Monday, September 30, 2013

Hello Boots

Over at Scrapbook Challenges today is a another sketch reveal. This is #364 sketch that looks very inspiring. 

Supplies: pattern paper (LillyBee Designs, Echo Park, and Crate Paper), chipboard (Crate Papers and My Minds Eye), twine (Timeless Twine), doily, stickers (Fancy Pants Designs) , gelato (Faber Castell), brad (Crate Paper) and flowers (My Little Shoebox)

For the banner on this page I altered a premade chipboard banner by My Mind's Eye. I cut the tops off, colored them with a gelato and added stickers over the printed letters that were already on them. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

A Fruity Layout

This week's  is another sketch reveal over at Simple Sketches. This week's was a little dauting to me since the tilt was greater than I every do. 
In the end I love how it came out. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Echo Park), stickers (American Crafts), washi tape (Scotch Expressions tape and ?), twine (Timeless Twine), diecutsThe Robin's Nest), diy enameled dots, stain (Tim Holtz), mask (Studio Calico), modeling paste, mist (Heidi Swapp), stamp (K & Co.), ink (Stampabilities), Veneers(Studio Calico), vellum (?) and doily
The subject of this pages is of the pear and apple trees on a property we own. We just got it this year and didn't know that these we on it sinc we looked at it in the winter. I have to say the apples are crisp, sweet but is slightly sour. I love them. The pears I have yet to try.
On this page I got to use a really old piece of vellum from my first scrapbook paper I ever bought. I think I got it at Meijer or Target. The newest item I used on here were some wood veeners I friend from online sent me. So as you can tell I like to mix my supplies so nothing gets wasted.
Be sure to stop by Simple Sketches every Saturday to see a new sketch and a great reveal.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Little Sacks

Hello everyone. and today is your mid-week Timeless Twine and Peachy Keen inspration.  I am going to share with you little decoarted bags that is the perfect size to slip a gift card in.  
Supplies: pattern paper (Close To My Heart and Crate Paper), stickers: (Fancy Pants Designs and American Crafts), twine (Timeless Twine), bag (Bella Creationz), doily, color pencils, and eyelets
 I stamped the images on a water color paper and added glossy accents to the images after I colored them with color pencils.
 I ended up making a little charm that could be worn on a piece of jewerly. All I did was stamp on shrink plastic, colored it, heat it, add some glossy accents and added a jump ring.

Here are the stamps I used.
 Image of Timeless Twine™ - Autumn Splendor - Fall bakers twine
Image of Gray Bakers Twine by Timeless Twine - "Graphite Gray" Image of Lemonade Yellow Bakers Twine by Timeless Twine™
Image of 25 X-Small Brown Kraft Bags - PRINTABLE BAGS - Candy Buffet Bags
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to head over to Peachy Keen's blog to see some more fun inspiration. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Black and White Gift Ensemble

Today is my first projects as a member of the Zappy Dots design team. I have to say I am loving it. Their designs are great and the size of them are workable too. 
I fell in love with these Damask Hearts
I ended up creating a trio of things perfect for gift giving. 
Supplies: patten paper (Scrap Works), cardstock (The Paper Studio),  punches (Fikars and EK Success), fair (Zappy Dots), embossing machine and folders (Sizzix), ink (Quick Quotes and Stampabilities), gems (Eyelet Outlet),stitch template (American Crafts), washi tape (Queen & CO.) twine (Timeless Twine),gift bag, and doily.
For this bow I used this tutorial. It is a never fail one since I never had a problem making these.
Here is a close-up of the gift bag.
I am loving the flair on this card. I added a gem strip to the edge. The sentiments is stitched with twine.
Thanks for dropping by and be sure to check out Zappy Dots site for all you flair needs.
p.s. Did you know that you use these badges in ewerly. You can get the badges with magnets on them to attach to jewerly blanks that they sell.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Timeless Twine + Peachy Keen Staps = LOVE

Today is the start of a great cross promotion with Peachy Keen Stamps and Timeless Tw. Their stamps are a great quality and they stamp nice and crisp. 
Today's project is a cute birthday card that uses lots of layers, key lime twine, lemonade twine and "With a Cherry On Top stamp set. 
Supplies: patten paper (Crate Paper), twine (Timeless Twine), stamps (Peachy Keen), ink (Stampabilities), diy enamled dots, chalk pencils (PebblesInc.), and gelatoes (Faber Castell)
I love how easy to frame focal spots with twine.

Here are the perfect twines I used for this card. 
 Peachy Keen clear stamp set:  With a Cherry on Top
Don't forget about our Autumn Splendor new release blog hop that is still going on. That means you still have a chance of winning a spool of this. 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Autumn Splendor Blog Hop

Today is a new release of twine at Timeless Twine. The new color is perfect for autumn or  Disney projects.
 When I got this twine the first project came to mind were little favor boxes that would be perfect to put on the Thanksgiving Day table.
Supplies: cardsock (The Paper Studio), doilies, leaf stamp, gelatoes (Faber Castell), watercolor paper, ink (Stampabilities and Quick Quotes), diecut tags (Quickutz), pearl (Eyelet Outlet) and twine (Timeless Twine)
I took apart a little box I had and used it as a template to create these boxes. 
Hope you grab some of this twine for you upcoming fall or Disney projects. 
Now for one luck commenter they will reciever a spool of this twine. All you have to do is leave comments on TT blog and on all the twinsitas blogs. 
If you don't want to wait to get your hands on this be sure to pick yours up today while it is on sale for $7.00. 

Say Cheese

Today is another great sketch reveal over at Simple Sketches. This is the sketch this week's team had to work with. 
I kept it fairly the same but I added an extra photo. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Inmagisince), twine (Timeless Twine), washi tape (Scoth tape), diy enamled dots, stencil (Fancy Pants Designs), stickers (American Crafts and October Afternoon) and stitch template (American Crafts)
On this page I was able to use an very old pattern paper that I have had for over 5 years. Even though I kept this page fairly simple I went crazy with twine. I outline the side pahotos with it and did the stitched camera. 
Be sure to check out SS every Satudar for the a new sketch reveal. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Anniversay Gift

Yesterday was my parents 33rd anniversary and that meant me driving myelf nuts trying to figure out what to make for them. I thought a canvas would be perfect. Tuesday, I got the canvas, Wednesday night decoarted it and Thursady gave it to them. I like cutting things close. LOL. I don't really but sometime I come up witht my best stuff doing that.
Supplies: pattern paper (Crate Paper, Simple Stories, Cosmo Cricket and Die Cuts With a View), sticker (American Crafts), diecut (The Robin's Nest), decoative tape (Queen & Co. 7 Gypsies and Duck Brand), doily, clay flower, twine (Timeless Twine), modeling paste, border punch (EK Success), mask (Studio Calico), chalk (Quick Quotes), ring (Making Memories), canvas and divided page protector (We R Memory Keepers)
I attached a divided page protector to the front so the photos could be changed periodically.
I used Duck Brand black duck tape to wrap the edge of the canvas.
Thanks for stopping by. Come back tomorrow for a new release blog hop for Timeless Twine and I also have a new sketch reveal for Simple Sketches tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

DIY's at Embellished Me Happy

This month's challenge over at EMH is all about diy embellishments. I love making my own embellishments because (1) ithey often add more charater to my projects and (2) I am cheap.
For today's diy is not one I came up with but a friend of mine saved me from tossing out all of my pony beads that I had when I was little doing bead crafts.
 Enamled dots are all the rage in the scrapbooking industry right now but those things are expensive for a pack. Since I have not found them anywhere by me at knew I need to make my own.
All I did was place some pony beads on nonstick foil and baked at 400 for 10-15 minutes., depends on how big you want the dots
Note: Since the smell of melting plastic is nasty I did this outside on my porch in a toaster oven.
After a couple of afternoons of doing this I ended up with this.
 Here is a card I created that used those dots.
Supplies: pattern paper: (Crate Paper), twine (Timeless Twine), stickers (American Crafts and Lily Bee Designs), ink (Quick Quotes), washi tape and stitch template (Ameican Crafts)
 I used twine to stitched those arrows.
Be sure to link up you DIY embellishement here for a chance at this month's prize. 

Monday, September 2, 2013

Scrapbook Generation Blog Hop

Welcome to the SG Blog Hop for September, if this is your first stop, you might like to start at the Scrapbook Generation blog and then hop through each link.

Supplies: pattern paper (Crate Paper and Carta Bella),stickers (American Crafts), twine (Timeless Twine), diy enameled dots, flair (Studio G), mist (Heidi Swapp), flowers (Petaloo), plastic butterflies, doily, gelato (Faber Castell), and wood veneer (Freckled Fawn),
One this page I used one of the one photo sketches from this book I love Scrapbook Generation sketches because they are so easy to work with if you want to scrap fast. I was able to do this page in less than an hour.
This page is of my mom her brother and dad taken in 1985 or 86, either way it was before my time.
You can find the SG sketches in their books and as downloads in the SG store, and there is a free one every month in case you wanted to try it out.

Next on the hop is Brenda - leave a comment on each blog and one lucky commenter will receive a free sketch bundle of their choice from the store. The winner will be draw on September 9th, so you have one week to leave a comment.

In case you get lost at any point, here is the list all the blogs
Scrapbook Generation blog -
Mandi - <<<<<< You Are Here

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Toppers for Snacks

I have been wanting to make bag toppers for a long time. I don't know why because I am sure I would never use them. I think the reason I like them is that they dress up a plain plastic bag.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Carta Bella), twine (Timeless Twine), border punch (EK Success) and resealable baggies. 
 I used Key Lime twine to outline the pattern paper stripe and  Purple Passion twine bow in the center of the hearts.

Hope this inspired your this Labor day weekend.
We would love to see what you have created with our Timeless Twine  and Bella Creationz supplies on our Facebook page.
Have a great day.