Monday, July 4, 2016

July 4th Parade Layout

Well, hello there.....yes, I know I have been a stranger and I think that my craft supplies have taken it the hardest because they feel a bit neglected.  Well, they shouldn't anymore because I was able to get into my craft room this weekend and create something!!  And, it felt great!!

I created this fun layout for The Twinery blog - stitching with their solid bakers twine.  Check it out!

This is a layout of my kiddos at the local 4th of July parade....yes, yes, I know that the photos are a few years old, but hey, I was so into the moment the last time the parade was in town that I {gasp} forgot to take pictures.  Hopefully I won't forget this year.  I used my solid bakers twine on this layout for stitching around the star with the Solid Maraschino and also for the fireworks up in the upper right corner in Solid Midnight Blue and Solid Natural bakers twine.  Here is a closer look......

I used my Cricut for the die cut stars and the lettering.  This year we will have a fun packed day with parades, games, wagon rides, BBQ and fireworks.  How will you be celebrating the day?

Hugs,
Amy

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!!

Hello friends and Happy Mother's Day!!  I created this card the other day and posted it over on The Twinery blog, and I thought that today would be an excellent day to post it here.

I wrapped a square frame with some Buttercream bakers twine from The Twinery and then cut out the floral and flourish with my Cricut Explore.  The sentiment is from SRM Stickers.  This card measures about 4 1/2 inches square.  Here is a closer look at the wrapped twine.

It took me a little bit to wrap all the twine, but I just caught up on a show while I was wrapping it up.  To finish it off, I just added a bit of Stickles glitter glue to the center of the flower.

I hope that you are enjoying Mother's Day with the ones you love!!  Have a great day!!

Hugs,
Amy



Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day/Week!!

Hello everyone!!  I have a super cute treat container to share with you today that is made out of a pint paint sized can.  This posted last week over on The Twinery blog.

I started out with a blank can and painted it red and green like an apple.  I rolled up a bit of corrugated cardboard and inked it with a brown color for the apple stem and hand cut out some leaves.  I hot glued them all on and then tied it all up with some Cappuccino and Peapod bakers twines and added a red button in the middle.  The tag is made with THIS die from My Creative Time and the apple is cut with my Cricut Explore.  I added a Thanks sentiment from SRM Stickers.  Here is a closer look.....

I added some woodgrain washi tape to the bottom of the can for a bit of fun texture.......

I filled it with a bag of chocolate candies, but you could fill it with just about anything you wanted to for that special teacher in your life.  I actually homeschool, so my kids have been filling up this can with treats, sweet notes and pictures for me.  I can't wait to see what they have put inside.

What do you think?  Happy Teacher Appreciation Day/Week to all the teachers out there!!

Hugs,
Amy

Monday, April 11, 2016

Bloom and Grow...It's Spring Time!

Oops!!  I almost forgot to get this super cute treat bag posted on my blog.  I shared it over on The Twinery blog last week and wanted to make sure that all of my readers got a peek at it, too.
I used some blue ink and a cloud die cut to make the sky background on white cardstock.  This bag is cut from THIS image and the flower is THIS image from the Silhouette store.  I used the Cantaloupe bakers twine to tie up the box and Peapod bakers twine behind the flower.  Here is another look at the flower.....

To finish off my treat bag, I used a wonderful SRM Sticker.  What do you think??  Would you like to receive this as a gift from someone??  I can't wait to brighten someone's day with it.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Amy