Sunday, July 25, 2010

Wedding Gift

Hi ladies,

As promised, here is a picture of my completed wedding project that I will be sending off as a gift.

Im very pleased with the outcome and looking forward to more crafting next week....... so come back to see what else I've gotten myself into....

Have a great week all!!


Wedding Easel Card

Hi Ladies,

As promised, I managed to complete the wedding card tody, at the expense of laundry and cleaning.......hehehehe oh well gotta have fun once in a while.

So here is the wedding card that goes with the picture frame. I went with an easel card to be able to incorporate two things related to weddings, a cake and a garter belt.

I had recently watched a tutorial by Laura Denison from 'The Paper Trail' on how to make her Wedding Mini Album and thought about  making a wedding card using some of her pages. You have to check Laura out if your into envelope and mini albums as she is the best out there in my opinion. You can find her at: or click here to go straight to her wedding mini album.

The cake layers are actual pockets to insert a tag containing a message. If you look closely you see that I have added pearls to the top and bottom tag and flowers to the middle tag.  This makes it easier to pull the tags out.

Here is what it looks like with the tags pulled out from the pockets.
And here are tags out of the pockets.

I liked the idea of a garter belt as when making an easel card you need to put something down to hold the front of the card up.  So it only made sense to add a garter belt... but how? Well I improvised, I put a strip of sticky glue down and added ruffle ribbon across and then added another strip just above it and turned the ribbon around and added another row.  Then I added a very shinny pretty ribbon in the middle and Voila - a garter belt.

Oops almost forgot, I used craft cardstock and inked the edges and surface of the paper with 'vintage photo' distress ink. I also punched the top of the card for a more dainty look.

And once again, just because I love it so much, my wedding easel card.

Hope you enjoyed this card as much as I did making it.

I'll get a picture of both the wedding picture frame and the card together and post it shortly.

See ya,

Lynn XX

Wedding Picture Frame

Hello ladies,

I have a beautiful and easy project to share with you today, it's an altered picture frame. 
A co-worker of mine is getting married and I wanted to make something special for her. I can't believe how pretty this turned out. I will have to make one for myself now, it's a good thing I bought 2 picture frames.... Lol!

I really had no idea what I was going to do with the frame but knew that I had to start by covering the frame in gesso. I then decided that I wanted a vintage look so I turned to my crackle paints and chose 'tattered rose' color. I applied a thin coat and let it dry for a few minutes and then quickened the drying process with my heat tool, too impatient. I repeated the process once again and got the texture I was going for, Love it!

I liked the effect but wanted it to have a shine effect so I applied an irredescent medium water color with a paint brush over the whole frame....WOW!! just gorgeous. I dabbed some gold ink around the edges of the frame to give it a more vintage look as well.

Ok now the frame was painted, onto the next step.  I fiddled around with some ribbon and decided to go with a turquoise rose ribbon as it fit well on the frame and had a vintage look I was going for. I felt it needed something else so I added a fushia color prima flower in the center.... perfect!

I wanted the picutre to stand out so I also added a very delicate dainty ribbon with little roses around the center frame.

I decided I wanted to have something that represented a bouquet of flowers and I just happen to have a little bundle of blue flowers tied together.  I added two white feathers and some wedding bling behind the flowers for more volume.  I made a bow of blue and gold ribbon and glued it all down. Voila, a beautiful bouquet for a beautiful bride.

I added rings across the bouquet to signify marriage and then inserted a vintage bride picture to complete the picture frame.

I really enjoyed making this stunning frame and can't wait to give it to a very beautiful young bride.

Stay tuned, as the wedding card is next.

Bye for now ;)


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Baptism Card

Hi girls,

Here's a beautiful angel baptism card I made last week for my cousin.

I can't take credit for the idea as I got it from a utube video. You can check it out at: She demonstrated how to make the angel for a christmas card but I thought it would be perfect for a baptism card as well.

The angel was made from 3 Stampin UP (SU) punches - large scallop oval, 1-3/4circle and the large tag punch. I used SU 'shimmering white' cardstock for the gown and sleeves and some white glitter paper for the wings and clowds. I used SU 'vanilla' cardstock for the face and hands and inked around the edges with 'more mustard' craft ink. I used SU 'more mustard' cardstock for the hair and the skirt of the gown.

I took a gold inked pen and outlined the edges of the wings, gown and sleeves to make it more church like. I also added a tiny gold cross in the center of the gown. I colored the cheeks with SU pink chalk color.

I didn't have the SU 'boho blossoms flower punch' at the time (definately on my next SU order) so I used a small flower punch and cut it in half to make the hands...came out nice regardless.

I then embossed a baby blue cardstock in a pokadot embossing folder for my background. I inked and distressed the edges and then adhered it to another blue tone cardstock. I then glued it all to a white card and inked all the edges with vintage photo distress ink.

I cut a strip of white and yellow ribbon that matched the colors of the angel and made a double bow. 

Now for the inside of the card, I cut a baby blue color cardstock and inked the edges in vintage photo distress ink and distressed them as well. I then cut another cardstock about 1/2" smaller, punched out the corners with a decorative corner punch and inked all the edges in blue distress ink. I then used a finger dabber and ever so gently rubbed the white cardstock with the blue distress ink just to give it a little shade, like clouds.

I cut out a large oval scallop in the same baby blue cardstock for the background of my oval cut baptism poem.  I used a simple technique to get this aged look. I printed the poem onto a piece of photocopy paper, crumpled it up and then carefully flattened it out without removing all the crumples.  I then used a finger dabber with a mix of vintage photo and old paper distress ink. Once I liked the look I then turned it over and ironed out the wrinkles.  I then inked the edges with vintage photo once again to give a more detailed outline.

I added a shear blue and gold ribbon to the top of the frame.  A beautiful vintage look!

Now for the back of the card. I did the usual, stamped an image in versamark and poured clear embossing powder.

I wanted to add a cross to the card so I added it to the back.  I cut out a cross from a cardstock that had cross images on it and then I inked it up with versamark. I then poured clear Utee embossing powder and heat embossed.  I kept adding the Utee until the cross was evenly covered.

And now for the envelope.  I wanted to keep a vintage look so I inked up my medallion stamp in SU 'more mustard' and/ taken with teal' ink color and stamped the left corner of the envelope. 

I made a tissue paper flower by cutting approximately 12 circles out of blue tissue wrapping paper. I crumpled them all up individually and the carefully opened them and layed them one on top of each other. I then inked the edges randomly and then sprayed white glimmer mist over it. So beautiful!!

I then stamped the back of the envelop opening in the same color using another vintage looking stamp.

And finally, I inked the edges of the envelope in 'teal blue' ink.

Back with more cards real soon!!

Enjoy your weekend.

Lynn xx


Hi ladies,

I made my first medallion card using the medallion stamp by STAMPIN UP.
This mediallon stamp is so beautiful I can't wait to make more cards now.

I used three different ink colors and applied them to the stamp with an ink finger dabber.  Once my color was applied to the stamp I huffed on it to moisten the ink a little and then stamped my image. Cool effect!
I then inked the edges of the cardstock and distressed it with my finger.  I matted the image onto a contrasting color and then adhered it to the card base.

I added a pretty flower in the center of the card and a butterfly on the right corner. Now the card has dimension and pops it!

I used a sizzix's label die and stamped my greeting.  I punched out a few tiny butterflies out of glitter paper to give more color and dimension.

I inked all around the edges of the card and decided that I wanted to do something with the backside.
I inked up a flourish stamp, which works well with the medallion image, in versamark and stamped .
I poured sparkling white embossing powder over the versamark ink and heat set it.... and Voila!

Hope this card inspires you, come back for more fun using the medallion stamp from Stampin UP.

Bye for now ;)


Thursday, June 10, 2010


Hi everyone,

Just an update to let you know that I have been really busy working on other projects these past few weeks and haven't had time to devote to crafting.  Actually not entirely true as this past week I have had a huge change regarding my pastime hobby and that involved relocating my 'craft space' from the basement corner up into a spare room which seemed to only be collecting unused gym equipement.....?

Now I have a room all to myself and just for crafting. I'm so pleased with this decision and can't wait to be all settled in and start crafting again. And as for the gym moving into the basement, well we may actually use the machines down there.....or so we!

Anyways, just wanted to drop a note and say that I will be back by next week with more crafting projects to share with you.

Have a nice weekend!


Saturday, May 15, 2010


Well it's Saturday and raining again...what to do?.... make some cards - Yippee!

A coworker just had a baby girl so I decided to make a baby jumper card that I had once seen on a utube video.  I remembered the idea so I just went for it I have to say it turned out really cute.

I started with a regular 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card and used my 1 3/8" circle punch to make the collar and leg openings. I then punched out scallop circles with a 2" punch and then used a 1 /3/8" punch to end up with a round hollow scallop circle. I glued them to the openings and then just cut off the excess.  I added some glitter here and there- of course, and then tied a bow around the waiste. I finished by adding a few pink pearls.

Hope it inspires you to create one too!! 

Have a great weekend all!

Hugs xx


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Butterfly Tag

Well I've been having some fun lately and all because I've had some time to scrap.  I figured the best way to test out new techniques was to do them on tags.  That way if I mess it up it's not so bad and I can start over.
So here is my first technique - ink resist.  I stamped a beautiful butterfly in white ink and embossed it with clear sparkling embossing powder. I then applied a few different colors of distress ink all over the tag and simply wiped off the ink on my butterfly to reveal the white.  It was easy and quick.

I added some ribbon and a flower that I retouched with glitter and glimmer mist. Since this side of the tag was so pretty I just couldn't stop there.... so I also did the other!!

I added a flower on this side too!  Just love butterflies..... so pretty.
The tag now belongs to lovely Leigh-Ann who also has a passion for butterflies.... will have to make more!!

Have a nice day all,

Hugs xx

Friday, April 30, 2010

Tilda with a Rose

Oh my, I am totally in love with the MAGNOLIA STAMP collection. It features angel characters and my favorite right now is Tilda.  I found out that since she is an angel she doesn't have a mouth because      angels speak from the heart....  I didn't know that.

My challenge was not only to create a card with my first Tilda stamp image but to use my copic markers for the first time too.  I have to be honest, they really intimidated me at first, still do but not a much now that I tried them out. I attempted to do some shading and it worked here and there but I need to practice it more. 

My first Magnolia stamp is Tilda with a Rose.  I used glitter to add sparkle to some areas like her stockings, hairbow and wings.  I cut out the rose part and replaced it with a paper flower for added dimension...... I love the way it turned out...... hope you do too!!

Onto the next card now.... come back soon to check out my progress.

Have a nice weekend,
Lynn  xxx

Skateboarder Tag

Hi ladies,

Here's a distress tag I created for my son birthday using the 'Extreme Skateboard' stamp from Stampin Up.
This stamp is so cool and perfect for the distress look I was going for. I played around with black embossing powder to acheive a streak effect that intensified the skateboard illusion....  love it!

I also created a pouch out of an envelop to go with the tag.  I distressed it with the same colors of the tag and embossed silver stars as the embellishment.

My son loved it as I had also added sparkling green chipboard numbers on the backside of the tag revealing a phone number.  He was confused but when he understood that it was a 'his' new phone number he was estatic......  this gift was a huge success!!

More to come, stay tuned.
Lynn :)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Easel Card


I almost forgot, I have another card to share with you.  My neighbor's daughter is turning 11 years old so I took the opportunity to try out my card making skills again. This is my second hand made card. My first card was a true challenge (Wedding Card) so this one should be a little easier..... lol!

I decided to go with an easel card, simple enough and I had a cupcake in mind as my focal point. 

I used kraft card stock as my base and then layered a fushia rose color cardstock on the top and on the inside of the easel card.

I punched out the corners of a smaller piece of designer paper and applied stickles to each corner.  I cut out a scallop circle on purple cardstock and then a smaller one in white and inked the edges in pink. I stamped the cupcake image on the white scalloped circle and then again on a scrap piece of paper.  I colored in the cupcake and did the same on the extra one but only on the topping as I then cut it out, applied foam stickers to the back and aligned it on top of the my colored picture. This adds dimension to the picture and with a little more glitter glue (stickles) to accent the cream topping and hearts makes it all the more yummy looking.

To make the easal card stand up straight I alligned a Happy Birthday (Bonne Fete) banner 3/4's down the inside with foam glue dots to raise the banner a little.  This way the easal card front is blocked and sits against the banner. I stamped the saying in light violet and then applied the same color tone embossing powder over it and heat embossed it. I then inked the whole banner with light violet distress ink.

 I finished the bottom with a beautiful punch border and sprayed shinny glimmer mist to make it sparkle.

Hope you like it.

Lynn :)

Page 4

Hello again,

I have one more scrapbook page to post today and share with you and then I'm back in my scrappin room ready to challenge a new layout..... not sure what it will be so come back soon and be surprised.

This scrapbook page is titled 'Silly' for obvious reasons.... Kassidy had this thing about taking off a sock and for some bizarre reason putting it in his mouth...... to make me laugh no doubt. Check out the huge smiles on his face in these pics.... just adorable!!

I started off with a dark green cardstock base then glued a felt material frame around the page. Actually this piece was the negative part of a frame that I kept and didn't throw out....  I figured I could use it somehow and voila.... it's perfect for this layout.  I chose a piece of patterened designer paper in lighter green shade and cut it into 3 strips and spaced them out across the background paper for an added dimension. I used baby blue cardstock to frame the photos.

I used cardboard chip letters in various sizes and mounted them on using pop up foam stickers.

This was another really fun and easy page to work on.  Now I'm off onto creating my next scrapbook page so make sure to check out my blog again soon for new postings.

Have a nice week eveyone!

Page 3

Hi all,

Here's a scrapbook page that was really fun to do. I had cut out a picture about a year ago of an elephant taking a bath and thought it was so cute that I knew I wanted to incorporate it into a scrapbook page one day. Well that day has finlly come and Im really happy how it turned out.

The elephant was sitting in a cute red tub but I couldn't get a picture of Kass in a tub beside it so I traced the tub out onto a piece of  green cardstock, doubled the length of the tub so that there was enough room for both of them in tub.... too cute.

I rubbed green distress ink over the tub to give it an aged look.I then applied liquid applique to the rim of the tub to look like bath foam spilling over the rim. I had a wave made out of glittered chipboard so I just had to use it somewhere on this page and it fit perfectly in the center of the tub.  I also had a piece of material that I cut into a little square and added it to the picture as a little towel hanging off the bathtub rail.  I also cut into the picture, you'll notice Kass is holding onto the tub. I simply cut around his hand and then glued it to the tub. Cool effect!!

When thinking of the layout which only started with an elephant in a tub I thought back to when Kass was taking baths in my first home. We had shower curtains back then so I decided to hand draw curtains on a 12x12 yellow piece of cardstock and then cut it out using scallop scissors. I then did the same process with designer paper and layered it with foam backing and placed it on top of the yellow cardstock for added dimension. I inked the edges in brown distress ink and made it pop out even more.  My main background was a light blue piece of cardstock. I wanted to duplicate the bubbles around the elephant so I took a circle shape stamp and inked it in blue and white to get the bubble effect onto the page.  I also had a few bubbles made out of plastic so I randomly placed them on the page.

This page was a lot of fun bringing it all together.  Hope it inspires you to get creative and come up with new ideas.

See ya,

Lynn :)