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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

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Basic color wheel

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