Today’s card (9-20)

Hi card making friends!

Just a little “something, something” to share today.

So meet today’s card.

The papers, butterfly and chipboard are from Pebbles’ Fresh Goods collection. Love the happy feel of that collection.

The twine from Twisted Sugar Twine. Everything else is from the old stash-a-roo,

Over and out. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by today.

Today’s card (9-19)

Hi everyone!

I love tying pieces of twine around my cards. I do it all the time.

But lately I’ve been having lots of fun creating two-twine bows for my cards.
Not sure what a two-twine bow is? Well, take this card for example.

See how the one bow consists of Lemonade Pink and Cola Red Twine? And see how the other consists of Blue Sugar and Limeade twine?ย  That’s what I am talking about.

These bows are easy to make.

Start by cutting two pieces of twine.

Line them up on a table. Use a little bit of tape to temporarily hold them in place. Bring the pieces together by tying a bow.

Snip off the excess twine from the bow. Remove the tape.

And the end result is a pretty: a pretty two-color twine bow!

The hardest part in making these is the first one. Once you’ve made one, you’ll want to make them again and again.

Today’s not-a-card project (9-19)

Hi all!

Another day. Another project.

Meet today’s not-a-card project.

To be honest, it’s a simple little project. Nothing really fancy schmanzy.

I’m starting to think of ideas for quick and easy treat packages to pass onto friends and neighbors at Halloween time, and this is one of my first brainstorms for that process this year.

You’ll see there’s a little treat inside the bag. ๐Ÿ™‚

I did the stamping on the tag with Lawn Fawn’s Heebie Jeebies stamp set.

The twine is from Twisted Sugar Twine.

That’s all for now. Be back soon.

See you again soon.

A trend with pickles on top

So I’m talking trends over on Moxie Fab World today.

My trend involves some of these:

And, just in case you are scratching your head, here’s a hint: Would you like fries with that? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oh yes, friends. It’s a silly but fun trend. Hee hee hee! ๐Ÿ™‚

And there’s a giveaway involved.

A giveaway that looks something that looks like this:

I think they are perfect for making your own trend inspired sentiments with.

(Thanks, Paper Smooches.)

Be sure to comment on my post on Moxie Fab World for a chance to win.

Have a great day!

GCD Studios Technique: A Treat for Teacher

Hi all!

I’m over on the GCD Studios blog today so I thought I’d share my post here, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

So say it with me: Teachers rock.

They spend countless hours, working hard to open doors and opportunity for youth by helping them learn. They help our kids when struggle, and they celebrate with them when they do good. I can honestly say had it not been for a few hardworking teachers who took an extra interest in me and challenged me to keep learning long after I left their classrooms I would not be person I am today.

And what a better way to show appreciation for the teacher in your little ones life than sharing an extra special wrapped treat with them.

To make this sweet little package (that comes that comes complete with an apple!) , you are going to need:

You are going to need:

* GCD patterned papers

* A transparency or a piece of vellum

* twine or ribbon

* scoring tool, scissors and glue

* apple

Here’s what you do:

1. Cut two 5″ x 5″ pieces of paper. I am using paper from The Great Outdoors collection by GCD Studios.

2. Score the papers on each side. Your score marks should be inch in from the edge on each side.

3. Cut a triangle out of each corner.

4. Place glue on each triangle.

5. Fold the squares into boxes.

6. Set an apple in one of the boxes. Wrap transparency around it. You may need to cut it down first if your apple isn’t very tall!

7. Set second box over the transparency.

8. Tie boxes together with twine or ribbon. Add a pearl to the top.

And if you don’t feel like giving your favorite teacher an apple, consider sending him or her a muffin instead.

You can round out your treat box by making a small card to go with it.

Here I made an apple from a button. I covered the button with patterned paper from The Great Outdoors collection. I poked holes and then tied string through itย  I finished it off with pearls andย  a hand cut leaf and stem.
See you again soon!

Today’s card (9-15)

Hello all!

How is your week shaping up? I hope it is going swell!

Things are nice here. I am just getting back into the swing of things hereย  after going on two back-to-back long trips within a couple weeks each other.ย  Both were tons of fun, but it’s definitely taken my body and mind a bit to get used to things here again. ๐Ÿ™‚

Enough chat. How about a card?

Meet today’s card.

This is just a card that makes me happy.

I stitched all the ribbon down first with a sewing machine and then did all the doctoring to it.

The buttons are from my stash. The words are a stamp from Paper Smooches’ Sunny Side Up stamp set.

That’s all for now. Be back later, gators.

Thanks for stopping by.

Lawn Fawn: Making Frosty Friends

Hello again!

Another day. Another Lawn Fawn adventure.

Today, the Fawny gang is playing with the new Making Frosty Friends set.

So meet today’s card. ๐Ÿ™‚

Rather than show off the whole bodies of these little snow guys, I decided to hide them party with patterned paper. Just something fun and different to do.

For more projects that use Making Frosty Friends, check out the blogs of all the Fawny Girls.

Lawn Fawn

Latisha

Tiff

Lynnette

Lea

Chan

Julie

Nichol

Chari

Be sure to leave a comment on the Lawn Fawn blog, too. There’s a stamp set up for grabs there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

See you again later.

Lawn Fawn: Ornate Ornaments

Hi everybody!

It’s another day of Lawn Fawn fun.

Today, we are playing with the pretty Ornate Ornaments stamp set.

With that, meet today’s card.

The ornament, chain and bow are from the stamp set. The “merry” is, too. It’s actually part of a larger “Merry Christmas” stamp.

I created the “be” words with Lawn Fawn’s Smitty’s ABCs stamp set. I really love that set’s font.

For more projects that use Ornate Ornaments, check out the blogs of all the Fawny Girls.

Lawn Fawn

Latisha

Tiff

Lynnette

Lea

Chan

Julie

Nichol

Chari

Be sure to leave a comment on the Lawn Fawn blog, too. Word on the street is Kelly is once again going to give away a stamp set (but you so totally didn’t hear it from me)! ๐Ÿ˜‰

See you again later.

Lawn Fawn: Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum

Hello!

It’s Lawn Fawn Inspiration time again!

The Fawny bunch is teaming up for another week of fun. Today, we are sharing projects made with the new Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum set. (Say that name 10 times fast. ๐Ÿ™‚ I dare you. )

Meet today’s card.

The drum, words and musical notes are the set.

The red on the drum is actually a piece striped patterned paper. I stamped the drum on it, cut it out and pasted on the white cardstock. I finished the drum off with markers and a set of wiggle eyes.ย  (Yes, I am wiggle eye addict. I have a problem, but I digress.)

For more projects that use Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum, check out the blogs of all the Fawny Girls.

Lawn Fawn

Latisha

Tiff

Lynnette

Lea

Chan

Julie

Nichol

Chari

Be sure to leave a comment on the Lawn Fawn blog, too. Word on the street is Kelly is going to give away a stamp set (but you didn’t hear it from me)! ๐Ÿ˜‰

See you again later.

September Studio AE from Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

It’s the 10th! That means it is Studio AE Blog Hop time.

This month, the Studio AE team and Ali Edwards are banding together to play with the new Family Is by Ali Edwards set (the September Studio AE set). The set ships to Studio AE members starting on the 10th.

If you haven’t seen it, here’s a peek. ๐Ÿ™‚

The set is available for a limited time on TechniqueTuesday.com to non-Studio AE members. Several online retailers, including 2peas, Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com, also are carrying Studio AE stamps now and will have this one in stock soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

I made a mini book of sorts with this month’s set for today’s hop. I also used one of the boxes that every Studio AE member received with their August stamp set with my album.

Here’s my album in the box.

I chopped off the top of box and then used a circle punch to cut the circle.

I stamped the polka dots with TT’s Passion for Polka set. It’s pretty much one of my “Go-to” stamp sets.

And here’s the album pulled out of the box.

All the words were stamped with the new set.

My album is just an itty bitty accordian album. I made it from one piece of white cardstock. Each section isย  2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″.

The polka dot heart is from the Love Always Win by Ali Edwards stamp set.

Here are a couple more pages from the book.

The kraft embellishments were punches from the leftover part of the box (the lid).

And here’s the album back in the box.

Be sure to check the blogs of all taking part in the Blog Hop today:

Ali

Lynn Ghahary (our Studio AE Guest for September)

Daniela

Nichol

Jaime

Sharyn

Laura

Teri (<——-You are here!)

As a thank you for all the comments received during the hop on all eight blogs, we will pick two people to win the Message in a Banner stamp set.

You donโ€™t need to leave a comment on all the blogs to be eligible to win. But the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win.

Youโ€™ll also want to stop by the Technique Tuesday blog. Tell TT what which one of the Studio AE stamp sets this year has been your favorite.

Weโ€™ll pick someone who comments on the Technique Tuesday blog to win the Holiday in a Box by Ali Edwards stamp set.

All comments must be made by midnight PST on Sept. 12th.

Tune into the Technique Tuesday blog on Sept. 13th to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

That’s all for now. See you again soon!