Wednesday, June 10, 2009

MAKING BECKY PROUD

You've probably seen many versions of the very popular Becky Roberts' Tote-ally Awesome Tote over the past several months. Becky sells the tutorial for this tote, cards & accessories (among other tutorials) on her blog, Inking Idaho. Her tutorials are incredibly detailed and thorough, full color, and super easy to follow. She's a genius!

For our March weSTAMP meeting, we decided to do something a little different by putting the "meeting" aside and make Becky's Tote-ally Awesome Tote. Each weSTAMPer made their own tote with their own selection of designer papers. I had a little trouble with mine. As I've mentioned before, I don't stamp well with others and that night was a prime example. Mine ended up in the trash! Well, Ms. Becky Roberts got wind of it, and got alot of enjoyment out of teasing me about it! It was just the motivation I needed to complete the tote in my own craft space ... alone! I tackled the tote a couple of weeks after our meeting, and was able to get around to completing the cards and accessories last weekend. Becky will be so proud when she sees it !!!

I'll be sending my tote to my mom ... I intended to have it done by Mother's Day ... then by my mom's visit to Phoenix last week. Neither happened but am happy to be mailing it to her now! I didn't stick with one stamp set for my cards and accessories, but did stick with the Parisian Breeze Designer Paper.
The tote opens to hold a collection of greeting cards. I used Parisian Breeze Designer Paper for the inside pockets instead of acetate as demonstrated in Becky's tutorial.Post-It Note Holder, Bookmarks, and Calculator Keychain (altered with Parisian Breeze DP) ...
THANKS FOR LOOKING!!!

43 comments:

Jenree said...

Remember that night and the rocky start on this project?!!! LOL
You certainly redeemed yourself....this set is awesome!

Inking Idaho said...

Well Miss Nancy,
I do believe you have redeemed yourself...and pretty much to the highest level. This is AWESOME!!!!!!!
Holy Cow, you really can stamp ☺, just not with others. I love the Tote done in the brown polka dot paper and all the different cards. It is just beautiful Nancy! Excellent job my friend!!

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW Nancy! Adorable goodies and you did an awesome job... LOVE ALL THESE CARDS!! WOW'za!! Just beautiful and no detail missed... SMILES! :)

I stamp just like you... ALONE! I do so much better on my card designs in quiet and just can't focus with lot of commotion going on... LOL! :)

Andrea said...

I have also purchased this pattern from Becky. I have yet to make it, and this inspires me to jump in and do it. I really like what you have done with it, and all the cards. A couple of those cards, I want to just case...ha ha ha So cute. Thanks for sharing.

Amy Sheffer said...

Holy moly!!! Incredible set!! Love this!!!

Alex said...

WOW! Nancy, this is amazing, I just love it - what a great job you did on this, you certainly redeemed yourself, lol! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Just a SUPERB WOW! This project is gorgeous!

Stacey Schafer said...

Amazing tote, Nancy! I may have to check out the pattern for this:) Thanks for sharing!

Basement Stamper said...

Great set, the cards are beautiful and the whole presentation of it all is wonderful looking!

Carol (HB) said...

Well, my jaw is sufficiently sore from dropping on my desk! repeatedly.
Absolutely THE most fabulous project I've seen in a while! WOW!

pescbrico said...

This is really awesome!!! Thanks for the link and it's really well done!

LeAnne said...

This is incredible! What a great set....you may have tempted me to try one of her patterns! I am like you....at my last downline meeting, EVERYBODY else was able to make the pop-up cake die....I just couldn't get it to work and IT ended up in the trash too!
Your card samples are just wonderful!

Pam Varnell said...

Wow Nancy, this is incredible. No matter how long it took the end result was well worth the wait. This is so freakin AWESOME!! Love it girlfriend.

And she's back with a bang!!! LOL

Lisa Phillippi said...

You did an amazing job- I am inspired to try this, although it looks difficult! You mom will LOVE it!!!

Connie Collins said...

You are just awesome. I have been thinking about getting the template on this one...now I think it is mandatory! Fantastic (as always)!

Karen Giron said...

WOW, I am just speechless - the name says it all. Very awesome indeed!! Wow...

Lorri said...

This project was TOTE-ally worth the wait! How in the world did Becky hear about that night all the way from AZ???? Hmmm..... Anyhow, wish I could be a fly on the wall when your mom receives this gift. It is simply gorgeous!!

Amanda Cable said...

Hi, Nancy. Thanks for sharing this fabulous project with us. :) Will you please send me an email and tell me where you got the acrylic calculator you used? Thanks so much. (jacable88@gmail.com)

Jo said...

Wow! Nancy that's amazing! I've seen these before but yours is the best! I'm going to have to get that tutorial now.

Fantastic job!

Jo
x

fran said...

This is a beautiful project! Your mom is going to be thrilled!

Biene34 said...

Wow - ein wunderschönes Set. Toll gemacht.

Sabine

Ange Kelly said...

OMGosh! this set is absolutely wonderful!

Lisa Brown said...

oh my gosh...this is GORGEOUS! beautiful job, Nancy!

Ramona Michaluk said...

WOW Nancy, this set is just gorgeous - your lucky mother!!

You've done a fantastic job with this project and your colours are just stunning. I hope you know that you've inspired me to get stuck into making my tote set too
(or at least some of these beautiful cards). I've been planning on doing this set for weeks now so will have to at least attempt it! Thanks for sharing.

cherscrap23 said...

Wow! Simply gorgeous set! Love the colors, they works so well together, and I just can't take my eyes away!

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - Nancy - this is fabulous!!! Love each and everything about this Set and tote!!! Hugs ~S~

Mary said...

Nancy.
What can I say that hasn't already been said except I wish I was your mom!!! I'd be over the moon to receive something this GORGEOUS as a gift!!
You sure knocked this one out of the park!!!

reeree62 said...

WOW! Your Mom is one lucky lady!! Awesome job Nancy!

Brooke S said...

LOL that the project went in the trash... I totally know what you mean! I was asked to teach a class for our group meeting.. My up line is Linda Hansen and Pam Morgan.. I was totally honored when Pam called me... Lets just say I don't think she will call again. I was not nervous until I had to follow Maxine Conrad.. Who can preform rather well...

The tote project you made it SOOOOO! AMAZING. I really Love this DSP.. I as SOOO glad I bought it... I don't even know what card to pick as my favorite.. They are all so amazing! you even have bookmarks and a Calculator. Over the top girl.. Your Mom won't even want to use this work of art...

Hugs
Brooke

Stamp With Linz said...

Nancy, that is really incredible- WOW, all that detail! Love it!

ChristineCreations said...

What a fantastic project Nancy! WOW. She will be blown away, so much love and effort into all those great pieces!

Andrea said...

Wow! Nancy this Set is so gorgeous.
Es ist ein wunderschönes Set und das Papier passt so gut dazu.
LG

Andrea

Lynn said...

WOW! This is a fantastic project! Your tote and all the accessories turned out perfect!

Emily said...

OMG Nancy! This is simply amazing! What a fabulous gift for you mom! She's going to be blown away with this. All of your cards are stunning. I just love that Parisian Breeze DP. I think it's one of the best DP's SU has ever done.

Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely freakin' fantastic Nancy!

Kriss Huels said...

Oh, Nancy, this is fabulous! Your mom will be so happy to receive it. Love your choice of paper and card layouts. Spectacular!

Angel said...

TOOOO CUTE!

Anonymous said...

Oh my - this is the best one I've seen - super job ........

tfs

Judy

Heather P. said...

Oh wow! I"m totally speechless! What an AMAZING creation!!

Wendy said...

OMG, another great project! This would scare me! Hell, I have a hard time with embellishments! LOL

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic project! Love the colors, the cards, the case... TFS!

Priscilla said...

Wow this is gorgeous, you did an amazing job! :o)

Caroline Colgan said...

This is really beautiful. Although, I can't believe that anything you make would deserve being thrown in the bin/trash!!