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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