Friday, August 26, 2011


We are so excited and very, very thankful.   Our friend Jacque is cancer free!!!!!!!!   Congratulations Jacque, we are tickled pink!!!!!!!

Christina and Danielle have decided our challenge would be about trees.  I live back in the mountains surrounded by the most beautiful trees you have ever seen.  In other words,  I live in the woods!  Some friends of mine are having a picnic celebrating Jacque's good news. .

 If you to out in the woods today you're in for a big surprise.  If you go out in the woods today you better go in disguise .....  Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

A little tag tucked inside ....

And the secret message tucked into the paper bag  ....

Turn this over and you have a place to write a note ....

 The very back of the paper bag looks like this ....

I  love paper bag cards!!!!  My friend Cathy inspired me to make this card.  You can see her card here.

Please visit my friends as they celebrate with me.

Cathy Lynn

Whatever you do - check out my side bar and take a peek at Jacque's Candy !  You really should visit her blog and enter your name to win this wonderful gift .
Thank you so much for visiting my picnic.  Your comments are always welcome!!


Anonymous said...

Sandy,this is just delightful. Great job.
Hugs Julie P

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Sandy!!!!! This is spectacular!!! What a beautiful card you've created here! I love the papers, colors, that adorable image and the fabulous way you've colored it, everything!!!!! You have hit a grand slam with this card, girlfriend!!! I love it!!! And what a wonderful tribute to Jacque! You are such a sweetheart! You amaze me!!!
hugs, Sharon

Jean said...

Sandy, this paperbag card is so adorable.. used to make them but then they seemed to fade out, but so glad to see you are making them.. I LOVE your theme and am SO HAPPY for Jacaque and wish I could have joined your party but not yet. will let you know when.. I adore your card and the trees and the senerity of it all. I adore the inside and your secret message.. you are a beautiful person and do beautiful work..
Hugs, Jean

Patti Jo said...

That is no ordinary paper bag!!! What an awesome job you've done Sandy and certainly a wonderful picnic!!! Terrific news about Jacque too!!!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Sandy!
Yes! that is fabulous news about Jacque.I'm next on the list yeh!!
I love your paper bag card. what a treasure. that is the cutest scene. Teddy bears picnic. The tree is awesome too. I love the DP's used.
Hugs Maz

Cami said...

BEAUTIFUL card, Sandy. I love everything about it...the DPs, layout, images, and that tucked away note!
Hugs, Cami

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow, it's so gorgeous Sandy. Not only the front, but also the inside is pretty as well. What a great idea to have all these pockets, so extra message can be written :o)

LINDA W. said...

OMGoodness I would have never have guessed this was a paper bag,
Love all your coloring and die cuts
and color choices.
hugs from Texas

Caroline said...

Sandy this is FAB x

EnblogSail said...

Wow! you r one lucky lady, living in the woods. Poor me living in the city. No wonder your card is just Treemendously charming:)

Jan Hennings said...

A beautiful card! All the trees make me think of a magical serene. HAPPY to hear your friend is cancer free~ :)

Karen said...

Wow, this is beautiful! : )

cathylynn said...

Oh My goodness Sandy this is treeeemendous!!!! I would never guessed this to be a paper bag. Wow girl you've done an amazing job with the assorted stamps and gorgeous die cuts. You've definitely inspired me to try another paper bag card. Your coloring is awesome along with your assortment of CS. Great Job!!!!
Super Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Danielle Champagne said...

OH!!! Sandy, ... You have created a magnificient card, giving the tree a place of honor. I love the paper, the lace, the colors, all is perfect. the inside is awesome, with the tag, and the hidden pocked, and the beautiful citation. You chose the sentiment "believe", and your tree sems to come out of winter, emerging from a storm, he has now all the little blooms on is branches, and seems to be dancing. Quite a strong symbol, relating perfectly to ourdear Jacque. I love love love your card.
Have a wonderful day.

Christina C. said...

Dear, dear girl.....this is a BEAUTY!
I love EVERYTHING about it...the sentiment is the hidden tag and the image is darling and colored magnificently.....sooo happy you are on the team!!!!!
Wish I could come to your picnic!!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Stunning! STUNNING! This card is really beautiful Sandy - gorgeous coloring on the images (and I love the cute little bears at the picnic). The way you've used the paper is just fabulous. Matching corners, beautifully punched frames, the little heart on the string (grin) and the finishing on the back. All are awesome! This is drop dead gorgeous!
p.s. and it was worth the wait!

Rene said...

Well I do declare Mz. Sandy, this may be your finest card to date! First, I'm mad about those colors. Second, it is so elegant and beautiful in its simplicity...then you open it up and here comes the fun! I wonder if they'd mind if I joined their tea party? Love the borders and the vines with little leaves...just gorgeous!!! Teacher says "A+"
Rene :D

Card Crazy said...

Absolutely delightful card, Sandy. This is just perfect - I wish I could join the teddy bear picnic. Looks like fun. Now - your sentiment. You do know you're preaching to the choir, don't you? Talkin' 'bout rain dancing to the puddle lady? You should see my fancy soft shoe in floppy galoshes! Grace and poise are my middle names :)
Sue S.

Kathy Gerace said...

AWWWWWWW!! Sandy this is just too cute. The front is beautiful depicting what is just ahead for us. Our leaves are already turning and falling off the trees. The inside is just gorgeous. I love the teddy bears' picnic. What a wonderful job you have done on this piece. Even the back is a work of beauty. Everything on this card is just perfect.
It really does honor Jacque in a wonderful unique way!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Sandy!! This is truly gorgeous hun!! I adore the teddy bears having fun! :) YAY for Jacque!! That is such wonderful news!! BIG HUGS to you all!!

Linda Palmer said...

Sandy, this card is so AWESOME! I love all the layers and the beautiful fall papers, punches etc. Everything about this card is beautiful. You did a fabulous job on it! You are an awesome cardmaker and I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Eve said...

I'm very happy to hear that your friend is cancer free!!! That's a GREAT news!! :-) so, i live in woods, too, hope they won't come around to have tea party in the backyard of this house! lol!! Luv the card! beautiful tree image, and beautiful design of yours!! And again, inside of your cards AMAZING!!! You should've put Alice in wonderland tea party casts among those bears! lol lol lol!! you know, Our Johny! ;-)

Asas à imaginação said...

Olá, Sandy!
Estou visitando sua equipe! Você é a derradeira e estou encantada com seus cartões, eles são incríveis, eu os amei!!!
Fiquei muito feliz com a homenagem que fazem a Jacque, eu amo Jacque, ela é uma mulher maravilhosa, forte e acolhedora como uma árvore mesmo!!!
Achei muito bons estes desafios, todos podem participar, como funciona?
Mando a você um abraço do Brasil!

Fran said...

Boy you truly inspired me Sandy. I never made a paper bag card and now that I see how awesome yours is I want to make one now. Hugs, Fran

Jacque said...

Sandy!!! Oh my...I am indeed touched by your kind words!! I appreciate everything you have said, whether I am deserving is another question!!! Your card is just precious!!! Love everything about it!!! And your treatment of that picnic image is just darling!!! Sending big hugs up to the mountain...Jacque

paola said...

SENSATIONAL!!! you have come such a long way since your first card share on your blog, i just love all the details and sooooo many layers, simply superb!!!

Chris said...

Oh Sandy, this card is phenomenal! You are such a sweet friend! I just love your paper bag card. Every single detail is wonderful. It's just so happy. Your sentiment is very sweet, too! Jacque will just love, love, love it. It's perfect!

Chris Christensen


Sandy, can't tell you how much I neede to see such a wonderful card made for a fabulous purpose. Sometimes I think that no card looks as good as one made for a genuinely wonderful purpose! Your friend Cathy's blog is fabulous as well, love that pocket maggie card she just made. I've made one of those but no where near as well as Cathy! I love finding such talent to grow and be inspired by! Thanks,
Tammy Louise

Unknown said...

Sandy my word this is truly stunning!!!!! What a piece of art!!!! Wow love the way you designed this card!!!!! Absolutely Fabulous!!!!!!

Pam Sparks said...

Classic, elegant, adorable, charming... so much to look at and admire today Sandy! Lovely tree (I've had the tree on the front for a couple years and still haven't used it! 50 lashes with a wet noodle)! What a delightful surprise inside! I love paper bags fun and creative! Love those Magnolia dies!

Candy said...

Absolutely AWESOME!!!!
Hugs Candy

Pat said...

Hey girlfriend! Sorry it's taken me so long to comment on this adorable card...we've had a bit of weather up here in Richmond...and we've been without power since mid-afternoon on Saturday. With any luck power will be restored tonight...but am not holding my breath! We'll see. Thank goodness for Barnes & Noble! Your card is gorgeous...I really am liking the paper bag cards...and perhaps I'll give it a try!! I love the teddy bear picnic scene you created! And that tree stamp on the front is so elegant!! We really need to catch up soon...perhaps once I get power restored!! Hugs. Pat

Peggie said...

Beautiful card. Love this tree. The teddy bear's picnic is one of my favorites.

Patricia Garcia said...

Sandy what a super cute card, Love your papers and the fun inside too!! Three cheers for Jacque!!


Kathy said...

This is so cool. Love the tree image and the sentiment inside says it all. Gorgeous card Sandy. Was so glad to see Jacque's good news, too.

Iulia said...

I remembered I didn't leave a comment on this masterpiece, although I had admired it some time ago. I see you are into detailed elaborated cards lately, this means you really take your time and enjoy making them. The result is fabulous on each one of them. Love these papers and the picnic scene- gorgeous LOTV stamp, so beautifully showcased. Also, the tree stamps are fabulous, I really must have some of those too. And I also need some tag dies- they look amazing on this kind of projects; now I definitely have to make some paper bag cards too; they look gorgeous and sophisticated, at least yours surely do. Also, love the old time, nostalgic feel of this card. So precious and adorable!
Sending hugs your way...Iulia

Unknown said...

Love your projects :O) You've been busy, you go girl :O)

Sarn said...

Terrific! I love it x

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