Pattie's Creations - Altered or Recycled Challenge

Happy Friday all! It is especially happy for me as it is my 22nd Wedding Anniversary. Wow! It is hard to believe that I have been married that long. He is a wonderful guy that supports my crafting hobby. He recently converted our Family room into my craft room and it is where I sit and create nightly!

While we are still the same people, we have "altered" just a bit from our wedding day. We are definitely older, a bit grayer and unfortunately a "few" pounds heavier. But we are wiser, we are parents and we are happy. So even though something may change, it many times is even better.

So with that in mind, I want to challenge you this week to play along over at Pattie's Creations.

Theme:  Altered or Recycled

The image I chose to work with is called Dog Days of Summer. I have created a link that takes you right to it. When I saw this image, it made me smile. Especially recently with the hot summer I have been enduring here in Arizona.

So I started out with a plain gift bag.

Kind of Blah right?

Well, this cute image sure does make a difference. I also added some paw prints and bones along with a sentiment that reads:  Anyone can be cool, but Awesome takes practice!

I will be delivering some cards tonight that I made for my Aunt, and they will fit perfectly in this cute little bag. I am sure she will get a kick out of it. She just moved to Arizona, so she will appreciate the "cool" sentiment.

Well, that is it for now!

I would like to enter my gift bag into the following challenges:


  1. Happy Anniversary! Love the way you've decorated the gift bag. It went from blah to wow.

  2. Monica - Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! You took a plain gift bag and transformed it into spectacular!! Great idea and awesome job.
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

  3. Wow Monica! This is great! Happy Anniversary to you...

    Pattie ♥

  4. This is a beautiful creation with great details. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our 13th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  5. Wonderful card, thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew with our embossing challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx


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