Thursday, March 12, 2009

I'm InStyle!!!

Yea I can finally Scream it out! I was chosen to join the InStyle Stamps Design Team! They just announced it on the InStyle Blog,
Wow.. some really cute talent there. They created three teams for each section of their stamps. Have you seen them all? They have the Retro , Anime , new Whimsy and their Digital line . Me.. I was chosen for the Retro Line and I LOVE It!

Here is one of the projects I made for round two of the DT Call.

I had seen these cute purse boxes online... but I forgot to print out any templates or instructions. Well I sat down with my Scor-Pal and decided I would just make one up - Problem... I forgot to write down the measurements and instructions myself - So I think I will have to make another so I know how I did this, cuz I really like how it came out. Basically it is a box.. with a flip lid and ribbon handle. Just wide enough to add a treat or gift card? Whatever you would like to add, I am proud that I did it all on my own and it actually came out instead of ending up in the trash can.. LOL

I used white card stock for the base, and after all the folds were done I inserted a pink piece inside to cover all the glued parts. The lid I ran through my Martha Lace punch, and then put two eyelets to run ribbon through for the handle. And two ribbons for some added pretty above the lace punch. For the front I used a piece of scrap pattern paper - pink of course from Making Memories Sabrina Collection.

Now Colored the Suzie Q image with my Copics and high lighted with a white gel pen, and doodled the edges. I wanted her head to pop over the flap on the box when closed, so I mounted her on a piece of grey card stock from the waist down, I cut her head out with my craft knife and left it loose so the lid could slip behind her. I then found three satin flowers, that matched perfectly and attached with a black brad.

I hope you will take a moment and check out the other new DT at InStyle Stamps, then pop over and check out all the cool images - there was a new release yesterday... including Barb the Bowling lady from yesterday!

Me today... I think I may just sit in front of the window... It is raining - a nice steady rain! What a blessing for our drought conditions! Now I won't be in it - as it is COLD well 40.. and that is COLD for me!


stampinfrog said...

Big CONGRATS! This is soooo Cute! Love the image and your coloring is Fabulous!TFS
Hugs, Connie

Suzanne said...

Very well deserved everything you make is amazing.Love this image it is fab and your box is fab too just the ticket for a little gift or gift card. Sue :o)

Tertia said...

Congratulations! Well deserved. I love this box, might just CASE it.

Shary said...

Congratulations Michelle gorgeous purse.
Looking forward to working with you (again) ;0)

jacque4u2c said...

WOO-HOO!!!!!!!!!! You go girl!!! That is just so awesome!

Annie said...

Congratulations Michelle! and I love your purse wallet in pink with that cute stamp. It's dry here today, at last! you musta got our rain! hugs, annie x

Naoual said...

YEEY!!! Well done Michelle! HUGE congratulations to you, WOW another Design Team!! You make the most fabulous things so you really deserve it. Have fun on the DT and I'm sure you'll do a fabulous job!

xx Naoual

Fern said...

i have something for you on my blog.

Love Fern x :O)

Sara said...

I'm in love with it!

Is there a tutorial to create the purse?



WickedPixie said...

Congratulations! Your purse is so pretty!

Aunty Sue said...

congrats you deserve it and love your purse.

catt871 said...

AWESOME!!! Congrats my friend!! !You are amazing - they are lucky to have you!!!!!!

Janna said...

Congratulations Michelle!!!! I am so, so excited for you!! This is just wonderful and you so deserve it! This purse box is amazing!! Oh I can't wait for you to write down the instructions so I can try it too! And I love how you colored in your image she is adorabel!! I so want a shirt like that now! Great job with the faux stitching and the beautiful flower!


the whimsical butterfly said...

WOW! This is fantastic! Congrats Michelle!!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Woot, woot, way to go Michelle!!

Kim said...

Woo-Hoo Michelle! Congrats on your accomplishment! I too am a newbie on the InStyle Team and am looking very forward to working with you! Your work is so amazing!
Big Hugs~ Kim