Thursday, March 25, 2010

Papertrey March Bloghop And A Birthday

Tonight is the March Papertrey Bloghop.

This month the challenge was to use buttons! I have had this idea for awhile now and when I heard about this challenge I knew it was the perfect opportunity to make this.

I love making quilted rag bags and incorporating stamped images. When the button bit stamp sets came out I thought they would be work perfectly when making these bags. The stems for the cherries come from the original Button Bits set and Pure Poppy Buttons were added to finish them off. It took me 3 days to make this bag but I am really happy with how it came out and am so glad to see how well the button bit stamp sets worked. I will definitely be making more of these bags in the future now.
Today is also my 41st birthday. So far it has been a great day! The sun is shining and the snow we got on Tuesday is melting fast. My sister and niece came over this morning and brought me some beautiful tulips. I spent the afternoon with my mom and Emilia and we went to the Apple store so I could upgrade my IPhone to the 3GS model. I was one of those people that went out and bought one when they first came out and spent way to much on it! After Apple lowered the price on the new ones they sent the people that bought the original ones a gift card to use towards a new one. I have just continued to use the old one but today I decided it was time to upgrade especially since Rich graciously offered to pay the difference for my birthday present. Tonight I will be spending the evening here with my blog friends. I hope to be eating a strawberry yogurt sundae then too. That's it for now. I look forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with. As always thank for stopping by and I hope you have great night.

74 comments:

Beth said...

Wow Terri what a lovely bag and your cherries are perfect on it have fun this evening.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I want this bag! Is it hard to make? You did a wonderful, perfect job on this!

Melissa said...

Happy birthday Terri! Your bag is beautiful!

megspaulding said...

Oh my goodness, I love this. What a creative idea! I would love to learn to sew and make quilts. Great job.

Happy Birthday!

Rosanne said...

How sweet! This is beautiful!

Janice said...

Very creative...hope you are out celebrating, happy birthday!

Sara Mac said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAT Terri!! I love your bag. So sweet.

peggysue said...

Well hey girl, happy birthday! Happy 41! Life just gets better and better. And wow, what a neat project! Your sewing machine must be burning up!

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday! What a fun way to spend your b-day! And what a GREAT bag! Love it!

Sue Ann said...

Happy Birthday ......... and great bag!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Happy happy birthday Terri!! Your bag is FABULOUS, so colorful and cheery, I just love it!

mamareebs said...

Love the bag - it is adorable! Hope your having a very Happy Birthday!!

Babies- Beth said...

Oh Terri, what a great idea and execution!!

Kelly S. said...

GET OUTTA TOWN! I LOVE LOVE DOUBLE LOVE THIS! How come it's your birthday, but you gave all of US a gift?! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us (not to mention that awesome video tutorial in the forums :)

Marge said...

Terri, this is fabulous!!!

Shiloh said...

That is an awesome bag! Great idea! Happy Birthday!

Anika said...

Cute, Terri! I love little bags like this, and buttons just make them even more fantastic!

Nancy L. said...

so pretty!

Susan said...

LOVE this!! Very creative and so pretty!!

Kay said...

Terri, this is just fabulous! I love everything about it- the colors, the stamping on the fabric, the buttons. SUPERB job on the challenge!

Lisa V. said...

Wow! This is fantastic! I love the colors and the patterns. Great job.

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

Great bag. Very creative.

Cammie said...

Terri, your bag is so wonderful! How creative. I am glad your birthday has been special.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

LOVE your RAG BAG! Excellent use of the buttons. So glad you are having a fantastic B-day too.

Pat said...

Great bag. You are very talented. Enjoy your birthday.

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful idea! So nice that you could spend the day with your family!

Baseret said...

Oh my!What a perfect little summer bag!!CUTE!

mimi said...

Happy Birthday!!!! This bag is just adorable. I love the sweet little cherries. Anyone would be so proud to carry it :)
Mimi

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous! Love the patterns you used! Super fun!

Linda W said...

Fabulous, Terri! Love absolutely everything about it. Happy B-day!!

Kerri said...

This is awesome! What an adorable bag!!! Happy Birthday to you!

Sherry said...

This is FABULOUS! I really adore your bag....so creative and fun! Happy Birthday!

resmith said...

This is wonderful!! Love the rag purse!
Happy Birthday!

Karen H. said...

Beautiful! It is so fun and cheerful!

Jennifer Carter said...

Oh wow! How FUN is this? Very pretty!

kolling143 said...

OMG....as soon as I opened your blog, I fell in LOVE with that bag!! How darn cute is that?? How much are you selling it for? hehe

Fuzzy Slippers said...

That bag is AMAZING!!!! Have you put any on your shop?!? You totally should! Happy Birthday too (how fun to get to celebrate on a blog hop!). :)

Sue Plote said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! Congrats on the great bag! Perfect!

Janelle said...

Cute bag, Terri! And Happy Birthday to You!

Dee Rose said...

Your bag is adorable! Great job and very creative!

Heather P. said...

Sounds like a totally fabulous birthday, my friend!! LOVE, love, love your bag!

Liz said...

Terri this is an amazing bag! I love it!!!!

Lori said...

Sounds like a great day to me!! :) I absolutely LOVE this bag, I may have to hire you to make me one!!

Laural-Lee said...

Awesome cherry bag.

Kathryn B said...

OMG...what an adorable bag!!! I want it!! The cherries are so sweet and the colors rock! Happy Birthday!

Darsi said...

Very cute bag--love it!!

Suzanne said...

Wow, I want this bag. Too cute and the cherries! Great job.

Savitri said...

What a cute bag!!! Love the colors and buttons!

sillyleann said...

So brilliant. The colors pop, and the stamped images are perfect!!

Cindy Holshouser said...

So sweet. I love the color combination and the cherries {buttons} are adorable.

christy compton hall said...

Terri! It couldn't get any better - gorgeous quilted cherries, AND a birthday celebration. Yay!!!

Chris Simon said...

Fantastic bag! The cherries are the perfect motif for it. I might have to show this to my mother, the seamstress!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Happy Happy Birthday Terri Dear! I love this bag...if I weren't a stamper, I'd be a quilter, or so I've always said. Love it!

SnappyStamper said...

Awesome bag!!! You did a terrific job!

Jackie Pedro said...

Happy Birthday!! I am absolutely in LOVE with that bag!! Gorgeous!!!

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh, are you kidding me? That's AMAZING!!! I love all of it - just everything is so cute and perfect!

Oh, and a big happy birthday to you!

Gayatri said...

WOW! Your bag is very beautiful!

Katie Skiff said...

Omigosh!! That is so cute!!

jen said...

What a great bag!!! Hope your birthday is fabulous!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my gosh, what an awesome bag! Love it!

Nadine said...

Oh my that is such a lovely bag Terri! I love the colors you used and the ribbon handle is way too cute! You are certainly multi-talented, I bow down to your creative genius!

Lindsay said...

A-DORABLE! My mother would looove this...I am giving her this link, right now! Way to go :0)

Cheryl said...

great bag! and Happy Birthday! I just had mine too, the 24th... turned 49, just one more year in my 40's!

Marcie S. said...

What a great idea! I hope you have made more, because people are going to be wanting one of these for themselves!! :)

Holly Jordan said...

This is fabulous! I love it when you can combine two craft loves together :) Thanks for sharing.

AnitaRex said...

Gorgeous! Makes such a great bag!

Laurel said...

First of all, Happy Birthday! And congrats on upgrading to the 3gs. You will see a huge difference. It is way faster and of course, you now have video capability. And I LOVE YOUR bag. I totally recognize all the PTI products, including the ribbon for the strap! Very clever! LOVE THIS.

Taheerah said...

What a gorgeous bag, and what a great idea! Definitely worth all the effort. Hope you had a wonderful birthday Terri!

tamdoll said...

Happy Birthday!
And wow, that bag is great! I love the edges of the squares.

Dana said...

What a fantastic way to spend your BD Terri! I hope it was a good one. Your scrappy bag is amazing. I love the ribbon handles, and those cherries are perfect. If you make more, you should sell them on Etsy!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Oh my goodness, love it so much! That bag is fabulous!!! I want one:)!

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

ce sac est merveilleux Wow! j'adooore
Joyeux Anniversaire
Bisous

Kara said...

This is soo cute!!I missed this the night of the blog hop. So glad I got to see it today!
Kara

BethieJ said...

Terri I LOVE this bag!! You did a FABULOUS job on it!!
Hope your birthday was WONDERFUL!!!