Monday, June 6, 2011

It's Blog Hop Week w/The Twinery & PSA Essentials!

It's a pretty exciting day here at The Open Window!
Day One of the Five-Day Combined Blog Hop with

If you arrived here from the
PSA Essentials Stamp Camp blog
then you are on the right track for the hop.

If not, head on back to the beginning
of the hop over at The Twinery blog
and get started there.  There are wonderful prizes for
participating each day and you won't want to miss a thing!

Before I get to all the details, here is a little inspiration
using PSA Essentials stamps and a little bit of
baker's twine accents.

I really enjoyed using PSA Essentials for this CAS design.
I played with 'Frenchie' & 'Dare to Dream' sets for this card.
Of course, I love my baker's twine from The Twinery
and the Maraschino was just the right touch here.

For something completely different....

I designed this clean & simple card using stamps from
PSA Essentials 'Mr & Mrs' set.
The Caribbean baker's twine was just the right border here.

Both The Twinery & PSA Essentials are giving discounts
for any purchases made between June 6-10.
When you visit The Twinery's website, just use the
and receive 15% off your purchase!

When you order from The Lettertree , retailer for PSA Essentials,
you will Automatically receive 30% OFF
your entire purchase!!! (no coupon code needed)

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.
PSA Essentials manufactures custom,
self-inking stamps (think return address labels.)   
We have patent-pending
Peel & StickT technology which allows you to 
PEEL away your custom stamp and
STICK on a new design, and we have thousands of designs - 
from Holiday, Birthday, Sentiments, and licensed Peanuts, Hello Kitty, U.B.U., Smirk, College & Universities, and Greek Life, making PSA Essentials perfect for crafting! The self-inking stamper (and 22-ink cartridges) give a crisp, clean and consistent impressions every time, 
the technology allows you to interchange your designs quickly for scrapbooking, cardmaking, creating gift tags, bags, wrap, 
making favors and decorations. 
Wanna know WHAT YOU could win?

The Twinery is giving away 
Six spools of baker's twine in your choice of colors
(an $84 value)

PSA Essentials is giving away
 One Stamper, 3 Peel & Stick Sets
and a Monogrammed Tote
(Over $100 value)

Wanna know HOW YOU could win?

You will receive an entry for each of the following:

**Visit 5-6 blogs each day on the hop (27 blogs in all = one entry) 
and leave a comment on each blog
You'll have until Sunday, June 12th to complete the hop

**Become a follower of The Twinery

**Become a follower of PSA Essentials Stamp Camp

**Follow PSA Essentials on Facebook  

LOTS of information to get through...phew...

Now to get you on your way to the next blog....
it's time to visit the very talented

'Girly Shoes' Project Recipe:
Cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts
Stamps: PSA Essentials 'Frenchie' & 'Dare to Dream'
Ink: Momento in Tuxedo Black
Tools:  Spellbinders Scallop Die,
'Hearts 2' Embossing Folder from Sizzix, Big Shot,
Heart to Heart border punch by Martha Stewart
Embellishments: Baker's Twine from The Twinery in 'Maraschino'
Pearls by Bo-Bunny, Recollections

'Mr & Mrs' Project Recipe:
Cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts
Stamps: PSA Essentials 'Mr & Mrs'
Ink: A Muse Studio in Slate
Tools:  Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2, Big Shot
Embellishments: Baker's Twine from The Twinery in 'Caribbean'
Nestabling by Want 2 Scrap


The Miller Five said...

Your projects are gorgeous! LOVE the wedding card.

Clare G said...

Beautiful projects- love the fun details you've included.

Amanda said...

Very pretty! I love the wedding card!!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Lorus! said...

Beautiful Cards!

Angela said...

Fantastic projects -- love them both!

yainea said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing :)

Darla said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

VanessaB said...

your cards are gorgeous!! :)

Basiljen said...

Great ideas, thanks!

Glora said...

These are both beautiful cards. Awesome job. Hugs- Glora


Maria Elena said...

What a great project !
~Maria Elena~

Stephanie said...

ADORABLE cards!!!! I LOVE the shoe and shoe sentiment! The Mr. & Mrs. card is beautiful, love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

scrappingwithstephanie at gmail dot com

mommyabbytommy said...

Great cards! I love the off-set white circle on red flower.

Becky Dunham said...

Gorgeous cards Julie! I love the edge punch with the wine on that Mr. and Mrs! So elegant but easy - love it! Thanks for the inspiration.

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Tanya said...

These are beautiful! Great use of both the stamps and twine.

Crystal said...

I love the names of the twinery colors! Thanks for sharing inspiration and giveaways.

Cyndi S said...

Both of your cards are beautiful.
cstephenson at q dot com

kathylee... said...

Love your cards! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

sharon g said...

cute AND pretty. nice

Kimberly said...

Ahhh so daughter fits this card the sentiments and card design is fab...TFS!
kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

readysetlove said...

Cute cards! The wedding card is my favorite. :)

Annette said...

Wow amazing cards...loving this blog hop..

Momma Meg said...

Amazing detail on your cards! Thanks for sharing.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Fun and beautiful cards!

byAnnette said...

Especially love the embossed heart scalloped circle!

jenni said...

I love your Mr. and Mrs. card, that is beautiful!

silvia haynes said...

Fabulous cards!! I like the offset sentiment on the first card and the heart border on "mr. and Mrs" is fabulous!!

mszig said...

Beautiful card with the shoe ink and coordination twine. Lovely.

Sheri Twing said...

Those are beautiful cards Julie! I'm loving the PSA stamps and Twinery combos!

littlen said...

this card really made me smile...i have a friend who's a real shoe person. tfs.

Jodi_E said...

Beautiful cards Julie. Love allnof the mix of textures.

Anthonette said...

Beautiful projects! That's funny...we were on each other's blogs at the same time.

angela said...

Love the girly shoe card!!!

Lindsey said...

Wonderful projects, Julie! (I am woefully behind in my blog-visiting -- computer meltdown! Hope to visit more soon.)

Ronnie said...

Julie, your cards are beautiful!

Emily Keaton said...

Very cool projects, Julie!

Anita said...

Stunning cards!

Jodi Releford said...

Both beautiful cards!

Nitasha said...

Love the pop of red on the first card! Both cards are very cute!

Neesey said...

Beautiful cards. I am enjoying the hop.

Renee said...

Beautiful card! I follow the PSA and Twinery blogs on twitter. I don't have FB. Thank you for the chance to win these goodies!

Kathy Mc said...

Following The Twinery & PSA in Google Reader but don't have FB. Your cards are gorgeous. Loving the blog hop so far!

Shar said...

I love how you used the Twine!!!
Thank you for Sharing your Beautiful Creation!!


Roberta said...

Love ,love ,love your cards! Such detail! Thanks for sharing! Great blog too!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous cards, I didn't know about PSA stamps (must live under a rock, you're thinkin'), anyhow I love what I see. Great "Mr & Mrs." card, truly elegant!
Many thanks.

Emily Leiphart said...

These are so elegant, Julie! I love the way you used those sentiments with the images to complement them.

Susan N. said...

Great cards. New to Twinery and PSA Blogs, love em. thanks for the recommendation.

Simply AJ said...

Your cards are wonderful... such a great way to highlight these great products. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with all of us. AJ

Jen Carter said...

Both of your cards are wonderful!! I love how fun the first one is! And the 2nd one is so pretty, the twine is the perfect addition!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

SUch gorgeous cards!!!

Monique said...

Oh Julie...These are gorgeous... I just love your style!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, your creations blow me away. They are stunning!

Anonymous said...

Wow, your creations blow me away. They are stunning!

isabelzito at verizon dot net

Michelle said...

Oh wow both of your projects are great but my favorite is the one with the shoes....
Thanks for the chance to win
mpetrovich23 at Yahoo dot com

Carisa said...

LOVE LOVE what you did with the psa stamps - esp the shoes. what girl doesn't love shoes *and her stamps!*

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Beautiful projects! Gorgeous use of that twine -- I love the colors you've used!

Evelene S said...

Just love those cards! I just bought samples of the twines and they are so pretty- just in time for father's day cards. esterling9 at aol dot com

Hillcrest Acres said...

Love the cards and all the beautiful details on them.

Lillian Child said...

Julie, your card creations are awesome. And that's why I am already one of your followers - great creativity!

Sharon in Arizona said...

Beautiful cards - love how you used the bakers twine. thanks :o)

Jenny said...

Cute cards!!! Love em!! :) :) :)

Ola said...

I love the shoes card! The wedding card is absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

okj83 at live dot com

Roxanne24 said...

Great cards!!!

alethea said...

both your cards are gorgeous!! I love twine:) Hugs xx

Percilla G said...

Both cards are unique and beautiful in their own way
Love both PSA and Twine

christian said...

Love the 'most shoes' card!!! Thanks for being a part of the blog hop!!

Lai-Yoke said...

Beautiful card!

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous creations! Great shoes sentiment. Love the pearl embellies on the 2nd card. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Isha said...

Gorgeous creations Julie.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful job!
paper Treats

Andrea said... wedding card is stunning!!!!

Denise said...

Great cards!

Carol said...

Fabulous projects! I love your style!

Carol B

Katrina said...

Julie, beautiful as usual!!!!! hugs, Katrina