Thursday, March 31, 2011


There is another card sketch up at Let's Capture These Sketches!!

It is a wonderful sketch #26 created by Rusha.

The possibilities are limitless!!

Here is my take on her sketch.......

I created a ruffle effect by sewing down the center of a piece of pleated paper. I then went back in and lifted the edges to add a bit of depth to the card.

The rosette behind the flower was created by punching along the edge of a strip of paper and scoring at intervals.....great effect!!

I die cut some flowers for Crinoline and colored them with various Distress Reinker Mixtures.

.........and the papers.......OH you must know....
by Lily Bee Designs.......
Don't you JUST LOVE THEM???

So put on your thinkin' caps.......pull out some supplies and create a sure to link it to blog post!! Can't wait to see whatcha create~

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

She's a BEAUTY.....

....and I made her using Lily Bee Design papers,
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesives, Vintage zippers and lace, 
and a few punches.
OMW.......I had so much fun with these papers!!

This was my first time working with Lily Bee papers, can I just say....
I LOVE THEM!!! The diverse patterns, the FABULOUS colors....
A~MAZING to say the least!!

I used papers from several different collections on my "LADY"
and they all meshed together BEAUTIFULLY!!

Last, but NEVER least
......I created a flower to accent "HER" bustier!!
A little paper, a little Crinoline, a bit of coloring with Scattered Straw and a brad to accent!

I just LOVE "HER" bright Springy me hope that the 2 feet of snow still in my yard will GO AWAY........and be replaced with green grass!! A girl can dream right!!

I hope you have enjoyed my "LADY" as much as I did creating her......
had to release all the pent up CREATIVITY from the weekend!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

a HAT????

A hat you say.......
Well this challenge had me a bit stumped....then I caught a picture of Kate Middleton and one of her "bonnets" and I had a brainstorm.

So, I pulled out my Distress Stains, Vintage Glitter Glass, Sticky Back Canvas, a Jump Ring, Princesca Hardware and Wendy Vecchi ~ Art Rules Stamps! And there you have it........A FLOWER HAT card!

Were you just TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY by the TEAMIES creations this week??? I know I was!!

So......what can you think up for........a HAT??

Now, head on over to Simon Says Stamp and Show and show off your creation!! It could win you one of these.....
from Simon Says Stamp

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Capture Spring Break.....Blog Hop

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Thank you for joining us as we try and Capture Spring Break!!

If you have happened upon my blog please pop on over to 
Let's Capture These Sketches to begin the hop.

You should have arrived from Simtha's Blog

Please join the new sketch team as we take a journey to a popular Spring Break location. Pack up your scrapbook goodies and hop along each blog. Be sure to keep your eye open for a letter posted on the blogs and be sure to post comments as you go.

Once you are done, please comment on the LCOM Sketch Blog and unscramble the letters to find out our destination. Now... some of the members couldn’t make the trip and didn’t post a letter. Let us know who couldn’t join us for an extra chance to win!

Grab a drink and let’s get this party started!

Here is my take on the Blog Hop Sketch!!

My name is Lynne Forsythe and I hail for the little but beautiful state of New Hampshire where I reside with two teenage children. I  began my paper crafting journey a little over 5 years ago and what a WONDERFUL journey it has been. I work part time at my LSS, Generations of Memories, where I teach/design for, buy for....well pretty much everything except pay the bills...hehehe. I am on several manufacturer design teams and have been published a few times, my all time dream is to be in Somerset Memories.  I would typify my creating style as Shabby INKY Grunge. Most of all....I LOVE FLOWERS and greatly enjoy creating handmade flowers.

Now hop on over the Let's Capture These Sketches Blog  and leave a comment!!......
Then unscramble those letter to find the "VACATION DESTINATION"
and the names of those who didn't go on vacation.

........and by the way....
Email your answers to and put 
LCOM Blog Hop in the subject line 
for a chance to win some great prizes.

Thank you for hoppin' along with us at Let's Capture These Sketches!!!

Sooooo much going on!!!'s been a crazy two weeks but I wouldn't give it up for ANYTHING!! So, I am posting a "quickie" before the LET'S CAPTURE THESE SKETCHES Blog Hop starts!!

This weeks Sketch by Vanessa at Let's Capture These Sketches is.......don't you just LOVE IT!!

Here is my take......I had so much fun with this layout.......and it's pink
( daughter and I are not pink people!!!)

OMW....the fun I had mixing it up with the flowers cluster....

The perfect accent......the Butterflies!!

BTW......Echo Park's ~ Be Mine Collection......isn't just for Valentines!!!

If you didn't see.......I was Thursdays Guest Designer on the Canvas Corp Blog.....did a little tutorial on coloring their Canvas Stars. There are a few days left to enter their "Banner Contest"!! 
Wonderful prize package!!!

Well......gotta get my day figured out........3 classes with Tim Holtz, CAN'T WAIT to learn the ins and outs on the new Ranger products!!! And a buying show on Sunday......can life get any BETTER!!??!?!

HAVE A WONDERFUL sure to stop back this afternoon for the
Let's Capture These Sketches Blog Hop
.....Meet the teams and have some fun!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011


  and I chose LOVE!!

LOVE of Distress Stains, 

LOVE of Dew Drops

LOVE of Tissue Tape.......

oh all the LOVE!!
and a LOVE for this challenge over a 

Can't wait to see your creation!

Friday, March 18, 2011

It's a whoooper!!

It's time for Card Sketch #24 at Let's Capture these Sketches! and it is WONDERFUL!!

You may have heard me say this before.....I LOVE SKETCHES. The fact that it is a great way to spur creativity. A way to get those juices going. You may find in the end your creation looks alot like the sketch or very little because you let it take you down a creative path!!

Here is my take on this sketch.......

I created the flowers using Donna Salazar's "Blank Canvas" paper........
ohhhhh I LOVE THIS PAPER....where has it been all my life???

Speaking of which, I am so excited to say I was chosen to be one of her Guest Designers 
in the upcoming year!! Yippeeee!!

Well.....I need to wrap this up....
headed to the Beacon Scrapbook weekend to teach and have some 

So, put on your creative thinking cap, pull out some scrappy goodness and CREATE!! then head on over to the Let's Capture these Sketches blog and link up your creation! Look forward to seeing it!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

we are all STARS!! therefore this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show should be a snap!!!

I titled my banner Happy Spring......but I have to tell you....the shutter my banner is attached to is stuffed in a snowbank and it was spitting snow while I was taking these pictures......oh but it's coming!!

I began with Canvas Corp ~ Canvas Stars. They were colored with Butterscotch and Red Pepper Color Wash along with Vintage Photo Distress Stain. I first sprayed the stars with water to slight saturation then I dipped the edges in the pools of color and watched the color wick into the canvas. Then I dried the stars a bit and used my Vintage Photo Distress Stain around the edges.

To strengthen the burlap tags I painted on Matte Multi Medium
I then ran my Vintage Photo Distress Stain around the edges.

Each of the flowers began as a neutral color which I changed using Wild Plum, Purple Twilight and Sunset Orange Color Wash and Butterscotch and Red Pepper Color Wash
Fabrics used were Linen and Crinoline.

The denim used was from an old pair of jeans!!

and I spy Tim Holtz Alpha Parts!!

And I have to say....the splash of PURPLE set the banner off nicely!!

There you have it......STARS!!'s your turn!! Link your creation up to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog.....and who knows you could win this....

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sketch #73 is up......

over at LET'S CAPTURE THESE SKETCHES and I must say it's a pretty amazing sketch!!!
and without further adieu........

here is my take on the sketch!

Soooooo....put on your thinking cap.....pull out your scrappy goodies and CREATE!!
When you are finished link your creation on the Let's Capture These Sketches Blog!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Hop Along with Reminisce!!!

Welcome to the Very First Reminisce Blog Hop!  

If you've just arrived from Kim Holmes you are in the right place.  If not, I'm glad you found us today!  You can visit  the Reminisce blog for the complete list of details and blogs that are participating and play along.  We have some fantastic prizes you can win too!  

The blog hop starts today, March 9th, and runs through Midnight CST on Sunday, March 13th. To have a chance to win a prize, just leave a comment at each stop and then a comment on the Reminisce blog  telling us about your blog hop experience.  (Please be sure to use exactly the same name in each comment).  Then return to the Reminisce blog on Tuesday, March 15th and find out if you've won! 


I used "Hollywood" from the Celebration Series for my was just perfect to showcase photos of my niece wearing her mask that we made together on our "crafting day"!

Do you see, I mounted the sticker film strip on a piece of cardboard and adhered cut down wallet sized photos to it? And the center of the red flower is die cut from one of the patterned papers??!?

OMW..........Don't you just love the barrier rope sticker from the 12x12 sticker sheet...totally sets off the paper border strip!

And those stars punched from gold Glitter Factory paper set of the entire layout just fine!!!

Just tooooooooo CUTE!!.......if I do say so myself!! hehehe

NOW......DON'T FORGET to leave a comment and then head on over to Cindy Noesen blog for another ROCKIN'  Reminisce creation!!!
(if you get lost you can head back to the Reminisce Blog for the blog order)

THANK YOU for joining us for the 
FIRST EVER Reminisce Blog Hop!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011


Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog says......


sooo I thought.......hhhhhmmmmm Metal it is!! I began to ponder and wonder if I could use my Treading Water border punch and Ten Seconds Studio Metal....and low and worked!!! I was sssssooooo EXCITED. I cut a piece of metal, ran it through my Swiss Dots embossing folder, border punched the metal and created shingles. I adhered them to the roof with Multi Medium!

I painted the wooden birdhouse with Lettuce acrylic paint. Then I adhered G45 "Once Upon A Springtime" oooohhh can't get enough of this paper!!

I accented the face of the house with buttons (a DT gift from Simon Says Stamp) and see the's an upside down Keyhole.

Of course, it had to have a flower garden. I crocheted and colored 2 flowers, then there are my Grunge Paper Roses and 2 metal Foliage flowers. I attached the flowers to Memo pins with Glossy Accents.

And do you see those wings......OMW I just love them. I cut them out of cardboard, peeled off some of the paper, the places where the paper was left, I painted with Picket Fence Crackle Paint. I then inked the paint and dabbed on a bit of Distress Stickles. I adhered them with the ever amazing Multi Medium.

I have to say I think my favorite part of my birdhouse is the vintage thread spools and I have no idea where I got them from.

So......when you think of Metal....what creative ideas pop into your mind???

Link your creations to the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog.....and you could win this....

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Rejet Blog Hop.....

Sooooo, I just had to join along in this blog hop.....I mean who could resist?? 
I must say, SADLY, none of my cards where chosen for the Paper Craft Magazines Go to Sketch Issue. But I will share a few of them here!!

Sketch #25

Sketch #39

sketch # 63

And there you have reject cards........
who knows, you may receive one of them some day!! heheheheh

To check out more of the rejects head on over to Dr. Amber's Blog....Damask Love!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Can you BELIEVE.....

IT'S MARCH 1st??? Where has this year gone?? 

Well it's time for a new kit over at Dixie Pieces!! and WHAT A KIT IT IS!!

Here is a sampling of my creations using this FABULOUS KIT!! 
I went back into the archives for the pictures of my kids!!

I had soo much fun making these flowers!! 

Notice the red flower, I used the Ginko Paper Japanese Masking Tape Red and taped up a tag,
cut the Tattered flowers from it....added a GREAT TOUCH!! 

Those were the days!!! 
I created Coffee Filter flowers colored with Distress Reinker Mixtures.

Last but not least......

a little painting with bubble wrap.....
and my first try at using Grafix Shrink Film 
I really would suggest you watch their video if you have never used this product before!!

(they sold out quickly last month!!!)