Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hello Card

Welcome. Today I am going to share with you a card with a stunning Tear Dew Drop accent. 
Brown Chalk Ink (Quick Quotes)
Corner Punch (Fiskars)
Border Punch (EK Success)
Twine (Timeless Twine)
Electronic Die Cutting Machine, Lyrical Letters cartridge and Design Software (Cricut)

 I ended up cutting a leaf design with my machine and gluing dew drops on it to create the leaves.
For the envelope seal I punched a flower out of the center of an 1" circle.
 Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget today is your last day to take advantage of the Tear Dew Drop sale. They are 20% off right now. 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Lucky 13

I am here to show you my project for week 2 of ABAC's current challenge.Since it's the 13th Challenge we want you to think about superstitions, the number 13, magic, luck, bad luck, good luck etc.
Since I am not superstitious I choose to do a cute birthday tag for a girl's 13th birthday. 
Supplies: October Afternoon (washi tape) DoddleBug Designs (washi tape) EK Success (roller stamp), Stampabilities (ink) American Crafts (Thickers) doily, burlap butterfly, stickpin and polymer flower. 
Thanks, Brianna for the last two goodies. I love them 
Be sure to link up your creation so we can see. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Another Lid Tag

As many of you know I am a little crazy over Mason Jar lids. Since twine and the jars are so trendy this is a match made in heaven.

Pumpkin orange for the butterfly trails.
Olive green for the bow
Bubble gum pink is used to tie it to the gift.
Supplies: Echo Park (washi tape), Pink Paislee (pattern paper), The Robin's Nest (dew drops), Crate Paper, (chipboard), Spellbinders (diecut), Studio Calico (stickers), doily, clothespin and Timeless Twine (twine) 
Don't forget you there is still time to participate in the hop for our new color. Natural.  

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Natural Release Hop

Good Morning. I hope you arrived here through Melissa Shea's blog. If not, start here and work you way through.
Today, I am going show some hair clips I made using Timeless Twine newest color Natural.
The first flowers I made was using Debbie's tutorial here.

I covered the hail clip with ribbon.
After I made this some of my scrappy friends were talking about hoarded chipboard so I thought I would make another hair clip but with chipboard as the base.
This is my favorite. I will be wearing this one. 
I just covered a bare chipboard flower with twine and added a gem, a feather and tulle.

Be sure you hop through the whole thing so you have a chance of being one of the two lucky winners to win a spool of this Natural twine.
Here is what you need to do to be entered.
1. Leave a comment on each blog in hop
2. Follow Timeless Twine's blog
3. Follow each blog in the hop
      Extra Entry.....follow the Timeless Twine Facebook page and leave a comment  

Mandi - - You Are Here

#7 Sketch @ LCOM

Today, I have a sweet love card. I know Valentine's Day is over but we all need to have love cards made to give to someone special for no reason.
I used sketch #7 from Let's Capture Our Memories.
This is what I came up with for the design team.

Supplies: kraft cardstock (The Paper Studio),This & That Graceful collection pattern paper (Echo Park) stickers ( Glitz Designs), ink (A*Muse Studio), stamps (Stampin Up!), mist (Heidi Swapp color shine), twine cording (Maya Road)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Winner & Vote

I would like to think everyone who hopped in the hop with S~N~S. I used to pick one lucky hopper. It choose #2 so Amy.
Email me by clicking on my name under About Me.

It is another Friday and I made it to the Top 16, so I am asking for more votes for me. (Mandi Holmes). Also vote for my friend Heather Adams.
Here is my card.
It is a tri-fold.

#27 S~N~S Reveal

Now onto a layout reveal for the latest S~N~S sketch. I love this sketch. It is so versatile.
 Here is my page. I ended up using some photos I wanted to scrap for the last 10 years of my dad;s birthday.
Stop by S~N~S and link up you pages of this month's sketches for your chance of winning this great kit.
I will post the winner for my RAK later today.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Last day to be entered in my RAK here.
Today over at The Robin's Nest blog I have a card that is perfect for today and any other "Love" occasion.

White mist
mini clothespin
brown marker
corner punch
write-out tape
Adhesive ( 3-D foam square and a liquid)
Step 1. Mist cardstock.
Step 2. Add paper, doily and pennant.

 Step 3. Give the banner a distress look by running a write-out tape on the edges and scraped some of it of with my craft knife. 
This is what it will look like.
 Step 4. Add distress pennant and hearts.
 Step 5. Color clothespin and glue tear dew drops.
Step 6. Add clothespin and ribbon.
For the envelope seal I just use a small glittered heart.

Don't forget to stock up on Tear Dew Drops this month. They are 20% off. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a Wonderful Valentine's Day. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Card Without a Doily

You only have one more day to be entered in this giveaway.
Can you believe it? I made a card without a doily.
This card came together quickly. I used Studio Calico's Sunday's Sketch.
I love my washi tape so I also used this card for Feb. challenge at Love My Tapes.
I also can't forget about my twine love can I? I saw the Paper Issues twine challenge so this i my entry for it.
Supplies: Studio Calico ( pattern paper, mist and mask), The Paper Studio (cardstock), Target (washi tape), Queen & Co. (washi tape) , Ranger (mist),Timeless Twine (twine), EK Success (stamps) and A*muse Studio ( ink)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sharing Love

Today is the start of week two of Share the Love challenge over at ABAC. I ended up creating these little decorative envelopes for Valentine's Cay I am going to give my family.
  Every year I give my family a coupon that they can use for a favor. It could cleaning a room (excluded bathrooms) , cooking something special, etc.
Be sure to stop by ABAC to see what the rest of the design team crated. Also link up your Share the Love project because we would love to see them . 

Saturday, February 9, 2013


Here is a simple layout I just made for Sara  Zenger's birthday hop. It took less than an hour to create this page about two foxes in my backyard. 
 I ended up using two photos for the photo strip.
I did hidden journaling on this page. 

Friday, February 8, 2013


Stop by and vote for my card. I made it to the Top 20 and I need votes to get to the next round.
Also stop by and vote for Heather Adam's card. It is adorable too.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Hopping S~N~S Style

 Love is in the air. That means it is the perfect time for Sketch~N~Scrap love hop.

If you didn't arrive here through Amy start at S~N~S and work your way through. You don't want to miss any of the stops. There is some awesome pages and RAKS.
At each blog you need to collect a special word to create a sentence. The special word for me is "IN".
I started with the sketch and came up with this great page of my parents.
 Here are some close ups.

I am offering a prize for one lucky hopper. You have three chances to be entered in to the drawing to win 10 yards. of Cape Cod and Strawberry Cupcake twine from Timeless Twine. I used. Sorry this is open to US residents only. I will draw a random winner on Feb. 15.
1. Comment.what is your favorite way to spend Valentine's day
2. Become a follower. and comment.
3.Create a layout using the special S~N~S sketch.

Your next stop is Kerry

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Window Decor

If you are looking for Scrapbook Challenges hop click here. or the Timeless Wine hop click here.

Last week I came across a bottle of fake window glass paint that I used for a gift I made for my grandmother a couple of years ago.  Instead, of tossing it I made some cute window stickers.
Here is what I used.
Supplies: twine (Timeless Twine), parchment paper, stain glass paint, glossy accents and marker.
1. Draw a heart onto the parchment paper.
2. Outline the heart twine. Use glossy accents to adhere the twine. 
3. Fill with the paint.
4. Let dry.
Tip: if your stickers don't cling to the window use a little double-sided tape to make them stick.