Leave a comment under this post and I am giving away 5 Cricut Imagine cuts from your choice of the following cartridges: Blast Off, Better Together, Imagine More, Nursery Tails and Best Friends. If you win, I will contact you and you can decide which 5 cuts you would like! I will close this thread on Friday night and I will use random.org to choose a winner on Saturday. :)
Hope you enjoyed my project and I hope you had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!
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