Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Altered Paper Bag

Gooooood morning! I've been busy plugging away at some cards lately. Scratch that...I have been busy coloring images!!  I have LOADS and I do mean loads of images colored up but not on cards.  Here is the problem....I'm hooked on something. Yup, I am hooked on Vampire Diaries. You can stream the first and second season on Netflix. I have watched almost 26 episodes in the last 2 weeks. (not including when I was away over the long weekend). Now anybody that knows me knows that I am not a big TV person. I rarely watch it. One evening while I was coloring it was a bit quiet and boring for me in my craft room so I thought hey...I can watch some netflix while I color.  Where my computer is there isn't enough room to make cards, plus I don't want to move all my supplies....but it's quite easy for me to grab my basket of copics and color while I watch. So thats exactly what I have been doing.  needless to say...I have ALOT of images done just waiting to be placed onto a card.  I still have about 18 episodes to go though!!

Anybody else watch Vampire Diaries? My son thinks it's ridiculous. Everytime he walks by he says something sarcastic like...since when did Vampires become the good guys? What happened to the mean, scary...i'm going to bite you vampires. Why in the world are girls soooooo obsessed with Vampires's just not right.  I can see my friend Lisette laughing at this right now..because she knows my son...and knows how he is! LOL He is my 11 going on 40 son. He is not mean, or rude..he just has a grown personality and he is extremely sarcastic. Hrmm..not sure where he gets that from!!!!!  Anyways, he will just have to get over me lusting over Damon or Stefan....or Edward and Jacob!!!

Enough about that...This morning I have a decorated paper bag for you! I have used "Something for You" Tilda. I think she is so cute! She is also fun to color! I made a matching ornament to go inside for a little gift. I will take pictures of that later!

Aren't those papers beautiful??? They are from Authentique and I LOVE them!  I wish I had more...but my LSS sold out of them when she had a class with Stacy Dewid of Tattered Angels. I do still have 1 6x6 pad of it left that I am hoarding. I don't want to use it...but I know that is silly. I am going to have to use it at some point. It will be sad to see it go though.

I printed out the sentiment on my computer. Tilda is colored with Copics. I used the R20's with R89 for the deep shadows in her dress.  E40's on her hair and C's for the boots and fur. All the mattes are cut out with spellbinders. The border punch is from Martha Stewart.

Oohhhh and Dont forget about my BLOG CANDY!!!!!!!!!!! 

Craft your Passion - Christmas/Winter
Crafty Bloggers Net - Something different, other than a card
iCopic - Vintage/Distress
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Stamping Scrapping - Holidays
TOMIC - Vintage
Magnolia Stamp Lovers-  Red/White
Stamptacular Sunday - Christmas

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Karen's Fun Blog said...

Such a beautiful card!

Trina said...

My uncle got me watching that show! Gorgeous bag!

Lisette Morris said...

I can even hear his voice in my head!!! Too funny! And this is really cute! Love that paper too!

Paula said...

OH MY!! This bag is beautiful!! And Tilda looks fantastic. I love how you made the "flap", cute idea! sure to sure us what's inside...can't wait:)

Shanna Shands said...

I love the bag and guess what.... I am a Vampire Diaries lady.... I love love love Damon or however he spells it. Although I am one who loves vampires. I also watch the secret circle (it's a little stupid) But I have my Bones back. Other then that Dora, Bubble Guppies, and spongebob stays on the tv when it is on.

Lisa M said...

This is bag-tastic!! My gosh, how you evolved the basic lunch bag into a lavish Hollywood tote! Gorgeous combinations of DPs and the embellishments lack for nothing. Truly gorgeous and your image is outstanding.
Speaking of this, I'm truly impressed at how well you can multitask!
I'm useless when Netflix is on. :)
Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
Lisa xx

Rosie said...

Girl, I LOVE the Vampire Diaries!!!! Maybe even more than twilight!! The books are good too & easy reading!! Love your gorgeous card too girl!! Hugs, Rosie

Rosie said...

First of all your bag is fabulous and soooo gorgeous!! I am a Vampire Diaries addict!!!! I LOVE it more than Twilight!! The books are easy reading (but different from the series). Talk about loving me some vampires, haha! Too bad you don't live closer cause I would be joining you in watching those marathons and crafting. Hugs, Rosie

Céline said...

fab gift bag, love the papers
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
céline dt member

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this and then I saw it was a bag - very clever. Gorgeous colors!. Thanks for sharing this special project with us at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, Elizabeth (DT).

Anonymous said...

Really Beautiful Tracey!
Hugs Julie P

Carol Ann said...

A beautiful altered bag great image and I love your papers too. Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week.
Carol Ann xx

Christina C. said...

What a gorgeous gift it!
Tilda is colored to perfection.....absolutely breathtaking!

Paper Tails said...

Your bag is beautiful. I love the way you colored Tilda.


Nasir said...

The flower at the corner is cute and the design is beautiful.

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Patti Jo said...

Beautifully done Tracy! Love your coloring and the bag design and terrific paper combinations! Great job!

riliska said...

Your beautiful card! Your coloring is gorgeous!

emma said...

brilliant hun, thanks for entering the CBN challenge, good luck xx

Tamie said...

WOW!!! This bag rocks! It is amazing and a super fabby inspirational idea. So glad I saw it over at MIM.

Monique said...

That is beautifull !

Hugs Monique

cathylynn said...

Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Debs M said...

wow this is fantastic, love the hidden part, great colouring, saw it on mim x

angel4031 said...

Oh WOW this is stunning can all my Christmas gifts come wrapped in these bags pleaseeeee xxx

Cathy Lee said...

Gorgeous decorated bag, Tracy. I love, love, love Magnolias and this is such a wonderful project. You've done an awesome job on all the little details and Tilda looks so sweet all colored in red. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion 'Tis the Season Challenge this week.
Cathy Lee

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous bag.You've taken something ordinary and given it the wow factor.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Irene Daryanto said...

What a beautiful card.
Thank you for joining our TOMIC Vintage & Lace Challenge!

Hugs from Indonesia, Irene

Choccy said...

A beautiful red giftbag.
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'seeing red' challenge.
Good Luck !
Hope to see you back next week :O)

Choccy x


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