Monday, February 27, 2012

Amy Jo's Birthday Bash & Blog Hop!!


Good morning, fabulous friends and welcome to Amy Jo's Birthday Bash & Blog Hop! We are so excited you could join us today to help celebrate Amy's birthday!


This is a very special, unique hop as we were not required to just stick with one particular subject or theme. Amy asked us all to use any of her favorite things to create a card or project with that in mind. Some examples of Amy's favorite things are the colors black, white, and hot pink, along with anything Alice in Wonderland, she listed some of her favorite animals, etc!

If you arrived here from my dear, sweet blend Jessica of Jessica's Craft Shaque, then you are in the right place! If you just happened upon my blog today, please start at the beginning with Amy Jo at Scrapping, Card Making and Living with Fibro because you don't want to miss out on the fabulous prizes that are being sponsored!

This is a two-day hop; however, we are only making one project. That should give you two full days to go through the entire hop and leave comments on each blog and become followers of each blog, if you are not already, to be entered to win some of our sponsored prizes! Some blogs may be offering blog candy as well so this is a hop you're gonna wanna finish!

For my project, I used Amy Jo's favorite colors of black, white and hot pink and one of her favorite themes, fashion, to create a purse!!


Ever since a purse like this was featured on the Spellbinders blog (click HERE to see it) I have wanted to try one. I had to come up with my own dimensions by trial and error because I used different dies than the instructions. The paper is from The Paper Studio Uptown Flair stack. I used the three largest sizes of Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Labels 23 for the base. Since there are three layers, the purse is nice and sturdy. I used Spellbinders Grand Labels 4 for the top.


I added a magnetic snap to open and close the purse, and attached this gorgeous flower from Flower Shoppe over the top of the snap to disguise it. Pink crystals decorate the flower.


I used a Marvy Uchida super-large circle punch for the opening of the purse.


I used sturdy 20 gauge wire and added pink, white and black beads from my stash for the handle.


Here's a side view...there's lots of room inside to hold all kinds of goodies :)


The label is made from three sizes of Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 4. I hand cut around the flower and added ribbon and pink crystals. "You've got purse-onality" is from K Andrew Designs Fashionable Friends stamp set!! Isn't it just perfect for this??


Click HERE to purchase your own set or to see the entire fabulous line of stamps!!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.ART Thankful Thursday - Anything Goes
  2. Creative Cutter Room - Shape Cards


I have blog candy!! All you have to do to be eligible to win a package of 8 x 8 paper and matching flowers is:
  1. Be a follower
  2. Leave a comment with a way to contact you
That's it!! I will choose a winner on Monday, March 5th. Also, I have a set of Fiskars Home Sweet Home stamps up for grabs as well!! Click HERE to visit the Wonderful Wilderness Blog Hop!!

Thank you so much for joining us and helping us celebrate along with Amy! Your next stop is the super-talented Liz at ScrapiliciousLife!!

87 comments:

  1. So adorable!! Love it!!

    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

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  2. Ohhhhh, Lisa!!! I absolutely love this!

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  3. Lisa my love, this is beautiful!!!
    You just keep me so proud of you. You are so creative:)) How do you keep coming up with such cute stuff? Oh yeah I know, gifting! talent! You amaze me girl:)

    Hugs, Pam
    http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  4. WOW, what a FUN and very creative purse! You rock Lisa bringing us such fabulous projects everytime we visit:) I just love this. The colors are awesome and your details are fabulous as always:) Thanks for sharing and fro the inspiration you give!

    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  5. Love, love, love this! Great colors and beaded handle. Wonderful flower and the way you added the bling is awesome.
    Thanks SO MUCH for the great blog comment too!

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  6. OMG, this is stunning, love it!!

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  7. Your purse is amazing! Thank you also for the nice comments... I am still obessessing over your purse and all the details!

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  8. Your purse is amazing! Thank you also for the nice comments... I am still obessessing over your purse and all the details!

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  9. Lisa, this purse is amazing!! What a wonderful project I LOVE this!! Cheers Jennie
    jenscrapstoo.blogspot.com

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  10. So much fun!!! Very creative , I could only imagine the expression on Amy Jo's face when she see this!!!

    Lovely Job

    I am already a follower and a participant in this hop

    www.scrapbookingforbeginners-naomi.blogspot.com

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  11. Your purse is super fab! Love the colors and the flowers and the details. Wow! Can I be your friend? Lol. I'd love to get one of these.

    Chris
    creationsinbloom at gmail dot com

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  12. When your picture started to load, all I could see was the beads, and I knew I was in for a treat. But, this is even better than I imagined in the 2 seconds I had to wait to see it. Absolutely fabulous, Lisa. Your colors are so fun and your flower is unbelievable. I love this. You have out done yourself again!

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  13. OMG this is amazing!! Fab design and awesome color combo!
    TFS
    jessica

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  14. What a fabulous project and Amy will be delighted with this... so would any other girl it is lovely.
    Love the colours and the flowers.
    I am participating in this hop too
    http://flowersribbonsandpearls.blogspot.com

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  15. IT"S AWESOME! I love it. Love the papers and flowers and the purse.

    Be blessed, Beckie

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  16. Wow! This is SO pretty! I love the paper you used and the handle! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  17. Oh, Lisa..hun, this is exquisite. Phenomenal flower, bling, handle. . . . all of it! Wonderfully done!
    :O)
    Jessica
    co-hop stop (LOL)

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  18. Lisa,
    Wow, this purse is so beautiful! Awesome job! Great hopping with you. I am a follower.
    Barbara B.
    http://barbarab3.blogspot.com
    bkb248@gmail.com

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  19. Lisa this purse is so adorable! I love the colors you chose.

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  20. Wow this is stunning. Amy is going to love that. It's perfect and I love everything about it. Nice being in the hop with you.
    Ashley
    glamoroussideofscrapping@gmail.com
    http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

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  21. Nice collection...Thanks for sharing with us...I really like it... Clothing Labels Company

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  22. Could this get any cuter??? I don't think so- I love the bead handle and fun flower not to mention the fun paper....I would seriously love this purse- how FUN! :)Amy

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  23. Lisa, another amazing project. If this were a real purse, it would be great for the spring/summer wear. Seriously this is a super cute little Purse. Love the colors and everything about it.

    Take care!
    Dee B

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  24. This is fabulous! All that detail and love the handle with those fabulous beads.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  25. Lisa, my amazing friend, this is GORGEOUS. What a fantastic project, especially for such a special occasion! The paper is exquisite and looks fantastic as a purse! The handle... oh the handle. Do you see how beautiful it is? And shiny. :o) The big flower is stunning.. I'm glad you had to cover up the happy magnet. Hehe. :o) Even the tag is perfection, my friend. I love the punniness and as always you used incredible trims. I seriously cannot express how much I love this purse. You always make me smile and inspire me to try new things. :o) You are one of a kind, my dear blend!

    Hugs and blessings!
    http://kaleidoscopicsparkles.blogspot.com

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  26. I cant even express how gorgeous this is!!!!! OMG!!! love everything about it
    cant wait to see your next project!!
    gloria
    www.craftnthings.blogspot.com

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  27. WOW so many great things about this project, first it's a purse LOl then that beaded handle is darling and the shape is fun! I could go on and on

    http://tryin2craft.bogspot.com>

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  28. OMG....this purse is FABULOUS! I love everything about it!

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  29. Adorable purse. Love the colors and paper.

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  30. Lisa i love this!! I would love to see how you made it!! Great colours and I love the handle!!
    Kristan
    GCDT-Sister

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  31. OMGosh Lisa! I am in love with this purse!!! It's so stunning! I love every single detail! You never cease to amaze me, my friend. This is just beautiful. So creative and so perfect! It would look gorgeous in my craft room. ;) You did such a wonderful job! This took a lot of thought and time it looks like. I read all of the comments here and it's nice to see how much you are appreciated. I appreciate you too. You are a sweet friend and I'm so happy to have you join me on this occasion. Thank you again!

    Great big hugs,
    Amy Jo

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  32. Lisa,
    This purse is so adorable!! I love the papers, the bling and that beaded handle to so cute!!
    Kathy
    salido99@msn.com
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

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  33. OMG......... what a great creation.... wowow bookmarked.... no words to write really.... awesome work

    http://ilovecreativity-bhawana.blogspot.com/

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  34. I went thru ur wilder blog hop as well. nice collection it had.

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  35. Oh my goodness, that purse is AMAZING! You make wonderful things, happy to be a new follower!

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  36. Your purse is so cute, I would love one myself in just the colors you used. TFS and glad I could be in the hop with you. I am a follwer and just love the projects that you do.

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  37. That purse is awesome, great job!!!
    It's been fun being apart of the hop with you!
    http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/

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  38. Hi Gina, me again!!! I forgot to leave a way to reach me!!
    jerri255@eastlink.ca
    Already a follower, hopefully you have a subscriber email , on my way to check it out. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog and being the 98th follower, you are right 2 away!! I am so excited!

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  39. Super purse Lisa, I love everything about it and I am sure AJ will also --Happy B-day Amy jo-- Thank you for joining in at DL.ART Thankful Thursday and you can also enter thin in the CCR challenge..
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  40. Lisa simply stunning. Love the black and pink and your flower is amazing.

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  41. Your whole detailing on this purse is amazing Lisa... Love this too bits...
    Sooooo pretty....

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  42. Your purse is fabulous!! I do not own any nestabilities, but there MUST be something in the Cricut I can use to try this??
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  43. Lisa this is so beautiful!!!!! I love that flower and the colors that you chose! :) The handle is also awesome!
    Amy
    redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

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  44. Whew, finally made it back to your blog where I first spotted this hop! Love the colors and the purse! Thanks for sharing.

    missstamper (at) yahoo.com

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  45. Be-au-tiful!! You amaze me every time I visit! Fantastic job!

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  46. This is the cutest purse I have ever seen. How perfect is this for Amy. I love every bit of it. You totally rocked this.

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  47. This is amazing. I love your purse. TFS.

    Vicki
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  48. Fabulous card purse Lisa. I love the colors (Amy Jo has great taste). Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Cutter Room!

    Tonya
    CCR DT
    ittybittyladybugs.blogspot.com

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  49. WoW Lisa! This is amazing! I love the great papers you used on this. The entire design is wonderful! Nicely done! Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Cutter Room! DT Member Carri
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  50. Lisa this purse is fabulous!!!
    What a creative project. Thanks so much for sharing it with us in the Creative Cutter Room. Love it!!
    Cathie

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  51. GORGEOUS purse Lisa and another amazing project my friend:) Love it
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  52. OMG Lisa,Your project is just BEAUTIFUL!GORGEOUS job with it,I LOVE all the great details and color combo!WOW"Have a SUPER day my friend!:)

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  53. OH MY GOSH!!! What an AWESOME, AWESOME card!!! The detail, the flowers, the shape, OH MY!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! Great job!!!

    Thanks for joining us at the Creative Cutter Room!

    Crafty Hugs,
    Jessica
    www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

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  54. This is so awesome! You have an amazing talent my friend.

    Heather

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  55. Love love love everything about it thanks for sharing!!!

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  56. adorable. tfs.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

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  57. OMGosh, I so love this purse!!! The colors are just beautiful (Amy has great taste with color!) and the daisy paper is awesome!!

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  58. WOW Lisa this is fabulous! I just LOVE the handle of this gorgeous little bag! What a GREAT idea and of course (you) my sweet friend would think of something so clever. Just such a great project!!
    I'm excited to HOP along!
    Have a fabulous day!
    Shelly

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  59. WOW Lisa,
    Absolutely beautiful, love the wonderful handle, flower & tag!

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  60. Beautiful paper too!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Cutter Room:)

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  61. Where do I start??? All the details, all the special touches... Absolutely beautiful, gorgeous, and PERFECT!! What a delight to see your creations, my SF friend!! :)

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

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  62. Lisa this purse is stunning! Really, really beautiful. I am in awe that it was made with spell binders dies. Well done!

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  63. What a darling purse Lisa! My goodness you did a stunning job with this. I just love how the handle turned out too! I bet you would make a great purse designer! Look out Kate Spade!

    Just an fyi...I passed the Blend award back your way. No need to repost but just want to let you know how much you've inspired me! Oh, and ha ha Miss 50 degree weather, the snow missed us! But it's still cold. :(

    Hugs meanie!

    Susan
    cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

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  64. This is spectacular, you did an amazing job!!
    Cindylu
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  65. All I can say is FABULOUS I just love this. I am so going to have to try this for my daughter. thanks so much for sharing. so very glad to be a follower, thanks for sharing.

    God Bless
    Heather Pullen
    Blessed2cre8.blogspot.com

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  66. OMG! This is the cutest, most adorable purse and the cuts and paper are perfect. Do you think it could be made without spellbinders?

    marg0006@verizn.net

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  67. Thanks sweetheart for letting me know I won! If it were not for you I would miss everything I have ever won! Thanks for watching my back:))

    Big hugs, Pam
    http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  68. Lisa this is so pretty! Love the colours and your beautiful beaded strap.
    Jayne x

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  69. WOW!! I love this purse! Aren't you just the crafty one! I'm really impressed and love how you blingged it all up! Love it:)
    ~Kim
    follower:)
    http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

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  70. Wahoo Lisa...I just saw that you won over at Creations by Shirl!!
    Yeah, for you:)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  71. OMG! Lisa your card purse is way to adorable. Love all the colors and the beads you used for the handle. Love Love Love it. Hope you are doing well.
    Hugs,
    Cindy Lou

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  72. totally adorable project. the colours are fabby and its just such a lovely gift

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  73. This is gorgeous! Love the colors. Those dies are beautiful cuts. I think I would keep this one on display.

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  74. This is so cute! The stamp sentiment is perfect!

    Tracy
    DT2 Member
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  75. Lisa this is just stunning, wow, and wow again. Love, love it!

    If you stop over to my place in a few I have something there for you.

    Hugs, Lori m

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  76. This is beautiful. I love it! Thanks for the blog candy giveaway!

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  77. Sorry, forot to leave my contact info: mc-reeda@seovec.org. Thanks again!

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  78. Oh my word Lisa i could wear this out!!!!! What a super stunning purse!!!!!! Wow you are so creative and your projects are spectacular!!!!! Way to go my friend!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!

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  79. FABULOUS! This purse is amazing. I love that you were able to create your own dimensions. Love the colors, the beaded handle, and that flower!

    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations
    coachfans at cox dot net

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  80. Oh My Gosh! I just seen this on Pinterest and I about fell over. This is so pretty. What lady wouldn't love to get this filled with goodies.

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  81. Love your purse...love the colors...love the flower...its just great...can you tell I love it!!!!

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  82. You've knocked this one out of the park!! Always knew you came up with awesome stuff...but this one is the top!! Love the colors in the next post as well!
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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