Friday, July 1, 2011

The Ocean

Today I get to share a fun project with you. My friend, Jenn Shurkus, sent a message out to her friends that she wanted to do "a post a day" for July and wanted some of us to help. If you don't know Jenn, you need to discover her work. It is all so fabulous! She needs a little cheering up because life is happening right now for her, so I am happy to lend a hand. Jenn loves anything that has to do with the ocean and water and beaches and she asked that we make a project using that theme. I have been making "purses" out of the clear boxes for the last few weeks and thought I could make a fun ocean theme purse. So I went out on a hunt for a great paper I could use for the inside of my purse. Found this one called Surf's Up by Zoe Peam. Including shells is a must for any beach themed item and I got out my MS punch for the border on the bottom. Added some pearls and of course, there is no question that I needed some flip flops on my project. Jenn just LOVES flip flops. I think of her every time I see them. K&Company had a great sea shell dimensional sticker for the top. My purse is the perfect size to put homemade cards or anything else that is smaller than 5 3/4 x 4 1/4. I love giving them to my friends for their birthdays. Don't forget to head on over to Jenn's blog all month for some inspiring ideas created by her and her friends.

Jenn's friend Christy's mom was just diagnosed with stomach and lung cancer.. its in-operable... and not a good situation...
I have decided that I am going to offer up my creation to the *highest* "bidder" and will donate that money to Christy's mom. So if you would like to bid on my item go here and make an offer. I will ship out my purse to the winner as soon as the auction is closed.