Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Star Spangled Treats

Hi everyone!

Hi everyone.  It's my turn to post over at Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine today.  And I have a fun 4th of July bucket for you.  I saw this idea on Pick Your Plum and had just the right colors of Washi Tape to pull it off along with the perfect twine for it -- Stars & Stripes Trendy Twine!

You can head over to Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine to see the whole picture and a few details on making one of these :)

Don't you just love the star sequins?! :)

Don't miss out on the patriotic specials that you can find in the store.  That sale will be over very soon.  Over on the Trendy Twine Facebook page there is an awesome giveaway -- be sure to check it out and follow the directions to enter.  And last, but not least, there is a new color coming out on July 4th.  Bumblebee!!  We'll be having a fun blog hop to celebrate :)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Starry Birthday

Hello everyone!  I have not been good about making cards for family the last few months, but my daughter's BFF's birthday is today and I managed to make her one.  Of course, she is like a daughter to me and calls me mom, so I guess it is for family :)

It also happens to fit in the My Creative Time Designer's Challenge set by Miss Emma herself.  She picked a challenge that is perfect for me--Bling it Up!  I do love to add something sparkly pretty much all the time :)


I originally was using some animal print paper, but then I needed to add some bling.  I really wanted to use these stars that I picked up at Hobby Lobby, so I was going through my paper stash and found this purple star paper--perfect!  I wished I used the It's all about you stamp after that, but this does work too.  I don't know if you can tell, but I pop dotted the frame up since I just used the same paper on the stamped part and frame.

My daughter said it was very purple, but I really like this one!  I think her BFF will too :)  Have a great weekend if I don't post before then!!


Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Hello everyone!  I have put it off as long as I can, but the blog reader is going away July 1.  It's been acting up a lot in the last week anyhow.

So I decided to go with Bloglovin.  I've followed some new blogs with it lately and just took the plunge to transfer.  It's easy to use and has transferred all 600+ blogs that I follow over to the Bloglovin reader.

I hope you decide to keep following me, either by email or Bloglovin.  Just click the link below -- it's super easy!!

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Thanks for your service

Hello everyone! It's my turn to post over at Twine it Up! with Trendy Twine today.

Just a quick card with some fabulous Stars & Stripes Trendy Twine on it :)  I love this twine (but then again, I think I love it all!)

I was asked to do a card demo in July and my mother-in-law took some of my cards to show the ladies.  One of them asked that I make 12 cards for her to send to a troop for the June package she is sending. I spent an entire Saturday trying to come up with something and this is what I ended up with.  Sorry the picture is not exactly the best.  It was cloudy and now the cards are on their way.

This twine is perfect for July, so don't wait, get yours now!  It on sale along with some other great colors for the 4th.  There is even a mini special so you can try all 4 colors out.  

Be sure to stop by the Trendy blog all month to see the fun projects this month.  Have a fabulous day!!


Monday, June 10, 2013


Hi everyone!   I made a card to enter into the Ribbon Carousel Blog Fun in the Sun! Challenge this month.


  • Lemon Tart Trendy Twine
  • My Creative Time 
    • Stitched Capture Frame Die
    • Life Is Good stamp
  • The Alley Way Petal Pushers stamp
  • Echo Park Dots & Stripes Lemon Drops paper
  • Stampin' Up! Ink
  • Frosted Lace Stickles
  • Doodlebug Mini Jewels
Have a great day!


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Birthday Flower

Hello everyone!

I was looking through my blog reader last night and came across My Creative Time's Designer Challenge and had the urge to create!

This is what I came up with.  I did originally have a different idea, but I really do like the turn this one took :)


  • My Creative Time
    • Stitched Journal Die
    • Flower Petal Dies
  • Trendy Twine Orangesicle
  • Close to My Heart Celebration Stamp & Black ink
  • My Little Shoebox Harmony/Tranquility double-sided paper
  • Doodlebug Mini Pearls
  • Recollections pop dots
  • corner rounder
I have been making a lot of monochrome cards, and was a bit worried about all these colors!  But I am really happy with this--guess I am branching out a bit :)

Have a great weekend!


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Close to My Heart June Specials

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to pop in to tell you about several specials going on right now with Close to My Heart.

1. Relief for Oklahoma Campaign.  Close to My Heart is offering a sneak peak of a stamp that will be in the Fall catalog.  A True Thank You single stamp is available now until June 30 for $2.95.  100% of the profits will b!e donated to the American Red Cross to help with the OK relief efforts

2.  Make it a Banner Day!  For every $25 purchased that includes a qualifying stamp set, you will receive a free mini banner.  The mini banner includes 10 chipboard pennants in 4 different shapes with 9 jump rings for hanging. Available through June 30, 2013.

3.  Let's Get Patriotic!  Celebrate military service and promote patriotism with our new patriotic stamp sets—available only from June 1 to July 31, 2013. Three dollars from each B-size My Acrylix®Courage stamp set and $5 from each D-size My Acrylix® Home of the Brave stamp set will be donated to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the country. Show your support with your own patriotic stamp set!

And don't forget the June Stamp of the Month just $5 when you spend $50.  This month's is A Flowering Bunch, set of 10 stamps.  You can see it on my CTMH Website where you can place your order and take advantage of any or all of these specials.  Or, feel free to send me an email (click on contact me on the right) where I can give you a discount on your order!

Thanks for stopping by!!