Monday, February 16, 2015


Good morning everyone! I'm back with another great challenge from Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog.  This week we were challenge to interpret "enTWINEd".  To find out more about the challenge visit our blog.
I decided to stick with the Twine portion of creating these cute little lollipops.
My semi-annual retreat is coming up soon and I like to make each of my retreaters something cute to mark their cropping spot.  I think these lollipops will be the spot feature at the retreat.  I will find something special to put them in...maybe a tiny flower pot, or a jar of chocolates - something - and set them with the rest of the goodies at each spot.  These are super easy to make.  I used a pre-cut  1 1/4" adhesive circle to wrap my baker's twine around then attached each circle to a colored swizzle stick, wrapped some green washi tape around the stick and applied the name label to the tape.  It's a good thing these are quick to make cuz I have quite a few more to make before the retreat!

Thanks for stopping in today.  Be sure to share your interpretation of enTWINEd with us at Heart 2 Heart Challenges!


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Music to the Eyes

Welcome to another edition of our monthly technique blog hop!  This month we are featuring a special way to highlight objects on your projects as shown on page 34 of the Annual Inspirations book.  If you are coming from Melissa's blog then you are on the right track!  Be sure to visit all of our designers blogs this month for some great inspiration!

For my card I used the Wanderful paper packet. It's nice, but could use something to emphasis the lettering on the squares.  Nornally I would ink the edges of each letter, but this is not a really distressy type card.

You can see here how the letters pop on the card by just outlining them with a black fine tip pen. I also outlined the three black squares to give them a bit more definition also.
Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you are inspired to reach for a pen and do some outlining on your next project.  Now hop on over to Belinda's blog for some more great inspiration!


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Heartfelt Sentiments Team Paper Focus - Wanderful

Welcome to another month of inspiration with the Heartfelt Sentiments Paper Focus Blog Hop.  This month we are featuring Wanderful.  If you are coming from Melissa's blog then you are on the right path!

At first I couldn't decide how I felt about this paper pack.  It definitely screams travel projects, but after I had looked at it for a bit I started liking it more and more.  There is one piece that is phenomenal so I chose to use it for my base page.
 I did quite a bit of distressing to the piece as you can see, then I added bits and pieces from the other papers to complete my layout (Gotta love those zipstrips.)  Once I got the pieces down I thought it lacked something at the bottom, so I tried a technique I've been seeing and was really wanting to try by adding the drips under the photo mat.  It's really easy to do using an eye dropper and some reinker, drip a small dab of ink on the paper, then stand it up and let it run until you like where it stops.  I did mix my reinker with a bit of water to get a lighter shade of blue, but you really don't have to-just depends on the look you are after!  I also added the stamped arrow from the Here We Go stamp set and found the thin circles on Glitter Glam - I definitely liked the way all the drips and stamping turned out in the end!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Now wander on over to Aggie's blog to see her creativity at work!

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