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Thursday, June 23, 2011

My First Project In Weeks Using The Forever Young Cartridge

Just recently I started seeing a counselor/life coach for various reasons. One being that I never properly grieved my dad's loss. But my last visit was this past Tuesday and I showed her a little picture book of Two Pink Peas and some of my projects featured in this little booklet. I got this book online for 100% free, no shipping or anything. It turned out really great. Anyhow, We were talking about my love of making paper crafts and photography and she saw a picture of this little purse in my book. It had different colors on it but it was the exact same paper and she LOVED it. Actually she wanted to buy one from me right then and there. I don't like to take money from others and I LOVE to give so I made this for her today and will give it to her tomorrow at my appointment. I chose the word Believe because I truly Believe that she can help me get past some things that have bothered me for a long time. Surely I think she is going to be shocked that I made one for her but she is just so amazing and I really like and trust her ALOT so this is the least that I can do for her. Anyhow, I wanted to share it with you all.

If you are wondering this purse came from the Forever Young Cartridge. I used my Gypsy so I could make it as big as my 12" x 12" paper would allow. That is one feature that I absolutely love using the Gypsy, that you can see where the machine is going to cut. I added little round velcro tabs for the closure and then I added a black button on top. The chipboard with the word Believe on it was put on with pop dots. Then I added a few pink gems and of course pink ribbon. I hope she likes it! She has NO idea that I made this for her!! I love to make others happy, I have always been like that since I was younger.

But let me tell you, it was a PAIN in the you know what to drag all of my supplies that have been packed up just to make this. Then I had to put it all away...lol. I really miss having my craft space all set up. I would be making things probably every single day if that were the case. My sweet husband offered to take one of our bedrooms and set up my Two Pink Peas Craft Room in there until we move. I just might take him up on that. I really miss creating with you all!!

Before I go I wanted to thank each and EVERY one of you who have become new followers of Two Pink Peas and that have entered in my giveaway. To be honest, I am shocked at just how many new followers that I have now. It is absolutely amazing. I wish that I could give each and every one of you this set that I am giving away but I promise that I am already working on another amazing giveaway that might even be a little bit bigger. Not 100% yet what it is going to be, but you will want to enter for SURE!! Also, I wanted to thank you all so much for your very sweet comments about my dad. I read each and every one of your comments and they all touch my heart. I feel very lucky to have found so many caring women like all of you. So thank you for following me, entering my giveaway and for leaving me the sweetest comments ever!! I am working on going to each and every one of your blogs so I can follow you back. It might take me some time to get to all of you but I will get there. If you are reading this and have not entered into my giveaway just scroll down and you will see it and this is one giveaway that you do not want to miss.

I hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow and I will talk to you all very soon!! ~Terri

16 comments:

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

Love the purse and what a wonderful gift and you have a great heart! :) Became a follower and can't wait to see what else you do! :)

Janeen said...

What a beautiful purse, such a thoughtful gift that she will cherish forever! I love your blog full of great inspiration! Thanks for visiting me and becoming a new follower! Looking forward to seeing your next creation! :)

Carrie K said...

Cute purse!! I bought this cart just so my granddaughter and I could make all the purses! She is such a girly girl, I know she will love it!! I can't wait!!

Amanda said...

Love the purse!! :)

Kelly Massman said...

This is really cute!

kkay214 said...

Everyone needs someone to talk to anda shoulder to lean and cry on.Loss is a hard thing to deal with and sometimes it takes others a little longer to come to grips with.It will get easier with time.

Becky Dunham said...

Terri this is gorgeous! I am definitely going to have to borrow my moms Forever Young Cart! i only have the little bug and no Gypsy, but mom has the big one so I guess I will have to borrow her machine too! I have got to make one of these! You are so sweet and generous to give this to your counselor - i know she is going to be thrilled! Take care dear.

Whitney's Crafty Side said...

Terri,
Thanks for sharing some of your story! Sharing will help you grieve and I know that your story will touch the lives of others as well! My best friend lost her mother unexpectedly last year and I don't know if she will ever get over the loss, but she is learning to live each day a little at a time. I know life gets hectic but I am glad you are taking time to help yourself work through this.
Hope you have a blessed weekend,
Whitney

Ladybug said...

Gorgeous purse, Terri. Wow! To see the look on your counselor's face when she sees that you made her one. Very sweet of you!! :-)

Friday said...

Love this purse. Love the colors. This is a sweet gift. TFS... Friday

Jessica said...

Terri, the purse is so cute!! Your coach will be sure to love it and it will be a pleasant surprise to her if she is not expecting one. Putting smiles on people's faces with our creativity is always quite rewarding. I am happily becoming a new follower and I am looking forward to reading more of you posts and seeing more of you creations. Pleas feel free to follow back if you would like. :O)
Jessica

Love That Bug said...

Terri,
Your purse turned out fantastic, such a thoughtful gift
Hugs
Stacy

The Crafty Girl's Corner said...

This is really cute! I am a new follower love your projects. :)

Jenn said...

I love this cartridge and the purse turned out adorable!!

Hop on over to my blog. I have an award for you!

Jenn
http://scrap-a-tude.blogspot.com

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Beautiful purse and so elegant too. Thanks for sharing.

Shannon (Oh Baby! Unique Diaper Cakes) said...

This is an adorable little purse. I "believe" crafting can be therapeutic in itself! ;)