Tuesday, June 21, 2011

FTTC123 It's all in the Bag and some goodies!!!

Happy Tuesday again!

We have a fun, fun challenge going on over at the Flourishes Timeless Challenge ~ FTTC123. Betty is our host this week and she is challenging us to think *INSIDE THE BAG* or should I say *outside the Bag*....LOL?!? Use brown grocery bag paper on your card or project. You can use a brown lunch bag to create a gift item or small scrapbook album. Or, you can create a background, border, or accent piece for your card or project. If you don't have any brown grocery bag paper to play with, Kraft CS will work, too! We want everyone who wants to play along to be able to play with us! Have fun and we can't wait to see what you create!!!

Here is my idea.....



I went with a fun little brown paper gift bag I found at Hobby Lobby. I opted to decorate it and add dress it up with a *tag*. The stamp set I used today is from the Country Charm Labels. This set has really become one of my fav's lately...and if you stay tuned you will have the chance to win it today!!!! The sentiment is from another the beautiful set that I adore Wedded Bliss! You will have the chance to win this one too... :) !!!

My bag came together quickly by adding some Cotton TrimSatin Ribbon, a PTI tag die, some Pearl/Rhinestone Flourish, Halfback Pearls, matching ButtonScrap Floss....voila! The fabbo colors were inspired by this weeks CR84FN32 Challenge.


Now onto the fun part....leave me a comment and you are automatically entered into wining the Country Charm Labels and Wedded Bliss Set. I will announce the winner with next weeks post!!!!

Please make sure to stop by my team mates to see their fabulous ideas on this weeks challenge ~ Cindy, Maki, Betty, Heather and Tammy. Don't forget our Guest Designer Pat Adams!!!

Thank you for taking the time to swing by...see you next week! I'm taking a little stampin' break :) !!!

                                                                      Hugs, ~Silke~  

84 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

STUNNING Silke!!~

Betty Wright said...

Silke, this is so gorgeous and just fabulous! I am loving everyone's take on the bag! A brown bag never looked so good! Awesome!

Sarah Gough said...

oh this is beautiful Silke - just the bag would be gift enough!

Marisa said...

Two stunning posts, Silke! Love the flowers and lace on the gift bag and your vintage card is fabulously done too. Had to take a double take on the blog I was on when I first saw that one LOL!

Theresa said...

Silke, this is gorgeous!! I'd be happy to be called the bag lady with this bag on my arm. BEAUTIFUL!

jjocarlson said...

Amazing how you can take something as plain as a brown bag and turn it into such beauty, a work of art!

Michelle said...

Wow oh wow oh wow! That blue works perfectly.

petra,s cards said...

ohhhh my god silke this is stunning!!!! love your colours and the flowers!!!
xx petra

Rema said...

Fabulous looking bag! Love your color choices.....

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

This is stunning Silke. Love the beautiful bag. Gorgeous.
Love also the beautiful flowers and colours.
Gr. Marja

Diane said...

As above...stunning!!! What a clever idea to decorate a "brown bag"...and I have never seen one look so gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

Prettiest bag I've seen!! Just lovely. Thanks for the chance to win some fun candy too. Fabulous looking little brown bag!!
Beth Greco

Debbie D. said...

Beautiful bag...a gift in itself. Love the colors and love the chance to win some great stamp sets.

Lin said...

Oh, Silke, this melts me - LOVE the yellow roses!

Linda Lou said...

Thanks for giving us another great idea for dressing up "just an old bag." The color combination is fabulous and the details make it a bag the recepient will keep rather than recycle.

Emily Keaton said...

These colors are just gorgeous, Silke! I love that trio of pretty yellow flowers. You've dressed up your brown paper bag beautifully!!! Lovely work. :)

Kathy said...

Oh both stamp sets are fabulous and I love, love what you did dressing up that sweet bag! I would love to get a bag this pretty-beats anything you can find retail!!

Charlotte said...

Oh, what a beautifully decorated bag! Someone will feel so special receiving this.

Makiko Jones said...

Wow!! What a beautiful bag Silke!! I love how you designed the bag! Wonderful use of those colors too.

Evette K. said...

Where do I begin? Your bad is stunning. The flowers,ribbon and all of it comes together into a superb creation. Well done gf.

Heather Jensen said...

Such a beautiful bag Silke. I like the pretty Country Charm label. :)
Hugs~

The Rubber Maid said...

Wow you have turned a brown bag into a work of art...totally lovely. Pat

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous little brown bag Silke! Love the touch of lace!

Janet said...

What a beautiful project Silke. You've done a wonderful job.

catherinedewaal said...

This is absolutely beautiful! You don't even want to open the bag to see what's inside it's so pretty!

Leslie Miller said...

Ooooh, ahhhh, pretty! What a fabulous little gift bag! A wonderful thing about gift bags is that they're always reused. Who knows where this will eventually end up? Gorgeous, Silke!

LORi said...

Wow Silke...this is GORGEOUS!!! You are totally talented my friend!! Hugs - LORi

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! Love that this gift bag is a gift in itself...really, really pretty. Great bling too!

Smiles!
Gwen

Kathryn said...

Silke this is just fantastic. I can't stop looking at it. Geez!
:)
--Kathryn

Julia said...

Wow....you sure made that plain brown bag gorgeous. Love those flowers and the color combo is fabulous.

Darla said...

Silke, that is the prettiest brown bag ever! Love all your pretty details!

sharon said...

I had to catch my breath. I think the bag should be the gift! I love da bling!
Sharon L

Patrice said...

love those roses!

Grace said...

Oh goodness Silke this is stunning! I love the color combo and that label set was one I so wanted to get! Gorgeous gf!!! Hope to play later this week!

Andrea M said...

Silke! This is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! WOW! Wow! I'm speechless! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Stunning gift bag Silke! Happy Anniversary! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Tess said...

I just love your gift bag. The colors go so well together. I have to go to the craft store so I can duplicate this for a friend. Thanks for the inspiration as always. I love your cards they are so clean and simple that that is just makes them so gorgeous.

Serena said...

Gorgeous as always! Your creations never fail to impress me. Love your blog!

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness...who cares what's in the bag...the bag itself is a winner!

Misti said...

WOWZERS!!! Your bag is a work of art!!!!

pink latte said...

Beautiful gift bag! :)

Debgem said...

Just stunning!! I'd love a gift bag like that :) I really like the flowers and jewelled swirl! thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Colleen said...

I love what you did to that plain brown sack!! I usually add a square of paper and then stamp and embellish it, but you have done a beautiful job and have shown me how to be more creative and making it more unique...thank you!

Viv said...

Well, I always thought you could make a bin liner look amazing and here you have more or less proved me right with this amazing and stunning little bag! Every time I see one, I'll think of this little masterpiece! xxx

Stephanie Lee said...

What a pretty bag!! love the colors

Sheri said...

Who knew that a paper bag could get so dressed up and look so amazing? Great job! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mrs Ham said...

Stunning gift bag Silke. The person you give this to will love almost as much as the gift you put inside it. Thanks for the chance to win some stamps.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

What a great looking gift bag! Fabulous.

Sally Watkins said...

Your bows are always on point! Love the bag and the colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

Laraine R said...

Great gift bag!! Love the colors & all the details you added!!

Naomi said...

The bag by itself is a wonderful gift! Love all the details.

Rebecca Johnson said...

You deserve a break, Silke, after creating these two masterpieces. I can spot your signature style anywhere.
Peace, Becky Johnson

Bobbi Miller said...

Silke, this bag is outstanding! Who would ever think that a plain, brown bag, could be so gorgeous. I love your designs and your talents. TFS this wonderful project!

momof5sons said...

Brown paper never looked so good! This is just beautiful.

velta said...

Oh My Goodness what a perfectly gorgeous creation Silke!!! I am always amazed when I visit your blog...you NEVER disappoint!!! You always put a smile on my face...Thank you for sharing!!!

terri d. said...

PURE EYE CANDY SILKE!! I'm not yelling....I just am in amazement at how pretty this is!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

AMAZING...totally gorgeous, gf

Rosemary said...

amazingly gorgeous!

Patti P. said...

Ooh, what a beautiful bag...a gift in itself. Love that all three flowers are so unique and a I am loving your color scheme. I love playing with their color challenge, always so interesting and you have done a fab job with it. Love the lace and the labels...tfs and have a wonderful week.
Patti

Kimberly S. said...

Wow!! What a GORGEOUS bag!! I love the Congratulations tag and the little roses...stunning!! great job with this!!

Judy said...

With packaging like yours, who would care what was inside. It is amazingly beautiful.

Mary Hayes said...

Silke,
WOW, it's eye popping gorgeous! I love your vintage cards with the the stamps, verses & using beautiful embellishments! I can't wait to try something creative soon. Thanks for sharing your love & talent with all of us!
Mary :)

lizlincoln said...

What a beautiful gift bag. Thanks for the great idea. I love using bags for gifts and this personalizes it.

Elborgi said...

Silke- compliments! Your work here is fantastic! Thanks that you show it to us
Elborgi

loulou45 said...

You never cease to amaze me. Great bag!! I love it! You have never disappointed me. :0)

Iris Frank said...

What a beautiful gift bag! We all need one of these. I can't wait to make mine! Thank you for sharing.

God bless!
Iris Frank

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful gift bag, Silke! Love the sweet label and those gorgeous flowers! Enjoy your stamping break, GF! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Lisa said...

Hi Silke, stopping by again to say thanks! Seeing your blog the other day led me to the flourishes challenge for the first time!!! A big thank you :)

Sue Lelli said...

WOW! Silke, I can't even imagine what I would say if someone gave me a bag as GORGEOUS as this! I wouldn't even look at the gift inside! LOVE the flowers and the lace and the FAB tag! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Gorgeous gift bag, Silke!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Gorgeous creation, Silke! I LOVE how bright that turquoise is against the neutral of the bag!

Lovely Linda said...

Wow Silke - seems all of Blogville love this gorgeous creation of yours - and no wonder! Divine way to decorate a brown paper bag - love all of those delish flowers! Thanks for always inspiring my friend! {{{hugs}}}

kim.mom said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!

stampqueen said...

Oh how adorable!!! I love the flowers and that shade of blue is yummy!!!

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Miss Silke! Never thought a brown paper bag could look soo Pretty!! 8-) just Fabulous!

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

tiffany said...

wow- such lovely flowers!! =)Tiffany
Breakfast at Tiffany's

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so gorgeous!

Alaine said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! The colors are gorgeous with the design and the bag and the Kraft and everything. Whoever gets this gift bag will be very lucky!

Dani said...

This is so lovely! Thanks for the inspiration!

Debbie said...

STUNNING ... WOWOWOWOW!!!! I'm speechless at the simply of this design, yet the 'wow factor' you've achieved with your choices of colors and LO - just beautiful, Silke!!

Donna Huisinga said...

What a way to turn an average bag into something stunning. The flowers and rhinestones are great. I wouldn't want to re-gift this one!

Anke said...

Zauberhaft liebe Silke, so wunderschön gestaltet, ich bin total begeistert. Die Blumen sind ein Gedicht.

Liebe Grüße
von Anke

Anabelle said...

So incredibly gorgeous! I just love it!!!

Cheryl said...

I love giving gifts that are presented so beautifully that the recipient doesn't want to open it. This is perfect...they can have their gift and still have the pretty wrapping. This is a stunner. Love it!