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Monday, August 21, 2017

Friends: Fuel for the SOUL with a New Challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog

It's a new challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog? Challenge #264 - which is anything goes! How easy is that??? Our fabulous sponsor is Digi Stamps 4 Joy!
      
The image I chose to use is Head Shot Hat and Beads with a friendship sentiment from Create with TLC


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • card is 5x7 using The DCWV Girly Stack as the background - love the Eiffel Tower look in the background
  • image was colored with Spectrum Noir and Whisper Stroke Markers, Prism Colored Pencils with gel pen accents, fussy cut around the edges 
  • lace rose was from Miriam's Crafting Supplies
  • Queen & Co. Pearls for her necklace and earrings
  • pendent was made using a charm from Lori Branigan with a Graphic 45 image for the center which was fussy cut and glued to the center with jump rings on the top
  • butterfly is from K&Co
  • AND of course, the Stickles Fairy just had to add her special touch!
  • sentiments from Create with TLC and cut using Darice Embossing Die Cut and chalked around the edges and scrap paper cut in 2.375 x 3.375 to look "patchwork" with faux stitching:

I can't wait to see your projects!!!
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Much love, hugs, and friendship

Friday, August 11, 2017

Fresh Start with a New Challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog

It's a new challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog? Challenge #263 - which is a color challenge: 

                 
how fun are those colors? Our fabulous sponsor, 
                               

and I chose to use this Bestie image, Fluffy Besties Love to Shop with all the shopping bags and to also use a sassy sentiments from Create with TLC :


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • card is a size A2 card with using scraps as the background
  • image was colored with Spectrum Noir and Whisper Stroke Markers, Prism Colored Pencils with gel pen accents, fussy cut around the edges 
  • daisies are Recollection
  • Queen & Co. Pearls
  • nail heads used on bracelet and necklace were from a swap
  • sentiments from Create with TLC and cut using Darice Embossing Die Cut and chalked around the edges

I can't wait to see your projects!!!
I appreciate and love reading your comments - and hoping you leave me some bloggie love.  


Much love, hugs, and friendship

Lynne

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Congratulations Wendy and Shawn

My beautiful niece, Wendy got married on Saturday. It was a beautiful day for an outdoor wedding and she was a stunning bride! I made their wedding card to replicate their wedding invitation:


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • 5x7 inch card with DCWV Harvest Stack and Recollections cardstock
  • image is their engagement picture which I framed using Darice Embossing Folder Die Cut
  • faux stitching around all the layers
  • lace was a great find at a local Dollar Tree
  • sentiments are from Create with TLC  which were cut and chalked around the edges 



    Here is the original wedding invitation:


    I believe I did a fairly good job replicating the invitation. Now, to share with you the beautiful bride with her handsome groom:



    I appreciate and love reading your comments - and hoping you leave me some bloggie love.  


    Much love, hugs, and friendship

    Lynne

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    Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    Thinking of You Rosie with a New Challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Blog

    It's a new month which means a new challenge with Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge where it's always anything goes as long as you use a patterned paper!!!

    My dear friend, Rosie, has had extensive surgery and has been in a nursing home for the past month. We normally do a great many things together including going to Healthtrax for the Aqua Arthritis Class - WELL, I made this card for the girls to sign to let her know she is in our thoughts and prayers:



    RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
    • size A2 card with DCWV La Creme Stack for the background
    • image is from Create with TLC which was colored with Prisma Markers and Colored Pencils with gel pen accents and of course Stickles and fussy cut around the edges
    • front sentiment was hand-written with white gel pen
    • flowers were made using Fiskars Burst Punch with pearl centers - ya think I might have gotten a bit carried away with the flowers??
    • sentiments is also from Create with TLC which was cut with rounded corners and chalked around the edges 


    I love these images from Create with TLC as they are soft images slightly accented and with a few soft colors - viola,you have the front of the card! Also, this sentiment is one of many Create with TLC's religious sentiments.

    I can't wait to see what you create this month for Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Blog!!!!

    I appreciate and love reading your comments - and hoping you leave me some bloggie love.  


    Much love, hugs, and friendship

    Lynne

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    Sunday, July 30, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joyce

    I just have to share with you this sweet card that I made for Bob's sister's birthday using Aurora Wings Wisteria Sprite:


    RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
    • size A2 card with DCWV Le Chateau Mat Stack for the background
    • image is from  was colored with Prisma Markers and Colored Pencils with gel pen accents and of course Stickles and fussy cut around the edges
    • flowers were made using Fiskars Burst Punch with pearl centers - 
    • sentiments are from Create with TLC of of which was cut and chalked around the edges and the other was cut using Darice Embossing Folder Die Cut and chalked around the edges



      This card was such fun to create and sew whimsical - hope you enjoy it also!

      I appreciate and love reading your comments - and hoping you leave me some bloggie love.  


      Much love, hugs, and friendship

      Lynne

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      Friday, July 28, 2017

      Those Who Leave a Trail of Glitter Are Never Forgotten with a New Challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog

      It's a new challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog? Challenge #261 - which is anything goes
      with the fabulous sponsor, Scrap N Dipity and I had the privilege to use Scrapbooking Christine which I decided not only to try a new card fold (thank you Kimberly Pate for inspiring me to try this fold) but to use a sassy Create with TLC sentiment on the inside and sewing buttons:



      RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
      • card is 6x5.5 inches using Recollections and DCWV The Crafter's Stack is the background
      • image was colored with Spectrum Noir and Whisper Stroke Markers, Prism Colored Pencils with gel pen accents, fussy cut around the edges 
      • buttons are from my stash
      • ribbon was wrapped around before the outside layer was added and tied into a bow 
      • . . . and of course the Stickles Fairy came to play!
      • sentiment was from Create with TLC and cut using Darice Embossing Die Cut and chalked around the edges

      I can't wait to see your projects!!!
      I appreciate and love reading your comments - and hoping you leave me some bloggie love.  


      Much love, hugs, and friendship

      Tuesday, July 25, 2017

      This Ocean Nymph is Beckoning You to Come Swim Away With Her

      I recently participated in an Altered Altoid's Box Swap. My Swap Partner expressed an interest in mermaids. As an added bonus, I included Urban Threads Ocean Nymph Lace. This is done in two (2) pieces and then joined by a brad that she is movable calling all the fishermen to fall under her spell!!!


      Threads used are Sulky Rayon Embroidery Thread as I like the finished look and feel. I used a two layers of water soluble stabilizer and then rinsed her out to remove the stabilizer and viola you have an Ocean Nymph to hang in your bathroom, Christmas Tree, or anywhere she pleases!

      I appreciate and love reading your comments - and hoping you leave me some bloggie love.  


      Much love, hugs, and friendship

      Lynne

      Monday, July 24, 2017

      Sunflower Placemats for Ray and Beth

      Gayle's son and daughter-in-law just celebrated their wedding anniversary. Beth loves sunflowers and Gayle incorporated my help with embroidering this Sunflower Corner Toile from Embroidery Library in the corner of these plaid placemats!!! I love the finished look



      I used a single layer of water dissoluble stabilizer and used a damp sponge and viola finished product!

      I appreciate and love reading your comments - and hoping you leave me some bloggie love.  


      Much love, hugs, and friendship

      Lynne

      Sunday, July 23, 2017

      Summer Fun Blog Hop with Create with TLC

      Welcome to Summer Fun Create with TLC Blog Hop with a different Create with TLC freebie image with every step along the way!!! It's summer fun time - what are your plans for the summer????? Summer Fun could be spent in the water swimming or even on a boat fishing! As for myself, my boyfriend has a cabin in Pymatuning, PA where we take the boat and go fishing on the lake or Sunday becomes a Road Trip.

      If you have arrived from Lisa Lynn, then you are in the right place - if not, here is the complete list of my Create with TLC teamies and friends: 
      Lisa Lynn (previous summer fun stop)
      Lynne (current summer fun stop)
      Rhonda Sue (your next summer fun stop)
      Carol
      Shelly 
      Vicky
      Wendy
      Create with TLC

      The image that is available for you on my blog is Vintage Summer Fun Antics on the Beach. Just right click on the image and save the file for your own personal used


      For my card, I had a lot of fun not only chalking, using border punches, but also doing some fussy cutting:

      RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
      • size A2 card
      • image was pre-colored but adding chalk to the sky and Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush
      • waves were made using Martha Stewart Eyelet Border Punch and chalking the edges
      • Seashell sticker

      • sentiments are from Create with TLC die cut using Darice Embossing Folder and chalked around the edges  



      Your next stop on our hop is Rhonda Sue

      Now, you know that I can't let a reference to a song go unnoticed without having a sing-a-long - I love this song and often sing it while sitting in the boat and fishing!!!! 


      Thank you for stopping and visiting today and hope you come back again!!!


      I thank you for stopping by and visiting today.  I appreciate and love reading your comments . . is your comment the next one I read??? 

      Much love, hugs, and friendship
      Lynne

      Saturday, July 22, 2017

      Here We Go Steelers!!!

      I love making these Mug Rugs as they are made entirely in the hoop of my Embroidery Machine (her name is Thelma on good days!!!) including the machine quilting!!!

      Today's Mug Rug is the Pittsburgh Steeler Logo with Steeler fabric on the back and the logo in the center for Emb Sport Pittsburgh Steelers Embroidery Designs Logo combined with Oma's Place Christmas Mug Rug Set Plain:


      As you can see, I use the city of Champions colors - black and gold!

      I love these as they are a little bigger than a coaster and smaller than a placemat and purrfect to place a glass of wine, cup of tea or coffee along with a snack such as a cookie, brownie, or piece of chocolate and are completely washable!!! They can be mailed using just a standard stamp in a 5x7 envelope!!!! 

      This includes a top layer of fabric and the bottom fabric, stabilizer, and a layer of batting - better yet, you can combine these with any of the Pittsburgh Steelers Microwave Bowl Cozies.

      I appreciate and love reading your comments - and hoping you leave me some bloggie love.  


      Much love, hugs, and friendship

      Lynne

      Friday, July 21, 2017

      Pittsburgh City of Champions

      I love making these Mug Rugs as they are made entirely in the hoop of my Embroidery Machine (her name is Thelma on good days!!!) including the machine quilting!!!

      Today's Mug Rug is a skyline of my hometown, the city of Pittsburgh which was an image for Julia's Needle USA City Skylines III combined with Oma's Place Bonnet Rug Plain:


      As you can see, I use the city of Champions colors - black and gold!

      I love these as they are a little bigger than a coaster and smaller than a placemat and purrfect to place a glass of wine, cup of tea or coffee along with a snack such as a cookie, brownie, or piece of chocolate and are completely washable!!! They can be mailed using just a standard stamp in a 5x7 envelope!!!! 

      This includes a top layer of fabric and the bottom fabric, stabilizer, and a layer of batting - better yet, you can combine these with any of the Pittsburgh Sports Teams Microwave Bowl Cozies.

      I appreciate and love reading your comments - and hoping you leave me some bloggie love.  


      Much love, hugs, and friendship

      Lynne

      Monday, July 17, 2017

      Wicked Birthday Fun for a Friend with a New Challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog

      It's a new challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog? Challenge #259 - which is a color challenge:

      with the fabulous sponsor,  Sheep Ski Designs and I had the privilege to use Grace which I decided to make into a birthday card using sassy Create with TLC sentiments on the inside:


      RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
      • card is size A2 Recollection card stock
      • background is DCWV 
      • image was colored with Spectrum Noir and Whisper Stroke Markers, Prism Colored Pencils with gel pen accents, fussy cut around the edges 
      • frame was cut using Darice Die Cut and metallic card stock
      • flowers were made using Fiskars Burst Punch with pearl centers
      • sentiment was from Create with TLC and cut using Darice Embossing Die Cut and chalked around the edges

      I can't wait to see your projects!!!
      I appreciate and love reading your comments - and hoping you leave me some bloggie love.  


      Much love, hugs, and friendship

      Lynne

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      Saturday, July 1, 2017

      God Bless the USA with ATC's and New Challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Blog

      Over half of the year is over. With that being said, it's a new month which means a new challenge with Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge where it's always anything goes as long as you use a patterned paper!!!

      In the United States we are celebrating our Independence on July 4th.I was in a recent swap with 4th of July ATC's and thought I would share with you my vintage ATC's:







      RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
      • an ATC is an Artist Trading Card measuring 2.5 x 3.5 and a lot of fun to make
      • vintage images found on the internet
      • of course, the Stickles Fairy had to come and add accents 
      • Queen & Co. Pearls, bows, and flower from stash 
      I can't wait to see what you create this month for Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Blog!!!!

      I appreciate and love reading your comments - and hoping you leave me some bloggie love.  


      Much love, hugs, and friendship