Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Papertrey August Blog Hop



The challenge this month is to use a paper bag in honor of school starting again ....... as I sing in my head "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year"..... oh wait...... back to reality.....  none of my kids are in school yet :) Although Emma does know how to use scissors .......we have had to fix many "hairstyles" that she has given to Anton. And Anton understands drawing ....... on walls and Ava, well she eats crayons. We have a laugh a minute around here.

I have been working non stop on a hostess gift for my dear sweet friend Nela........ I love her so much and really do not get to see her as much as I wish. I took the cards up for Curt to see and he asked me how I was going to keep them together, like I had gotten that far in my thought process. I guess he could smell the burning coming from my brain so he said how about a paper bag...... WHAT ?? A P-A-P-E-R B-A-G ...... UREKA ...... today is the 25th and I need wrapping for Nela's cards and the challenge is using a paper bag. So I "hopped" on down the stairs and put this little bag together. I love when my husband has the perfect idea and now I get to be a part of the party this evening!!!

Here are a few of the cards that I made ...... the photos are really dark because the weather is so bad here today and I have NO light in my house.



Baby Girl card with the new mat stack and I used Daily Designs





The Larkspurs are embossed with white .... really pretty IRL but do not show up too well here :(




And here is the paper bag all dolled up and ready to give to my friend tomorrow!!!





And now off to hop around some before bed.  I am getting up early in the morning to make chocolate cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Nutella Buttercream ........ YUMMY!!!!

xoxoox  Sue Ann

53 comments:

Kara said...

beautiful card set and the packaging is just so pretty!!

Sara Mac said...

Sue Ann you crack me up! Love the opening paragraph. LOL!! You have created some wonderful cards. I love the Dot Spot one with the car. Great colors. The bag is so perfectly decorated too. Love the felt pieces with the DP. Um...I'll take some cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Nutella Buttercream too! {{wiping drool from my chin}}

Diane Jaquay said...

So this is what you've been up to lately ;) Your cards are all so pretty, and this is a wonderfully thoughtful gift! I LOVE your BEAUTIFUL gift bag! Who wouldn't LOVE to receive this?!!

Laurie said...

Holy cow you have been one busy girl! I love all of your cards! But that bag!! WOW! So cute!! I lov the "friend" in the frame! And the felt is such a great touch!! Love it!!

Rhonda said...

To be a fly on the wall at your house!!! Always something going on. Love the cards and the packaging.

Anika said...

Gorgeous cards! And that bag is beautiful!

Jen Carter said...

Your bag is super, super cute!! Love how you decorated it!! And, the cards are all fantastic! Great job!

Dana said...

Oh Sue Ann...You've been a busy girl! How incredible are these cards? I LOVE the VW bug one and the larkspur one is gorgeous. You have so much talent I wish I could give you some of my light to show off these beauties!
And what a serendipitous things for Curt to say! LOL, such a beautiful bag. Amazing layers and elements.

You win!

Karen said...

Lucky, lucky Nela! What a great gift; the cards and bag are wonderful.

Karen C. said...

This is truly a beautiful and thoughtful gift. There's such variety and the gift bag is just perfect for all of the cards!

kbell said...

LOVE your cards! the bag with the felt is ADORABLE!! (i've got 2 girls and a boy too,fun)

Janelle said...

Swiss Meringue Nutella Buttercream?!? Do tell more! But then, that's not what I'm here for is it? (Or is it?!) Cute, cute cards and great idea your husband had to put them in a paper bag. :) It looks great! And, your kids, been there... they do grow... and it happens fast. Enjoy the special haircuts, original wall art, and... um... nutritional supplements.

Carla G. said...

Love your stamped designs and your bag is so pretty!! I always want more PTI products when I see others using what I don't have....felt, scallop dies, and more and more!! Good luck!!

Amy said...

WOWSERS!!! Your cards are all amazing and that bag is just superb! I would love to get a gift like this....beautiful. I LOVE how you embellished it with felt!!

Julie said...

Wow, everything is so pretty!!! Great job on all of it!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my! What a beautiful collection of cards & a stunning gift bag! I am sure your friend will be thrilled to receive such a collection! :) TFS

Kay said...

What a gorgeous bag to put all those fabulous cards in! BTW, let me send you my addy in case you would like to send me some of those cupcakes! :)

Melissa said...

Wow! Such adorable cards, and the bag is my favorite! She'll be sooo honored!

Linda said...

I'd say you dolled it quite well! In fact exceptionally well. What a fabulous gift and what a fabulous friend to make all this. Kudos!!

pattylt said...

Great cards and the bag is wonderful! You really rocked it! (even love the bling on the i!) Love the felt trim, saddlestitch ribbon and the PP is beautiful. Good job.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful gift bag!!! And you just 'threw it all together', right. Lovely cards and the white embossing of the larkspur is so pretty! And do tell us the recipe for those scrumptious sounding cupcakes!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a great idea to use brown paper bag as gift bag for those handmade cards, lucky Nela!

Terri E. said...

Tons of fun cards. You have been busy.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kristii said...

I love your cards and your brown paper gag is dolledup beautifully!!!

Gayatri said...

Love your dressed up paper bag,Sue Ann! Gorgeous cards too! Great Job! Thanks for sharing:)

Deb C said...

Well that's a lot of cards! I think the airplane one is my favorite!

peggysue said...

Hey I have some bad news for you, my daughter is almost nine and we had three adventures with hair and scissors this summer. That is the sweetest little gift set, love it!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are all just beautiful!

Lisa said...

Beautiful cards and awesome packaging!!! I love making card sets, and usually just tie them with twine, but this might be my new packaging trick!!!

Liz said...

Too cute! I love the idea to package cards in a paper bag. I always feel like I have to use something see-through!

Dee Rose said...

Love your projects! Beautiful work!

Christi said...

your paper bag packaging is stunning! (and will you please post your swiss meringue nutella buttercream recipe??)

Paula Laird said...

You had me lol! Your cards are so wonderful and the bag is just divine. Your friend will be thrilled to pieces!

Lorus! said...

Love the whole set! Cards packaging - everything!

Kelly S. said...

Oh those cards are all so gorgeous, and then wrapped up so sweetly to boot! Love everything about this set!

Nadine said...

I want some nutella buttercream cupcakes! Why do I visit your blog? It always leaves me feeling hungrier than before… You need to send me some ASAP!! ;o)
Your cards are gorgeous and Curt is brilliant to think of using a paper bag. Just in time for the Blog Hop! Yay Curt! We've got you PTI trained!

Lori said...

Fabulous gift set!

Ally said...

Wow!! So many beautiful cards and what a great idea for packaging them! Those cupcakes sound absolutely heavenly!

Ginny said...

i just made some cupcakes too! have fun with that :D

i LOVE all your cards and this bag is just perfect for the packaging! great job... i think my favorite is ...well, ALL of them ;)

BethieJ said...

What a WONDERFUL gift set!! and YEAH for hubby for giving you the idea.. the bag is FABULOUS!
Have a GREAT day.. Happy Hopping!

Terri said...

You have been busy! What a great gift set. Glad your hubby suggested the paper bag to package them in. Love how you decorated it. I bet your friend will love it. Those cupcakes sound yummy too!

Karli said...

Wow, you've been busy! Really beautiful work. TFS

IamDerby said...

wow!!! this is awesome!

mamareebs said...

Thanks for the chuckle :) I'm glad we aren't the only household with laughs a minute - lol. Beautiful cards. You did a fantastic job.

Jen said...

what a thoughtful gift. I'm sure she will love it.

Sue Lelli said...

So much LOVLINESS in one blog post! The larkspur card is my FAV! You should get a light box so you can take great pics no matter what the weather. Finally your bag is just DIVINE! What a lucky lucky friend!

Theresa Tyree said...

Every card is as gorgeous as the next!! Your hubs sounds like a keeper! Love your gift bag. Oh, and please do share your recipe for Swiss Meringue Nutella Buttercream. I'm drooling over here!! LOL!

Angy said...

cute bag - just really love your colors! I would like a gift like this! FAB-O!

paperella said...

Wow!!! You've been quite the busy bee!! Love all your creation, such darling and stylish cards!

Melissa said...

It's all so pretty, Sue Ann! I love the bag!

Monica K. said...

Oh my gosh, Sue Ann! These are gorgeous! Love the paper bag too!

Julie E said...

Your paper bag is so pretty - and all your cards are fab (the plane one just caught my eye!)! That is one lucky friend!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, very interesting post, greetings from Greece!