Monday, January 28, 2013

Cotswald Manor

From the moment I laid eyes on the Cotswald Manor Collection by IOD
...the colors....the patterns.....softness!!
 Needles to say...
it was a breeze to create with such BEAUTIFUL papers.


I began my layout by mixing Viva Colour Modeling Cream ~ Pearl
with a little Haematte and Steel Blue Inka Gold.
Using the Bon Soir stencil, I applied the mixture to a piece of Devotion paper.
When dry I cut the piece into smaller pieces and distressed the edges.

I then used a punch on the Romantic paper and created more strips.
Using the back side of the Romatic paper, cut smaller strips.

To accent the layout I created a row of pearls using
Cream Pearl Pen by Viva Colour.
As a final accent I spritzed the flowers with
Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist ~ Pearl Gold.
With Valentines Day right around the corner,
I also wanted to share with you the card I made.
This paper just screams.....LOVE!!

Hope you've enjoyed my creations and that
Cotswald Manor by IOD is on your "must have" list
of new releases this season!!
Products Used:
Cotswald Manor
5x12 Stickers
28386 ~ Bon Soir
Viva Colour
30116 Pearl ~ Modeling Cream
30098 Haematte ~ Inka Gold
30090 Steel Blue ~ Inka Gold
30063 ~ Cream ~ Pearl Pen
26411 Pearl Gold ~ Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist
Darjeeling ~ Dahlias, Mini Daisies, Mini Pearl Daisies

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Farewell Technique Tag

Good Saturday Morning to y'all!!!

 I am excited to share with you
what I've been makin'
my first video is on how I created the UTEE flowers.
The second video is my
Farewell Technique Tag
Hope you enjoy it!

Swirlydoos ~ Imagination  Lab Tutorial!!

As promised........
my first video will demonstrate how
I created my UTEE flowers for my "Recipe Box"

My second tutorial is my "FAREWELL TECHNIQUE TAG"
I really think you are going to like this!!

So my SWIRLY it is!!!

THANK YOU for joining me on this
it's not a parting of ways...

Friday, January 25, 2013

Word of the year

I'm not big on New Year's Resolutions....
but have gotten into the habbit of choosing
a "Word for the Year"!
This year I decided to create a little something
to hang on my wall to remind me
of the word I chose.....INITIATE!

I began with a burlap canvas that covered with various
mediums....Viva Colour ~ Crackle Paint and Gesso.
I then pulled out my box of Petalaoo Goodness...
and began to choose some flowers to match.

I began the flower grouping with some of my favorite flowers:
Darjeeling Daisies
(I just love ALL THE Darjeeling flowers...PERIOD!!)
Added a few Mini Daisies
Mini Pearl Daisies
A bit of Silk Acrylic Glaze ~ Emperor's Gold
and it all began to come together.

Lastly, I pulled out some Chantilly Velvet Leaves
which I pinched and stapled at the
bottom of the leaf, slopped on a bit of
the same Silk Acrylic Glaze,
I chose to use the leaves with
the non~velvet side up!
And there you have it!!

/iˈniSHēˌāt/Verb: Cause (a process or action) to beginSynonyms: start - begin - commence - institute - open - lead off

I would love to hear what you chose for a "Word of the Year"!!

Petaloo Products Used:

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


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

If you came here from MIRANDA'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 
Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 
Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!
I have to say this is a bit of a sad hop for me as this is my
last month on the Swirlydoos Education Design Team.
There are new things in my future and as much as I would like to say
I can do it all.....I CAN'T!!
I have meet soooo many WONDERFUL SAVAGES
on this journey and I shall miss creating for you!!
MAKE sign up and follow me by email
 and become a subscriber to my YouTube Account
so you can keep abreast with what I'm up to!!

Once again..........THANK YOU for this opportunity!!
Now onto this month's creation!!

Hope you enjoy my tutorial....

PS......I will have one last video Saturday, January 26th
I will show you how I created the flowers for my recipe box!! 
You have until midnight, eastern time, on Thursday, 1/24
to complete the hop. Winners will be announced
on the Swirlydoos Blog on Friday 1/25.  
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 sentence. 
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog
 and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had,
tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special
words you collected.     Can't wait to hear from you.
My special word is : "I"
The Party continues over at Lisa V's Blog!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Upcoming Class.....

I am SOOOO excited to share with you an upcoming class....
Valentine ATC's....
We will be working with Viva Colour ~ Inka Gold,
Authentique ~ Lovely Collection
Petaloo flowers,
along with making our own flowers and leaves.

Bring a friend and join in on the fun!!!!

VALENTINE ~ ATC class.......2 Dates!!!
Saturday ~ January 26th at 2:00 pm
(registration deadline January 24th at 5:00 pm)
Thursday ~ January 31st at 6:00 pm
(registration deadline January 29th at 5:00 pm)

Cost per person......$20.00

Please call Generations of Memories at 603-444-7333 to reserve you place. 

Class size is LIMITED so make sure you register early!!!
You will need to bring a basic tool kit:
Scissors, adhesive, trimmer, etc
and Quick Dry Adhesive.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

....the winner is!!!

I am proud to announce the winner of my RAK......

 Peggy said...
Lynne, first a huge 'thank you' for all of the inspiration that you've given me over the past year 
and a second 'thank you' for the Coconut M&M's heads up, LOL!!!!
Love all of the above and lots that didn't make your faves here, 
but I guess I'd have to say that I do love the "misfit" project best of all!!!!

Her favorite project.....

Peggy.......please email me your addy to
so I can get your goodies in the mail to you.

Thank you sooo very much for everyone's kind comments......

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Top 10...ooops ended up with 11

Hi Peeps.....

to you....

Looking forward to the
possibilities availabe in 

I wanted to do my favorite TOP 10 creations of 2012.....
and oops I came up with 11....ALL GOOD!

In no particular order.....

This little ditty was inspired by Cuchy's
post for Creative Jumpstart 2012......
Can't wait to see what she does this year.....
You can see the full post HERE!

Next we have Beeswax...
I decided to step outta my box and just try some things....
I was using Beeswax EVERYWHERE!!

I even dipped Petaloo Flowers in the Beeswax.
You can see the full post HERE! next creation was created for a HUGE BLOG HOP...
I had LOADS OF FUN creating with
Canvas Corp Goodness!!

You can see the full post HERE!

In my next project, which was created for Petaloo....
the Distrezz it All!!

You can see the full post HERE!!

My next Post/Creations was for Simon Says Stamp...
Do you have a FAVORITE STAMP??

Check out the Chicken Wire....
This little ditty is published in the latest
Stamper's Sampler.
You can see the entire post HERE! is number SIX....!

Once Three Favorite Companies....
Creative Imaginations
Canvas Corp!!
You can see the full post HERE!

I was at it again.....EXPERIMENTING!!
The IOD papers just make this creation...

You can see the full post HERE!

Can I just say....I LOVE IT...
when a card turns out this AMAZING!!

I created it with those tossed aside "MISFITS"
Click HERE to see the full post.

How much goodness can be crammed onto an ATC??

Soo much fun on soooo LITTLE SPACE.
Click HERE to see the full post!

I just LOVE IT when a creation makes it successfully 
outta my brain!!!

For the complete post.....go HERE!!

Here is my last choice.....
enough said on this one!!

You can see the full POST HERE!! I TOTALLY forgot about this one....
which is TRULY one of my faves!!

To view the full post...Click HERE!!

I HOPE you've enjoyed my top creations of 2012
or at least MY choices.
Do you have a favorite creation of mine??

Post your comment and I will be having a drawing for
a bunch of GOODIES!!!

January 8th!!

Year's end is neither an end 
nor a beginning but a going on, 
with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.  
~Hal Borland