November 16, 2012

Trendy Twine Guest Design

Hey everyone! Today I am guest designing over at Trendy Twine! Now as you all know I am a paper crafter, but I am also a knitter...just knitting I can't crochet to save my life >.< So when I heard I'd be guest designing I just knew I had to knit something out of Trendy Twine :)

I used lots and lots of Stormy Trendy Twine for this project and a little bit of In the Navy. I found the pattern here.

Isn't it cute?!? I did have to use some regular old yarn as the twine wasn't quite think enough for a coffee cozy but I think the Stormy looks really cool with the umbre pink and white yarn.  I used the Dainty Doilies and Many Thanks stamp sets from My Thoughts Exactly to decorate my cozy. It's suppose to look like a tea bag but I'm not sure about it...Here's a close up of the cozy. Not sure how clear it is but there is a cable pattern to it.

Well that's all for me today! Happy crafting!

Oh wait I forgot my big fiance and I are officially first time home owners! We just closed yesterday! So if it's a little quiet around here for a little while don't worry I'm just buried in boxes and boxes and boxes of craft supplies :)

November 9, 2012

Hello! Is there anyone home?!?

Hi there everyone! Seems my blog has been taken little vacation these past few I haven't forgotten about all of you. There has been a LOT going on up in my little nook of the world. I have a BIG announcement to share next week along with a really awesome project I've been working on for a guest design spot on Friday. So stay tuned I promise we will get back to the regularly schedule crafting very soon!

Happy crafting,

October 15, 2012

Spooktacular Treats

Hi there everyone! It's my day over at My Thoughts Exactly and I wanted to share my take on a project a dear friend of mine shared with me. You can find the original project here. There are 3 stamps sets used in this project and one of my favorite stamping techniques with MTE stamps!

Aren't these the cutest little treat holders?!? Oh you didn't know they were treat holders? Well, they are! Each little spooktacular jar holds 4 of the Hershey's nuggets. MMMM I found a new flavor too, creamy milk chocolate with toffee...I think I ate more than I wrapped while I worked :) Anyway the front of each jar is decorated with some awesome MTE stamps and the backs have a little window so the cute nuggets inside peek out. Each nugget is just wrapped in designer paper to make them pretty looking. Here are some close ups of the jar fronts.

I used the Halloween Subway Art and Fright Night Phrases. See how the spooktacular and the candy are curved? That is by far one of my favorite things about MTE stamps, you can make them curve however you'd like!!! It's adds a little fun to the project :)

For this jar I used the Fright Night Friends set and Halloween Subway Art. Both jars are tied with some lovely exclusive Trendy Twine in Grape Limeade, you can only get this twine in the exclusive MTE & TT Spook-tacular Set (by the way there are only a few left so pick yours up before they are gone forever). Now here is one last look at the jars and the cute little wrapped nuggets inside them.

Well that's all for me today! A little birdie told me there is a sale on in stock Halloween stamp sets so be sure to stop by the MTE store and pick up all your favorites! Happy crafting everyone!


October 4, 2012

Fa-BOO-lous Halloween Guest Designer

Hello everyone!!! Today is a super fun day, I'm guest designing for Tamara over at Happy Life, Crafty Wife! Why you ask? Well this week she's hosting the Fa-BOO-Lous Halloween Inspiration Week!
Each day this week a different awesome brand will be featured, today is Trendy Twine's day! Are you ready for my project?!? Well here you go:
Isn't that cute? I had the urge to top the awesome Frankenstein candle I made last year (you can find it here).  I also knew I wanted to make something a little cuter. I just knew I wanted to use the Fright Night Friends stamps from My Thoughts Exactly too! I was snooping around on Pinterest and found a cute jar candle that had been wrapped in burlap and decorated with a rosette ..well I really liked the idea of burlap and thought hey I could stamp on it! Enter that awesome burlap covered in creepy cute eyes and BOOs :) I wrapped my burlap around an orange candle I had lying around and tied some pretty Halloween Trendy Twine around the top. I then used the matching SVGs to the Fright Night Friends stamps to create my spooky cute friends. My little ghost is on a homemade wobble so he has a little wiggle in him. The bats and the moon are just flying around on some twisted craft wire. So I would have inputted cute close ups of all the fun things on this candle but I got the brilliant idea to keep it on my craft table while I finished up some other projects (I took this picture last week when I finished it so I could get it to Tamara)...well I'm not sure about you but I must be a little spastic when I craft because two cards later and only one bat remains flying around the moon, Mr. Ghost is also no where to be found. I'm going to blame the dog... :) Note to self next time get all the pictures at once!

Anyway, be sure to stop by Happy Life, Crafty Wife to check out all the guest designers projects and to see what adorable thing Tamara came up with. While you are there be sure to check out how to enter in the giveaway for today, see all that awesomeness down there in those pictures?!? Yup you could win all of that! What are you waiting for hop on over to Tamara's!

While you are out surfing the Internets be sure to stop by and let the lovely sponsors of the prize pack know how awesome they are :) My Thoughts Exactly and Trendy Twine are both on Facebook, go leave them some love and let them know we sent you over from the Fa-BOO-Lous Inspiration Week!

Well that's all for me today, happy crafting!

October 2, 2012

A Manly Birthday

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share a card I made for my soon to be father-in-law. He has a birthday this week and every year I have the need to top the previous year's card...I know this is proving to be challenging now. But I think I may have done that! I found this really funny card on Pinterest that had this funny face made from a huge mustache on the front...Pick a 'Stache anyone?!? Yes I immediately went to work, but I wasn't a huge fan of the first card (I gave to another male last week for his birthday and forgot to take pictures first). I knew I could do better...

Well what do you think?!? I embossed my Pick a 'Stache with white embossing powder to hint that he is getting old (we'll see if he picks up on that one ;) ). The glasses were all too fitting as he wears glasses and yes at one point he had ones this big! They were a free SVG I picked up from Oh My Crafts and last but not least the little sentiment is from Mustache Mania. The paper is from Hambly screen prints and quite shiny (a pain in the behind to photograph that's for sure!)

Well that's all from me today, happy crafting!


September 18, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Hello everyone! Today is my day over at My Thoughts Exactly. Today I want to share a little Halloween or fall decoration I created and a fun little tag. I know two projects...can you tell I'm avoiding my school work :P

I found this really cute pumpkin made out of rosettes on Pinterest and I thought I'd give a try at my own version.

I used some Trendy Twine that I curled around a straw for the dried up vines (they are also dusted with glow in the dark glitter...really can't remember why I did that!). The Happy Halloween pennants are stamped from the Halloween Subway Art set. It was so easy to put together, you really should try one yourself!

And I also made this super cute little tag using Sugar Gem's Flip Up Tag set.

I used the Interactive Card Phrases set for the little lift at the bottom.

On the inside I used the Fright Night Friends set to create the star background and for the Trick or Treat sentiment. And that awesome green and purple twine, well you can only get it by purchasing the new MTE & TT Sppok-tacular set. If you'd like some of this awesome twine and some super cute Jack-o-Lantern stamps be sure to buy your bundle now because they are in limit supply and once they are gone...they're gone for good! What are you waiting on, go buy your set right now!

That's all for me today! Don't forget there are still a few days to get your treat bag or box entered in to the September challenge for a chance to win some MTE stamps and a guest design spot with us in October!

Happy crafting!


September 15, 2012

MTE and TT Spook-Tacular Blog Hop!!!!!

Hello everyone! Yes you read the title right, My Thoughts Exactly and Trendy Twine have teamed up to bring you an AWESOME bundle! I have been keeping this a secret for so long I was about to burst if this hop didn't come soon :) If you have arrived from Candi's blog then you're on the right track. Now if you are just joining us please hop back over to the Trendy Twine blog where all the fun starts! If you get lost along the way here is the whole lineup:

Trendy Twine Blog
Candi <- You were just here
Jessica <- You're here
Sukie <- You're next stop
My Thoughts Exactly DT Blog

Now before I get to my project there are few details about the bundle you should know. First it's ONLY $10!! Can you believe that?!? My Thoughts Exactly and Trendy Twine for just $10! It's called the My Thoughts Exactly and Trendy Twine Spook-Tacular Set. Ok so what do you get in this awesome bundle? Well, you get 10 yards each of the Lime Licorice, Grape Licorice, and the EXCLUSIVE can only be received through this bundle Grape Limeade Trendy Twine!!! On top of all that awesome twine you will also get the EXCLUSIVE can only be received through this bundle 4" x 2" Build-a-Jack Stamp set!!! So what does it all look like? Here it is:
Here is a close up of the stamp set:
How awesome is this set?!? Now you are being warned now this is a LIMITED set so once they are gone they're gone! It is available at BOTH My Thoughts Exactly and Annie's Paper Boutique. So if one store is sold out be sure to check the other. What are you waiting for head over to My Thoughts Exactly and pick up your bundle right now, my project will be waiting for you when you get back! There are also a few prizes so be sure to check out the Rafflecoptor at the end of this post for all the ways you can enter!

Are you ready for my project finally? Well here it is!
I have had this super cute tea dispenser box SVG from Sugar Gem forever and have been just waiting for the perfect time to break it out. Well, what better time than Halloween? It pairs perfectly with the Eat, Drink, and be Scary sentiment from the Fright Night Phrases set. AND it just so happened I had orange tea on hand that comes in that awesome orange package to match my rosette :) It really is the little things in life that just make your day huh? Anyway I digress! See all that awesome time? I just wanted to wrap up in those awesome bright green and purple colors. Here's a close up of the rosette.
The 25 cent stamp is part of the EXCLUSIVE Build-a-Jack set. I used an Epiphany Crafts shape tool to cut out the stamp and add a little shine and texture. Now here is a close up of that scary Jack-o-Lantern.
I do pretty awesome fussy cutting huh? Ok I can't lie there are free MATCHING SVGs for the stamps! I cut out the pumpkin shape, the eyes, and the mouth before stamping them and assembling that scary dude. I stamped the eyes and mouth with Versamark and used heat and bond to apply the glitter, I thought it would be a little creepier looking. I tried giving the pumpkin a creepy looking texture too by using a baby wipe and an ink refill to apply color (I didn't stay in the lines very well, pretend you don't see that).

Well that's all I have for you today but there are plenty of more stops on this hop! Your next stop is Sukie's blog. Don't forget to pick up you Spook-Tacular Set. Don't forget the MTE September Challenge is still open so be sure to get your treat bags/boxes in for a chance to win some awesome prizes. And one last reminder there's blog candy up for grabs down there in that Rafflecoptor :)

Spooky crafting,

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September 4, 2012

Just a Little Greeting...

Hello everyone! It's my day to post over at My Thoughts Exactly. Did you see that cute little Halloween stationary set I posted for the September stamp release on Sunday?!? Did you notice how the cards and tags were a little blank? Did you also notice all those cute little stamped cutouts I had in the vellum envelope? Well today I thought I'd show you how a little glue, stickles, glossy accents, more stamps, and ink can turn those blank cards in to frightfully cute little creations! Now I have a million pictures so I will just let them speak for themselves, but before I get to them let me tell you which stamp sets and SVGs I used. ALL four of the Halloween stamp sets are featured here, Fright Night Friends, Fright Night Phrases, Ghostly Greetings, and Halloween Subway Art. Also all the cute little Fright Night Friends have matching SVGs! I am so excited about the new matching SVGs, they take all the fuss out of fussy cutting stamped images! Ok are you ready for picture overload? Here goes!

2x3 tags:

3x3 Cards:

I learned a lesson here...don't put your vellum tape right under the sentiment >.<

Another lesson learned...don't close your card if the sentiment is still wet >.<

See I told you there were a million pictures! Well that is all for me today but don't forget to pick up your favorite Halloween stamps before they are gone because once they're gone they're gone! Also don't forget to enter the September Challenge for a chance to win a $10 gift card to MTE or some MTE stamps and a guest design spot with us for the October!

Happy crafting!

September 2, 2012

My Thoughts Exactly September Stamp Release

Hello and welcome to the My Thoughts Exactly September stamp release! If you have arrived from Jen's blog your on the right track if not be sure to hop on back to the My Thoughts Exactly Blog to start the fun. Now in case you get lost along the way here is the complete lineup:

Design Team Blog
Jen - You were just here
Jessica - You are here
Lenae - Your next stop

Now are you ready to see the stamp releases for this month?!? There are two new sets, two returning sets, and some SVG's!!!

New stamps:
Fright Night Friends – $14.95

Halloween Subway Art – $11.95

Returning stamps:
Fright Night Phrases – $14.95

Ghostly Greetings – $14.95

As always there is a bundle option:
Halloween Super Bundle – $50.00 – Save $7 and get free shipping!

We will now be releasing SVGs to match our art sets and these will all be FREE!
Fright Night Friends matching SVGs – Free!

We will also from time to time release other SVGs
Stationery Set – $2.00 - This file is FREE for Cutting Edge Magazine subscribers. They can only grab it for free if they subscribe to this first Sept/Oct issue, then the only way to get it will be in the store.

A new monthly challenge begins today as well!

The Challenge: Treat bags/boxes! Create a treat bag or box of any kind.

The Rules:

  • Must include at least one MTE stamp, any set is welcome
  • Project must be new and created for this challenge

The Deadline: Sunday September 23rd at 11:59 pm Pacific
The Prizes:

  • Every participant receives a 10% off coupon to the MTE store
  • One random entry will receive a $10.00 gift code to the MTE store
  • One judged entry will receive a bundle of MTE stamps as well as a guest designer position for October

What hop is complete without giveaways?!?
We will be giving away a pack of 25 cotton bags from State Line Bag Co. (sponsor of this month's challenge) and 3 $10.00 gift codes to the MTE store! Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.

Now are you ready to see what I created? I used both of the new stamp sets released this month and the SVG sets. I'll let the copious amounts of pictures speak for themselves :)

I stamped every single stamp in the  Fright Night Friends set for this project along with cutting out all the matching SVGs. I also used the Halloween Subway Art for the little notebook label. There is a little Trendy Twine in there to jazz up the project and all the paper is from K & Company.

Well that's all for me, I know that was a lot of pictures! Your next stop is Lenae's blog! Don't forget to enter the giveaways in the Rafflecopter below and as always happy crafting!


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