Friday, October 25, 2013

Be thankful...

Sometimes, a simple "thank you" isn't enough. 
Sometimes, a paper "thank you" isn't enough. 
Sometimes, any  kind of "thank you" isn't enough, but something will have to do.
This is one of those times.

I'm playing with Linnie Blooms shapes again, and this time it is the new canvas pocket (available soon).  It's the perfect size for a gift card or...

a pull-out message.

I stamped the pocket with Distress Inks (I love that they don't bleed on the canvas) and then added some Distress Stain color on the flap along with some washi tape and some buttons.  Inside, I used more Linnie Blooms shapes (pockets, pennants, and hearts) to make a mini banner.  I used acrylic paint, Copic markers, and more Distress Stains along with more washi tape to complete the banner.

Wondering how I got those letters on there?  I laid down some alpha stickers and painted right over them.  When the paint was dry, I lifted the stickers off and a perfect stencil remained (no seepage). 

It may be small on size but it represents a BIG, heart-felt thank you for a dear friend (hope she's not reading this before I send it to her).

And, it's the gift that keeps on giving because it can be passed on and on and on to new recipients.
Spread the love.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Be kitchen inspired...

 Sometimes, when I am feeling un-inspired, and I am tired of  "pinteresting", or"blog hopping", or "googling",  I just try to scope out what is around me.  That's what the Scrap it Girl Design Team is doing this month as we scope out our own kitchens for color. 

My kitchen is "apple inspired" and Red Delicious Red and Granny Smith Green are my colors (along with black and white).

Just used some scraps, Fiskars hexagon punches, ribbon, and some white acrylic paint to whip up some birthday cards.  Now, it's time to go "whip up" something for dinner. 

Play along with the October Challenge at Scrap It Girl (I am the  hostess, so there is a great prize pack for the winner)---create anything using colors inspired by your kitchen.  Come see what the DT is "cooking"!


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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Be seasonal...

It is October!  I seem to have a minor "freak out" with each month that passes.  How can another month go by so quickly!  October is a month to cherish though.  It is nature at its best and brightest.  So, why not replicate it?  I'm playing with Linnie Blooms canvas shapes again, and this tree is a new one in the store.  I was at the "real" Linnie Blooms store last weekend and got a chance to experiment a bit.  Both Linda and I loved the look of stamping chevrons on the canvas shapes, so I decided to ink chevrons to the trunk while loading up the tree with colorful buttons.

Have you been keeping up with all of the new shapes that Linda has added to the Linnie Blooms online store?  Owls, leaves, and trees are perfect for your fall projects while the circles, stars, and hearts are perfect for anytime!  What is your WIP (work in progress)?
My WIP is trying to find some time to enjoy the natural colorful wonders right outside my window.
What a wonderful world indeed!

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