Saturday, March 30, 2013


If you are looking for The Everything's ABC's blog hop, click HERE.

Welcome to our March Art Philosophy/Artiste Blog Hop! As you know, both the Artiste and the Art Philosophy cartridges are available exclusively through a Close to My Heart consultant. If you don't already have a Consultant that you are currently working with, please contact one the Consultants in our hop with any questions you have!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create  If you came from Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create then you are in the right place!

Our challenge this month features not only one of these amazing cartridges but also a "BINGO" card!

Here is the BINGO card that our Consultants were given:

The Consultants were told they could make anything they wanted using the Artiste OR Art Philosophy cartridge AND you work off the BINGO card posted above. Basically, you make a "BINGO" by going across, down, or diagonally and you have to use everything in that bingo line.

For my project, I chose Ribbon, 3D and Stitching. I will have to say the stitching was pretty hard for
me. I am not a seamstress, nor do I hand stitch very well, but I decided that I needed to step out side of my comfort zone. I have been practicing sewing a little using paper, so I thought I would use my sewing machine to stitch on my project. I chose the purse 3D object from the Artiste cartridge (pg41). I used Sky card stock, and I cut the purse at 5 inches. I used  brown thread that was already in my machine, I am not sure of the maker. I used some retired  chocolate brown ribbon from my stash to create the bow, and I used a rhinestone brad for the bling on the strap. My sewing on this little purse is not great, but I decided to post it anyway in hopes that some one might give it a try. I actually sewed this all the way around the edges, then folded it and adhered the flaps together.

Your next stop on our "BINGO" hop is "Penny " of " It Makes Total Cents "

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts
Penny ~ It Makes Total Cents
Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy
Melissa L- MyWatermelonMoon
Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
Michelle ~ My Creations with Michelle
Traci ~ Paper Crafting 101
Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.


  1. Love your colour choices! This is adorable!

  2. What a fun purse!! Love the pop from bow ribbon!! Very nice Theodora.

  3. You did great with your sewing Theo!! I'm very proud of you! ;0)

  4. I think the brown bow added just the right touch to the soft color blue! TFS
    Creative wishes
    Claire S


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