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Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Here is a fun banner that I made to hang for our family Thanksgiving Celebration as well as for this weeks challenge at Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.

The first and last part of the border holds 5 tags that will be used for writing down what we are thankful for this year.

For this banner I used the following items:
2. Give Thanks Pocket from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs
5. Twine from Trendy Twine in Orange Truffle
6. Liquid Pearls by Ranger ink
7. Misc. ribbons and flowers

If you are interested in joining us this week on the Little Scraps of Heaven Thankful challenge, be sure to click HERE for all the details!

Lego Card

Pinterest is totally inspiring!

There are so many talent crafters, bakers, chefs out there that I would never have stumbled upon if it had not been for pinterest.

I've already tried countless recipes, a handful of crafts, used some storage organizing ideas and LOADS of homemade cleaners for around the home!

I have to say I have loved almost each and every item that I've actually tried..... and have I mentioned that I have thousands of things to try on my to do list?  :)

Today my post is a project that I created that I stumbled upon from Pinterest.
It was last minute and I realized I wanted to make a card for a birthday party that my son's were invited too.   The little boy was turning 5 ... and hey, what better way to celebrate than to make him a fantastic card?

Well .. if you know me .. and have seen my layouts  .. you know that they can get a bit ... ahem .. detailed.  I just did not have the time for that today .. it had to be quick, it had to be cute, and it had to be easy.

A quick search on Pinterest brought me to HERE.  It's an image that someone posted on  I wish I could point you to the original artist's blog .. but unfortunately this link will have to do as I could not find any other way to credit the original person.

And HERE is the SUPER fast, SUPER cute, SUPER easy card that I threw together.  Start to finish was maybe 15-20 minutes ... not bad for me.

I hope that this inspires you to throw something handmade together for those you love ... even if it is last minute.

For this project I used the following:
1. Pinterest link!
4. Twine from Trendy Twine in Peppermint Stick

Happy Thanksgiving

As we are in the countdown to Thanksgiving I felt it appropriate to take a moment and wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.

I truly and honestly love Thanksgiving.  It's a time to step back, enjoy our family and really take the time to be thankful for all that we have.  It's about nothing more .. nothing less.  

I'm blessed with having family in town for the holiday and I'm looking forward to going all out .. Turkey, Ham, all the fixin's ... I am sure that there will be a ton of leftovers but I'll have fun making (and enjoying every morsel) it from scratch.

To prepare for the Holiday I've made this super cute layout that can be used to capture the wonderful memories that you are about to make.

To create this layout I've used the following items.
1. Paper piecing patterns from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs
- Autumn Blessings
- Indian Boy
- Indian Girl
2. Twine from Trendy Twine in Thanksgiving Truffle
4. Papers and Chipboard from The Farmhouse paper company
5. Solid cardstock from American Crafts
6. Clearsnap colorbox chalks

This layout is available for sale HERE if you have any interest in purchasing it.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Trendy Twine's Birthday Celebration Weekend.

This weekend is not only Lesley's Birthday but her Mom's Too.
She has asked several of us to be her Guest Designers to help with the Celebration.
Now if you're here from Candace's blog then you're in the right direction, but if you're just passing thru you may want to start at the Trendy Twine Blog because you don't want to miss out on the Blog Candy.

Here is the Birthday card that I made for Lesley's Mom:

(I sure do hope that she loves it!)

Lesley had mentioned that her mother liked orange and I thought that this orangish-peach color would just be perfect to celebrate her day and tie in one of her favorite colors!

The next picture is a close up of my copic coloring

And a close up of the flowers, buttons, butterflies .. and of course some Trendy Twine too .

For the sentiment, I used the Artist Cricut Cartridge that comes with coordinating stamps from Close to my Heart.  I can foresee using this stamp on lots and lots ... and lots ... of cards!

To create this card I used the following products:

1. Twine from Trendy Twine in Krazy for Kraft

2. Sugar Nellie Stamp - "Planting some Love"
4. Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk inks
5. Tim Holtz Distress Markers
7. Cricut Artist Cartridge from Close to My Heart

Next up on the hop is Janice

Now to be eligible for the Blog Candy:
"Like" the Trendy Twine Facebook Page
Be a Trendy Twine Blog Follower
"Like" the Jaded Blossom Facebook Page
Leave a Comment on Each Blog Hop Participant
If you can't wait to see if you have won and I know I usually can't
Visit our Trendy Twine Store to purchase some Twine and Sales that we have going on.
BTW, Don't forget the challenge that is going on right now over at Trendy Twine.  You have until the end of the month to link up your project.

Thanks so much for joining us on the hop today!

Happy Birthday Ladies!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Give thanks

In celebration of our upcoming Thanksgiving celebration I made this festive card.

I really like how it all came together .. and how it did so quickly ... proving to myself that I CAN pull together a project (albeit small) in less than two days time :)

Here is the full view of the card

And some close ups

For this project I've used the following items:
1. Paper piecing patterns from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs (Autumn Blessings)
2. Patterned paper from DCWV (The Halloween and Fall Stack)
3. Chipboard embellishments from The Farmhouse (Sugar Hill)
4. Cardstock from American Crafts
5. Twine from Trendy Twine in Orange Truffle

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope that this little project has inspired you to pull something small together today too!

Monday, November 12, 2012

I wish ...

I wish ....

To share with you a new layout that I've created for this weeks Little Scraps of Heaven Designs sketch challenge.

To be a part of the challenge ... click HERE for all the details.

Here is the cute sketch that we are looking at for this week:

And here is the two page layout that I've created based upon this sketch.
Remember, that when using a sketch is should spark something in your creativity!  Sometimes I create them exactly, and sometimes I take some liberties with them ... that's the beauty of it.  Have fun with it!

Here is the full layout:

The left page

The right page

Close up of turkey

Close up of Turkey

The title

Some accents

A bunch of pull out tags

The full layout with the pull out tags removed

The pull out tags

For this layout I've used the following products:
1. Paper piecing patterns from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs (I wish ... )
2. Paper from DCWV "The Wild Splendor" stack
3. Twine from Trendy twine in Chocolate Truffle
4. Miscellaneous flowers, buttons, ribbon and thread for stitching.

If you have any interest in purchasing this layout, please click HERE for more details.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Jolly Little Elves

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I'd like to share with you a layout that I did using files from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.

Here is the full two page layout

The left page

The right page

Close up of girl elf

Close up of boy elf

Boy elf

Girl elf

A pull out tag.  It's a present that opens up for an additional picture or journaling.

Here is the present opened up

This is the layout with the two pull out tags removed

The title

I guess I'm already gearing up for Christmas.  It seems early, but really, it will be here right before we know it, right?

I used the following items for this layout:
1- Little Scraps of Heaven "Jolly Little Elves" pattern collection
2 - Little Scraps of Heaven "Birthday Monkeys" pattern collection for the presents.
3 - Twine from Trendy twine in Peppermint stick and Candy Cane

If you have any interest in purchasing this layout, please click HERE
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