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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Clear It Out

Yuppers the challenge is still on at Clear It Out Tuesday and the challenge remains the same anything goes and use your stash of crafting items…




2012 Christmas cards 5 (a)I won this Tim Holtz die cut and just love it…some Christmas cards went out like a whole lot did…

I cant get enough of this one LOL…sponged the edges used some Narrow ribbon white CS and Red Cs…and Walla what an awesome looking present for a card teehee!!!

So stop by enter our challenge and cya real soon…



Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Wowzers Christmas is knocking at our doors…who's and who's not that would be the question of the week LOL.
Our awesome sponsor for the holidays this week is Saturated Canary blog and her shop is HERE,,, so get on over join our challenge and maybe just maybe you'll be the winner of 2 awesome digi's.
The theme this time around is anything goes and I chose to play along with our ugly sweater challenge from last week it was so much fun with such a cool digi to play with.

Ugly sweater challenge for December 2012 CIOT (a)
I used basic black and white Card Stock...some punched out snowflakes from my Martha Stewart border and corner punch…colored my little sweetie with YES my Prisma Pencils… can ya tell I just love em teehee…used some stickles, diamond… to pop her out I used pop dots…tf stopping by and hope to see you join in our challenge at Clear It Out Tuesday


Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Clear It Out Challenge
It’s ugly sweater time!
ugly, unused papers in your stash-time to pull them out!
that's the challenge this week…
Digi Darla is our sponsor this week….and there are such delightful images to pick from.
CIOT Nov 2012 Digi Darla (a)
Look at this cute couple LOL…I used my Prisma Pencil again and did the fur edges in Liquid Pearl…my die cuts in Nesties scalloped, the 2 large size.
Thanks for stopping in and hope to see you join us again at Clear It Out Tuesday Challenge.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Come join the gang in the challenge at Clear It Out.  Next week I'll be posting my photo for you all to get on board if you don't start this week...hope to see you real soon hopping about the blogs...

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


They say anything goes like how cool is that but use your red supplies…now that's a challenge…I saw this little gal all done up in purple man how challenging is that for me LOL not really Smile..

This time around thought I’d make a book mark and I’m quit happy with the results, hope your are too!!!

I started with whit card stock then layered with red and black…the ribbon was a gift from my b-day last year..used a edge punch for the zigzag affect…and or course the DIGID IMAGE  is from SASSY STUDIOS just click on the name and Walla your right there…they have some fabulous images to pick from and also they hand out freebies so of course get over there and see what's happening at Sassy Studios

CIOT Nov 2012 Sassy studios A (a)

and I thought what the heck Halloween was just happening and I get to make it before so here is the wonderful Evil Sorceress and guess what she was a freebie so like I said check them out maybe I’ll see you there.

All my digi images have been coloured in my favourite Prisma Pencil’s.

I just cant get enough of them.

CIOT Nov 2012 Sassy studios (b)

Stop in again always love the visit….

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Yikes I almost forgot to post my project for our wonderful sponsor this week Melonheadz and the theme for this week is a present… some where we need a present…soooo guess what I made my whole dang card a present…I just received my new Tim Holtz poinsettia die cut…and had to play…who had red CS…not me yet LOL…but orange I did...I bleached and colored and blended and this is what I came up with… and I was so excited …then my brain went into over time with how to use it since it was fall colors and all…hmmmm what to do but turn the whole card into a dang present and I did and it looks pretty awesome for play with new toy time…TFL and of course stop by Melonheadz to see what they have there and join us in our challenge here at Clear It Out.

Tim Holtz die cut poinsettia (b)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Clear It Out Tuesday

Yahoo!!! it’s nearly that time of year and all the candy factories are getting ready for the big sales of that there Junk food all us mothers love…”NOT”



Well Clear-It-Out-Tuesday has another challenge for you and its some pretty fun with colors.


Orange &


The theme this time around is your choice…so lets see what all you crafters have to show us in this wonderful world of color…

Our fabulous design team had the opportunity to play with some Bugaboo images and they really are darling…stop by and check them out you wont go wrong…

1. I made this card starting with your basic white card stock

2. black card stock

3. sprayed the black card stock with a white paint called webbing…(fun to use)

4. cut out a large circle for my sun/moon

5. and popped my Bugaboo image  that has been colored with my favourite Prisma pencils and blended with Odourless Mineral Spirits

6. The Orange lace trim comes from Marthas Etsy shop and she has some awesome items there to view and purchase stop by any time…

HAPPY HALLOWEEN and stay safe friends..

September 2012 CIOT (a)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

New Addition

Well my friends I have an announcement to make we just received a new friend about a week ago….she has been a little shy coming out due to the 2 Chihuahua's in the house…her name is Ginger and she is a 3yr old orange tabby….She was headed for the Humane Society and we thought (crazy thoughts)…LOL but we had to  save the darling,, so many animals go neglected out there and end up being put to sleep…She has been fixed and declawed with all her shots …so for now we just need to love her and feed her…and with some prayer  the 2 dogs learn to love and play along with her as well…Ginger is an indoor cat and when she interacts with us she is so much fun meowing..rolling over and frolicking about…..So lets get on with the introductions and show you her one and only picture for now..


GINGER is in the house…LOL

September 2012 Ginger(a)meow…

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I Was Inspired

Clear It Out Tuesday /Click here to go to page

I was inspired! make a card and show us what inspired your card. (photo, person, colour pallete, etc)
use something glittery

Then enter in our challenge..looking forward to seeing what you have to show us..and thanks for playing along…


@012  Marthas challenge with Bugaboo image 003 (1)(b)(2) This image is by Bugaboo Digi Stamps and it is adorable…Since I love to drink Tea many types of Tea how more inspiring for me then to have a pot ready to pour…I used.

1. Yellow card stock

2. Black cards stock embossed with Sizzix folder from Stampin Up it is tiny little crosses..does it have a name?.. ya got me but I love it LOL..

3. Image is from Bugaboo digi stamps

4. used are corner notch punch and threaded it with Bakers cord ?yellow stripped

5. I used diamond glitter on the flower centers and the puppies nose..

6. My colors were done with my most fav of all Prisma Pencils can’t get enough of them..and blended with Odourless Mineral Spirits/OMS

7. Pop dots were used to raise the image.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to cya real soon…

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Challenge #84 "Fruitalicious"!



Well it has been a while since I last entered a challenge and I think it is time to get back on board and start getting some things together with me and all around me…

We had some watermelon in the house today and thought Hmmmm!! wonder iffin I take a pic of the thing how that would do on a card so walla here it is and it was just as yummy as it looks..LOL

Fruit is part of our every day lives and offers a palette of colors as crafting inspiration! 

This week we challenge you to use fruit as your creative inspiration.    Let the deep, rich purples and blues, the warm, vibrant reds and oranges, and the peaceful greens and yellows inspire your project.

so come on over to Cropstop and give it a try only a few hours left to join in…

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you visiting once again…

Watermelon card 2012 (a)

I used a peach colored card stock…some butterflies and ribbon with little oh so cute bumble bees on it/these were a gift from my birthday last year…. and the photo of my yummy watermelon…simple but effective…TFL…click on any cropstop highlight link to take you to the challenge…

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

It's Challenge TIme & DT Call

We have lots to tell you about today so please read all the way through!

The last challenge winner!!! 

We had so many great entries into our challenge however, several of the entries didn't follow the challenge requirements and weren't eligible to win :(

The random winner is : # 47  Jennie   Congrats, you have won 7 images from Bugaboo stamps! Please contact me at the5ofusare ( before the next challenge to collect your prize :)

Secondly, did you see our mid-week posting? Here's another look

Yep, it's that time of year where we'd like to add to our DT!

Here's why you should join us...

1) you get to work with some lovely ladies and add to your on-line portfolio
2) you get to use physical product or digital images  given to us  by our generous sponsors
3) you get to clear out your craft space <----now that will have everyone applying ;)

What we need from you...

1) submit projects- 1 per month (when it's your team's turn)
2) comment on entries-1 challenge per month
3) join us on blog hops, etc
4) commit from now til Jan 31st 2013

So how do you apply?

Make your challenge project this week (don't forget to add yellow) using a Digi Darla image, or the one provided below (by LW).

Mark DT behind your name when you link it up.

Then shoot me an email here (DT in subject line ) with : your nameblog address, and why you'd be an aMOOOzing addition to our DT!

Now our challenge this week
(told you this was a long posting!)

Our theme this challenge is: Anything goes, show us your best work!
The stash item: use something yellow on your card (image, embellishment, anything goes here)

Our amazing sponsor for this challenge is:

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Clear-It-Out-Tuesday CHALLENGE

Stitchy Bear digital Stamps what a great place to come and shop and play and giggle and all sorts of things going on there. I chose this ever so silly mouse to play with and what a character he is…our challenge this week is brads/eyelets and the statement says YIKES WHERE IS THE SUNSCREEN is so appropriate for all the early sunshine we have been having…so remember get out that sunblock and don't end up like our little friend here…. Yikes poor fella…thanks for stopping by and having a peak  may your days be merry and long as a new season approaches us…God Bless to all my friends…
Marthas group for June 5 2012(2)
1. White card stock
2. Yellow card stock
3. Distressed stripes/ cuttlebug
4. Real red stampin up Ink
5. Mouse from Stitchy Bear, Digital Images
6. Cored with Prisma Pencils and blended with Odorless mineral spirits
7. Pop dots used for the raised mouse and label
8. 3 red jewels for accent brads

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

All about me!!!

Thanks everyone for putting me in the spotlight this week….what an honour to be the featured gal @ Clear It Out blog where all the wonderful challenges happen almost every other week.

Lets have a little history here teehee!!! if you have time that is…crafting is in my blood…loved to do all sorts of things from a little girl…sewing, sorta knitting, crocheting, ceramics and then I did  cards and just fell in love with this forum of art…it all started about 7-8 yrs. ago and my first stamps were bought for me from a dear friend named Karen….She showed me some techniques which I seemed to catch on  quickly…but the bug had been planted I was infected with stamp-mania and coloritis LOL. so much happened over the yrs. and my growth in the how to and design of things has greatly improved over the your about to see then and now…we shall let you decide in my improvement or not…

I met Martha @ My Grafico a few yrs. back and loved the things she did became friends almost immediately and were on a few sites on the DT together… she can really show you the how to on her blog if you take the time to go see. Clear it has had me on board for about 2 yrs. now and I love it…the gals I work with rock. The nice thing is there are a few Canadians like myself on board…but I feel were all equal in helping each other with craft/personal problems…we are a family and were there for each other… love you'll ladies..

crocheted flowers (a) here some flowers I tried to put together when they first became popular…not bad I’d say and we have a gal on board @ Clear It out named Karen who has an Etsy shop where she sells things like this…they are beautiful go have a look see HERE

now this is one of my Earlier cards yikes to funny but man I thought it just rocked like something else @ the time hahaha!!!!

My card in the early days

and this is 2 of of my recent ones

Cards done for a swap @ 2011 Christmas      May 2011 FB swap roadtrippers(b)(a)

Marthas Altered Item Sept 2011 (a) I made this 3-D flower as an experiment went quite well don't you think..


This place can lead you to the home page of my blog so come on in and look around at all things I have created in the card world…

Thanks for coming to my place and I hope to see you stop by again…be blessed always my friends…Lynn B.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Thinking of you on Mothers Day

Martha’s Clear it Tuesday Challenge is going on again LOL so show us your stuff…

Oh my goodness Mothers day is around the corner….The only mom left is my M-I-L (mother in law) and her birthday is also days from mothers day…she lives over seas and well why not do a combo… we did a card for the whole family here to sign and send hope ya like it MOM…now lets see if she gets it in time….YIkes!!!


Now once again we have a challenge and some darn pretty crocheted flowers to be had from our one and only Karen and she has an awesome Etsy shop where you yes you can order/win some to play along with here

Blue variegated flowers set of 5

and oh yes here is my card I made for the occasion and for a swap with some gals @ Stampin Canada …

Thinking of you on Mothers Day Marthas group May 1 2012 (a)…LOL I usually don't post a challenge until it’s finished but this time sorry gals had no choice..yikes bad me hehe!!!

1. White Card stock

2. black CS

3. White CS

4. Black die cut CS/oval scalloped Nestabilities

5. White die cut CS/oval scalloped Nestabilites

5. Penny black Hedge Hogs /so cute

6. Coloured with what else but my favourite Prisma pencils..and blende with OMS..

7. Tag Dollarrama thinking of you

8. Corner notches wrapped with pink bakers twine

9. Diamond stickles used on the flowers



TFL and hope to cya real soon…be blessed always my friends.

LYNN          <((><


Friday, April 20, 2012

It’s another Challenge

 Singing in the Rain with Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor & Debbie Reynolds…a wonderful 1952 movie…I love the old musicals and this is just one of them…..Since the challenge for this week is Karaoke Theme along with anything goes at  CLEAR IT OUT TUESDAY why not pick your favourite song and put it to a card or scrap page show us what you have to share …you just might be a lucky person of a fab gift from Bugaboo digi stamps
7 free digis
If it wasn't for all the glorious rain we’d have no crops…no drinking water…no grass to cut no nothing that's needs water… like pretty much everything out there…so don't be sad next time… start singing praise for what is happening.. it will stop all will look pretty and the sun will shine…
my card today of course is an umbrella
1. Mauve Cards Stock
2. black Card stock
3. white card stock
4. image by Bugaboo coloured with prisma pencils
5. stickles on the flowers
6. cut out done with my nestabilities  ovals
7. words done via my computer
Hope you enjoyed my card as much as I did making it stop by anytime and have a peep…
Singing in the Rain

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Clear it out Tuesday Challenge/SPORTS & LEISURE

Yahoo another week and yes another challenge this week we have a fab sponsor from Dude Time Doodles and my fella here is Robby RBI --BDD016 such a fun group of digi’s can be found at the Dude site. Clear it out Tuesday Rocks…with such wonderful sponsors…

1. white card stock
2. red linen textured card stock
used a edge scalloped punch…
3. the digi on white card stock
4. a no brand flower punch…
5. diamonds stickles  & a gold stickle for his tooth
6. coloring was done with BIC markers and Prisma Pencils
Now where is the challenge you say… all ya gotta do is use some punches on your project and enter to win the draw ..and most of all I’d like to see what you can come up with…so hop on over to CLEAR IT OUT TUESDAY AND SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT FOR US ALL TO SEE…thanks for stopping in and hope to cya again…blessings my friends…
Marthas group April 1  2012(a)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Clear It Out Tuesday Challenge

How exciting we have a fabulous sponsor of A Day For Daisies and the images that these people create are soooo!!! fabulous…

The challenge for you this time around is to use up pastel papers (plain or patterned) for this Easter Theme…our image is called “Little Alps Girl”

and what fun I had doing her up

1. Prisma colors and OMS (Odourless Mineral Spirits)

2. diamond stickles

3. White Card Stock

4. Black Card stock

5. Purple ribbon was a gift

6. Deco Paper was a long time photo copy of a friends shirt just loved it and did it in blk & wht.

It just all flowed together...I chose not to use a sentiment cause I can now use it for any occasion as well as with Easter which is hoppily around the corner…so Happy Easter all HOP over the Clear It Out Challenge and join in on the challenge today just might be your lucky day so lets see what you come up with…TFL and cya in the posts/blogs

Marthas challenge March 20 2012 (a)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Michelle and I have a winner from our awesome blog hop it is Anne
and you can find her blog here...WTG Anne and again congratulations on being our winner

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Blog Hop

Welcome to the CLEAR IT OUT BIRTHDAY BASH! Clear it out is celebrating its one year anniversary with a fun filled, prize giving, blog hop!  If you arrived here from Michelle Sponsor: Melonheadz image: birthday monkey  Blog: you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start back at the beginning at the Clear it Out Challenge Blog  to make sure you are eligible for all the prizes!Clear It Out
"Michelle and I are giving away a great prize from Melonheadz.
The image I received for the Hop is Melonheadz from _  Melonheadz.   Here is my birthday card using some bling from my stash
Insert card
 Martha's blog hop Feb 21st 2011 (a)
Prizes are being given away. All you need to do is leave your name in the comments to be eligible.  Don’t forget to also make a card and enter it on the main page for your chance to win some more fabulous prizes from our sponsors!
Your next stop on the hop is Barbara

Here is the order of the hop


The hop will run till Sunday night.. so get hopping!

She is such a Talented artist stop by her place and see what else she has to offer…in the mean time enjoy your hop and good luck with entering to win some prizes

  Here is the monkey by Melonheadz I started with
1.Purple card stock and
2.printed the digi on white card stock…
3.the ribbon was a gift which I think is from Michael's…
4.the Sentiment was from a stamp set bought at a dollar store….
gotta love those dollar stores and since my challenge was bling well bling we have…stickles on the hat & present and an array of rhinestones on my little guys tale isn't he so cute…Bling bling…

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dearie Dolls Loves me Love me not

Feb 7 2012 Marthas group(a)



Well whoda thunk we just got over Christmas and yikes!!! Valentines is almost get ready to makes those cards for children's classmates….or maybe that special hottie ...but again my hottie is my Darling Husband of 16 years…..just the same Clear it out Tuesdays challenge is ready when you are sop pop by and see what we have happening there…todays so sweet image is by Dearie Digi Stamps.


1. White card stock

2. mauve Card stock

3. Embossed edge in orange CS=card stock

4. Black CS

5. Image on white CS…and she is a cutie to boot

6. Flower was in a gift pack…so not sure if it was made or already like that


thanks for stopping by and may you be always blessed each and everyday…

Monday, January 23, 2012

Snow Globes & Challenge #35

All that glitters To play along this week you MUST use an image by A Day For Daisies and the challenge is - All that Glitters! Please use glitter on your project!

And I f you stop by A Day for Daisies you can get this globe to play along with… just follow the rules post your fun project and maybe just maybe you’ll be the next winner..cya there…and TFL

ADFD Jan 2012 glitter (b)(2)

1. White card stock

2. Blue cards stock

3. Swiss dots cuttle bug folder/wiped with blue ink to highlight the dots

4. 2 inch wide ribbon with glitter

5. Snowglobe covered in diamond stickles

6. Eggs done in liquid pearl

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Winter Penguin

Feb 15 2012 Marthas group (a)

Clear It Out Tuesday  is having a great start to the New Year with there challenges by using
Sanqunetti Design from My Grafico this so cute penguin can be found right at the first link…I did a clean a simple design for the start of the year cause were all just getting back into the crafting groove…well I am at least LOL…
1. White Card Stock
2. Gold deco paper
3. Black Card stock
4. And our image on White Card stock
5. coloring is done with Prisma pencil crayons and my OMS to    blend         (OMS= odourless mineral spirits)
6. 2 little corner clips to pop the cutie out

Friday, January 13, 2012

Aliens @ My Grafico

My Grafico has a brag Party… check out this cute little alien she/he is a freebie…and was fun, fun, fun to play with…so stop by and give the creature a try ….tfl


Jam 2012 MYG brag Party (a)


Jan 2012 ADFD pretty pastel challenge (a)



To play along this week you MUST use an image by A Day For Daisies and the challenge is - PRETTY PASTELS!

Look at this cute flower…ADFD has a freebie on the blog just for you to stop by try your luck at an entry and show them what your made of…hope to cya there real soon….

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January 3rd Thank-you Challenge

Yes it is 2012 if you can believe it and were off to a great start with the Tuesday Clear it out Challenge.
This week you have to make one of those oh so often used thank-you cards, and this is my sample for you all to get into the groove of the things to pop buy... enter for your chance to win something awesome..and of course HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU...cya real soon...

Card: 1/4 fold my fave of course...hand made paper...the "T" and flower are from a scrapping kit...& the ribbon at the top was a gift I believe from Michale's...TFL...

Basic color wheel

Basic color wheel

Virtual Kitty