Sunday, January 22, 2012

Vibrant Layout

Wow, it's good to be back!  I explained a little in my last post about why I've been away for so long but it seems I am back now (and hope to stay back)!  Yay!  I have missed crafting so much.  Last night my husband came home and saw me working away in my craft room and commented on the fact that I was actually crafting.  He was happy to see me feeling much better and able to do what I love to do.

So this past Tuesday was my DT day for Trendy Twine but unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, I was unable to work on a project.  I felt HORRIBLE but the awesome owner and DT were very accomodating toward my situation and I was given a free pass.  Well, I thank them for that but I felt bad about it so I made up my day!

I have actually been working on this layout for almost two months now.  Yea, crazy right?  Well, since I haven't been feeling well it just kind of sat on my craft table for most of that time collecting dust and waiting for me to finish it.  Finally last night I was able to.


I used Trendy Twine's Valentine's Cherry Cupcake twine to "hang" the little banner.  I also used the same twine in the center of the flower.  I felt the flower was naked so I decided to dress it up by adding some twirled Cherry Cupcake twine.  As you can see, this is not a Valentine's project so just keep in mind that the Cherry Cupcake twine can be used for ANY occasion. 

I used Unity Stamp's Time for Travel stamps and Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio tools to make the epoxy embellishments on the banner.  I also used the Unity Stamps itty bitty collection of Echo Park Banners stamps for the three sentiment banners.

Ooh, I am entering this layout in DCWV's Stack-a-holic Template Challenge.  Wish me luck...I saw some serious competition on their FB page!!!  The layout template is from Sketch Savvy.  

Before I let you go I wanted to let you know that Trendy Twine has two new colors available now!  You can get them in spools and also in a mini pack.    

Stay tuned....Trendy Twine has more colors debuting this year!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sweet and Simple and an Announcement

This month has been one crazy month with tons of ups and downs.  So much has been going on that I have had little time or energy to craft.  I apologize for not posting much.  I promise that one day very soon I will get back to my normal crafty self.  I do have a card I made a few week ago to show you.  It's quite the simple card.

I used the Valentine Cupcake Wrapper SVG collection from SVG Attic.  I tweaked it a little by straightening up the wrapper so it would sit straight and also by joining a smaller heart to the bigger heart in MTC to make an alternating pattern.  I used one of the small hearts that I cut out and glittered it up, and attached it to the card with pop up squares to add some blingy pop the the card. 

OK on to my announcement.  As you know I have been with SVG Attic pretty much since the beginning.  That was my very first design team "job".   I'm saddened to announce that I resigned a few weeks ago.  I had a great time with all the SVGs and the design team and will miss being apart of the team.  Jessica, the owner, was great to me and I thank her for the opportunity to have been apart of such a great team.

With that news, I'm not sure what the future holds.  Maybe more design teams, maybe not.  I'm still on the Trendy Twine design team though so I haven't "retired" yet.  Heck, I'm just beginning my crafting journey!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Trendy Twine Tuesday

Welcome to a new year!  I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Years.  I can't believe we're already in 2012!  For me 2012 marks the start of my Trendy Twine design team stint.  Woohoo!  I am so excited for that.  Today I have my very first official Trendy Twine project for you. 

This month we are featuring the Cherry Cupcake twine that I know you will fall in love with!  First off it's perfect for your Valentines Day projects and second, it's just super super cute twine for any project!  Here's what I made.

As you can see I definitely made good use of that yummy Cherry Cupcake twine.

To apply the twine n a lattice design I marked the edges of the entire card at 1/2" increments with pencil.  I then set out playing connect the dots...well, that's pretty much how it went.  From one mark at the top down to the corresponding mark at the bottom.  I used glue dots to adhere each piece to the edge of the card.  Also, for the second row (that crisscrosses) I adhered it to the glue dot that was already there from when I adhered the first layer of twine.  I hope that made sense.  Look at the bottom pic to get an idea of how they are attached.

I hope you enjoyed this project and come back to visit for all my other Trendy Twine projects!!  Oh and of course make sure you hit all the other Trendy Twine DT projects that are featured today (they are awesome)!  You can find the blog HERE.