WELCOME TO SIMPLY DEBBIE. IT IS MY DESIRE THAT
YOU WILL FEEL AND SEE THE HAND OF GOD THROUGH
ARTWORK, CRAFT PROJECTS, RECIPES, AND THE SHEER
LAUGHTER OF ME LEARNING TO SEW ON MY NEW
SEWING MACHINE. THIS IS A PRAYING BLOG AND
A BLOG THAT LOVES TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS.
WON'T YOU JOIN ME AS WE GREET 2011 AND ITS'
BLESSINGS, CHALLENGES, AND SMELLING THE ROSES
EVERY DAY. I'LL BE YOUR UMBRELLA WHEN STORM
CLOUDS COME YOUR WAY AND ASSURE YOU THERE
WILL BE A RAINBOW COME AGAIN.










Friday, January 7, 2011

MY ARTFUL BAG CHALLENGE FOR JANUARY


I  received  this  picture  and  8  others  in  an  e mail  from  a

friend  yesterday.

This  one  took  my  breath  away.  How  glorious  it  would  be  to

watch  the  sun  come  up  setting  in  that  spot.

It  is  just  so  stunning.

This  scripture  came  to  mind:


And  they  were  calling  to  one  another:

"Holy,  Holy,  Holy  is  the  LORD  Almighty;

the  whole  earth  is  full  of  HIS  GLORY."

~Isaiah  6: 3


PLEASE  VISIT  OUR  SWEET  CREATOR  OF  HER 

NEW  GRAPHIC  SIGN  AND  A  BIG  THANK  YOU:


Isn't  it  just  the  cutest...perfect  for  me

"THE  MATCH  MAKER!!!"

IF  YOU  ARE  IN  NEED  OF  A  SOUL  MATE....

SEE  ME!!!!!


JANUARY  ARTFUL  BAG  CHALLENGE


OUR  CREATOR  AND  HOSTESS  OF

THE  ARTFUL  BAG  CHALLENGE  IS

THE  LOVELY

ANNA

WHO  HAS  THE  BLOG

FROSTED  PETUNIAS.

HER  ART  IS  FULL  OF  BEAUTIFUL  COLOR.

TO  VISIT  ANNA  AND  SEE  THE  PURSES  MADE  BY

OTHER  ARTISTS  GO  TO


Each  month  we  will  have  a  new  theme.

January's  Theme  is

PLAYING  WITH  PAPER.


This  is  my  purse.

It  is  a  clutch  purse.

I  am  also  participating  in

DRESS  UP  2011.

Our  theme  there  is  based  this  month  on

IMPRESSIONIST  ART.

I  made  my  purse  as  a  clutch  purse  to 

go  with  (but  not  be  matchy-matchy)

my  paper  dress.


I  swung  by  the  seat  of  my  pants  on  this  challenge.

I  was  never  good  at  GEOMETRY  but  using  one  of  my

vintage  clutch  purses,  I  sketched  out  a  template.

I  scanned  a  scrap  of  material  I  had  and  then  glued

the  copy  to  my  template  made  from  card  stock.

I  wanted  it  to  have  the  look  of  a  vintage  purse  that

was  timeless....but  what  we  want  verses  what  we  produce

are  two  different  things...lol

A  simple  purse  can  be  made  stunning  by  the  jewels

on  it.

I  used  colored  pencils  on  my  butterfly  magnetic

closure  and  coated  it  in  my  secret  ingredient,  which

gave  it  a  look  and  feel  of  cloisonne.

I  was  very  pleased  with  the  butterfly  and  the  fact  it

was  a  true  purse  made  totally  from  paper. 


The  back  was  not  so  pretty  as  you  can  see  the  seam.



PRAYER  REQUESTS

PHOTO  FROM  FIRST  FLOOR  FLAT


The  PRAYER  requests  are  the  same  as  yesterday  but  we

have  some  new  ones.

Mr.  C  and  wife  Mrs.  D


requested  prayer  for  two  students  who  both
lost  a  parent  in  the  same  week...


ANGEL  DAWN:  Nezzy  reported  she  is  very  weak  and
has  a  feeding  tube.  Let  me  tell  you,  (I  know  this  for
fact  because  of  Amy  also  having  cancer  as  a  child)
they  pull  out  all  stops  on  the  children...their  immune
systems  come  back  quicker  than  adults  and  I  told
Amy's  pediatric  oncologist,  Dr.  Hensley,  what  good
will  it  do  you  to  kill  the  cancer  if  you  kill  my
daughter.  I  hope  most  of  you  never  have  to  visit
a  pediatric  oncology  clinic...screams, cries  by  both
children  and  parents, wasted  little  anemic  bodies  and
just  when  they  begin  to  feel  good  again...it  is  another
round  of  chemo.  Angel  Dawn  needs  our  prayers  as
well  as  ALEX  AND  JACK.


AND  KEEP  YOU  UNTIL  WE  BLOG  AGAIN.

THANK  YOU  FOR  DROPPING  BY  TO  SEE  MY 

ARTFUL  BAG  CHALLENGE.

HAVE  A  SUGAR  SWEET  DAY

HUGS

SIMPLY  DEBBIE

20 comments:

Heidi Pocketbook said...

What a lovely picture on the top of your post--absolutely breathtaking! Congrats on what you won in your previous post as well--they are such dainty items!

Hugs from Heidi

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Happy New Year! Sending blessings.

DeeDee said...

Morning Debbie

I love the works you do...and the challenges you get in are so much fun....you creations are always so adorned and beautifl

keeping my prayers with your pray roll

enjoy your day.
deedee

Chatty Crone said...

I love your have a sugar sweet day and your pink header. I see Amy's wings there too. Wish I knew how to do one. It's so pretty.

Love,
sandie

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Oh my gosh, Debbie, your purse is gorgeous! I love it. You are so creative and your blog is very inspiring! BTW, I love your "new" banner, etc.
I can't wait to see your dress, too!
Angela

Frosted Petunias said...

Hi Debbie, I was glad to see the Linky finally worked for you. Thank you for the lovely words and for the inspiring photo. Your purse is adorable! Love that you made a clutch and scanning fabric for your paper is brilliant. You can probably tell that I love butterflies too and the one you made looks gorgeous. I bet it's stunning in person. Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along. Have a beautiful weekend. :)

Anna

Mrs A. said...

How stunning is this Debbie. Love the butterfly. I did try to scan in a bit closer for more detail but couldn't. Very vintagey (think I might just have invented a word here)look to it. Off to see your dress next.

CHERI said...

Debbie, I think there's a little problem. You put my website address in your message about the terrible accident that happened with the two children but that isn't my post. There is another site with a similar address but I checked it and she hasn't posted in almost a year. Just thought I needed to let you know. Love the butterfly purse.

Mya said...

This is the second post that I have seen about the paper purses. You gals are just too clever. The purses look real.

Olivia said...

Hello sweet friend! Your blog header is absoulutely stunning! I am so excited for you about this! I have tears this morning and they just won't stop but I miss my bloggey friends and my house is quiet so I am going to type through the tears. Your purse is so super cute and creative, you have a beautiful talent with your creations they are so original, detailed, pretty and heart felt. Thank you for visiting me, some days i can't get to my computer at all, i try to give my kids alot of me and so i leave very little time for myself. Anyway, have a blessed day.
Hugs,
Olivia

Linda said...

Hi Debbie, This purse is sweet and wonderful. I love everything about it and yes, it is timless. Thank you for giving out the idea of scanning a piece of fabric, I would have never thought of that...Totally brilliant.

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

Debbie,
I love the idea of scanning fabric. I adore your clutch purse.
Michele

Mariette said...

Dearest Debbie,

Just like you, I always try to lift up those less fortunate around us... For quite a while I've been following the blog of Rose Marie from Puerto Rico. Her sister-in-law (I first thought her sister...) has cancer and lives in the US with her brother. For quite a while now I have not heard from her and she usually blogs daily! Please read this previous blog of mine http://bit.ly/fNj6gg and I wish more people would have reacted than only the 5 that did so far.
But certainly she needs some prayers.

Lots of love and may God bless you for all you do!

Mariette's Back to Basics

Penny said...

Debbie,
Your purse is just marvelous - I really do love your butterfly clasp.

Hugs,
Penny

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Very lovely clutch!

Lisa Balazs (Seshat Moon Willow) said...

Hi Debbie, I just love your handbag. It is absolutely beautifully made.

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

Lovely clutch bag!

Sandy Ang said...

Your little pillow box bag is so sweet !

Rosemary said...

Your bag is magnificent - it really has a beautiful look and I want to have something like this in real life now (sigh) - I shall have to content myself with this lovely eye candy instead. I love vintage purses too and it really is amazing that this is a first for you because it came out wonderfully!

When I saw the photo you shared in this post I immediately thought - This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad!

Sandy Ang said...

Congrats on winning Anna's giveaway ! Wanted to let you know I've just sent out Purse Pizzazz to you. Hope you find lots of inspiration from it.