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November 16, 2017

Trendy Twine - Happy Birthday Lesley

Hello! The Trendy Twine Design Team is joining in on a surprise post for Lesley for her birthday! Each of the design team members and our guest designers sent her some fun birthday wishes.  For my project, I created a card using the Doodlebug Hip Hip Hooray Collection.  I just love the bright and cheery papers!
I cut the card layers, circles and the tag using Gina Marie Designs dies.  The sentiment was stamped from the APB Smile stamp set.
A small bow in Totally Lemon Trendy Twine provided a fun accent on my tag.  A few enamel dots were the finishing touch.
Please head on over to the Trendy Twine blog to check out all of the design team projects and to wish Lesley a very Happy Birthday!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

November 15, 2017

Howdy from the Funny Farm

Hello! Today I have a card to share created with the Barn and Silo Die Set and Stitched Sky Die Set from Gina Marie Designs.  I started with a white card base and used my Distress Oxide Inks to create the background of my card.
The sentiment is from the Scrappy Mom Farm Fresh (retired) stamp set.  My card was finished off with a few scattered Tropical Island Enamel Dots
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a lovely day!

November 13, 2017

Many Thanks

Hello! Today I'm sharing a project created with the Momenta Gift Tag Kit.  This kit contains many of the items used on my project including the kraft envelope, doily and jute cording.  I punched out a tag using the Art-C "Love, Hello, Thanks" stamp and die set, it's the perfect sized tag for a hand written note.
I embellished my envelope with some ribbon and a couple of leaves from my stash.  The flower was created with the Momenta "Flower Punch and Stamp Set".  I added a wood button from my stash in the center of the flower.  The finishing accent was the "many thanks" sentiment from the Momenta "Thank You Words" metal stickers.
Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a fantastic day!

November 10, 2017

Annie's Paper Boutique - Cup of Holiday Cheer

Hello! Today the Trendy Twine design team has a fun post to share using these adorable mini cups.  I covered my cup with some chevron papers and went for a snowmen theme.  The snowmen's faces were created with a circle shape and a hat, cut with a couple of basic dies.
I stamped the faces with the Peachy Keen Ornament Faces stamp set and colored them.  The snowman's hat and cup lid were embellished with some beautiful Cranberry Trendy Twine.
The mini tag was die cut and stamped with a sentiment from the APB Let is Snow stamp set.  I added a coordinating Trendy Page Dot to each of the tags.  The tags were tied to a paper straw with a bit more twine.
Head on over to Annie's Paper Boutique to shop for these products!  Also, don't forget to stop by the Trendy Twine blog to check out all of the design team projects! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

November 9, 2017

Box of Thanks

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a decorated box from the Momenta Gift Box Kit.  I kept my kraft box in its original form and simply added a doily to the top of the box.  Next I wrapped the box with the gold chevron paper from the gift box kit.  The tag also came from the same kit and was stamped with a sentiment from the Momenta "Love, Hello, Thanks" stamp set.
I tied up my gift box with some ribbon and attached a tag with some jute.  A few fall leaves from my stash gave my box a fun finishing touch.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a spectacular day!

November 8, 2017

Oriental Trading - Place Setting

Hello! As we are preparing for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, Oriental Trading came to the rescue and provided the perfect supplies for my place settings.  Not only did I pick out all of these wonderful products to create each place setting, I will also be able to use the wood plank and burlap table runner on my table for a bit of rustic charm.
I gathered my supplies all from Oriental Trading, trimmed the burlap, folded it over and adhered it using the double-sided tape which created a nice pocket for my utensils.
The burlap leaf shapes were the perfect embellishments for my utensil holder and were adhered with some Glue Dots.  I created the bow topper with a pre-made burlap bow, some jute cording and a wooden button.  A few more Glue Dots on the back of the bow topper secured it on my utensil holder.
This was such a fun and easy project to put together.  I just love the rustic charm of the burlap products which can be found over at Oriental Trading.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!
This review is based strictly on my opinion.  I was provided the samples free of charge by Oriental Trading to provide my honest review.  No other type of compensation was received.  All ideas and opinions are my own.  

November 6, 2017

Trendy Twine - Thank You

Hello!  Today I have a fall themed coffee project to share over on the Trendy Twine blog.  I'm a huge fan of iced coffee, however as soon as the weather changes, I immediately switch over to hot coffee. Annie's Paper Boutique now carries these fun Kraft Cup Sleeves which was the inspiration for my project.
I adhered some Fall papers to the Kraft Cup Sleeve and then die cut a decorative circle, heart, coffee cup and tiny spoon.  All of the die cuts were inked on the edges and layered.  I stamped a sentiment on the heart from the APB Happy Thanksgiving stamp set.  I wove the Creamy Pumpkin Trendy Twine through the holes in the circle die cut and tied it off with a bow.
Head on over to Annie's Paper Boutique to pick up some goodies for those Fall projects. Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a spectacular day!

November 2, 2017

DCWV - November Stack-a-holic Challenge

Hello!  DCWV has a new challenge for November up on their Facebook page.  I was inspired by this month's sketch to create this 12x12 layout page.  All of the paper are from the DCWV Elegant & Serene Stack.  The navy and coral color combination is absolutely gorgeous.  The foil papers also add some elegance to my layout page even though they are a bit hard to see in the pictures.
These papers are so pretty that I didn't need to add much to my layout page.  The cut out pages provided the perfect title and inspirational quote for my layout page.  The photo corners were punched with a Fiskars punch and provided a whimsical accent to my photo mats.  A bit of Totally Navy Trendy Twine provided a fun and coordinating embellishment on my layout page.  A couple of paper flowers were the finishing accents on my layout page.
Here is the layout sketch for this month's challenge:
Head on over to DCWV's Facebook Page for details on how to enter this month's challenge for a chance to win a DCWV stack.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!

October 31, 2017

Trendy Twine & Sequins

Hello! Today the Trendy Twine design team is sharing some fun projects created with sequins from Annie's Paper Boutique.  I used Peppermint Stick Sequins which are the perfect color combination for fall.
I created some adorable shaker tags for a Thanksgiving place setting.  I used a die to cut my shaker tag.  The sentiment from the APB Happy Thanksgiving stamp set was stamped in the center of the shaker and I sprinkled in some Peppermint Stick Sequins.
A Polka Dot Trendy Page Dot was used to embellish each of the shakers.  Some coordinating Peppermint Stick Trendy Twine was tied to each of the shakers.  The fall images are from the APB Hello Fall stamp set.  Each image was water colored and finished off with some Wink of Stella for a sparkly effect.
Here are the Peppermint Stick Sequins that I used for my shakers:
Head on over to Annie's Paper Boutique to shop for these products!  Also, don't forget to stop by the Trendy Twine blog to check out all of the design team projects! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

October 30, 2017

All Our Blessings

Happy Monday!  I have a sweet card to share today which I created with the Momenta Flower stamp and punch set.  I used my inks to stamp the flowers in the different colors, then punched them out and adhered them to the base of my card.  I added a purple strip of paper along the edge of my card.
The sentiment is from the Momenta Family stamp set.  A few enamel dots from my stash were the finishing touch on my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a spectacular day!

October 26, 2017

Trick or Treat Box

I just love to decorate kraft boxes so when I received the Momenta Gift Box Kit I immediately thought of a Halloween treat box.  I cut out some papers from the Momenta 6x6 paper pad and adhered them to my kraft box.  I used the same papers and a die to cut a scalloped square which was adhered to the bottom of the kraft box.  Not only does the scalloped square provide some sturdiness to the box but it also adds a decorative element.  The patterned papers are from my stash and were used to create a belly band and a large banner flag.
A small rosette was created from the coordinating papers and used to decorate the kraft box.  The rosette was layered with a couple of scalloped circles and a bow was created with some Orange Licorice Trendy Twine.  I simply added a trick or treat brad on top of the twine bow for a finishing accent.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

October 23, 2017

Trendy Twine - Happy Halloween

Hello!  Today I have a Halloween card to share over on the Trendy Twine blog.  The shaker part of my card was cut with a die and trimmed to the 3 piece frame.  I simply adhered the letters and sequins to create the shaker.  I used a couple of punches from my stash for the grass and fence at the bottom of my card.
The Batty Sequins were adhered to the base of my card.  I stamped a sentiment from the APB Happy Halloween stamp set.  My card was finished off with some Spooktacular Taffy Trendy Twine.
Head on over to Annie's Paper Boutique to pick up some goodies for those Halloween projects. Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

October 19, 2017

Hello Friend

Hello!  Today I have a Halloween treat box to share.  I used the Momenta Stamp & Die-Cut, Gable Box to cut out my box.  The Jack o latern face was punched with an EK Success punch.  I'm loving this Gable Box die, it is super easy to put together to create a fun and festive treat box.  The papers are from the DCWV Fall & Halloween Basics Stack.
I tucked in some treats and tied the box with some Orange Licorice Trendy Twine.  The sentiment is from the same Momenta set and was stamped on a White Metal Rim Tag.  The contrast of the white tag adds some interest to this CAS project!
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fantastic day!

October 18, 2017

Hello Fall

Hello! I have a fall themed card to share which was created with the Leaf Quilt Die from Gina Marie Designs.  I just love these quilt style dies, they remind me of a creative puzzle.
The sweet sentiment is from the APB Happy Thanksgiving stamp set.  A simple bow in Creamy Pumpkin Trendy Twine and some enamel dots were the finishing accents on my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fantastic day!

October 16, 2017

Oriental Trading - Treats

Hello!  I have some Halloween goodies to share today created with products from Oriental Trading. I saw a similar idea on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to create an up-cycled project using toilet paper rolls.
I gathered some papers from the Halloween Basic Pattern Paper Assortment which was measured and trimmed to the size of the paper rolls.  The Glue Dots adhesive tape was used to secure the paper and scallop trim to the paper rolls.  I glued the scallop circle to the bottom of the paper rolls and used the Glue Dots Multiple Surfaces Adhesives for the handle.  These Glue Dots are super strength and will ensure that the handle doesn't come apart from the paper roll.
The finished product is a fun treat container with a handle. These can easily be created and filled with some yummy Halloween candies.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!
This review is based strictly on my opinion.  I was provided the samples free of charge by Oriental Trading to provide my honest review.  No other type of compensation was received.  All ideas and opinions are my own.  

October 12, 2017

Many Thanks

Hello! Today I'm sharing a fun gift bag which was created with a Cotton Muslin Bag from Annie's Paper Boutique.  I used the Chevron Adhesive Stencil from Momenta and some Momenta Stencil Paint to create the pattern on my bag.
A couple of Momenta Metal Embellishments and a layered flower created from the Momenta Flower Die finished off my bag.  I tucked in a notebook and a pen for a fun gift idea.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

October 11, 2017

Trick or Treat

Hello!  Today I have a Halloween card to share which was inspired by the sketch challenge on the DCWV Facebook page.  My card was created with the DCWV Eek-a-Boo stack.  The base of my card was cut with the Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle Die and layered with the Pleated Oval Die.
The Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch was used for the border along the top edge of my card.  I found the mason jar die, a star die and border die in my stash of dies and created the centerpiece for my card.  Spooktacular Taffy Trendy Twine was used to accent the mason jar.  A few bling pieces and a sentiment finished off my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

October 9, 2017

Trendy Twine - Hello Boo-tiful

Hello!  I have a treat project to share over on the the Trendy Twine blog today!  My project started with a Large Treat Sack which I lined with some Halloween papers.  I used the same papers to create a fun topper for my bag.  The papers created a sturdy liner so I could tuck in lots of treats.
A doily was tucked under the topper and layered with a tag.  Next I added a Grape Tag-Its and heat embossed a sentiment from the APB Happy Halloween stamp set.
The tag was embellished with some Spooktacular Taffy Trendy Twine, a Trendy Page Dot and some Batty Sequins.  A coordinating flower was the finishing accent on my treat bag.
All of these fun products are available over at Annie's Paper Boutique. Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a spectacular day!

October 6, 2017

Trendy Twine - Choose Happy Stamp Release

Hello!  I'm excited to be part of the "Choose Happy" stamp release along with the rest of the Trendy Twine design team.  This stamp set has a lot of fun sentiments which inspired the fall themed shaker card I created.  I used papers from the DCWV Fall & Halloween Basics stack.
For the inside of my shaker card I stamped a pumpkin from the Hello Fall stamp set and watercolored it.  Next I added in some Autumn Sequins and Frosty Sequins which coordinated perfectly with the papers.
I stamped a sentiment from the Choose Happy Stamp set on a hand cut flag and embellished it with some enamel dots.  Some Totally Sky Trendy Twine was used to accent my card.
Check out all of these amazing products and the new "Choose Happy" stamp set available over at Annie's Paper Boutique.
Don't forget to stop by the Trendy Twine blog to check out the amazing projects created by the entire design team. Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderfully crafty day!

October 5, 2017

Raven on Branch Die

Hello!  I have a Halloween themed card to share today which was inspired by the Raven on Branch die from Gina Marie Designs.  I found the perfect Halloween papers in my stash along with some decorative raven and "boo" themed washi tape.  I cut out the Raven twice to give it some dimension.
Both layers of my card were cut with the Stitched Rectangles Die Set.  A double layered paper flower were the finishing touch along with an enamel dot from the Tropical Island Colors set.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!