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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Happy Birthday Balloon!

I had this piece of designer paper sitting on my desk for months now, so I finally picked it up last night and used it as the background piece to make this birthday card. It comes from the Echo Park collection called Everyday Eclectic.
I went through my scrap bin to find cardstock to make my hot air balloon out of. I used a cut file from SVG Cut's For My Valentine kit. I should have added some kind of embossing or something to the balloon, but sometimes I just want to put something together without much hassle. The twine is Twisted Gumball from Trendy Twine. I really like this color. Probably one of my favorites that I have!!! The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Simple Sayings set. I like this stamp set. It has great sentiments for many occasions and the fonts are awesome.
Well thanks for stopping by today. I hope you will visit my 
Facebook and Pinterest pages as well.
Drop back by here tomorrow for a Trendy Twine Tin Blog Hop. You will be glad you did as we will be showing lots of inspiration for Christmas gift giving and we will be giving away prizes too.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Hello Friend Fall Maple Leaf Card

Today I want to share with you a variation on the card I posted yesterday.
 The background paper is from Doodlebug Design's Kraft in Color series called Lily White Woodgrain. /the purple maple leaf is from Doodlebug Design's Friendly Forest paper pad. The leaf was cut using a file from SVG Cuts Caramel Apple Pie kit and then I ran it through my Cuttlebug in the D'vine embossing folder. I attached it with pop dots for dimension. I added a button that was tied with a bow using Trendy Twine's Grape Fizz. And I finished it off my stamping a sentiment from Verve Stamps Happy Hello set. I really like how this card turned out!
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you will drop by my Facebook and
Pinterest pages as well.
I will enter today's card in the following challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenges: #85
Brown Sugar Challenge: #142 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers: #58 Anything Goes
Stuck on U Sketches: Into the Woods Die Cut Challenge 12/11
4 Crafty Chicks: #222 Die Cuts
Word Art Wednesday: #160 Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday: #63 Anything Goes w/ a Twist

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving From Trendy Twine!

All of us at Trendy Twine want to celebrate Thanksgiving with you by sharing some fun projects. I hope you enjoy them all!

Here is mine:

I made this card using a bit of inspiration from Pinterest.

Using a piece of paper Doodlebug Design's Friendly Forest paper pad and some cardstock, I made a card base and background for my card. I then cut a maple leaf from SVG Cuts' Caramel Apple Pie kit and ran it through my Cuttlebug using the D'vine Swirls embossing folder and attached it with pop dots. I cut the banner from Spellbinder's Nested Pennants set and used two stamps from Jaded Blossom's Simple Sayings stamp set for my sentiment. I did not have one Happy Thanksgiving stamp in my whole stash, so I did some masking of the stamps I used to come up with Happy Thanks. It works in a pinch, I guess!!! I also attached the banner to my card using pop dots. I found a button that matched and threaded some Orange Truffle Trendy Twine through it and tied a bow.

I hope all of you have a Happy Thanksgiving! As I celebrate today, I cannot help but to be thankful for my husband and children, for my family and friends, and for Jesus. I'm curious about what you are thankful for today. Leave a comment and let me know. I'd be glad to read them!


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Fall Foliage Sneak Peek - Trendy Twine

I have a Sneak Peek for you of a project that you can find over on the Trendy Twine blog.
I hope you will stop by there and see how I used the Orange Truffle Trendy Twine and a description of all the supplies used to make my card!
Many Blessings,

Friday, November 21, 2014


It is the last challenge of the year for Simply Create Too.
Theme: Snow, Snow, Snow/Use White
Nov 21 - Dec 4
Here is a CAS card that I made for some inspiration:
I used an A2 card base and then cut another piece of white cardstock at 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" and embossed it with a snowflake embossing folder in my Cuttlebug. I then die cut an ornament from the 2011 Heirloom Ornament set by Spellbinders. I inked the edges of the base, the backround, and the ornament using Memento Summer Sky. I also sponged lightly over the embossed snowflakes to help add more depth. The ornament was stamped with a Jaded Blossom sentiment from the Christmas Wishes stamp set using Memento Paris Dusk ink. I finished it off with a bow using Trendy Twine's Blueberry twine. The ornament was attached to the card using pop dots.

I hope you will pop in at Simply Create Too Blog and enter our challenge. Again, you have until Dec 4 to enter. After Dec. 4, we will take a break until Jan 2, 2015. We at SCT wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and a Very Merry Christmas!

I'm so glad you stopped by here today! Your visits are always welcomed. You can also find all my projects and cards on my Facebook page and Pinterest as well. And I have recently opened an Etsy shop (I promise more items are coming soon there).

Blessings and Peace,

Friday, November 14, 2014

Guest Designing for My Craft Spot - Christmas Inspiration

Happy Friday!

I'm so excited to be joining in on the fun at My Craft Spot again as a Guest Designer. Thank you so much Kimberly and the MCS DT.
I just loved the last couple of stamp releases at MCS and couldn't help but to make a couple of Christmas projects to highlight some of the newest Christmas stamps.
First I made this sweet street lamp that I imagine must be in front of Santa's cottage.
For the sign, I used stamps from the Naughty or Nice set and the Tiny Tags Christmas set. I also used the Chalkboard Sentiments Fall for the flourishes and dotted line. I did a bit of masking to only use the portion of the stamps that I wanted.

For my 2nd project, I made some Christmas Gift Card Holders.
Of course, the Tiny Tags Christmas set is perfect for these.

The finished policy style envelope that I used here measures about 2 1/2" x 3 3/4".

I have made about 20 of these and have used an assortment of stamps from the set on them even though I only have two samples pictured here.
Supplies Used - Lamp Stand
My Craft Spot:
Naughty or Nice Stamp Set
Tiny Tags Christmas Stamp Set
Chalkboard Sentiments Fall
SVG Attic:
Winter Wishes SVG Kit
Various Cardstock and Memento Ink
Supplies Used - Gift Card Holders
My Craft Spot:
Tiny Tags Christmas Stamp Set
My Scrap Chick:
Gift Card Holders for Christmas (Snowman and Ginger Faces Only)
Fall Leaf Tag
Policy Envelope SVG - I can't where I saved the file, so not sure where it came from.
Various Cardstock, Memento and Color Box Ink, Crochet Thread, Chalk, and Gel Pen
I hope you will stop by the My Craft Spot shop and take a look at all the wonderful products carried there. You are sure to find something that you will enjoy!
And I am truly glad you have stopped by my blog today. I invite you to stop by my Facebook and  Pinterest pages as well and to take a peek at my new Etsy shop with its first few listed items.
Many Blessings,
I will enter my 3D Lamp Stand into the following challenges:
DL Art Nov Linky Challenge: Anything Goes 11/30
Creative Fingers: #56 Anything Goes
DL Art: #144 Thankful Thursday - Anything Christmas
Decorate to Celebrate: #88 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: #158 Anything Goes
613 Ave Create: #97 AG w/ Opt. Twist

Monday, November 3, 2014

Scarecrow Treat Box Using Orange Truffle Trendy Twine

As I wrapped up October, I also wrapped up my time as a Trendy Little Sister. And though that could be sad, it's not!!! Why? Because now I am a full fledge Trendy Gal. That's right!
I have been asked to stay on the Trendy Twine team along with my fellow sisters, Beth and Tammy!
And today is my first post as we kick off the November challenge!
Fall Foliage - Autumn or Thanksgiving theme, foliage, & Trendy Twine.
Here is my project using Orange Truffle Trendy Twine:
My Scarecrow Treat Box is from My Scrap Chick! I plan on leaving this in the dining room and stashing notes in it for my kids to find after school during the month of November. I want my kiddos to always know that I am thankful for them!!! And what better time to take an opportunity to teach them more about being thankful as we all turn our minds towards the Thanksgiving holiday.
To put this together, I cut out the pieces from the Scarecrow file and assembled it. I then added twine around my box and used it to decorate my scarecrow. I cut a leaf from the Autumn Leaves Trio file also from MSC. I stamped my sentiment using Punkin Patch stamps Heirloom Traditions set onto the leaf and used pop dots to attach it to the front of the box. My dp for the front and side panels is from Doodlebug Designs Happy Harvest 6x6 paper pack.
Supplies Used
Trendy Twine:
Orange Truffle (Currently on sale!)
My Scrap Chick:
Punkin Patch Stamps: (No longer available)
Heirloom Traditions
 Doodlebug Designs Paper, Pop Dots, Memento and Color Box Inks, White Gel Pen,
and Various Cardstocks from My Stash
Hope you will join us for the challenge on the Trendy Twine blog!
Thanks for stopping by!!! I invite you to drop by my Facebook and  Pinterest pages as well and to take a peek at my new Etsy shop with its first few listed items.
I will enter my treat box into the following challenges:
DL Art Nov Linky Challenge: Anything Goes 11/30
Anything but a Card: #41 Anything Goes 11/22 (5 Challenge Limit)
613 Ave Create: #96 Anything Goes w. Opt. Twist
Decorate to Celebrate: #87 Anything Goes
Divas by Design: Anything Goes