Monday, May 28, 2012

A "MANLY" thing!!

This week at Simon Says Stamp and Show........
The challenge is.......
One for the Guys!!

I began my "manly" creation with lots of Wendy Vecchi goodies!! 

She "grunged" it up with
Black Gesso
chicken wire
and finish it off with
 a quote written with a White Gel Pen.


A hero is someone who has given his or life to something bigger than oneself.
~Joseph Campbell
oh.....and don't forget to link up your MANLY creation
for a chance at this little goodie....

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

GDT spot.......

I was soooo honored to be
 asked by Creative Imaginations to do a week long
 Guest Design Team spot for them.
Here is a sneak of what you will see on the blog......
Be sure to check back as 
there are more creations to come!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Summer Holiday......

Sun on your sea breeze......toes in the sand!

This weeks theme at Simon Says Stamp and Show is

Summer Holiday

and conjurs up memories of my week spent at the beach....warm colors and beautiful flowers.

I  began with a tag which I colored with Twinkling H20's, Majestic BlueOlive Vine and Teal Zircon

I used Jet Black Archival Ink and a PaperArtsy stamp to finish off the background.

To accent my flower, I used the Anchor stamp from the PaperArtsy stamp set,
and stamped on GrungePaper, which I in turn cut out.

What wonderful thoughts do you have when you think
Summer Holiday??
We'd love to see it over at
Simon Says Stamp and Show...
Who knows you could be the winner of.....

Friday, May 18, 2012



And boy have I needed to have my thoughts diverted this week......
I think I put this in the top 10 of worst ever....if I was to keep track, that is! 
But let's move off that subject and onto more fun things......

There was no challenge, no assignment, no call for this creation.....just me and my supplies!!

This little ditty began with a tag, a handmade stencil, some Adhesive CorkStock, 
Tissue Stock, a Dylusions stencil, Molding Paste, 
some luscious Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist and I just let my imagination soar!

As the Radiant Rain Mists are fairly new to me....
I just started to play with them!!

I love their effect on the TissueStock!!
and the butterfly
and the leaves
and the jute!!!

I scratched at, tore and dry brushed the Adhesive CorkStock!!

But I think my favorite part of this tag....
is the leaves!!!

With a paintbrush, I lathered on some
 Spanish Moss Radiant Rain ~ Shimmering Mist
to the leaves.
I then, spritzed them with Pearl Blue Radiant Rain ~ Shimmering Mist!!
to soften the green.......oh can I say.....

Hope you enjoy my "little ditty" as much as I did creating it.....
and can I say.....I feel better too!!

"Creativity can solve almost any problem.
The creative act.....overcomes everything!"
-George Lois

Monday, May 14, 2012

Anything goes.....

I love it when it's ANYTHING GOES week at
Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

This week I found out my beloved daughter is going to live with her father for the summer,
1800 miles away from I created a little keepsake book for her to take with her.
She is my heart and joy and I will miss her terribly to say the least!!

 Lots of goodies went into making this little "Book of Love"!!

Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist
Olive Vine
Roll Top Desk
Crushed Shell

Canvas Corp
Jute ~ Chocolate and Black
E~Flute Natural
TissueStock ~ Ivory
Canvas Minis ~ Pocket
Burlap and Canvas
Adhesive CorkStock
Mini Bags
Mini Clothes Pins ~ Black
Mixed Media Adhesive

Big Ben Book Knob
School Ruler
ATC ~ Decrotif Chipboard
Postal Collection

Ranger/Tim Holtz/Stamper Anonomyous
Archival Ink ~ Coffee
Mini Hearts Die
Mini Tattered Floral Die
Floral Tattoo ~ stamps
Flower Art ~ stamps

Clipboard Wood 3 x 4

Darjeeling Petites ~ Black Cream

So.......what will you make this week??
Make sure to link your creations to
Simon Says Stamp and Show
who know you could be this weeks winner to receive

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Petaloo and Little Yellow Bicycle!!





 Hello and welcome to DAY 3 of "Hello Spring" week with Petaloo and Little Yellow Bicycle.

We have some great
Mother's Day ideas to share 
some great PRIZES to giveaway as well, yeah!!

How to win?
1)  Leave a comment HERE on the Petaloo Blog and on the LYB BLOG
2)  Like us on our Facebook PAGE

We will be selecting a winner everyday this week.  The winners will be announced this Saturday on our Petaloo BLOG page!!   Scroll down to leave a comment & see the PRIZES below...
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Howdy folks.......Lynne here with my creation using the soooo
ULTRA CUTE helloSPRING! collection by Little Yellow Bicycle.

What a fantabulous combo....
spiral flowers cut from the
6 x 6 Paper Pad
Sooooo Bright and Cheery!

I accented the wreath with burlap squares
and loopy bows!

For added sparkle I placed
Jewel Stickers on the tendrils.

I used the fantabulous saying from the
Cardstock Stickers...
"Live Every Moment,
Laugh Every Day,
Love Beyond Words."
by adhering it to a piece of cardboard
and cutting out the individual words.

The Floradoodles used:
Mini Florettes ~ Tutti Fruitti
New Mini Delphiniums ~ Brites
Mini Tye-Dyed Daises ~ Blue
Embossed Daises ~ Yellow & Blue
LYB giveaway
Little Yellow Bicycle "Hello Spring" Giveaway!!
Floradoodles giveaway
Petaloo "Floradoodles" PRIZE GIVEAWAY

Monday, May 7, 2012

Do you have......


The peeps over at Simon Says Stamp and Show
want to know!!!

Wendy Vecchi's ~ Flower Art....the big grid stamp!!
It is FANTABULOUS "white noise"
for the background of a card!!

splattered it
then dipped it!!

I then disassembled a Mini Burlap Tag
I spritzed them
crumpled them
and stitched them
to the card!!

How cute is the Adage Ticket
held onto the chicken wire
with a
Mini Clothespin!!
Just Perfect!!

What creation of mine would
be complete with out a FLOWER!!!??!?!

Got my hands on some amazing
TissueStock by Canvas Corp
makes the most BEAUTIFUL flowers!!!
Dainty and delicate
and it takes mists
Accented with Canvas Corp
Jute and Fringe!!

so......have you decided what your FAVORITE STAMP is yet???
Be sure to link your collection to
Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!

whoooooo could win this!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Did you make....

Anything for National Scrapbook Day??

I was worked at Generations of Memories, in Littleton, NH and I got to play alittle bit with my gal pal Peggy Baker!

I cut a tag from Ranger ~ Manila Cardstock.

I used a custom made stencil with
Tattered Angels:
Glimmer Mist ~ Crushed Shell
Glimmer Mist ~ Roll Top Desk
Plain Jane ~ Simply Sheer ~ Aqua
Plain Jane ~ Simply Sheer ~ Shade

Now, it wouldn't be right if I didn't use my Distress~It~All, to tear up them edges!

I used a Spellbinder's die ~ 
Spiral Blossom One
and cut this AMAZING paper
by Canvas Corp called
LOVE this stuff! 
It comes in 3 different colors:
White, Kraft, Ivory

I used the Tattered Floral die and cut flowers from
Canvas Corp ~ Canvas and a piece of White on Kraft ~ French Script!

Accented them with
Canvas Corp ~ Natural Jute and seam binding. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in both the Swirlydoos and the Scrap Kitchen Blog Hops.

The winner of my Canvas Corp Prize is Lefki!
Please email your Addy to

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May Kit Reveal ~ Swirlydoos

If you are here for the Scrap Kitchen Blog Hop
please see the next post!

Welcome to Swirlydoos' May Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!

If you came here from Lisa G'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 special guests joining in the fun and offering a prize!!
There are 6 prize packs
up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!! 
Also, since May is National Scrapbook month,
we are saving some of our projects and will be revealing them all month long. 
Make sure to come back and check our Design Team's blogs to see their wonderful work!!

I had soooo much fun working with this month's Technique Kit....
Creative Imaginations ~ ATC's

This is the ATC I will be show casing in my video tutorial!

So here it is peeeeps..........

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Monday, May 7th to complete the hop.
Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on May 8th. 
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 REALLY 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 QUESTION. 

3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment
letting us know how much fun you had AND tell us the
QUESTION that was created with all of the special words

My special word is : FAVORITE TYPE

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