Thursday, July 23, 2015

Caribbean Twine Spotlight Blog Hop with The Twinery

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Caribbean Twine Spotlight Blog Hop.  I am excited that you are joining us today on this fabulous hop and I hope that you will get some great ideas along the way.  If you have arrived from Tifany DeGough's blog, you are in the right spot.  If you have just happened up on this post and would like to join us, hop on back to The Twinery blog to start at the beginning and to get all the details.

For my project today, I am sharing a set of 4 large tags with a summer/beach theme.  Take a look....

I started with a tag base that I cut from THIS die.  I then cut some waves with the negative space from a scallop die.  I layered them onto the tags and then added a sandy beach with a light tan cardstock that I inked the edges on.  I added a sun and the fun summer themed images on each of them...they were all cut with my Silhouette and from the Silhouette store.  I finished them off with some Caribbean bakers twine, a button, and a sentiment from SRM Stickers.  Here is a closer look at each of the tags......





Aren't these so fun??  I just love how they turned out.....they are so warm and summery (er...is that even a word?), they make me want to go to the beach right now.  :)

Here are the two beautiful spools of  Caribbean bakers twine available in The Twinery Store:
http://shop.thetwinery.com/http://shop.thetwinery.com/

It is now time to hop on over to Jeanne Jachna's blog to check out the wonderful project she has created with the Caribbean bakers twine.

Here is the complete blog hop line-up:

The Twinery
Tifany DeGough
Amy Crockett (you are here)
Jeanne Jachna
DoBea Alberts
Anita Mulcahey
Jennifer Cuthbertson
Tobi Crawford
Stacey Schafer
Denise Hahn
Melyssa Connolly

I hope that you have a great time on the hop.  Also, I posted a super fun summer themed layout yesterday on my blog using some Marigold bakers twine.....you can check it out HERE.  I also had a guest post on the Paper Sweeties blog earlier today that you can see HERE using some yummy Orchid bakers twine.  Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Amy

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

July Guest Designer with Paper Sweeties


Hello friends!! Today I am sharing a post with you that features Paper Sweeties stamps and dies. I was thrilled when Debbie asked me to guest design this month. There are some wonderful stamp and die sets on their website and so narrowing it down to the one I wanted to work with was pretty hard.  I picked the Pretty Posies stamp and Sweet Cuts die sets and created this little gift set...... 

The card is 4 x 4 inches and I added a simple white frame to it.  The sentiment on the inside is from SRM Stickers.  The flowers and leaves from the Pretty Posies stamp set are stamped on cardstock with similar ink colors and then die cut with the matching Sweet Cuts die set.  I added a bit of Orchid bakers twine from The Twinery and a rhinestone to the middle of each flower.  Here is a closer look....

I used THIS bag from SRM Stickers and stamped the flower and leaf images onto it with a clear ink (Versamark).  I then folded over the top and tied it up with some more Orchid bakers twine.  The bag has some of my favorite treats in it.....some yummy Hershey's Bliss Dark Chocolate.  :)

The flowers for the tag are done the same way as for the card.  I used THIS tag from My Creative Time and added a sentiment from SRM Stickers.  Here is a closer look at the tag......

I hope that you have enjoyed my projects today and I would love it if you jumped over to the Paper Sweeties Blog and thanked them for giving me a chance to share these with you today.

I have a blog hop coming up later today featuring the Caribbean bakers twine from The Twinery.....so, come on back and check out the fab tags that I made for it.

Hugs,
Amy

Summer Fun Layout with The Twinery

Hello everyone!!  I am up on The Twinery blog sharing this fun summer layout.

My family really enjoys the warm summer months.  We like to get out and explore, see family, and go to the local beaches.  I thought it would be fun to pull a layout together using some fun summer pictures of our summer so far.  Take a look....

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I used the Solid Marigold twine to stitch a tic-tac-toe pattern and then put my pictures and title in the pattern (I did leave off the top right stitching so that I could put the longer title down).  To make the holes, I used a stitching template and pierced the holes and then hand stitched them.  Take a closer look at the stitching....

Summer-LO-1b


I also added some of the Solid Marigold and Solid Caribbean bakers twin to the button centers.  We have a fun blog hop using the Caribbean bakers twine coming up tomorrow, I hope you will join us for a fun hop!!

So, is there some fun summer activities that you like to scrapbook?

Have a great day!
Amy

Sunday, June 21, 2015

World's Best Dad

Hello crafting friends!!  Today is Father's Day here in the US and I have a super fun card to share with you today.  This is the card that I made for my husband from the kid's and I.  We love exploring the outdoors and so it was fun to make a card that reflects that.

I used THIS file from the Silhouette online .....I just reversed the image and cut it out with my Cameo.  Rather than cut out the laces on the file, I pierced holes in the boots and laced them with some Cappuccino bakers twine from The Twinery.  I then added a sentiment from SRM Stickers.  Take a closer look at my card.....

You can also see this card over on The Twinery blog.  I used the current sketch from the MFT Card Challenges Sketch 233.  I have been wanting to join in on more of their challenges, hopefully I will have more time to now that things have slowed down a bit....for a little while anyway.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!!

Hugs,
Amy


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Birthday Wishes

Hello crafting friends!!  How are you all??  I feel like I have been a bit disconnected from the crafting world, but since things have slowed down for me, I hope to be crafting more soon.  Today I have this pretty little Birthday Wishes card.  I used some fabulous Taylored Expressions stamps, dies, paper, and embossing folder for this.

I gave this card to my lovely sister for her birthday last week.  I just love how pretty it is.  I used my Copic marker to color in the stamped banner image.  To finish off my card, I added some ribbon and stitching with my sewing machine.  Take a closer look.....

I have been learning how to shoot pictures completely in manual mode, so I hope that my photography will improve.  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Amy