Friday, March 29, 2013

Lots of Easter Wishes

Hi everyone!  I hope you have had a great week!  I have been making treat boxes and other goodies all week to give out.  Here are pictures of my boxes that I sent in with my daughter to give to her teachers.  

All dies are from My Creative Time and I used my favorite Trendy Twine :)  I'll list the name of the twine under the pictures.

This treat box uses Blue Berry Trendy Twine and also is being entered in My Creative Time's  Tic, Tac, Toe  Designer's challenge.  I used pattern paper, twine and bling!

Here's a shot of all of them together.  I did not get a great picture of the yellow one in the back but it uses Lemon Tart Trendy Twine.

I think my favorite is the blue with the bunny and then the purple flowers.  It's amazing that I am able to give them away :)  

Oh, and I wanted to mention a great sale on Trendy Twine--you can get 3 spools for $21!  It's for a limited time so don't miss out :)  


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Special Easter Wishes

Hi everyone!  I have another Treat Slider box to show you :)  And I need to make a bunch this weekend.  I think they would be perfect for my daughter's Sunday School teachers and since they won't have class on Easter, I need to get them done for this Sunday.

I used some fabulous Tickled Pink Trendy Twine and Jillibean Soup patterned paper.  Everything else is from My Creative Time:  Treat Slider Box Die, Stitched Fun Ticket Dies, and To My Best Peep set (stamp and die).  I really wanted a cute pom pom tail so I just wrapped some twine around my finger and made it that way.  Thank goodness for gluing one side down though--they are always not even for me!

Have a fabulous day!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Twine Egg(s)--maybe

Hi everyone!  I thought I would share my attempt at twine eggs that I did over the weekend and some things that I learned.

I first tried my hand at this a few weeks ago and it was an epic fail.  I did not take a picture of that mess though :)  The day after my attempt, My Craft Channel had a video about this very same craft.  So I did learn a few things and decided to try again.  I mean, I have all this wonderful Trendy Twine that would just make some beautiful eggs!

Here is my 1st which looks like an egg--sort of.  I used a regular size balloon and only blew it up part way and was able to get the egg  shape.  However, I did not use enough Watermelon Taffy Trendy Twine on this one--it's a little bare.

This next one, I used a small water balloon.  I could not get that in an egg shape at all.  I also did not cut enough Pink Limeade Trendy Twine for this one, but just grabbed some more and continued wrapping.  This one looks so much better but is round.

  • I used Scotch Quick Dry glue watered down.  However, I used too much water and the mixture was very drippy.
  • After my 1st fail, the twine stuck to the balloon and caved in with it.  It was a mess!  So the video said to use Modge Podge or you need to grease it up somehow, so I sprayed both with Pam :)
  • The egg shape is not very sturdy.  I put the twine on as it came out of the glue--very wet.  I had to have a cup under it to catch all the drips it was so wet.  
  • The ball shape is much stiffer.  I was running the twine between my fingers to get some of the glue mixture off before putting it on the balloon.  And there was hardly a drip coming off it while drying.
  • The next morning, I wanted to take the balloon out.  I started with the egg and the twine was sticking!!  Ugg.  I so very carefully separated the twine from the balloon.  Still, when I popped it, a few strands stuck but I was able to reshape since it is so soft.
  • When I was checking to see if the round ball was sticking, the balloon popped and nothing stuck! Yay!
I do want to try again and make a few egg shapes before next weekend.  Plus, I love the Watermelon Taffy Twine and think these would be so cute for a table decoration.

So, lessons learned:  Grease up the balloon and do not use a ton of glue/water!

Please leave a link in the comments if you've make any of these--I'd love to see them!!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A Cup of Love

Hi everyone!  This is a late post for me today, but I saw a one-day challenge over at The Alley Way Stamps Facebook page and just had to join in. I don't own any of their stamps, yet :), but they have a few digital freebies you can download.

I don't know that I am the best with digital stamps though--this is just a simple card I threw together to join in the fun.

I also used a new heart Cuttlebug folder that includes that strip at the bottom.  And I used some fabulous Watermelon Taffy Trendy Twine.   It's finished off with some Frosted Lace Stickles and self-stick gems from Close to My Heart.

Not my best work--I need some better markers and learn how to color better :)

Have a great week!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

St. Patrick's Day

Hi again everyone!  I have another treat box that looks almost exactly like the one I posted yesterday :)  You see, I gave away the one from yesterday to someone at work whose birthday I missed.  But there is another lady who really does appreciate my crafts and love green and polka dots, so I just had to make her one too.

I used all the same paper and fabulous Twisted Lime Trendy Twine.  But I made this a St. Patrick's theme and also wove the twine through the holes on the top mat.

It turned out pretty cute!  Wish the color was better--think I should get a new camera soon :)

Have a great day!!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Trendy Twine Treats

Hi everyone!  It's my turn to post over at Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine today.  I have the most fun playing with twine :)

Today, I made a fun treat slider box topped off with the fabulous Twisted Lime Trendy Twine.  Make sure to click on the link and buy it while it's on sale.  And while you are there, check out some of the other great colors :)

  • Twisted Lime Trendy Twine
  • My Creative Time Treat Slider Box
  • Sentiment from Close to My Heart
  • Green Bubble gems from Close to My Heart
  • Pattern Paper from Jillibean Soup
I think I am going to make some of these for my daughter's school and Sunday School teachers.  The color is not that great on the bottom two pictures but I wanted to show you how the bottom slides out and the cute candy with the bow fits inside.

Please be sure to head over to the Trendy blog to see all the amazing projects the design team creates this whole month.  And while you are there, be sure to check out the challenge this month and join in--we love to see what everyone creates!!

Have a fabulous day!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Chocolate Bunny

Hi everyone!

Just a quick post today with an Easter Card for you.  I'm working on St. Patrick's Day and Easter stuff at the same time since they are so close together this year :)

I made this card to go with an Easter Basket swap I am in.  I think it turned out pretty cute!

  • Watermelon Taffy Trendy Twine
  • Bunny cut from Create a Critter 2 at 4 3/4 inches
  • Sentiment from My Creative Time
  • Pattern Paper from Jillibean Soup
  • pop dots
  • Glossy Accents
My person's favorite color is green.  That is goes perfectly with pink and since I have some of the fabulous Watermelon Taffy Trendy Twine, I just had to add that :)  And I added the Glossy Accents to the bow and nose but I just could not get a picture to show that.

Check back tomorrow for my Trendy Twine post day!  Back to a green theme too.


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Trendy Twine Bunny Hop

Hi everyone!!  I am so glad you are here today to join in the Trendy Twine Bunny Hop :)  Trendy Twine's newest color is debuting today--Bubblegum Taffy!  It is so pretty, I need more already--LOL!

If you have just come from Yvonne, you are on track.  If not, please start at Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine so you don't miss any of the fun and prizes.

My project today is a cute little basket cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 at 5 inches.  This is the cut that is one piece, except the handle.  If you want it bigger than 5 inches, you need to use the other cuts and glue them all together.  But this is a perfect size for a small treat or a table favor.

I used the fabulous new Bubblegum Taffy on the edges, middle of the handle, and as bows at the bottom of the handles on both sides.  Then I added a cut bunny from My Creative Time's new To My Best Peep die.

Now, you have a chance to win some great prizes from The Alley Way Stamps, My Thoughts Exactly, 3 Girl Jam, and Trendy Twine!  In order to win a prize, be sure to comment on all the blogs in the hop (including the Trendy Twine Blog), follow the Trendy Twine Blog, and like the Trendy Twine Facebook page.

Your next stop on the Bunny Hop is Karen.  And don't forget you can also participate in our challenge this month for a chance at another prize :)

Have a great day and enjoy all the fun projects from the design team!!


Monday, March 4, 2013

Trendy Twine Monday -- Going Green

Hi everyone!  It's Challenge time over at Trendy Twine.  This month we are Going Green with Twisted Lime.

I made a St. Patrick's Day Card to show you today:


  • Twisted Lime Trendy Twine
  • You're My Pot of Gold Die and Stamp Set by My Creative Time
  • Polka Dot Cuttlebug Folder
  • Self Adhesive Gems
  • Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
I really do love Monochromatic cards--they usually are pretty easy for me to do.  I was very tempted to add some white stitching to the clovers, but held off :)

Here is your challenge this month.  I really do hope you play along with us!

St. Patrick's Day with a clover, leprechaun, or both
Monochromatic green (shades of green; no other colors)
Trendy Twine
**If you do not have Trendy Twine,
use hemp, jute, or embroidery thread only
(no other brands of bakers twine)**

Deadline is
Friday, March 22nd.

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)

Make sure to head over to Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine today and all through month for some fun inspiration from the Design Team.  And be sure to visit the store and check out the great deals Lesley has for you on Twisted Lime and a mini bundle that would be great for this green month :)   Have a great day!!

Have a great day!!