Ladies Who Shop (published in Haute Handbags)

Hello Everyone
Back in December 2012 I was ecstatic to receive an e-mail from the Editor of Stampington & co’s Haute Handbags.  A few weeks earlier, on a whim (having taken a brave pill!), I submitted, for the very first time, to this incredible publication.  The Editor outlined that my Ladies Who Shop tote bag was to be published in the next edition, which was to be the Summer 2013 publication and that she needed some further information from me regarding the tote.  May 1st was the publication date and duly I received my complimentary issue.  I was buzzing to see that the tote was gracing a full page.
It makes it all the more special that anything I have published represents one of the teams I design for, in this instance, Crafty Individuals.stamp on fabricThe stamp used is CI-322stampusedTotes are one of my absolute favourite items to alter. If you are a regular to my Blog you will have seen me use them time and again whether directly stamping onto them, using TAP or t-shirt transfer paper.  I not only like to alter them to give as gifts but find they make pretty storage items.
July challenge stamped toteWhen I was lucky enough to receive this stamp from Crafty Individuals I knew I would have to alter a tote for those Ladies Who Shop! DIGITAL CAMERAThe colour palette I would describe as chocolate, cream and raspberry. bow and a tasselA decadent bow embellishes the top of the tote along with a sumptuous tassel and pink tassel trim decorates the top edging.
advertisementThis Elements set is such good value as the three Flappers are each of a generous size and then there is also the dressmaker label which I stamped directly onto the tote.
I didn’t want the back of the tote to be heavily embellished but at the same time I didn’t want to leave it unadorned so I opted to stamp one of the Flappers directly onto the tote.
back of toteFor some time now I’ve altered such tote bags and still I haven’t grown weary of altering them and so to have Haute Handbags and previous to this, The Stampers’ Sampler, publish them is much more than I could ever hope to dream of.
Thank you for visiting this post.
Wishes
Lynne

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31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Fliss
    Aug 19, 2013 @ 20:34:35

    Wow Lynne! A totally gorgeous tote there and the colours are just fabulous. One of my favourite colour combinations.
    Fliss xx

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  2. Paper Profusion
    Aug 19, 2013 @ 20:38:50

    How absolutely fabulous Lynne! Many congratulations on this publication – I am very much a lover of handbags so this one especially ‘rocks my boat’! Your bag is divine – exquisite colourways and embellishing and what terrific exposure for Crafty Individuals too! Well done You! Nicola xx

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  3. Deborah (rustycage11)
    Aug 19, 2013 @ 20:42:07

    Wow, well done, Lynne! 🙂

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  4. astrid51
    Aug 19, 2013 @ 20:48:25

    Congrats on having this published and no wonder it is totally stunning and I have to say, I too love that colour combination!!

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  5. Margie D
    Aug 19, 2013 @ 20:49:44

    Just delicious! What wouldn’t I give to carry this on my arm when out shopping. Very well deserved to be published Lynne. Margie x

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  6. Ella
    Aug 19, 2013 @ 21:04:12

    Congrats Lynne! How fun and fab your Haute Handbag is! 😀
    I am thrilled for you~ I can’t wait to see this issue with your glorious contributions~
    xo I am so happy for you~ ATB @>——————

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  7. butterfly
    Aug 19, 2013 @ 21:34:21

    Wonderful, Lynne – what an absolute honour, and so well-deserved with this beautiful altered tote! And yes, I’m back, and slowly but surely catching up!!
    Alison xx

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  8. Meggymay
    Aug 19, 2013 @ 21:44:12

    Congratulations Lynne and well deserved, its a gorgeous tote bag..
    Yvonne x

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  9. Annie G
    Aug 19, 2013 @ 22:03:26

    Hi Lynne……I am thrilled for you. The tote is divine and a great idea for storage too.
    The stamps are stunning and the whole make is so elegant.

    TFS and well done on being published

    Crafty hugs
    Annie x

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  10. Sandy Dehon
    Aug 19, 2013 @ 22:27:58

    Congratulations Lynne – your tote is gorgeous – Stampington has a lot of different publications and they definitely know their stuff!! You are a winner kid!
    sandy

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  11. Brenda Brown
    Aug 19, 2013 @ 22:36:57

    Woo hoo Lynne, that’s fantastic news, you so deserve to have your work published it is wonderful as is the tote bag. I just love the gorgeous colours and design, magnificent.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  12. Yvonne G
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 02:08:51

    Hi Lynne! Sincere congratulations!!! Your tote is just yummy! So proud of you!

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  13. Ira Huberts
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 06:23:42

    Goodness what a delicate and totally divine looking tote bag Lynne! Love love how you altered yours, it has such tremendous femininity to it! Hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

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  14. valerie-Jael
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 07:44:28

    A wonderful tote, so feminine nd pretty! Valerie

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  15. Hazel H
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 07:56:20

    Congratulations Lynne, it’s so well deserved – your bag is beautiful.
    xxx Hazel.

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  16. Janny Jager 't Hooft
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 12:32:18

    Fantastic Lynne and congratulations with the published work.
    Greetings Janny

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  17. gio
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 12:56:29

    It’s so delicate and beautiful , Lynne. The palette, embellishments and composition are striking!!

    And congrats for being pubbed, always a great reward!

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  18. trisha too
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 14:02:22

    Congratulations, Lynne! Your style is so charming, of course we aren’t surprised at all to see you published again!

    Yay!

    🙂

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  19. alie hoogenboezem-de Vries
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 16:52:05

    Congrats with the publication Lynne…well done, your creation is so charming!

    kind regards, Alie 🙂

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  20. Redanne
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 17:01:14

    Many congratulations Lynne, you work so deserves to be seen and well done them for selecting you and your gorgeous creation. I love the colour-ways and that bow is just divine. Hugs, Anne x

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  21. michellezerull
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 18:48:47

    What a beautiful bag! You need to take those brave pills more often. 🙂

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  22. Dorthe
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 21:10:38

    OH Lynne, it is so deserved, my friend- CONGRATULATIONS – with this publication in a for you new magazine!! I`m so happy for you , and ofcourse love your beautiful bag, with the sweet shopping ladies!! The add of pink background for the stamps, and the gorgeous bow, and little “tag” with button on, makes it absolutely adorable!!
    I have alwayes loved your bags, and treasure the ones I have hanging here in my room- both the paper one, and fabric one!!!
    A beautiful post sweet !!
    Hugs from Dorthe

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  23. Kate
    Aug 21, 2013 @ 01:48:01

    So lovely! Congrats on publication.
    Kate

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  24. michele s
    Aug 21, 2013 @ 03:40:50

    gorgeous. xo

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  25. Terry
    Aug 21, 2013 @ 14:46:46

    The ladies are elegant and beautiful! Congratulations on the deserved publication! Hugs!

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  26. craftytrog
    Aug 21, 2013 @ 17:15:17

    You chose a wonderful colour palette for your lovely tote Lynne!
    Congratulations,
    Alison xxx

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  27. Anni
    Aug 21, 2013 @ 17:16:42

    Congratulations with this publication dear Lynne your small bag is so beautifully made with these fantastic stamps.
    Hugs Anni

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  28. Sharon
    Aug 21, 2013 @ 23:21:59

    Fabylous Lynne and congrats for having it published – gorgeous eye candy for everyone to admire!!!

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  29. Bärbel
    Aug 22, 2013 @ 17:48:18

    Die Tasche ist sehr chic mit den schönen gestempelten Damen und den Quasten.
    Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

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  30. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 01:09:29

    What a real beauty your bag is Lynne!
    and Big Congratulations on being published in yet another wonderful publication!
    You have to be organized to accomplish so much.
    I find submitting things (which I haven’t done in some time now) for possible publication very time consuming and a bit nerve wracking.
    You seem to have mastered that along with all of the amazing things you create.
    The touches of pink and purple and your lovely TAP transfer = all so very wonderful!
    oxo

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  31. Dianne
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 13:31:39

    Oh my dear Lynne this is breath taking and certainly worthy of a full page, you are the Tote bag QUEEN… This bag is absolutely GORGEOUS, looooove the chocolate and pink, NO ONE stamps on material better then you, I looooove the laces and trim , the gorgeous bow with the tassels and I love how you did the back with her stamped right on the tote, OUTSTANDING job. Your are the SPECIAL DESIGNER with a heart of gold. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous work with us…

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