Thursday, February 11, 2016

Be mine with sprinkles on top

Hey ya'll it's Twine Time!!  As soon as I spied the new paper pack CRUSH by Authentic I knew I had to have those blue pink and black papers and that I would definately have the Twine to match.
To be honest I fussed over this card for days until I finally walked away from it.  A few days later I picked it up again and wondered what I fussed over.  I thought it looked cute. LOL

I used the Solid Caribean blue twine from The Twinery and tied it around the card mats.
Then I cut triangles from pattern paper and attached them with 3D foam tape.
It's that easy to make a banner.
The heart shaped donut is called HOLE LOT and it's a digital stamp from Whimsie Doodles

I used Strawberry Twine to tie in the colours of the papers and the sentiment.
The Elephant digi stamp used is called Nuts about You and it's from Whimsie Doodles.

 For this card the natural light washed out the colours of the Strawberry twine but it was a perfect fit for this card.
The digital stamp used for this card is called OWL and it's from Whimsie Doodles.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

I'm lacing up my twine

Today as a team member of The Twinery I was challenged to create a decor piece using twine. So as I was painting figure skates black and stuffing them with winter greenery I thought to myself why can't I use these as outside decor.  It's meant to decorate your door but it could also hang on walls and the twine is perfect for laces on the skates. 
I choose The Twinery white and Maraschion Shimmer because it reminds me of candy canes and plus it GLITTERS!!  The second skate a more vintage look with the solid Maraschion twine and rusty bells.

The trick to thread to skates is to wrap tight each twine end with tape or cooled to touch hot glue.  It will create a hardened end and will easily push through the skate eyelets.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

You know what I love about being on The Twinery Design Team?  It's having to work with the gorgeous colours and being able to just play.  My assignment? Anything but a card.  Since Christmas is getting sooo close I thought it would be fun to make some ornaments.  The great thing is the Twine can be used as an accent and function.
 I used the matte black glitter Twine to add some sparkle to my little snowman ornaments.

here are some other projects I made using The Twinery Twine

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

SugarPea Designs Day 4 Release Week 12 Days of Christmas

It's day 4 of new release and I thought it might be fun to make fridge magnets out of the little images from 12 days of Christmas.  They are super easy to make and really cute when done.
Step 1: Stamp and colour image
 Step 2: Cover image with Diamond Glaze or Mod Podge and cover with clear glass dome.
 The glaze will leak out the sides.  That's ok.  Just let it dry throughly.
 Step 3: Use the glass dome as the guide and cut around the image.  Keep the scissors close to the dome to get a clean perfect cut.
 Step 4: Glue on a small magnet and let dry.  That's it!!

Your next stop is over to the super talented Lesley's blog and check out her adorable tags.

Remember our entire Holiday Product Release will be available for purchase in the SugarPea Designs Store on Friday, November 6th at 6:00 PM EST!

We would love to hear your thoughts on the products introduced today!!  Please leave a comment on this post and on each of the talented SugarPea Designers shown below and you could WIN!  We will chose one lucky person to WIN the Everyday is Christmas stamp set from the comments left here and on the DT Blogs!  All winners during our Holiday Product Release will be announced on Sunday, November 9th.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

SugarPea sweetness blog hop day 2

Hi Sweet Friends!  Welcome to Day 2 of our 2015 Holiday Product Release!

Today we are giving away the Whisky Business stamp set.  Enter to WIN by leaving a comment here on our store blog and on blogs of our design team.  All winners during our Holiday Product Release will be randomly chosen and announced on Sunday, November 8th. 
 You’re sure to whip up scrumptious projects with, Whisky Business, the newest addition to our Sugar Doodle Collection, illustrated by Melyssa Connolly.  This 4×6 stamp set features a darling baker, 11 kitchen themed accessory images and 10 versatile sentiments; giving you all the ingredients you need for creative year round fun.
Creating quick, easy and professional designs and accents is a piece of cake when paired together with the coordinating SugarCuts – Whisky Business.
here's my card

Stacey's blog is next on the hop.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Felt Owl and Twine wearable

So it was my turn to show you a wearable way to use twine from The Twinery and I thought I would make a little owl brouch.  Here's what I did.

1. Cut 2 owl body shapes from felt plus 2 small circles of white felt for eyes.  
2. Cut a piece of fabric for the belly of the owl.
 3. I used fusiable webbing to "glue" the fabric to the felt.  This was just to keep it in place so I can sew it.
 4. I used the webbing to glue the eyes and beak.  Again to keep everything in place to hand stictch later.
 5. Since the Twine is made up of 4 strands I seperated them into 2 halves.  This made it easier to thread through a needle.
 6. Before completely stitching around the owl I lightly stuffed it. I added just enough to give it a puffy look not a stuffed look. (it that makes sense )  :)
 7. Now I hot glued a strip of self adhering velcro to the owl back.
Now all I had to do was wrap the velcro around my dogs collar and she's my little fashionesta

 or you can add a broach pin or hair clip to the back.  In this one I used the remaining 2 strands of twine and threaded it through some beads, tied a knot at the end and ta-da legs!!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Twinery Caribbean blog hop

Hi ya'll welcome to The Twinery Blog hop. Today I thought I try something fun (I know I'm out of season but it's never to late for a snowman) . I braided the solid Caribbean twine from The Twinery into a long rope then cut it in 3 sections and braided them again.  I painted a face on a large white cloths pin and glued star buttons.  

You can get Caribbean in striped or solid.

Here is the list of hop sites.
The Twinery -

Tobi Crawford -
Stacey Schafer - Hahn - Connolly - 
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Since I'm last on the hop please stop by The Twinery store where you can nab some Caribbean twine.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pillow Talk

After making a crazy about of dog ties and scarfs I found some really cute pillows on Pinterest and knew I just had to make my own. I bought some fusible webbing, fabric, lace and buttons and off I went.  
 Can you tell I just love yo-yo's??
The fusible webbing made it possible for me to draw an owl pattern and "glue" him onto the fabric.  I then hand stitched around the body and branch to make it look more homemade.

 I free handed the shape for the strawberry and next time I'm actually gonna make a pattern that I can reuse.
 hummm I think I need a few more pillows.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Caught the sewing bug.

I haven't sewn a thing in probably a year, I love to sew and missed it a lot.  The only thing stopping be was that I couldn't find the cord to my machine. My hubby put my sewing machine in my craft room and from there the cord got lost.  I've tried various times to find it and even thought I ought to clean my craft room and I'd find it.  Nah!!! Anyway I started a full time job sewing underwear for a factory and got so excited about it I'd come home and start looking for the stupid cord. No luck.  So I started to pout.  Hubby then looked for the cord, I told him he's wasting his time as he couldn't find his shoes even if he were wearing them. But he looked despite me. (I just didn't want him to be snooping in my craft room) and wouldn't you know he FOUND it!! Oh my goodness the sewing madness kicked into high gear and for the last two weeks I've been sewing (in addition to sewing for 8 hours a day at work)
Here's what I made...Dog Hanker-chiefs and neck ties that loop right on a collar. Aren't they just Posh??