Monday, June 20, 2011


Hi friends!  Time to give away yummies! I used a generator to pick the winners. I plugged in the number of comments &the generated comment number is the winner of that category! 

 The THIRD PLACE winner is 

True Random Number Generator  1

# 1
Sandi Smith had the 1st comment! Sandi wins 3rd place!

The SECOND PLACE winner is

True Random Number Generator  15
 # 15
RENEE VANEPPS had the 15th comment! Renee wins 2nd place!

And now... DRUM ROLL.....
the FIRST PLACE winner is

True Random Number Generator  4
APRIL had the 4th comment! April you win first place!

Congrats to the winners! First place gets first choice &2nd place has 2nd pick &3rd.. well you know .... lol!! 
Just click the EMAIL ME button on upper right sidebar of my blog & let me know your choice! 2nd place please list your order of preference! Be sure to  include your address so I can get those packages to you! 
 I want to thank everyone for your support! I think we are all so lucky to have such a great online community to share this great hobby!  I will be doing more giveaways in the future.. it was fun! Thanks again- you guys are the best!!! :D

Monday, June 13, 2011

Blog MakerOver Candy!

Hi friends! Well, I have finally finished my blog makeover! I still have some additional things to work on, but the largest chunk is done! I want to take this opportunity to link the digi kit that I have used to design the blog background & header!
I have used the Daliance kit by the BooLand Designs -thanks for an awesome kit!
 I wanted to thank everyone for your great support by having a blog makeover giveaway! I have 3 yummy packages &will let the first place choose, then 2nd place winner choose which package you would prefer! All you have to do is follow (if not already following) & post a comment on THIS post! I will use a random generator to pick winners!  Let's do this for about a week! Winners will be chosen Monday June 20!


 I love chipboard & this is all things chip!! Flowers, keys, flourishes butterflies, mini albums, -tons of chip!! PLUS a unused new, Sizzix Tim Holtz tattered flowers die!! Yummmmmy!!
                                            BLOOMS PACKAGE!

Flowers Flowers everywhere!! Prima Prima & Prima!! Not to mention some Flora Doodles! Hundreds of flowers to help you get that "flower fix"! Yuuuuuummmy!


Oh this is a fun one! Tons of those "detail" items! Perfect for ATC', altered or mixed media! I have also include 10 sheets of Webster Pages papers & some 8x8 G45 papers! This has everything form bling to rub-ons, to overlays to rubber stamps!  Yuuuummmy!

Well, there ya go!  I wanted to thank everyone for all your awesome scrappy friendship! Please feel free to link this giveaway if you so choose! Good Luck!! :D

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Blog Makeover!

Hi Friends! I wanted to let everyone know I am in the process of  a major blog redo! I am designing it from a digi scrapbook kit...something that I have found to be fun ( but with a learning curve)!  I basically  visit  a gazillion sites for some instructions & then trial & error ! I am doing it on a test blog...but eventually applying it here! So please understand if you visit & notice things looking a bit out of sorts! When I am done, I am going to have a fun giveaway for 3 of you!  So thanks for your patience & hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Altered Chip Flourish -How To

Hi Friends! I hope everyone is doing fine & having a scrappy-good week! I have received a couple inquires about the flourishes I altered on my Ruffles & Lace previous post, so I thought I would share with you how they are done!   I am all about using my current stash of supplies & this was a great way to put a fresh twist on something old!

 First off, I punched around a piece of yummy Basic Grey Capella papers along the outside edges. I then cut out the center area that I knew I would be covering with another patterned paper, and used the cut piece to cover the flourishes. I adhered the chip flourishes to the backside of the paper.
 I then cut around the edges of the flouirshes. It is ok if they are not perfect, as all of the edges will be filed. I use three files. Two are regular nail files & the third (grey) file is a distress file that I picked up at a local scrapbook store. I still find I use the small emery board more than any of them.
I take the covered flourish & file toward the back with quick downward strokes. This wraps the loose & excess paper to the back side. The pink file is great for the curved section. Continue doing this to the edges are smooth & neat.
I then file gently the top portion of the paper in a few spots with the grey distress file to give the ink a resting place!!
I always ink in threes! I use 2 contrasting colors & one darker color.  I used Worn Lipstick & Scattered Straw as the contrasting & Frayed Burlap as the darker ink.  I apply my ink with makeup wedges & always use the darkest last & cover all raw edges.
I then placed the flourishes about to see where I wanted them to stay!

I dotted them with 2 colors of Liquid Pearls, to match the contrasting inks. This had a great subtle effect that I was looking for!
Lastly, I added the chip flowers & dabbed with the inked makeup wedges, to get rid of a shine on the flowers!
I was very happy with the way they turned out! Plus I was able to use up those supplies just laying around!!
I want to thank everyone for your support!! How lucky I am to have such a great online Scrappy friends!! :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ruffles & Lace

Hello Friends! I hope this finds everyone doing well & enjoying the month of May! 
I have been so inspired by all the wonderful vintage layouts & Altered Art challenge blogs on the web that I had to go vintage! I love old pics & all they allow you to do! So the inspiration for this layout is vintage me!
 I was not really a foo foo girl, but I had this dress -pictured above, that I LOVED! It was stiff, itchy & ohhh sooo pretty!! I can still see it & all it's over the top glory~ It was all Ruffles & Lace! 
I thought the Basic Grey Capella papers were perfect! I also wanted to use my stash of Fancy Pants chip flourishes that have seemed to be unused as of late!

I layered the papers and added some lace to the back of the circle. All edges were inked with Distress Scattered Straw, Frayed Burlap & Worn Lipstick ink. I covered the flourishes with the background paper used in layout, then filed & inked all edges & dabbed the topside.

The flowers are Prima Gerber Daisy & seemed to work so well with the papers! I added  a Maya Road Trinket pin to the center of the floral cluster for some added detail. 

 I then dotted the flourishes & papers with Ranger Liquid Pearls Petal Pink & Gold.
The small flowers & bird are from  Basic Grey- Curio Chip Collection.

A journaling board (also Basic Grey) was inked & dotted with the Liquid Pearls. I added some tiny alpha title work to complete the layout! What fun I had recalling the dress!!
 I took a couple pics as I was covering the flourishes & I think I will post my process of covering flourishes, if anyone is interested?!! 
Also, I will be doing a blog makeover in the near future & will be having some Give-Aways, so keep checking back!!  I think I am going to a 3 column blog & maybe some tabs too! Still in the planning mode, but should be sooner than later if things go as planned!
Once again, I need to let all know that you guys are awesome!!
Thanks for stopping by & taking a peek! 
Lynn :)

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Hello Friends! I hope this finds everyone doing well!
 The inspiration for this layout is the wonderful  photo of my nephew Joseph with  his awesome smile & summer shirt! It has been quite dreary spring in the Midwest so far this year so I thought a dose of summer fun would be the ticket! To me summer is- baseball,flipflops, BBQ & summer shirts!!
I used the awesome Rusted Sun papers made by Fancy Pants & my favorite Bazzil cardstock.

I inked the background paper with Distress Aged Mahogany & Mustard Seed. I then punched sunburts from a punch made by "Punch Bunch" that I purchased at local scrapbook store. I cut them in half, inked the edges & adhered them to the background paper as a border trim!
The banner was made with Bazzil cardstock, & trimmed with yellow cut with my good old deco edge scissors! I added little die cut flowers & buttons for some detail. The banner lettering is Heidi Swapp- originally pink , painted with craft paint & Stickles!

The awesome flourish is from my sweet friend Lucy at It is made by her company Flourish with a Bling. I thought it worked beautifully with the summery theme!
I made a fun flower with my new Lifestyle die "Spray" die & my good old Sizzix Big Shot.
 I added the large chipboard lettering from Basic Grey's  Margie line. It was painted with craft paint & Stickles!! Finally I added the teeny letters to journal what summer fun is!
Well after days & days of rain, tornadoes, & severe storms, this layout was a pure fun to work on!  Here's to baseball, flipflops, BBQ & summer shirts!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Lynn :D

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Honor the Past

 Hello Friends!! I have been so busy the past year that my blog posting & scrapbooking has suffered! Well I think I am at a place to dedicate more time to it now. It felt so good to scrap this layout that I did not want to finish it... I could have worked on it for days!
The inspiration for this layout is the fantastic photo of my Grandpa & Grandma taken in the 1920's.  I love heritage photos, they make wonder about where they were at in their lives at the time the photo was taken!  We should all honor the past as it makes us what we are today!
I used yummy papers from the The Girls Paperie . They are so soft & dreamy, i felt they were perfect for the photo. The script paper is from 7Gypsies.
 I cut 2 die cut shields & layered them on black cardstock & added a circle in the center to hold the photo. I inked all edges with 3 Distress inks- Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick & Broken China.
The title work is Heidi Swap & was originally pink! I paintedthe letters with black craft paint! The "family" chip is Teresa Collins with plenty of ink!
 Simple layered flowers were punched from Martha Stewart punches. Again I inked all layers with the 3 inks to bring in the colors from the die cut shields. I scattered them about the flourishes that were cut with a Sizzix Tim Holtz die.
I punched a GAZILLION small flowers from the pink &white paper, then  inked them with Distress Worn Lipstick, Scattered Straw & Broken China. I dotted the centers with Raspberry & Gold Liquid Pearls & Black fabric paint. I then adhered them around the die cut shield! It took some time... but I was having so much time doing it that it really did not matter!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it very much! I feel so lucky to have such great scrappy friends!
See ya soon!
Lynn :)Pin It

Monday, February 14, 2011


Hello Friends!! So nice to have you visiting!  I want to thank everyone for your kindness regarding my mom & her means so much to me!  It felt great to scrap again... I almost forgot how, but it soon came flooding back!!
The inspiration for this layout was an awesome photo of my sister in 1968 with her little one! I really wanted to capture the innocence that was reflected in her face & my sweet nephews smile! Both so young & naive! I am in the process of using up my stash of supplies & have cancelled kit clubs until I manage to make a huge dent in my stash! ( So hard to to cancel.. but really needed to clear out some stuff! ) This was done using the remainder of the March 2009 LE kit from My Creative Scrapbook that featured the Bella Bella papers from My Minds Eye. They are some of my all time fav papers!!!
I doubled matted the photo & added a touch of ribbon & punched paper for some interest. The chip trees were purchased last year at the St. Louis CKC convention- I am uncertain who made them. I inked them with Ranger black alcohol ink & added little flowers punched with a EK Success punch with a pearl center. All flowers are inked with Ranger Distress ink... Broken  China, Worn Lipstick & Frayed Burlap.

The title work is Basic Grey Wilma raw chip also painted with the Ranger alcohol ink. I added a border of flowers & leafs to sorta frame the layout.
I laced the ribbon around the inner square portion of layout.  Then adhered pearls on the spots where the lacing was done. I used an ruler called a CTHRU Ruler made by Dejaviews to mark the spots for lacing!
A little Martha Stewart bird in flight filled that empty spot!!
Finally, one little layered flower in the photo corner for luck!!  I wanted to reflect innocence plus the change of seasons from late winter to very early spring. I hope I achieved that!!
Thanks again friends! I have missed everyone.  Big Hugs!!
Lynn :D
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