"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." Anais Nin

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spotty Dotty Bag and a Tip Too :)

Here's a cute little bag I made for the Spotty Dotty Challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday blog.  There's a great tutorial for it too.  I changed it slightly by creasing my corners.  Now I have two more bags cut out and I'm going to 'not' crease the corners on the next ones--because they look nice that way---be sure to pop over there and have a look  :)

I used Stampin Up! cardstock, printed paper, one of their Sizzix Framelits labels for the handle tabs and a Stampin Up! stamp for the sentiment.  The handle is some braided string.  Below is a picture of the back.      

Her's a close-up of the front using the same Framelit for the sentiment mat. Those are Prima flowers in the corner, some dangly embellies from a lady in Texas--thanks Deb--suits the western theme  :)
The fence is a stamped and cut out image from another friend--thanks Bev   :)

Below is my tip for Top Tip Tuesday.  I'm not sure how many of you have a hard time opening the little door at the top of the Martha Stewart score board, but I sure did!  Anyway, this is my tip to solve the problem:  I taped a small length of ribbon, as shown in the photo below, so now when I want my bone folder--which I almost always leave there  :)--it's so easy to pull the ribbon and pop open the lid!  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I've switched to the new blogger thing and I do not like it one bit, so please bear with me while I get used to it and learn the ins and outs. 

I enjoy visiting other blogs, so please leave a comment so I can find your blog  :) 



  1. The bag is great even better in pearson.. take care

  2. Hi Nancy! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to say hello.. Isn't this just the BEST part of blogging (that is, meeting such sweet new people who share the same love of crafting). I appreciate your Top Tip as well, and wish you luck. Even though, to be very honest, I'd LOVE to win the SSS gift certificate. LOL
    I'd love it if you would consider stopping back and becoming a follower on my blog, and I would like your permission to do the same here (follow you, that is). I look forward to visiting your blog again and seeing what else you will create here. Oh, and one more thing (since I'm rambling). I have a challenge blog: www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com and I would LOVE to have you play along.
    Hope to see you soon!
    Karen L

  3. Wow Nancy..what a fabulous idea. This is the only thing that frustrates me no end! You have solved my problem. Thanks a whole lot.
    aka Mrs Noofy

  4. Hi Nancy! what a fabulous creation! and awesome Tip!! BUT you did not add tip to your name when you linked your card so you are only eligible for the main prize! if you add Tip to your name when you have a tip on your blog you have a Chance to win the Top Tipper Prize too! MAYBE next time!

    Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, good luck with the main draw! hugs Samantha :0)