Tuesday, December 29, 2009

What a Surprise...to say the least!!!

This is what I saw this morning when I opened a blog...


Grand Prize:

Lynne Forsythe

Needless to say.....I WAS SHOCKED....

Here is the winning layout.....

I am so excited to be a part of this team....!!!!!

Congrats to all the other WINNERS!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

It's here...in more way than one...

So...the big day is over!!! All the scurrying...baking...fretting....wrapping....sending....etc has come to an end...the big finale!!! Christmas morning.....My son had asked...."what do you need when you wake up so we can get right to the presents"....my response....COFFEE!!!! I'm not sure who was up earliest....me or the kids...so, I'll call it a draw....tried to go back to sleep...but NO!!! So...coffee it was!!

Once the coffee was made and disbursed...new batteries in the camera...everyone situated....the games began...I played Santa this year and passed out the gifts...we initiated a tradition very early on...we take our time, savoring each gift and enjoying what everyone gets!!! and then it was over.

We were truly blessed this year!! The Merriest of Christmases it was!!! I so love my family, cherish my new found health.....and am blessed with awesome friends!!!

Here is a little ditty I created for my hubbola for Christmas....using the AMAZING Pink Paislee...Cupid Collection....ohhhh the lusciousness!!! And he did like it!! When my new camera arrives I will create a my first video tutorial on how I made the paper flower. It should be here this week...YIPPEE!!!

PS....Happy and Safe New Year to all!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009


The tree is finally decorated....the sugar cookies baked, decorated and ALL eaten.....presents wrapped...

OK...and I'm just a mess.....a funny....I was upset because I couldn't find my peel and stick tags...thinkin' now I need to go to the store and buy more.... DUH....WHY DON'T I JUST MAKE SOME?!?!?!!? I think I have the technology....ya think?

Another funny.....when we got our tree....brought it home...put it up and realized it took up most of the living room (my husband couldn't see the TV from his seat on the couch)....so I fixed it.....cut all the limbs off the back side of the tree and pushed it up against the wall....placing the limbs outside to work with later. I brought them in and threw them in the tub, as they had become snow encrusted.

The next day....I was thinkin'....boy, our tree sure smells super good...went to get my limbs...and by golly there they were, on the heat....hence the amazing smell that was wafting through my house....needless to say, I lost some of my branches but I was able to rescue a few branches to create this swag.....

I said all of this to say.....Have a Merry Christmas....make the most of what comes your way....and just think....you could be having a baby in a barn with a bunch of bleating sheep!!!

Remember.....Jesus is the Reason for the season!!!

PS....OMW....I guess if one is going to use "Comment Moderation" they should know how it works.....YOU THINK?!?!?!!? I had thought it rather strange I hadn't had ANY comments lately...by golly...signed in the am and there they were....11 of them.....thank you ladies for you wonderful words....NOW I KNOW HOW IT WORKS!!! hehehehehehe

Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Friday!!!

Whoo it's Friday...not that that means much to me as I work every Saturday....GOTTA LOVE RETAIL!!! it's keeps me with my discount!!! so no complaints here...

So, at Let's Capture These Sketches we have a Guest Designer this week....Beth aka CrafterBeth!! She created an amazing sketch to work with...(am having problems down loading it so you will need to go to the blog)! Also, both teams are playing so....tons of inspiration!!!

As you may know, I have been following Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of Christmas.....OH THE AWESOMENESS!!! So, I'm kinda stuck on using the Maya Road Christmas Chipboard...and gussying it up!!! Hence the Christmas tree!! have we seen this somewhere before?!?!?!

I also decided to use a slightly unconventional embellishment.....Christmas Berries!!! Yes, I know my pages are WAY THICK!!! Another cool thing I did was create the scrunched up tulle behind the "25"! You see, if you heat it with a Heat Tool....it melts....WAY COOL!!! be careful....it happens quickly!

I got all the yummy papers and embellies for a kit I ordered from Timeless DayDreams!!! It was full of Prima Goodness and Pink Paislee Awesomeness!!!

I hope that every ones holiday season is a wonderful one....Happy Hanukkah....Merry Christmas....to all...and remember the reason for the season!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Time to toot my horn again!!!

So I got this email this morning....We have this going up today....meaning my "Pure Delight" Table Topper! It is being posted on ScrapScene...."The who's who of Scrapbooking!" How very cool!!!

I've been creating away....I received my kit from Timeless Daydreams....OMW...the beauty of it!!! I've created two layouts and two cards....My DH pulled out some older photos of when the kiddos were younger and "suggested" I begin scrappin' them...he's sooooo SMART!! I found this AWESOME family picture taken in 1999 (we think)! Aren't we soooo cute!!!

Now I must say I truly had fun creating the embellishments for this layout!!

For the first time I got to use Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens....and oh the fun of it!!! I already was totally in love with Glimmer Mist...now just the icing on the cake!!

Nextly, I created the ornament! I've been watching Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas and it inspired me! I took a Maya Road Chipboard Ornament, ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Victoria Embossing Folder. I then, inked it using Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. Lastly, I applied Rock Candy Stickles to the raised areas. For a little added extra, I adhered a beautiful piece of beautiful lace.

Pink Paislee has a paper called Postcard...on there is the cutest little tree...so I just decided to use that idea to create a larger version. To accent it, I created a flower made from an old book page, a unknown paper and glimmer mist!

The rest of the yumminess is Pink Paislee and the bird is by Prima!

Hope I have inspired you to pull out some photos of the past...create some embellishments....and just have fun!!!


Friday, December 4, 2009

It's my Sketch...

I am beside myself today....on Let's Capture these Sketches....it is my sketch that everyone is using...and let me tell...THEY ROCKED THIS SKETCH!!! I am very humbled, proud and doing the happy dance!!!

This is my sketch....I am so excited Santa is bringing me a Mac and Photoshop for Christmas so I can create more professional looking sketches....so for now you get a hand drawn one!! It all works...right!

Our sponsor for this month is ZvA Creative...the beautiful pearl flourish just added the finishing touch to my layout. Here is my take on the sketch...

When I was chosen to be on the Let's Capture These Sketches Design team, I received my first assignment and SURPRISE....it was to create a sketch. So, I created this sketch, but I got ssssooooo excited I created a layout following the sketch to find out later, we would have monthly sponsors. Needless to say, only people visiting my blog will see my first take on my sketch....hehehehehe!!!

How about that flower.....can you believe it is made from hearts? I must tell you though...it will not fit in an album!!! Helen Croft has the best flower tutorials...I must say!!

I would SSSOOOO love it if ya'll would play along.....post a link on to this post by Saturday, December 12 and a I will draw a WINNER of a yet to be determined RAK!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Challenge.....

Hello Ladies.....

I don't know about you but I had the most amazing Thanksgiving this year....I haven't looked forward to a holiday in quite a while....but this year...was different...I was headache free and just loving being with my family, eating taste bud tingling food and creating with my 5 year old niece Sarah!!! (I can't believe I don't have any pictures of her creations!!)

So I couldn't wait to create this layout for the next DreamGirl Challenge....

"FAMILY"......{whatever family means to you!}
Prompt: The word Happy needs to be some where on your layout.
Prompt: All about your family and what that means for you.
Product: Use Ric Rac and journaling spots.

So this is the layout I came up with...

Now...I have to tell you...not sure where my head was for the last challenge...I only used ONE of the prompts/techniques/product...."A List of Ten"...I started creating and forgot all about the rest. One of the things I was supposed to do was use mixed up letters....so I carried the "Product" over to this layout!

Hope you enjoy this as much as I did making it!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009



My gal pal Dolores, CoFounder of DreamGirls, and her friend Michelle, have started up the MOST AMAZING KIT CLUB....the premier kit came out TODAY....and let me tell you it is FABULOUS!! Can you tell that I am rather excited about this....the items in the kits are absolutely YUMMILICOUS!! Here it is....

So.....you need to hop on over to Timeless DayDreams and get yours today!!! I am!!! I did!!

You can also pop on over Doroles' blog to see her mad creations using the kit!!! or Pinky's blog to see her Advent Calendar!! oohhhhhhlalalalala!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Needing your help!!!

OK...all my blogland friends....I am needing your help!!!

I have submitted an entry into Michael's Homemade Holidays.....follow this link.....
below the picture are 5 shapes....choose the # of shape ratings you would like to give my project....of course 5 would be wonderful...

This is the important part....all shapes must be red...then hit your return/enter key!!

Thank you soooo very much for your help!!

PS...am checking interest in teaching this at Generations of Memories...if you are interested give me a call!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

On the Fourth Day of Christmas....

A Zutter Zister gave to me.....Christmas tags to accent the gifts I'll be giving at Christmas this year.

I started with Graphic 45 Christmas Past Tags.....then used my Bind It All to punch holes that I embellished with ribbon....my Rivet Hole Punch Tool and Setter to create accent holes....oh the possibilities are endless!!!

So, pull out some old Christmas cards, wrapping paper....or whatever you can put your hands on!! And create, create, create!!!

I am TOTALLY looking forward to seeing your creations......So upload your picture to Zutter Zisters . You will have until Midnight December 14th to upload your creations to be eligible then link to here.

Santa Tag....

Using the Graphic 45 Christmas Past Tag.

Punch holes down right side.

Using three pieces of sheer ribbon, weave between two hole and tie off.

Adhere to handmade maroon tag.

Punch hole through tags, loop through hole.

Create third tag, adhere tags together.

Rooftop Tag....

Punch out tag.

Fold a piece of cardstock in half to create background tag.

Adhere tag to front of tag and then punch hole through tag.

Feed ribbon through and staple.

Paint sky with Stickles.

With Smooch....accent rooftops.

I then punched holes around the edge with my Rivet Hole Punch and accented with Bling.


Punch out tag.

Create background tag from cardstock.

Using the Bind it All, punch holes down both sides of above tag.

Weave ribbon through holes.

Punch hole in tag and attach tags together with a rivet.

Adhere ribbon to back of tag at rivet.

Accent tag using Smooch.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


It has been just CRAZY for the last two weeks....who knew that working one more day each week would be soooooo difficult!! Today is the last day of the craziness...then can you hardly believe it.....IT WILL BE THANKSGIVING!!! I am so excited to be spending time with my sssssseeeeester and her family for a few days....and creatin' with the Kiddos....will have to post pictures!

So what's going on?!?!?! Let's Capture These Sketches has put up the next sketch....I had sooo much fun with this one!!! (don't I always?)

So I went leafing through my box of pictures....trying to scrap the pictures I've printed and not print anymore yet!!

I came across an AWESOME picture of my mom and I on my 46th B-day. My husband felt I needed a PARTY after all I had been through with my brain surgery!!! He's a keeper!!

So, my layout isn't exactly like the sketch but it encompasses the jist of it...and that's what SKETCHES ARE ALL ABOUT!!!

So...pull out some paper and embellies and play along....I would love to see your take on Susan's awesome Sketch!!

Now....over at DreamGirls...we just had another challenge put up... It wasn't my challenge but as usual I played along!!!

So here it is... Challenge #41

Alright, let's get this party started!

This week is a fun challenge, we want you to play along, we loved making our layouts and hope you find some inspiration in this challenge, that is what it's all about.

Prompt: "List It!" Use a 1-10 list on your layout, could be your favourite films, or reasons you love someone, or ten facts...

Technique: "Clearly yours" - using a clear scrapping element - like punched overlay etc...

Product: "Mix It Up" Mix up alphabets - use multi alpha stickers/ dies/ fonts etc etc. We cannot wait to see how you interpret this challenge!

OMW...so I JUST reread this....and I only followed the prompt....OOOOOPS....Got in a groove and missed all the rest I guess....IT'S THAT BLONDE THING AGAIN!!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

the 12 days of Christmas...

There is some way cool happenings going on over at Zutter Zisters ! Here is the info....

With the holidays fast approaching we wanted to share with you some great Holiday projects and gifts you can create with your Bind-It-All.

Starting November 19th join us for daily inspirations and challenges for 12 days.

Upload your creations by December 14th at midnight and you can win!

I hope you can join in and share your creations with all if us.

PS...I will be showing the Gift Tags I created.....November 22. So check it out and join in on the fun!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Whoo hoo...

OK Girlies....here is the first sketch for the Capture These Sketches DT....and I couldn't wait to create a layout...even though it's not my team...I STILL HAD TO PLAY ALONG!

The sketch was created by Ann...

So, of course, there is a story behind my layout....wouldn't be me otherwise!

My mother in love sent me some pictures of my kiddos with Pop! (my husbands dad). You see....Pop passed away 2 years ago...right around Christmastime. Needless to say, the pictures made me cry as they were both taken with Pop in their very younger years...I was spending the day at a Croptopia event in Morrisville, VT to benefit the Lamoille Area Cancer Network, what better time to create this layout. Boy, I had fun with this one to say the least....enough of my ramblings...here it is!

For the layout I used:
PAPERS by Basic Grey - Wassill and
Little Yellow Bicycle.
Don't you just love the flower...here the link to the instructions.

Chipboard by Fancy Pants painted with
Distress Crackle Painted, "Tarnished Brass".

Sheet music from a vintage Hymnal.

American Crafts - Thickers

Ranger - Distress Ink

Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist - Gold

So....play along with us at Capture These Sketches...leave a link on the blog, so everyone can see your AMAZINGNESS!

Monday, November 9, 2009

A BIG thank you and a Winner....

Well Ladies....
THANK YOU for making the Capture these Sketches Blog Hop SUCH AN AMAZING SUCCESS!!!
THANK YOU for your AWESOME comments!!
THANK YOU to all who became a follower of my blog!!!

The winner of the Bo Bunny Snowy Serenade Blog Candy is
Rochelle...please email me your mailing address so I can send you your GOODIES!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

some problems...

There seems to be some problems with broken links....if you start at the Sketch Blog go to the next blog...then go back to the Sketch Blog and click on the next blog in line....you should be able to get through the entire Blog Hop....sorry 'bout the issues!!


Saturday, November 7, 2009

It's a Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the CAPTURE THESE SKETCHES blog hop!!!

Didn't know it was going on? No problem! Please feel free to join in anyway!

To start, please go to the Capture These Sketches blog. Visit each of the blogs in the order given! Leave a comment on each blog and return to the sketch blog. Leave a comment there telling us you have completed the blog hop and your name will be put into a draw for some fun goodies by the blog sponsor Let's Capture Our Memories!

Along the way you may also have chances to win prizes from the individual blog owners, so make sure to read each blog post!

My Name is Lynne Forsythe and I live in New Hampshire.

Here are 10 facts about me:
I am a New Hampshire Native....there is a law protecting that title!

I've been married for 17 years to Walter and we have two children...Melysa 16 and Douglas 14. (Is that more than 1 fact?)

I am on the Zutter Zister DT....and on Dreamgirls Challenge

I went to college for Interior Design and have never worked in that field...

I have been scrapbooking for a little over 4 years!

I luv to grow perennials from seed....

My Favorite.....can't live without scrapbook items are:
My Ink Blending Tool, ALL the Distress Inks which would
not be complete without my Craft Mat!!

I am sssssssssooooo EXCITED to be a part of such an
AMAZING team of exceptionally women! SKETCH ON!!

Hers is my take on our first sketch created by our FEARLESS LEADER.....Tina ;)

The papers I used in this layout was none other than........ Sassafras Las.....love them guys!

Now don't forget to leave a post for one opportunity to win this AWESOME blog candy...and if you become a follower you will have second opportunity to win THIS....

So....without further adieu...........Here is the blog hop order!!

Sketch Blog

Tina's Blog

Calia's Blog

Lynne's Blog

Darlene's Blog

Tara's Blog

Ann's Blog

Allison's Blog

Susan's Blog

Back to the Sketch Blog

Thanks for playing along, and now you can hop on over to Darlene's blog....and have fun!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009


So I found I had a DRAFT in my blog list....so this actually is posting number 99!

There have been some issues with the DESIGN TEAM at Capture these Sketches....one of the members daughter is VERY sick....so we have postponed the Blog Hop until tomorrow...! Pray her daughter gets well quickly!!!

PLEASE stop back by tomorrow to join us! And thank you for your patience and understanding!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Lots going on.....don't miss it!!!

OK....there's lots going on in the next week!...so don't miss it.....

#1. Let's Capture These Sketches is having a Blog Hop...
Nov 6 - 7pm EST to Nov 8 - 7PM EST

#2. A Giveaway.....This is my 99th post...can you hardly believe it? I can't, I had no idea where this ride would take me when I started this blog over a year ago....I have met some amazing women, from all over the world, I never would have had the opportunity to!!

Here is a picture of the AWESOME BLOG CANDY I will be giving away.....YUMMILICIOUS BOBUNNY! Just arrived last week!

I will be celebrating my 100th post and I would also like to build my followers. So, for this special occasion......I've decided to have to have my GIVEAWAY coincide with the Capture these Sketches Blog Hop. (There will be a giveaway there also!!!)

So....LEAVE A COMMENT....have a chance to win, BECOME A FOLLOWER....another chance to win...If you are already a follower...you will also be entered for a second chance to win.

I will choose a WINNER on Monday, November 9th.

#3. The DREAMGIRLS are at it again with the next Challenge.....Now I had a really hard time with this challenge...because it was about ME! I can crank out the pages about everyone else!!! This layout was torn apart twice...if you look real close you can tell...SOOOO this was my final product!

I did have tons of fun working with my Tim Holtz - Distress Stickles, Basic Grey - Autumn Bliss and Robin's Nest - Dew Drops!!! I realized when I was FINALLY DONE.....READY TO UPLOAD....I didn't even have a picture of my husband on my page.....SORRY HONEY!!


Usually we scrap our family, friends, pets, or even ourselves but today's challenge is a little but different and of course fun! This challenge is to scrap your every day life.Thinking outside the box, not just your family and friends but your real every day life.

Prompt: Multi Photo Layout-showing daily aspects of your life, signs of you from your home,for example...your shoes by the back door, your wine glass on the table, your favorite books on the shelf, or your favorite CD ready to play in the player.

Technique: Doodle or write on your photograph.

Product: Use a photograph that has a reflection of you in it, a mirror image.

Monday, October 26, 2009

At it AGAIN!!!

So...I was just braggin on this site today.....
Capture These Sketches Sketch Team Term 2!!

Returning we have... (besides myself and that would be Tina...of course...)

Darlene Dion (Nova Scotia)

Calia Yang (Georgia, US)

Tara Thynner (Ontario, Canada)

Allison Cope (BC, Canada)

New to the team are...

Lynne Forsythe (New Hampshire, US)

These girls are MEGA talented! They will blow you away!!! So, join us the first weekend in Nov for our very first sketch reveal and... a BLOG HOP!!! More info to come on that later...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Been havin' some fun!!!

So.... I noticed I had been in a rut...and as I always say, "Using a Good Sketch will help get you out of a rut!!!"... so I popped over to my new FAVE sketch site....Capture these Sketches and decided to play along with them!!! I went through lots of sketches before I found on that would really stretch me...it was a sketch with LOTS OF WHITE SPACE. I chose Sketch #2 by Natalie and here is my take on this sketch.

I decided to try doing something different with ribbon so I came up with this little ditty!!! I folded the ribbon and tied it together with a Vintage Thread.

The paper used is by My Minds Eye...Spider Web and Creative Imaginations Diecut.

Of course, I had to use a splash of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Copper!! and my ALL TIME FAVORITE saying!!!

"We don't remember days, we remember moments" Cesare Pavese.

So....pop on over...pick a sketch and try it out...I would love to see the page you create!!!

I also had the opportunity to teach at a Scrapbook Retreat put on by Scrappin' Soul Sisters at the Beacon. I got to see some of my gal pals....Paula and Pauline...the theme of the weekend was, "What happens at the Beacons, stays at the Beacon". Tooooo Funny! Thank you to the ladies who took my class....I taught this class...see my Oct 18th post....I might just have to teach it at Generations of Memories....so ladies, this is post #97...in my next post I will show a pict of the RAK I will be giving away....till then CREATE...IT'S A GREAT THOUGHT DIVERTER!