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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Banner

Today I'd like to share with you all a fun banner I made in the Spirit of Teacher Appreciation Week.

I've used the following products to create this banner:
~ Misc. patterned paper and cardstock
~ Dr. Seuss ribbons
~ Misc. ribbons, buttons.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Well .. it's here ... 

The day the Design team shares their challenge projects with you all!

This month at Trendy Twine, the new challenge recipe is 
(1) The color Kraft
(2) Trendy Twine

This month we are showcasing the "Teals" over at Trendy Twine.

For my project I have used Twisted Teal.  It's such a pretty color and I really loved how it popped with the Kraft.

I've created a tag for Mother's Day.  This could go on a bouquet of flowers, a package or even a card.

You can grab the teal's on sale now in the Trendy Twine Store .. click HERE for the May specials.
Grab 'em why you can :)

I've used the following items to create this project:
~ Trendy Twine ~ Twisted Teal
~ American Crafts cardstock

Monday, April 29, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Week

Good morning everyone!

Today I'd like to share with you a fun project that I've made for one of my son's teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week. 

We are blessed to have three fantastic teachers this year and it only brings me joy to create something for them!

Today's post is about my first creation .. a small notepad with a fun matching pen.

I thought the notepad could easily fit in even a small purse, or sit on a desk to jot down some reminders or a to do list.

I used the following products to create this gift: 
~ Patterned paper from DCWV ~ Grade School stack
~ Washi Tape
~ Misc. ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by today. 
I hope that this has inspired you to make something fabulous to say "THANKS" to all your favorite teachers.  They all work so hard .. for OUR children .. it's the least we can do.

PS .. If you LOVE twine as much as I do .. check out the Trendy Twine Store and pick some up!  Lemon Tart is even on sale .. but it ends soon .. so grab it fast!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Trendy Twine April Challenge

How is April treating you so far?

Me??  Fantastic!  I've had a visit from family AND I'm sunning it up in Hawaii!   Yeah for sun!

This months challenge over at Trendy Twine is one that is sure to brighten your day!  I mean ... doesn't YELLOW make everyone happy, happy, happy?

This month we are featuring my ALL TIME favorite color ... Lemon Tart!

The "Spring into Spring' challenge this month incorporates these fun ideas:
~ The color Yellow
~ Stamped image or sentiment (Digital is ok)
~ Flowers
~ Trendy Twine

Here is my take on this months challenge:

I've used the following products to create this card:
~ Sarah Kay stamp
~ Solid Cardstock by American Crafts
~ Misc flowers, buttons and butterfly.

I hope that you will consider joining us in this months challenge!  

Have a fantastic day!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Best wishes

Thank you for stopping by today!

Today I'm sharing a cute little card with you that I've made using some of my copics.

I stumbled upon a new digi stamp company.  I immediately fell in love with their stamps and had to use one right away.

 Here is the little cutie I have to show off.

And a close up

And a close up of the button with ribbon and twine

And another view of the full card

To create this card I've used the following products:
~ Trendy twine ~ Twisted Lime
~ Wee Stamps ~ Digi Stamps ~ Ruby
~ Misc. Copic Sketch Markers
~ Spellbinders dies (Oval and Oval Scallop)
~ American Crafts solid cardstock
~ Clearsnap ~ Colorbox chalk ink

Monday, March 25, 2013

Shamrock love

Thanks for stopping by today!

Today I'm sharing a project that I've created for the Trendy Twine Challenge for the month of March.

I've created a cute tag to celebrate a belated St. Patty's day ... :)

Well ... here in this house .. all the men are Irish so we feel it's ok to celebrate EVERY day!

I used three different embossing folders to add some dimension to the tag.
In addition, I've used the following items:

1. Trendy Twine ~ Twisted Lime
2. Paper piecing patterns from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs ~ HERE
3. Cardstock from American Crafts
4. Clearsnap Colorbox chalk inks

Thanks for stopping by today!

Keep your eyes open for the next challenge coming your way soon HERE.

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs Card sketch

It's monday .. and that means a brand new challenge is starting up at Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.

This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge...

You can see all the details on the challenge, how to enter, and prizes offered HERE.

Here is my card for the challenge

I've used the following items to create this card:
~ American Crafts Solid Cardstock
~ SEI Patterned Paper ~ desert springs
~ Clearsnap ~ Colorbox Chalk inks

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you'll enter this weeks challenge at Little Scraps of Heaven!

Again  .. you can find the details on the challenge HERE.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Trendy Twine Bunny Hop

The Trendy Twiner's are having fun with twine again.

This time we are doing it with the brand new BUBBLEGUM TAFFY twine.   It's amazing for springtime projects!

Fantastic .. Right?
This one happens to be a mix of a new aqua color with the currently Tickled Pink twine.

I'm so HOPPY you've decided to stop by and HOP with us.  Stick with us the whole way and you are in for a treat... there are some amazing giveaways with the hop today!

Here's the listing for the hop just in case you get lost along the way.

Dawn  ----> You are here

My project for the day is some cute treat containers that I've made for my kids... "Bunny Tails"...

Well .. they loved them .. no sooner did I take the pics did I find those "Bunny tails" missing already :)

To create this project I used the following supplies:
~ Paper piecing patterns from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs ~ Peep (freebie), Scallop Circle
~ Washi Tape
~ Clearsnap colorbox chalk inks
~ Patterned Paper by Bo Bunny and Doodlebug Designs

 We have some amazing sponsors today providing some fantastic blog candy for you.  
One lucky hopper will win all four of these!

To be eligible for the prize be sure to do the following:
1. Follow the Trendy Twine blog
2. Leave a comment on every blog in the blog hop
(must do all three to be eligible for the prize)
Winner will be announced next week

Now, head on over to Jamie's blog and see what great things she has to show you today using Bubblegum Taffy!

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have fun on the rest of your hop!

PS.. You can purchase the Bubblegum Taffy twine HERE
Or .. a mini of it HERE

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Any love left?

Hi everyone!

Today I'm wondering if you all have any love left in the month?  It is the month of love, right?

Well .. over at Trendy Twine we are wrapping up the month with the Valentine Cherry Cupcake Twine.

To close out the month, I've made this cute heart card by welding Little Scraps of Heaven Paper piecing files together to create this card.

A side view

Cute rhinestones to add some sparkle

And a close up of the sentiment stamp from Catslife Press

 I've used the following supplies to create this card:
~ Trendy Twine ~ Valentine Cherry Cupcake
~ Little Scraps of Heaven Designs ~ Tags, tags and more tags
~ Catslife Press ~ Sentiment Stamp
~ Clearsnap ~ Colorbox Chalk Inks
~ American Crafts cardstock

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Kissy Kissy

Here's a fun two page border that I've made in celebration of the upcoming Valentine's Day celebrations.

1. Paper piecing patterns from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs - Kissy Kissy Kids
2. Patterned paper ~ Martha Stewart Crafts
4. Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk inks

This border is available for purchase HERE 

Beauty - A vertical border with a digi stamp

Well .. I did it ... I FINALLY did it.... I mean I've only been THINKING about it for forever ...

It feels so good to have it done and I must admit I'm extremely pleased with it.

I've always wanted to get better at my shading .. and I've decided to branch out from the paper piecing into the world of digi stamps.

AND here is what I've created:
It's a vertical border.  I combined paper piecing techniques to give the dimension that I love oh so much with the digi stamp.  I think I pulled it off ... I think it's cute ... HECK, I LOVE IT .. he he

Now, I know my coloring is very amateurish.  And I do need some improvement in the shading/light source areas.  BUT .. for me .. doing is learning ... and no better way to 'DO' than to practice..

Here is the full border.  It measures 12" high x 5" wide

A close up of the sun and clouds paper piecing

The title

The girl
 A side dimensional view

Feel free to leave your comments and criticisms .. I'd love to hear them and am open to ALL suggestions!

Supplies used:
1. Digi Stamp by Tiddly Inks ~ Poppy
2. Misc copic markers
3. Patterned paper by Heidi Grace
4. Paper piecing patterns from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs ~ Sun from Out 2 Sea
5. Twine from Trendy Twine - Lemon Tart
6. Clearsnap colorbox chalk inks

This vertical border is available for purchase HERE.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today.
Take care.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Sweets for my Sweetie ~ A Trendy Twine post

Happy Monday!

We are kicking off the month over at Trendy Twine with a "Sweets for My Sweetie" project.

Perfectly fitting for the month of Love .... and Chocolate .. don't ya think?  he he

The challenge this month has the following requirements

  • Must be some form of treat packaging using the colors pink and red
  • Use candy or some form of dessert embellishment ((button, die cut, charm, stamp, etc)
  • Use Trendy Twine

Here is what I created for this months challenge:
It is a super cute owl treat package

Here is a close up of the owl

And I completed it off by closing it with some trendy twine tied in a bow.

~ Owl Treat box from the Silhouette Store
~ Patterned paper by Martha Stewart Crafts
~ Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk inks

Little Scraps of Heaven Sketch Challenge

It's Monday ... and that means another challenge over at Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.

This week's challenge is a sketch challenge.  I know I've said it before .. but I like sketch challenges!  I'm always motivated to make a personal layout if I have a sketch to work with... and I did just that this week!

Here is the sketch for the week:

To see all the details on the challenge head on over to the Design team blog HERE.

Here is a view of the full page

A close up of the paper piecing

A close up of the mat with pull out tags

The second mat

The title

A small bit of journaling to capture the date and some 'key words' for the day.

To create this layout I've used the following supplies:
~ Paper piecing Patterns by Little Scraps of Heaven Designs ~ Cruisin'
~ Patterned Paper by Basic Grey ~ Fact
~ Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk inks

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