Monday, December 29, 2014

So Super Sweet!

Hi everyone!   I have a quick card for you today using the new Too Cute by Jessica I Love Cocoa file.  I love bears and hot cocoa, so this was a must have set for me :)

I cut this out at 3 inches for the cup--as you can see, the bear is taller that that :)  Since the cut was a good size, I left my card on the plain side.  The stamps is from My Pink Stamper and the pattern paper is DCWV.

The file has some snowflakes that cut out, but they were a little plain for me.  So I added some snowflake sequins to the bear's skirt in place of the cut out ones.

Don't miss out on the great Too Cute by Jessica sale going on right now!  You can even get a free pattern or two.  Check out the website for details.

Have a great day!


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas everyone!

The Trendy Twine Design Team wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas.  So we all have cards on our blogs to show you.  Be sure to visit Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine so you don't miss any of the fabulous cards!

My card uses a  the fabulous Candy Cane Trendy Twine--this is a perfect Christmas Twine and a Miss Kate Cutables file.  I cut it out at a little over 3 inches, I think and pop dotted him on.  Then I added 2 sequins and a Merry Christmas stamp. 

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Ugly Christmas Sweater

Hi everyone!  Merry Christmas Eve!!  Today I have another Christmas card to show you.  I actually made this one specifically for my daughter's BFF.  They went shopping together for ugly Christmas sweaters so I thought she would love this--and she did :)

I used the new Too Cute by Jessica Ugly Sweaters file.  There are several sweaters you can make in this file.

The above picture is a close up so you can see I added Frosted Lace Stickles to the snowflakes on the sweater.  That was my daughter's idea--she said it needed glitter.  Then I pop dotted the sweater on the card and added a few snowflake sequins.

There are lots of new files over at Too Cute by Jessica right now--and a great sale too :) So be sure to check it out!

Have a fabulous day!!


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Trendy Twine Post Day!

Hi everyone!  Can you believe it's almost Christmas Day?  Time sure does fly.  I did not mail out any Christmas cards this year, again.  But I have made some that I can give out with the gifts I am passing out.

Here's a fun santa owl card that has some yummy Candy Cane Trendy Twine on it!

The owl is from Cricut Create a Critter 2--cut at a little over 3 inches.  I tied a bit of twine around the hat and then decided to glue the twine onto the scarf--I do like that look. The stamp is My Pink Stamper and then I used some fun sequins.

We still have lots more fun this month, so be sure to keep visiting!  And you can still get the holiday twine on sale at Annie's Paper Boutique along with tons of other fun goodies.

Have a fabulous day!!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Have a Beary Christmas!

Hi everyone!  Today I have a Christmas card to show you, but not with the tradition Christmas Colors.

I used a cute Polar Bear from the Precious Polar Bears Too Cute by Jessica file.  

Other supplies I used include:
My Pink Stamper A Punny-licious Christmas
My Creative Time Stitched Journal Die and Stitched Decorative Banners
White Signo Pen
Pop Dots

I decided to ink the edges of the scarf pieces--it made it more distinct.  And the mouth does not cut out--I drew that on.  This one looks better than the last one I drew :)

Have a fabulous day!


Monday, December 15, 2014

A Reindeer Christmas

Hi everyone!  Today I have another Christmas card to show you.  This is using a reindeer from Too Cute by Jessica's Ready for Reindeer file

Here are all the supplies I used:

Have a fabulous day!


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone!  Just a quick post today.  I needed a birthday card and I used this adorable polar bear from the Precious Polar Bears Too Cute by Jessica file. 

I cute the bear out at about 3 inches.  I don't type in the measurements, just kind of eyeball it on the grid :)  The bear is on the card with pop dots and I added some stickles to the earmuffs.  The file does not cut out a mouth, so I added it in myself with a pen--that's why it's a bit crooked--I am never straight.

The stamp is from My Pink Stamper Birthday Crazy stamp set and I added Doodlebug white sequins.

Have a fabulous day!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Trendy Twine's 12 Days of Christmas Day 9

Hi everyone!  I am posting a quick gift over at Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine today for Day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas.  

I just have a quick sneak for you over here today, so please go see my whole project over at the Trendy Blog.

I did use the fabulous Candy Cane Trendy Twine on my project.  It's been used a lot on my projects for this month :)

Have a great day!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Santa Owl

Hi everyone!  I have another Christmas card to show you today.  I used a Santa owl from the Adorable Christmas Owls file from Too Cute by Jessica.

I have never been a good judge of how big I should cut a file and this is a good example :)  I made the owl 4 inches tall and he was very big.  So I made a 5x5 inch square card base to put him on.  I think I do like this size card.

On the whites of the eyes, I used some glossy accents.  And I pop dotted him on the card.

The stamp is from a Close to My Heart set and I used some yummy Candy Cane Trendy Twine for the card base and to make another fun pom pom.  I think I am getting better at those :)

Have a great day!


Monday, December 1, 2014

Trendy Twine's Christmas Tin Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Trendy Twine Christmas Tin Blog Hop!!  A perfect way to start December and the start of a special 12 days of Christmas celebration where the DT will be WOWing you all with creative gift giving ideas using Trendy Twine (of course) as well as other products found in the Trendy Twine store.But we will have more on that tomorrow.

Today the DT is showcasing all the different "tins" that are offered in the Trendy Twine store and getting you all in the gift giving mood!

So sit back, grab your favorite beverage and get ready to be inspired!

I used the Square Treat Tin for my project today along with my favorite Christmas Trendy Twine, Candy Cane.

I wrapped the twine around the top of of tin's lid.  I just tucked it under, but you can glue it on. 

I cut the Santa hat out with my Cricut Machine and made a Candy Cane Trendy Twine pom pom to add to the hat.  The label is a die from My Create Time with a My Pink Stamper stamp and some sequins to finish it off.  

Now how on over to Kim and see her fun tin!  I've added the blog line for up today. If you comment on and follow all the blogs today, you have a chance to win one of two spools of Candy Cane Trendy Twine as pictured right above!

Have a fun day!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's Stamp Release Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to our ninth Craftin Desert Diva's stamp release blog hop!! We're super excited to share with you in full the CDD November release stamps. For this 2 day hop the CDD DT are being joined by the Too Cute by Jessica DT to share some awesome Christmas projects for you.  There are five new stamps that are being released today in the Craftin Desert Divas Shop and are available now for purchase.

**All stamps with images have a FREE SVG(digital cut file)**
This makes it so easy, you just cut out the image and then stamp on it. The SVG cut file will be in the CDD Gallery for you to download or after purchase just send  an email to to claim your SVG cut for the stamp set you purchased. Tara has also added images and sizes for the SVGs in the CDD Shop.

So without further ado here are the latest stamp sets:

Here are this release specials for you:

1. Use Code: NOV to receive 20% off your entire order. Sale ends Dec. 5 Midnight MST.
2.  4x6 Freebie is for $30 minimum purchase (before tax & shipping) in the CDD Shop Offer ends Dec. 5 

Today you can get this  freebie pattern by following and commenting on ALL the blogs in today's hop. After you have done this you can email or send Tara a message on FB to claim your pattern.

There will be a New pattern and hop line up tomorrow. Make sure to start at CDD so you don't miss out!  

What would be a blog hop without some more prizes??

Hop Prizes:

1. CDD giving away 1 stamp a day.

2. Too Cute by Jessica - $25 gift card (reg. priced patterns)

And now on to my creation....

I thought this girl baker from the free pattern from Too Cute by Jessica that you can get today was perfect with this saying from CDD Baked with Love!  The girl is cut out about 4 inches tall. I added a few fun sequins, a touch of Candy Cane Trendy Twine and some green ribbon.

On the eyes, I used a white Signo pen and the on the hat, I used a fine tip pen to add some dots and dashes.  There are also white stickles on the spoon, tiny berries and cheeks.

So hop, hop, hop on over to Mayra!

Come join us here on Facebook:
CDD Gallery - We'd love you to share your projects using the CDD stamps.

Blogs on the hop:

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Trendy Thanksgiving Wish

Hello everyone!  Some of the Trendy Twine DT made some projects to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!!  Please be sure to head over to Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine to see all of our thankful projects.

Today, I made a Thanksgiving hat shaped card for you.  I used Orange Truffle Trendy Twine, the twine of the month, because it just went perfectly on my card.

I used the Thanksgiving hat from Cricut Celebrate with a Flourish cartridge.  On my Explore, I flipped one of the images added the shadow image in and hid all my other layers. **Before you hide everything and add a 2nd shadow layer, be sure to make your cut the size of the card you want. This was about 4 1/4- 1/2 inches tall.**  Then I copied the shadow shape, and then made a horizontal mirror image of one side. Next, I moved the together on one of the swirls to make it in the card shape. I then selected all (both shadows) and attached.  Then you can un-hide your layers so they will all cut. 

I did think after the fact that I could have added a score line, but it folded very well and even for me. The finished card size is about 4 1/2 inches tall by 5 inches wide.  So it would need a square envelope. 

The Orange Truffle Trendy Twine is glued on the swirls (I love swirls)--it did not take long at all to do this.  The I tied a double bow to add to the brim :)

I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Craftin Desert Divas November Stamp Release Sneak Peek Day 3

We are so excited to share with you this super fun release.

Today is day 3 of the sneak peeks for the November stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have 6 new stamps in this release. This release is going to be Holiday themed! 

We are going to share with you a variety of projects to help inspire you with your upcoming Holiday projects. These images and sentiments will come with a SVG outline that is FREE to you.

Here are this release specials for you:
1. Use Code: NOV to receive 20% off your entire order. Sale ends Dec. 5 Midnight MST.
2.  4x6 Freebie is for $30 minimum purchase (before tax & shipping) in the CDD Shop Offer ends Dec. 5.  We will have 1 sneak peek day to share it with you.

Each day there will be a new FREE file, you can email or message Tara on Facebook to request it. You must comment and follow each blog in order to get the free file.  And join us this Saturday & Sunday for our Hop for more free files!!!

Here's today's free pattern:

Today's stamps are Baked with Love.

Here's my creation:

Sweet Tidings is in this fabulous new CDD stamp set.  I used a new Too Cute by Jessica file called Cute Cocoa Cups--they are all so fun!  This is cut out at about 3 inches. I finished off the card with some fun Candy Cane Trendy Twine and some red and green sequins.  I also inked some green ink around the mat layer and used pop dots to add my die cut to the card.

CDD stamps are....4x6 stamps and Made in the USA.  Stamps will be available to order on Saturday.

We hope you will stop by the  Craftin Desert Divas Shop  and the  Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group. We would love for you to join us and share your creations with us using Craftin Desert Diva's stamps. In this group we first show previews, have giveaways and much more!

Sneak Peek Giveaway!

Tara's giving away one stamp set a day.

All you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning!
Tara will announce today's winner tomorrow. The winner will be picked from a different blog every day, so be sure to visit and leave comments.

Thank you all so much for joining us today and I hope you will come back tomorrow for more sneak peeks.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Trendy Twine Thanksgiving Treats

Hi everyone!  I'm posting over at Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine today showing these Thanksgiving treats you can set at your table.  I used Orange Truffle Trendy Twine and Mini Candy Cubes from Annie's Paper Boutique.

I filled my box with some Hershey Kisses and then wrapped the Orange Truffle Trendy Twine around the cube and finished that off with a bow.  The cute Thanksgiving squirrel is from Cricut Create A Critter 2 cartridge.  He is about 2 1/2 inches tall.  I added a twine bow tie to him and some Black Diamond Stickles to his tail.  It's on the box with some pop dots.

I think these would be really cute to have at every place setting at the dinner table.  If you don't have the boxes on hand now, be sure to pick some up and you can make something like this with a Christmas theme :)

Be sure to join the Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine Facebook Page to share your Trendy Twine creations!

Have a great day!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Angel Bear Christmas

Hi everyone!

Another Christmas card up today before I go back to some Fall stuff next week.

This bear is from the Too Cute by Jessica Christmas Dress Up Bears files.  I just love the this angel so started with this cut.

I added some star sequins and some pretty ribbon to finish it off.  The wings are velum and I am very pleased to say that my Cricut Explore was able to cut them.

I hope you have a great weekend!!