Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Trendy Twine Thanksgiving Frame

Hello everyone!!  It's my turn to post on the Trendy Twine Blog today.  Be sure to head over there and check out all the fun project the Design Team posts throughout the week and I have an extra close up picture of my project too :)  We are featuring the fabulous Orange Truffle Trendy Twine this month and it's on sale!

Today, I decorated a frame I had laying around.  I had been very interested in the idea of making it like a white board as I've seen on Pinterest.  I don't have the best handwriting on this one, but it wipes of great and I might make a thanks board on Thursday.  That way, everyone can write something they are thankful for!

I had thought (briefly) about covering the entire front with twine, but did not want to use up my whole spool! A little at a time, I used a strip of glue and tried to make a straight line around the frame.  It turned out pretty good I think.

There's still plenty of time to join our challenge this month.  Just click here to see the guidelines and to link up your own project. We really do love to see the fun ways everyone uses Trendy Twine!  And make sure to check out the store on Friday.  There may be some fun sales for you  to take advantage of :)

Oh and I have a winner from the Birthday Celebration Surprise Hop we had on Saturday in honor of Lesley :) picked number 9 -- Dawn from Designs that Delight!  Congrats!!  I will try to send you an email today but you can contact me with the link on the right.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Trendy Twine Birthday Celebration Day 2!

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Trendy Twine's Birthday Celebration Weekend.

As you know Yesterday was Lesley's Birthday and tomorrow is her Mom's Birthday, so some of "US" her Awesome Design Team has made her Mom a card to make her Birthday Celebration Complete.

Now if you're here from Candi at Chaos-n-Crafts then you're in the right direction, but if you're just passing through you may want to start at the Trendy Twine Blog because you don't want to miss out on the Blog Candy.

Here is what I made for Lesley's Mom:

I was having a bit of a creative block when making this card.  I went a bit simple with some Echo Park pattern paper (it's double sided with the dots on one side and stripes on the other).  The stamp is from Close to My Heart and the stars from Teresa Collins.  Since the card design is a bit simple, it does show off the fabulous In the Navy Trendy Twine.  This is just a beautiful color combination.  

Next up on the hop is Jamie from JamieK711 Designs.

Now to be eligible for the Blog Candy:
"Like" the Trendy Twine Facebook Page
Be a Trendy Twine Blog Follower
"Like" the Jaded Blossom Facebook Page
Leave a Comment on Each Blog Hop Participant

If you can't wait to see if you have won, and I know I usually can't,
visit our Trendy Twine Store to purchase some Twine and check out the awesome Sales that we have going on.

BTW, don't forget the challenge that is going on right now over at Trendy Twine.  You have until the end of the month to link up your project.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Trendy Twine Birthday Celebration!

Hi everyone!  

As you may know by now, today is Lesley's, creator of the Fabulous Trendy Twine, birthday!!!  We, the design team decided to have a celebration hop in honor of Lesley.  We just hopped onto the bottom of her post to honor her mother's birthday which is on Monday :)  So if you just came from Candi at Chaos -n- Crafts, you are right on track.  If you just stopped by my blog, you should head over to the Trendy Twine blog and see the fabulous guest designer cards for Lesley's mom and then hop along with us.

Here's my card I made and sent to Lesley.  I hope it got there in time!  We all chose a different Trendy Twine color and I picked Grape Fizz.

Sorry this isn't the best picture, but I had to get it in the mail and there is no daylight when I get home from work :)  The kitty is from Create a Critter at 3 inches and I used a Cuttlebug folder and a My Pink Stamper stamp.  I used that yummy Grape Fizz Twine to make a yarn ball for the kitty.  It's stuck to a pop up glue dot to keep it round.

Your next stop on the hop is Jessi with Kissin' Krafts.  I do have a small giveaway for you today--Some fun fall embellishments!  Just leave one comment with a way for me to reach you.  The winner will be chosen on Tuesday night and posted on Wednesday, during my designer post. 

Have fun on the hop and be sure to wish Lesley and her mom a very happy birthday over on the Trendy Twine Blog!!  And make sure to visit Annie's Paper Boutique to see what's on sale -- maybe you should make a wish list for the Holidays to pass on to your loved ones :)


Saturday, November 10, 2012

More Leaf Boxes

Hi everyone!  I showed a box with a leaf on it the other day for my Trendy Twine project.  Well, I had cut enough leaves to make a total of 8.  I decided to make 2 more today for two challenges that are out there :)

I used different paper for the box this time and embossed the leaves with the Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes folder.  The box is still from the Close to My Heart Artiste Cartridge and I still used the fabulous Orange Truffle Trendy Twine.

The brown paper did not really like to be embossed.  I had to toss a leaf that ripped.  And this paper did not want to stay down on the top of the box as well as the Bazzill did.  But I like that it has a pattern.

I am entering the box in the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge and The Cuttlebug Spot.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thank You cards

Hi everyone!  Today I have two thank you cards.  They are both similar in that I used the same paper, stamps and embellishments.   They were very quick to make with some fabulous S.E.I. goodies I got in the mail last week, a Close to My Heart Stamp, heat set gems, and some yummy Lemon Tart Trendy Twine :)

Have a great day!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

November Trendy Twine Challenge -- Many Thanks

Hello everyone!!  It's time for the November Trendy Twine Challenge--Many Thanks, a Thanksgiving or Thank you project.  And we are showcasing the Orange Truffle Trendy Twine which happens to be on sale this month.

I decided to make these cute little boxes for Thanksgiving treats.  Thanksgiving is at my house, but this year that means I need to clear away my craft things for a few days since I have taken over the dining room.  I just don't think Thanksgiving would be the same if we don't sit down at the table all together :)

Here are the details:

  • Orange Truffle Trendy Twine
  • Box and leaf from Close to My Heart Artiste Cartridge cut at 4 1/2 inches
  • Bazzill paper
  • Signo white pen
  • Scotch quick dry glue
There is not much needed to put these together!  You actually glue one small strip and close it off by tying the  twine through holes at the top that you can't see since that fabulous leaf is on top!

We would love for you to play along with us this month!  Here are the rules of the challenge:

Create a project for someone that you are thankful for.
Must have an Autumn theme, 
the color brown,
stitching (faux or real),
and Trendy Twine.
*If you do not have Trendy Twine,
use hemp, jute, or embroidery thread only*
Deadline is Friday, November 30th.
Project must be new for the challenge.
No back linking.
Only one entry, please.
Must include all items for the challenge.
Projects not qualified will be unlinked.
(Including the wrong twine)
Prize: $10 Coupon to Annie's Paper Boutique
(does not include shipping/sales tax)

I can't wait to see what you create!!  Please be sure to visit the Trendy Twine blog to see all the Design Team's fabulous projects!


Friday, November 2, 2012

Better Together

Hello everyone!!  Just wanted to pop in with a card you may have seen before.  This was published in the October 2012 Cricut Magazine and I can now post it again since October is over.  The card was cut from the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and the leaves were from Everyday Paper Dolls.  That fabulous leaf paper is from Imaginisce.

This was a favorite card of mine and I can't wait to get it back :)

Have a great day!!!