Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone!  Here's a quick post to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!!

Here's a CAS card to share with you today with the fabulous Candy Cane Trendy Twine on it.  The stamp is from Close to My Heart and I used My Creative Time dies. 

Check out Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine to see some more great Christmas cards :)

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Trendy Twine Day

Hi everyone!  It's my turn over at Twine it Up! with Trendy Twine toady.  Here's a quick peek of my project.  Please head over there to check out the whole post.   I used the fabulous new Christmas Mint Trendy Twine on my project today.

As you finish wrapping your gifts, be sure to add some Trendy Twine, take a picture, and enter into the challenge this month!  We can't wait to see all the fun gifts :)


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tis the Season to Sparkle--with Trendy Twine!

Hi everyone!  It's my turn to post over at Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine today.  I only have a small sneak for you, so please head over to the blog to check out the whole card.

I used the fabulous Candy Cane Trendy Twine on my project.  It's so much fun!

I hope you visit the STORE to see what fun Trendy Twine you must have for Christmas.  And then you should join the Twine It Up! Facebook Group--there are lots of fun things going on over there!  Finally, there is a challenge going on!  Please join in--we really love to see everyone's creations and you know you need to wrap some gifts anyway.  Just be sure to use some Trendy Twine :)

Monday, December 2, 2013

Wrap it Up with Trendy Twine

Hello everyone!  It's the beginning of a new month and that mean's a new challenge at Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine.  This month the challenge is to use Trendy Twine on your gift packages.  

I am planning on making goodies for my co-workers, so I found some white boxes that I decorated a little bit. 

The Christmas Mint Trendy Twine is the perfect addition to the white box.  I double wrapped it around and tied a bow in the middle.  Then I added a small tag and holly cut from a punch.  The red stick-on gems are glittery--a perfect touch!

I hope you all play along with the challenge this month--we all have something to wrap that we can add some fabulous Trendy Twine to :)  And be sure to head back to Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine to see the other packages the design team made. 

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello everyone!

Just a quick post to say Happy Thanksgiving to you all!  A few of the design team from Trendy Twine made some cards to share with you today.

I used the fabulous Orange Truffle Trendy Twine on my card today.

Be sure to stop by Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine to see the other fun cards today.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Operation Tag -- A Birthday Celebration!

Hi everyone!!  Today, we are celebrating Lesley's (Owner/Creator of Trendy Twine) mom's birthday--Happy Birthday Janice!!

Lesley asked if we wanted to make birthday tags to send to her mom.  Now, I really don't think of myself as a great tag maker, but I really wanted to participate.  And I really do like the way it turned out :)  I found this great tag shape on one of my Cricut carts.  I can't remember the name of it right now, but I wanted something a little wider since I feel the narrow tags limit me.

I used the beautiful Aqua Midnight Trendy Twine along with some ribbon for the top of my tag.  The fabulous flowers are from My Creative Time--I just love these.  And I finished it off with some faux stitching, a Close to My Heart stamp and some fun sequins :)  Oh, the paper is Doodlebug.

Be sure to head over to Twine it Up! with Trendy Twine to see all the fun birthday tags made by the design team and some fabulous Trendy Twiners :)


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Black and White Challenge

Hi everyone!

I really am trying to find time play along in challenges more and when I saw the black and white challenge over at Paper Crafts Connection, I knew this was one I could do :)

The challenge was to use only black and white and upload it to their flicker group.  Of course, the deadline is tonight and I was running out of time.  So a little after 10pm last night, I went down to make this.  I completed it in under 30 minutes--I think that is a record for me and I still like the card this morning :)

I knew I had the perfect Trendy Twine to use--Black Licorice.  The stamp is from Unity and called My Panda Balloon.  It was just perfect for this challenge.  Then I used My Creative Time 3 x4 Stitched Journal Die and a stamp from the It's All About You stamp set; Echo Park pattern paper and some small black self stick pearls.

Have a great day!!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Grateful Treat Boxes

Hi again!  I posted these boxes over at Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine on Thursday, but wanted to enter them into My Creative Time's Thanksgiving Challenge.

So I needed to post again with a whole picture on my own blog :)  

I used Orange Truffle Trendy Twine :); My Creative Time: Treat Slider Box DieStitched Fun Ticket Dies, and Holiday Tickets Stamp Set; DCWV Harvest Stack Paper; some pop dots, glue and ink.

 Be sure to stop by Annie's Paper Boutique to get all your supplies for your holiday crafts soon and I hope to see you over at Twine It Up!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Trendy Twine Post Day--Grateful

Hi everyone!  It's my turn to post over at Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine today.  I can only give you a sneak today, but you can head over there to see my whole project :)  We are showcasing Orange Truffle Trendy Twine this month.

I really did want to make a card for you, but I think I have a block with using orange and brown for them right now :)  So I came up with something else.

  I used Orange Truffle Trendy Twine :); My Creative Time: Treat Slider Box Die, Stitched Fun Ticket Dies, and Holiday Tickets Stamp Set; DCWV Harvest Stack Paper; some pop dots, glue and ink.

 Be sure to stop by Annie's Paper Boutique to get all your supplies for your holiday crafts soon and I hope to see you over at Twine It Up!


Monday, November 4, 2013

Let's Talk Turkey...and Twine!

Hi everyone!  It's the beginning of the month which means a Trendy Twine post!  This month, we are featuring Orange Truffle Trendy Twine--perfect for your Thanksgiving projects.

Today, I have a treat bottle for you.  I was making a card, but had a total card fail (twice).  Oh well, I'll just come up with a better card for next time :)

The turkey is from Create a Critter Cricut cartridge and cut at 3 1/2 inches--which is why the card was not working. But he looks cute on the Starbucks coffee bottle so all is well.

I wanted to cover the lid somehow and decided to swirl the Orange Truffle Trendy Twine on the top.  This seemed like it would be easy, but took a bit more time that I thought.  The Quick Dry Glue was drying quicker than on a card and I had it everywhere.  But it turned out great in the end.

To finish it off, I added some twine around the top with a bow and a tag for my sentiment.  And I also added a bit to my turkey's hat.

Now, be sure to head over to Twine it Up! with Trendy Twine to see the other design team's turkey projects--they are so cute!!

There's no challenge this month, but I hope you find some time to play with some Trendy Twine.  So head over to Annie's Paper Boutique to get what you need for your holiday crafting :)


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Trendy Twine Candy Treats

Hi everyone!  It's my turn over at Twine it Up! with Trendy Twine today.  I just have a quick sneak here, but head over to the blog to see the whole project :)

They are some fun candy treats that you have plenty of time to make before Halloween still.

Hope to see you over there!


Monday, October 7, 2013

Spooky Tags and Twine

Hi everyone!  I'm here with a project for the Spooky Tags and Twine Challenge that just started over at Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine.  We are showcasing the fabulous Trick or Treat Trendy Twine this month.

Here are the challenge requirements:
Halloween image (flair, stamp, sticker, die cut, or brad)
**If you do not have Trendy Twine, use hemp, jute, 
embroidery thread, or yarn only
(no other brands of bakers twine)**
Deadline is 11:59 p.m. central time, Friday, October 25th. 
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 wrong twine)

To be honest, I have trouble with tags.  I've heard someone say to treat it like a mini card, so that's what I tried to do with this one.  And I think I really do like how it turned out :)

The Trick or Treat Twine makes a great topper for the tag and I also added it to the bottom by wrapping it around and tying the bow in front.  I did not have to tape it down in the back this way.

The stamps are from Unity and I cut out the feet and pop dotted them on.  I used some Pro Markers to color, some Doodlebug pearls and a Martha Stewart edge punch on the bottom.

Be sure to head over to Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine to see the other design team's projects.  They made some amazing tags!!  And while you are there, be sure to enter our challenge this month.  We really do love to see all the projects you make.

Last, but not least--head over to Annie's Paper Boutique to see all the fun Halloween Twines available.  You can also find tags and boxes for all your Halloween treat needs :)

Have a fabulous day!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Trendy Twine Post Day with Trick or Treat

Hi everyone!  It's my turn over at Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine today.  I have some cute little treat boxes to show you featuring Trick or Treat Trendy Twine.  But you need to head over there to see the whole project--I just have a sneak peek over here today :)

There is still one day left to hop along with the Totally Limeade Hop.  Don't miss out on your chance to win a great prize.

The new challenge just started yesterday too.  There's also a prize up for grabs if you play along and follow the rules.  I hope you play along with us!!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Totally Limeade Trendy Twine Hop

Hi everyone!  It's a new Trendy Twine release today--Totally Limeade and Totally Grape!!  And we are celebrating with a blog hop showcasing Totally Limeade.  There are some prizes to be won if you stop and comment along the way :)

If you just came from Kate, you are right on track.  But if not, please start at Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine so you don't miss a thing.

I have a picture frame to show you today.  It is cut from the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge.

The frame is cut at 8 inches.  It stands up pretty well and even the back stand is cut from cardstock.  I was thinking I would need to double up that cut, but didn't take the time.

I originally thought I would cover the entire front in the fabulous Totally Limeade Twine, but then thought that would be a bit much.

I tend to get glue all over and that doesn't look very well on the black.  When I decided to put some star sequins at the places the twine met, I added some to the spots that had some extra glue too.  This size frame is holding a normal picture that was printed from my camera.  I just glued the back on on the side and bottom.

Your next stop is Jessica.  Now, be sure to follow along and comment on all the blogs in the hop.  There are three prizes to be won:

Aren't these some great prizes?!  Be sure to leave all your comments before 11:59pm Friday, October 4th!!

Have a great day!


Monday, September 23, 2013

Trendy Twine Post Day with Cherry Lemonade

Hi everyone!  It's my turn over at Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine today!  I can only show you a sneak peak here, but be sure to head over there to see my whole project featuring Cherry Lemonade Trendy Twine.

And be sure to join in the challenge--it's fun and your chance to win a prize :)

Have a great day!!


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Giveaway Winner!

Hi everyone!  Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Blog Anniversary!  I just have a quick post with the winner from last weeks post. picked #10:


Thanks so much Dee!!  Please send me an email at hbisesi at comcast dot net with your mailing address and I will ship the goodies out to you.

I really am trying to get back to regular crafting, so I hope to have some more regular posts.  My kids are keeping me pretty busy, but I need my crafting time!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Trendy Twine Post Day

Hi everyone!  It's my turn to post over on Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine today.  I just have a sneak peek for you here.  Please visit the Trendy blog to see the whole project.

Don't forget to join in the challenge--they are so much fun and you could win a prize!

Speaking of prizes, I do have a spool of Trendy Twine in my Blog Anniversary Giveaway.  Don't miss your chance to win :)

Have a wonderful day!!


Monday, September 9, 2013

Blog Anniversary Giveaway!

Hi everyone!  Today is my blog's 4th anniversary :)  I decided to have a giveaway to celebrate.  Sorry it's a bit late, I am having computer problems at home and forgot to get this post ready.

One winner will receive:
  • One spool of Pink Midnight Trendy Twine--My very favorite product :)
  • My Creative Time You Are Here Stamp Set (love Emma's products!)
  • Close to My Heart:
    • A Chocolate Affair -- August Stamp of the Month and no longer available
    • Whooo's Your Valentine Stamp set -- was part of a kit that is no longer available
    • Dream Pop paper pack -- was a special buy a few months ago
To enter, please be a follower of my blog and leave one comment--you can follow by Bloglovin' too, link is on the right.  For an additional entry, you can follow my new Facebook page (I just started it last week) and then leave me a comment here that you did.

I will leave this open until Wednesday, September 18th at 9pm and announce the winner here the next day.

Thanks so much for visiting!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Friend Card

Hi everyone!

Wow, three posts in row--I think that's a record for me lately :)  I actually made this cards over a month ago for a publication call.  It did not get picked up, so here it is!

  • Close to My Heart 
    • Friend Stamp (Hostess Only purchase)
    • Black Tulle Ribbon
    • Black Ink
  • DCWV paper
  • Recollections Foam Adhesive
  • Creative Charms Jewels
The layers are a matching cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  Then I placed pop dots between the layers and under for some dimension. This was another easy card to put together!

You can't tell from the picture, but the patterned paper is shiny.  I just can't get a good picture after work around here lately :)

Have a fabulous day!!