Monday, January 30, 2012

what shall a....

QUEEN wear.......????

well.....nothing but a crown!!! of course!!

When I saw this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show
King and Queens
I pulled out my Distressed Doily, some Kraft Resist Paper
and cut my crown! (it took two pieces of paper!)
I then white washed the edges with Picket Fence Distress Stain.
I brushed on some Glue Gloss and the sprinkled on some Fairy Dust!
(every crown must shimmer!!!)

and let me say.....every crown needs FLOWERS!!!
I used my Tattered Floral and my ohhhhh soooo NEW Mini Tattered Floral die
(ahhhh yes it is FINALLY available!!)
Of course every flower needs Leaves and Vines!!
How about that embossed Kraft Core paper
(a little note.....emboss and sand paper first ~ then diecut!)
and accented with a Pearl brad!!!

 Have you checked out all the Teamies creations......
I just think it's so A~MAZING how diverse the creations are!!
Make sure to link up your creation to
wouldn't you just love to win one of these????

Saturday, January 28, 2012


And plop down in to your favorite comfy chair....
and join me for awhile!!!

Hi PEEPS......Lynne here...coming to you with another
Technique Video....oh the fun we are going to have!

How about.....a bit of Canvas....some Beeswax......a Handmade template and some Petaloo Flowers!

This is the little ditty I created........and you can toooo!!! is a handy dandy product list...
Melting Pot
Project Pan
Beeswax ~ I used white
Adirondack Color Wash ~ or any other spray
Distress Stain
Canvas Corp Canvas ~ or any canvas
something to make a stencil with
(you will have to watch to figure that out)
Petaloo flowers or other flowers for dippin!
Heat tool
Newsprint or paper bag
Vintage Lace
Kraft Resit Paper ~ or whatever you would like to use for you card! more small talk....

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sneaks it is!!!

CHA ~ W is right around the corner and I've been creating like a mad woman!! 

Reminisce had their first sneak yesterday ~ Destination Expedition. 

Can I just say......I loved working with this paper earthy and wonderful!!
Head on over to the Reminisce Blog for a chance to win this FABULOUS collection!

ANOTHER SNEAK......for my upcoming Video Tutorial with Swirlydoos....
Let's just say it has to do with Canvas....Beeswax....and Stencils!!

Be sure to mark you calendar.......January 28th and head to the Swirlydoos Blog!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

All you need......


the song title I chose to use for this weeks challenge over at

The inspiration for my burlap canvas was the heart. I adhered a piece of Canvas Corp ~ Canvas to a piece of chipboard with Multi Medium. I then die cut the heart and ran it through my Big Shot using an embossing folder.

I pulled out my Fired Brick Distress Ink and floated my Ink Blending Tool over the raised surface. I then spritzed the heart with my Spun Sugar Reinker Mixture. To define the edges, I used Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.

I used a piece of Canvas Corp ~ Cording and tied it around the heart.

On the Canvas Corp ~ Burlap Canvas, I used the Crafter's Workshop ~ Mini Harlequin Template, Black Gesso and Forever Red Perfect Pearls Mist.

'cause........ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE!!!

Make sure to check my teamies amazing work..........
Link up your wonderful creations to
Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

soooooo MUCH FUN...

......that means I get to share with you what I've been up to the last couple of days!! 

I've been coloring flowers......working with some A~MAZING new chipboard......
in other words.....HAVING THE TIME OF MY LIFE!!!

Petaloo is releasing MORE "Color Me Crazy" flowers!! 
and let me tell can NEVER have enough of these flowers!!

 (CMC ~ new Mini Pearl Daisies~ 6 new mini styles available!)

(CMC ~ Flowers Layers ~ 8 new sizes & styles available! )

(CMC  ~ new Chipboard Designs ~ Birdcage w/baby birds ~ one of 19 new styles available!)

ps.....these little ditties are just A~MAZING to work with....
ink, paint, name takes is WONDERFULLY!!

 (CMC  ~ new Butterflies ~ available in 3 shapes & sizes!)   

I colored my flowers using Twinkling H2O' first time....and boy do I love the results!!

Just look at the BEAUTIFUL chipboard birdcage.......truly a thing to behold!!

Hope you enjoyed the much as I did creating it!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Anything but......

A card.......!!!

For this Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge, I went green!!

I pulled out a used Canvas Corp canvas. I painted on some Black Gesso. Spritzed the edges with Aged Mahogany Distress Reinker Mixture. Using Multi Medium I adhered down a piece of Tissue Wrap.

From a piece cardboard, I cut a Mini Birdcage, torn off a layer and brushed on some Tarnished Brass Crackle Paint.

I used some of my left over "water" creations, embossed with Swiss Dots and die cut the heart. The heart was then spritzed with an Aged Mahogany Distress Reinker and Forever Red Perfect Pearls Mist.

The finishing details were the LOVE Adage Ticket, Ruler Ribbon and Fired Brick Distress Stickles

So........whatcha gonna create??

Don't forget to link your creation to the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

You Asked For It........

and here it is!!
I am excited and honored to be coming to you today with
my first Education Video for Swirlydoos!

This months technique kit has been an ABSOLUTE BLAST to play with.
When I found out what was in the kit......
I began playing at home with like products and created this little ditty.... 

and then my kit arrived with one of Tim's District Market Canvases.....
I have to admit it was hard to create on the canvas as it is AMAZING by itself!!
but the creative juices began to flow!
The Bo~Bunny Snowfall collection is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!

Here is the canvas I created......

and the tag.......

without further you have it....
The Technique kit...along with other kits...are available over at Swirlydoos!!


Thursday, January 12, 2012

It's a Blog Hop Block Party!!!

Welcome to Swirlydoos' January Blog Hop Block Party!!

Happy New Year and welcome to Swirlydoos' January Kit Reveal Blog Hop BLOCK PARTY!!! If you came here from Crafter's Workshop's blog, then you are on the right track.  If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there.  We have some amazing projects for you to see today and as a bonus we have
4 manufacturer blogs
that are joining in the fun!! There are 5 prize packs up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!!

Here is what I created with this months Technique/Project Kit
.........and oooooohhhh the fun I had!!

Working with Ranger's ~ Gesso and Multi Medium, Crafter's Workshop ~ Template
Bo Bunnies ~ gorgeous papers, District Market ~ Canvas, Tattered Angels ~ Mist and Chalkboard
I added my own Petaloo goodness with a smidge of Dusty Attic!!

Make sure you stop by the Swirlydoo Blog on Saturday....
to see my video tutorial showcasing the techniques I used on this tag....
which were then incorporated onto the canvas.

You have until midnight, eastern time, on January 15th to complete the hop.
In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Become a follower if you're not already. Take your time. There are beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down.
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words,
they will create a sentence. 
3: Finally, go back here to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had AND tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected.

My special word is :IMPROVE

The party continues over at PETALOO's blog.  Have fun!

Swirlydoos CLICK HERE
Heidi Kelley CLICK HERE
Crafter's Workshop CLICK HERE
Lynne Forsythe CLICK HERE
Lisa Valentine CLICK HERE
Prima Marketing CLICK HERE
Angelica Franssen CLICK HERE
Tiffany Morgan CLICK HERE
Lisa Gregory CLICK HERE
Paulien van den Bosch CLICK HERE
Karola Witczak CLICK HERE
back to SWIRLYDOOS....

Sunday, January 8, 2012

and what is your.......


the peeps over at Simon Says Stamp and Show want you to show us this week!!!

For this challenge, I chose to make a Birthday ATC.....because I believe the first and foremost
Red Letter Day is the day one is born!!!

Now, I want to give credit where credit is due. And credit goes to Cuchy. I am participating in Jump Start 2012 and watched her video about using toilet paper and embossing folders to create an ATC background. Well...let  me tell you.....I started dippin' EVERYTHING in water.....I just love how one idea can take me on the LONGEST BUNNY TRAIL!! 

SO....what was I dipping in water......
CARDBOARD.....when run through the embossing folder it gave such a sharper image
ATC background ~ painted with Acrylic Paint, spritzed with Perfect Pearls Mist, high points sanded, floated Archival Ink over the high points.

CHEAP WATERCOLOR PAPER......totally changed the texture of the paper when it was run through the embossing folder. The spiral flower was made using this technique. I cut a spiral from a diecut circle, misted the spiral with a Distress Reinker Mixture, painted on some Distress Stain ~ on the edges, misted again (so the inks will run) and coiled up!

PAPER these were rather thick and plush and ended up being my favorite of all the mediums used. Using the Tattered Pinecone die, diecut the image, rolled it on a toothpick (see Tim's video), misted with Distress Reinker Mixture, painted some Distress Stain on the edges and misted again!

Are these flowers not LUSCIOUS!!!

So........what thoughts come to your mind when "RED LETTER DAY" is mentioned??!?!

Link your creation up to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog.....

whooo knows you could start of the New Year winning this little ditty!!!

Monday, January 2, 2012


Something OLD....Something NEW.....
This weeks challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog!!

As we ring in the New Year.........everyone is busy with their RESOLUTIONS for 2012!!
But not me this year......I've been inspired by some of the folks over at Swirlydoos to create an Art Journal focusing  monthly goals in the coming year!!! me that sounds more attainable!

So, I put my thinkin cap on, pulled out a piece of Canvas Art Board
and let the creative process begin!!

For something OLD......
I pulled out some MAGIC MESH.....
love that stuff, some vintage lace and an ATC paper I've had FOREVER!!

The focal point of the cover is the Super Mega Bottle Cap. I placed the ATC paper at the bottom, cut to size, filled the bottle cap with Crackle Accents and then arrange the floral grouping of Petaloo flowers. Can I just say how I love the Forever Red Perfect Pearls mist on the Black Gesso just POPS!!!

Another product I just can't get enough of is the Chicken Wire Template!!! I spritzed Vintage Photo Reinker mixture, Forever Red Perfect Pearls Mist and Gathered Twig ink.....just LOVE THE LOOK!! about you??? Did you make any Resolution???

I would love to see your take on this weeks challenge
Something Old......Something New!!
Be sure to link you creation to the Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog

who know you could be the first recipient of 2012 to win.....

I would like to leave you with this quote I found......

If it didn’t Bring you Joy
Just Leave it Behind.
Let’s Ring in the New Year

With Good Things in Mind.
Let Every Bad Memory Go
That Brought Heartache and Pain.
And Let’s Turn a New Leaf

With the Smell of New Rain.
Let’s Forget Past Mistakes
Making Amends for This Year.
Sending You These Greetings

To Bring you Hope and Cheer
Happy New Year!