Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Good News!

Hi!  Thanks for coming to visit today!  I have some exciting news to share with you at the end of this post! But before that I wanted to share a card that I made for Amy's Papertrey Paper Dolls challenge this week.  She challenged us to make a card using one of PTI's button sets. 


I decided to use a rolled rose in place of a button on this card.  I love the look of it!  I embossed the image with Zing embossing powder on the brown cardstock. 


I used two colors of twine from The Twinery on this card (you can purchase the color that matches Hawaiian Shores, called Caribbean, in rolls of 10 yards in my Etsy shop).  I sewed the buttons onto the lace using the Cappuccino twine and then wrapped a few rows of the Caribbean twine around the top of the lace.


I just love all the shades of aqua...one of my favorite colors! 

So, now onto my exciting news! You have heard me talk about how much I love the twine from The Twinery before, well, I was asked to join The Twinery's "I Design with Twine" design team!!  Yippee!! I've been a fan of their twine since the moment I laid eyes on it.  Then, when I received my order in the mail, I was even more excited!  The colors are spectacular (and they are working on new colors too!!) and so bright!  The white that each color is entwined with is such a nice vibrant white too!  LOVE!!

I've been excited to share this with you but wanted to wait until the right time!  You should begin seeing all the design team posts around Christmas time and I'll most likely have some on my blog before then too. In the meantime if you'd like to check out The Twinery's blog, click here.  They have fun projects, ideas and giveaways on there or become a fan of theirs on Facebook!

Thanks for stopping by today and letting me share not only my card but my fun announcement too!

Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Blooming Button Bits, Text Style, Verve Joy for the Journey
Paper: Aqua Mist, Ivory, Dark Chocolate, Lemon Tart
Ink: Dark Chocolate, VersaMark
Other: Twinery Twine, Aqua Zing Embossing Powder, Hawaiian Shores Buttons, Moroccan Motifs Impression Plate, Silver Pearl, Vintage Lace, Ribbon Trim from Hobby Lobby, PTI Mat Stack 4 Die, Fiskars Border Punch

24 comments:

Sue Plote said...

Jen - Congrats on your place designing with The Twinery! I'm sure you'll have a blast and make fabulous things! Also, I love the way you use the flower in the place of the button - just great!

Eva said...

Oh my goodness this is so gorgeous! All of the layers of goodies...and the little yellow flower...awesome!

Ginny said...

Your card is just beautiful! So excited for your new Twinery designing!!

Christina said...

First, what a beautiful card and use of the button set! I love this color combo and your rolled rose.

Second, congratulations on your new position with The Twinery! I just ordered the sampler pack about a month ago and I adore it! So glad to hear you will be working with this great product to inspire us all.

Gayatri said...

Congrats on your Design Team Position, Jen! Thanks for introducing me to the blog and their products. I am in trouble again, looking at the gorgeous twine colors lol!

Your card is gorgeous as always :)

Kim O'Connell said...

I do love that little rolled rose! What a lovely embellishment! Congrats on the Twinery! Will check that out next!

jen said...

Great card- and huge congrats!!!! :)

Kara said...

congrats!!
love your card too, just gorgeous!

Kara said...

congrats!!
love your card too, just gorgeous!

Diane Jaquay said...

Wow Jen, this is so gorgeous! The lone yellow flower just pops! And congrats on the DT spot!

Katie said...

Congrats on your new gig! Your card is absolutely gorgeous...I love the pop of yellow and the various shades of aqua...gorgeous!

Huguenot Girl said...

What a gorgeous card Jen - lovely colour combo! And congratulations on joining The Twinery's DT! I've recently ordered a sampler pack from them so looking forward to receiving it and having a play! Nx

Stephanie said...

First off......Congratulations!!! This is super exciting news!!! Secondly......What a great idea for using a rolled rose instead of a button. That is so creative! I just love your card...It's beautiful!

C Stephens said...

Fantastic card and wonderful news Jen!!!

Amy Kolling said...

Oh Jen, I am just so happy for you! I can NOT wait to see what goodness you make with The Twinery twine! Thank you so much for "making" me order the sampler pack month's ago....LOL! It truly is the best twine out there. That being said, your card is just gorgeous! I love that fun embossing powder color and how you used the flower in place of a button! Ok, now you've enabled me again.....you said you found that fun trim at HL? Ack, now I need to make a trip there this week!!! Wow, I've missed talking to you this week!

Lindsay said...

Yeah Jen!! Congrats to you! Love this card and that rose is the perfect addition!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Great news! Looking forward to seeing beautiful creations using the twine. Lovely card!

Stacy said...

Congrats!!! How exciting for you!! Great card too, love this color combo.

Tifany said...

Beautiful card!
And I am so excited to be on The Twinery's DT with you!

Nerina said...

Love all the details you included on this card Jen! So many different elements to appreciate! Congratulations on your new DT position - totally fantastic!!!

Suzanne said...

Congrats, Jen! That is so exciting!!!! And your card is gorgeous!

Jenny said...

YAY we will be working together! :) :) :) :) hugs

Laurie said...

Congrats Jen! I am sooo excited for you! This is a fantastic card with so many great details! I love the colors! Guess its time to order some twine! I love what I see!

Trudy Osborn said...

This card is so beautiful! Congrats on the new DT

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