Alter Somethin' Days - Cotton Bags

Monday, August 29, 2011


First let me say Happy Happy Birthday
to my oldest girl Rebekah!
Happy 20th. Love ya girlie! Rachel, Nana, Papa, Auntie Cokie and I are sending hugs all the way to California. She's having a great start to the semester. Yay! Here's my fave page with Bekah on it.


Now back to our regularly scheduled program!

I'm starting something new on my blog!

Introducing...

This will be a bi-weekly feature to show crafters
 the  fun of making altered projects!

First up are Altered Cotton Bags!!!

These bags are so fun & easy to make. I filled each bag with sweet treats. You can also fill these with buttons to give to one of your crafty friends. :)

To make these:
1. Get yourself some small cotton bags. I ordered these from The Kraft Outlet

2. Add your favorite embellishment to the front. Chipboard is easy to use because it's sturdy and will stay in place. Use Glue Dots to make them pop-up.

3. Add a sweet sentiment - I used SRM stickers. Love these.

4. Add Twine at the top for a pop of color.


And I must give a shout out to Monika and her fabulous blog - I Love It All. Her designs are AMAZING. She sent me the YUMMY twine {from The Twinery} that I used on today's projects. She also sent me some of her adorable prints. Here's one that I used to make a card. I overlay the top of the print with a transparency from MME's Lime Twist collection. I'm going to frame it and sit it on my desk.


You gotta check out her Etsy shop too:

It's full of beautiful prints, mini books, journals, supplies, and more. I already have my sights set on several items to give as Christmas presents.

And another shout out goes to the sweet Virginia Lu. She sent me the fun SRM stickers that I used on today's project. Check out her fab blog too!

Hope you find inspiration from my new feature!
And if you love altered projects be sure to play along in our
 upcoming altered challenges at LESSology.

~amy~ said...

Angi, what a-dorable altered bags!!!!

Fun way to dress up the transparency!

Happy Birthday to your girl!

Audrey Pettit said...

What fun draw string bags, Angi! So makes me smile. And I love your new blog feature idea. Altered stuff just rocks. :) Fabulous card, too. Love, love the sentiment. It will look fabulous sitting on your desk.
Happy, happy birthday to your beautiful daughter, Rebekah!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeee those bags and the card too!! Soooooooo fun with all that twine!! And Happy Birthday to your DD!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Sarabeth said...

super cute and i love the newest addition to your blog :)

tfs!

xo
sarabeth

Audrey Frelx said...

Happy birthday wishes to Rachel and, love-love the beautiful layout and pictures!

Angi, I've got to get some of those little cotton bags!!! Yours are just sooooo stinking cute!!! I can already see doing little Halloween goodies for the kids in my neighborhood, family, just everybody!!! TFS!

Monika Wright said...

I think altered projects are my have and these are just adorable. Love how you combined stickers and twine and bags to make something ordinary into extraordinary!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Now those are some cutie bags!

Deanne :)

Tamika said...

Oh those bags are just too cute and a great diversion from the ordinary, the twine is a nice touch too!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Super cute treat bags, Angi! Love them. :)

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Hi Angi, what an amazing new blog segment...love it. FANTASTIC creation too! ~Shen

lynn said...

sending rebekah hb wishes! love your cute bags, angi!

Jean said...

I love these bags!! Great job on altering them. And Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Staying Crafty said...

So much fun stuff on this post!!! Super cute layout. I love the idea of the cotton bags and they came out adorable. I am excited about your new feature.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Those cotton bags are so cute, and happy birthday to Rebekah!!

BabyBokChoy said...

These bags are absolutely and utterly ADORABLE!!! Happy birthday to Rebekah!

Liliana W said...

Cute treat bags, Angi:)
Happy B-day Rebekah!

Linda said...

These are so cool. Just a nice little treat bag. Love the twine.
I am so excited to see my name at LESSology. I have my fingers crossed.

Val said...

Those bags are so cute!! And such a pretty layout with all the pink:)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh dear Angi! Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter! Her photos are stunning and your LO is fabulous! Lovin' all the MME! So much goodness in one post! Love your little treat sacs!

ChatterScene.com said...

Happy B day to your daughter!

I love your projects and your idea:)

yyam said...

Oh so clever Angi! Love how simple and doable these bags are! Happy 20th to Rebekah!!!

Judy said...

Happy Birthday to Rebekah! Love the beautiful layout and altered cotton bags. Very pretty. Have a great week :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What an amazing set of little bags! LOVE LOVE LOVE those stickers and chipboard pieces!!! SO FUN!

Happy birthday to Rebekah! I love that sentiment and your little buttons! SUPER pretty!

Tiffany Temple said...

What a great new addition to your blog! I look forward to participating! Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great lay-out!
These little bags are so adorable! Nice details!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Lea said...

Wow, love the cotton bags! Such a great idea!!!

Jackie said...

What cute bags Angi! I love how yours came out & the stickers you used are adorable...TFS!!!

Virginia L. said...

Hello, Angi!! You ROCK with this project! I LOVE how you used the SRM stickers--absolutely creative and so environmentally friendly!!! The twines and sticker are perfect together! You are amazing, my friend! Thanks so much for the shout out! HUGS!!

Virginia L. said...

and oh... Happy Birthday to your darling daughter Rebekah!

Regan said...

These little bags are absolutely adorable Angi! What a cute way to give a small gift or favor, great work!

Denise said...

Wow, look at all these projects!!! Love your page about Rebekah. The tag at the top and the sentiment on the bottom rock. Loving her hair.

Kate said...

What adorable little bags! I've not seen those before and just love the fun way you've altered them!
What a great print too - and perfect for your desk!

Kate said...

Happy birthday to Rachel, too! I do hope she had a FANTASTIC day!

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