Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Twinery + The Stamps of Life = GOOD TIMES!



It's an exciting day!

It's time for.....


If you arrived here from Jeanne's blog,
then you are in the right place!
If not, head on over to
so you don't miss a thing!!!

You are going to love the prizes being given away
during our blog hop, so make sure you read on!

I know the girls of The Twinery have been super excited
about playing along with the girls from Stamps of Life
and personally speaking, I LoVeD playing with
my stamps and twine together!


I love using my baker's twine as an accent on my
cards and playing with these fabby stamps 
made it so easy!



I'm a coffee lover and can never have enough
coffee-themed stamps.  Aren't these terrific?!!


I love being the Design Team Coordinator for The Twinery
and here's why.....

Our twine is made from 100% cotton, it's eco-friendly and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, our baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! Our baker's twine comes in 11 delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! Our twine has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look. 


Now here is a word from {Stamps} of Life....
We feature high quality, made in the USA, clear stamps and digital stamps/brushes for stampers, card makers and scrapbookers. Feel free to browse our gallery with more than 2500 samples using our stamps, watch our free how-to videos and join our club! 

Now...for the prizes!

Here is what YOU could win....

2 'Winner's Choice' Stamp Sets
($12.95 each)
 and
 2 Colorful Bunch Baker's Twine Sampler Packs
($20 each)
 for
 Four lucky visitors!

The prize winners will be announced on 
both company blogs
Tuesday May 3rd. 

Your next stop on the hop is...
the talented Deb Felts 

Here is a complete list of all the inspiring designers
you can visit on the hop.....

The hop list:

Julie Ranae {you are here}

Don't forget...you must leave a comment
on each designer's blogs to be eligible to win!


Thanks so much for popping by...
I look forward to hearing from you!


Today's Project Recipe:
Designer Paper:  Echo Park  'For the Record'
Stamps: Stamps of Life  'Coffee4Two'
Ink: Memento
Embellishments: baker's twine in Charcoal & Lemondrop from The Twinery
brad by Making Memories, pearls by Recollections
Tools: Corner rounder punch by Fiskars
'Radiant Circle' punch by EK Success

156 comments:

Lee said...

I agree with you - there can never be too many coffee stamps! I love that set and your card! I am sure it will be my favorite on this hop! thanks!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Your cards are awesome Julie! And the images are fabby indeed- this set is perfect for making cards and gift card holders for all of my java junkie friends and the twine is the perfect complement to the set. Thanks for inviting me to this hop on FB! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter! :)

yainea said...

Love your cards! I need a coffee now haha. Thanks for sharing :)

Debbie Flowers said...

Love your cards! Love coffee too! So does my oldest daughter and she would really love your cards. Going to order the set for her birthday!

Pat said...

Love the twine on the coffee cup!!!

Julie Day said...

Hehe something we have in common, collecting coffee stamps and loving coffee :) I love both of these cards! Your cup holder on the first one actually looks like fabric! Is it? I might just have to get this stamp set :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeee these!!! I am loving that little tiny coffee sleeve and loveeeeeeeeee the sun in that second one!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Ted said...

That second card with the sunshine peeking out is just wonderful!

Jennifer Roach said...

Oh my goodness, these are PERFECT cards. I *have* to get that coffee set for sure :)

Laurel said...

Love the cards and that stamp set!

Kiehn said...

wow both are really cool...i have always wanted to make a coffee card..i love this stamp set...thanks

Tina
ricktina09@yahoo.com

Joanne Gilch said...

J R, fantastic coffee cards...love how you used the twine on both, but the second one the twine around the cup...the best!!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great cards Julie love all the little details and the very creative use of the twine. Tracy x

Kelly said...

I am a coffee lover too and this sets is ADORABLE! Love how you have colored and paper pieced the cup! CUTE punched holes in the background too!!

Kelly Massman said...

Your cards are too darn cute!!!!!

The Twinery said...

I love your cards, Julie!! I think I need that Coffee Stamp set from The Stamps of Life too!!! Thank you for working with me on this blog hop! FABULOUS! :)

steph said...

love love love the card! I am going to check into the coffee stamp set.

Chari said...

Fabulous Fabulous coffee cards!

Lousette said...

Love your cards - the coffee cup is adorable, such a great stamp set.

Diane said...

These are super gorgeous...love the use of the Twinery!

Dollar Stamper said...

So cute. I love love love the sun on the second card.Cute cute cute!

Darla said...

I LOVE coffee stamps and your cards are sweet, great use of twine too!

Stacy said...

Loving these cards!!! The design ,the paper, the yummy twine....and as I coffee freak I LOVE this stamp set!!

KER said...

love coffee and coffee themed stamps...great use of the twine and love the layout

monica said...

bellissimo

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Grin, those are great!!!

Nanna said...

Great! thanks for sharing!

Basiljen said...

Great cards! I see that stamp set in my future, for sure!!! Loved it!

Oney said...

You are an amazing designer! So many great ideas in just two cards! Great job Friend.

Lori said...

Wow, Julie! I can totally appreciate these cards as I am a coffee-a-holic! :) Love that stamp set and how you utilized the twine! AWESOME!

Kristy said...

Love how you used the twine! Cute cards.

Audrey said...

Love that coffee cup! Adorable!

Sheri Twing said...

Julie, we picked the same stamp set! LOL You must be a coffee lover too! Love the cards you created...very cute!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Fun and fabulous cards, Julie! Love them!

Laurel said...

EEK! Your cards are adorable! I love them. And I love that stamp set. Might have to get one!

Becky Dunham said...

fabulous cards Julie! I love coffee but i don't own any stamps about it :) Need to change that!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Colleen and Keith said...

Love your cards, that one with the cut out sun is fantastic!

Basement Stamper said...

I love that first card, love the colors you used on it and the twin wrapped multiple times.

Jen Carter said...

These are really cute Julie!! I love how you popped up the decorative part of the little cup on the 1st card!

Kryssi said...

oh this set is perfection and you executed it perfectly julie!!!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE the twines with the coffee cards! Those twines certainly add some extra pizzazz/caffeine to the cup of joe! Julie, you are rocking with the blog hop!!

Tina M said...

wow! terrific paper piecing and I luv how you used the twine! clever clever :)
tfs

Mary Ellyn said...

awesome cards!

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

I love the coffee stamps and your cards a wonderful! I love how you used the twine. TFS.

Tami
http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com/

Lillian Child said...

Amazing creativity, Julie! Love the newsprint on the coffee cup!

Donutfryer said...

Love the twine and newsprint on the cup! Way to cool.

Kristin K. said...

Awesome Cards! Thanks for the great inspiration.

britfrintner said...

I love the coffee cups!!! What a great idea!

candi said...

I love this set! Great job, the cards are amazing!

Lara said...

Love how you used it as a border! so cute!

Maria Matter said...

fabulous card Julie! love how you did the sun on the second card!

judy said...

Cute cards! I love the color and dimension that
you used on both cards.

Penne said...

oh oh oh... I love them all!

milkshake007 said...

Gotta love anything coffee! Your cards are wonderfully done!

linf54 said...

Coffee and twine - could there be a cuter combo?

PattiB said...

I didn't think I needed the coffee set until I saw your cards. So cute! I especially love the sun effect on the second card. Thank you. I love finding new blogs to follow on these hops.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

These are ADORABLE! I love them both! And guess what? I brake for coffee too!!

Lauren said...

Absolutely adorable!!! Love that big cuppa joe!!!

Tifany said...

Cute cards!

-Tifany
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com

photochic said...

Oh-so-cute! Love love LOVE the coffee cups and the sentiments!

lindagk23 said...

I love the coffee stamps and your cards are so adorable! Thanks so much for sharing!

Monika Wright said...

Baker's twine and stamps = the perfect combo for a cuppa!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous creations Julie! Love your decorating of the coffee cups, super!

StampinCathy said...

AWESOME CARDS! Love this set. I know so many people that would be perfect for this set. Love how you used the twine too. Not tell anyone....BUT I don't have any of the fun twine YET! Someday. Thanks for the inspiration my friend.

Melissa said...

What cute cards! Love that stamp!

dlwidder said...

Super cute cards! Love the paper piecing! TFS

SFCHICKY said...

cute cards - love how the yellow works well on the cup

sharon g said...

That set would make some great invitations to coffee! I must have it!!

Darlene L said...

What cute cards, love "The Stamps Of Life" can't wait to order some of the twine....

Amy said...

Hi Julie! I love both of your cards but that second one is fantastic! I especially love that starburst punch you've used!

ruth said...

I love all the coffee card ideas!! :)

connie said...

Love both cards and really need this set of coffee stamps!

cathy said...

Love the coffee cup cards...don't ya just love those stamps??!!

pruttybird said...

Gotta admit that even though I'm not a coffee lover, your cards make me want to be one :) Great cards.

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Erin said...

Your cards make me want a Starbucks LOL cute cute cute!!!

denise.gaines said...

Your designs make me want coffee!

Anna said...

Great cards!!! Just awesome.
Thanks for the chance.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Jenny said...

Cute card!!! :) :) :) :) :)

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Julie, these projects are so stinkin' cute - I have this stamp set and you've inspired me to finally get it inky. Thanks for sharing, sistah!

Maggie Crawford said...

I LOVE the card!

grammiej said...

Cute, cute, made me want to go make a cup of coffee!!
Thx for sharing

Kimberly Rendino said...

Very cute use for the twine!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

I'm so lovin' the coffee cup stamp with the twine. Adorable. :)

The Purple Crafter said...

I also love coffee themed cards. Yours is adorable

Emily Keaton said...

Both of these cards are so much fun, Julie!! I loved seeing how you used products from both companies. :)

Debbi said...

So clever! This is my first hop and I am seeing some wonderful cards...your included x

Isha said...

Gorgeous cards Julie. Love the coffee. Thanks for giving a chance to win.

Tracey said...

I love both of your cards!! Fabulous!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I like your cards a latte! Heeheehee ! Great colors!

Trish said...

I love your cards, so cute.

Joan said...

What cute cards--love the coffee stamp, and of course the baker's twine just makes the images "pop"!

Mary G. said...

Love all the different patterned papers you used!! What fun cards!

Lindsey said...

These two cards are like a jolt of caffeine all on their own! Love the colours and all the patterned papers you used... and of course the twine. ;)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Super fun cards:) LOVE the bright colors on the second card:)

Susan said...

love to hop. great site and ideas.

Sandi said...

Love your cards ....thanks for the inspiration.

JLJ Designs said...

Fabulous cards!

Jen

Katrina said...

Julie Julie Julie.....I "heart" your cards!!!!

Cathy said...

Fabulous cards & ideas! Love the Stamps of Life and Twinery Twine -such a great combo! TFS!

Terrie said...

great coffee cups ..love them !!!! awesome combo with the twine .... thanks for the chance to win !!!!!!!!!!!

Jenny McGee said...

Such cute coffee cup cards.

Michele Gross said...

Fun hop! I love's me some Twinery twine and what a cutie patootie stamp set!! Fabulous project Julie-you rocked it :)

charli said...

great cups--loving the text paper cup!

Michelle Single said...

I love your cards!!! Love the newspaper cup!

Grace Hester Designs said...

Ooooh Julie, love the coffee themed cards! Liking this blog hop so far, so many inspiring talents.

grace hester designs
http://www.gracehester.typepad.com

marla said...

I too am a coffee LOVER and have this stamp set. It is one of my VERY favorite. I LOVE what you did with it. I hope I get lucky to win some twine so I can give it a try!!

PrincessPammie said...

Oh my what a cuppa coffee! It looks so wonderful on that card!

Monique said...

Oh Julie these are just wonderful...Great use of the twine and I love this stamp set too... Such an inspiration :)

Lori said...

Those are adorable. I've been eyeing that set since it came out and your cards have given me another reason to love it. Want it.

Heather (goldiecar) said...

The coffee cards are SO super cute!! I love it!

Donna said...

Love your cards, such a cute idea putting it around the cup, love the use of the twiner in both cards, awesome job!!

Thanks
Donna Przy....

FMonty said...

Super fun cards! I love the coffee stamp...hmmmm :) TFS :)
fmadera75(at)gmail(dot)com

Lisa R. said...

Wow, what attention to detail! Great job showcasing the stamp set and twine! Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

lady, I am SOOO regretting not doin' this one too, LOL! Those stamps are CA-UTE and your cards are just darling! What a fantastic collaboration-twine and coffee-could there be much better? ;) Speaking of collaborating-YOU are a ROCK STAR for putting these all together-the upcoming, the past...all of it!

Sandy said...

Great cards! Love the coffee stamps and the twine is terrific!

Emily Leiphart said...

Both your coffee cards are gorgeous, Julie! I love all the beautiful papers and dimension you used on them.

Raven said...

OMG! I love the cards you made-gotta get that stamp set-and the colors you used.

So happy to have found your blog on the hop! I am now a follower, and I look forward to seeing more from you.

ravenrt at gmail dot com

Cathy Fong said...

OMG!!! FABULOUS CARDS! i love the dimension and colour combination of those cards. so inspiring

Isabel Z said...

Wow, these are works of art. I LOVE them!

Tara Kirk said...

Great use of twine with the stamps. really cool.

Loretta Rodger said...

Adore the coffee cups, the one with the news print is totally my fav. Great projects!

Stacey said...

Very creative cards! I especially love that sun!

Stacey
staceynp@gmail.com

Carrie said...

Love both cards. I had been thinking about getting that radiant circles punch but had never seen it used as a sun. Now I MUST have it!!! The twinery's product is also on my wish list and I have most of Stephanie's stamps. Thanks for the inspiration!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Fab cards, Julie!

Stephanie said...

FABULOUS!!!! Love the stamp set!! Colors look great!! New follower, looking forward to seeing all your creations!!! Thanks for sharing!!

scrappingwithstephanie@gmail.com
scrappingwithstephanie.blogspot.com

mamawcindy said...

Oh I just Love your Cards. The Twine looks great with that Stamp Set. I LOVE IT!!! So glad my husband just made a pot of coffee. :0)
I'm a new follower
cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

Janeen said...

Yes, I love this coffee stamp set! Your card is so cute, great use of the twine on it too! TFS!!

lovelyinspiredcreations.blogspot.com
majelica@comcast.net

Deb said...

I have lots of TSOL favorite stamps, but I think the coffee set is the very top of the list, and I love what you've done with it here! SO adorable! Great cards!

paperplay said...

Love both your cards, especially how you made use of the twine on your projects. Would love to add some of these luscious colors in my collection.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love how you used the twine in your 2 cards...so cool!

Jennie said...

Such a cute card and LOVE this coffee stamp set. First one I bought from TSOL!

Kate Ware said...

I LOVE this stamp set, and the cards you've made with it and the twine are adorable!! Thanks for the ideas!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Beautiful job on both of your cards! The inspiration I am finding on this hop is great! Really makes me hope to win one of the fabulous prizes!

Cari D. Cruse said...

Love that java stamp set - cute cards!

BunnyFreak said...

Love these cards. That is a great stamp set you used with them.

Viji Siddharth said...

Love Love Love the stamp! The twine is a beautiful touch to it! Love it!

Sue D said...

Great card--very cute stamps and love the twine.

RxDrMom said...

I don't even like coffee, but I love your card- so cute!

Crystal said...

Love that set of stamps, especially when used with the patterned papers! Thanks for sharing great giveaways.

Naomi said...

Julie, I LOVE coffee, and I LOVE these cards, they are adorable! The products up for grabs are awesome, thanks for sharing the blog hop!

walchowDesign said...

Love the bg of your first coffee cup! Great design! How cool if I could win the twine as I can't purchase them here! thanks for the giveaway!

Laurie (Wally) said...

What a great card... I can so see me making a big purchase after seeing all these great stamps... thanks for sharing

Juliet said...

Love your cards. Coffee cards always look so good. You make me want to get the stamps so much.

Jinny Newlin said...

These are AMAZING! I especially love the sun and gorgeous, color combo in your second card! You're making me crave a cup! LOL!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Love the cards! I love the smell of coffee but not the taste. Oh well. I would make them Hot Chocolate. LOL

Ann English said...

So very cute! I'm a Twinery fan :)

stampinlara said...

Absolutely adorable! Love your entire blog, very cute stuff! thanks so much for sharing.

stampinlara at yahoo dot com

Sherri said...

cute cards! I love the twine. nice stamps

Roslyn said...

I love how you used the twine and that punched sun in the second card is awesome!

Tammy said...

You've shared some great ideas for using the twine and your stamps together.

Bob said...

Nice subtle use of the twine; just right! Great combination of colors too! Thanks for sharing!

Renee said...

Thank you for sharing you lovely cards with us! Thanks, too, for the chance to win some sweet goodies.

Linda said...

Love the great cards and the brightly colored twine! Thanks for sharing.

early said...

love the paper piercing! great cards!

Serena

tearyeyedstars said...

Wow! I love the way you used the twine to accent those coffee cups! Very cute (: Thanks for sharing your great idea :P

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Not a coffee drinker; however, I love what you did with the stamps and twine! TFS! ;o)