Saturday, June 6, 2009

Bottom's Up!!

And a Happy Saturday to ya!! Hope your weekend is off to a fabulous start! It's actually nice here today (finally) & supposed to be sunny & in the 80's all weekend (yippee)! Great weather for a pool party tonite me thinks! Lots of outside time--gotta do some grillin' too, love grilled veggies! My weight update so far is I've lost 9 lbs, 2" from my hips & waist, 1 inch from each thigh & .5 inch from my arms!! 13 lbs left to go--but I'm seeing a difference for sure, my arms & legs look more toned--Jillian Michaels "Shreddin'" me for sure, hee hee! Only have 2 more weeks before I leave for our beach vacation so gotta kick it in high gear (more than I was already doin'--ack)! Alrighty onto my projects for the day!

NewsBitz: Don't forget to check out my Magnolia-licious DT project for our Blog Hop on the post below if you haven't already. You can join in the fun & if you leave a comment on the below post you can win my Patriotic Project as well!!

If you stopped by looking for my "200,000" hits (now over that--wowzers) Blog Candy I've delayed it until Monday--sorry! I had to pick up a few more things for it cuz' I want it to be magnificent for ya!!
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Okie Dokie--this was a fun project for me to make yesterday even though I felt glum & foggy (probably due to the lack of sunlight on my body), hee hee! This will cheer ya up for sure. I got these fabulous body products from the Target $1 in yummy flavors like Mango Colada, Limeade & Strawberry Sangria & they smell delish!! So of course I bought a ton (hee hee) so I could make gift sets with them.

I designed my own template for the body products using only 1 sheet of 12x12 cs to make this cute tote/bag--I hate lots of cs cuts & such! (If you'd like me to do a tutorial/instructions for the template let me know--if I get enough requests I will) It's super easy to make & can be adjusted for size easily! And where did I get my idea from you ask--its kinda funny--but I was throwing away an empty orange juice carton in the recyclin' bin on Wed. & thought I could use this, hee hee. But it didn't wash out very well & I figured I could make my own version--which I did & eliminated the sides which makes it easier to build. So ya never know where inspiration might come from--LOL--obviously I need to go thru the recyclin' bin more often!

**If you love this it's for sale in my Etsy shop (link on sidebar) & there will be more**

I used my fabulous new set from PTI called "A Day at the Beach"--lovee it!! I paired it with this fun & fabulous dp from Flair Designs--isn't it perfect for these stamps? I cut out a circle from the front w/ my circle Nesties and then put a transparency over the backside as a lil' window and embossed the top panel only.
Side view of the tote--I made a lil' band for each side so the bottles inside wouldn't fall over & attached them (on their bottoms) with Scor-Tape to the bottom of the tote. I attached everything with Scor-Tape cuz' I lovee that stuff--I swear you could build a house w/ it & it would withstand hurricane winds, LOL! And the fact that you can just rip it w/ your hands & not have to gunk up your scissors--fabulous I say! The tote also ties together with a PTI ribbon bow--2 small holes punched at the top--easy peasy!

Close up of the front images--how fun are these drinks? I stamped them & then colored with Copics. The straw/icecube is a separate stamp that you can stamp over the image--fun! I put some coarse glitter on the edge of the margarita glass & stickles on the ice cubes! (yes I see I went out of the lines twice, but it's now fixed, lol). I bent the sentiment on my block so that it followed the curve of the oval--great thing about acrylic stamps!

Of course I had to do a matching card! That yummy lookin' drink has stickles on top to make it shimmery! This time I added a drink umbrella and some fun Flower Petal embellies!

Inside of box & what the yummy Mango Colada products look like!
If you're looking for them in Target--here's a pic of the Strawberry Sangria products. I also picked up body lotions, lip gloss & nail kits to match!

Well, I hope you enjoyed my summer projects today! If you want instructions on how to make this tote please let me know--and I will post them soon for ya! Don't forget to enter for my project prize on the post below if you lovee it!

Have a fabulous weekend & I'll see ya back here on Monday with some yummo BLOG CANDY!

hugz,
Suzanne

36 comments:

  1. Beautiful gift idea:O) Thanks for sharing. Just love the way you made your drinks! Gorgeous!
    Have a great weekend;O)
    Hugs, Nancy.

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  2. Hi Suzanne,
    First off congratulations on your weight loss! You have been working very hard at it.
    Your gift set is very cool. I would love to see a tutorial on how to make the tote. Also the drinks look yummy enough to take a sip. The ice cubes look cold and refreshing. Great job Love your work!

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  3. Super fun project, Suzanne, I love those images and what fun paper! Love it! :)
    Hugs, Christine

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  5. Great job on your weight loss. I know you'll lose the rest quickly. Great gift bag. Yes, I'd love to see a tutorial. I visit your blog daily and love it. Have fun on your vacation.

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  6. well, YES I would love to see a tutorial for such a great project! Did you really have to ask?

    Denise Wells
    mamascollections@aol.com

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  7. These are absolutely adorable! Love how you colored and glittered the drinks! Perfect gift idea and oh so cute!

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  8. So yummy and refreshing!! I love the sparkly little drinks!! Congrats on the weight loss...think I need to pick up a Jillian CD!

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  9. Way to go, girl!!!

    I love this project. So summery!

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  10. Hi, that looks soooo good! Yummo, a Rachael Ray fan too! lol.. wtg on your diet it is very hard to do, with the kids home from school...I could never give up caffine, I have to have my coffee..hehehe...anyway a template would be wonderful to have, this is soo stinking cute... I love your work..hope you have a great weekend outside and in the pool! :-)

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  11. Suzanne this is gorgeous hun! I absolutely love it and now will be running to Target...I just LOVE the $ spot!!! :) Thanks for the inspiration hun! And I would LOVE a tutorial for your AWESOMELY designed tote! It's adorable!!!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  12. Suzanne this project is awesome!! It is fabulous!! I would LOVE a template! Thanks for sharing!!

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  13. I absolutely LOVE this idea! thanks!!!

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  14. What a gorgeous and clever idea!! Love the stamp images you used with your fabulous body products!! And your tote and card are fantastic!! Love this gift set!!

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  15. I'll have to admit...Denise said it best...Do you really have to ask if your fans would like to see a template tut. to learn how make something that is so stinkin' cute?? Yes, we would love to see it so we can make gorgeous stuff - just like Suzanne!! I always love projects using items found in the $ Spot! Thanks for your insight.
    Linda S. in NE

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  16. :) Beautifuls set!! LOVE your fun bright colors on these, and your "ice cubes" in the drinks--how genious!! :) LOVE IT!

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  17. :) Beautifuls set!! LOVE your fun bright colors on these, and your "ice cubes" in the drinks--how genious!! :) LOVE IT!

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  18. Wonderful idea & yes....we want your template. Pleazzzzzeeee. Just beautiful.

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  19. Another fabulous project! I really love those drink stamps!

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  20. Congrats on the awesome weight loss!! Wonderful, wonderful job!
    You are just so creative! Love these projects..so cute and fun!!

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  21. Congrats on the weight loss! I too am trying but not as much a success yet! Wonderful creations!!! Love your tote set!! The colors and papers are fab!! So cute and fun!!

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  22. Suzanne: I'm in Fairfax and totally hear ya on this gloomy weather! Would love if you shared the template also! Would make a great end of the year pressie for teachers! TFS your talented work!!

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  23. Lovely project! hugs, Moni

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  24. Great project... yes I would like the details of how you made it... it makes you want to have a party with "yummy" drinks like yours.
    Melissa in WI

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  25. I love this project you came up with and the colors are so summery! Please make a template or write instructions for creating this wonderful little box. Also, congrats on your weight management program! You're doing very well and should attain your goal very soon! Have a great summer! Hugs, Cami

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  26. Super cute project! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Beautiful and great idea! Hugs Nilla

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  29. Fantastic idea. I just picked up some of these fun bath salts, etc today and made a tote tonight. This was perfect timing!

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  30. Congrats on the weight loss!! I also love the tote! I think I need a cool drink now =)

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  31. super cute! i just adore the little drinks! i grabbed a bunch of those bath items too! pezzy ended up with most of them tho!

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  32. Hi,
    I comment on this post so I do not mess your blog candy :)
    These creations are so fab also and your new WOJ card is awesome. Had the same favourite :)
    Your card is so warm and gentle, love it!
    Hugs,
    Aija

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  33. Love the sparkly ice! what a fun idea!

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  34. Love it! I would love a tutorial please! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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  35. Love it and would love a tutorial also!! This is fantastic!!
    Jenny

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  36. Pleeeze do a tutorial on the "Bottoms Up" project. It is so cute! I picked up the bath products at Target today. Thanks

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I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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