Thursday, October 20, 2011

Welcome to our combined Blog Swap/Hop today featuring two fantastic companies, The Twinery and The Greeting Farm ! If you're just getting here from Lori Craig's blog, WELCOME! If you have yet to begin the hop, please visit the TWINERY BLOG to begin! Hooray!

We are so excited to bring you a fun hop, loads of inspiration when the world of TGF Rubber stamps collides with the quality baker's twine we've all come to know and love, and some of the most talented designers in the industry with new and fun projects to share!

Did we mention PRIZES? There are definitely a few of those too so you'll want to check out our event today! Thank you so much for coming!
The Greeting Farm first sprouted into the stamping world in 2008 as a small dream and has cultivated into something wonderful because of wonderful customers like you! With three years of farm-fresh images under their belt, TGF is going strong and love brings you fun-loving, animated characters, including the best-selling "Anya" line. The Greeting Farm brings you cute, charismatic images that are LOADS of fun to COLOR! There is truly something for EVERYONE on the Farm and we are so glad to be teaming up with the Twinery today!

As for the Twinery, twine is made from 100% cotton, it's eco-friendly and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, this TOP quality baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! The Twinery twine comes in 14 delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! It has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look.

I received Birthday AnyaII and this is what I created for the hop!

I popped up the cupcake for a little dimension and added a touch of glitter for sparkle! Honeydew twine was my go to color!

Now...I DID mention something about PRIZES, didn't I? ;) There are TWO prize packs up for grabs and you will have until Sunday, October 23rd at 5pm CST to comment on ALL the blogs and enter for your chance to win one of them!

The Greeting Farm is giving away their ENTIRE November release EARLY to one lucky winner- that is four stamps in all and EARLY nonetheless!
The Twinery is giving away one “COLORFUL BUNCH” sampler pack!

That's TWO great prizes, TWO chances to win...and endless inspiration beginning HERE:
Thank you SO much for stopping by today! Now it's time to head over to Carisa Zglobockis blog, thanks so much for sharing in our SUPER fun event today!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Twinery & Sweet 'N Sassy Blog Hop
Sorry I'm a little LATE...I have a sick little guy at home today :(

Welcome to a special blog hop featuring products from best twine company around, The Twinery and a fabulous stamp company, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! If you are following along on the hop you should have come from Taylor Usry's blog! If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop you can visit The Twinery's blog for a complete list!

There are prizes too!! By commenting on EACH blog in this hop, you will be eligible to win one of two great prizes!

One Ultimate Color Sampler Pack (retail value $25)

Sweet & Sassy Stamps will give away to one winner:
One Season of Change Stamp & Die Set (retail value $28)
(Shown below)

I was able to work with the Sweet & Sassy stamp set called Praise the Lord

I LOVE the scripture & this card will be perfect for a friend who has cancer!
This is my project!

A little Honeydew twine from The Twinery adds a nice touch!
Your next stop on the hop is Mary Marsh !

Don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible to win the prize packs! They are wonderful, wonderful prizes!

Have a terrific day!! Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Welcome to the Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop!! I am so excited to be working with The Twinery and Sizzix's very own Eileen Hull for this blog hop!

There are 60 designers participating in this hop using 12 different dies! Isn't that fun! Here is how the blog hop is set up:
•Each week, for 6 weeks, there will be new projects featured in the hop. You don’t need to worry about finding a long link list or a specific post, because that little button on the top right side bar will automatically take you to the most recent projects. (This is week 3 of the blog hop)
•Did you miss a day or miss a week? Don’t worry, just visit the “FAQ” section at the bottom of this post for more info!
Don't forget to visit Oh My Crafts for a chance to WIN this die!!

The die that I am using for this project today is the Sizzix Scoreboards Bird Die !

The Twinery Twine I used :

Now let's take a look at the projects! I decided I wanted to try the die on wool felt and make some cute handmade Christmas ornaments for my children.

Since wool felt can be a little pricey, I measured just enough to cut a bird, for 3 of them. I ran it through with a double layer and took it right to my sewing machine. I left a small opening for the fiberfill and then stitched to close . The pink bird... I added wings and vintage buttons.

The brown one got a pinback. It is a festive touch on a sweater!

The little jingle bells were from a local craft store. They are the perfect size & colors. I love the marschino looks great with these adorable birds!

There is so much you can do with the bird die! I thought it would be a fun package topper too!

Some other ideas I had: Hair clippie, Magnets, Napkin ring holder, Cupcake toppers!!

Be sure to click on the Sizzix Fresh Vintage icon (below or on my side bar) to see what the other designers have done with the Bird die! You are in for a treat!

Thanks for visiting!