Friday, October 1, 2010

Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge for October

October 1st already! Where has this year gone? It seems like just yesterday that Jordan and the twins were leaving to go back to their parents and in just 2 1/2 months they'll be back again! Time is flying by...

Well, that's not what my post is about today. Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog has another challenge up for you to give a try. The DT have posted their projects on the blog and we'd love to see what you come up with! The Challenge?? Use a paper lunch sac in any way you'd like - as a treat bag, a mini scrapbook, or whatever, just decorate it up for a Fall theme or Halloween and post to the blog when you're done! That's all there is to it, so I hope you'll jump in and get creative.

I folded my lunch sac in half and decorated the outside and inside and made a tag that pulls out of the open end of the sac. I've got lots of pictures to show you so lets get going...

Here is the front of my sac...

With much thanks to my friend, Sandy, I had a new Tilda and a spooky house to color for my card. I don't see any of the images I used up on Diana's store right now, but I'm sure if you drop her a line, she can order them for you.

Here is what the inside of the bag looks like...

A closer look at the house and the panel on the left...

Here is #293 Tilda with Pumpkin from the 2009 So Spooky Collection. Again, I don't see her available at the store.

I also used #479 Bat image from the same collection and added him to my card inside and out.

This little tag was made with a real manilla tag which I cut down to fit into my sac. The Happy Halloween sentiment is a recent purchase from a Stamp Store and is by Great Impressions.

My recipe...
DP - Bo Bunny and Digital
Cardstock - SU, Cryogen White
Mesh Ribbon - stash
Ink - Pumpkin Pie (SU) Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers - too numerous to mention
Sentiment in circle - G-Studio
Ribbon - stash
Punch - Spider Web by Martha Stewart
Stickles - Purple
Glimmer Mist - Pearl, Irridescent Gold
Nestabilities - Ovals
Creative Memories - Ovals
Buttons - SU
Crafters Floss

Finally, one more picture...this is how I finished the back of my sac...

Thanks for dropping by to take a look.



  1. Loved all your coloring along with the dp's, mesh and extra goodies! What a great project Barb...terrific work!!!

  2. Goodness gracious Barb, this is just too great.. love the first page... the coloring of Tilda is so cute, love the black "stuff" and the paper with the buttons and the bat, but then to open up to a real surprise. WOW... LOVE the house with the bat and the moon and the Tilda on the right.. looks like her dress has cobwebs in it.. great card but love that black "stuff"... great job Barb...
    Hugs, Jean

  3. Fabulous project Barb, great use of the brown paper bag. I love the mesh ribbon and the sentiment stamp is great.

  4. Hi Barb,
    Really like your bag! The tag inside is great. Fabulous colouring and decorating too!

  5. spooky.. beautiful Halloween card..
    Hugs, Katrin

  6. What a beautiful creation Barb !!!
    The colors, coloring, the tag, everything looks wonderful on it.
    Hugs Sylvia

  7. Fantastic Barb!! Hard to believe its made from a paper bag...all looks fabulous!! Makes me wish we celebrated halloween down under!
    hugs Leonie

  8. Very nice card. I love her dress.:}great card

  9. Barb you sure were able to pack a lot of awesome colored images on your sack! Love your mesh /spidery ribbon it gives it the just right affect. Love how you did the dress on the Tilda with the pumkin. I assume it's paper-pieced. You've done a super job on your project!

  10. Too cute. Love the mesh that added some mystery touch and the inside of this card is fabulous as well. Barb, you did an awesome job coming up with these card with all these stamps :o)

  11. I love your sweet project bag, Barb! You did such a great job on your coloring too!

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog & leaving such a sweet comment!

    Huggies ~

  12. HI! Barb, couldn't believe this gorgeous project was out of a paper bag...your coloring is always gorgeous, and this time you outdone yourself, with the hunted house and the tildas. I love the one on the cover sitting over the mesh,so cute. Beautiful lay out.

  13. Barb, what a great way to use that paper bag! I love all those images you colored for it. Beautiful job! Your work is always so inspiring! big hugs, Angela

  14. This is gorgeous, Barb, lovely coloring and such fun colors.
    Hugs, Christine

  15. Barb, This is so cute!! What a darling project!! And of course, your coloring is perfection!!!

  16. Cute lunch sac card, Barb! Love all the images you used and your coloring is beautiful! This is definitely a "treat" for us! Hugs, Cami

  17. Hi clever is this?!! I love all the little surprise elements!! Your coloring...stunning, as always! Pat Frank

  18. OMGoodness Barb.....I would never
    have known that you used a paper
    bag to make this card.
    I love to come to your blog and
    look at your beautiful cards....
    love your coloring...wished that
    you were closer where I could learn from you.
    Texas Hugs Linda

  19. oh so cute Barb! lovely coloring and such fun designing!
    Pam Going Postal

  20. Barb, that is one amazing paper bag really the mesh is such a great touch I love everything about it. I need to play along I love using paper bags. Thanks again for letting me know my link was not working and dropping by my blog.


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