Monday, August 04, 2008

Freaky Monday - Birthday Designer Bag

Okay, I know you have all heard of Freaky Friday, but today is freaky Monday for me. Seriously!! EEK! It all started when I woke up early to create a little treat bag for my friend who had a birthday yesterday. She was driving home with her kids yesterday, and I knew I would see her today (I am babysitting her kids all this week), so I wanted to have something for her today. I saw these cutest little bags on Cami's blog, and so I made one for her. I needed to run to the store to fill it with some chocolate (I had lip gloss, and gum already in it), so I ran out the door.

I am a confessed arachnophobiac (is that a word) - ew I hate spiders. When I was outside locking up, there was a HUGE spider on my wall of my house (ironic since the bug sprayer guys were here just last week). When I say huge, I mean HUGE! I live in the desert and this thing was brown, hairy and his butt part was like dime sized huge. EW! Anyway, I decided I needed to "take care of it" so I ran back inside and got one of my heavy heeled Dansko clogs and came back out. I smashed it once and then it was on the ground with legs all bent out of shape and still moving, so I smashed it again and guts splattered. EW! Anyway, I have a mega weak tummy right now because of the pregnancy so I started to *gag* and then dry heave. YUCK! I dropped the shoe in the door and then locked up and went on my way. So I am shopping around the store and what song comes on their normally nice elevator music station -- Ghostbusters theme -- IN AUGUST! Seriously -- creepy! I finish shopping, come home and relate the story to M and he laughs and I start to rinse the guts off the heel of my shoe and the *gagging* and *heaving* begin again. At this point M thinks it is hilarious because it is just a spider smushed, but oh well. Anyway, I learned my lesson, spider crushing is only for my hubby from this point on. What a weird freaky morning!!! Hope you are having a better start to your day today!! Happy Monday!

Paper: Pink Passion (for the base you can't see, and the gum packet cover inside), Scribbled Stripes by Pebbles Inc., Yellow Polka Dots by Making Memories, Yo Yo Yellow Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (for sentiment inside on gum) Accessories: Large Flower, green gingham, tiny green flower gem, SU tab punch, small SU circle punch, cropodile



15 comments:

Teresa said...

Love these totes! Yours is totally cute!!! Such fun bright colors! ;)

Dorinda said...

Oh Holy cow Amanda!! This is just so super cute! You do such awesome work on all of your creations!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Cute little tote..............I can kind of relate to your emotion......Jonathon, my DS is a total Arachnaphobe..........so I am the resident Spider Squisher...........hope that tummy settles soon!

Vicki

Sharon said...

The tote is so totally cute! I want one! Love it!

Oh, and I would be so totally freaked out about the spider. Ewww!

Holly said...

Oh Amanda, I can so relate to the spider fear. I hate all spiders, even little ones.
I love this bag! I've seen a few of these now and still haven't tried my hand at it, but I'll have to soon cause this one is just adorable. I know your friend will love it!

Lesly said...

This is awesome! Love the colors and the bag! I know your friend will absolutely love it and, if she doesn't, she can send it to me!

Jess said...

Love this bag--it is so bright and cheerful! I still haven't tried one. Must do it soon!

Cyndi said...

Amanda, just wanted to say this is super cute! Love all your work even if I don't always post!!!!

scrappinmominky said...

This is so cute! YOur friend will love it. I can totally relate to the spider story. I HATE them, but when I take my Girl Scouts camping I have to ack like GIANT spiders are no big deal. HA! Outside i'm calm, inside I'm a big giant baby going "Get it, get it!!!!_.

I came for a visit from the SCS blog thread.

thanks for sharing!
Heather
scrappinmominky.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Your litte bag is so cute. Love the colors. I saw that on Cami's blog. I am going to make one for my great-granddauther's birthday coming up this month. That is a cute idea to put gum, lip gloss, etc. in them. Thanks for sharing.
JoAnn B. scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

Erika H. said...

This tote is just so adorable...and I had to chuckle at your story...cuz I could just see you smashing the guts out of a spider with a clog...ewww.

Anonymous said...

Do you have the directions for this bag posted on your blog? I'd love to try one. Your is so bright and cheery, enough to chase away your fear of spiders. I can't stand them either!

Laura

Elizabeth said...

Really cute bag, love the bright yellow color and the flower!

Craft_mom said...

This is awesome! I love how bright it is!

Jess said...

Very bright and cheery project! Love the colors, so creative!!!