Saturday, May 25, 2013

Pocket Full of Sunshine Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pocket Full of Sunshine Blog Hop!
If you have just stumbled upon the hop, Lissa Marie is our host at So Many Crafts, So Little Time today. Start there so you don't miss a thing.

But, if you came from Lucy's sweet blog, you are in the right place.  

Grab a cuppa'Joe or favorite beverage, and relax as you browse through the awesomely bright and cheerful projects we have made for you, and get ready to win some blog candy!

Now, I don't know about where you are, but summer's struck!  Last week, temperatures here in the Philadelphia area just missed 90 degrees -- egads, that's too hot for what's still technically spring. But this weekend, we're back to almost winter. I mean, seriously??  60 degrees?  Mother Nature ... gee ...

Anywhoooo, traditionally, Memorial Day Weekend is the first time that we fashionistas (HAHA!) here in the Northeast can break out our white pants/skirts, sandals and summer handbags. Here's my take on a paper-crafted pocketbook for the:


I made this cute PAPER purse using Close To My Heart's "Surf's Up" paper, cutting it with a file by Silhouette America on my Silhouette Cameo.  I trimmed it out with white stitching from my sewing machine around the cute edges and the darling buckle tag closure. My pocket(book) isn't full of sunshine per se ... it's loaded with Hershey's Kisses, "nom-nom, yummy," as my dear granddaughter Charlotte would say. 
Now for the good stuff!
Our sponsor today is ME!

I will be awarding a $20 Close To My Heart gift certificate to one lucky blog hopper, to be used at my CTMH site at  To be qualified for this drawing, please comment on all participating blogs. Just be sure to leave a comment at So Many Crafts, So Little Time to let us know you have done your part to be entered into the drawing.

And don’t forget to keep an eye out for more blog candy offered throughout the hop. Some blogs are offering extra perks on their own! If they are offering even more blog candy, they all have their own requirements for you to win, so don't forget to read the rules for each one.

Thank you for taking the time out to check out my project, if you like my project and you are not already a follower, you are encouraged to add your email in the subscribe area to get updates right in our inbox or follow my via BlogLovin! Keep clicking for more Pockets Full of Sunshine!

Your next stop is with SARAH.

Here is the line up to help you navigate
through this fun blog hop:

Lissa Marie:

OH, and
Happy Memorial Day!   

Thank you
to all
military personnel
(past and present)
for your service.


Pink Dalmatians said...

totally cute pocket"book". I didn't see that coming at all! and chocolate is just as good as sunshine & maybe even a tad more effective in causing smiles and cheer!

Heather W. said...

Too cute!

mamawcindy said...

Your Purse is so Cute! Love the stitching! Thanks so much for sponsoring this Fun Hop. Hope your day is full of Sunshine. :0)

Sunflower Holli said...

Purses always make me happy!

Janet's Planet said...

how sweet is that purse? love it! TFS

BlueCrayons said...

loving your pocketbook. looks so real. and it is full of nom-nom kisses. yummo. have a great day,.

Beth said...

Darling "pocket"book! Charlotte will love caring it around & eating those kisses from Grandma! =) Enjoy your summer & your "sunshine" (Granddaughter), Ellen!!

~Beth & Emily

Unknown said...

What a fun purse! Would be great for party favors!
♥ Pam

Beth said...

From Lissa Marie:

Thank you sooooo much Ellen for all your help and I love your project, I would have never thought of a cute little pocket purse! Have fun if I haven't stressed you out to much! LoL

D- said...

This is a cute purse. Love the stitching you added.
D~ dmcardmaker (AOL)

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Cute purse! Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway!

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DuchessofBstreet said...

Very cute purse...your blog candy could have been Hershey's kisses!