Saturday, April 24, 2010

Here is my card for this week's Crafty Ho's Challenge. I've missed the last two weeks, so I wanted to make sure I got back on track. I just got the dp at TJMaxx this morning while I was shopping for a wedding shower gift. I didn't know how much crafty shopping could be done at TJMaxx. I settled for this 8x8 pack of Boys paper, but I can't guarantee that I won't be back there for more. My picture didn't come out the best, but there are holes poked along the right edge. The stamps are from SU. The designer paper is DCWV All About Boys.

Coach Purse

So last weekend we took our younger two daughters, my husband's brother, wife and daughter and we all went to Atlantic City. A little crazy taking 3 kids under 10 to such a gambling city but we had a great deal on accommodations that needed to be used and it's so hard to get a babysitter for 3 kids for the weekend. So we decided to take the kids and take turns having "adult time" as couples. It ended up being a wonderful weekend. They had a blast chasing pigeons off the boardwalk, went to the zoo and ate in some nice restaurants. The hit was the pool on the top floor of our hotel. If they had only gone there, the weekend would have been a sucess. I learned a few things about my sister-in-law too. She is a "Coach" purse collector. Apparently she has 5 genuine purses and several "knock-offs". I have heard of coach purses but never looked at one or thought I needed one..........................until I walked in their store. My sil walked past the factory store in the outlets section of town because she said she was just going to buy a knockoff on the boardwalk. So she and her husband spent hours one night stopping in every shop on the boardwalk looking for the perfect bag. She didn't ever find one that she felt the need to purchase, but never went to the factory store either. They left the night before we did so we had a day with just our kids and we went back to the outlets to look around a little more before heading home. When we walked by the Coach store again I told my family I just needed to go in the store and look to see what the great fascination is with this store and why my sil would be satisfied with a knockoff bag when she could get one nice bag instead of a handful of imitation ones. (two days earlier when we were near there we saw a line of about 30 women waiting to get into the store). As soon as I walked in a nice saleswoman handed me a postcard for 20% off my purchase. The rest is history. I found this crazy printed flowery bag and I really liked it. My husband wanted to buy it for me, but waited for me to ask him if he thought I should. Since we didn't gamble all our money in the casinos, I decided I would get it. So I am now a proud owner of my first Coach original if I just had the matching wallet, the scarf, change purse, umbrella, etc.

It's my sister-in-law's birthday on Monday and I thought it would be fun to make her a pocketbook gift bag so I tried to copy mine. I dug through my letter stamps and my SU stamps looking for flowers that were similar.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Here is my second card for Paola's Asian swap. The background paper is from Michael's in the Origami section. The fan and the girl stamp are from Great Impressions. Her Kimono and fan are paper pieced. The friendship stamp is from Stampin Up. Thanks for stopping by.

Asian Swap

This is card number 1 for Paola's Asian Swap. I love the background stamp. It's from Cornish
Heritage Farms. The peace stamp is from the SU set, I think it's called Serenity.