Saturday, April 14, 2018

Birthday Flower

I'm trying to make a few extra birthday cards whenever I can so I'll have some on hand when I forget that so and so had a birthday - 2 weeks ago?  You know what I'm talking about I'm sure.  My intentions are always good,  but........

This was done for a challenge a week or so ago and never got entered and so once again...... good intentions, but...........
I used a flower stamp from Simon Says Stamp and the sentiment is from Stampabilities.

Thanks for stopping by...........and have a great weekend.
Lynn

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Those Little People

How about a cute couple of gnomes today.  I have to laugh every time I see gnomes because a few years ago my granddaughter could never remember what they were called so she just started calling them "those little people".  Everyone in the family picked up on that and so that's what they're referred to now. 

These two really are cute though and look so much in love.  They're from Gerda Steiner Designs for their progressive monthly challenge.  If you played along last month, you received this image free for the month.  If you didn't play along you can always go over to her shop and purchase it.   I colored mine with Copics, cut them out and then mounted them on several scraps of paper that matched their outfits.

Thanks for stopping by.........
Lynn

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Untwisted

This is one of the "Twist Tie" stamps from Art Impressions - however, I did a little bit of untwisting and only used one of the two giraffes.  He/she is colored with Polychromo pencils and I did some  distressing in the background around him/her.  The background die is from My Favorite Things.  I also had a couple of the clouds that I'd run though the Swiss Dots embossing folder so used those  along with a bit of twine.   Just a little "hey" card.

I'll enter this in the challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies ( to use a critter on the card),  Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets), and Double D Challenges (twine).

Thanks for stopping by...........
Lynn

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Happy Easter

 This is one of similar cards I sent out for Easter this year.  I'm going to be missing until sometime next week so just wanted to tell everyone to have a happy Easter if you celebrate.  The rabbit and butterfly are from Gerda Steiner stamps and the flower pot is from Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by............(and yes, I DID eat those jelly beans - and a whole lot more)!

Lynn

Monday, March 26, 2018

Fa-La-La-La-La.......


Llama!!!    A friend of mine used to have alpacas - which I suppose is like being a short llama - and I just loved them.   Nothing is cuter than a baby one either.  I can't say they smell just really nice because they don't and they also spit, but they're still cuties.  It's a little different when they come to you for a hug and then spit in your face.  Uck!

Anyway, this set of stamps is from Newton's Nook.  It really can be used for either Christmas or a birthday I think.  In fact, I used it for a birthday card not long ago.  I paired this with some red and white gingham paper and baker's twine.

I'll take this festive Christmas card over to Rudolf's Day challenge.   

Thanks for stopping by.........
Lynn

Thursday, March 22, 2018

A Flower is a Flower is a Flower.......

....or is that suppose to have something to do with a rose?  Now matter though because this is a peony!  The stamp is from Sugar Pea Designs.  I attempted - and notice I said attempted - to do the fancy no line coloring.  What a deal that was.  I got it stamped and then of course couldn't see what or where I'd stamped.  It didn't turn out too bad but I'm not skilled at that no line business.  The flower is colored with Prisma's and the leaves with Copics.  The sentiment was embossed on Vellum and added.

I haven't been around the last few days but have been a little busy.  Will get to visit everyone as soon as I can.

Thanks for stopping by..........
Lynn

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Dashing Through

Another super duper clean and simple card for Christmas.  I really debated whether or not to add some Nuvo, sequins, or something else and the final decision was to just not add anything.  (Besides that, I figured I'd screw it up and get glue all over the place or put the Nuvo drops in crazy places  and where they didn't belong--------not that I've ever done anything like that before though........Um.......)!

The cute little reindeer and sentiment come from Clearly Besotted stamps.  The die cut frame is from My Favorite Things (peek-a-boo).  The ground 'snow' was made using a MFT stencil and I used distress ink on the sky adding the snowflakes with a white gel pen  That pretty well sums up the card.

I'd like to enter this in a couple of challenges:
Happy Little Stampers Challenge- Christmas Anything goes with a reindeer (optional)
Happy Little Stampers Challenge - Anything goes with a die cut
Die's R Us Challenge - Frame It

Thanks for stopping by..........
Lynn



Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thumper Rocks!

This is a little different for an Easter card with that sentiment, but it's for a teenager and I think she'd get a kick out of it.  I just love this little rabbit from Paper Smooches (A Little Lovin).  The sentiment is from there too but in a different stamp set called  Sentiment Sampler.  I added some grass, clouds, trees, and sun - along with a scrap of patterned paper.

This is for the challenge at Paper Smooches.
Thanks for stopping by.........
Lynn

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Toads vs. Frogs



Just in case you didn't already know, there really is a difference between a frog and a toad.  Google it and you'll see what I'm talking about.  I always sorta figured they were the same....or pretty similar anyway but they really are different.    Toads usually are found more on land instead of in water like frogs.  Also, toads have a squat-tier  body where frogs are skinnier.  Interesting - right?  In other words, way back when you were young and called your boyfriend a toad, you were probably right!  We all dated toads I'm sure - at least I can think of one I dated.  He didn't like to swim at all and really did have a squatty body.   He was definitely a toad - and probably still is!  Eek!

Anyway.....in case you're wondering - these little guys are frogs.  They're from Sunny Studio Designs and are much too precious to be called a toad.  It's a good set to create a scene and I think it'll be a cute birthday card.    All the images were colored, cut out, and then placed on the card after creating the 'water' and clouds with distress inks.  Of course I just had to add the heart and belly button art  (pearl) to mama and the bow tie to papa.  

.....And believe it or not, I'm going to enter this in the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.  I finally feel like I'm creating a card with snippets on it!   It's been a long time since I've been there.  Too long!

Thanks for stopping by.............
Lynn

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Another Bookmark

If you've followed my blog for a while you'll remember about this same time last year I posted a picture of a bookmark that was sent to my daughter.  I believe it was number 76 on bookmarks.  She's a principal of one of the schools in Texas and she gives the children a bookmark when she notices them being kind to one another in the hallway, etc.   I made 50 more over the summer and sent them so she'd have them at the beginning of school.

Around Christmas said she was running low.....as in "out", so needed more.   I started another batch but really hadn't done too many.  After receiving this cute image from Gerda Steiner Designs for her progressive challenge, I decided to make it into a bookmark - and will be making several more like it to send on their way.   The sentiment is from Newton's Nook and then I added the tiny die cut heart.  I did a little masking and stenciling in the background with some distress ink.

I'll enter this in the monthly challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs.

Thanks for stopping by..........
Lynn

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Tropical Tweet-ness

A little bit of tweet-ness for today with a birthday card .   The bird is framed out with a piece of the negative of  alcohol ink technique I tried the other day.  Looked a little tropical so thought this guy would fit in there perfect.  Not much to say other than a bit of dimension, coloring, and twine was added.  The image is from My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by............
Lynn

Saturday, March 3, 2018

It's A Bunny



I try to make at least one Easter card every year using this cute little guy from Inkadinkado.  I've always loved those l-o-n-g ears.  Easter will be here before we know it....and that means springtime and pretty weather!  YEA!

I used some stitched circles from Lil Inker and a cloud die (that I embossed after cutting) from Lawn Fawn.  The background clouds were made with a stencil I made and I used distress ink for them.  The "ground" is a piece of gingham and used the hillside borders from Lawn Fawn.  The sentiment is from Memory Box.

I followed the sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches so will enter it in their challenge.  I'd also like to enter this into Cute Card Thursday (anything goes) and 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.


Thanks for stopping by...........
Lynn

Friday, March 2, 2018

For A Guy

I used to make cards for guys all the time and really enjoyed doing it but the last year or so I've gotten out of the habit and only seem to make one when  I have to have one - and then it's usually done in a hurry.

After my sweet blogging friend Carol sent me some die cuts of this fabulous Kaisercraft deer I decided I was going to use them for birthdays and also Christmas.   Probably anything else I can think of  too since I love this die!

This is super duper extremely simple but sometimes you just have to do one of those even though this may be a little over the top on simplicity.    A lot of guys don't like all the fluff and stuff on a card anyway so I think this will work just fine. 

Since it's completely done in black and white I'll enter it in the Tuesday Throwdown challenge (to use black and white). 

Thanks for stopping by..........
Lynn

Monday, February 26, 2018

Christmas Tree

A clean and simple card for the Rudolph Days Challenge this month.  I'm determined to make a couple of Christmas cards each month this year.  Of course I said that last year too and even though I started off with a bang, I fizzled pretty quick.  Hopefully I can stick with it this year.

The tree is from Lovely as a Tree from Stampin' Up and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. 

Thanks for stopping by...........
Lynn

Thursday, February 22, 2018

A Little Too Busy

I'm not sure if this is just not a "Lynn card" or if, with all those pink flowers, it got a little too busy....and maybe a little too artsy fartsy.      Seems like a bit too much to me - but hey, surprise - it doesn't have a critter on it!  Shock, I know!

It really isn't the type of card I usually do but I saw the stamp from Simon Says Stamp, fell in love, bought it, and then pretty much came to a screeching halt on what to do with it.  I think next time there won't be all that coloring business going on.  I used the Zigs to color the flowers - and that's not something I usually do either.  The "You" die and sentiment are also from Simon.  I cut the You in white and layered it several times and then attempted to create a shadow having the bottom layer in black.

Thanks for stopping by............
Lynn

Monday, February 19, 2018

Two Plus Two Plus Two



Two little rabbits, two little hearts, and this will be headed to two beautiful little granddaughters.  They even have a pet rabbit too.... but only one and not two.

The image is from Gerda Steiner Designs and I'll be entering it in their monthly challenge.   I used a Mama Elephant frame die and a Lawn Fawn grass die.  The clouds were made using a homemade stencil with distress ink and the sentiment is an older one from Mark's Finest Papers.

Thanks for stopping by.............
Lynn

Friday, February 16, 2018

Together

No, this isn't another Valentine card!  This is an anniversary card for some friends.   The stamp set is from Newton's Nook and the sentiment is a very old one from Stampin' Up.  The small hearts were punched out from an Impression Obsession die.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Casology (together) and at CAS(E) this Sketch (sketch challenge).

Thanks for stopping by...............
Lynn

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Cupid Cat Defending his Depends

Today's the big day and Cupid Cat is out and about attempting to defend his Depends.  Doesn't look like he did a very good job of it though - or maybe he just shot himself with that arrow.  As long as the arrow didn't poke a hole in the Depends all will be good though.

Some people would say Cupid Cat is all decked out here in his bloomers, undies, Jockey's or whatever but as you get older you see things like this and figure they just have to be Depends!

This is an image from C.C. Designs.  Don't you love the expression on his face!  My funny Valentine that I'll enter in the challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

Thanks for stopping by.........and hope everyone has a nice Valentine's Day.
Lynn

Monday, February 12, 2018

Froggy Valentine

Using another one of the panels I created with the alcohol inks.  This one reminded me of lily pads so what better to put on that other than a frog from Penny Black of course. 

Are we getting tired of Valentine's Day cards yet?!  Only a couple more days so all will be good once again.

Thanks for stopping by...........
Lynn


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Bright Thanks

Very seldom will I try something new at all, but I recently saw a video using alcohol inks and Yupo paper and liked it.  Of course I didn't have any of the inks (or paper either for that matter) so splurged and got a bottle of  the blue, green, and yellow inks and a package of the Yupo.    Last of the big time spenders - right? 

I figured those colors just have to look good together - maybe?  The jury is still out on the colors I picked mainly because the green and yellow turned into lime (minus the margarita!!).   It still came out looking pretty close to something or another.  (Like maybe splotches of blue, green and yellow)?   Since I was at a complete loss on what to do with this after it dried, I just die cut the piece with a rectangle die and then slapped a "thanks" die from Memory Box on it and layered it several times to make it kinda poof out a little.

Something different anyway.......

Thanks for stopping by.........
Lynn

Monday, February 5, 2018

More Raccoons!

Another little raccoon from Hero Arts for you today.  Since it's another clean and simple card there really isn't too much you can say about it - so I just won't say anything.

I know I  haven't been around lately.  The computer bit the dust last week.  It wasn't pretty at all.   Surely this new one will last a little bit longer though.

Thanks for stopping by.........
Lynn

Friday, January 26, 2018

Garbage

I think I probably took at least 10 photos of this card and no matter what I did, it wasn't coming out right.  The colors are all wonky and the whole thing looks totally screwy!  But.....it is what it is and I'm tired of trying to get a good picture of it.  In other words, I just gave up!

The little raccoon is from the Love Bandit set - Hero Arts.   Not only was is impossible to get a good photo of it but it took two days to finally come up with an idea on how to get that raccoon on a card and have it look right.  I saw the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches though and that seemed to make it all come together - so I'll enter it in their sketch challenge this week!


Thanks for stopping by.............and have a great weekend

Lynn

Monday, January 22, 2018

Git 'Er Done Valentine

Yep, Valentine's Day is right around the corner so I figured I'd better hurry up and get a couple of cards made.  This really is a git 'er done card.   My brain was having a hard time kicking in that day.  It does that more days than not lately though it seems.

That cute little penguin and the sentiment are from Gerda Steiner Designs.   Gosh, there's not much else to say about this other than I added a piece of twine.  Done deal!

I assume penguins can be considered critters so I'll enter then in the 2  Crafty Critter Crazies challenge.

Thanks for stopping by...............
Lynn 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Joyous?

Better late than never, right?  This was one of the cards I sent out for Christmas last month.   I managed to get it posted to Instagram, but not over here.  Don't know if they're spreading joy or just waiting for a treat to come their way!

I did a little stenciling behind this cute group but it's hard to see.  I seem to either have a really heavy hand with that - or no hand at all.   The stamp is from Simon Says Stamp and then sentiment from Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by...........
Lynn

Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Slacker Is Back

Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and yes.....Happy Valentine's Day too!  I'm back.....at least for today.

I saw the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge last week and really liked it so figured I'm give it a whirl.  I attempted a technique that Jennifer McGuire showed using alcohol inks and water for the background on this card.  I don't have any alcohol inks so used some Copic refills.  The hearts are from Stampin' Up.

What surprised me most of all was that I didn't turn my craft area into a pink, red, and blue room due to spilling the water everywhere.  I also didn't end up looking like a pink Smurf either which was a plus.

I'll enter this in the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge.



Thanks for stopping by............and I'll hopefully be back soon.

Lynn