Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I know, you're jealous...

There's room to add some more... ;-)

My "design team Loot"... ;-)

Hi everyone, Bee here... Just sharing with you my twine storage... :-P I love Kim's sugar containers, so cute, but I don't have room for that in my little craft corner, and I have a curious toddler who would love to play with each and every color... so I just store my ribbons and twines in those big candy containers from Anchor Hocking (Target for about $5). It's not as convenient, but so far it works for me....

I hope you have noticed there is some space left in my big jar... ;-) There are 4 new colors of Trendy Twine  in the making... ;-P

Don't forget you still have a few days to enter my giveaway to win a sampler pack of the 6 basic colors... :-)


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Secrets mini Tags album

Hi Everyone! This is Bee sharing with you a little album I made for my daughter to write little secrets she wants to remember later on... I used Echo Park Springtime paper, the stamps are from My Thoughts Exactly  (this is the Birds & Bees set) and the other goodies are from Annie's Paper Boutique.

Basically I just made a cardstock and pattern paper cover around little kraft envelopes/sleeves, and put little colored tags in the pockets...

To keep everything neatly in place,  I used magnet tape strips because it is flat.

For the inside I used mini Kraft sleeves that I covered on one side with pattern paper. I LOVE those mini sleeves, they are so tiny and cute and can be used for all kind of things. <3 :-)  I punched some holes in them with my Crop-O-Dile and attached everything together with some Trendy Twine...


I left the other side natural since my daughter might want to use stickers in her album or scribble on them. Plus I like the contrast of the kraft with all the other colors. :-)

Inside each pocket I inserted a colorful tag. Those are so fun to use, and they come reinforced, I just added a tiny bit of twine to each one to make a little "pull handle"... ;-)

Each little tag is individually housed in its little pocket... but you could also chose to have a tag every other pocket etc... And the number of tags or pockets is really whatever you want it to be, you just adapt the size of the cover accordingly...

Here it is when you remove the tags. As you can see this is a really easy project that is fun and that kids will love receiving. You can use the pockets to stash little memorabilia like tickets to events or you could glue little pictures on the sleeves and write journaling on the tags, etc... You could also make a booklet without tags and use it like I do: to store those Box Tops for example or other little proof of purchase or clipped off food labels. No more stashing them as is in the kitchen junk drawer... ;-)

If you make your own little tags-album, leave us a link on this post's comments section so we can see it! :-)


Twine AND Stamp Giveaway!!

Hey Everyone! Alyssa here :D I am posting this on my personal blog as well so if you came from there this is old news to you, but if you did not come from my blog, then hello!!

Happy Tuesday! Today I am so excited to FINALLY share some awesome news with you! Many of you may already know, but many of you may not, and whether you knew or not, I think it is time to celebrate! Soooooooo....

I have been asked to be a member of the FIRST EVER Trendy Twine Design Team!!!

I am so so SO excited about this because I LOVE Trendy Twine SO much (as you well know!!) and the owner, Lesley, is sooo sweet and awesome to work with! PLUS I get to work with two AMAZINGLY TALENTED ladies! I hope you will go check them out:

Bee of Dare to Bee Creative

Kim of Kimberly's Crafty Spot

These girls are fantastic! You will not be disappointed!!

This new team will be sharing projects with you every week on our personal blogs as well as here on the Trendy Twine blog!

Also, each month the team will be hosting an awesome new Trendy Twine Challenge!! You will have all month to complete the challenge and submit your entry and at the end of the month 2 winners will be selected to receive FREE Trendy Twine! That means a chance for FREE twine EVERY month!! How awesome is that?!

Now in celebration of this exciting new adventure, I wanted to share some of my favorite Trendy Twine projects from this past year!

I know these are all old cards but I hope they are a nice reminder of some of the fun things you can do with Trendy Twine!

Now, I really want to celebrate this, and I want you all to start getting excited about this awesome team and the fun challenges we will be hosting, so I decided to have a GIVEAWAY!!

Lesley from Trendy Twine has kindly offered to sponsor this giveaway, so I would love it if you would drop by the Trendy Twine Facebook page and tell her how sweet she is!

Here is what is up for grabs:

TWO Trendy Twine Mini Packs

ONE My Thoughts Exactly Stamp Set of YOUR CHOICE!!

Now, there are TWO ways to win:

FIRST: I will be giving away one Trendy Twine Mini Pack when the Trendy Twine Blog reaches 100 followers! Get excited and show your Trendy Twine love by following their new blog! Plus keep up on all the excitement and never miss a thing!

Here's how you enter:

1. Become a follower here if you are not already

2. Leave a comment on this post and tell me what you would do with your Trendy Twine if you win!

3. For an EXTRA chance to win, visit the Trendy Twine Facebook and leave a comment telling Lesley I sent you!

SECOND: I will be giving away one Trendy Twine Mini Pack AND one My Thoughts Exactly stamp set of your choice when the My Thoughts Exactly blog reaches 400 fans!

Here's how to enter:

1. Visit my blog and become a follower.

2. Leave me a comment on my post over there (it will look like this one) and tell me what you would do with your Trendy Twine if you win!

3. For an EXTRA chance to win, visit the My Thoughts Exactly Facebook and leave me a comment telling me how much you love Trendy Twine!!

That's it!!

I really hope you guys are excited about this team and the fun challenges and awesome projects we have planned for you! Lesley also has some AWESOME new twine colors in the works that you wont want to miss so I hope you will join us!!

I hop you are having an awesome Tuesday!!

<3 Alyssa

Monday, August 29, 2011

Trendy Twine Storage idea

Hi Trendy Twine Friends!
I thought I would share a fun way I found to store my Awesome Trendy Twine!
These are sugar containers from the $1 store or Walmart (still only a dollar or Wal-Mart's infamous 97 cents! ;) )  I love how I can get the amount of Twine I need and there is no bunching or knots. Plus it's a fun way to store your twine!!

Thanks for checking out this Twine Storage Tip!
The winner from the first Mini Bundle were announced this morning! 
Don't worry if you aren't a winner there are still two more chance, Check out Design Team Member , Bee's Blog, Here for another chance!
Have a great day!

Friday, August 26, 2011

New Colors Will Be in Soon

I thought I'd share the news.... I will have Orange Truffle (Thanksgiving orange and brown) and Cotton Candy (light pink and light blue) twine in within the next couple of weeks.  Woooohooo!!!  I'm psyched!  Can you tell?  I will post updates as I get them. 

Have a super duper weekend.  And be sure to check the DT's blogs because some of them are doing twine giveaways.  Yipee!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It's Finally Happened...

Trendy Twine now has a Design Team.  How exciting is that!!  I'm super pumped =D.  This amazing group consists of Alyssa from My Thoughts Exactly; Bee from Dare to Bee Creative, and Kimberly from Kimberly's Crafty Spot

Our first group post will be on Tuesday, Sept 6th, and we will have a challenge too, so that we can give away some of this yummylicious twine.  You can never have too much twine!!!  Stay tuned for updates and like my Trendy Twine facebook page for exciting news and giveaways. 

Hope you are having a fantastic week.  Take a peek at the DT's blogs for super duper inspiration.  Seeing all of this creativity will spark your imagination =D.

Visit my store to see the colors of twine available.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Cotton Candy Trendy Twine Coming Soon {Baby Blue & Baby Pink Bakers Twine}

Just wanted to give you all a sneak peek of the next color of my Trendy Twine.  This is a soft blue and soft pink twisted together for one yummylicious combination.  And this will be perfect for baby gifts and baby showers too because the colors can go both ways. 

I will post an update when I have it available in my stores.

Have a great rest-of-the-week my twine friends =D