Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sorry I have been away

I want to let all my wonderful scrapbooking friends know that I have not forgotten them! We are in the process of selling our home & trying to find another! It is fun, exciting, chaotic, and a pain all at the same time! I have not been able to be as active in forums, blogs & sites as I have been in the past. Please hang with me!! When this is all said & done I will be back looking & admiring all your wonderful work & having fun chatting to all my scrappy friends!!! Miss ya!!
Thanks mates!
Lynn :D

Friday, May 22, 2009

UGGGGG Blog not opening

UGGGG I know the last few days many people have had problems (me included) with blogs not opening due to a hic cup in the Friends Follow widget.. Here is a quick explanation & fix. Many people are deleting their followers...this in not necessary! Just follow this great tip until Google fixes this known issue. Your followers will not be lost!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


The inspiration for this layout is this great pic of my son Nick & dear daughter -in-law Stephanie & the beautiful Graphic 45 papers from the "Botanicabella Collection". I fell in love with this line of papers! The background sheet music is from the same collection called "Dragonfly Duet"... thus the Duet title!! I did this layout for the "National Scrapbooking Day Lift the Design Team Challenge" at My Creative Scrapbook. I chose to lift the talented Susan Goetter's "My Girl" layout. She is a true inspiration & I thank her for an awesome design!
I punched the background paper with the Fiskar's Lace border punch. I then inked all edges with Tim Holtz Distress ink.. Shabby Shutters & Black Soot. I made the same border trim for under the matted pic & inked. The decorative accent photo corner was cut using a Cuttlebug die. This too was inked with both colors. I left the name of the paper peeking at the top!

I adhered a black ribbon that across bottom & attached the leafy ribbon on top. The ribbon had white stitching that really did not fit in with the rest of the layout, so I ran the Shabby Shutters ink across the ribbon to bring the green from the papers ... I was happy with the results! The large flower was made with various punches & dies, using card stock & the printed papers used in the layout. The small flowers was made using two punches. All flowers were attached with a brad that was dotted with Lime Green Stickles. I think I have used the same flower die in my last few layouts...I need to move on LOL!!
The title work is Basic Grey's BonBon chipboard letters that I painted with Ranger black alcohol ink.
The flourish is a BossKut die that I cut using my BigShot. All raw edges of the layout was inked with the Shabby Shutters & Black Soot. I then added Lime Green Stickles to highlight the movement of the layout! This layout came together fast! Thanks Susan for such a great designed layout to lift!! I hope nobody tires of wedding layouts... I still have more pics!!
Thanks so much my friends for taking a peek!!


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