Midnight Quilt Mania

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dots and Bots

I missed the PTI blog hop this month. :( I think I have the winter blahs because by the time I get some spare time I haven't felt much like stamping. February is a really tough month! I have a few birthdays coming up though so I have to find my mojo and get going! I forced myself to the stamp room last night to make this quick birthday card for a party we were attending today.

I thought Papertrey's new Dot Spot set was a great background. I chose to pair it with this robot set from SU! The card is for a little boy who is turning 3. I wanted quick and pretty simple since the card probably wound up destroyed by the end of the day. I like really like the colors Orange Zest, Enchanted Evening and Spring Moss together.

Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully I will find some mojo this weekend and have more projects up soon!

Supplies: Stamps: Dot Spot (Papertrey Ink), Lots of Bots (SU!). Cardstock: White, Spring Moss, Enchanted Evening, Orange Zest (PTI). Ink: Orange Zest, Spring Moss, Enchanted Evening, (PTI) Palette Noir. Accessories: Nestabilities, screw shaped snaps (stash), copic markers.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Last one I promise!

O.K., so I have one last teeny weeny Valentine card to share. :)

I love these Moda Valentine fabrics. I bought a pack of charm squares and I have used them for all sorts of things. Plus, the colors match the Papertrey colors really well. Bonus! I have a little trouble keeping the fabric from scooting around while I stitch on the cardstock. I put a tad bit of scor-tape in the center to tack it down but somehow it still got a little bit askew while I sewed. Oh well, you wouldn't have noticed if I didn't tell you would you? It just adds to the homemade charm of the card - right? I hope!

The sentiment is from Heart Print Sentiments. A set I purchased only recently but I'm very glad I did. I think I will get all kinds of use out it. Thanks so much for stopping by. Don't forget the PTI Anniversary release party tonight. Check out the festivities on Nichole's blog here.

Supplies: Stamps: Heart Prints Sentiments, Simple Valentine. Cardstock: Rustic Cream, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Bitty Box paper. Ink: Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy. Accessories: Moda fabric, Marvy scallop heart punch and book print, Glitter glue, Pure Poppy and Berry Sorbet buttons, Vintage Cream and Pure Poppy ribbon, rustic twine, Fiskars border punch.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sweet Celebrations

Valentine's Day is almost upon us. What are you doing with your loved ones this holiday? We don't have any big plans - just out for pizza tonight and I have a little heart shaped cake for a snack later. Our little one LOVES cake!

Today I have a birthday card to share. I was inspired to create an emboss resist card by the PTI festivities but I admit I didn't get around to it very quickly!

This card uses the cupcake image from Baby Button Bits, along with a pretty damask border from Damask Designs. I stamped the cupcake on Papertrey's Stampers Select white cardstock and then carefully cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals inside the Vintage Labels frame. Now that PTI is releasing dies that coordinate with some of their images - I would love to have a cupcake die for this one. Nichole are you listening? :)

I colored the image with Copic markers and then went over the icing with my Spica clear glitter pen. It's so shimmery! I stamped the damask border on Sweet Blush cardstock in Versamark and then embossed it with white embossing powder. I sponged Hibiscus Burst ink all around the designs but I didn't cover the Sweet Blush completely so it has a slightly variegated look. Then I rubbed the ink off of the embossed damask designs (this is the resist part). The sentiment is from Big & Bold Wishes, which I'm really glad I purchased. I like the font and sizes of the sentiments. I added a little bling to set off the sentiment and it's good to go! This little baby went out in the mail today to a very sweet lady celebrating her birthday next week.

Tonight I have to get busy making cards for some kids' birthday parties we have coming up. I want them to be cute but I have to remember not to put too much time into it. They're going to be 3, which means the card will be tossed aside at best and at worst, torn to shreds in about 5 minutes. On second thought, maybe I'll visit the dollar store for those cards and make something else tonight. LOL!

Supplies: All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless noted.
Stamps: Baby Button Bits, Damask Designs, Big & Bold Wishes, Vintage Labels. Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Palette Noir, VersaMark. Cardstock: White, Smoky Shadow, Hibiscus Burst. Accessories: Embossing Powder, Scallop border punch (SU!), Vintage button in Hibiscus Burst, Copic markers, rhinestones (Kaiser Crafts), Spica glitter pen.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Lots of Snow = Lots of Stamp Time

Happy Friday everyone! It is snowing like mad here. It's been snowing all day in fact. I have no idea how much snow we have already but it is supposed to continue through the night and we might get up to 16"! That's a lot for us. In a way I'm looking forward to being cooped up in the house. I hope to finish off the Valentines, do some other stamping and finish another tote bag.

Yes, I promise to post a picture of my tote bag soon!

Can you stand more Valentines? I will be moving on to other things soon. Here is another card for my hubby.

He's so sweet. I want to give him a card every day next week leading up to Valentine's Day. I am seriously spoiled by my dear husband. In addition to him being a SAHD to our little girl, he does the laundry, cooks and takes such good care of us girls in general. And he's sweet to me. My best friend in the whole wide world. :)

Sorry it's not the best photo in the world. This card fits in a standard business size envelope so it's a little tall for the space where I usually photograph my cards.

Thanks for stopping by. Be safe and warm wherever you are!

Supplies: Supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted. Stamps: Top 10; Heart Prints; Wedding Day (inside sentiment). Cardstock: Kraft, Rustic Cream, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate. Ink: Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Tea Dye Duo. Accessories: Glitter letter stickers (Making Memories); Heart embellishment (stash); Circle punches (SU!), Pure poppy twill; sewing.