Friday, August 26, 2011

End of Summer Blog Hop

just a heads up to pop over to the Twinery and check out the End of Summer happenings! They are celebrating the End of Summer over the next three days along with eleven other sponsors and it goes without saying....there are loads of prizes up for grabs and some very cool twine inspiration of course.

I have an end of summer tea party coming up and made these little invitations for it.. attached to a teabag with charcoal twine from the Twinery of course. Subsequently your guests can drink a cup of tea whilst reading their invitation - how handy is that!! Enjoy your day and Good Luck with all those lovely giveaways!

Stamp: PSX; Font: LD Quick Script.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

showcasing: denim

it's my day at the Twinery today and after recently receiving the three gorgeous new colours they produced, denim, buttercream and stone - i chose to spotlight DENIM. It's such a brilliant shade of blue.

By now you are no doubt getting used to my very clean and simple style so this layout is no big surprise...however i wanted to point out two things on this page.

The first is that it is possible to put pink on your 12 year old son's project (as long as he doesnt see it!! lol) Actually there is good reason for this and that is, this page is loaded with emotion and pink was my way of bringing that through. My son will start college tomorrow and although he is over the moon excited about it, Mami is somewhat more subdued. Mami's are allowed to be like that on milestones, right? Anyway the real deal is - my first born is halfway out the door as my lovely husband rather more 'positively' prefers to see it!!?? I, on the other hand, am happy, proud and pretty sad mixed together ie. a mess! and i chose pink to portray my motherly emotional "mess" :-)

Secondly I wanted to really let the "denim" be in the limelight here and show you that a few loose strands of this beautiful twine is all one needs to add interest to an almost paper only page. There is no fancy tying or knotting it is simply detailing how the radiant denim colour totally contrasts to the papers and just goes to show -

Twine can be all you need to give a layout the perfect finishing touch.  
Et voila, my page dedicated to my son's first day in college, tomorrow...

I am sure there will be some happy tears shed by she who shall remain nameless but once thats all out of the way I am thinking we might just bring out the cupcakes and candles (and bubbles!) and celebrate our big boy.. moving on.
I hope I have inspired you to add a dash of DENIM to your next project.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

you lucky duck!!!

WOW! what an awesome response to the Twinery's First Anniversary blog hop. It was great to see all the hoppers and i was overwhelmed by all the wonderful comments. Thank you so very much!
The very lucky prize winners have been announced over at the Twinery blog - maybe you were one of them - and if you were....... you're a lucky duck!!

Card materials: Echo Park - For the Record. Twinery - Lemondrop twine. Queen & Co. - gemstones. EK Success - label punch.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Twinery/Echo Park Blog hop

We are so glad you could join the Twinery as they celebrate their one year anniversary all this week. If you came here by way of Danielle Flanders blog you are on the right track. If not, make sure you start at the beginning over at The Twinery's blog because there are terrific prizes for those who complete the hop by commenting on each blog.You'll have two days to enjoy this hop so relax and have fun!
The Twinery are giving away the Ultimate Sampler Pack

Be sure to hop to each of our amazing designers hops and check out the projects using bakers twine from the Twinery and the fabulously creative design papers from Echo Park.

I was lucky enough to team up with Echo Park for the party and used one of their original collections - A walk in the Park - its one of my all time favourite series of theirs.
I loved the coil pattern in the lazy days paper and simply imitated it with my carribean twine - coil over coil. i set it down and then just glued it where it crossed over so that some of it remained loose. Easy peasy!

 i placed some of their cute stickers along the bottom of my page and then ran "railings" of cappuccino twine down either side of the sentiment. It actually hides a multitude of sins along the edge of that strip as i freehand cut it and it strangely didnt come out all that straight. well not straight enough for this virgo anyway!
I'm so glad you stopped by! i hope i have inspired you to give bakers twine a try.Please make sure you leave a comment on my blog because there are terrific prizes for those who leave comments on each designers blog. The deadline for commenting is 1159pm est Friday August 19th. Prizes will be announced on Saturday August 20th. Your next stop on the hop is Sheri Twing's blog.
Good Luck and Happy First Anniversary to the Twinery!

Monday, August 1, 2011

happy swiss national day

first august is full of fireworks and celebrations in switzerland... oh and little cowbells on the table decorated with the brand new twine from the Twinery - today they released three new fabulous colours - stone, buttercream and denim. pop on over and check them out as well as some awesome projects showing them all off.