Sunday, June 9, 2013


Last week, I got to play along with the "Let's Get Trendy" five day challenge. I was able to complete all five without having to buy anything for them. All I had to do was do some stash digging and get a little more creative.
Day 1 was neon. I found some embossing powder that I had for a couple years that sure screamed neon. This page of my mom helping out at my class at church when  I was little.
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill and The Paper Studio) banners (Fancy Pants Designs), ribbons and trim  (Bazzil, The paper Studio, A Muse Studio and Simplicity), mists (Studio Calico and Heidi Swapp), embossing powder (American Crafts), stamp (Autumn Leaves), marker (Bic), twine (Timeless Twine), stickers (American Crafts and Simple Stories), electronic die-cutter and cartridge (Provo Craft), doily and butterflies(came from a bead curtain I had when I was a teen) 
Day 2 was all about sequins. I love the look of them but I never use them since I only have a couple of colors. For this page I use this PageMaps sketch.  Page is of my brother when he was 2.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper, banners, stickers and envelope ( Fancy Pants Designs),  punches (EK Success), gems (The Eyelet Outlet), twine (Timeless Twine),  mist (Heidi Swapp), electronic die cutter and cartridge (Provo Craft), and sequins.
Day 3 was all about handmade embellishments. I die cutted the little coffee cups and arrows and this page.
I used this PageMaps sketch.  Page of me on why I love to cook.
Day 4 was stitching. I used twine to stitch the star on the card front. I used this PageMaps sketch to create this shaped card. This card I am also entering in Love My Tapes June challenge. I think my dad is going to like this card.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (American Crafts, Studio Calico, Simple Stories and Echo Park),  washi tape (Bella Blvd., 7 Gypsies and Target),  twine (Timeless Twine) stickers (Simple Stories), punch (EK Success), and electronic die cutter and cartridge (Provo Craft) 
Day 5 was all about textured layers. This had to be the easiest challenge of all since I love to do textured layers. I also this this was my favorite. I used textured paste, textured paper and other interesting things. This page is of why I love to create. Pics are from the aftermath of National Scrapbook Day.
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill), pattern paper (Fancy Pants Designs and Crate Paper) , stamps ( Deep Red Stamps and K & Co.) ink (Stampabilities), stickers (Fancy Pants Designs, American Crafts, Pebbles inc., Simple Stories and Basic Grey), flair (Studio G), twine (Timeless Twine), mists (Heidi Swapp and Studio Calico), mask (Studio Calico), envelope (Fancy Pants Designs), modeling paste and electronic die cutter and cartridge (Provo Craft) 
I hope you enjoyed these projects and the long post.


  1. Oh wow! You are really productive! These are fabulous Mandi! Love the pop of neon pink butterflies on your neon layout. Love how you added the stars with the sequins on your sequin layout. Fun coffee cups on your cooking layout. And how clever with the twine on your card! Love all the fabulous details on your textured layers piece.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Let's Get Trendy Now!3.

  2. What a wonderful challenge to get you motivated to use your supplies! All of your creations from this are amazing! LOVE the neon!!!

  3. These are all wonderful Mandi!!!! I really love all your layouts and your shaped card! Thanks for playing with us at Let's Get Trendy Now!3

  4. I love the round card and the stitched star is so neat!! Thanks so much for entering the June challenge at Love My Tapes!

  5. Your LMT card is adorable! Love how you strung up the star with the bow!

  6. You ARE super productive! Love your card for the LMT challenge! Great idea with the stitching too! Thanks for playing along!

  7. These are gorgeous!! I love the colors!! Thanks for playing along with Let's Get Trendy 3!!!!