Midnight Quilt Mania

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Saturday!

Whew, I am tired! I have been making tons of stuff so keep checking back and I will share more pictures as I get them loaded. I have been making lots of altered notebooks using Papertrey's brand new set called Take Note. I had these jr. legal pads started so once I got the stamps it was really easy to finish them off.

I haven't tried Nichole's template yet but I want to make some with the little pocket on the inside of the folder. I have some other style of notebooks to share using my bind-it-all. I will load some pics of those soon. Right now I have more ideas and plans than I have time to do it in. Last night I was up until 4:00 a.m. and I had to make myself go to bed because I had to be up by 8:00 a.m. LOL!!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

Supplies: Stamps: Papertrey Ink Take Note, Guidelines II and Polka Dot Basics. Cardstock: Papertrey Kraft, Vintage Cream, Scarlet Jewel, Spring Moss, Plum Pudding, Orange Zest. Ink: Dark Chocolate, Plum Pudding, Chai, Versa Mark. Accessories: PTI ribbons, buttons, rustic twine.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Halloween!

We had Trick or Treat in our neighborhood tonight. Usually I keep the blog limited to my crafty things but I couldn't resist showing off a picture of my little Tinkerbell (Isabella). :) She had a great time at Trick or Treating this year, even though she was still too shy to say "Trick or Treat" at most of the houses. And here are a couple of photos of our decorations.

Last but not least, some photos of little treat boxes I made for the ladies at work using Lauren Meader's Tucked Away template. It's a cute little box and so easy to put together, thanks to Lauren's genius talents! :)

Supplies: Stamps: Paper Trey Ink Spooky Sweets , Polka Dot Basics II, Retro Backgrounds. Ink: Palette Noir, Orange Zest. Cardstock: Black, Orange Zest, White. Accessories: Black grosgrain ribbon, decorative paper by DCWV, circle punch.

Have a safe and spooky Halloween!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Holiday Hoopla with Papertrey

Welcome to my blog tonight. I am a little late getting this posted. We went to Boo at the Zoo today and got home a little later than planned, which threw everything off schedule and I totally forgot about posting to my blog for the Papertrey blog hop.

So, forgive me how short my post is but you're here to look at the goodies anyway! For the holidays I have been making some bookmarks using Jumbo paperclips and lots of Papertrey images. Here is one of my favorites using the new gingerbread man from Holiday Button Bits.

And here is a photo of my bookmarks all packaged up and ready to go.

The stamps are assorted PTI stamps. The little kraft bookmark holders were stamped with Polka Dot Basics II in Fresh Snow ink and so was the little bag topper but the For You sentiment is from Waltzing Mouse stamps, and was stamped inside a border from Borders and Corners Rectangles. I hope you enjoy these little treats! Stop by again soon.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

And a Cherry on top!

Usually I post only stamping things here but I am learning to sew and wanted to show off my project. Pity my poor sewing teacher. I am taking classes once a month from Trish (check out her Two Peas blog and Etsy store) and I am probably the least knowledgeable of anyone in the class. Trish is extremely talented and soooo patient! This month we made a cute little swing skirt and an applique t-shirt. I was not able to finish my skirt and applique in class but I got it done over the weekend and I'm so happy with it! The pattern is the Girly Skirt by Pink Fig. I added a Pure Poppy button from PaperTrey Ink and some SU! ric-rac to my cupcake for fun. Sorry, I can't remember who made the fabrics but if you want to know I can check and see if I have a piece left with the manufacturer's name on it.

I made a 3t size (I know it looks huge in the photo) and it is a bit long for my little girl so she may even be able to wear it next Spring. I bought some yummy new fabric that is a bit more Fall-looking and I plan to make another skirt soon before I forget all the tips of putting it together.

Have a good one and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Spooky Greetings!

Well, it's an exciting night in our house. Papertrey release night! I am stalking the website to participate in all of the fun. I hope I win the big package tonight so I can get all of the wonderful goodies. In case I don't win I have my list ready to place an order but I had to make some hard decisions and some things will just have to wait for another month. While I'm waiting I thought I'd share a couple more Halloween cards with you. These also use the new Papertrey Halloween Tags set that was released last month.
Although it looks black in the photo I actually used Smoky Shadow ink for the card base and the graveyard border punch. I stamped the decorative circle from Spooky Sweets II onto Spring Moss cardstock and then cut it out with my Nestabilities and distressed it a little. Then I stamped the Boo tag onto the plaid paper from the Autumn Abundance collection and layered it over a ribbon on top.

This card came together very quickly. I find that having a small child in the house and very limited time to create, I want to get as much accomplished in my time as possible so I am going for simpler cards when I have to mass produce for holidays but I still want them to have some pizazz. For low fuss but a nice impact I have been trying to use up more of my decorative papers. Plus I can clean out some of the giant stacks I've accumulated and make way for more Papertrey stuff! I simply layered some cute K& Co web paper onto my orange zest cardstock and then topped it off with one of the holiday tags and embellished with some ribbon, buttons and rhinestones. Easy peasy! I hope you enjoyed my projects. :)

Supplies Card #1: Stamps: Halloween Tags 2009, Spooky Sweets 2. Paper: Smoky Shadow, Spring Moss, Autumn Abundance. Ink: Palette Noir and Smoky Shadow. Accessories: photo corner punch, Martha Stewart border punch, circle punches, Nestabilities, Orange Zest ribbon and button, vintage twine, white gel pen.

Supplies Card #2: Stamps: Halloween Tags 2009. Paper: Orange Zest, Smoky Shadow and K&CO dp. Ink: Palette Noir. Accessories: corner punch, rhinestones, Plum Pudding buttons, black ribbon, black twine.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ghouls and Goblins Time!

I just love Halloween! To me this holiday is pure FUN! Lots of fun decorations, candy to eat, cute costumes, and no juggling which family to visit when, etc. :) Every year we get a few more decorations. My DH loves to do up the outside of the house. That's his "thing". He could really care less about the inside decorations. Honestly, with a 2 and 1/2 year old in the house we don't do a lot of "decorating" right now, unless you count the assortment of toys all over the carpet. LOL! This weekend we started putting out the Halloween decorations and I even came up with a few displays indoors in places where little hands can't reach.

Tonight I'm sharing with you a card made with the new Papertrey Ink Halloween Tags set. It has so many wonderful images in it and I am just beginning to explore all of the possibilities.
This card is my favorite of the ones I've made I think.

I started with an orange card base and layered on some cute K&Co paper that I"ve been hoarding since last year. I keep meaning to do more of this layering with all of the paper I've accumulated but it is so much fun to create my own backgrounds with PTI stamps that I usually forget. :) Any way, after I put on the dp I layered several scalloped circles cut out with my Nestabilities and then the Black cat image was stamped in Black on Spring Moss. For a little "bling" I used my quickie glue pen on the cat and then doused him with some Doodlebug black glitter. It's so sparkly! I added some lovely Black dotted ribbon and Plum Pudding button from Papertrey. I felt that the bottom of the card needed something so I used this fun new border punch from Martha Stewart. It's a little graveyard. How spooky! Then I framed a sentiment from the Halloween Tags set and colored my hodgepodge hardware Black by using a Copic marker. Those markers a da bomb! Held the hardware in place with some rhinestone brads and I'm done!

Supplies: All supplies by PTI unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Halloween Tags 2009. Ink: Palette Noir. Cardstock: Orange Zest, Smoky Shadow, Spring Moss, Plum Pudding bitty box paper and pumpkin paper by K&Co. Accessories: Martha Stewart graveyard border punch, hardware (SU!), rhinestone brads (stash) and Vintage button in Plum Pudding and polka dot ribbon.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Happily Ever After....

Recently my husband and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary. I am a very lucky woman to have found such a fabulous man I am proud to call my husband and my best friend, not to mention THE best Dad to our little girl! We have been a part of each other's lives for 20 years now and I can't imagine my life without him! I actually made him 2 cards for our special day. I momentarily considered making him 1 card for every year we've been married but I got started way too late to come up with 9 cards. This is one of the cards and I used many beautiful Papertrey Ink stamp sets ( Heart Prints, Wedding Day, Vintage Labels and Retro Backgrounds) to get the look I wanted. The heart was stamped and punched out 3 big hearts and 1 little heart and then adhered only in the center and then fanned out to make it dimensional. (I should have taken a photo from the side so you could see the layers better. Sorry!)

Our anniversary was on a weekday this year and unfortunately I had to travel out of town that day for work. I flew to Detroit but as luck would have it, while I was en route the event I was traveling for was cancelled. I found out when I was in my taxi on the way to the hotel. I was NOT too happy about that, let me tell you! But there is a silver lining in every cloud and I was able to get a quick return flight back home. I arrived home around 9:00, just about the time I usually call and check in if I'm on the road, but this time I was calling from the front porch! ;) I was talking to my hubby like I was still on the road but then I rang the doorbell and boy did he get a surprise! I'm so glad we got to spend our anniversary together after all. :)

I hope you enjoy my card today. Supplies are listed below. Feel free to email me if you have any questions. Stop back by soon. I have another anniversary card and several Halloween cards to share in the coming days.

Go and hug your special someone!

Supplies - All by Papertrey Ink unless noted: Stamps - Wedding Day, Retro Backgrounds, Vintage Labels, Heart Prints; Cardstock - Kraft, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, White; Ink - Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy. Accessories - Pure Poppy ribbon, vintage twine and button, border punch by Fiskars, Nestabilities Labels 1.