Hi Everyone!! 
I hope you are having a great week so far.
Today the current Trendy Twine design team along with a few Trendy Twine Alumni are sharing some cards and projects for Beth, who just had her baby girl, Autumn.
So we are congratulating her and showering her with lots of Trendy Twine love!


For my project, I made a card using 


I used a new to me die from My Favorite Things, Cross Stitch tag die and a pattern from their website. I used the three colors of twine for the bib, then die cut the panel and layered it with a scalloped rectangle die cut from the Kraft in Color 6x6 from Doodlebug. I also cut the words "Baby" from the same paper using the Bright Lights alphabet dies (MFT). Next, I die cut the "Hello" from some dark pink cardstock from Impression Obsession and added some shimmer and glossy accents to it. These are layered on the card front then I added some silver glitter hearts to finish the card.

Congrats again Beth!! 
What a wonderful blessing for your family.

Make sure to check out the cards and projects 
Have an amazing day!

Hi Everyone!
Today I am sharing another fun Birthday card as a 
Gerda Steiner Designs Guest Designer.
I am using the Turtley Great! stamp set.

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Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have an Amazing Day!
Make sure to check out all the other fun stamp sets and 
products available at the Gerda Steiner Designs store.


Coloring medium: Copic Markers
Paper: Dragon Tails (Doodlebug Designs), Neenah Solar White cardstock
Ink: Distress inks, Versafine Onyx Black, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Stardust Stickles, Wink of stella glitter brush pen


Hi Everyone! 
Today I am sharing a card as a Guest Designer 
for Gerda Steiner Designs using the new Turtley Great! stamp set.

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 I just receive a small portion of the sales through your purchase. So Thank You!!)

How cute are these turtles? 
They are just perfect for some masculine/boy cards which I am always in need of!
For this card, I made a distress ink background. Next, I stamped and colored the turtles and a few gift packages. I fussy cut them out and popped them on the panel after I stamped the sentiment from the set in black ink. Then, I added the panel to a top folding white card base with some craft foam.


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Make sure to check out the Gerda Steiner Designs Store 
for this stamp set and many others!
Have an amazing day!! 

Coloring Medium: Copic markers
Paper: Neenah Solar White 80 and 110lbs cardstock
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) and Versafine Onyx Black, Distress ink
Accessories: Sakura White gel pen, Wink of Stella Glitter, Black pen


Hi Everyone!
I am back with my last card for the My Favorite Things Summer Camp 2018.
The last day was to use Symmetry on your card or project.
Boy, let me tell you I struggled on this one, 
so I just used the supplies that I had out already 
and went with something simple.

 I also used two more Complementary Colors: Purple/Yellow.
I used the Make A Wish stamp set and dies, 
the candles are the symmetrical part of the card.

Woo-Hoo!! So thankful to play along 
and have some fun crafty time, FINALLY!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have an amazing day!!

Hi Again!!
I am back with my Day 4 cards for the 
My Favorite Things Summer Camp 2018.
Day Four was to use Complementary Colors, 
these are colors that are opposite on the color wheel.

I can always use Birthday cards, especially for my students at school. So I made 3 cards with complementary colors: Pink/Green, Teal/Orange and Blue/Orange (for all the Broncos Fans!).




For these cards, I used the My Favorite Things Make a Wish stamp set and dies. I used the patterned papers from Sugar Peas designs again to coordinate the colors and a Hero Arts Ombre ink pad for the flames. I kept them simple because you know, boys don't care for sparkle or sequins usually! :) 
Thanks for stopping by! 
Have an amazing day!



Hi Everyone!
Here I am again, sharing my card for day 3 of the My Favorite Things Summer Camp.
Day 3 was about using repetition on your card or project.
I decided to use word repetition on my card.


For this card, I used the Simply Fabulous Sayings stamp set and wanted to go with Purple, my favorite color. For the inks, I used different Altenew ink pads in purple. They create a wonderful Ombre effect. I stamped the "Awesome" sentiment six times then stamped and heat embossed the coordinating sentiment in silver on vellum. I added the panel to a purple card base then finished with some wink of Stella glitter pen and some iridescent sequins.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!

Hi Everyone! 
I am back with my card for Day 2 
of the My Favorite Things Summer Camp 2018.
The challenge or inspiration for Day 2 is Primary Colors.

Here is my card using the Beary Special Birthday stamp set 
and coordinating dies again.


I started with a white top folding A2 card base, I stamped the sentiment from the set on the bottom, making sure to leave room for the patterned paper strips I was planning to add to the left side of the card. I stamped and colored the bear and hat with copic markers, then I stamped the balloons and paper pieced them with dotted red, yellow and blue papers from Sugar Peas Designs. Then I added them to the card front and popped up the party hat. Finally, I added the paper strips to the left and finished with some Totally Lemon Trendy Twine.
Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a wonderful day! 

Hi Everyone! 
I hope you are having a fabulous summer!
Today I am sharing several cards I made for the 
My Favorite Things Summer Camp 2018.

For day one, the challenge was White Space.

Here is my card for the challenge using the 
Beary Special Birthday stamp and coordinating dies.


I started with a white card base and scored the edge 1/4 in. all around to add some interest. Then, I stamped the sentiment in Onyx Black ink and then added the colored bear with the balloon and the gifts. 

Thanks for stopping by to check out my card!! 
Have an amazing day!



Hi Everyone! 
I am back today to share another card featuring the newly released,


I started with a kraft card base from Desert Storm(Neenah) cardstock. I also die cut a stitched rectangle panel with a border strip from the Hello Sunshine 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug Designs) for the cute guinea pigs to sit on. Next, I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it in white. Then, I added the colored images to the card. Finished the card with some white gel pen and glossy accents in a few places. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Make sure to check out the Gerda Steiner Designs store and blog!
Have an amazing day!


Hi Everyone!! 
It's been awhile! 
Work and life have just kept me so busy, I haven't had much crafting time or blogging time but today I am back to share a card as a Guest Designer for Gerda Steiner Designs. I used the newly released Wheek, Wheek, Wheek stamp set with some fun guinea pigs and sentiments.


I started the card by stamping and copic coloring the fun images from the Wheek, Wheek, Wheek stamp set (Aren't they adorable??). Next, I fussy cut them out. I die cut the pierced frame from some Perfectly Plaid Christmas paper by Lawn Fawn, then I arranged the cute guinea pigs in and outside the frame. I added the frame and images to a desert storm (Neenah) card base. Then I stamped the two sentiments from the set in versamark ink and heat embossed it in white. I added some gel pen details and glossy accents to a few places.


Make sure to stop by the Gerda Steiner store and blog
Thanks for visiting!
Have an amazing day! 




Hi Everyone!
Today, I am helping to wish the owner of Annie's Paper Boutique, Home of Trendy Twine,
**LESLEY**
a Happy, Happy Birthday!!!


I knew I wanted to include two things on Lesley's card, a coffee treat of some sort, even though she prefers the cold kind and PINK!
So I colored this sweet girl, Latte Lucy (C.C. Designs) with copic markers and paper pieced her dress in pink polka dots. Then I fussy cut her out and layered her on a die cut rectangle. Next, I used a paper stack that highlights all pinks, grays and mint green colors and followed a card sketch. I added some Watermelon Taffy Trendy Twine to the left side of the rectangle and added two heart buttons finished with a bow and knot. Then I die cut the 'happy birthday' 4 times to layer it and added some Spun Sugar distress ink to the top portion of the sentiment. I finished the card off with some Simply White crystal Nuvo drops and some Wink of Stella clear glitter to her hearts and headband.  
I hope Lesley just loves her card and has an amazing birthday!! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Don't forget to visit the Trendy Twine blog to wish Lesley a Happy Birthday and to see all of the cards made to help celebrate her!
Have an amazing day!! 


Products Used:
Stamp- Latte Lucy (C.C. Designs)
Ink- Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento), Spun Sugar distress ink (Ranger), Copic Markers
Dies- Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle Stax die (MFT), Sentiments Three Die (Spellbinders)
Paper- The Mint Berry stack (The Paper Studio), Green card stock (The Paper Studio)
Other- Heart Buttons, Simply White Crystal Nuvo Drops, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella Clear glitter brush pen

Hi Everyone! 
Today I am a Guest Designer for Die Cuttin Divas.

This week's Challenge is Random Act of Kindness
(Do Something Nice Day).

For my projects, I made some cards and matching tags to give to some fellow teachers, with some coffee cups filled with treats.



 The first set I used purple as my inspiration. I layered some purple die cut nesting hearts from some dies I purchased off Amazon. The smallest heart, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from a Hero Arts Kindness stamp set, popped it up and added some clear sequins and a little bit of Trendy Twine to match. Next, I die cut a heart tag from the Tiny Tags die set from Lawn Fawn and heat embossed a coordinating sentiment, then added it to the coffee cup I filled with some yummy treats.


The next card, I used the Peony Bouquet stamp set from Altenew and watercolored the flowers after I stamped and heat embossed them in clear. The sentiment is from the same Hero Arts Kindness set. I also die cut the panels from a Mama Elephant set for both cards. I finished the card with some wink of stella glitter brush pen on the flowers and some clear sequins. The tag is also from the Tiny Tags dies and stamped/heat embossed with the coordinating stamp set.




Thank you so much for stopping by!
Make sure to stop by the Die Cuttin Divas Blog to join the challenge, brighten someone's day, and be inspired by the Design Team.
Thank you to the Divas for letting me be a Guest Designer.
Have a wonderful day!! ♥

Products Used:
Dies- Nesting Hearts (Amazon), Basic Set Dies (Mama Elephant), Tiny Tags (Lawn Fawn)
Stamps- Peony Bouquet (Altenew), CM171 (Hero Arts), Tiny Tags Sayings (Lawn Fawn)
Ink- Versamark ink, White and Clear embossing powders, Versamark Onyx Black ink, Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens 
Paper- Bristol Smooth paper, Neenah Solar white 110# card stock, Teal and Purple card stock (Recollections)
Other- Sparkling Clear Sequins (PPP), Wink of Stella glitter brush pen, coffee cups (IKEA), Cello Bags, Totally White and Grape Fizz Trendy Twine




Hi Everyone!
Today I am sharing a project for Pink and Main stamps and dies.

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I'm sad to say that this will be my last post as a Pink and Main Design Team member. I started a new full time job in August as a Middle School classroom monitor and I just don't have the extra time right now but I have really enjoyed the privilege of being part of the team.




Now onto my card, I used the new Autumn Blessings stamp set along with the coordinating Autumn Blessings die and Pumpkin Spice 6x6 paper pad.
I started with a dark brown card base, I die cut a cream colored panel with the Stitched Rounded Squares die and stamped the cute boy and girl mice and sentiment "When I count my Blessings I count you twice" all in brown ink. Next, I copic colored the mice and paper pieced the apron and cuffs of the girl mouse. I also stamped, colored and die cut the pie from the set for them to hold. To the card base, I added a panel of patterned paper from the 6x6 pad and also some orange patterned paper that is die cut from the Scalloped Border die and added to the bottom of the first panel. Next, I stamped the "Happy Thanksgiving" sentiment in brown ink to another strip of orange patterned paper and added it to the bottom after I put some coordinating twine on it. I also added a hand cut flag banner to the top left of the card also decorated with some twine.


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Make sure to join the current
Pink and Main Challenge: Autumn.
I hope you have a wonderful day!! 

Other Supplies Used:
Paper- Chocolate Chip card stock (SU!), Cream card stock (Recollections)
Ink- Rich Cocoa ink (Memento), Copic markers, White gel pen
Other- Spiced Pumpkin Trendy Twine
Hi Everyone!
I hope you are having a wonderful week so far.
Happy First Day of Fall!! 
I am so ready for it this year.
Today, I am sharing a card inspired by the current My Favorite Things card sketch challenge #351.

For my card, I wanted to use two new products that I received recently. The cute Happy Hippos (MFT) and the Fairy Tales 6x6 paper (Doodlebug Designs).


I stamped and colored the two hippos with black ink, then colored them with copic markers. Next, I fussy cut them out. Then I used the Fairy Tales paper for the card layers. I used the Scallop Waves Die (Pink and Main stamps) and rounded the corners with a 1/2 in corner chomper (WRMK). Next, I stamped the sentiment in black ink and hand cut it out then layered it on some Orange cardstock (Bazzill) and foam mounted it. I die cut some balloons with the Birthday Balloons die (MFT) from some coordinating dotted patterned paper (The Paper Studio) and the strings from white card stock. Then, I added some white gel pen accents and finished the card off with some Lily White glitter sprinkles (Doodlebug Designs).


I was so excited to have a few moments to create a card and play along with the challenge.
Thank You so much for stopping by!
Have an amazing day!