Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Published in Take Ten!

Hi Friends,

I am so excited to share this news with you...I am published in the upcoming Autumn issue of Take Ten magazine!!  I received my advanced artist's copy last Friday, and was thrilled to find my card on page 59 - a Christmas card that I had submitted a while back.  This is one of those Little Things that put a big smile on my face!

Hugs,
Lynda

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Stamp-A-Faire projects

Hello!

It was a long day, but lots of fun yesterday!!  I didn't complete every challenge, but I did manage five of them...here are the pictures:



This first one is from the Mixing Mists to Match Challenge.  I had a Royal Velvet ink refill in my Top Chef kit, so that is what I used to make the mist.  I followed Dawn's recipe, just water and ink!  I love the soft effect it gives to my background...I also used the mist sprayed on white seam binding and dyed the ribbon to match.  I used a bit of tea dye ink to age the ribbon and the lace underneath. 


This next card is the Sprinkle of Salt Challenge.  I watercolored the background, then sprinkled sea salt on it to give it a mottled look. (This was my hubby's favorite) I also used the limited edition stamp set, Reason to Smile...I love this set!



This is the Gallon/Quart/Pint Challenge.  I used a "gallon" of neutral, a "quart" of canyon clay, and a "pint" of aqua mist.




This is the Whipping Up Scent-sational Cards Challenge...I used coffee grounds as my scent...so much fun!! Can't wait to make more of this type of card!



This last card was the Limited Ingredients Challenge...exactly what it says! We were limited to these colors, the 1" strip of gray, and a round punch.  I chose to fussy cut the stamped shape (Mat Stack 3) so I technically stayed within the guidelines!  (Thanks, Dawn!!)  Since I couldn't use patterned paper, I used the flower centers stamp to make a "sprinkled" background, and I used a flower stamp to make the "buttons" (that was tough!!)

So that is all I could manage yesterday...believe me, it was so much more fun and informative to watch and read ALL of the videos and tutorials...I learned so much, and had to step outside of my comfort zone (a lot!)

Have a great week,
Lynda




PTI August Blog Hop

Hello! 

After a busy day with Stamp-A-Faire yesterday, I have one post for the PTI Blog Hop.  I chose this challenge:



and here is my card:


All stamps and ink are from PTI.  More from yesterday's event later!

Hugs,
Lynda

Friday, August 23, 2013

Just One More....

Hi!

I told you I am loving this stamp set!  I was too late to link up with the SFYTT with this card, but wanted to share it with you anyway. Can you believe it?  Three posts this week!  Take a look:
For this one, I took the sentiment literally and water-colored outside the lines...messy but fun!

That's all for today,
Lynda

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Another Reverse Confetti Design

Hello again!

I am back today with another card made with my new set from Reverse Confetti called Dream in Color...I had so much fun thinking up ideas for this, that I just could not put it down!  Take a look:
For this one, I used PTI candle die cuts and turned them into crayons!  So easy and colorful...one of those Little Things that keeps me crafting! 

Back soon,
Lynda

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Dream in Color!

Hello!

I know I have been MIA for quite a while, but now that things have settled into a much calmer routine, I can get back to posting!  Suffice it to say that I have been continuing to grab moments to create, but just haven't had the time to photograph and blog, if you know what I mean??

Today I have a card that I made with a stamp I bought from a new company, Reverse Confetti...I love it!!  The stamp set is called Dream in Color - take a look:






I just love the possibilities with the selection of phrases in this set!  I am looking forward to seeing what other new goodies are coming from Reverse Confetti!!  I'll have more tomorrow...

Hugs,
Lynda

Friday, October 12, 2012

What a Week!

Well hello, dear friends!

I know I have been MIA since July on the blog here, but believe me, I have not been slacking in my life!  The past few months have been busy with attending baby showers, knitting blankets and booties, and crocheting bibs...altho I made sure to throw in some papercrafting too!  The next big event in our family was to be the coming of Connor Murphy Ooms, expected to arrive in November,  so of course, we planned to have a shower for Lisa in October.  I have been busy crafting goodies and gifties and banners for the shower, which is scheduled for October 20th...however, on Tuesday, October 9, at 7:42 p.m. Connor decided to make his entrance to this world weighing in at 6 pounds 6 ounces and 18 inches - 5 weeks early!  You can imagine the scrambling we have been doing to get things ready for him...his parents thought they had lots of time still!  (Silly, first-time parents!!) 

Connor is doing great - he is such a sweet boy - very healthy, but having just a bit of trouble keeping down his formula, so he is spending a few more days in the NICU.  Lisa is doing very well, but was a bit sad at having to leave him there when she was released on Thursday.  But we are all very thrilled to have this adorable boy joining the family! I'll post pictures very soon, and hopefully, Connor will be attending his first party on October 20th!

Hugs,
Lynda