Monday, July 7, 2014

Chic Tags + the Twinery blog hop!

 Hello!  It is no secret that I haven't been blogging lately.  OK,  I have been taking a break...but... I am back today with an awesome blog hop!  Chic Tags + the Twinery!  It doesn't get much better than that!  So sit back, grab a coffee and enjoy our hop!  We will be going strong today AND tomorrow with lots of projects so be sure to check back both days for more inspiration.

You probably got here from the Chic Tags site.... If not, be sure to check out the blog here.

Here is the layout that I have contributed to the hop.  I couldn't decide on just one way to use this twine... so instead I used it in three ways!

This little 3x4 card was jazzed up by just wrapping some twine around it and then tying a bow.

I used a paper piercer and a ruler to prepunch hole along the acetate letters and then used twine to hand stitch through them.  Since the twine is thicker than embroidery floss I just went through each hole only once. 

And finally, I made a banner with little tags hanging from the twine.

There are so many fun things you can do with this stuff!  I can't wait to try more...

Next up on our hop is Rebecca VanDeMark.  Be sure to stop by her blog and leave her some love.  

And in case you get lost, you can check back here for the blog hop order:

Rebecca VanDeMark -
Mary Ann Jenkins -

Leave comments along the way for chances to win prizes!  

Thanks for hopping with us today!

Friday, March 14, 2014

a special treat

There's an awesome sketch challenge going on over on the Chic Tags blog.  

Here is my take on this one...

Join us for a chance to win some Chic Tags goodies!  Link up to this post.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

silly smiles

Yesterday on the Come On Get Crafty blog...

I have used only American Crafts My Girl and my Epiphany Crafts punches on this layout.  Stop by the blog for more details.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

double digits

I'm up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today with a new layout and a few tips.  Stop by and check out the details!

Whenever I use a patterned paper for a background, but I am covering most of it up anyway, I will make a frame and just have the edges of the patterned paper show.  I am a use-every-bit-of-the-paper kind of girl...especially if it is one of my favorites!   So this is what the back of my layout looks like:

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

halfway up the stairs

As I kid I remember a poem that my mom used to read to me by A.A. Milne called Halfway Down.  I used to love it and it has stuck in my head forever.   The other day my 8 year old was doing his reading homework in the most unusual places and the words to this poem came rushing back.  I used some of the words as my title for this Chic Tags layout.  Check out the blog today for a little tip to do with your Chic Tags mini icons.

Monday, March 10, 2014

spring is in the air

Last week was button week on the Epiphany Crafts blog.   I made a layout with some handmade flowers and then embellished them with some custom buttons.  The hand stitched stems of my flowers adds to their homemade look.  I don't know about you…but spring is definitely being welcomed in this neck of the woods!  What a winter it has been!!

Since St. Patrick's day is just around the corner I decided to make a quick little tag with some buttons. I used some green patterned papers behind my Epiphany Crafts buttons and then arranged them into the shape of a shamrock.  

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

tea for two

I am back for another fabulous term on the Pretty Little Studio Design Team!  I love working with these products... and just when I think I have found my favorite, Melissa designs something new!  Looking forward to another term with amazing designers!