this adorable altoid suitcase by Michele Force-isn't it the most charming thing ever? I decided to make one for my hubby for when he goes to his training in the fall--but I'm not sure if I can wait that long to give it to him!
It started out as an Altoids tin. I covered it with SU Maine Blueberry (I think that's the name? It's before my SU time-I nabbed it on ebay a while back), adding some white ribbon and an Old Olive "handle" with self-adhesive metal nailheads. Then for some reason, I thought it didn't look "suitcase-y" enough, so I thought, "hey, I should add some vintage luggage stickers to it! Yeah, of places we've been to!" Cue at least an hour of searching the internet for vintage tourism posters/postcards/airline logos (and resisting the temptation of buying said vintage posters), then copying and pasting the image into word and reducing the size. Then I printed them all out onto adhesive labels, cut out, and stuck down. For the final touch on the outside, I added a tag printed with "crew" on one side with a heart on the other.
Here is the other side (feel free to click the pic to see it bigger):
My shopping trip to Ann Taylor Outlet yesterday was not as productive as I would have liked, but I still got a few new items. When we were checking out, I asked the salesgirl if they had an outlet coupon book (they do at the outlet we normally go to, and it's usually 15% off total purchase at Ann) and she said they did. DH immediately asked me if I wanted him to go get one and asked the salesgirl where to get it. The salesgirl said it was so cute of him to offer to get she'd just give us the discount without the coupon! How awesome is that?!?
Right now I'm off to dinner and then a free sneak preview of Dinner With Shmucks starring Paul Rudd and Steve Carrell. Be prepared for the full review tomorrow. ;)