Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing each & every one of you a very very Happy Thanksgiving. I'm ever so thankful to be able to share my crafty passions and inspirations with everyone in the crafting community and am so blessed with all of the amazing friends I've made this past year.

Our little family is actually still sick with bad colds so we're just having a small dinner, my husband & myself and our two girls and my mom. I'm making all of my mother's and grandma's recipes for sides and Boston Market will be making our delicious turkey breast LOL (if you'd ever had my attempts at Thanksgiving turkey you'd understand why this is such a good idea).
I wanted to share my favorite Thanksgiving card that I made this year with you. The card is from the Silhouette store and all I did was cut it out of AC Cardstock, then I ran a piece of acetate (I use clear report covers). I cut my acetate to size and then ran it through my Xyron to apply a nice even layer of adhesive. I pressed it down on the backside of my card (I did this on a Ranger craft sheet since the adhesive won't stick to it). I turned it over and then went to town with different colors of Martha Stewarts fine glitter (my favorite brand, though the recollections from Michaels is nice too).
Super simple (if a bit messy) and GORGEOUS! It's hard to capture glitter as you know but I think you can imagine just how gorgeous this is in person.

Have a wonderful day everyone!
Make sure to GOBBLE 'TIL YOU WOBBLE!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Wall/Mantel Art

I wanted something simple but pretty to decorate with for Thanksgiving, I've made several of these 3d box wall art pieces before and just love them, they are inspired by Patricia Zapata's (from A Little Hut & also a seller though Silhouette) files. I hope to get a video done soon showing you how to make them yourself, you can also use the same instructions to make cards either flat panel or box style that fold up. I started to type up the instructions but it was WAY too confusing... basically you're working with compound paths & welding, once you figure it out it's fast and easy but almost impossible to type out, I promise I'll show you how ASAP though :)
Another problem is photographing these, too really make it fun for my photo taking skills I used Bazzill bling cardstock, which is also very hard to photograph... hopefully you can ignore the shadows and still get the general idea.
This shot should give you a better idea of the depth. I think on the next one I'll use a more colorful background, this one didn't has as much pop as I would have liked. You'll also want to be careful with how you weld to your frame and removing things from the mat, I only have one very small place of attachment on the edge of that t and it was very difficult to not tear it off by mistake. If I did this one again I'd have a leaf or something larger in that corner and then weld "thankful" to it. 

I'm off now to clean up my house and start cooking for tomorrow. I'll share my favorite Thanksgiving card that I made with everyone tomorrow!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Day 2 of the Trendy Twine's Birthday Celebration Weekend.
 Yesterday was Lesley's Birthday and tomorrow is her Mom's Birthday, Lesley had the awesome idea to have some of us on the design team make her mom birthday cards. We're going to have a super fun little blog hop to show them off and celebrate this fun birthday weekend! 
If you're here from Sukie - Scrappin Dhilly then you're in the right place, but if you're just passing through you may want to start at the Trendy Twine Blog because you don't want to miss out on the Blog Candy.

Here is the card I made.
Every birthday needs a little (or a lot) of sparkle right? I used digital paper for my background and then went glitter crazy on my birthday cake adding one of my favorite Trendy Twine colors Tickled with Teal which you can find right HERE

Next up on the hop is Helen - HTB Creations

Now to be eligible for the Blog Candy:
"Like" the Trendy Twine Facebook Page
Be a Trendy Twine Blog Follower
"Like" the Jaded Blossom Facebook Page
Leave a Comment on Each Blog Hop Participant
Can't wait to see if you've won.... well then be sure to 
visit our Trendy Twine Store to purchase some Twine and check out the Sales that we have going on.
BTW, Don't forget the November challenge is going on right now over at Trendy Twine.  You have until the end of the month to link up your project.

Thanks everyone!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Happy Birthday Lesley!!!

It's a big birthday celebration over at Trendy Twine this weekend, Lesley (the owner of Annie's Paper Boutique and our amazing Trendy Twine Design Team Leader) asked some fans to make cards for her mom whose birthday is Monday and they are having a blog hop starting at the Trendy Twine blog today (those of us on the design team who made her mom cards will be having a hop tomorrow) but there is something else special about today, today happens to be Lesley's birthday! Of course we couldn't let her birthday go by without celebrating. So we've decided to surprise her with a little design team blog hop of our own, celebrating HER birthday today!

If you're here from Kerri's Craft Time & Cupcakes you're in the right spot, if your not you might want to head to Trendy Twine so you can follow the hop in order & not miss out on any fun cards. 
Here is the complete list so you don't get lost!

Ready to see my card? 
I know Lesley loves pink & green so I decided to use those colors mostly on my card, I wanted it to be super fun and colorful, and to match the 3d turtle box that I made her oh about 6 months ago and still haven't sent her. It's almost become a joke (though I don't think she's laughing)... honestly I've got every intention of mailing it and had planned to make sure he was there for her birthday today but my daughter was sick all week and I couldn't get to the post office (and I might have eaten all the candy I was including, and really who wants an empty turtle box?) So Lesley, I hope the card will bring you a smile on your special day, and I swear I'll get the box (and some new candy) mailed out ASAP (or you can kick me off the DT... but don't really, please?)
I made her a shutter card, I love all the bright colors and fun patterns don't you? Of course there is a bit of glitter here and there (on the cupcake frosting, the tips of the candles, and the balloons.)
Aren't shutter cards the most fun? I love how they open up!
For the cupcake I used Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twine to make the cupcake wrapper, the cherry on top is a glittered button with a small tie of Cherry Cupcake twine and a stem of Twisted Lime
The 2 ballons have Strawberry Cupcake twine for their strings.

I hope you enjoyed your card Lesley (and I hope it got there in time!). 

Your next stop on the hop is with Helen at HTB Creations.

Remember to come back tomorrow for another fun birthday hop as the design team shows off the cards we made Lesley's mom!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

gobble 'til you wobble!

Hi Everyone! Only one week until Thanksgiving?!?! Wow this year is FLYING by! I feel like I was just saying that I couldn't believe it was Halloween, I swear I blinked and missed most of November LOL

Today is my day to post my personal project for Trendy Twine and I've known from the moment that I saw this little dancing turkey in the Silhouette store that I'd use her on a home made action wobble for a Thanksgiving card.

Doesn't she crack you up? You have to say it in a sexy voice "gobble.... gobble..... gobble 'til you wobble" hehehee A turkey is sort of our unofficial mascot of Trendy Twine so this funny dancing one was just perfect.

As you'll probably remember we're featuring the perfect for fall Orange Truffle Trendy Twine this month and it's on sale too! I used it to add some fabulous feathers to my turkey, to give her a cute little bow, and to give my card some separation. I'm loving the combination of orange, brown, and turquoise! 
My card was a combination of paper piercing and print & cut. My background paper was also printed digitally along with my text, which I did a pnc on part of so I could duplicate and pop dot. My homemade action wobble was make the same as in my prior posts. 

You still have some time to enter the November Challenge as well, so if you haven't entered yet what are you waiting for? Someone has to win, and it could be YOU!

Thanks for looking and be sure to check back over the weekend!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Thankful ~ Family of Nuts

November already?!?! What?!?! No... it's true, it's already November and before we know it it'll be Thanksgiving. This month with Trendy Twine we're featuring Orange Truffle twine which is just perfect for fall & focusing on things we're thankful for. I'm most thankful for my little family, even if we are all bit nutty sometimes.

 I made the perfect functional decor for our Thanksgiving dinner table this year. An adorable acorn box which we can all slip pieces of paper stating what we're most thankful for inside to read before dinner and I also made little place cards.
Normally I like to really stretch my imagination when it comes to using twine (hula skirt anyone?) but sometimes it really functions best as the prefect little accent. My poor acorn box looked positively naked before I tied on the big loopy Trendy Twine bow! Same with my place cards, they weren't finished until the little bows were added! 
The acorn box is from svgcuts. Mary & Leo have the most amazing designs, look at the shape on the lid & how it tapers at the bottom, sooo cute and it was so fast & easy to put together too!
For the place cards I used my Cameo and a pen holder to write on the names, added the faux stitching by hand (closest I'll ever come to hand sewing something LOL) and did a layered pieced design for the acorn accent, all topped off of course with the Orange Truffle bow.
For my acorn box I added some metallic faux stitching so pick up on the metallic leafs on the paper, my gorgeous fall leaf is actually made from an old piece of photo printer paper that I colored with alcohol inks and then cut with my cameo and shaped by folding. I did a loopy twine bow and knotted some little wooden beads on the ends. I love how it turned out, isn't that embossing just perfect? 
Be sure to head over to the Trendy Twine blog to see the rest of the amazing design team creations, and don't forget to check back tomorrow to see the other 1/2 of the teams ideas. 

Lastly, don't forget to enter this months Trendy Twine Challenge & pick up a spool of Orange Truffle twine while it's on sale along with the Autumn mini bundle (which also includes two of my other most favorite colors). 

Thanks for visiting today!