Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Sale!! Time To Stock Up

I've got a sale going on at Annie's Paper Boutique. Now through Monday, the 31st, you can save 15% off twine when you use the code "Halloweenie11" at check out. (That is 2 ones at the end.) It's good for big spools, mini packs, and mini singles.  Feel free to share if you've got twine-er friends ;)

Have a great Sunday.

Lesley :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Using Twine to Create a Chart

Hey everyone!

It is time for another Trendy Twine Tuesday! This month we are highlighting the beautiful new Orange Truffle twine!! This twine is so beautiful and it is perfect for all your fall/autumn projects :)

If you would like a chance to win some of this gorgeous twine be sure to check out our monthly challenge HERE! You have until the 27th so only a couple of days left to enter!!

Now, for my project this week I did something a little different. For those of you who have been visiting my blog since the beginning you know I am going to school to be a teacher. My specialization is in mathematics but I still take classes in every subject, including the ones I hate and would never dream of teaching (i.e. history :P). Anyway, we do a lot of projects in which we write lessons and teach them to our peers. Just yesterday I taught a history lesson about the Bantu tribes in Africa, and I found a way to incorporate Trendy Twine into my lesson :)

I know there are a lot of teachers out there, and I'm sure many moms as well who love to help their children with their projects, so I know this is out of the norm for me, but I hope some of you will still find it helpful!

For my project I used Trendy Twine to create a chart. Here it is:

Here is my entire poster, mind you this is aimed at elementary school children ;)

Here is a close up of the chart. This particular chart shows the families of Bantu languages.

And here is a close up of the twine. I sketched out my chart layout in pencil first. Then I pierced holes at either end of each line with a paper piercer. Then I threaded the twine from the back of one hole and into the front of another. I secured the ends on the back with a little bit of scotch tape.

Here is the back so you can kinda see what I mean.

I also used the twine to make a simple but very cute border around both my map and my chart, it tied the whole poster together perfectly!

Now I'm sure most of you will never need to make a poster about the Bantu people. But, I'm sure there are many teachers and parents our there who will be working on many a chart at some point in life, so I hope this has inspired you to spice up your charts a bit :) Also, I see some other great applications using the same technique (a family tree maybe??) Stay tuned and you might just see this technique again ;)

I hope you are all having a fabulous Tuesday!

<3 Alyssa

Monday, October 24, 2011

Product Feature- Glossy Boxes

Hi Trendy Twine Fans!
Today, we are featuring another product that sold by Annie's Paper Boutique.
We all know she has some awesome Twine but she also has other products too!
Today I am sharing a project made with the 2x2x2 Tiny Sweet Glossy Box. I used the Orange one for my project.

I made a bow out of some Halloween ribbon I purchased at Hobby Lobby and a Gstudio brad, This box is just perfect for all sorts of fun goodies! Especially with the holidays coming up!
Make sure you check out the store for these awesome boxes, HERE!

**Don't Forget the Trendy Twine Challenge #2, ends this Thursday October 27th!!!***

Have a wonderful day!!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

We Have a Winner

Ok... so we had 32 comments (leaving out the two mess ups).  I still think Jessica's comment that she is a Teeny Twiner is probably my favorite.  As for me.... I love twine, but there is nothing teeny about me ;)  Anyway, enough about me.  I appreciate you all taking the time to read my blog and posts comments as well.  It's very uplifting to see the nice posts.  Thank you. 

Now, on to the exciting stuff.  Drumroll please.... our lucky winner is #4 .... Paper Crafter Anonymous!  Wooohooo and congrats, Heather!  You get the 20 yds of Valentine's Cherry Cupcake twine.  I hope you are smiling right now.  This is one of my faves.  I love the pink and red together.  Email me at with your mailing address.

We will have more giveaways later.  I hope you had fun and thanks so much for joining in.

Have a great weekend.
Lesley :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Valentine's Day Trendy Twine Coming Soon...

This is on the Trendy Twine facebook page, but I wanted to post it here as well.  We have a new twine coming out.  This one is for Valentine's Day and will look so delicious with all of your Valentine goodies.  It's a double twist of soft pink with a double twist of red.  Isn't it perfect?  (The pink is the same pink that I used in my new Posy Pink twine).  This pretty Valentine's Day bakers twine should be here sometime in December.

Now let's have some fun.  How about a tiny giveaway this week?  Let's do one that will end 7:00 pm CST on Thursday, October 20th.  All you have to do is follow this blog if you aren't already here and leave a comment on this post that you are a Trendy Twine-er.  And what will you win?  20 yds of the new Valentine's Day twine.  Yipee!!  {Now keep in mind that what I have is a test spool; the red is a tad different than what will be on the finished product.  But they are both super fabulous, so you will not be disappointed.}

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Wreath

Hi Trendy Twine Fans!
This Month the Trendy Twine Design Team is featuring the Orange Truffle Twine.
This twine is perfect for anything Fall or Masculine!
For today's project I made a Fall Wreath for our home.
This is the wreath on our Front door.

Close up of the flowers and Twine.
I hope you enjoyed this post and got a little inspiration!!
Full details are on my Blog.
I am enjoying all the leaves and trees changing color this year. So pretty!
Have a wonderful day and Don't forget to stop by the Trendy Twine Store and enter in the Blog challenge to be eligible to win some of this Amazing Twine!

Monday, October 10, 2011

October Guest Designer

Hi Trendy Twine Fans! 
Happy Columbus Day 
Happy Thanksgiving for our Canadian Friends!
Today we are featuring an awesome project done 
by our very first Trendy Twine Guest Designer, Stacey from Stacey's Creative Corner.
She used the Orange Truffle on her project.
How fun is this?! She did a great job!
She has all the details of her project on her blog, Stacey's Creative Corner.
Check it out and leave some love!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Trendy Twine Tuesday Challenge #2

Hi Trendy Twine Fans!
Ready for more Trendy Twine Inspiration?
This month the Design Team is using the New Orange Truffle Trendy Twine.


Trendy Twine Challenge #2

-Use a Pumpkin or Jack-o-lantern & some sort of twine on your card or project.-

Challenge will run from October 4th- October 27th.

**Winner of the Challenge will receive one spool of Orange Truffle Twine
and then one random winner will receive 30 yards of Orange Truffle Twine.**

Sunday, October 2, 2011

September Challenge Winners Announced

Hello everyone.  Wow!  It was hard to pick a winner out of all the awesome entries, but we managed to do it.  Yvonne of One Creative Momma is the challenge winner and will receive a full spool of Peppermint Stick Trendy Twine.  WoooHooo!!  And Pauline of Ulysses's Mama is our random winner and will receive 30 yds of Peppermint Stick.  Yipee!  Congratulations.  You did a great job ladies.  Thank you to everyone for entering. 

The Design Team will be posting the group project on Tuesday, so please pop by for a peek.  You will not be disappointed.  There will be another challenge to win some more goodies.  You can never have enough twine ;)

Have a great week :D