Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Twinery and Nikki Sivils Blog Swap Day One!

Today is the first day of a two day event with The Twinery.  The Twinery has some of the best, most fun, and colorful baker's twine out there and we are happy to be doing this swap with them.  They were recently featured on the Martha Stewart show also!


Both companies are having giveaways each day also!  So, see the bottom of this post for details on how to win!


Also, be sure to visit the Diva's blogs for additional pictures and projects that may not be posted here! 

Our Diva's were sent the Ultimate Sampler pack to play with and they have some up with some fun creations combining Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker products and The Twinery baker's twine.  


First up is Diva Melanie Jarocki with an adorable friendship card using the Audrey collection.


I used Peapod and Pink Sorbet twine to stitch around the hearts. For the sentiment border, I used Lemondrop twine. All three of these colors matched the Audrey collection perfectly!




Diva Jodi Wilton is here with her adorable Easter theme layout titled, My Little Bunny.  Jodi used the Exit Here collection for this!  And she also used the Cute As A Button burlap buttons.  

I absolutely LOVE working with The Twinery twine, and for this layout I was determined to use a few different techniques with twine on my layout.  I started with the idea of making grass out of twine. I took double sided tape, and looped it up and down at various lengths to create the idea of grass. I then thought of the whiskers on the bunny.  To make the flower center, and bow center. I added double sided adhesive sheet to cardstock, and punched out a small circle. Then I wound the twine, starting in the center of the circle. I trimmed off with my scissors any remaining cardstock showing. I wound twine around the stem (or mini dowel) too! 


A close up of that cute bunny and those EGGS!!!  Perfect paper to create striped eggs with!


Next up is Stacy Rodriguez and she has a cute mini book with Exit Here also!  Stacy is doing  double duty as she is also a member of The Twinery design team!  She has additional pictures on her blog, so be sure to check it out!  



I simply LOVE this line since we hang out at my parents camper at the lake during the summer time.  Using the North Pole Nights album made this project a breeze.  This mini has room for some of those fun camping photos along with room to journal.  It's held together with 2 jump rings, which I wrapped in Buttercream & Shore twine from The Twinery.  The banner along the top is held together with Cappuccino twine. 


I also wanted to make sure I placed the lot number of the camper on the fun little sign.  The Peapod twine was a perfect accent around the bottom of the sign. Helmar 450 quick dry glue is what I used to hold the twine in place.



And here is Jennie McGarvey with an easy layout to create using the Noah collection and The Twinery Baker's Twine.

I created a grid and hand sewed with the twine. I filled in with photos and paper -- plus my favorites, the burlap buttons.  I really wanted to let them speak for themselves, so I added them in blank spaces!  



Ms. Julie Tucker-Wolek is our next Diva and she is using the Messages collection.  She made  a "hanging element" on her layout.


So, you want to know what the giveaways are right?!  

Here on the Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker blog we are giving away a collection kit each day of this two day blog swap!  Your choice out of the four new collections! 

The Twinery will be giving away an Ultimate Sampler pack each day also!  SO.....you 
want to know how to win?

Just leave a comment here on the blog and over on The Twinery blog each day and you are entered!  Simple, quick and easy, right?!  

We will announce the winners of the collection kits here on the blog on Tuesday April 3rd, so that gives you plenty of time to enter!


73 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love what everyone created!!!! GORGEOUS!!!

Monika Wright said...

Such great creations combining The Twinery baker's twine and the colorful collations from Nikki Silvis!

Caryn S said...

OMgoodness these projects are sooooo cute! I can't remember the last time I did a blog hop and saw so much adorable stuff!

Julie S. said...

Love all the great projects today. Very talented ladies .TFS

Naomi Edwards said...

Wow , really great projects Diva's!!!! You can't help but go awwwww when you see Jodi's "My little bunny" Isn't she precious!!!" Great job to all of you, lots of great ideas using Twine!!! OFf to buy some!!!

Naomi Edwards said...

Yay!!!!!!! I just bought the "I dream in Twine" pkg!!!! I usually have a problem buying things but this was so simple! Can't wait to try it , thank you for such inspiration Diva's and for making want this Twine soooo bad!

Nicole Doiron said...

WOW! Nikki Sivils and The Twinery! A match made in heaven! Your collections seem to go perfectly with any color baker's twine... all projects i've seen in today's hop were simply exquisite! Thanks for sharing all that inspiration!

Carolyn King said...

Amazing projects featuring your wonderful collection and The Twinery baker's twine. Thank you for sending our team your wonderful paper---it was so fun to work with!

Erica Marshall said...

Everyone did an amazing job!! I can't wait to see what is over on the Twinery Blog!!

Mandy said...

cute projects!

Janet said...

These are great projects! I love the grass made out of twine. So cool.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Pinning like crazy... Jodi, I just loved the Little Bunny LO, it was adorable. Great projects everyone, love the LO made with Noah and stitching the squares quilt style!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great projects! Such a fun collaboration. Love how your designers used the twine: grid, bunny whiskers, heart outlines, oh my! Looking forward to tomorrow. Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

I would love to win a new set of yours since I am having trouble finding someone who carries it.

Christa Allgood said...

I love working with twine. Thanks for the chance to win!!

paperpapier said...

that little cutie bunny-head makes me smile...so cute!

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...

Such fabulous projects! I just love the combination of Nikki and The Twinery! Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings from both teams!

Kelly Swosinski said...

Awesome projects! Love how everyone used the twine in a different way! Thanks for the chance to win!

KellyG said...

Love these ideas!! Super cute projects!

Angie said...

Such cute projects! Inspiring to get out my crafty supplies and get scrappin, love the techniques used with the twine! Thanks for the chance to win some fun Nikki Sivils stash!

L.B. said...

Too much fun. Love seeing all these great projects and visiting the different blogs. Great paper collections
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Kelly Massman said...

These are all so darling!

Kerys said...

OMGosh! These are just adorable! I Love Melanie's card - the colors and the way she used the twine around the hearts. Jodi's layout - well - this is just something else! I LOVE the photos and the different colors and embellies are just way too cute! I love how organized Stacy is - completing her book already!!! (left her some love on her blog!) Love the grid effect on Jennie's layout and the real 'boyish' feel to the page! Love how Julie did the whole banner effect for her layout. Thank you for SO much inspiration - can't wait for more tomorrow! :-) x

Kimberli said...

Great projects by everyone, I love the twine hearts!

Kelly Sas said...

So excited about your collections being used with Twinery Twine! Getting many great ideas and certainly being inspired! Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings. Thanks so much!

Stacy said...

I simply love all of these projects ladies, way to rock these companies!!!

Celeste B. said...

Great projects and I love the colors in these new collections.

antenucci said...

Love the bunny layout and the grid! And the twine is awesome!

Melinda said...

WOW! I'm blown away by all the neat stuff on this post alone! That first layout is so cute and I never thought to use twine as grass!

Jodi said...

Such amazing projects!! The twinery and Nikki are a match made in heaven....

AmyJ said...

love your cards. great way to use twine.

isay said...

Great job everyone!!! Love every single one of them!!!

connie said...

love all the projects! such much detail on the first LO and that mini album!

Iris said...

awesome projects. Iris

Sarah said...

oh goodness these are amazing!

Kimber-Leigh said...

i love the "her many faces" page! and i love twinery twine!

Deborah said...

You must be thrilled with the projects that the ladies made using some of your products. I can not wait until tomorrow to see what the ladies come up with!

Megan said...

Love the twine looks and different ideas. Gotta try the twine grid page for sure!

kathyg said...

Who would have thought that a bit of "string" could add so much to projects! Great ideas from all!

Dorina D said...

Oh my! what wonderful cards and layouts. Such great ideas. Thanks for sharing such great ways to use both the paper and the "Twine".

Nicole said...

Such fabulous projects!! Beautiful work, ladies!

Bethany Becker said...

I love all the projects with the twine. Absolutely adorable.

Marisa T. said...

that mini album is so cute and the eggs give me an idea for my ATCs I'm working on. thanks for the chance to win!

Liz said...

great work ! Would LOVE some Twinery goodness !

kimba5 said...

Awesome! I love working with twine and would love to win some! Nikki. Great contest thanks!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

These are fantastic creations!!! :D Thanks so much for this opportunity! xo

Kathy Mc said...

So much goodness using The Twinery Twine and Nikki's beautiful collections. The Divas really rocked this challenge and created lots of inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win one of Nikki's collection kits!

eunice said...

Love the variety of ways twine can be used. What great ideas!

pruttybird said...

So many great projects! Thanks for the chance to win such great products :)

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rlovew said...

Awesome projects- love the Audry card, the clo9thes line, and the page with twine as the lines for blocks. Awesome inspiration!

Julie S. said...

I love making mini albums - Stacey's is wonderful!

Cyndi S said...

All of the projects are simply lovely. You all did a fantastic job.
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Cindy said...

So many fabulous projects to inspire us! Thanks!

Cheryl said...

All of these projects are so creative!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

smahrty said...

The projects are darling!

Alwayscharlie said...

Fabulous cards and layouts today! It's always so fun to see what eople do with Nikki's great products.

The Farris Family said...

Great projects! Thanks for showing so many different ways to use twine!

Mrs. Hill said...

These are all lovely! I love the Audrey deer. Too cute! Great job, all, and great products!

early said...

Wow, i am totally impressed by these gorgeous projects! So many great ways to use twine!!!! love it.

Serena
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Anita Braddock said...

wow you have done such an Awesom job. love everything and the colors and papers are great. thanks for sharing
love the use of the Twine..
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Sheri said...

Love those pictures of the baby dressed as a bunny. So many cute ideas. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ava Gavloski said...

Stacey really has a knock out project with the exit here collection. great projects showcasing the twine and paper collections.
ava

Sue D said...

Wonderful creations with your paper and great uses of the twine.
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Brandy said...

Such great projects and your kits are amazing!!! Perfect to pair it up with the twine!!

Brandy

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Isabel Z said...

Wow, such an inspiration. I love what everyone created.

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stampinlara said...

How cute are these projects. And I love the photos of the baby in the Easter hat! So cute. TFS!!

Lucy Newton said...

Love twine, I have never tried Nikki Silvis it is not available here in Mexico, but will really like to!!!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Awesome creations today!
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lynda said...

I'm really impressed with the layout that uses twine to make blocks on the layout. That must've taken some time & patience!

Jennifer B. said...

Super cute work!

Pamk said...

wow thanks for the much varied inspiration.

momtotucknlexi said...

Thanks for having this hop and the opportunity to win. Really love the bright primary colors in the new lines and all that the creative team did with it.
Thanks
Michelle Bittner

Whitney said...

So many inspiring projects!

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