Monday, May 16, 2011

More from Inspired!

Yes, I had a fantastically inspiring time at "Inspired"!

This is Tracie Lampe-- Upcycler extraordinaire!!! Who taught the ladies (and Paolo) at Inspired how to create FABULOUS bags by fusing plastic materials together and sewing them into unique creations.

This is my new bag. Pretty Crazy, huh? *smile*

It was a little joint effort -- in so much as the ruffle that you see was inspired by a little something that Stephanie Ackerman said -- "I want to add a ruffle". Simple words that inspired so many (myself included). Since she sparked the ruffle idea -- I sewed in some labels see? Yes, I am the proud owner of a Stephanie Ackerman/Karen Ellis Designer Bag!! How fun is that?

Tracie is FABULOUS!!! -- Inspired by this class, I will be showcasing the technique at Mixed Minded AND.... Yes, at the TOMC too. Hope you are coming! It will be FREE to TRY for Mixed Minded participants at the end of the month. Tracie even sent some fun things along for the occasion. THANKS TRACIE! Can't wait to play and share your incredible vision! *hugs to ya*


beinygirl said...

Love your bag! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!

stephanie ackerman said...

so so fun..miss it all so much...I wish your store was closer to California!!!

Karen Ellis said...

Me too! especially in the winter! :) hehe

Lots of fun! Happy to meet you, Stephanie. Hope to see you again soon at another event!! ..or maybe California :)

Laura Haviland said...

Love your new bag, it is awesome.
What a dream to own one of those bags, enjoy...
Love the Crazy bag, awesome..
You made some great memories away on your artventure wow..