Friday, May 3, 2013

Blog Hop with ScrapbookSteals - Two Berry Creative Twine

I am so happy to be part of this blog hop. Thank you Scrapbook Steals for letting me be part of it. I love the daily deals on Scrapbook Steals. They have two deals a day and my day is not complete without checking them out and a lot of times falling prey to buying them :)
It's always fun to work with twine. I don't use too much of it just out of laziness. But it adds so much texture and interest to the projects, I am going to make it a point to start using more of it. I got a green and blue combo twine. When Melodee asked me which colors I prefer, I told her anything other than pink and purple because I have two boys. But then I am like wait a minute, I forget that I need to start scrapbooking more of myself . So I decided to use the green and blue twine for a photo of myself too.

For my first layout, I went for a fun and playful look with photos of my son playing in the park. I used the twine to help me with this look big time. I used it in three ways... to separate the two photos, to help pull out the hidden journaling tag easily and to create the hanging words. I would have loved to use the tiny attacher (everyone seems to be talking about this) but I didn't have one so I used a regular stapler to hold the twine segments together.

A closer look at the journaling tag .....

For my second layout, I went for a more demure look. This is a photo of me at the Santa Barbara Harbor. I used some pop dots to create some dimension. I used the twine to make the spirals in the circles and embellished them with enamel dots. I cut out off centered circles from my outer circles using silhouette. I have explained how to make the spirals below.

Here are the steps to create the sprial with the twine:
 1. I first cut out a circle from cardstock.

2. I then added ample glue with my ATG and placed a glue dot in the center. The glue dot helped me get a good start for the spiral.

 3. I started creating the spiral by holding down the center and twisting the cardstock and pressing the twine down firmly as I went.

 4. And here is your finished product.

All other materials for both my layouts are mainly from the Spencer's Scrapbook Kit from Studio Calico. I used Mister Huey's Mist from Studio Calico and Enamel dots from My Mind's Eye. If you are interested, I cut out the words on the playground layout with Pacifico font with silhouette and I used Travelling typewriter font for the journaling on the other layout. Both the fonts are free. I still have so much of the twine left. These are really big spools and will last you a long time.

I am doing a giveaway of my own. Make sure that you are a follower and leave me a comment. I will pick one luck winner to get an ink dropper from Studio Calico, a couple of 6x6 paper pads - So Sophie from My Mind's eye and FarmHouse from Crate Paper and Amy Tangerine's embroidery stencil (Note: This is not whole kit - just one of the stencils as shown in the photo). You have until May 8th to leave your comments. I will announce the winner on Thursday May 9th.

Hope the ideas have inspired you to grab your twine from scrapbook steals and start creating your own projects.

Make sure that you complete the blog hop and leave comments along the way. One lucky winner will get a $20 worth gift code to spend at scrapbook steals.

To continue in the National Scrapbook Day Celebration, play along with the challenges from Here is the first challenge presented by scrapbook steals:
Challenge #1
Since we are celebrating with's 5th Birthday this week, create a project with 5 different pattern papers, 5 embellishments (buttons, brads, ribbon, twine, flowers etc) and 5 word-based items (title, journaling, stickers etc)
Check out all of the challenges here: National Scrapbook Day Celebration

Now hop on to the next blog:
  1. ScrapbookSteals
  2. Memorable Scraps - Neela Nalam < ---- You are here
  3. Want Less Create More - Judy Stech ---- > Go here next
  4. Allison Day Designs - Alison Day
  5. Scrappin' Chaos-Charity Hotrum
  6. Stephanie's Scrap World - Stephanie Umpleby

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