Thursday, September 30, 2010

It's all about........ME!!

Tuesday.......I was having a bad day.......just one of those days where it didn't seem to matter what I somehow....went wrong!! I so decided to create a layout.....not for any call, submission, DT work, etc....Just cause I wanted to!!

My kids are ALWAYS taking pictures of themselves...making some weird face or sticking out their tongue but one day I came across this picture of my son and the face wasnt' too bad. He had Photoshopped it and I loved it!!!

Now, I don't know about you but GUY pages are a real struggle cause I'm all about the flowers and such. Not only a guy, but a teenage "artsy" guy! SSSSOOOOOO....I pulled out my Tattered Angels goodies....Frost and Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist, Fanciful - Glimmer Screens and Framed Fonts.

In the lower right corner, I used Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist and the large Flourish screen. With the liquid on the screen, I stamped with the screen in the upper left corner. I scrunched up the lower right corner while it was left.

When everything was dry I painted on Frost Glimmer Mist - OMGoodness....this is my FAVORITE Glimmer Mist and it's almost gone and not available any more. Oh what will I do when it is gone???

For my "GROUPING" I used vintage items....buttons, a key and a WAY COOL gear!! all stacked on a piece of black tulle.

I took one of the frames from the Framed Fonts,
and spritzed it with both colors, then I cut it in half.

I don't know about you but I LOVE THE globs of ink on the page!!

I ran all the papers through my Distrezz-it-All....have I ever said before......I LOVE THAT MACHINE??!!?!?!!! son loved the page...EXCEPT for the picture...go figure!!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Your what???

The new challenge is up over at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog.......


Did they say sandpaper.......I love SANDPAPER. I've not used it much lately so I was oh so happy to pull out my Tim Holtz Sanding Block and then to let the fun begin!!!

I used some Tim Holtz ~ Retro Grunge papers, a bit of Vintage lace, Hero Arts ~ paper flowers, my new FAVORITE supply... Tattered Angel Glimmer Chips, along Olive Vine and Pine Cone Glimmer Mist.......

Oh and I roughed up the edges with my Distrezz-it-All, LOVE THAT TOOL, adding the special touch to the distressed look. I crumpled, spritzed, sewed, sanded and inked..........OH THE FUN I had!

The ultimate finishing touch was the stamped verbage, 


I love this saying, right where I am in life, from the Tim Holtz stamp set ~ Mini Classics.

So......put your thinking cap on and join us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge might just win a Prize or a Blinkie to proudly display on your blog!!!
Also, check out the other Design Teamies creations.........A-MAZING!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Such Great Fun!!!

Am finally recuperating from my WONDERFUL WEEKEND spent at Scrapfest with the Reminisce Girls. It was my first time meeting the girlies and what a time it was. Nonstop activity at the Make and Take booth where we created multiple projects and the Real Magic Mini Album class was a HUGE HIT!!

The nights were filled with Good Food and Tons of Laughs! A truly wonderful experience!! The time of my life.....and the best part....I get to see them all again in October!!

Thanks for the memories Reminisce!

Monday, September 20, 2010


Sunday was my 18th Anninversary.....18 wonderful years to my best friend and biggest cheerleader. As I was out of town for the first time in 18 years....I wanted to leave him with a gift to let him know how much I LOVE HIM!!!

In the creative process, I did learn a very important lesson, always apply Gesso to a untreated wood surface if you want your paint to stick. I guess didn't know that so, parts of the Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint peeled ended up creating a rather interesting effect which I really liked. I then, applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the exposed wood areas. I colored the White Prima Flowers with various Distress Inks. Using cardboard and Tim Holtz Hardware Die, I cut the hinges and keyhole and distressed them with Vintage Photo. BTW...the leaves are from Wendy Vecchi's stamp set Ticket to Art. I cut them out of cardboard, inked and Distress Stickled them.....I like em!

Head on over to Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blog and join in on the fun!!! The prize this week is a $25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp.....and ohhhhhhh the goodies they have....did you see they have Tim Holtz new products in the store!!!! AAAAAHHH!!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Winner....

of my Blog Candy for the Simon Says STAMP-TEMBER Hop is......

Nicola said...
Wow these are amazing table decorations Lynne, your use of fabrics and pumpkins are unbelievable.
Nicola -x-

Please email me your addy so we can get you gooodie to you!!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010


For the first time ever we are joining forces with our challenge blogs;
Simon Says Stamp and Show and The Simon Says Stamp Challenge to bring you a SUPER hop to celebrate the approaching fall and winter holidays and the crafting fun you can have throughout!

To help celebrate we will be giving a $100 SHOPPING SPREE to the winner of this hop!

The theme for both challenges this week will be HOLIDAY FUN. Your entry can be Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas themed. You can make anything you like … a card, an ATC, a Scrapbook layout … the possibilities are endless!

At each Design Team member’s blog you will find a clue, you need to collect all the clues to form a code. The complete code will be your password to enter the Grand Prize draw. At each blog you will need to leave a comment and on the last blog you must leave a direct link to the project you have made for this challenge. The Blog hop will start at 10:00 am (Ohio time) on September 8th, 2010 at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog and will finish on September 15th, 2010 at 10:00 am (Ohio time) on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. During the hop you will visit all of the Design Team member’s blogs and each blog will tell you where to go next for the following clue! If you lose your way at any time a full list of all the participating blogs with links will be available on Simon Says Stamp and Show … just remember you need to keep the clues in the correct order. Once you have made your project and linked it to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog you need to comment your link number together with the correct code in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog under the comments section of that week in order to be entered into the draw.
Added bonus! You will have a chance to win goodies from each HOP! Each DT member will be giving away an ingredient to make their creation, so don’t forget to comment throughout your hop!

The winner will be randomly drawn from all the correct answers for the Grand Prize next Wednesday. Remember you must have entered the Challenge and completed the blog hop to be eligible to win this $100 SHOPPING SPREE- courtesy of Simon Says Stamp Store!! 

My favorite season is Fall, so I chose to create a Thanksgiving table decoration. I started out with  decorative pumpkins. 

All of the fabric on the larger where neutral color and colored with Distress Reinker Mixtures, Mini Mister, Distress Reinker and Perfect Pearls. Using my Tattered Floral Die, I created flowers using multiple mediums, cardboard, fabric, coffee filters. They also were colored using my Distress Reinker Mixtures, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Dried Marigold.

For the smaller pumpkin, I stamped on a piece of linen with the Tree Design Block, then spritzed the fabric with Rusty Hinge. Once again I used a variety of flowers and a piece of colored seam binding.

My blog hop giveaway is a Distress Reinker, Perfect Pearls and a Mini you too can create such goodness!! So....DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT

OK so here is my clue......


Now head on over to LORI'S continue with the hop....

If you have just happened upon this wonderous event.....
go to SIMON SAYS STAMP AND SHOW to start at the beginning!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Love Ya!!

I spent a few moments this morning in blogland, before my kitting and instruction writing for an upcoming class....and ended up at Studio L3....a pretty cool place dedicated to Tim Holtz book, A Compendium of Curiosities. This week the focus is on page 65.....Grungepaper Flowers.....OH I LOVE GRUNGEPAPER!  So, I decided to play along....

I am very addicted to all things Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge with the addition of Crushed Olive and Pumice Stone (my first go at this color!)......oh what yummolish colors for these flowers!! Do you see my Grungepaper Roses nestled in there???

As we are entering the Fall season, my thoughts drift to Thanksgiving and the season of Thankfulness!!! I created this tag because I am THANKFUL for my faithful followers!! and just wanted to say Love Ya!! your wonderful comments and words of encouragement! Thank You!!

Makes sure to stop back by tomorrow after 10:00 am EST as things will be "A HOPPIN' " and you won't want to miss it!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

my time is up........

This is my last post showcasing my creations for the ZutterZisters......(booo hooo) but this won't be my last post of my creations using their fabulous products....I can tell you that!! My Zisters are such a creative bunch and I will miss working and communicating with them!

So let's get to it....I have been playing with Luminarte H20's and oh the fun I've been having!! I stamped, painted and colored with them and was thoroughly impressed with this product!! I also used Creative Imaginations Real Wood for the background and flower!! I then adhered my creation to a CoverAll....Speaking of which....did you know there is a sale on CoverAlls going check it out!!

Another little discussed Zutter tool is the DreamKutz....cut your inside pages with amazing precision and speed!! A must have! And as always....the DISTREZZ-IT-ALL!!! LOVE THAT THING!! How did I ever create without it!

Head on over to the ZutterZister gallery to check out my other projects and creations by the other AMAZINGLY creative ZutterZisters!!