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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Dry Emboss

Awe yes some of us like to emboss our cards and they look so awesome i used a Stampin Up folder called basket weave and I just love it cause it reminds of a page full of very tiny crosses.

I had a birthday way back when and sent out about 25 thank-you’s and wanted a clean and simple look… so this was what I came up with…The Yellow Card stock is from Stampin Up also and that is what I was a gift from a friend for my birthday to…the flowers is another stampin up stamp and I colored it with my Prisma pencils and used stickles in the middle and crystal effects on the petals..thank for stopping in and have a great day…

Jen B's dry embossing chellenge 2011 (a)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Well when you think about this challenge inks hmmmm!!! I went what about inks..well going into that element of fun yikes there are so many inks to use…you can stamp with can sponge with your ink so so many ways to ink…for me I chose to print in ink …this tree was from My Grafico from a new Brag Party  group…and it was free so come join in on the fun and challenges there as well HERE..the image can also be seen HERE it is called Woodland Forest by Mels Brushes…So I am doing a double whammy here… since my challenge for the Design team this week was ink and My Grafico was having a wonderful challenge themselves why not do them both in one..Don't forget to stop by A CRAFTING START to get in on the fun there to HERE…dont forget to leave some love and who knows I might stop by your place to real soon LOL..
I did an ink print using a gingham background and a calendar page for April it just seemed to fit with the tree…also it is being hung by some cute mini flower clothes pegs found at my local dollar store and the calendar is for 2012..tfl
Nov 22 2011. a crafting start inks (a)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Use your punches

Todays challenge is exactly as it says… if you have one or more punches to create a wonderful piece of work to share with us at

A CRAFTING START then that would be awesome to see what you can do….here is mine its for my husband who already has his birthday present of a truck but he still needs a card…I used and E-K Success border punch---Gina K free Decorative paper in which you sponge your  color on to ---Truck was a digi from on line that has been around forever so sorry IDK who it belongs to…I also used diamond stickles on parts of the truck…and the tiny picture is of my husband posing as if riding in his new toy…the truck was coloured with Prisma Pencils which I just love…Stop in a gain and show me some love always an grab lots of that no matter where we go…be blessed always…Lynn <((><

Nov 13 2011 Jens puch challenge (a)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Orange & Brown



Well I had some really cool things sent to me recently and I must let you all know who and there link so you can send them some love to

As you notice the challenge is Orange and Browns and on my card I used a square piece of Card Stock for my base just seem to bring it all together…the Gina “K” Stamp TV was offering some free Paper that you decorate yourself and so I did and I really like how it works with any scheme your doing…you can find it HERE and there also is a video included as to how to use it..

Then I won some wonderful bakers twine from the blog hop all the Canadian gals did for the World Card Making Day at the beginning of October, 2011…

Along with the twine she sent an awesome thank you and fit right into the fall theme of orange and browns and it came from

and the little ditty's are from my friend and fellow card maker Barb G at

So stop in and let them know how wonderful they are just cause I think they are…

So TFL and let see your browns and orange entered over @ Martha’s Clear It Out challenge today HERE

Nov 2011 Martha fall color challenge (a)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

CropStop Challenge #44 make a Snowman

How awesome not only do I have and ATC swap going on but I chose to do some snowmen so of course where else but to show off but with Cropstop and there awesome challenges…Have you had your first snow fall of this season?  We challenge you to have some snow fun and make a snowman as part of your project!

TFL and don't forget to stop by HERE and enter the challenge to still a few days left cya there…

Nov 2100 Cropstop challenge snowmen 001

I used my MTC to get the images of the snowman and the arms just to cute…then not sure about the stamp but have had it for a while from one of Michael's bins for 1-2 dollars…the tree was a sizzex set as a gift from a good friend (Elaine) and the snow on the trees is white liquid pearl…

Monday, November 7, 2011


A CRAFTING START and so it is our challenge for this week is to use Stickles if you have it or maybe just some fun many types out there to choose from….My daughter is having a birthday soon… and she loves Tinkerbelle… so what more to make then one of her favourite Disney characters...which by the way free coloring pages to pick from HERE Called printer Kids…

So come on over to the brand new blog called A CRAFTING START post your challenge and maybe learn something new or refresh your mind with that forgotten something you used to do…

TFL this was my take for the challenge just had to glitter up those wings, stamens and flowers centers with Diamond Stickles..stop in again and have a look around and maybe post me some love…

Nov. 2011 Jens glotter challenge(a)(b)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Oh my goodness have you heard… like have you yet….there is a totally new site opening up for the new and the old why ???…cause ya just might need a refresher course on some things LOL..It’s called as the title says A crafting start…so many people want to know where to.. how to me it all…and can you show me that again…well I think you will find it HERE

You will find out how to use digis and all sorts of fun stuff …there will be prizes and many, many other challenges for you to take part in…so why not give it a whirl and stop by some time real soon…My first project is here and tfl…the digi is obtained HERE at a free digi site…my two cards have there digis coming from these places the MOUSE and the Zombie girl can be found there…

Nov 2011 Free digi from Lili for Craft Start group (a)Here I coloured the mouse with Crayola crayons and blended with OMS (odourless mineral spirits) My DP (decorative paper) is from a free paper print off @ Gina “K” Stamp TV HERE and click on the freebies and scroll for the paper with a video if they keep it up…I used liquid pearl for my snow and some diamond stickles for the other sparkly pieces…the mouse was cut out and then mounted with pop dots to give it some dimension…Clean and simple using a digi and a whole lot of fun…


Nov 2011 Free digi from Lili for Craft Start group (a)(b)Zombies seem to be the rage these days… yikes the living dead…. what is wrong with this picture LOL…Again I used the Gina “K DP for my BG (background) and m y zombie is by Lili also did her in Crayola crayons and blended with OMS..used crystal stickles for some spots to add fun and then cut her out and mounted the Zombie to the main card with pop dots for depth and POP …so catch you in the posts and stop by any time for a look see…

Monday, October 31, 2011


Our new challenge is "Throw in some Metallic"! So put on your thinking cap and use some metal on your project! To play you MUST use an image by A Day For Daisies!
and if you go visit there challenge page the cut cupcake is there for the taking so hop on board and lets see what you can do with it…HERE
TFL my card I used the cupcake and painted the image with Prisma Pencils…embossed the tin foil with a Sizzix/SU folder called basket weave..pop dotted the image and walla my super hero is ready for some fun…
Oct 2011 ADFD challenge #30 metalic(a)

CropStop Challenge #43 Unique Fold

Awe did I search or what for this… many different kinds of folds I finally came across one called a Canary Butterfly Pop-up and the directions can be found HERE…I just love how it opens up and the star pops off the page….October 2011  (a)(b) TFL and stop by Cropstop HERE and get in on this weeks challenge before it is over

Clear it out Tuesday

Well we had some really cute clip art to work with and HERE is the link to see them all…Martha asks what is our favourite season…man that was hard cause I have 2…Spring and Fall…I chose spring though since it is a time of renewed life from our cold Canadian weather…we celebrate 4 seasons and all are just as amazing as the other…


On my card I used mauve Card stock.. Stampin-Up corner punch…I believe it is the Iron handle but forgive me if its not…the owl is so cut from My Grafico clip art by Designer: JW Illustrations…I used some diamond stickles on it and mounted it with a pop dot…the sentiment also come from Stampin-Up spring collection that I have had for a very long time…

So join us at Martha’s Clear it Out Tuesday challenge this week and show us what you can do…cya there…& TFL…

Oct 31 2011 COT Martha's (a)

Monday, October 24, 2011

60th Birthday

Well we all have birthdays some we like and some we don’t….my 60th was a keeper man it ran for a whole week…started with my son giving me a new phone…then on the day he took the family out for dinner to the Mandarin Restaurant (Chinese food)  then on Sunday, like yesterday… my daughter rented a hall for a some friends and family to come help celebrate. And celebrate we did…lots of fun was had …I even had a cry..why you might ask well a lady who runs the Stampin Canada web site was invited and I was under the impression she couldn't make it so was I looking for her NOOOooo!!!!…all of a sudden 2 girls came in and said we have a surprise guest with us… well holy moly it was her the infamous Wenchie from Winnipeg...and that folks brought tears to my eyes…We had people from Winnipeg,,,Hamilton…Burlington…Woodstock… Thorold…St. Catharines…Niagara Falls…it was all of Southern Ontario crafting friends… family and close friend's…My 2 good friends Lou-Anne and Kathy helped to bring all this together for my special day…I thank them very much…my Bible study gals did a great gift of also helping with setting up and organizing things as well…what a wonderful group effort done by all…we had a pot luck dinner…. as for me at 60 what do you buy but an old gal …other then huge underwear and nighties/socks LOL…So I had asked for fellowship with friends and family and FOOD,that was gift enough for me… for a long time I have wanted those Prisma pencils and have saved and saved and of course things happen and the money dwindles and ya still save cause I know eventually I was getting them...Well guess the word got out because I received so many gift certificates for Michaels that I coulda bought 2 sets of 132 with all the 50% discount coupons I got with them….Was I shocked or what…so I bought 2 circle punches along with the money and I still have 70 plus dollars to spend @ Michaels…I was one spoiled but much appreciated lady that day…

I also got 2 gift certificates for Wal-Mart and I used them to get a wonderful phone cover  for that new phone I don't wanna ruin it with dropping…and money still to spend there…as well a wonderful gal and her girls gave me a gift card for another fave restaurant of ours and its enough to take out the whole family…

Like I said spoiled spoiled spoiled…


As you can see by the photos I went shopping LOL

Birthday gifts from gift cards 2011 003(a)         my phone from Nate 2011 002 (a)…the first pic has my pencils phone case and punches…Thanks everyone to go makes some cards…teehee!!!


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Oct 2011 60th birthday party 045 Now this is the Stampin Canada group and what a crazy bunch we are…from left to right there is

Wenchie…Donna….me…Lynne…Jen and daughter Ally & Barb…Oct 2011 60th birthday party 049besides gift cards I also received so other awesome gifts from friends…and a bag of as she called it stuff from Donna… anybody need ribbon I got lots thanks Donna for the loot bag it was awesome..

So this was how I spent my birthday and I just wanted to let you all in on some of the fun…

Blessings all…Lynn<((><

Friday, October 21, 2011

Challenge #42 @ CropStop

Halloween is fast approaching hopefully you are all done with costumes and candies. This week we ask you to create a Halloween project, if you do not celebrate Halloween then show us some layouts with people playing dress-up or an activity where they had to use costumes or a card using Halloween related colors.

So stop in HERE and get in on this weeks challenge lots of un to be had..

I did this funny little ATC as my first ever try out at them and was quite happy with the results..and Halloween is  it my thing so sorry if I hurt any feelings doing so…TFL

Oct Cropstop challenge

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


A new challenge today - "Use Your Noodle and Add Some Doodles"! Since these images are fun and playful, I thought this week's challenge should sound fun & playful, too! SO...."Use Your Noodle & Add A Doodle"! This could be a doodle frame or any other type of doodling...
and they also have a free digi image HERE to play along good luck and lets see your submission
TFL and remember to stop by ADFD to play along…
Oct 2011 ADFD challenge #29 (a)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Well Martha was generous to send to all her DT’s gals some fabulous ribbon and trim to work with. I chose to outline my Bella with this awesome peachy/orange/ dazzling sparkled trim.It is wonderful… just stop by here ETSY shop HERE lets see what you can do with what she has to offer there…stop by again love the visits…be blessed my friends..
News flash just found out Martha is having a 50% off if you go to her Etsy shop and use the code "move50".
This offer ends Oct. 31,2011 so pop over and see what great buys there are.
Martha also has challenges on her Clear it Out Tuesday site so stop in HERE

Marthas ribbon for October challenge (a)

Sunday, October 16, 2011


The title says it all… our young man has turned 18 today… this is also the day and date… imagine that for such a special turn in ones life…I had made a card for this ages ago and danged if I could find that sucker which in turn led me to make this darling one last night… and I must say I am quite pleased with it..

Nate 18th birthday card (a)  I used silver Card Stock and embossed it with a Cuttle Bug folder that says Happy Birthday all over it…then to my advantage Gina “K” TV was giving away some free decorative paper to play with and that was perfect for the number 18 which I used My Cricut to cut it out and weld together..and on the off stripe I used diamond stickles to give it that wow affect…not bad for a boys/mans card for a birthday…TFL and be blessed always

Nate 2011 He loves Turkey so that's dinner today with all the trimmings with cake family and friends…


TFL and sharing his special day today with us…<((><

Friday, October 7, 2011

Dainty Doily CropStop challenge #40

Welcome to a new challenge here at CropStop! This week we are going fancy with Doilies. Show us your dainty doilies!
The lace edge to create the doily affect is from Martha's Etsy shop HERE
Marthas ribbon for October challenge (a) 
I missed a few weeks for the challenges which I so love, due to some surgery I recently had... but I'm back creating and just loving every moment of it TFL

House Mouse Challenge # 105 Glitter

For now, let's move on to CHALLENGE #105. The theme was chosen by our awesome TALENT, Sue Cooper, from ScoopyStuff. aka: Scoopy! She wants to see lots of ***Sparkle on your Christmas Creations***  That should be very easy to do!  :)
Just remember to use a House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers or Gruffies image.

This is my 2nd House Mouse challenge and thought outside the traditional box of Christmas..all I could think of was mint and chocolate…and then I remembered this image …well why not have those cute little creatures savour the aroma of a chocolate-mint tea just right for the holidays…in fact why wait think I’ll have one right after I post this…TFL
Stop by the challenge blog HERE and lets see your entry soon…
Oct. 2011HM challenge #105 glitter (a)
I used purple glitter and white liquid pear for the tea pot…coloured my image with Crayola pencils and blended with OMS  I used a Martha Stewart lacy edge punch in red and yellow…and of course this sweet HM image…

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Clear It Out Tuesdays

Halloween Cuties Stamps can be found HERE

GAFhalloweencutiesstamps here is my sample tfl and pop in any time

Marthas group Oct 4 2011 001 Stop in at Clear it out Tuesdays  for this weeks challenge ya just ever know it might be your Spooktacular week to win something…HERE

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Well are you ready for this today Oct. 1, 2011 is a Canada wide blog hop for world card making day… so I hope you all join in on the fun… for so much is there to see and do….We wonderful Canadian gals decided to make sure what we projected today had Canadian content… and you really can't get more Canadian then Bella she is awesome don't you think?… and that dang Halloween is around the corner so why not post it now teehee…so don't forget to leave me some love…and most of all get hopping and have fun…THANKS FOR STOPPING BY..if you didn't come from
go back her her blog and leave some love....
Now all you have to do is go on over to
Tina and see what she has done for our hop today Oh this is such fun

October 1 Canada wide challenge blog hop(a)   

Here's a full list of stops in case you get lost along the way! Please note there are two parts to this hop, we'd love to have you visit every blog along the way so you can start the second part at Nicole's blog.
  1. Tara
  2. Gail
  3. Rhonda
  4. Carla 
  5. Lynn (YOU ARE HERE)
  6. Tina
  7. Roxy
  8. Freya
  9. Nancy
  10. Kimberly
  11. Tara G
  12. Sarah M
  13. Tracy L
  14. Dandy
  15. Cheri
  16. Donna
  17. Annie
  18. Charmaine
If you're going the distance... here's the other half of our blog hop list!

  1. Nicole
  2. Seriously Creative Challenges
  3. Graphicat Designs
  4. Heather
  5. Connie
  6. Karey
  7. Kelly
  8. Tracey
  9. Chelle
  10. Barbara
  11. Janet
  12. Chris
  13. Sarah
  14. Kerry
  15. Jill Sarginson
  16. Tara
  17. Kim
  18. Becky

Monday, September 19, 2011

Clear It Out Tuesday

OMG what a challenge this one was for me… Altered items was the DT challenge ….and I have a hard time with cards and images already given to me to make it exciting for all to look at…LOL not really love my card  making...but today I took a clothes Pin and thought hmm!!! place a magnet on the back… fancy up my  flower that my Friend Barb G. gave me to play with…and add a recipe card to it…Walla I have a holder to put on the vent over the stove and baking can be done easily…thanks for getting my brain working Martha…and maybe you can make a holder for yourself too!!!
So pop in HERE and join in the challenge Martha has for you today to do …TFL
In honor of my flower I made  here check out one  of our DT's Etsy site she has some fabulous crocheted flowers for you to gaze/shop upon...HERE
Marthas Altered Item Sept 2011 (a)

Monday, September 12, 2011

ADFD Merry & Bright Challenge #26

 Our new challenge is "A bit of Holiday & a bit of Red"! Make sure to add some red to your card! To play you must use an image by A Day For Daisies! Tammy has generously provided a freebie for you, but any ADFD will be fine. Please link your entries no later than 12 noon PST on Thursday, September 15th, 2011.Any entries linked that do not use an image from ADFD will be deleted.  One lucky winner will see her project here on the blog, as well as the main ADFD  HERE site and will also win a $12 dollar store credit!

Here is what I came up with and it also is a swap card for a friend which I guess she’ll see before it gets there but in person is much better I’d think…This is called an Asian Tea Holder card which can be found HERE @ The Wizard's Hangout for fun directions…tfl…
ADFD Sept 2011 challenge #26 inside(a)(b)      ADFD Sept 2011 chellenge #26 front (a)(b)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Crop Stop Challenge #35: Template Week

imageWhat an awesome sketch to follow and change up if you please check all all you need to know HERE..TFL and of course before I say have a great day and may you be blessed is my take on this fab sketch…


Sept 2011  Cropstop challenge #35 (a)Isn’t he the cutest puppy ever ..well maybe my TY is cuter but heck this little something still rocks a puppy lovers heart…tfl…

Monday, September 5, 2011

Back to School/Clear it Out Tuesday’s

Ya just gotta love Martha’s blog it so much fun and all the excitement is contagious..Clear I Out Tuesdays..this week were thinking about going back to school and we have been given the cutest images to work with for that called superhero girl by Zenware Designs here is what I came up with for this weeks challenge…TFL

August 2011 Marthas Tuesday's (a)    image

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

House Mouse No Cooking Recipe Card Challenge #103

Welcome to another House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge !
Hop on over to the challenge blog and get all the details HERE
In the mean time tfl and stop by any time …always praying for my online friends…to have a wonderful day.
House mouse recipe card chalenge Aug 2011(a)Here is my recipe card … bean salad so yummy… copy and try you’ll just want to make more…
Someone just asked me if those were real beans and yes they are stuck with crystal affects thanks for asking ..

Monday, August 29, 2011

#110 My Grafico Challenge

Super girls and why not Zenware Designs have some amazing pieces of work for all occasions you should click on the name to go right to the site her is my sample of how I worked our hero gal TFL

August 2011 MYG ZWD Shero Girl (a)              thumb_ZWD_Superhero_Girl_Stamps

Friday, August 26, 2011

Challenge #34: Anything goes!

Butterfly b-day easelWell had some birthday cards that needed to be done so I thought I would try this new take on an easel card..first I made the Joy fold card found HERE and then I followed the video which you can find HERE for the butterfly easel and this is what I cam up with TFL and be blessed always…Lynn<(((><
I made 2 and the girls got them last night and thought they were just awesome….I must say I thought so too!!! LOL

So this was Cropstops challenge for this week pop in HERE and lets see what you can do...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pretty Cute & Challenge #25 - "It's a TWINE Thing"

Our new challenge is "It's a TWINE thing"! Use ANY type of twine or string for your card! To play you MUST use an image by A Day For Daisies! Tammy has generously provided a freebie for you, but any ADFD will be fine. Please link your entries no later than 12 noon PST on Thursday, September 1st, 2011.Any entries linked that do not use an image from ADFD will be deleted. You can click on the freebie image below to enlarge it, then right click on it to save to your desktop.

So go right HERE to get all the details to play along…

Her is my take on this weeks challenge TFL and stopping by…

ADFD aug 2011 twine challenge(a)

Monday, August 22, 2011

#109 My Grafico

Like who doesn't like Movies, hot dogs, popcorn, the whole shebang …Well Lindsay Stamp stuff has the whole nine yards and then some go on I dare ya to just check it out and not find something you didn't like

thumb_lss_moviestamps_preview  Look mat how cute this is to work with so many things you could do …


August 2011 MYG LSS movie strip(a) and sure is as it says Show Time  like how cute is this…TFL

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Free For All Friday & #33: Pearls... Pearls... and more Pearls...Challenge

Cathy's card is HERE
imagethis first card is Cathy's and below this is my take for the Friday challenge at Stamp TV…TFL..
Aug 2011 STV Friday change it up & CS weekly pearls(a)Here I changed the flower/background was made larger/my trim was a lace sticker and I added pearls for affect so that this could be also used in
Crop Stops Challenge #33: Pearls... Pearls... and more Pearls...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

TCC Candy Time

The Crafter's Cafe Best Blog/NING candy evah! (36 Copic Set)

To enter the drawing for this candy, you first leave a comment with your e-mail address and make sure you're a blog follower and member of TCC. Second, you put the blog post and photo on your blog with the link back so others can enter as well. That's it!!! You're in!!!!  If you inform a friend of the candy and she enters and posts on her blog, let us know in a comment and you'll be entered twice!!! :D

who doesn't love Candy well go HERE and see how lucky you are today...or there blog HERE

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