Friday, November 13, 2015

Bun in the Oven

My husband's cousin married the most wonderful lady this past spring and they are expecting their first baby this winter and this adorable card with the cut file designed by Jennifer Rush and you can find it here.  I used some vintage Doodlebug Design papers and embellishments and am so excited with how it came out.

Bun in the Oven
Be sure to check out this wonderful cut file along with many other fun ones at Digi Play Ground.

Outside the Box Card Maker Magazine Guest DT

Hello Everyone:
I am thrilled to be guest designing today for CardMaker Magazine.  I decided to have some fun looking through my old CardMaker magazines and found a really fun card and tutorial for tea-bag folding in the Spring 2015 issue.  The card is called Welcome Baby and is on page 75 of that issue with easy and clear directions on page 72, all by the fabulous Sharon M. Reinhart.
My friend is a big baseball fan and she roots for the Kansas City Royals and in honor of their amazing World Series win I decided to make a tea bag folder baseball.  This is a congratulations card for her in honor of their win.  I used Home Run by Doodlebug for my card.

The ball was so easy to make and this is a side view so that you can see the dimension the folds gives to your projects.
Supplies Used:  Doodlebug Home Run patterned paper and embellishments, Bazzill cardstock, Tea-Bag Folding technique by Sharon M. Reinhart.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Fall Is In The Air

I hope that everyone is enjoying the colors of fall.  I love using my twine for different things and used it for my background.  Think of the color combinations that you could make.  I ran the cardstock through my Xyron to add adhesive and then adding the twine was so easy.  I used ten strands of each color.  I love how pretty it came out.  It doesn't add excess bulk to my card either.
Here is a close up of my embellishments.  Be sure to check out The Twinery store for these and other wonderful colors.  
Solid_Peapod Solid_Marigold Solid_Maraschino Solid_Cappuccino

Monday, November 9, 2015

Paper Issues Crop Weekend projects

What a fun weekend I had playing along with the Paper Issues crop.  I completed ten projects so far.  You will want to play along if you have time and can find the group on Facebook called Paper Issues Friends and Fans.  You can ask to join.  There are some really cool prizes.  Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Friday, November 6, 2015

Handmade Holiday Blog Hop

I am starting to get so excited for the holidays.  My son started a new job and I am going to give this to him to give to the test track car drivers who work with him.  I had such fun creating it and embellishing it with The Twinery twine.
For this project you will need approximately six bags of fun size candy.  You will need to purchase a clay pot, a round Styrofoam ball and a tree shape, some acrylic paints to paint your pot, a 1/4" wooden dowel and a glue gun with extra glue sticks to adhere all that yummy chocolate.  I used six different colors of The Twinery twine on my project and just love how festive it came out.  You can see the colors below.
You are going to want to paint your pot and then glue the round styrofoam ball into the pot.  This will help it be more stable.  The candy weighs a lot when the tree is full.  I took the dowel and cut it down to the right size.  I pushed the bottom of the dowel up into the tree until I felt it was high enough to be secure.  I then made a hole in the ball in the pot and pushed the dowel into the ball.  I did put some hot glue around both openings in the ball  and at the bottom of the tree for added stability.
You are going to start the fun part now with hot gluing the chocolate onto the tree.  I used the top flap of the candy bar to put my glue and held it in place until it was set.  I used high temp on my glue gun to make sure it would adhere well but was careful not to melt the chocolate.
Image of Solid Maraschino Twine Spool Image of Maraschino - Red & White Baker's TwineImage of Peapod - Green & White Baker's TwineImage of Solid Peapod Twine SpoolImage of Red Shimmer & Natural Twine SpoolImage of Green Shimmer & Natural Twine Spool

Here is the tree all decorated.  I used ribbon stiffener to wet the twine and then wrapped it around a round kitchen tool.  I let it sit overnight and pulled it off into this lovely spiral the next day.  I used some fun Doodlebug Sugarplum stickers to embellish my tree further.  Thanks for looking and happy holidays.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Thanksgiving Treat Holders

Happy Halloween Everyone:

It's Saturday which means that it is tutorial day here at Digi Playground.  I decided to make some Thanksgiving treat holders as I am responsible for bringing treats and desserts as my assignment.  Did you know that many of our files include a full color cut file option which I just find so very helpful when planning out what colors/patterns of paper to use for my project.  I usually go back to the Digi Playground web site and take a photo of the original project and then reference that when organizing my cut mat by file and papers used.  I love this little turkey and cup cake wrappers are always so much fun.  This cut file was made by our very own Samantha Walker and is called 3D Cupcake Wrapper Turkey and you can find it here.  

 3D cupcake wrapper Turkey

I love making multiple different designs which are tied together by the paper line that I used.  In  this case it was Fall Friends from Doodlebug.  The cut file on the right is called Thankful Short Envelope Bag and is by the Uber talented Jamie Cripps.  You can find this file here.  I took the white patterned leaf and laid that cut file over the background file and made the leaf file larger but keeping it smaller than the background so that I could add the second leaf which is red.
Thankful short envelope bag
The file on the left is also from Jamie Cripps and is called Turkey Short Envelope Bag and you can find it here
.Turkey short envelope bag
I hope that you have a great weekend and enjoy these projects.  Be sure to check out the Digi Playground store for many more wonderful files.

Friday, October 30, 2015

My Twine Organization System

We are having a twine organization blog hop.  Be sure to hop along to see how everyone stores their twine from The Twinery.  I have this fabulous desk from the Scrap Box and it stores about half of my twine, under Plexiglas so that I can drool over the yummy colors.  You can start at the beginning at The Twinery link below.  You should have come her from Tifany DeGough's blog and will be going from her to Jen Cuthbertson's blog to see how she stores her twine.  Happy hopping.  Check out this fabulous prize.  Each of the participating blogs will be giving away a sampler pack, so be sure to leave a comment here for a chance to win one.   Also, just for the hop there is a special discount!
STASH25 - 25% off any order through 11/6
Image of Striped Twine Rainbow Sampler

The Twinery - - - - - - -> start here
Tifany DeGough - - - - - - -> you should have come from here
Anita Mulcahey -
Jen Cuthbertson -   - - - - - -> you are going here next
Jeanne Jachna -
Amy Crockett -
DoBea Alberts -
Denise Hahn -
Tobi Crawford -