Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A Fun Collaboration

Periodically I get requests for collaboration, but it is rare when the timing is right.

When I was asked by StickerYou.Com about a collaboration, the timing was perfect.

Painting by Steve Cook

In September, my family is having a 4 day reunion on Catalina Island.

When I saw that StickerYou.Com could make iron on transfers, I thought it would be fun to make a tote bag for each of the 12 families.

I designed a logo in PicMonkey and used the easy StickerYou.Com website to upload and place my order.

I ordered a dozen 15"X16" cotton canvas tote bags from Amazon.


The transfers were simple to use and came with a easy to follow sheet of instructions-

peel off the transfer, lay it on the tote bag, place the parchment paper on top, iron it on

 and voila, a tote bag.

It will be fun to see all of us on the beach with our totes.

As you can see, I ordered stickers for water bottles too and I promised Steve that we will buy the water on the island and not drag 19 bottles of water with us on the boat.

While I was placing my order, I added in 2 of the motivational quote iron on transfers the company offers.

I'm giving away this 13.5" X 13.5" tote bag - the dried flowers would get crushed in mailing, but I will include some fun personalized goodies.

Leave a comment if you're interested in the Giveaway - I'll use to choose a winner on July 18.

I will be doing another post in late September after the reunion to show pics of beautiful Catalina Island and also what we (my sister is creating something amazing) put in each bag.

I won't show you now what the bag says, but here's a sneak peek of the colors.

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Don't forget to check out the StickerYou.Com website to create fun items for your business, parties, bachelorettes, reunions ... the choices are endless.

StickerYou.Com provided the stickers and iron on transfers - click here to try their products for free. 

All opinions are my own.

The Giveaway is hosted by Art and Sand and has no connection to StickerYou.Com

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  1. Oh please sign me up. I loved the very idea of making totes to suit the party. I wish I had thought of this..we just had our family reunion on the 4th. ;) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  2. Very clever, Carol - and a perfect item for anyone at a family reunion! Thanks for the chance of winning the This Girl Can tote bag!

  3. What a great, great idea, Carol. That will make the most perfect 'gift' for your family. Love the water bottle stickers, too. What a fun idea. I sure miss our big old cousins family reunions. So many of them are gone now but I can remember when we numbered close to 200 with all the cousins and their kids and grandkids.

    I hope you have a wonderful night. I don't usually sign up for giveaways but I LOVE this one because This Girl Can AND Does! lol xo Diana

  4. How fun these totes will be for your family reunion and at the beautiful Catalina Island. Heavenly.
    Add my name these look so cute and right up my ally.

  5. Good morning Carol!!!!! I was so impressed last night when I saw this on your Instagram page, and WOW what a great idea! First of all, Steve's painting of Catalina Island is gorgeous. I left a comment on your IG that I used to love to boat out to the island and be right at the edge of the side of the boat, watching the flying fish. What FUN you will all have, and the families having a special gift from you!

    Count me in on your giveaway, please!

  6. What a lovely idea and gifts for your family. They will all enjoy this for a long time and will have sweet memories of a great time.

    The painting by Steve is very nice. Makes one feel rested just looking at it.

    Count me in on your giveaway too. 'This girl can' is a good reminder for me at this time in my life.

    Happy Summer and have a wonderful family reunion.


  7. Those look really cute, Carol. And easy. I like the idea of a fun takeaway for everyone and a beach bag is just perfect! What a fun drawing idea!

  8. How fun! I love this idea! Your family gathering will be wonderful! I would love to win the tote!

  9. How clever and cute are those bags! I never knew you could order transfers like that! Please put my name in the drawing as I love bags and this one is super cute!! Hugs!

  10. I spent quite a few summers in Catalina
    and are excited to hear all about your
    reunion adventure ... your totes are so creative

  11. This is and was a brilliant thing to make for your reunion. I think it will make pretty photos to remember you all together on the beach. They sure are cute and will be loved by all.


  12. A perfect gift for a family reunion at the beach --

  13. What a cute tote...and cute family idea for them. Please add my name to your generous drawing...I have 7 grandgirls that I am always looking for cuteness such as this tote to give to them. Thanks for the sweet chance to win this. more ideas until I get this adorable wire heart finished. It took me forever to find the wire I wanted and mine isn't as cute as yours...but this is my first so hope I get better at it. When I finish, I will post it and may I use a photo of yours to show my inspiration?
    Have fun with your family.

  14. Love this!! I have never heard of this company before, but I am off to check them out. And yes, would love a chance to win! Have fun!!

  15. Oh my, how special. I would love to win. I'm going to check this company out. What fun your retreat will be!

  16. What a great idea having the bags for all your family members! I'd love to win too :) Hope you have a great vacation.

  17. Fun give-a-way, thanks for the opportunity to win. Your bags are wonderful, I know everyone will be impressed, enjoy their bag and have fond memories of this family get-together each time they use it.
    I was also very pleased that I inspired you with my garden gate post. You have inspired me so many times, that it's about time I returned the favor, LOL.
    Have a sweet day.
    Connie :)

  18. I'm new to your blog, but love it! Have always wanted to live by the beach! The Ocean speaks to my heart! Please include me in give away drawing! Love from the east coast!

  19. Carol, the totes are going to be so fun for your family! My 4 sisters and I are going on a vacation with our cousins Aug. 2019. I should do something like this. I have been to Catalina Island. It was years ago, but we loved it!

  20. Hi Carol!
    I love the tote idea! I will definitely check out I am so grateful that you still blog. So many have switched just to Instagram, but I still love reading blogs. Thank you!

  21. Found you from bj's Sweet Nothings. Love the totes - great idea for family times. Good idea, too, for girls' weekend if my girls and DIL ever do something special like that! Thanks for sharing.

  22. The totes you designed are so cute. Hope you have a great family reunion.

  23. I would love to sign up for the giveaway. :)

  24. Those stickers are real cute, I would use them for sure, sign me up


  25. Carol, I am sure the bags with beautiful stickers will be appreciated. Sign me up. Sylvia D.