Friday, April 24, 2009

InStyle Stamps 2nd Blog Hop!



Hello everyone and welcome to InStyle Stamps 2nd Blog Hop! The theme of our blog hop is "Contain Yourself"! Well....since Mother's Day is approaching, I wanted my project to center around what mother-hood is all about for most moms. I made a slider box by tearing apart an empty box that held cosmetics and made a template from it.



I decorated the cover with Basic Grey's Porcelain designer paper and embellished the cover with flowers and buttons. I made the handles by using the largest size Marvey U. scallop punch. Since I only needed 3/4's of the scallop, I cut off a quarter of the scallop and then I centered a med. size circle punch on the scallop and punched out the center portion. Ta da... purse handles!
The sentiment was computer generated and it reads "The definition of the word Mother".



The sliding compartment contains 5 note cards of various images that briefly describe some aspect of what it means to be a mom.



I wrapped up my project by making a Mother's Day card to compliment my "Contain Yourself" project.




OK....enough about me...it's time to give you the juicy details about our blog hop! We are going to have a few challenges today and let me tell ya' Virginia is going to give away some FANTASTIC gifts! To keep in tune with the challenges click on this link to ISS Forum. The GRAND PRIZE is going to knock your socks off....seriously!!!! The fun starts right now and ends at 11:00 pm est. Be sure to get in on the fun and stop by the other InStyle Stamps DT blogs and check out their "Contain Yourself" projects!!!!! To vote for your favorite DT project, click here!

InStyle Stamps Design Team


Cathy http://www.cathy-cunningham.blogspot.com/
Jodi-Ann http://inkedinspirations.blogspot.com/
Joy http://daiseyfreak.blogspot.com/
Kim D. http://craftymakes.blogspot.com/
Kim G. http://www.craftsbykim.blogspot.com/
Maria http://www.stampininspirations.blogspot.com
Mary http://mycardz.wordpress.com/
Melissa http://mmedesigns.blogspot.com/
Michelle http://www.donkeysmiles.blogspot.com/
Sandy http://stampinsandy.blogspot.com/
Silke http://bastelzauberin-bastelzauberin.blogspot.com/
Taylor http://musingsofanaddict.wordpress.com/
Vicky http://vickygina.typepad.com/
Virginia http://instylestamps.com/blog


Smiley from millan.net
Risa

37 comments:

Kim Dellow said...

Great Idea Risa, it is beautiful. Kim

Melissa said...

Risa, this is just fabulous! Your container is so cute, and those note cards are wonderful!

Alex said...

What a fabulous project Risa - I just love what you did with that box, and the papers you used are beautiful!! Love the cards, this is a gorgeous gift!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kyoko said...

Hi Risa! Happy Friday! Boy, I LOVE your pretty bag with the FAB notecards inside! The colors are so super pretty!

Tonya said...

Fabulous job. So soft and pretty.

Heidi Brawley said...

I am voting for your project!!! It is really cute. I love the little cards you made to go in your slider too!! TFS! ~Heidi

Maria said...

Oh my gosh, Risa! Your project is a beauty! Wow, you worked really hard coloring all those images!! Beautiful job! I love your contain yourself project!! Very creative and fun too! By the way, that dp is GORGEOUS! Love the colors and design!!

Hope you have a fantastic Friday!!

Maria

2 Worlds said...

Awesome product I needed something like that :)

Tina said...

Oh my gosh, this is amazing! I love the colors and your images. Just perfect.

cats whiskers said...

Oh Wow sweetie this is stunning and what a fabulous idea, just adore the fabulous colours you have used so soft and sweet#Hugs Jacqui x

Sparkle said...

What a darling set! I love all the cards.

mycardz said...

OMGoodness! This is just GORGEOUS!! I really LOVE this...everything about it is perfect! Seriously! The dp, the whole thought behind is so wonderful. Very, very creative. I think Virginia should post this on the ISS site, to show how you used soooo many of the images! Awesome! :)

Lisa F said...

beautiful cards - they are all very soft and pretty!

Susan said...

Fabulous box! Love, love it! What pretty paper and the cards are great. Love the pretty colors and what a great gift for someone. Adore it!

Hugs to you,

Susan

Jodi said...

Very creative Risa!! Love all of the various cards you made for a mother... great idea!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Kathy said...

This is superduper cute!!!!!!

Rita said...

I luv your idea Risa, it's beautiful! So creative with all the InStyle images, I luv them all. My Anime stamps took less than a week to get to me, now I just need to find time to stamp!

Kim said...

Risa what a gorgeous idea hun! I love it! Those papers are so beautiful and I love all yours ISS cards inside....AWESOME idea hun!
Hugs~ Kim

Bev said...

WOWWWW! What a truly amazing creation honey - totally brilliant x

Janine said...

Risa this is absolutely FABULOUS!!!

Cathy said...

Risa, this is so absolutely adorable!! I love it!! Very pretty!!

Hugs, Cathy

Elena said...

Wow! This project is gorgeous, Risa! I love the inserts for the bag you created! STUNNING! I adore it!

Denise said...

Risa,

This is just absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Wow, what a very awesome project. So pretty the colors. Have a nice weekend.

Jamee said...

that is so cute. i love the colors and how you embelished it!

Teri said...

Risa, your mother's day bag is sooooo beautiful! So many details to it. Your cards are so cute too! What a perfect Mother's Day gift, I love it!! hugs, Teri

Marcea said...

Another stunning creation, love the soft colours and what a fba idea!!! Have a lovely weekend Risa
-x-

Deb said...

oh wow, stunning little bag and notecards, they are so beautiful!
Have a fab weekend! Debx

papercraftsbyrach said...

oh wow Risa this is a fabulous project and wonderful design. great images all beautifully coloured and presented. hugs rach. xx

Donalda said...

Wowzers hon!! You have been so busy!! I love this it is gorgeous dear and I love all the cards I missed during the week dear I am trying to catch up but am so far behind as always lol Hugs dear friend

Jen said...

WOW Risa.... so pretty and fun!! I just love how you create. Always from your heart, girl!! You are mega-talented!!!

Hugs,
Jen

Chris said...

Oh Risa, your Mother's Day gift set is superb! I love all the definitions on each of the cards and the images and your designs are perfect! Love the little gift bag and how you made the handles with the punches, so creative. Hugs, Chris

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fabulous Risa, a great idea and a beautiful gift

Barb said...

This is beautiful, Risa. LOVE your paper choice. What a wonderful gift this will make. Awesome cards inside, too. You are on a mojo-roll! Send some my way, will ya'? LOL! I love visiting your blog and looking at all the pretty pretties. And I am continually amazed at the way you color your images...JUST PERFECTLY! Thanks for sharing.

Deb Neerman said...

What a great gift set!! Thanks soooo much for the tutorial ... can't wait to try this!

Ila said...

Wow!! you have just been goin' to town girlfriend!!...I love this fabulous set!!...everything about it is Gorgeous!! and such a Wonderful gift!!!....Hugs, Ila

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