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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Samantha Walker Creative Team Blog Hop! July!

It's July?  Why is it July?  I don't remember much of June or May...so how can it already be July?  Yet here we are!  This month of the year is always exciting as it is the month that hosts the Summer 2011 CHA trade show...the show that showcases all of the latest and greatest new crafting products.  I won't get the opportunity to travel to this show...but you can bet I'll be there for the Winter CHA show. With that said...I am excited to announce the release of 6 new stamp sets with Unity stamp company...including my brand new Stacker Stamps Sets (looks like Unity just added the new sets in with my existing sets on their site.)  I will tell you more about them later this week, but if you look closely, you will find a few sneak peeks of these sets if you hop through all of the blogs on our blog hop list. I also have two new paper/sticker lines releasing through Creative Imaginations...watch their blog starting TODAY for sneak peeks. Most exciting of all...is that I have my first release of cutting dies that will be available through Spellbinders.  I've been friends with the ladies down at Spellbinders for years...they are an awesome group of ladies!  Finally the time is right and we get to work on some projects together. These dies will coordinate PERFECTLY with my rubber stamps through Unity.  Imagine being able to cut out what you stamp and have perfect edges all the time.

The project I am sharing with you this month is a purse that I made from an old pair of jeans. I wanted to share with you non-sewers out there, that you CAN sew!  Start easy with little "cheats." For instance, I did not have to put in a single zipper, or construct any pockets.

 I just took the best of my old pair of jeans and repurposed them by sewing the bottom of them with a straight stitch--creating a pouch for my purse, and embellishing them to death with girly flowers and buttons.  YOU CAN DO THIS!  I used fabric from my Wanna Be a Cowboy 2 collection for Riley Blake Designs.  

 The flowers lining the pocket are mini "yo-yos." I did them on the machine too...using my widest stitch.
This is a close-up on the shoulder strap.

Blog Hop and Contest Info:
Now there are six more blogs you need to hop through this month!  There's lots to see...and like I said...some have sneak peeks of my new stamps for Unity Stamp Co.  As you hop through, don't forget to leave them a comment...that is how you enter into my contest this month.  I'm giving away a special selection of sticker sets from my collections with Creative Imaginations. You will get an entry for each place you leave a comment, starting with my blog, through my creative teams' blogs, and one last opportunity for an entry if you post on my FB page. I will pick a winner on Monday July 18th, and announce the winners on my FB page on Tuesday, July 19th.









Also...stop by Leslie Langdon's blog for a special sneak peek at one of my new Spellbinders sets, she would love it if you would leave her a comment. 




25 comments:

  1. That is just too adorable! I love the fun yo-yo flowers, but the bigger flowers are delish!!! Fabulous project!

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  2. Love the purse!
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  3. So cute - love the yo yos done on the machine! thanks for the great giveaway.

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  4. This is really cute!

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  5. OMG I Love this...been wanting a new purse for a while now...Maybe I will break out the sewing machine..and I have a bunch of my boys jeans I need to get rid of...Bingo!

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  6. Very cute, Samantha!!!

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  7. First off, the denim bag is awesome. I love all the embellies. Second..the stamps are fabulous! I could have used the stackers today. I made some thank you cards & had to draw all the lines by hand.

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  8. This is just soooooooo cute. I love it!

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  9. Fantastic project! I love the yoyo's-adds such a cool pop of color!

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  10. What an adorable purse!! Love all the flowers and colors!!

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  11. What an adorable purse! I love the flowers. Sew easy! LOL Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  12. LOVE this idea for a purse! I would LOVE to make a bookbag like this for my girls for school!

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  13. love this.. need to make a summer purse and this would be great!! inspired always by you Samantha!!

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  14. SO very cute. LOVE it!

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  15. Cool beans! This is so cute! I have tons of jeans that don't fit so this is a great idea. I'm thinking Christmas gifts?

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  16. Samantha good for you girl, you are working in so many amazing products, congratulations, you are a super talented lady, and I love your bag how did you do the large flowers, the cloth looks like distressed and they look cool!!!

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  17. I would totally rock this purse...sooo creative!

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  18. That is really cute! It reminds me of high school in the 70's when we made everything out of our old jeans. I loev the little red flowers. You've got me looking at my "grown-out of" jeans differently. Now where did I put that Goodwill donation bag?

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  19. Great minds think alike! I am making one of these as a birthday gift to go with a cool Rosie the Riveter wallet I bought for a friend.

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  20. Great use of favorite jeans!

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  21. Cute bag! I made one similar to it back in the 1970's, truly brings back memories of my former crafty days!

    Carol B
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  22. i remember doing this back in the dark ages when i was still young and hip. love it

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  23. OMG!!!!!!!!! I want one like this! You are amazing with all the sewing creativity!!!! Forget the purse I was originally going to make, I want one like this!!!!!!!

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