Friday, February 13, 2009

lookout! she's got a gun!

a glue gun, that is.

a crafty girl NEEDS one, you know,
because even in this age of high-tech space-age adhesives,
if you want to permanently adhere some pink maribou trim to a pink paper giftbag
(& who amongst us DOESN'T want to do that from time to time, eh??!)
you're gonna need hot glue.

and as long as you're about it, you'll probably need some pink flowers, some fancy spot-laminated paper, some rhinestones, some bobbley trim, and some glitter letters, too. because in the exciting fast-paced world of fancifying giftbags it's either


(giftbag & specialty trims: michaels; patterned paper: basic grey, sandylion; chip letters: making memories; flowers: prima; gems: mambi; other: hot glue, foam tape, colorbox inks, marvy circle punch)


  1. She is gonna be verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry excited!

  2. Now THAT is VERY, um ... PINK! LOL! Ya know, I bet if I organized The Other Room by color, I'd be able to pull off projects such as yours, all by myself. ... ... ... Nah, sounds like work. ;-)

  3. Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog.

    I have been looking through your projects and they are fantastic.


  4. It's probably very inappropriate for a 37 yr old to admit...but I am totally jealous of Miss Riley!!!! That is the most GORGEOUS gift bag I have ever seen!!!!! OMG....LOVE IT ♥ It's pink, it's sparkly, it's got little pom poms AND maribou trim and flowers and evertything good in the universe :)
    Once again....Happy birthday miss are one LUCKY girl ♥♥♥

  5. This is why you are the world's #1 Aunt (though I do think my own sweet sister is right up there with you...and most likely Miss Kristie too!)

    Riley IS a very lucky girl indeed!

  6. Lauren, that is THE sweetest gift bag i have ever seen...Miss Riley is sure to be wriggling with excitement!!! i know i am:)

  7. Ahh yeah.. the wicked glue gun. No better fun than burning of the tips of your fingers and glue cobwebs...:)

    Great bag. Too cute!!

  8. OMG!!!!!I saw the Headlines and made a quck beeline!!!
    Thank crickey it`s a glue gun Lauren.Ya had me worried for all of a min
    Well I intantly realised being the fab crafter you are `Glue Gun` sprung to mind and rectivied my worries!!!
    Your bag is most delicious ..I loves it...every little bit of it...
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend and watch where you put that gun Missus!!!lol..:)~X~
    I mean dont put it on your seat whilst hot ..(then forget it`s there and go and sit on it now)
    Right I`m off I think I would of got 6/10 at school for just writing all that dowm!!!Phew...

  9. Just got 1/10 after re reading that!!!
    oooops!!sorry about me typo`s rectified etc.....Bye....againx

  10. check out all the pink-a-licious goodness on that gift bag!!! wooo hooo...gotta love the pink maribou trim....that just makes it sista!!!

  11. Oh man. That's gorgeous. That boa trim totally rocks.

    And now I need a glue gun.

  12. Riley is (or has) going to love her birthday- what a fab bag. Now I have an entirely new level of gift bag decorating to aspire to! Love the feathers!!!! debb

  13. this bag is too cute.... any girl would love to receive it for sure.

  14. It is certainly interesting for me to read that blog. Thanx for it. I like such themes and anything that is connected to them. I definitely want to read more soon.


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