Thursday, September 29, 2016

National Coffee Day! How About A Treat?

Thanks for stopping by! Did you know it's National Coffee Day? To celebrate I'm showing some coffee themed projects featuring The Twinery Twine and some packaging from SRM Stickers! Who doesn't love a treat? And gosh treats are just made to go with a great cup of coffee!  SRM Stickers has Embossed Vellum Bags, Kraft Bags, Plastic Tube Containers, Boxes, and so much more! I'm only showing a few of your many packaging options today! 

For treats I like bags that are decorated and easy to slip things in and out of in a hurry. I want something thats easy to make so I can make LOTS! These gift bags would be a perfect little pick me up set on every desk in the office. I used Twinery Denim Twine looped around my hand and then fastened to the embossed vellum bag. I topped that with die cuts and a fun stamped coffee cup. This is ready to load up with some home made Almond Joy Cookies!

Here's another fun idea - a box that you can decorate ahead of time and then just pack with treats when you're ready. Your friends don't even have to unwrap it to open it. I simply wrapped Peapod twine around a 3" x 3" box three times and finished with a tag and a bow. I think the green color is perfect for guys or gals. Next I adhered a stamped die cut coffee cup. That's it. Easy right? I was thinking I might just put this on the kitchen table first thing in the morning - a note of encouragement to my DH or son so they know I'm thinking about them! Here's a link to the boxes in the store.

For this yummy treat bag I used an embossed Kraft bag from SRM! To show the embossing detail I ran a pigment ink pad lightly over the raised areas to bring out the detail. A tag in matching Caribbean with a bitty clothespin that you just clip on the bag is all you need.
Here's another one in Red featuring The Twinery Maraschino Twine. Whatever you choice SRM and The Twinery make goodie packaging extra easy! I can't wait to use them for holiday treats too!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


The Twinery Denim Twine
Stamp | Reverse Confetti Caffeinated Cups
Dies | Reverse Confetti Caffeinated Cups, Flowers For Mom
SRM Glassiene Bag 4.75"

The Twinery Peapod Twine
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Just Brew It
Dies | Reverse Confetti Just Brew It, Stitched Flag Trio
SRM Kraft Box 3"

The Twinery Caribbean Twine
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Caffeinated Cups
Dies | Reverse Confetti Caffeinated Cups, Tag Me
SRM Kraft Bags 4"

The Twinery Maraschino Twine
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Caffeinated Cups
Dies | Reverse Confetti Caffeinated Cups, Tag Me
SRM Kraft Bags 4"

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Card Concept - Citrus Marmalade

One of the very first things that attracted me to blogging was the challenges I found on line.  I really enjoyed seeing the way people made beautiful things with some of my favorite stamp sets. I also like seeing how each of us will interpret a photo inspiration or sketch in a different way.

Opposites do indeed attract - I'm envious of so many card makers who have a style so different than my own.  

The Card Concept is a great place to see this in action.  They have different designers - with very different styles - from Clean and Simple to Shabby Chic.. and they all interpret the inspiration photo their own way.  It's fun to see the different styles, and each one speaks loud enough to hold it's own.   It's what makes us all interesting, unique and beautiful.

When I first saw the photo inspiration I immediately zeroed in on the citrus - yummy lemon, grapefruit, orange and lime.  Isn't it funny that the names of the fruits are also the names of colors? 
I pulled my Reverse Confetti Fresh 'N Fruity set and stamped some oranges and lemons.   Hmmm. .. how to add some pink... how about a jam jar for our marmalade? 
The fruit shaped cookies in the inspiration photo are on a natural background so I thought I'd keep all my accents neutral too - the paper background, the white scallop doily behind the jam jar, and the black and white Twinery Twine
The finishing touch was a sprinkle of flower shaped sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  They make me think of citrus flowers and add a little more color to the neutral background. 

Now it's your turn to play - here's a link to The Card Concept!  I can't wait to see how you interpret this one! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti In A Jam, Fresh 'N Fruity
Dies | Reverse Confetti Jam Jar, Fresh 'N Fruity, Scallops 'N Circles
Twinery Charcoal Twine
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh Tropical Flowers
Pattern Paper | Pebbles "Everyday" 6"

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Pretty Little Studio - Meet Brie!

I've told you before how much I love playing with the vintage dollies in the Pretty Little Studio collection! They remind me of the paper dress up dolls from my childhood. This sweetie pie is Brie! Isn't she the cutest? Honestly I think they're all adorable! 

I started my card with background papers from the Marigold Collection. The striped paper is Coral Bells and the dotted paper is called Milkweed. I topped that with a journaling card to make a "frame" background for the die cut.

I wanted to repeat the butterfly on the die cut image of Brie so I added a few Butterfly Bush Stickers. To remove some of the adhesive I dust the sticky side with baby powder.

I stamped a sentiment on a "Forever" Note Flag. There's lots of different colors in the pack so you'll find a match every time. You could easily personalize your card with a hand written sentiment too! 

This pretty feminine thank you card is sure to delight the recipient!

You're never to old to play with dolls! I say do what makes your heart happy!

Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5”
Pretty Little Studio Supplies
Die Cut: Brie
Neapolitan Strawberry Crème Journaling Cards
Forever Note Flag Strips
Butterfly Stickers
Pattern Paper  Marigold Collection
Waltzingmouse Stamps Teeny Trees

The Twinery Strawberry Twine

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Poppystamps Stitched Snowflake Square

We're celebrating our latest release at Poppystamps with a blog blitz!  What's that you ask?  We'll its a chance for us to show you projects made with the new dies, and a chance for you to win a prize on every post between Sept 21 and Oct 3!
Today I'm showing the Stitched Snowflake Square.  Want to enter to win this die?  Click here to jump to the Poppypstamps blog...leave a comment...and fingers crossed for you sweet friends! 

Finished Size 5 1/2 x 5 1/2"
Dies | Poppystamps Stitched Snowflake Squares, Laurette Snowflake, Swirled Peace
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh

Friday, September 23, 2016

Hello Beautiful!

Happy Friday!  I hope you're all ready for the weekend!  DH has a card party tonight so I'll be hopping - making sure everyone has enough to eat!  I'm loving all my goodies from Tupelo Designs LLC.  They have great customer service, and a package from them is like a present!  What a nice pick me up!  They have all my favorite brands in one place, and shipping is always free - no coupon code required.
I'm playing with the My Favorite Things Beautiful Girl set.   This little girlie is adorable.  She's easy to color and there's a companion die that makes it easy to work with.  I made two versions of the same card - one very CAS and the other fussy.  For this one I created a frame with the Cross Stitch Oval Stax.

I added distress ink very softly to the card stock panel with a Clarity Brush and Ranger Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  I colored the image with Copic Markers  and adhered the image to the base with adhesive foam tape to add some dimension.

You can find all these products including My Favorite Things stamps and dies at Tupelo Designs LLC. I'm also entering it at the 
MFT Sketch Challenge
This is my fussy version of the same card.  I used pattern paper for a base keeping most of the elements the same. 

That pretty wood button is from the "free gift" package I received with my order from Tupelo!    They're all so pretty I was trying not to hoard them!

I love this soft feminine card - princess perfect!    Which one do you prefer?  The clean and simple or this fussy version? 

Have a great weekend!  I hope you find time for whatever makes your heart happy! 

Finished size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | My Favorite Things Beautiful Girl
Dies | My Favorite Things Beautiful Girl, Cross Stitch Oval Stax

Finished size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | My Favorite Things Beautiful Girl
Dies | My Favorite Things Beautiful Girl, Cross Stitch Oval Stax
Paper | Websters Pages Painted Passport 12"
May Arts Ivory Burlap Twine