Thursday, January 31, 2013

Happy Birthday - Bo Bunny





Happy Thursday!! Today at Bo Bunny our assignment was "Stickers, stickers". I've been eyeing up the new Surprise collection and all the bright and fun colors it has, so I decided to make an interactive birthday card for my great-nephew. He loves those books where you look under the flaps, so I thought, how fun would it be to give him a card that would do the same thing. This collection has so many fun stickers, it was hard to choose! I tell you though, it took me longer to make this one, than it did to make an entire layout. Me and cards..hmmmmm, lol. Hope you can pop by Bo Bunny and see what the other designers did with the challenge! I'm heading over there right now!

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

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Confetti, Banners, Dots,Hooray/ Suprise
Stickers: Combo Stickers/ Surprise
Chipboard: Layered Chipboard/Surprise
Buttons: Surprise
Noteworthy: Surprise

Monday, January 28, 2013

Be Yourself


Morning!! You know what I love about learning to Art Journal? You can try a zillion different styles and colors. If you can believe, my intention was a "white space" journaling page. I know.. "where is the white space?".. it's there, just look under the paint, lol.  I also usually do brown ink, but this one got the jet black ink pad, lol. Smear, smudge, stamp and glue...trying something new every time! So out of my comfort zone, but I just had to try! Have a wonderful day everyone!!!

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, January 25, 2013

My Quick Quotes Introduction!!!!

Hi Scrappy Friends!!! My big intro is on the Quick Quotes blog today. I'm so excited to be a part of this fabulous group of talented designers... I'm just waiting to create with these fabulous new collections!!!  There are so many wonderful things in the collections like quote stacks and mini albums... and look down..way down. do you see those chalk inks??? Yummy!!!






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, January 24, 2013

Art is My Happy Place

Happy Thursday! I decided to step out of my "neutral" "earth tone" style and do something colorful and bright on my art journal page. I've been following along with Creative Jump Start hosted by the amazingly talented Nathalie Kalbach. So many fun and new techniques to learn. Catherine Scanlon did a video with three fabulous different technqiues, so this is where my inspiration came from. I mixed a bunch of colors on the background, and when I smeared them, hmmm it looked brown, lol.. maybe a little more practice there, lol. But I had fun, got messy and have a great time!

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

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Live The Life You Imagined - Bo Bunny


Morning Everyone! Today at Bo Bunny our designer challenge was "Pin inspired". Gabrielle picked this gorgeous photo and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to use the new Isabella collection. The greys, blacks and pinks are just so beautiful. And I'm glad I have our adorable Ashley and all her photos to scrap. Ashley is an amazing artist and I can't wait to see where life takes her. I did some hidden journaling on just how special she is to me. I hope you can stop by Bo Bunny and see what our designers have created today!

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

Bo Bunny Supplies:

Patterned Paper: Divine, Gossamer, Carissima, Felicity/ Isabella
Stickers: Combo Stickers, Dimensional Stickers/ Isabella
Noteworthy: Isabella
Brads: Isabella
Stamps: Flourishes & Such
Doilies: Bo Bunny

Monday, January 21, 2013

Winter Wonderland - Let's Get Sketchy




Morning Friends and Family! Today is Monday, so that means a new sketch up at Let's Get Sketchy designed by our wonderful co-ordinator Brenshevia! I was so anxious to use the Power Mountain collection from Bo Bunny and I thought this was the perfect sketch to use it for. One morning the frost was so heavy on the trees I couldn't help but take some photos. When I see the frost it just makes me love winter! I know, I don't love winter, but on a day like that, it makes me smile. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see some of you at Let's Get Sketchy!

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

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Flakes, Home/ Powder Mountain. Natural Necessities Double Dot
Noteworthy: Powder Mountain
Layered Chipboard: Powder Mountain
Bling: Recollections.
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Doily: Wilton

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Sky is Not My Limit


Afternoon Scrappy Friends! I have another art page to share today. Yesterday on Facebook my friend Lynne had a photo with a caption reading "The Sky is Not My Limit". When I saw that I knew I wanted to use it as a quote on an art page. I played with some ribbon, lace and some of the new Bo Bunny background stamps... now those were fun! I wanted to try a new paint technique I saw and boy did I get messy!!! I went for my vestibular assessment yesterday and they were checking my fingers and nails, lol.. I had to confess to the guy that I was painting in the afternoon. He just grinned, lol. I'm just patiently waiting for my hubby to get home. He's taking the afternoon off so I can get out of the house. Lunch and maybe a trip to the scrap store?? He knows about lunch, but I'll leave the scrapstore as a surprise, lol.  Have a wonderful day and a awesome weekend.


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, January 17, 2013

Create Art



Good Morning and Happy Thursday!! I'm still a dizzy girl, but in my "non" dizzy moments I've been trying to do a few projects. Most of them are design team assignments, so I will be sharing those later on. I do have my latest art journal page though to share!! It's not like me not to be blogging daily, so I feel off balance, lol. You know I always have a story to share about these pages, lol. This one started off with a video I watched of Donna Downey sharing her inspiration Wednesday art journal. She is so fun to watch! I loved the idea of the butterflies, so I just had to try it. Oh yes, another photo transfer. It started off with one page, then I learnt a new technique and had to try it on the other page.. so hence the two page art journal!! Add some paint, some color wash ( which was a new thing for me too) and some stamping. I decided to turn the page into my Motto for 2013 which is "Create Art". I know it should be "Regain Balance", but that's for another post, lol. So thank you Donna and I'm so glad I could blog again!!!

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, January 11, 2013

Life Is About Using the Whole Box of Crayons



Happy Friday Everyone!! Last night was hockey night for hubby, so I deemed Thursday nights "Art Journal" night. Again, I had no clue what I was going to do, lol. I was watching a video by Donna Downey and I loved how she had the little flip page in her journal. So I cut out part of the page and viola... I just played with my stamps and paint and this is the end result. I bought some new mediums the other day..sand and fiber. Now that's going to be fun right? I've been going to physio for this "inner ear" problem and it's been giving me some relief, so it's nice to be able to scrap and play again. Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!!!





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

Monday, January 7, 2013

Rejoice- Let's Get Sketchy


Morning Eveyone!!! I can hardly believe that we are already in January 2013!! And since it's Monday, that means a new reveal sketch from Let's Get Sketchy, our first of the year! This layout was so much fun for me. I loved the sketch by Jenessa and I had just the right photo to scrap, and just the right Bo Bunny collection to play with. While decorating our tree, I always make everyone wear their Santa Hats. This was Ashley's first Christmas experience at our house, but she fit right in. She kept saying "We have that tree", "I have that ornament", so it was just like home for her. She looked so adorable in her hat, I just had to try on Jax's reindeer antler headband. Oh he thought he was so good looking in it. The two of them together made the most adorable photo moment. Hope you can come on by and start your New Year with us at Let's Get Sketchy!

On a side note, I want to apologize for not visiting many blogs over the past little while. I'm still dizzy with this inner ear thing and am trying a few things to cure this! I hope your all doing well and I really appreciate you stopping by! Hopefully I'm on the mend soon and can be blog surfing like usual!


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

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Rejoice,Rejoice The Season, Wonder,Crossword,Snowfall/Rejoice
Brads: Rejoice
Noteworthy: Rejoice
Petals: Rejoice
Stickers: Combo Stickers/ Rejoice, It's Christmas Time Cardstock Stickers
Cutouts: Rejoice

Friday, January 4, 2013

Art Journal - Love

Morning Everyone! Hope your all having a fabulous day. Well you know every time I do an Art Journal page I have a story to tell. This started out as a resist emboss page, lol except I used clear embossing powder so it just got shiny instead of you actually being able to see the stamping. Ohh under all the layers those butterfiles and flowers are there in beautiful distress colors. They are now hiding under the embossing powder and sprays, lol. Always an adventure!! I did like the final color, but I guess I have to go back to the drawing board and try this technique again!!! Have a wonderful day my friends!


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, January 3, 2013

First She Art Girl of 2013


Morning !! Today I wanted to share my first She Art girl for 2013. I haven't made one of these for a little while and wanted to start a "She Art Journal". I thought if I kept doing canvas's, I would run out of room in the studio, lol. Then I thought..well what if one turns out so great that I want to make a canvas out of her, hmmm dilemma! So I had another brilliant idea, lol. Oh yeah, I'm calling my ideas brilliant now, lol. I decided to journal on the back of each page instead of making the girls back to back. Just write about "whatever", so it's a journal as well. I always have such great intentions at the beginning of the year, lol. So here is my girl..with her big hair...(I really need practice painting hair). She is suppose to be a likeness of me! So let's see how many girls I can get done in 2013!!! If you do some She Art..leave me a link, I would love to see your girls! Here is the saying that is on the canvas

Every Artist dips her brush into her own soul
and paints her own truth into her pictures!
( I just love this saying)

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, January 2, 2013

Merry & Bright & A Blog Hop Winner


Happy New Years Everyone!!! Today I'm sharing a layout I did for my local scrapbook store Urban Scrapbook. I started doing projects for the store last February and just recently got added to the "display" team. We all work with the same materials and then they are all displayed together at the front of the store. It's so much fun to see what the other girls did. As most of you know since early December I've been pretty sick, so I hadn't touched a piece of paper or a paint brush in nearly three weeks. This morning I headed into the studio and played around ( since my layout was due today). It was nice to play a little. Hope you all have a blessed New Years filled with joy, love, laughter and scrappy goodness!! I'm so thankful to all of you who follow my blog, who leave such sweet comments and those that have become facebook friends. You fill my days with laughter and smiles!!!

And Now....the winner of the Top Ten Blog Hop is
Tammie Lien
Tammie, if you can send me an email to scrappyhappymom@hotmail.com within 7 days, I will send your prize right out to you! Thanks to everyone who hopped along!

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
Patterned paper: Blizzard, Purple/Light Blue, Playful Penguins, Dazzling Dots/ Echo Park Winter Wishes Collection
Stickers: Element Stickers/ Echo Park Winter Wishes
Jewels: Say it in Crystals/ Prima
Vellum: WordWin Clear Vellum Snowflakes
Misc. Ribbon

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Wohoooo I'm designing for Quick Quotes in 2013



Happy New Year!!!!

Breathe, Breathe....I was so excited on Sunday night when I received an email from Rhonda at Quick Quotes asking if I would join their design team for 2013! Really??? Me??? When I start dancing around and smiling, my family knows it's Happy Scrappy News time! Then I started to yell... "Guess what?" "Guess what?". My hubby looks at me with that stunned look, lol. I kept dancing around the studio and he just smiled. I'm so honored to be a part of this team of talented artists.I'm so excited to see some friends and familiar faces on the team too.  Looks like 2013 is starting off with a bang. I can't wait to start creating!!!
 Here is the New Team!

 2013 Education Team
New for 2013 we will have a team dedicated to video tutorials!


2013 Quick Quotes Traditional Design Team
Lynn  Shokoples
Rhonda Van Ginkel* (DT Coordinator)

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

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