Thursday, August 30, 2012

Stamping and Card Making

Hello dear friends!

Yep, that's me! I rarely share photos of myself here,
but my lovely boss took this photo of me with my new line of stamps,
 called The Sugar Kissed Cottage!

As most of you know, I have a wonderful new job at a scrapbook store!
I am so thrilled that they are carrying my new line of stamps!
I am soon going to demo my new stamps at a mega crop we are having next weekend to 300 ladies! Yikes!!! I'm a little nervous and a lot excited!!!

The stamps are made of clear photopolymer,
 which is a better quality than acrylic.
I collaberated with Lil Inker Designs,
 to create them and you can find the first 3 of my new line for sale
 here at the Lil Inker Designs site.

I am working on a few samples with my stamps to take with me to show all these ladies that I demo to, and to share with you too!

I stamped the Surprise stamp set with Memento black ink and colored it in with copic markers. I then created my card using Crate Paper's Little Bo Peep paper line. The 'Surprise' sentiment is also from the stamp set.

I am also working on a post to share soon with you about a wonderful new tool I have been using called, Sew Easy, that you can see I used on this card to create a  fun scallop stitched border!

If you have any questions about tools or products that I used in this post or any other, feel free to send me an email and I will be happy to respond!

Have a lovely day, I am off to work!


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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Twyla on Tuesday - Collecting Pottery

Hello friends!
I get a lot of pleasure from collecting pottery.
I get a piece here and there around our state.

I love the creamy pastel colors.
I also love the many patterns and shapes.

I began by collecting the aqua ones, but then
some of the other colors started catching my eye
and I noticed how pretty they were together.

The bird (below) is one of my latest
finds.  I love the style of it.  I would
describe it as art nouveau.

I will leave you with this quote and
wish you all a fabulous week!

'All the happiness you ever
find lies in you' - Anonymous

Love, Twyla

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Vintage Nursery Rhymes

Hello dear friends!
These sweet vintage pages are from a 1958 Nursery Rhyme book.
I thought these 3 pages were so sweet and I wanted to share them with you!

Have a beautiful day, Lindsey

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Vintage School Mini Album

Hello friends!
It's that time of year for school to start again,
so I made this ABC Primer mini album.

I used Graphic 45's ABC Primer paper line for this album. It's not a new collection but see fairly easy to find as it was quite popular.

As with all my albums, I do a lot of hand cut embellishments and flowers.

I also love my dyed seam binding, which I dye myself using Distress Stains.
This one I used here is Antique Linen Distress Stain.

Hope you enjoyed this pick of one of my latest albums.

Have a bright and happy day, Lindsey

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Twyla on Tuesday - Where I Was!

Hi friends!
It is time to let you know where I was!
I am standing at the Lewis and Clark monument
in St. Charles, Missouri!  It is on the waterfront
very close to where they set off on their historic
voyage along the Missouri river.  I always enjoy
visiting St. Charles.  It is one of our most beautiful
and historic towns.

Garden of Daisies and an anonymous reader both
guessed where I was.  That's great!  It was hard!

Unfortunately, I did not get my Olympic afghan finished
during the Olympics.  I am still working on it.  I'm not
sure how much longer I'll make it, but when it's just
right, I am going to add a border.

You may remember that I started a project of writing the Psalms.
I am using composition notebooks.  I cover the outside with scrapbook 
paper and decorate as I go with markers and stamps.   

It is very soothing to me to write the Psalms.  I am really loving it.
I am in to my 3rd notebook and up to chapter 58.

I glue two pages together to make them sturdier and then I whip stitch
the edges together.  This gives such a nice feel to the pages.  I've
also discovered washi tape!  It's fun and adds another bit of stability
to the pages.

Thanks for dropping by to see what I've been up to!
It's always great to see you!
Hope you are having a wonderful day!
Love, Twyla

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Lil Inker Designs Blog Hop - Sugar Kissed Cottage

Hello friends!
Thank you for visiting us for Day 4 of the Color Team New Release Blog Hop!

Today, I am super excited to share with you the first 3 stamps
from my new line by me, The Sugar Kissed Cottage!
I've collaberated with Lil Inker Designs to bring you vintage inspired images, perfect for card making and papercrafting!

The fabulous Karen Baker which is Lil Inker Design's newest
graphics designer created the sentiments for each set!!!

So let me show you these stamps!

The Rain Boy set has so many fun uses!
I stamped this image onto several paper and patterns to create this fun
 paper pieced card. His face, hair and shoes were colored using Copic markers.

This Surprise Birthday set is so fun and the image could be used for a variety of different occasions!

I love this one! I find I want to use it for everything!
 It's my favorite set as of right now.
 (but I keep changing my mind!)
The image on this card was colored using Copic markers.

This School Girl set is perfect for this season!!
 I love coloring this one and the sentiments are awesome!

If you would like to purchase any of these sets you can find them available exclusively through Lil' Inker Designs here.

I colored the image with Copic markers and cut her out. I then layered and ripped a variety of papers to create this card.

If you didn't find yourself here from The Lil Inker Designs blog, you can visit it here!

A reminder, as you visit the blogs from our Color Team Designers, leave comments along the way. We'll be picking 2 winners from a secret prize blog along our hop this week and each can choose 2 stamp sets from our new releases, a $20 prize value!

Now head on to Laura Nehring's blog!

Have a lovely day, Lindsey

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Twyla on Tuesday - Where Am I?

Hello dear friends!
If you've read my posts for very long, then you
know that I love to travel around my state of Missouri.

I have a goal to visit all the counties in the state.  There are 114 counties
in Missouri and I have visited 72  .
I am extremely interested in Missouri history and fascinated
with the many places that I visit.  Whether it's a common
tourist attraction or a peaceful country road.  I am
enjoying my journey of discovery. 
I thought it would be fun from time to time to
share with you a picture from my travels and
see if you can guess where I am.
Any ideas?!
You don't have to be from Missouri to
have heard of what this monument is for.
Thanks for stopping in for a visit!
Have a wonderful day!
Love, Twyla

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Super Exciting Crafty News!!!!!

Hello dear friends!
Some of you may know that I (Lindsey) have a digital stamp shop
on etsy called, The Sugar Kissed Cottage. Well I am now thrilled to
announce that I have collaborated with Lil Inker Designs to come out
 with vintage style stamps made of clear photopolymer!!!
 They are so so cute! I can't wait to share them with you!!!!!

Lil Inker Designs is having a blog hop all this week long
 (Aug. 13 - 17) releasing 3 stamp sets from both
 2 Cute Ink and myself, The Sugar Kissed Cottage.
I will be participating here in the blog hop on Thursday, Aug. 16

Mark you calendars!

You can visit my digital shop here
You can visit Lil Inker Desgins shop here

Have a wonderful day, Lindsey

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Friday, August 10, 2012

August Birthday Call

Hello friends!
We forgot on the first of the month to do our August birthday call!
Please let us know if your birthday is this month and your not already on our list and we will add you to our sidebar!

Have a great day, Lindsey and Twyla

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Card Class Night

Hello friends!
Today is class day for me!
I will be teaching this card and tag at my local scrapbook
 store where I work tonight.
I chose October Afternoon's 9 to 5 line this month.
I love the colors and fun, retro feel this paper collection has.

Have a lovely day, Lindsey

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Twyla on Tuesday - Olympic Afghan

Hello ladies!
This week I wanted to share with you my Olympic afghan!

I am calling it my Olympic afghan because I wanted a
project to work on while watching the Olympics that
would be simple and not take very much concentration.
This one is just perfect!

It's a simple half double crochet and great way to use up
my yarn stash.  I love the stripes, too!
Are you watching the Olympics?  I always look forward
to them.  I admire the commitment and dedication of
the athletes.  It's one thing that brings the family
together around the television and it's always
nice when that happens.

It is very inspiring to see the wonderful attitudes of
the young athletes.  The way they graciously win or lose.
They are all winners for being able to participate.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I'll share
my afghan with you as it progresses.  I hope to have it
done by the end of the Olympics!
Have a beautiful day!
Love, Twyla

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Vintage Children's ABC's

Hello friends!
Today, I wanted to share a few pages from
 this 1956 ABC childrens book.

Illustrated by Alys Nugent and published by Whitman,
 this little book has sweet, happy graphics.

I love this one for violets with the little mushrooms and lady bug!

Have a lovely day, Lindsey

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