Saturday, June 30, 2012

Who's Two - Sketchabilities # 74


Here is the new sketch reveal at Sketchabilities. Our designers are rocked this one! Karan's talent is just amazing and her sketches are so much fun to work with. I'm always excited to see what everyone does with the sketch. I did this layout of my little great nephew Noah who turned two this past November. It's so much fun to watch him grow. Everytime I see him, he has learnt new things and tells his "Ana" all sort of interesting tidbits, lol.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Supplies: Bo Bunny Serenity Collection "Serenity Garden", " Fans", "Serenity", "Stripe", Color Me Crazy Flowers, Bo Bunny Noteworthy, Misc. Buttons, Prima Resist Canvas

Friday, June 29, 2012

Practical Scrappers - Smash Journal Feature

Today at Practical Scrappers I have the opportunity to feature my "Smash Journal", so I thought I would share the post with all of you too!

Happy Friday Everyone! It's Practical Scrapper Lynn here this morning and I wanted to share one of my latest projects with you. I was out one day and decided to buy a "Smash Journal". Not sure what to do with it, I brought it home. Let me tell you....this is one fun project! The possibilities are endless. It's a great way to use up all those little scraps of paper, those stamps that have been hiding in the box, the little mementos that have been tucked away. I now have a basket on my desk full of little bits and pieces to use for my journal. Here is an example of a few pages that I've done.

 Here is the Journal when I bought it
 This is what I did with the cover. Too much fun! I used embellishments that have been hidden away for years.
I had some left over Graphic 45 from a layout, so I did the cover page with it.
 This is a page about my daughter. She wrote the little green sticky note and left it on my desk one day. That is how this page started.
 A page about my son. Don't forget to bring out the masks and stencils. 
 I love pigs so I thought I would print out a contact sheet of some of my favorite photos and do a page.
 These next two are a memory page for my little Tessa. A great way to use up those pieces from a 6x6 paper pack!
The possibilities are endless. I love doing this because I feel it just lets your creativity run wild. Anything goes! So if you are "Smashing", have fun, and if your thinking about getting one..take the step..you will be amazed at what you can do with it! Enjoy your day everyone, and thank you for letting me share my journal with you.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Unwritten

Morning Everyone! It's Thursday, so that means a new song reveal at Scrap It With A Song. Today our Rock Chicks are showcasing layouts from the song "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield. Each week we feature a new song and you have all month to enter. If you link up your project you just may be chosen to join us as a Guest Designer! Thanks to Pat at the Urban Scrapbook, I was once again challenged to use the new Glitz Design products. So yummy! I love the earthy tones and got right to cutting and inking, not sure where it was going to go. The song was so inspiring, it just seemed to flow! Have a wonderful day and hope to see you singing along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Glitz Designs "Pretty In Pink" Collection
"Toile"
 "Music"
 "Polka Dot"
                "Happy Travels Floral"
                 "Peek A Boos"
                "Epoxy Words"
Additional Supplies: Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Vintage Photo", Petaloo Flowers K&C Company Letter Stickers






Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The "little things' are not so little after all - Frosted Designs



It's Tuesday..and that means another sketch reveal at Frosted Designs. I took the two page sketch and made it into a single page layout. That's what I love, it's how you interpret the sketch. I usually try to stick pretty close to the original, but this one I wanted to try something a little different. I'm excited to see what everyone does for this one. I just had to scrap the pics of the puppies on Mothers Day playing in the sprinkler. They thought it was the funnest thing ever. We just sat on the deck an laughed. We had two soaking wet Doodles! They would dry off, and just run right back in the water. It was the highlight of my day!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Supplies: Bo Bunny Ambrosia Collection " Flowers", "Trellis", "Dot", Bo Bunny Kitchen Spice Cinnamon, Prima Flowers, Recollections Flowers, Ambrosia combo stickers, Tim Hotz Distress Ink "Vintage Photo"

Friday, June 22, 2012

Misting & Inking with Lynn

This is my showcase day at Practical Scrappers. It gives everyone on the design team a chance to show some of their work or share a technique! So here is what I've done.....


Good Morning Everyone! It's Practical Scrapper Lynn this morning to show you a few projects that I've used some inking and misting techniques on. I find ink really adds definition to your patterned paper or cardstock. I always think it makes a layout "pop" off the page. With a little distressing and ink, you have a vintage page in no time. Misting is another fun thing I love to do. Using stencils or masks you can add a little touch of something to your background. There are so many different products on the market today to try.  So go ahead and have some fun! 

 On this layout I used flower stencil and my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. I started with just a little corner to add a "little something" and before I knew it, the whole background was done!

 For this layout I again misted some flowers on my winter layout. Just a touch here and there added some color. I distressed and inked my layers and ribbon for that little bit of "shabby"



For this one I used my ink pad and a dauber to do a chicken wire background. I didn't want to spray all of my paper, so I just used my Tim Holtz Distress Ink and daubed all the little hexagons for a softer look. By the end of the day I'm usually covered in ink, sparkles and some stickers, but what I've learned is...Baby Wipes are the perfect thing to clean up with!! 
So off I go to play with my sprays, so I hope you all have a Scrap Happy Day!


Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn



Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I'm So Lucky To Have You In My Life

Good Morning, Good Morning...(my attempt at singing) lol. Today at Practical Scrappers we are featuring Birthday Layouts! The design team is just so talented. They are all unique and such a beautiful group of women. I also took inspiration from the amazing sketches at Scrapfriends. For my layout I did a few photos of my sister and myself on our birthday. We have birthdays three days apart, but we always say we are twins, lol. We are the best of friends. My sister and I call each other every morning to talk about what's new on the blog feed, what we are scrapping, and what's new since last night's coffee!! We live really close together so we get to see alot of each other. Our kids are more like siblings than cousins and we are always celebrating something, lol. So Sis...this one's for you! Love ya, miss ya, so CALL ME!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn.

Supplies: Prima Doodle Deux Collection "lucky charms", 6x6 paper pack, Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Walnut", Misc. Buttons, Prima Resist Canvas

Monday, June 18, 2012

Practical Scrapper Design Team Call

Practical Scrappers is looking for New Designers to join our team. The term for this position would run from July 1st to January 1st. Designers need to contribute three projects per month. We have extraordinary talent on our team, just check out of Designers Extraordinaire Tab, we would love to add you to that mix. If you are looking for a place to get your feet wet and get more exposure we are it!

To apply send a brief paragraph about yourself, your style, and your current design team commitments to practicalscrappers@gmail.com - Please include a link to your blog. Applications will be accepted thru June 27th midnight CST. International applicants are welcome!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn
Good Morning everyone! Today at Practical Scrappers we are featuring Birthday Cards. I had some Echo Park goodies on my desk and decided I should make a card for one of my boy's birthdays in July. All three...Clint, Ryan and Christopher are all July b'days! Momma's gonna be baking alot of cakes!! Come by and see what our designers did today, great ideas!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Supplies: Echo Park "Note To Self" Collection

Best Buds



It's another sketch reveal my friends at Let's Get Sketchy today. Our sketch comes from our own talented Tabitha. This was an easy one to work with. I had some Authentique on my desk and this photo of my daughter when she was 2 years old with her very best buddy Chancy. We rescued Chancy from the local shelter when she was just a few months old. She was Nicole's best friend and protector. We have so many fond memories of her. Everything just fell together for this layout. I love when that happens! So...stop by, have some fun and join our challenge if you can. I would love to see some friends come by.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Supplies: Authentique Loyal Collection, ""Devoted","Faithful", "Itinerary", "Honest","Euphoria"American Crafts Brads and Ribbon, Fab Scraps Flowers, Tim Holtz Stamps and Distress Ink "Walnut"

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Frosted Designs Blog Hop - My Scrap Room


Welcome to the Frosted Designs Crafting Space Blog Hop!!! If you came from Anita's then you are in the right spot! She is one amazingly talented artist, so I'm sure you have a great time visiting her blog!  

Now here is a tour of my craft space.....

 My room is our den at the front of our house. It's nice because I have
a lot of natural light.
 I've hung curtain rods on the wall to display some of my favourite layouts and I love to have shelves
full of the nick nacks that hold special memories for me.
 I love the new shelves I got from Costco with the canvas baskets!

I collect pigs, so around my craft space are pigs of every size and shape.
 I labeled all the baskets using "Word"
 My table looks out over our front veranda, so plenty of natural light
 I love flower pots, so I store all my scissors, pens, and distress tools in them
I always have a least one puppy under my desk, so they have a little bed under the table.
Now this is what it looks like on any given morning when I'm working on a project. 

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my crafting space with you. The next stop on your hop is Lori .Let's pop on over and see what her crafting space looks like! Make sure at the end you remember to stop back at Frosted Designs to be eligible for the prize! If you've lost your way here is the line up!





Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Masks & Stencils Tutorial - Frosted Designs

This is my first ever tutorial I've done!! It's posted this morning at Frosted Designs! It took me a long time to decide what to do a tutorial on...so I picked my favorite thing...ink, mist and stain!!!! So here it is....



Good Morning fellow scrappers! Today I want to share a tutorial on masks and stencils. I had bought quite of few of these and it took me quite awhile to figure out what to do with them. After playing around I found I could mist them, ink them, or use a distress stain dauber! This is just too much fun! I'm going to show you all of the stencils on white cardstock just so you can see it a little more clearly. So here we go.....
 To start you just lay your stencil on the paper and spray away! I usually have spray everywhere but you also can protect the areas you don't want sprayed with scrap paper. 

 And here is what it looks like after you finish. It's great to use them for backgrounds on plain cardstock too!
 For this chicken wire stencil I used Distress Stain. You just daub away and you don't need to use much!
 Here is what the finished product looks like! Try it on patterned paper or use paper towel to take some of the stain off to give it a muted look.
 Now this mask I have had for a long time and was scared to use it. But out comes the spray mist and it's just so easy to create a border on your paper.
 Voila! Great for cards, borders or backgrounds!
My all time favorite thing to do with mists, inks or stains is to color flowers!! I buy the big packs of white flowers and just change up the colors to match any paper I'm using! You can even use the flower as a mask on your background. So have fun playing with the mists, inks, and stains that you have on your desk!!  And my last tip of the day....Baby Wipes are the perfect tool for cleaning up your desk and your stencils!! Enjoy your day and have fun scrapping!


Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Friday, June 15, 2012

"Furever" Family




Today is another new sketch reveal at Sketchabilities. I just love working with Karan's sketches, it's always such a pleasure to see what she has in store for us. I hope you can stop by and join in our challenge! For this one I wanted to do a photo of our new "Furever" Family. These little pups bring such joy into our lives. Each day is a new adventure. They love the snow, they love the rain, they love the dirt and REALLY love my flowers and driftwood, lol. I used the new Studio Calico line that Pat at Urban Scrapbook gave me to work with. I love the challenge of new products. I have never used "Thickers" before, and these were double sided and I got to glitter, which I've never done before either. Now I have something new to play with, Thanks Pat!!! So here is my new family which is growing by leaps and bounds!


Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn
Supplies by URBAN SCRAPBOOK

                                                Studio Calico Classic Numerical
                                                 Studio Calico Classic Tiny Hex

                                                Studio Calico Classic Newsprint
                                              Studio Calico Classic Banners
                                                         American Crafts Poolside DIYThickers
                                Maya Road Vintage Linen 
                                                                                              Burlap Roses
                           Prima Vintage Trinkets 
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Other Supplies: Glamour Glitter "Bronze", Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Vintage Photo", Prima Flowers 

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