May 31, 2013


The winner of my blogaversary giveaway is Carri.  Congratulations!  Please email me with your contact information so I can send out your Trendy Twine!  Here is her winning comment:

Blogger abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...
Congrats on 2 years!! Yippee! Carri~Abusybee

May 27, 2013

Fun Layout

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This double page layout was created using the Carousel Lite cartridge to scrapbook some family pictures at an amusement park.  I used the red, white and blue paper as my inspiration to join in some challenges.
The die cuts were kept fairly simple due to the busy patterned card stock used for the layout.
The long strip of red paper was used as a photo mat to display a set of 3 pictures sized at 4x4.
A large ticket was added next to the title with a couple of smaller tickets stamped with images from the Making Memories "Panorama" stamp set.  The ticket was embellished with a couple of metal stickers, paper flowers and a small heart from my stash.  I used Blue Berry Trendy twine for a few small bows on my layout.
The carousel horse was embellished with some Turquoise Stickles, bling and a small twine bow.  All of the die cuts were popped up on foam for added dimension.
This journaling ticket was also stamped from the same set and will be perfect for a couple of quick notes.

May 23, 2013

Have a Sun-Shiney Birthday Card

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I needed a quick card for my nieces birthday so I used a a simple cut from A Child's Year cartridge. The water was punched from the Fiskars Boundary Waters border punch.
I used some Blue Berry Trendy Twine to create an outline for the swimsuit and added a bow to the pail.   A little bit of doodling with my white gel pen was added to the die cut and my card was finished off with a hand cut flag and a sentiment from Docerela stamps.

May 20, 2013

Blogaversary Giveaway

This week is my 2 year Blogaversary and I thought it would be fun to do a little giveaway as a way to celebrate!  I would like to thank all of my followers for all of your support over the past two years.  I have a fun little mini pack of Trendy Twine for my giveaway.  Don't you just love these colors?
In order to be entered for the giveaway, you must:
1) Be a follower of my blog
2) Leave a comment below

I will leave the giveaway open until next week, so please comment by 5/30/13.

May 17, 2013

Docerela Creations "Color Palette" Challenge

Today is challenge day over at Docerela Creations and we have a color palette challenge.
My card was created using the "Cool Summer" Carta Bella paper pad.  I used the Life Is A Beach cartridge for the flip flops.  Bubblegum Taffy Trendy Twine was used to outline the straps with some bling accents.
The edge of the card was punched with the Boundary Waters Fiskars border punch.  The sentiment is from Docerela "Summertime" stamp set and stamped on a handcut flag.
We have a fun kit available this month which includes the "Cool Summer" Carta Bella paper pad and Docerela "Summertime" stamp set.
To place an order, please stop by the store here.  Stop by and check out projects from the entire team:
Sukie (me)

Die Cuttin Divas

May 15, 2013

My Craft Room

Tara over at Craftin Dessert Divas is having a linky party with a theme to show off your craft space.  I thought it would be fun to join in and share mine.  I use the Expedit system from Ikea to organize all of my crafty stuff.
Those of you who follow my blog are probably well aware that I love bright colors and my craft room is no exception.  I used different shades of magenta throughout my room even though the pictures may look more purple.
My room is definitely not this clean ever, I took these pictures some time ago and have even outgrown my twine shelf.  I have another crafting chair now to support my back, other than that everything else looks the same.
I hope you enjoyed checking out my craft room.  Thanks for stopping by!

May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms out there!  In honor of this wonderful day I have a card to share.
The flowers for my card were cut from the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge and "Mom" was cut from the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cartridge.  I used Posy Trendy Twine to stitch around my card and added a small bow to finish it off.

May 9, 2013

Mother's Day Card

This card was created using the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cartridge for the word "Mom".  I outlined it with Twisted Lime Trendy Twine.  The twine was also added to the edge of the card and to a tiny folded fan.
The card was embossed with the Darice "Simple"border embossing folder and embellished with some Stickles.  A small border punched with the Effervescence Fiskars border punch was added to the bottom of the card.
We have a Mother's Day special on Docerela Stamps for both the english and portuguese stamp sets.  The word heart is such a fun and unique stamp set, pick them up before they're gone!

May 7, 2013

Enjoy Card

Today is my design day over at Trendy Twine and I created this card for my project.  I added a clothesline to my card by using both Twisted Teal and Tickled with Teal and anchored it with a ribbon bow on the other end.  Teal is one of my favorite colors and I love it with the kraft!
A doily with a scallop circle embellished with some bling was added to the card.  A heart, tag and some washi tape was used along the clothesline with some clothespins and clips.  The "enjoy" sentiment is from Docerela Stamps and adhered to a washi hand cut flag.
Please stop by the store to check out all of the twine colors and remember we have another fun challenge going on this month.

May 3, 2013

Docerela Creations "Sun" Challenge

I am super excited to announce that Catarina from Docerela Creations has invited me to join her Design Team.  Docerela Creations has a very unique line of English and Portuguese stamps and I am looking forward to working with her stamps.

Today is challenge day over at Docerela Creations and the challenge is to use a sun on your project.  I created this card using the Cheerful Seasons cartridge for the sun and Create A Critter for the cloud. All of the die cuts were inked on the edges for added dimension.  These fun papers are from the "Cool Summer" Carta Bella collection available from Docerela Creations.
The tag was punch from the Fiskars tag punch and stamped with Docerela "Summertime" stamp set.  I manipulated the stamps so they would fit nicely on the tag.  The tag was attached with Blue Berry Trendy Twine and the card was finished off with a coordinating flower with a bling center.
We have a fun kit available this month which includes the Cool Summer Carta Bella paper pad and Docerela "Summertime" stamp set.
The first 10 customers will receive this "Smilie" stamp for free!  Such a cute face stamp too!
To place an order, please stop by the store here.  Stop by and check out projects from the entire team:
Sukie (me)


May 1, 2013

Ooh La La Gift Bag

Today I am sharing a Kraft bag that I repurposed and embellished.  I thought it was the perfect size to tuck in a gift card.  To dress up my bag I created a rosette and punched the edge of it with the Martha Stewart Arch Lattice punch.  I added an embossed circle to the center with some Twisted Gumball Trendy Twine which is the newest color in the store.  I just love the pink and aqua twisted together.
I wrapped some more twine along the top of the bag and attached a tag with a cute little twine tassel. The tag was stamped with The Alley Way Ooh-La-La stamp set and inked on the edges.
Remember to stop by the store to check out all 46 colors of Trendy Twine, there is a little something for everyone!