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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Discount Card Stock & The Twinery Blog Hop!!!!


Hi Everyone!
The Twinery and DiscountCardstock.com Design Teams are joining up today for a Summer Party themed blog hop!
As you hop from blog to blog make sure and comment on every post because there will be two winners chosen randomly along the hop. If you get lost anywhere along the hop (or if someone is having a blog glitch!) a complete list of participants will be posted on The Twinery and DiscountCardStock.com blogs. The hop will end on 7/13/2011 and winners will be posted on The Twinery and DiscountCardStock.com blogs the following day.

Here is the card I created for the hop.
I used Discount Card Stocks's - Teal Frosted Teal Prismatic, and Brilliant White.
The twine I used is The Twinery'sCaribbean and Lemondrop.



The image is "On The Beach" and the sentiment is "Sunny Side Up" both from Inky Antics but I took a little artistic licence with it. She originally had a 1 piece bathing suit but, since we are featuring twine, I thought it would be fun to give her a string bikini! 


Before...

And after a little creative masking and some doodling with a Micron Pigma pen ... voila!
 It's an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polk-a-dot bikini!



OK...on to the prizes!
The first is a Colorful Bunch Sampler Pack ($20 retail value!) from the Twinery:



Also a paper sampler pack (a $20 retail value!)from DiscountCardstock.com



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.


DiscountCardstock.com was launched in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our mission is to provide great quality cardstock and specialty papers at discount pricing. We offer 100% acid and lignin free, archival quality uncoated cardstocks, as well as metallic, vellum, hand-made specialty papers, envelopes, scored cards and high qualify art paper and cards that are specially coated and developed for use by professional artists and card makers using ink jet printers.

Here is the hop order:

You are here~~~~~Trudy Sjolander 

BTW...If you missed my post yesterday about my exciting news, PLEASE CLICK HERE.  ;)

Thanks so much for hopping by!  
Hugs,
True :D


104 comments:

Nicolle74 said...

Adorable card! Love how you make bows from twine to make ties for the bathing very clever!..:)

Barb O. said...

This card is soooo cute! I just love it! I love the idea of the string bikini. Looks fantastic! I giggled when I first saw it. Really great!

dclouser said...

Oh my goodness, this is adorable! Love the string bikini - very creative. Great to discover your awesome blog!

joydee1963 said...

Love your card!like how you used twine on bikini,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Annette said...

Now that is a cute card...
Thanks for sharing.

Francesca said...

Blog hopping!

Heather Innusa said...

This is too cute - nice idea!!!

Shauna K said...

what great masking!! the twine bits on the bikini are too cute :D

Vinyl Rocks My World said...

HAHAHA! So funny!

Theresa said...

You are so creative. I love it!! Fabulous masking...she's just perfect.

Becki said...

Hahahahaha, that's all I can say besides I love it! Too cute.

Becki
Happy Card Encouragement Factory

Cassie said...

You're so clever, True, lol! That is cracking me up! I love it :D

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Your so creative! Love what you did with the swimsuit and that sentiment is perfect! LOL!

Isha said...

:)) cute and creative. Love your card and those tiny bows.

Becky said...

This is so cute, love the use of the bakers twine.

connie said...

this is so cute! love how you used the twine on the swimsuit and hat.

mommyabbytommy said...

That is SO cute!!! I love that bathing suit. Great use of twine.

Basiljen said...

Very creative, and I love the twine in the waves!

Kasi said...

OMG! How CUTE!! The bows are an ingenius idea!

bethann said...

funny, clever and imaginative.

Debbie Seyer said...

You are so funny! Love this card and the way you used the twine is awesome!!

Kim C said...

OMG, this is too cute! Hahahaha....Can't stop smiling. Really love it!! Thanks for sharing!

My Cricut Craft Room said...

Very creative way to use the twine! I love it!

Lori said...

OH, my goodness! what a cute card!

Lysa said...

SUPER cute, love that you used the twine for the bikini straps!

scrappingnana said...

How cute and very creative the way you made her bikini. TFS

{jennie} said...

The string bikini is adorable! Perfect for the twine.

havinfunwithcards said...

Nice card, I like how you customized the stamp, have a great day :)

Percilla G said...

Oh how cleaver is that
I was thinking this would be perfect for several friends
I am now a follower and look forward to returning and seeing what else you have come up with !
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McVic said...

This is soooo clever! And the reason I try to hop when ever I can. Love how you changed her to exactly what you wanted@!! Great job!
kacee

Anita said...

Stunning card! I love how you made the bikini.

Chunyuan said...

Lovely card. Very creative.

Tifany said...

Cute card!

-Tifany
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/

Lisa Petrella said...

Fun card! Makes me want to go to the beach!!!

Christy J said...

I love this stamp! Too cute! and thanks for the idea on how to alter...that string bikini is perfect. (Still chuckling to myself) TYFS!

Jan said...

This card creation is just the CUTEST!

Jen said...

What a fabulously original idea to tie strings on a bikini! Love the colors and great to see the c/s and twine of similiar colors...awesome card!

sharon g said...

The twine coordinates perfectly!

Stephanie K said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! Love how she is wearing the bikini with the twine ties! Great colors! Thanks for sharing!

scrappingwithstephanie at gmail dot com

Basement Stamper said...

Oh my, too funny! Love your use of the twine!

Michelle said...

So creative!

Isabel Z said...

I LOVE this card--it made me laugh and smile.

Tere said...

Very pretty and creative!!!!

glowegal said...

So cute! I love the masking you did to turn it into the cute bikini! The twine action is adorable! Well done! Hippity hop ...

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh this twine is divine!! Great card too Tru~

I am such a poet - don't ya know it! Bawahahaha!!

TheWrightStuff said...

What an adorable card. Nice work!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

This is a super CUTE card! I really love that you turned her 1-piece into a bikini! Awesome!

Angie said...

great card. i love how you added the twine to make the bikini. and i love the little detail of her bottom!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Cute yellow bikini! :D

Lee said...

What a cute and clever card! thanks!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is hilarious! I love it! Thank you so much!
Lisa

Emily Leiphart said...

How cute, True!! I love the little yellow bows and laughed when I saw the bit of bum crack. LOL

Ledia..... said...

card that fun!!!!!! I loved.....

yainea said...

Funny way to use the twine, fantastic card! Thanks for sharing :)

Stephanie said...

what a cute card! the twine makes perfect strings for the bikini :)

Diana Queen said...

LOL! Got a nice giggle from this one! Love this color combo as well. ;D

Wendy said...

Cute card!

Pamk said...

that card is truly inspired. made me crack up.

craftaholic said...

Super Job on changing the Image!! This is very cute and Creative!! TFS!!!

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Rexann♥

Emily Keaton said...

What a totally fun and hilarious project!! Love it. :)

Stefani said...

So cute!! i love the ties on the bathing suit... such a great little detail! Thanks for being party of the hop!

slsbcreations@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

super cute card! I love the waves and the twine tied over them! nice touch!

Karen L said...

Now that is such a cute and clever way to use the twine! Love it!

Lucy said...

Love this card! So clever. Thanks for the chance. I never tried this twine and sure looks like fun :)

Trisha said...

Cute card. Love your masking for the yellow polka dot bikini. TFS. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Sheri Twing said...

Such a cute card! How creative to use the twine as bows on her bikini!

Deborah said...

What a clever use of this twine - love it!!!

Carrie said...

I am so glad to discover your blog through this hop. I am going to become a follower because I am VERY impressed with your gallery of work!! Plus the twine on the bikini...so CUTE!!!

Penne said...

Oh my goodness, this is just too cute! TFS

Alyson said...

So creative, I love your ideas!

Angels Watching Over Me said...

Having fun hopping through the blogs. Your work is amazing!

Angels Watching Over Me said...

Having fun hopping through the blogs. Your work is amazing!

Clare G said...

Funtabulous!(it's sort of a word) It's perfectly adorable.

Lisa said...

Cute, cute card! The doodle on the bum is killin' me- hehe!! Love how you've used the twine here :)

Emily said...

Love it! Thanks for an awesome stop along the hop.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Adorable card!! Love how you used the twine!!

Lindsey said...

Your alteration to the image is hilarious! Great card.

Lynne said...

Trudy - Love your very creative use of the twine! So much fun. Thanks for sharing with us.

Kelly Sas said...

This is my first visit here but certainly won't be my last! OH MY are you creative!!! LOVE your string or should I say "twine" bikini!

SueB said...

great masking job - thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Renee VanEpps said...

How adorable!!!

Angelica Suarez said...

True - the string bikini is hilarious! Love that little touch and the coloring is beautiful! Great job! - angelica/The Twinery DT

Monika Wright said...

What a creative way to highlight The Twinery twine, such a cute card.

Amber S said...

What a fun card! I love that you changed up the stamp to suit your needs!

Carrie said...

Love the bikini! Oh to only fit in one again!

Jan Larson said...

What a creative way to use that fabulous twine! Great card!

Janet Z said...

The string bikini is just too cute!!

Susan said...

I love your sense of humour Trudy! The use of twine on the bikini was brilliant. Great image and your card is super cute. Thanks for making me smile today!

Valhi said...

Cute!

Jenna K. said...

I love the twine!

Sandi said...

OMG....what an adorable string bikini! Genius work with the twine!

emily said...

Hilarious idea!!! Like your style.

Ruby said...

How fun! Love her little bikini bows, so cute!

Evelene S said...

What a cute card and I love that you made it a string bikini to use the twine-so clever!

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Cheryl Leong said...

Your idea is so cute and it makes me laugh... Hahaha... Pick me pick me as a winner!!!! I wana add twines to the bikini too...

Karen said...

Trudy: Thanks for sharing your beautiful blog. I love what you did with the twine.
Blessings,
Karen

Bonnie said...

What a fun card! Love how yu used the twine!

Katie said...

Very creative! Love what you did with the twine. Also love the sand and waves, really great card. Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Love the way you creatively used the twine here! Your blog is amazing. As I was looking around to find the hop posting, I saw a lot of great inspiration and am now following your blog! TFS!

Beth said...

love how you used the string on the bikini. thanks for sharing

Kim B said...

So cute and just makes me smile!! and giggle.

Kerys said...

Cute card! I love it!! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

Lauren said...

So cute and summery. Love the little twine bows on her swim suit!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Super cute card!!!