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November 30, 2015

Holiday Hugs!

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I know I enjoyed the long holiday weekend with lots of food and family time.  Today I have a fun and festive card to share which was created with the Cool Snowman cutting file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  I just received my new Peachy Keen Stamps and used the Snow Funny Face Assortment stamps for the snowman's face.  I popped him up on some foam dots for added dimension.
The "Holiday Hugs" sentiment seemed to be the perfect fit for this guy who is ready to give a big hug.  The sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms Christmas Cheer stamp set. The finishing touch on my card was a small bow in Cherry Limeade Trendy Twine.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Trendy Twine Design Team is finishing off this month with a special post to wish our fans a very Happy Thanksgiving.  For my project, I created a very simple card with some fun goodies from my stash.  I started my project off with a basic kraft card which had the festive polka dots printed on it.  I simply popped up a couple of acorns on some foam dots which were embossed with the Houndstooth Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The acorns were then finished off with twine bows in Totally Kraft Trendy Twine.
I ran some coordinating ribbon along the base of my card and attached a hand cut flag with a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms A Holiday to Remember stamp set.  The finishing touch on my card was a few sequins from the Autumn Sequins Mix from Annie's Paper Boutique.
Don't forget to head over to the Trendy Twine blog to check out all of the awesome projects from the design team.  Also, stop by the store to check out the products I used on my card and so many other crafty goodies.  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2015

Gobble Till You Wobble

Hello, today I am sharing a project over on the KaDoodle Bug Designs blog.  I created a Thanksgiving card using the Cutie KaToodles - Turkey cutting file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  The Cutie KaToodles are one of my favorite lines from KBD since I love their big eyes and this file is no exception.  I gave my turkey some fun criss cross eyelashes to make those big eyes pop even more.
I stamped a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms A Holiday to Remember stamp set on a scalloped circle.  A bit of doodling was added to the scalloped circle with my white gel pen.  The scalloped circle was adhered on some pop dots for added dimension.  My card was finished off with some Pumpkin Spice Trendy Twine on the base of my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day and a Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Happy Monday!  I have a fun card to share which I created for the sketch challenge over at DCWV. All of the papers for my card are from the Christmas Combo Mat stack.
I went to my stash of Spellbinders dies to cut the large doily at the base of my card and the scalloped circle flowers.  Each of the flowers were accented with a button from my stash and some coordinating Christmas Mint Trendy Twine.  I tucked in some punched branches using the Martha Stewart Branch Punch, this is certainly one of my favorite holiday punches.  I just love the intricate branches this punch creates.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have an awesome day!

November 20, 2015

KaDoodle Bug Designs Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to KaDoodle Bug Design's Holiday Blog Hop!  We are so excited to have you join us today! At each stop of the hop we hope you will be inspired by the creativity of the design team. 

You should be arriving from the KaDoodle Bug Designs Blog. If you happened across this post out of order, please head to the KaDoodle Bug Design's Blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here is the treat box project I created using the new "Oh Ginger Snaps" cutting file.  I used a Small Kraft Gable Box and covered it with some festive paper.  The cute Ginger girl was cut with my Cricut Explore and her face was stamped with the Peachy Keen Snowmany Faces stamps. She was accented with lots of Stickles for a sparkly effect which is a bit hard to see in the pictures.
I added a kraft tag to the gable box which was punched with the Fiskars Tag punch and accented with a Chevron Trendy Page Dot and a few scattered sequins.  The sweet sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms Merry Kissmas stamp set.  The tag was attached to the gable box with a tiny clothespin and some Peppermint Stick Trendy Twine.
Here's a picture of the entire file, don't you just love it?
Now for the Blog Hop Prize! 
8 FILES, that's right every new file used in this hop today!

What do you need to do to be eligible for this amazing prize?
1.  Become a follower of each blog in the hop. 
2.  Leave some comment love at each stop.  You can do so until midnight on Sunday, November 22 MST to be eligible for the prizes.
3. Be sure you "Like" KaDoodle Bug Design Facebook Fanpage
4.  If you do all of the above, check back at the KBD Fanpage for the winner on Tuesday, November 24th 

Here is the complete blog hop lineup:

November 17, 2015

Trendy Twine Birthday!

Hello everyone, the Trendy Twine Design Team has joined together to surprise Lesley with a special birthday post.  Each of the design team members created a special card that was mailed to Lesley to wish her a very Happy Birthday!  For my project, I used some fun papers from Doodlebug Design since I know Lesley loves their products and the color pink is one of her favorites.
I adhered a Treat Bag to the front of my card which was the perfect size to tuck in an oversized tag which can be reused as a bookmark.  The tag was accented with a Chevron Trendy Page Dot and some gorgeous Strawberry Cupcake Trendy Twine.  The twine was also wrapped around the Treat Bag.  The cupcake was cut from the Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge and adhered to a scholloped circle which was popped up on foam dots for added dimension.  A sweet sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Mini Messages stamp set was tucked in on a hand cut flag.
Please head over to the Trendy Twine blog to check out all of the design team projects and to wish Lesley a Happy Birthday!  Have a wonderful day!

November 16, 2015

Trendy Twine Design Day

Hello everyone!  I'm over on the Trendy Twine blog today with a fun project featuring the newly released Creamy Pumpkin twine.  It is a gorgeous twist of pumpkin orange and natural/unbleached twine.  For my project, I created a fall themed layout page using the Crisp Autumn Days cutting file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  I added the fox and his barrel of apples to a large banner tag so he would stand out on my project.  The banner tag was accented with a couple of coordinating Hello Fall Trendy Page Dots and some twine.
A few scalloped flowers were punched using kraft card stock and the twine was used for the centers.  I used my watercolor pencils to create the accents on the scalloped flowers.  I also embellished the background mat with a bit more twine.  A couple of doilies from my stash were tucked in behind the mat and accented with some coordinating flowers.
Head on over to Annie's Paper Boutique to check out all of the new gorgeous twine colors available for those Fall projects.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

November 12, 2015

Touchdown Layout

Today I have another project to share with the newly released Scrappy Moms Stamps In the End Zone stamp set.  I created a single page layout for a picture of my son who is a senior in high school.  I used the Simple Life: Football cutting file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.
I always find it a challenge to keep my layouts simple since I love embellishments.  I had to keep the masculine theme in mind.  I added 3 different sentiments from the new stamp set since they were all perfect for my layout.  The finishing touch on my page was a bit of Totally Black Trendy Twine tied to the "2015" tag.
Here's a closer look at the new stamp set, available here:
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

November 11, 2015

Thank you for all you do!

Hello!  Since it is Veteran's Day, I thought I would share a simple patriotic card created with the Cutie KaToodles - Army Penguin from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  I used the print and cut feature to create this quick card.
The scalloped square was cut from a spellbinders die and embellished with some star sequins.  I added a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Homeland Heroes stamp set and finished my card off with a small bow using Stars & Stripes Trendy Twine.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

November 9, 2015

Dino-Mite Layout

Happy Monday! I haven't been feeling well for the past couple of weeks and haven't had the chance to get in my scrap room so I thought I would share a simple layout which I created some time ago and never shared on my blog. My layout was created using the Cute Little Dino cutting file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  The title was cut from the Dino Play cartridge.  I embossed the dinosaur with the Mesh Texture Cuttlebug embossing folder and the egg with the Darice Crackle embossing folder.  I love the texture embossing adds and need to remember to use my embossing folders more.
The "you rock" sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms Mini Messages stamp sets.  This is one of my go to stamp sets.  Some Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twine was added to the photo mat as a finishing touch.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

November 6, 2015

Scrappy Moms Stamps - November Release Day

Welcome to the Scrappy Moms Stamps November Release Day!  We have 2 new stamp sets to share with you today:  In the End Zone and Local Lingo!  I created a fun coach's card as the football season is wrapping up at my son's high school.
I cut out the teddy bear football player from the Teddy Bear Parade cartridge and stamped his face with the Peachy Keen Teddy Bear Assortment stamps.  The grass border was punched with the Fiskars border punch and I tucked in an extra football which was cut from the same cartridge, however in a larger size.  The sentiment is from the new "In the End Zone" stamp set.
Here's a closer look at the new stamp sets, available here:
Please stop by and visit our guest designers for this month Dottie and Melissa. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!

November 3, 2015

Terrific Tuesday Challenge - Scarecrow for Hire

Welcome to another Terrific Tuesday Challenge over at Scrappy Moms Stamps.  The theme for this challenge is Scarecrow for Hire.  For my project, I created a card using the Happy Harvest Scarecrows cutting file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  I printed the scarecrow on card stock and used my Spellbinders die to cut out the shape.
I punched out some leaves using the EK Success Falling Leaves punch and scattered them around the scarecrow.  Some Orange Truffle Trendy Twine was used to frame in the scarecrow on the mat.  A hand cut flag with a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms "A Holiday to Remember" stamp set was adhered to my card.
Please stop by Scrappy Moms Stamps to check out all of the design team projects and to link up your "Scarecrow for Hire" project to win a stamp set of your choice.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

November 2, 2015

Trendy Twine Design Day

Hello everyone!  I'm over on the Trendy Twine blog today with a fun project featuring the newly released Creamy Pumpkin twine.  This twine is a gorgeous twist of pumpkin orange and natural/unbleached twine.  I just love the soft color combination.  For my project, I used some fun 2x2 Kraft Boxes which were converted to treat holders by simply punching a hole on the top with a one inch circle punch.  The test tubes were filled with some M&M's and inserted through the hole.
I found this fun textured burlap paper in my stash and added it to the sides of the Kraft Boxes.  Each of the sides were stamped with the Peachy Keen Basic Fall Faces (retired) stamp set.  I cut a hat from the Simply Scarecrow cartridge using my Cricut Explore and adhered it to the top of the scarecrow face on the front of the box.  A small twine bow accented the hat.  I also wrapped the lids of the treat tubes with some fun paper and tied a bit more twine around the tube.
Head on over to Annie's Paper Boutique to check out all of the new gorgeous twine colors available for those Fall projects.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!
Challenges: