Thursday, May 21, 2015

Another of my MISFITS!

I knew I had a grueling day of computer....
but FIRST I needed to get my head right
in a VERY SHORT period of time!

When I use texture mediums through my stencils
there is ALWAYS leftover "stuff" that I prefer NOT
to put back into the jars. So I have a pile of
tags,  file folders and cards that I apply
my 'tovers to. So I pulled out one of those file folders...

I then went to my bucket of 'tovers!
All the little pieces parts that didn't make it onto
on of my creations....but instead
thrown into a rather large bucket.

Look at all the "this and thats" 
on my card!

What do you do with your 'tovers??
I think I need to use my 'tovers a bit more often!!

Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe Memorial Day Weekend!
Take a moment to remember those who GAVE ALL
so we can have our FREEDOM!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

soooo MUCH has been going on!!!

Hello my friends and fans!!

I have a saying.....
Not all BAD things....are BAD!

when you get past the moment....
some how....
some way...
things just work out!

I had one of those BAD things happen to me RECENTLY...
and SOOO MANY exciting things have happened SINCE.
In April, I had the opportunity to attend
StencilU facilitated by The Crafter's Workshop.

WHAT an AMAZING group of woman!!!
The event was attended by past and current design team members.
Cheryl Boglioli our FABULOUS DT Coordinator
the ohhhh so generous Tami Sanders
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer...what a WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE!
the super creative Karenliz Henderson
my AMAZING roomie Rachel Kleinman
and the talented Keri Sallee
(missing Jaime Echt ~ our amazing host)

One of our exercises was to create a demo....
then perform it for the class.

Here is my sample....SOOO NOT ME!

I went to this event with the idea,
I wanted to learn as much as I could
and I wanted to try something outside my box!
And I did both!

I learned so MUCH from each of the
participants and the teachers.

Before all the PEEPS left,
we created a piece of artwork to leave behind.
I used alot of goodies that were in a
a box given to each participant by Tami Sanders.
I did sneak in a flower on this one!

We received a coveted The Crafter's Workshop apron
for participating in this awesome event.

Thank you The Crafter's Workshop

Monday, May 18, 2015


I just came across this post in
DRAFT FORM....been there awhile!!
I will share it anyways!

Can I just say I am SOO HAPPY
we are in the month of March.
We lived through the coldest winter
on record, here in New Hampshire
with lots and lots of snow!
I truly enjoyed this month's DT package,
full of bright and cheery Petaloo blooms
and an assignment of a "Spring Project"!
I pulled out a 4 x 6 Canvas Panel
and created the background by painting
on various colors of Perfect Paint ~
Shimmering Matte Artist Acrylic
that matched the Burlap Blossoms
Ivory and
I chose to use.
I colored the edges of an Ivory Burlap Blossom
to match the Antique Rose Forget Me Nots,
And how cute are the
Teastained Yellow Darjeeling Petites!?!
I will patiently awaiting the arrival of Spring...
and the blossoms because....


Textured Elements  ~ Burlap
Burlap Blossoms
Premier Darjeeling
Petites ~ Yellow
Premier Penny Lane
Forget Me Nots ~ Antique Rose
Shimmering Matte Acrylic Paint
Bright Pink
Bright Gold
Moss Green
Large Ivy Die
Tattered Angels
Pure Mistable Papers
Tweed ~White
Gold Glitter Paste
Brick Background

Friday, April 24, 2015

Hoppin' into Spring with Tombow.....

Hello and Welcome to the Tombow USA and Die-Namites Blog Hop! 

You probably got here from Latrice Murphy’s blog
but if you stumbled across my blog go the Tombow USA Blog to start! 

Here is my creation....

I am going to tell you....
this was my first time playing with Tombow's Liquid Adhesive!


I began by painting a 5 x 7 Art Canvas with Perfect Paints.
through the Crafter's Workshop's ~ Tattting Stencil
with a sponge, applied some Vintage Glitter Glass


With my background complete, I let the DIE~CUTTING begin!!

Using Die~Namites Dies and CCB Kraft Paper, I cut several

and Die~Namites Dies ~ Small Ivy and CCB Tweed ~ White,
I cut (3)...

Lastly, I die~cut (1) Die~Namites Dies ~ Summer Branch
from CCB Linen ~ White

Do you see the super cute white flowers??

They were created by cutting many layers of CCB TissueStock

and applying a dab of Tombow's Mono ~ Multi Liquid Glue
to hold the layers together. Using a fan brush, I applied more
Mono ~ Multi Liquid Glue to the edges of my newly made flowers
and sprinkled on a bit of Vintage Glitter Glass.
I loved the look SOOO much I repeated the process
on the Petaloo Botanica Bloom.

I adhered all my pieces parts to the background

I hope you enjoyed my creation and
experiment with Tombo's Mono Adhesives.

The Die-Namites prize is: $25.00 Gift Certificate.

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and Die-Namites on Facebook! 

YOUR NEXT STOP IS Die-Namites Dies Blog

Here is the line up in case you get lost.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Watering Can Creations!

I wanted to share with you two pieces I created
for the Canvas Corp Brands CHA booth
using the "Watering Can" Collection.....soooo ME!
Watering Can Banner by Lynne Forsythe

Watering Can Banner by Lynne Forsythe
I began by folding over, approx 2.5", the top of
(5) Canvas Corp Brands ~ Diamond Burlap Shape
and using a Tiny Attacher, stapled it near the point.
Plant, Grow, Harvest Banner by Lynne Forsythe
Using Spellbinders ~ Spiral Blossom One, I die cut (5) flowers from
Canvas Corp Brands ~ Bikes and Baskets on Ivory paper.
Plant, Grow, Harvest Banner by Lynne Forsythe
I then applied Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist ~ Cranberry Zing
to the edges of my flower,
followed by spraying the entire flower with
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist ~ Cadillac Pink.
Plant, Grow, Harvest Banner by Lynne Forsythe
I die cut DieNamites Dies ~ Large Ivy and Summer Branch
from Canvas Corp Brands ~ Green on Ivory and Yellow on Ivory paper.
Plant, Grow, Harvest Banner by Lynne Forsythe
I compiled my banner shape and accented with
Canvas Corp Brands ~ Garden Sayings on Ivory.
I then threaded Canvas Corp Brands ~ Fringe through the banner shapes
to complete my banner.
Plant, Grow, Harvest Banner by Lynne Forsythe
Here are a few close up of my project.
Watering Can Banner by Lynne Forsythe
Watering Can Banner by Lynne Forsythe
My second project!
Bloom Box by Lynne Forsythe
I began my project with an 8 x 8 Shadow Box.
I cut a piece of Canvas Corp Brands ~ Bikes and Baskets on Ivory
to fit in the Shadow Box.
I then applied an image from Garden Sayings on Ivory
onto a 4"x4" Stretched Canvas.
Bloom Box by Lynne Forsythe
I then pulled out some of my BRIGHT AND CHEERY
Canvas Corp Brands papers to create my floral array!
Bloom Box by Lynne Forsythe
I then diecut various floral shapes to create my flowers
along with a bit of ivy!
Bloom Box by Lynne Forsythe

Bloom Box by Lynne Forsythe
I hope you've enjoyed my Creations!!
Hope you have a CREATIVE DAY!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

When you KNOW.....

HAPPY Monday Petaloo Fans....
I am honored to lead off the
Petaloo/Marion Smith Blog Hop.
I have to tell hat goes off
to Cheryl Cohen for putting together
such an AMAZING DT box for me
BEAUTIFUL PETALOO Botanica Blooms...
and Marion Smith's ~ Timekeeper Collection.
When you know by Lynne Forsythe
Do you agree with me?
For my project I went BIG!
An 11 x 14 Canvas!
When you know by Lynne Forsythe
I just love this color combo of....
Peach, Brown, Teal and Yellow Botanica Blooms
with a bit of Velvet Hydrangeas mixed in!!
When you know by Lynne Forsythe
The background of my canvas is
Marion Smiths ~ Antique Emporium.
JUST GORGEOUS paper. I then stenciled
over the paper with Perfect Paints Texture Mediums
through The Crafter's Workshop Stencils.
When you know by Lynne Forsythe
The Botanica Floral Ephemera is the PERFECT
addition to my super sized floral cluster.
When you know by Lynne Forsythe 
Hope you've enjoyed my canvas!!
Make sure to pop back everyday this week to
see other GREAT CREATIONS by the
Petaloo Design Team!!

Product List:
Petaloo Botanica CollectionSugared Blooms x 4
Teal & Mocha
Botanica Blooms x 4
Sugared Minis x 11
Teal & Mocha
Botanica Minis x 11
Floral Ephemera ~ Peach
Velvet Hydrangeas ~ Blue

Marion SmithTimepiece Collection
The Crafter's Workshop
TCW548 Herbarium
TCW487 Alhambra
TCW427 Quatrefoil Reversed

Perfect PaintsShimmering Stucco
Polishing Plaster ~ Apricot Lily
Weathered Plaster ~ Burnt Brick
Perfect Glaze Medium
Shimmering Matte Acrylic
Moss Green & Aged Copper

RangerMulti Medium ~ Matte

Friday, April 3, 2015

Fragment Fun!!

I LOVE trying new things!!
I'm not very familiar with Fragments,
so I thought I would pull out a few
and try various techniques.......
I began by taping down the
3 Fragments I had chosen
TCW2069 Bokeh Fragment
TCW2072 Easter Egg Fragment
TCW2056 Scribbled Rose
to my work surface overtop my tag.
Fragment Play by Lynne Forsythe
For my first tag I applied a layer of
Perfect Paints ~ Polishing Plaster Texture Medium ~ Organic Sugar
through my Fragments.
I then smeared Gelatos all over the dried tag
and blended the color with water.
I liked how this tag came out!
Fragment Fun by Lynne Forsythe
I couldn't wait to move onto my next tag.
I once again taped down my fragments.
This time I placed puddles of
Perfect Paints ~ Shimmering Matte Acrylic
on my craft mat and applied it over
the fragments with a stencil sponge.
I lifted up the fragments to reveal
this FABULOUS tag!!!
For my last tag, I chose to color the tag first
with various Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist.
I then taped down my fragments and applied
Perfect Paints ~ Shimmering Matt Acrylic ~ Shadow
over my fragments with a stencil sponge.
Now how COOL is that??!??!
Fragment Fun by Lynne Forsythe
I hope you enjoyed my creative journey....
now what will I try next???
In case you are wondering....
this is what I did with 2 of the tags.
Fragment Fun by Lynne Forsythe