Tuesday, May 13, 2014

For my sweet friend!

Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion! 
Hi Everyone!
Wow, I can't believe it's been a week since I posted last! We have had a lot going on the last few weeks which has kept me from crafting :( We had a funeral in our family, a funeral of a close friend along with some setbacks for my son and fiance's upcoming wedding. The ballroom for the reception ran into some issues which left us up in the air whether they could hold the event there or not, ugh!  So, we have been on pins and needles!
We have finally received word last week it will take place there now (thank goodness)  I mean,  really... where do you find a place to hold 400 people in 3 months? We also had sad news that the photographer passed away which was a good friend of my daughters. So, it's been a bit of a bumpy road to say the least~
 We are looking forward to happier days ahead :)

Here is a quick project I wanted to share with you today.
Hope you enjoy!
I wanted to give my sweet friend of mine a little something for Mother's Day and thought this would be fun since she loves purses! I found this super cute wallet/purse at the Silhouette store #45493. Cute idea to use as a gift card holder or fill it with cash, ha? 
After cutting out the pieces I added texture to the outer piece using the Papaya Halves embossing folder. I added some fun gem flowers and a fun button I had in my stash.
The inside pattern paper is from We R Memory Keepers-Simply Spring collection. I also added a small velcro piece so it would close nicely.   
I added a handle and tied on a bow with snow white crinkle ribbon. The tag is created with the Tiny Tags metal die and stamped with the Tiny Tags stamp set  all from My Craft Spot.  I also tied on a bow with Caribbean twine and added a sparkly rhinestone from my stash.
So, what do you think?
I definitely will be making more of these in the future! 
So, is anyone else having issues with Feedburner not delivering your email subscriptions? Any solutions other than switching to a new delivery service?? I would love to hear your thoughts/advise :) 

I am entering this in the following challenges: 
1.) Little Scrap Pieces Show it off Saturday
2.) Decorate to Celebrate Challenge #74 Mother's Day or Birthday
3.) Just B Creative Crazy May Linky Party 
4.) DL.ART Challenge #132 Anything Feminine 
5.) Silhouette Challenges Challenge #13 Gift Bag



  1. this is really pretty and a awesome gift for your friend. hugs

  2. OMG! Sherrie, this is fabulous and I Love love the details:) Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!

  3. Oh wow, Sherrie, this is absolutely gorgeous!! The texture you added makes it look like leather with turquoise accents!! It's so beautiful!! And I just love the the fabulous button!! I know your friend adored it!! Thanks so much for linking up at DTC!!

    I hope all of the challenges of the last few weeks are behind you now and you can focus on the excitement of planning your son's wedding!! The way this year is zipping along, it will be here before you know it!! I'm glad everything worked out with the reception hall. I hope the issues with Feedburner are taken care of soon. I did get your post email, so it is working for some of us. Now if they could just fix it so that it works for everyone :/ I will be out of town the next few days so I will stop by to visit when I get back!! Have a wonderful, relaxing, happy week my sweet friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Oh my goodness, what a time you have had. My thoughts and prayers are with you! So glad things worked out for the reception.

    Your project is so darling! What a lucky lucky friend of yours and I know they treasured it! :-)

  5. Gorgeous project, love everything about it! So sorry to hear you are going through a rough patch, hoping things will turn around for you real quick, hugs!

  6. Sherrie I'm sorry to hear you've had so much going on, and I'm sorry to hear of the loss in your family! Your little purse is darling, I love ribbon, rhinestone and the tag! And oh my, LOVE your new blog design, when did this show up, I feel like I was just here the other day!! Blog make over is on my list of things to do this summer for sure!!! ;)

    1. Thanks Missy for your kind words! I just had my blog design done last week~long overdue! I am happy with it! I am just frustrated with feedburner~trying to figure out why I have not been getting my updates...like your's for example:( sounds like a lot of people are having the same issue which is a bummer. At least I can still get the updates in my blogger/reader. I just loved getting them in email format. Oh well! I had my blog design done by designer blogs and they were excellent to work with:)
      Have a great evening Missy and thanks again for your visit to my blog!

  7. So sorry to hear about all the bumps ... and so sorry for your loss .... I loveeeeeeee that purse!! So BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

  8. Sherrie - I LOVE what you've done to the place :) Your blog looks AMAZING!!! I am sorry to hear of so many heartaches for your family though! I hope you are well and that you will be able to endure through it all! Your purse looks fabulous! I am sure your friend will absolutely love it! I really like the embossing you added and I love how you have embellished it up! The accent blue is perfect with the craft! Thanks so much for sharing this with us over at Decorate To Celebrate!

    Have a wonderful evening!

    Mollie's Motif

  9. Sorry that you had such a terrible week!! Sorry for the loss in your family and your friend. And then all the tension of not knowing about the reception hall. Glad that worked out.
    Now, this little purse is just darling!! Love the papers your used, and the great embossing!! The ribbon/bow and bling are fabulous!! Hope you have a wonderful week!!! :)

  10. This is so pretty Sherrie, I love the ribbon handle and the colors you chose along with the embossing to make the purse look like leather. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Feminine challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  11. WOW Sherrie! You sure have had one up and down week! I am so sorry to hear of your loss and then to have the stress of the wedding on your mind as well....Hugs to you my friend!!!
    I just LOVE your project! The papers are fab and the embossing looks amazing!! What a GREAT job you did! Hope this week is looking up for you!

    1. LOVE the new blog look too BTW!!! AWESOME job!

  12. Wow, Sherrie, so much going on in your world lately!! So sorry to here of your loss and the challenges you have been facing. I am glad things worked out with the reception.

    Your little purse is oh so fabulous. the way you embossed it make it look like real leather. The colors remind me of an indian inspired bag. Love the colors and the gems and button you added.

    Love the blog makeover and I too am having the same issue with not getting emails. It is totally frustrating!! Let me know if you find a solution!!

  13. So sorry to hear about your families loss and so close to the wedding. Love your little purse it is just so adorable. I also was shocked to see your new blog! II must say it is pretty darn cool. Hope you have better days ahead of you for the rest of the week. Take care and once again thanks for the great inspirations.

  14. My dear friend, I am so sorry for all of the challenges that have come your way. :( Please know you are in my heartfelt thoughts and prayers. You mean so much to me and I wish I could give you a big smooshy hug! Always know I'm here for you if you need me. :o)

    Your project is gorgeous! I love this cut file and how you've used it! The embellishments are so sweet and I love the color palette. That sentiment is one of my favorites and just perfect for the occasion. This will be a blessing to your friend for a very long time to come! Beautifully done! And before I go.. your blog looks amazing! GORGEOUS new layout! You must love it... I sure do! :o) I'm anxious to tweak mine a bit, especially having two columns instead of three, but my blog designer is so busy that I'm afraid to ask. ;) (Robin! Hehe!) Congrats on a marvelous makeover! (And your new picture is gorgeous, too!)

    Sending you extra hugs and love,

  15. So glad the wedding stuff worked itself out. Sorry about your loss. On the up side - your little wallet / purse is adorable! I love all the details and paper color choices. The tag and ribbon are very pretty. Thank you so much for linking up at Silhouette Challenges "Gift Bag" challenge! ~DT Janis

  16. I love this purse and how you have made the design your own - the embossing was a wonderful touch. Sorry to hear about your troubles and hope everything will be easier for you from now on.
    Thanks for joining us at Silhouette Challenges.
    Carol x

  17. Sherrie, I'm so sorry about your loss and hearing about all the setbacks in your son's upcoming wedding. I hope they won't encounter more bumps, and that everything else will work out for their big day.
    On a lighter note, your purse is so adorable! I love the added texture of the embossing.

  18. This is really pretty and I'm sure you're friend was thrilled with the thoughtfullness that went into making it for her. Thanks for joining us over at Silhouette Challenges.

  19. So sorry to hear about all the setbacks and losses.... such a trying time for sure.... hoping it all gets better soon! Your purse is absolutely adorable! Love it and love the texture you added to it!

  20. This is gorgeous !!!! What a beautiful gift !!! The colors are perfect together !!

    I am so sorry to hear about the setbacks and losses ,hoping everything gets better !! It must be fun ,yet stressful at times to be planning what I am sure is going to be a wonderful wedding !!
    Sending you lots of hugs and happy thoughts !!!

  21. Okay - I LOVE your new Blog! You made some fabulous choices and I just love the way it turned out. Don't you just love working Designer Blogs?
    So sorry to hear about your loss. Sounds like things have been rough for you guys lately and I hope everything settles down a bit. I know it will be a beautiful wedding and I'm wishing smooth sailing for you all!
    Your sweet little bag is just cute as can be. The pretty blue just pops against the kraft paper. And, all of your embellishments are perfect - this is fabulous! Take care sweet lady and hang in there!

  22. This is beautiful!!! Love all the details!! Your friend will love this purse!! Have a great day.

  23. Super Cute and Love the new blog look.

  24. Sorry to hear about all the wedding issues. It will all work out in the end. Your purse is wonderful and I am sure your friend adored it! The embossing was a great touch. I usually think about my embossing folders after the fact since they are out of sight.

  25. Lovely little purse. Sorry about the funerals and wedding troubles. Glad the wedding plans worked out though.

  26. BEAUTIFUL job with your purse, it looks FANTASTIC Sherrie!!! So sorry about the funerals and the wedding troubles, sending BIG HUGS my sweet friend!!! <3

  27. Your blog looks FANTASTIC, LOVE IT!!!!

  28. Such a GORGEOUS project my friend!
    I hope you have been healing, I'm so sorry for your loss :( I do hope the wedding plans begin to move in the right direction and I'll keep my fingers crossed for some GOOD news!
    Oh gosh....The blog looks AWESOME!!! LOVE it SOOO much!
    Big Big hugs my friend!

  29. Oops! It looks as though I just got my answer to the Feedburner question here!! It's frustrating, isn't it?!

    I'm so sorry to read that you've experienced two deaths of people you know recently. So sad. It's good you've had some happy news with the hall though. That sounds stressful!

    Your purse is amazing! I love that you've used such lovely paper inside too! I'm sure your friend was delighted with this!

  30. Sorry to hear about all the wedding issues....I hope things do get better.
    Your friend will love this purse.....It is GORGEOUS!!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  31. Sherrie ~ Oh who ever received this had to just LOVE it! I mean that file is so fun and oh my such a PERFECT gift to give someone! BEAUTIFULLY done as always!
    Oh my you all have been thru so much lately! I am so sorry to hear about the family friend ~ and then the reception place! I know you all will get thru this together! Hang in there sweet Sherrie!

  32. Omgosh ......the purse is adorable! Your friend is going to love it! Your work is just beautiful Sherrie...have a great week!

  33. Firstly I am sorry for your loss but happy that you sorted the wedding plans.
    Your little purse is adorable, love the embossing that really looks like leather. Thanks for sharing with us this month at Silhouette Challenges.
    Kim x

  34. So sorry for your loss Sherrie.... And happy to hear the wedding will continue as planned.... boy how life just throws you a big ole curve ball.... I'm with you and hoping happier days are ahead of you! :O) Your purse is lovely! Your friend is certainly going to enjoy receiving this! :O) Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Silhouette Challenges! :O)

  35. One lucky friend you have. What a beautiful purse. Love the leather look and beautiful colors. Thanks for linking up over at Silhouette Challenges

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  36. That is really cute! I will have to look that up the next time I'm in the silhouette store looking around :) Thanks for joining us at Silhouette Challenges !

  37. Wow! That's absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for participating in our DECORATE TO CELEBRATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper