Is it the 15th yet?!

Last peeks till the RELEASE.

JEEPERS! This week is in SLOW motion, isn’t it?! I feel like I have been creating for a month! LOL! I crammed so much into a few days, I’m not sure how time stood still.

Maybe I’m just too excited to get the show on the road! I love when we have a release. I especially love when you share YOUR creations with me 😀 Its the best mail in my IN BOX- truly!

So as you know we are releasing a TON of stuff over at Papertrey Ink. I don’t think Nichole EVER sleeps. I think she is busier than me-and trust me, I am pretty busy-everyday! LOL!

Well as you know, we are releasing two more templates this month! From the Desk Of, and Get a Handle On It! Only ONE more sleep (as my kids would say!) I really love this months release ( I guess I love every month hehehehe) but I can’t help it.

So today I thought I’d share another peek-one for each new template. I swear I could make a million things with JUST these two. I have so many ideas, my note pad page is FULL.

Lots of VIDEO ideas too. I so need to get FILMING soon 😀 My in-box was full of requests 😀 THANK YOU.

So lets move along to the eye candy shall we? I know you aren’t here for me blabbering on and on, when we have a release coming.

Little Black Bird- Jar Trio


I recently got an AMAZING deal on some jars at the Dollar Plus store. I really dislike the PLUS part! LOL! These were MORE than a dollar for several, but I couldn’t resist! I see things like that, and immediately a million gift ideas and packaging options FLOOD my brain! Even my KIDS find stuff and say “OH! Mom I bet you could make something pretty out of this!” Its hilarious. I love it. I like that they TOO can see outside the box, so young 😀 I’m telling you Im totally going to be “replaced” by my own children in a few years.

I really LOVE Black and Lemon Tart together.

I saw an advertisement (not sure for what-sorry!) that used these colors, so I jotted it down for future reference.


I LOVE Black & White Basics patterned paper-the floral pattern especially, since I LOVE customizing it to whatever color I want for the project. I just whip out my Copic markers, and away I go. I have colored it numerous times, and it never gets old to me 😀 Its actually quite relaxing. granted its a LITTLE time consuming, but well worth the look.

For this project I made my side panels, and front panels with the colored paper.

If you PRINT the designer panels on COPY paper, then use the copy paper as a guide you get just the right amount of colored paper for the decorative panels 😀


I wanted to make a gift that the receiver could personalize by putting whatever THEY wanted in the jars! Hence them being EMPTY!

These have a wide mouth, with a cork stopper.


They are great for office items like tacs, paperclips, staples……..or maybe for a sewer! Buttons, thimbles, little mini thread rolls, How about the stamper? Buttons, Brads, Eyelets or Prima’s! The list goes on and on. You could even fill it with little bath products like bath wash, lotion and bath salts! Maybe a gardener! Put various seeds in each bottle?!

Anywho-I love the WOW! factor these colors offer.


Isn’t the flower detail gorgeous??

There is a pocket in the back. That is empty. Again I wanted to let the receiver fill it with their choice of items0like a journal, address book, photo album, gardening journal, face spa packets……………..whatever ends up being their “theme”.

Who wouldn’t LOVE this?


My Timeless Template: From the Desk Of

Stamps: Everyday Classics
Cardstock: Lemon Tart, True Black
Patterned paper: Black & White basics-colored with copics to match, 2008 Bitty Dots collection
Ink: True Black, and Copic markers
Vintage buttons in white
Various punches
Ribbon : Stitched black grosgrain, black twill
glass jars-Dollar Plus

OK next up!

This funky box design was inspired by some fabric I saw used on a purse while shopping Etsy!


 I’ll be darned if I can find it now! I knew I should have saved it to my faves 😀 I wanted to buy it 😀

If you haven’t noticed Friends Til the End is a top favorite set of mine 😀 What I really love the cutting out part of the petals! Im not sure how well it shows but various petals are cut out of the box! I LOVE the look it gives to the box.

This one will be hard to part with too.


I stamped my petals on the gray cardstock box in black. I then took my hobby blade and sliced some out.

For a NICE POP of color I used my Prismacolor Pencils-they give a FAB pop of color when working on DARK cardstock bases. I’m LOVING this look.


The box is decorated on all sides 😀 You always want to remember the BACK!!

Instead of punching a handle I punched two holes, and strung through some grosgrain ribbon instead.


You know I HAD to add a butterfly!

I’m selling this on my Etsy shop so I left it BLANK! That way someone can use it for whatever they choose.


My Timeless Template-Get a Handle On It

Stamps:Friends Til the End
Cardstock: Dark Gray, vellum, true black
Ink: Black Pallette
Prismacolor pencils
Hobby blade
Martha Stewart butterfly punch

OK so TONIGHT is the BIG release! I can’t wait. I hope you are as excited as I am! I can’t tell you how much I enjoy sharing all my ideas every month with you all. Your sweet comments make the ENDLESS hours of designing, altering and creating so worth it to me 😀

I know I say this stuff ALL the time, but I really do mean every word. I feel like you all take the time to stop by, and or comment, the LEAST I can do is tell you how much it means to me 😀 I read every single word-always!

So thank you! I hope to see you tonight on the PTI forums 😀

In the meantime……………….check in on Nichole, Becky, Dawn , Heather and Lisa,as they are all sharing samples too!

Sooooo I’ll chat with you later or see you back here tomorrow!

PS did you all notice my SUPER awesome new signature?! Don’t you love it?! Im over the moon with it. My blog girl Sara is THE BEST! I swear she feels like my sister I never had! She rocks!! She even did my Etsy Store Banner 😀 and the listing on my sdiebar. Amongst a million other things. Im shocked I’m not on her SPAM list yet! LOL!

Sara you know I LOVE YOU!!!! You are the BESTEST!

OK Im going now 😀