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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Challenge #30: Anything lace!

Crop Stop just never stops to amaze me with all there challenges and this is no exception …

This week we challenge you to go grab the lace that you have been "collecting" for so long (or just the one you picked this week) and use it. Or any lace, we want you to show us lace on your project.


And this is my lacy project…I used a Nellie lace doily die and some Lace I bought at a scrapfest a few month ago …TFL


July 2011 CropStop challenge 30(a)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mini Vacation In Erie PA

Awe to be home again but what a fun mini holiday…We took a trip as it says to Erie PA..we live in Canada and from our closest border its about a 2 hour drive from Niagara Falls Ontario…We stayed @ the Days Inn Erie for 3 nights and found it to be quite adequate for 4 -- 2 double beds ..fridge…in room safe…cold, cold AC LOL…and hot breakfast daily @ very reasonable prices…The place was clean and the pool was well kept and the temperature was perfect..they also are pet friendly for those who have fur babies they travel with…We went to the Erie Zoo and it was awesome so many fun things to see and doo as I show here in a few photos

Gorilla Erie 2011Gorilla  Lions Erie 2011     Lions            White Rhino Erie 2011Rare White Rhino these were may faves so this is what I chose to share with you…

…we also took our Fur Baby to a doggie day care in Erie called  Peninsula Pups Doggie Daycare…they are at 801 W. 12th St.  Erie Pa 16501,,,814-454-PUPS (7877)..they also are on FB and her is that page addy if your in the area and need of sitting services for your baby

FB Peninsula Pups.

Ty for doggie day care (a)and our Ty just giving us a look of your not taking me anywhere I want to stay home haha!!!but in the end she made some new animal friends and people friends…if you live there or just visiting give them a call you wont be disappointed…they need at least a week to make sure your all up on your fur babies shots and what is required…easy peasy cause if you love your babies as much as we do then the process is quite simple … 

When she arrived her first day she was quiet and timid and like a perfect little princess…but we told them no no give her time she will say this my place and take over welllll the 2nd day and her last lucky for them LOL she showed them …yup this is my joint and I'm doing as I please…today I want my family and we told them she can scale a fence if she wants ,,,no they said LOL oh yes 6 feet later five minutes after we left up and almost over she went Ida loved to have seen there faces when that happened…They said we really know our dog she was a totally different girl the next day but at least for the better part she behaved…what an experience for us all that was good for us and her…and it made touring so much easier …we just couldn't leave her in the car or hotel just not fair all around…so be pet friendly no matter where or what you do and please scoop the poop I walk there to …


If you have been to Grove City then you know about the outlet mall holy moly the shopping and the size of the place is unbelievable…LOL lot of bargoons to be had..We also spent some time at the Millcreek Mall and sad to say my crafting friends I didn't find a thing a you believe that I did look but not a whole lot guess my mind was boggled by the size of all these place wowzers…gotta plan a trip next time just for me and not 3 men who are LOL shoe crazy…If you look front row  2nd from the left those lonely white pair they belong to me he!! he!!the small sandal in the back my grandson bought those for his mom awe how thoughtful…but the rest of those honkin shoes belong to 3 guys who I now believe are worse then women in the shoe dept. like 9 pairs of shoes for 3 ppl  3 pair each whyyyyyy??? LOL…Love my guys..and why wouldn't I ???


shoes bought 2011 erie vacation (a)

Well enough silly natter for today hope you all enjoyed our short story and have a great summer all…

Monday, July 25, 2011

Funky Fold
this is where the original can be found…I took the project one step further and altered the main part of the card to be a A2/1/4 fold size….
I then just measured the inner pieces to get my sizing as I progressed along…which you can  also do.
1. 8” X 5 1/2” card stock
2. On the outside cut in one inch from the one inch mark to the 7 inch mark…on both sides.
3. Outside on the one inch score @ 1”---2”---&---5”
4. On the inside piece score @ the 4”.
5. Fold and decorate the same as in supplied video link…this is all on a smaller scale for those again who like the A2/1/4 fold cards.
May Swap for Sc for Ruth 2011 001
Here is my sketch for the cutting and scoring hope it helps…
score and cut measurments for funky fold card A2 size (a)


How does all the time go so quickly its another Monday yikes…does that mean another day older OH OH guess so LOL… age doesn't really bother me… I like where I am and who … I am only hope you can say the same for yourself…


DreAmLoft at MyGrafico has some exciting digi’s for you to enjoy SVG’s and lots more to feast your eyes upon

here is what I choose to share with you today and it can be found HERE

image     imageHers my little sample just for you…tfl

Animal Cameo Silhouettes aren't they so cute

More of the images can be found HERE

Thursday, July 21, 2011

In Memory of My friend Susan K.

I just recently lost a very good friend of mine and at her funeral service they played this song…she had so many favourites but this one gave her the most comfort while she was here on earth…Susan your with our Lord and saviour now and that's an awesome thing…for all who visit today May Grace be with you and Peace be multiplied…Lynn B.

For you today Susan’s  family<(((>< God Bless all

Challenge #29: Rosettes and more rosettes

I am sure you have seen those amazing rosette's project all around the internet and magazines.  There are even tons of die cuts to make them, including a Tim Holtz one. Below is a tutorial on how to use the Decorative Strip Die - Paper Rosette by Tim Holtz.
For this week we want you to show us some rosettes, they can be done with die cuts or by simply folding them by hand.
I chose to do mine by hand using my Score-Pal…not to shabby for my first rosette I’d say hehe!!! This was fun to make and a challenge to get it to stay flat …so you really need some heavy duty glue of sorts for this one…
I’ve included the video that CropStop has graciously gave for us to use….thanks CropStop…
and now after enough natter here is my take on the challenge..Oh yes almost forgot my friend Barbara G @ Barb’s Creative Corner showed me a few weeks ago at her cottage how to actually do these ones by hand…. like talk about God knowing what I was going to need to know…so thanks for that Barb…
July 2011 CropStop challenge Rosettes #29TFL and stop in anytime…Lynn B.
p.s--someone asked me about the bow maker it is called Bow Easy and crop stop does sell it in there store

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


And now for our next challenge: "Anything Goes"
This next challenge we have a wonderful sponsor:
she was so generous to offer the Design team some digis from her shop
and the team was so excited to work with them, you just have to see what some designed :)

imageHere is my take on the digi we had to work with  …so check out Steph’s blog site and join us in Clear it out Tuesday challenge

Thanks Steph was a lot of fun to work with ….

Monday, July 18, 2011



This image is by Lil Ellaboudy Design’s…she has an eye for flowers this one and here is a link to her great art work HERE and the rest of here great work HERE


imageCalla lily digi stamps so awesome…stop by again real it when you come in a take a look around and have a small chat..hope to see you again real soon…

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Challenge #28: Get Wet!

Use a wet medium on your card, layout or altered project. It can be paints, mists, Smooch, liquid ink, etc.  Have fun and get wet!

We was this a challenge… you be your wet self it was… but with some suggestions from a helping friend I managed to pull it off…First I just think this house mouse image is adorable…and thought lets try this one…well I used watered down liquid pearl X2 and cut out the flower part to give it the pop it deserved…Don't ya just love how it shines to make the flower my focal point..well I do even if you don't LOL..
July 2011 Crop Stop challenge #28 get wet(a)the DP paper was won in a other challenge and the words on it say Story of Life … thought that was good for this image…TFL and stop by again don’t forget I will be here at some point…
You can find the challenge HERE

Monday, July 11, 2011


Like its Monday already and time for another challenge…. if you didn't know there is a wild challenge blog where prizes can be won on a regular basis over at My Grafico so if I have forgotten here is the link for the place to post right HERE

This week we had some awesome images to play with and this one is super cool by Mels Brushes..such a talented artist and you can find her work HERE
image This is what were working with this week its called Spring Meadow…and of course ya need my sample to get some great working idea don't you so here it is and TFL

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Come join us for a SWEEET SUMMEER BLOG HOP! Grab a glass of lemonade and get ready for some AMAZING inspiration, BIG prizes, and an all NEW challenge!

There will be a randomly drawn prize from all the comments left along the hop. To be eligible for the prize, you MUST leave a comment on each DT's ADFD Sweeet Summer blogpost, AND come back here and leave a comment on this post letting us know you completed the hop! The *PRIZES* for the random "commentor" are 2 digis from the ADFD shop AND a one year digital subscription to the paper craft magazine "Through the Craftroom Door"!!! How FABULOUS!!!!

So with all this excitement I went right ahead picked my images from ADFD site and got busy here are my 3 posts for the challenge  & TFL

July 2011  ADFD blog hop challenge #1 (a)   July 2011  ADFD blog hop challenge #2(b)   July 2011  ADFD blog hop challenge #3(c)  Ya just gotta love the cupcake series way cool to work with..Good luck to all who played along…cya in the posts…

Friday, July 8, 2011

Challenge #27: It's Sketch time!

A new month and a new sketch!  I love how the design team worked this sketch, they turned it and flipped it and made some amazing cards with it.  Remember you could use it to make a scrapbook layout too.

image   Here was my take on this week challenge come on over and lets see what you come up with……HERE

July 2011 cropstop #27 challenge (a)TFL …I hope to see you drop in real soon…

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Well I’m sure many had followed  my 10 projects that CropStop blog hop  had and my hard work paid off… I won and of course I highlighted me in red hehe!! …thanks for visiting come again and stay a while to have a good look and maybe even read a bit…WTG everyone who play in the challenges it was a lot of fun…
"Celebrate Summer" Blog Hop Winners!!

Thank you to everyone that played along with our "Celebrate Summer" Blog Hop! We had a fun time looking through all of the wonderful creations!
Here are the "Celebrate Summer" Blog Hop Winners!!!
1. First Prize - $25 Gift Certificate/Barbara G.
2. Second Prize - $15 Gift Certificate/Lynn B.
3. Third Prize - $10 Gift Certificate/Susan Hogan
The "Magic" word was "Celebrate"! If you collected all of the letters, correctly identified the word and sent it to our CropStop Blog address, you were in the draw for our "Magic" word prize.
The winner is...Sara Ament! Congratulations!

Wing It Out


June 2011  #5 Cropstop challenge(a)(b)This was my take on winging it and got to use it also in a blog hop…


Clear It Out is having some great challenges stop by and check them all out right HERE

Good Morning, hope your Holiday weekend was a blast! Today we have some exciting information to share with you all.

First to tell you our little Clear It Out Family has had a some changes, and we are soooo happy to announce that SCF design team has merged with Clear It Out.

woohoooooo party time!!

And our new challenge: post any project that contains


example: butterflies, birds, angels, etc.

Monday, July 4, 2011

#102 for My Grafico

thumb_dilekcutebabiesdigitalstamp Dilek Studios has given us some crazy cute babies here to work with this week…stop in and see what is there just for you to try out…
June 2011 #8 challenges for crop stop This is my take for the cute babies..TFL

Friday, July 1, 2011

CropStop Challenge #26: Show us your National colors!

CropStop has anew challenge up for us all to play I’m a very proud Canadian and unfortunately we only have 2 colors, one being a shade(white) and RED…I love our flag and the maple leaf don’t get me wrong…but when you want to make picture pop and and its all you have to work with well that truly is a challenge…but after a lot of thought I finally came up with an idea and here its and TFL….


July 2011 CropStop challenge your counties colors my little fun sign is hard to read here but it says “this way to Canada”

This is what CropStop Has to say about this challenge

We know our customers come from all over the globe.  This week's challenge is to make your projects using your national colors.  We expect to see tons of amazing and colourful projects!

Now let's see those amazing National colors from our International DT.


canada flag

Basic color wheel

Basic color wheel

Virtual Kitty