I grew up on the Southern most point in the continental United States. Do you know my hometown, now? If you guessed Key West, Florida you are right! When I saw this faux leather alligator skin paper (paper Studio), I just had to make a tropical purse mini.
The handle is of course bamboo and the charm an oyster with a pearl and for the closure a sunshine shaped rhinestone! Inside lining is also PS and looks like wet sand. So cute. There are 10 pages in total, so 20 4x6 photos. This mini goes maxi in real estate. Pages are ocean blue with double mats. One being kraft paper edged with Martha Stewart beach shells edge punch. Then the patterned card stock mats.
Right hand pocket holds 4 tags for added photos and journaling. I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder Shell Collage and then distressed with Tim Holtz vintage photo ink stamp. I also distressed the sand castle die cut the same way. To the left when you first open the bag is the coolest embellishment. I bought real mirrored palm trees years ago at a Scrapbook convention in Greensboro, NC. Wished I remember the vendor's name, unfortunately, I do not. I would like to get a few more. I think it adds just the right touch in the upper left interior corner.
As you can probably tell I am preparing for this season's arts and crafts shows. I was very successful last year ( my first year ), so decided to jump in again this year. I tried the spring/summer ones, they aren't nearly as well attended and not as profitable. I have met many wonderful artists. Being a vendor at hese bazaars is just half the fun, seeing what everyone else creates is fabulous.
Thanks for looking. Leave me a comment and let me know what ya think! Have a wonderful day! Anyone find my lost shaker of salt? LOL