Thinking of Pink

Welcome to the wonderful Poppystamps and Twinery Joint Blog Hop! If you’re joining me from Tobi Crawford’s blog: http://tobicrawford.blogspot.ca/ then you’ve come to the right place!

Our little Poppystamps kitty sees two things he LOVES – -soft, bright twine, and pretty pink blooms! The open weave twine flowers seem to go so well with the lovely leaves and butterflies from the Poppystamps collection. The colorful twine blooms add the perfect finishing touch!

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The lovely baker’s twine flowers were created with Marigold Stripe, Pink Sorbet, Pink Sorbet Stripe and Orchid Stripe, all from The Twinery. You can see their colorful collection at The Twinery Shop at http://shop.thetwinery.com/ and you may even be one of our lucky friends to win a special prize!

Visit the Poppystamps team at https://www.poppystamps.com/ for your chance to win the Frozen Flakes and Elsa Butterfly Branch dies, a $26.50 retail value. Visit both blogs to find out how to enter to win!

Your next stop is over to Anita Mulcahey’s blog at http://happypapercrafthappenings.blogspot.com/. If you find yourself distracted by the colorful creations, like our feline friend here, then here’s a list to help you find your way. Just follow the twine trail!
Poppystamps – http://poppystamps.typepad. com/
The Twinery – http://thetwinery.com/blog
Monika Wright – http://www.iloveitallwithmonikawright. com/
Tifany DeGough – http://www.inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/
Ira Huberts – http://irascreacorner.blogspot.nl/search/label/Poppystamps
Christine Meyer – http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com/
Kimberly Coleman – http://bastelnindieberge.blogspot.com/search/label/Poppystamps
DoBea Alberts – http://www.plumpoppystudio.com/blog/
Mary McMillan – http://glittergrammy.blogspot.com/search/label/PoppyStamps
Tobi Crawford – http://tobicrawford.blogspot.ca/
Michele Henderson – https://crimsonowlcreations.wordpress.com/category/poppystamps/
Anita Mulcahey – http://happypapercrafthappenings.blogspot.com/
Yvonne Dunlop – http://www.mypaperstation.blogspot.com/search/label/Poppystamps

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Forest Friend

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This little forest friend has some great news! The Poppystamps and Twinery joint blog hop is jumping with excitement! Head over to the Poppystamps Blog and learn how you can enter to win some amazing Poppystamps dies and Twinery Baker’s Twine! Hop in every day from July 24 to July 26 to see fabulous Poppystamps and Twinery inspired ideas – -three different days, three different groups of design teams!

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Day Dreaming Kitty

 

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Here’s a quick summertime kitty card for your favorite feline friend! Enjoy your warm days ahead.

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Bead Melting Mania!

Have you heard about this new craze yet, where you can actually melt Perler and Pony beads in the oven and make your own “enamel” dots? Thanks to my expert crafting friend Jeanne, who gave me a few tips, I decided to try it myself.

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There are TONS of videos on the internet that show you in great detail how to do this yourself at home, so I would recommend watching a few of them. The process itself is easy. All you have to do is line up your squishy plastic beads on a piece of parchment paper on a glass baking dish. Put them into a hot oven at 425 degrees for 20 minutes. Pull them out, let them cool for about 4 minutes then literally push them off the paper with your hand into a container. Depending on how long you let them cool determines how easy it is to slide them off the parchment. I found what works best for me.

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I went down to Michael’s and bought a big plastic container of Perler beads, the ones separated by colors into a plastic tray, about 8,000 beads total. I also bought a small bag of 500 Pony beads in mixed pastel colors. It took me about a week, (around 40 hours, seriously), but I melted ALL of them! I melted every single bead, expect for the one my Cat, Omar tried to eat, and the ones that made their escape under the couch or into the clear canister of my Dyson. Now I have that same clear compartment tray full of enamel dots . . . for less than ten bucks!

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Summertime Thank You

 

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This colorful Summertime Thank You card made its big debut as part of the Poppystamps Blog Blitz, which began on July 1st. You still have one more week to leave a comment on the Poppystamps blog for your chance to win one of the amazing new dies from their new release! See the Summertime Thank You, along with other inspiring ideas from our Poppystamps design team!

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Happy Anniversary, Hon!

 

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Happy Anniversary, my Love! Thank you for making our lives together so colorful!

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Happy Independence Day!

 

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Let freedom ring!

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