Thursday, March 20, 2014

SPRING.....Die~Namites Dies Blog Hop

Howdy Die~Namites Fan!!
We WELCOME you to our 
SPRING....a time for plans and projects Blog Hop!

We are so excited to share with you

our new Die~Namites Dies Spring Release.

Did you know Die~Namites Dies are Made in America??
and are compatible with most die-cutting machines on the 

market today. Die~Namites dies will cut cardstock,

patterned paper, fun foam, wool blend felts, craft foils
handmade papers and more!

Shimming may be required for some thicker materials,

just add one at a time and test frequently.

Do you want to keep updated on the latest releases

and creations made with our FABULOUS DIES!

You can do so by.....
“LIKE”ing us on Facebook??
Also, by becoming a Follower of our blog???

As you are hoppin’, make sure to leave a comment on each of the

Design Team Member’s blogs....

several of our Randomly chosen Gift Certificates 

will be chosen from your comments on their blogs.

You will have until Midnight EST on March 22
 to leave your comments 
and to be eligible for our
Grand Prize of a

$50 Gift Certificate

along with 

5 - $10 Gift Certificates

Are you ready to see what our Design Team has created for you??

If you have arrived here from Tonya’s blog, your are in the right place,

if not head back to the Die~Namites blog to begin the hop. 

I was blessed with a Grandson on March 12th.
When he was born I decided I wanted to
teach him a life skill....
and I have chosen to teach him how to plant a garden
and to grow his plants from seeds.

I created a book for us to chart our progress.....

My creation revolved around two AMAZING DIES!

I diecut the Spring Doily 
from a piece of Canvas Corp ~ Black on Kraft paper.

I then diecut the Sunflower Trio
twice from a piece of Canvas Corp ~ Kraft paper.
I painted the Kraft Paper diecuts with
Silk Acrylic Glaze
Mallard Green and
Spicy Tomato.

I trimmed one of the diecuts to be just the stems,
and adhered it to the whole flower image
only on the stems and moulded
the leaves for a dimensional effect.

I then, took a piece of Canvas Corp ~ Tissuestock,
I cut the Tissuestock into 12 ~ 3" x 3" piece.
Because the Tissuestock is so thin
I was able to cut multiple layers at once with the

I placed a brad in the center of the flowers and
scrunched up the layers.
Using a fan brush I painted on a bit of
of Silk Acrylic Glaze ~ Spicy Tomato
spritzed it with a bit of water,
then dried, forming as it dried!
I then adhered the flowers to the whole
diecut image.

I adhered the 
to the front of my book cover that consisted of layers of
Canvas Corp Brands ~ Burlap, Serengeti PP and E Flute.

I hope you have enjoyed our Spring Release Blog Hop!!!

another fun opportunity to win more
FANTABULOUS Die~Namites Dies!


Dunja Dücker said...

Absoluty GORGEOUS Lynne, I love what you've done with the Doily and the Flowers. It looks amazing!

Love, Dunja

marion said...

Fabulous products and love the creation you made, the colour combo is fabulous, hugs, Marion

Tonya Gibbs said...

Fantastic book cover. I love how you made the flowers!

Heather Thompson said...

Congrats on your new grandson, being a gardener myself I have to say what a wonderful chance to teach and spend much treasured time with loved ones. My children have been out in the garden since they have been born and enjoy all that gardening has to offer. I have not journaled our progress in a creative way like you plan to. What a great idea and many memories could be kept in there. Thank you for the great idea. And it looks beautiful!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Awesome Lynne!! I LOVE the flowers and how cool it will be to teach your sweet baby to grow a garden! Happy first day of spring! Is it ever going to stop snowing?!

Maurica Palacios said...

I think out of the whole blog hop this is my favorite one. I absolutely love this!

Terry L. said...

Fabulous project and a wonderful idea! Thanks!!

ionabunny said...

Love your colours and the dimensional flowers. Lovely dies

SusanK said...

Absolutely in love with the layers of the sunflowers! What a special book for you and your grandson...I think I want to share this idea with a grandmother-to-be.

ellyscard creatief said...

Absoluty gorgeous.
Love the flowers.
Gr Elly

LeeAnne Fusco said...

What a fantastic idea to share something so special. Your book is amazing and the colors are great! Such a great gift you are giving in more ways than one!!!

Crystal :) said...

OH I love how you created that flower trio! So cool!

Heather M said...

Congratulations on your grandson. My birthday is on the 14th. Such a creative project & book cover that you created!

Amante del Papel said...

amazing and beautiful cover, great job!

Anniesstampingcorner said...

Love the flowers and the colors very pretty.

ann marie said...

Love the flower in your project

Nicky Chamallow said...

j'aime bien les fleurs au style ébouriffé mais dommage que l'on ne fait qu'apercevoir le joli napperon

Nicky Chamallow said...

j'aime bien les fleurs au style ébouriffé mais dommage que l'on ne fait qu'apercevoir le joli napperon

Nancy said...

What a great idea, Lynne! And I love your book - those flowers are gorgeous!!

Carolyn said...

What a terrific idea and a fantastic way to document it. He will treasure your book and the memories it brings~

Judy Woodland said...

What a sweet thing to do for your grandson. I have 2, ages 6 & 8, and I think it would be fun to do this with them. Your creation is so beautiful, love how you have used the dies. Thanks for the great inspiration!!!

Hrvatica said...

The layers on the sunflowers are amazing. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous project.

Anonymous said...

I love the shabby look of this project. The orange flowers pop off the card. The layering is great. thanks for sharing such a pretty plaque.

Gayle W said...

What an adorable book!! The colors are great and I can tell I need to get some of that tissuestock paper, I just love that effect! Thank you so much for the inspiration!!

Regina said...

this looks gorgeous!

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations again on joining the grandparent's club! It is a wonderful club to be in and the possibilities for adventure are endless! I love how you have already started a book for your grandson. It is absolutely marvelous! I love the Sunflower Trio die and you certainly took it to a whole new level off awesomeness with your gorgeous flowers!! Love your book!! TFS!

VERO The Sahm said...

Every time I am impressive by your projects ! the layers of the sunflowers are perfect, and I love how you use burlap on the cover... Those dies are unique !!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Wowzers! This is absolutely amazing, Lynne! You are one of the best mixed media artists I know. The flowers are stunning and I love all of the natural texture from the canvas. And congrats on the new grandson!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous book, Lynne! I am amazed at the dimension of the lovely flowers you created from the Sunflower Trio die! I wouldn't have thought of that! The book will certainly be a treasure of memories!

Jean Bullock said...

Great idea to make a double layer of the flowers to create a 3D effect. the coloring looks great.

Peggy Lee said...

Fabulous my friend, simply love your cover!!!! Congrats on your new baby you

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