Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop


Whew! Cannot believe another month has gone by! However I CAN believe school finally started today because this was the first day of a quiet house since the beginning of May.

I must admit, I don't often play with brown paper bags, the theme for this month's Papertrey Ink blog hop and now, I was wishing I had the leaf dies, BUT I am looking forward to seeing all the lovely creations on the hop.

Briefly, I made one bag for Halloween that I will duplicate and send to my kids in college in October, a little treat bag. Because kids of all ages like treats! And then I thought the new guidelines impression plate and guidelines stamps could make a nice picnic bag. I decorated it with one of the flowers from Autumn Abundance and sans leaves, put a few squares from the quilt set at the bottom.

Thanks for looking! Have a great hop!




Halloween Treat Bag:
Papertrey Tiny Treats Halloween
Cuttlebug folder 'Seeing Spots'
Copic markers, glitter, orange ribbon

Picnic Bag:
Papertrey Ink Quilter's Sampler, Guidelines one and two, Autumn Abundance, Background Basics Botanicals
copic markers, ribbon, punch, gold gel pen

49 comments:

Anika said...

Love the Polka Dots on your first bag! They both turned out really cute!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Such cute decorative 'lunch bags'! Fabulous idea to use the impression plate. Love the polka dots with the random coloring of some.

Sue Ann said...

Super fun and I KNOW that will be a well received treat .... are you going to put some tricks in there too?? The Vintage Picnic is perfect too because of the whole paper bag thing ...... great idea!!!

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them. Looks like we were thinking alike on the Halloween one!

Sara Mac said...

Two great bags Peggy Sue. Love those impressed / embossed dots on the first bag.

Vanessa and Yvette said...

I just love the polka dots idea

Karen said...

Another fan of those polka dots. I love how you colored just a few of them. Great projects!

Dell said...

These bags are so cute! Makes me ready for fall and a nice treat!

ashjoy said...

That is a great idea! I just may have to do the same thing.

BethieJ said...

PeggySue both bags are FABULOUS!!!!
Have a GREAT day.. Happy Hopping!

Julie said...

Gorgeous, I'm loving those polka dots on the first one!

Diane Jaquay said...

Your bags are beautiful! I seriously LOVE the dots on the first bag, I've got to try that!

pattylt said...

Oooo, you embossed the bag and it worked! It came out great. I love both the bags, they're unbelievably cute. Great job!

Julie E said...

Great bags! I just love the polka dots on the first one - such a fun idea :>)

Paula Laird said...

beautiful! Love your polka dots especially!

Laura Isham said...

Both are just gorgeous! You never disappoint!

Piali said...

Love the polka dot bag...soooo cute!!

Karli said...

great idea to run the bags through the EFs- def will give that a go. TFS!

Terri E. said...

Two fun bags. Love the emobssing elements on this project.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Gayatri said...

Love the Polka dot bag, especially the colored polka dots add a great interest to it. You must have a great deal of patience to use the giga guidelines stamp on the paper bag. Well done! Love them both.

Deb C said...

The polka dots on the first bag are my favorite! Great job.

Dani said...

What a sweet projects!!

Dee Rose said...

Wow, your projects are stunning! Really beautiful!

Lisa said...

Love the embossed look on the first bag, and the colour pop on some of the dots! Super cute!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great projects, love them both, well done for the embossed effect!

Laurie said...

Peggy Sue these are so pretty! I love the embossed polka dots on the first and all of the stamping on the second is amazing! You did a great job on these!

Amy said...

My favorite is the embossed polka dots....that is neat how you colored some of them in!

Linda said...

Both are fabulous, but there's something special about that first one. I think it's the embossed dots and how you colored just a few, here and there. I know your college students will love them. I don't know why that group always seems to be treat deprived. I think they just love something from home!!

kbell said...

love your bags! i like how you colored the dots on the halloween one. i always LOVED when my mom sent care packages/treats when i was in college!

Kelly S. said...

Oh these are so cool, Peggysue! Love how one is elegant and one is spunky and funky...love the dots on that one! And the colors on both are AWESOME!

Marge said...

Both are really fabulous! LOVE how you used the impression plates!!!

Kara said...

gorgeous...love the texture

IamDerby said...

loving those polka dots!

Ally said...

Love, love the embossed dots! And the selective coloring is great!

Kristii said...

I am loving the embossing!! I totally love them both!!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both are so darling! The embossing looks great!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Both are adorable Ps! I especially like the Halloween one!

Hugs,
Lisa

Jen said...

I love the embossed dots. What a great idea.

Kay said...

Both bags are truly beautiful- I REALLY enjoy the polka dots on the first one!

mamareebs said...

Love how the seeing spots turned out on the bag. Cute projects.

Christi said...

I love how you colored the polka dots on your paper bag. The embossing looks terrific.

Jen Carter said...

I love your bags! Really like the polka dots on the first bag!! That turned out great!!

Angy said...

Wow, Peggysue, love those impressed bags. Great job with guide lines as well. Perfectly fabulous gift bags.

Emm said...

I like the embossing you did on the bags! The halloween bag is too cute and I am sure it will be a hit with your college kids!

Diane said...

Among your MANY cudos, may mine offer a resounding echo...WOW...how totally cute. LOVE these bags. Beyond adorable. So glad to have the inspiration!

Sharron said...

Missed the blog hop so am checking in now. Your bags are fantastic--great idea to use the embossing. LOVE the polka dot one--clever idea and so adorable!

Anonymous said...

Sweet website, I had not noticed rosesbymywindow.blogspot.com before during my searches!
Carry on the fantastic work!

Victoria said...

You did an amazing job as usual, Peggysue! I love how you paired the polka dot impression plate with the new Mat Stack 4 frame! I will have to try that!

Theresa Tyree said...

Wow! Stunning!