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Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween Adam!!!

TRICK OR TREAT!!!! Happy Halloween!!!! What are your plans for trick or treating? Any interesting traditions? 

When I first saw this image from Create with TLC, I knew it would be purrfect for Adam!!!




RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • purple Recollection card stock was used for a 4.5 x 4.5 inch card - let me tell you a little story about this - I had cut this originally and it was the wrong size and then I folded it wrong - wait until you see how I fixed it and made it all better (lol!)
  • background is K&Co Halloween Tim Coffey 
  • Create with TLC Celebrate Halloween Bear Word Art Transfer was given rounded corners and chalked around the edges as it is pre-colored - how easy peasy is that?
  • inside sentiment, "Official Candy Taster",  is part of Create with TLC of set called Join Me For a Bite Vintage Image Transfer and Word Art Set which originally had been part of Paulette's October Club which was mounted onto scraps from the front after it had been chalked around the edges - now for my little secret, see that adorable ribbon Darice Halloween Fun which is from my stash and I'm not sure how old this ribbon is - WELL, if you look closely I had wrapped it around where the previous fold was and to the front along with ribbons on the sentiment but remember MUM's the word - LOL!
Adam is a good eater and loves to eat more than Lily and is almost weighs the same!!! Keep this in mind, Adam just turned 1 and Lily is 3!!!

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Much love, hugs, and friendship

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween Lily!!!!

Angie's Digi Stamps had offered a freebie on her blog called Daisy Mae Pumpkin Carving and I just knew that I had to use this to make a card for Lily! She's all into Halloween this year and can't wait to go Trick or Treating. 



RECIPE and SUPPLIES:

  • dark green Recollection card stock was used for my size A2 card
  • background is K&Co Halloween Tim Coffey - loved all the smiling Jack-O-Lantern faces and thought it was purrfect for this card!!!
  • Daisy Mae whose name has been changed to Lily (shhh don't tell Angie) was colored using Spectrum Noir Markers, Whisper Stroke Brush Strokes with gel pen accents
  • stickers are oldies but goodies that I had in my sticker box and I loved them as they are 3-dimensional along with being somewhat shiny
  • baker's orange/white twine was wrapped around the front of the card with a large button from my stash hot glued on top 
  • sentiment, "When black cats prowl and ghosts turn green May trick or treating be good on Halloween", is a Create with TLC called Beware Halloween Vintage Image Transfer and Word Art Set which originally had been part of Paulette's October Club which was mounted onto scraps for a faux quilted effect after it had been chalked around the edges 

Thank you for stopping by to visit today. I appreciate and love reading your comments . . is your comment the next one I read??? 

Much love, hugs, and friendship

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Create with TLC Progressive Challenge #8 - The Mad Hatter Vintage

Create with TLC had this phenomenal Progressive Challenge which was to kick-off World Card Making Day. She offered the first image if you request by email and upon completion, send finished project to her and she sends you the next installment and sew forth until you had a chance to collect a total of 12 free digital images!!!

I created one of my new favorite things to create, a Post-it Note Holder for image #8 with one of my very most characters from Alice in Wonderland - the Mad Hatter:





RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • Recollection turquoise Card Stock is the background of my Post-it Note Holder cut 7.375 x 3.25 inches and scored at 3-1/8, 3-1/2, 3-7/8 inches with the 3-1/8 inch being your front
  • fold in half and make 2 snips approximately 1-inch from either side to hold optional pen                           
  • background is my fabulous scrap drawer
  • Create with TLC  8 The Mad Hatter Vintage was colored using Spectrum Noir Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils, and gel pens, chalked around the edges - I always felt the Mad Hatter was a flamboyant dresser!!
  • Silver Tone Tea Bag Charm is from Miriam's Crafting supplies which was added to my pen with a jump ring - pens were purchased with a key ring on the top to add a charm and this was a purrfect spot of tea! 

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Create with TLC Progressive Challenge #7 Teacher and Cat Vintage

Create with TLC had this phenomenal Progressive Challenge which was to kick-off World Card Making Day. She offered the first image if you request by email and upon completion, send finished project to her and she sends you the next installment and sew forth until you had a chance to collect a total of 12 free digital images!!!

Here's my card for image #7:




gee, the poor kitty is in the corner . . . . bad doggy

RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • Recollection blue Card Stock is the background of my card which was cut to size A2                                      
  • background is from DCWV The Heritage Stack which I used my EK Notebook Border and Punch
  • Create with TLC  7 Teacher Dog & Cat Vintage was colored using Spectrum Noir Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils, and gel pens, chalked around the edges
  • sentiment on front, "Tomorrow isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet" was chalked around the edges had been a freebie from Create with TLC
  • there is no sentiment on the inside, but rather I put another piece of the DCWV Heritage Stack with using my EK Notebook Border Punch and chalked around the edges for a personal note

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Much love, hugs, and friendship

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Me - But Then Again Maybe Not Wanted to Know!

Hi!!! I'm Lynne - one of the newest Design Team Members of Anything But a Card. I live in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania which is close to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States and have lived in this area all of my life. 



I'm the proud Grandma of 5 beautiful grandchildren - Zack (age 9), Sasha (age 9), Nick (age 8), Lily (age 3) Adam (age 1). They are the light of my life and as I tell Lily, make my heart sing! I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis over 4 years ago which affects my eyesight which limits the amount of time I craft - but I try not to let that stop me!!!!

I've been crafting as long as I can remember learning how to knit and crochet from my grandmother and aunt. I had lived with my grandmother and grandfather where I also learned another love of mine - cooking!!! 

When I was in Junior High, my aunt taught me how to sew my own clothing as I was embarrassed by wearing hand-me-downs which were my aunt's clothing and she was 18 years older than I was.



When I was a Senior in High School, I had won a local contest with making an outfit along with making the costumes for the musical "Oklahoma" and the play, "You Can't Take it With You". My hopes and dreams at this point had been to be a dress designer for the movies but life had other ideas in store for me. 



Sewing became my life-saver and support mechanism after I had left my first husband as that is how I became a stay-at-home mom with my daughter and able to support her and myself. I loved to make Jen clothes and her Halloween costumes until she decided she was too old to wear homemade and to dress-up for Halloween. 

I made wedding gowns, including my first wedding gown along with my sister's wedding gown which the picture is posted below



Yes, I did marry a second time and even a third time but I'm rushing my story - Bob and I had a beautiful daughter, Molly, that was born having a Grand Mal Seizure and a Stroke at birth causing her to be a quadriplegic - 


I was blessed as the doctor's gave her 3 to 6 months but she surprised them all by living to be 25 months. Sewing was still my passion and making matching clothing for her and her sister but when she passed in October 1991, my world fell apart as I no longer had a baby to hold and love. Here is where my passion became doll making and sculpting. I had taken sculpting classes from the Godfather of Dolls, Lewis Goldstein. 




I also began making quilts at this time with my first quilt being that of scraps of Molly's dresses and another of my grandmother's aprons.

Some of my quilts had become Award Winners whether it be in a Quilt Show or a Challenge Quilt where you are given 5 pieces of fabric to incorporate into a wall hanging. 



I still make some clothing for my granddaughters - Sasha loved the movie Annie and wanted a dress for her and her doll dressed as Annie



and of course quilts for my grandchildren



April 2007, I shattered my left wrist and arm and have plates in my arm along with the tendons replaced in my hand which has limited my hand quilting but I have taught myself to use my left hand again.



This is where my love for paper piecing, card making, scrapbook pages for my grandchildren and machine embroidery has come into place. 








My motto has been to live life to the fullest and to not let anything stop me and I'm thrilled to be part of the Anything But a Card Design Team. 

Oh yeah, as to my third marriage, I'm sorry to say that I left him about 3 years ago but I'm happy as I've reconnected with a previous love - I guess there is a Happily Ever After! 

Now, as to my Mini Challenge to you is to make a Post-it-Note Holder which is amazingly simple as easy to make as I first saw on LORRAINE of Rainey's Craft Room :




RECIPE and Supplies:

  • one (1) sheet 8-1/2 x 11 sheet cardstock cut 7-3/8 x 3-1/2 inches - you can get three (3) post-it-note holders from one (1) sheet 
  • score at 3-1/8 inch, 3-1/2 inch, and 3-7/8 inch 
     
  • the 3-1/8 inch score part is the front of your post-it-note holder and the part that gets decorated
  • fold at the 3-1/2 inch and make two (2) little cuts approximately 1-inch from either end making sure not to go through the score lines - this holds the optional pen 
  • glue to the back to form the fold-out for the optional pen or binder and it should now look like this:

  • use sticky tape to the back of a 3 x 3 post-it-note which can be found at any Dollar Store with 5 packs for a dollar!!!!

  • now comes the fun part - decorating!!!!! I used Create with TLC Thank You Block which had been a freebie and chalked around the edges which is to "Thank" everyone for coming to the bridal shower which is the reason I made 30 of these! 




for the front, I cut the umbrella shadow from Cricut Tie the Note Cartridge at 1.75 inches with a heart rhinestone from DCWV:




I can't wait to see your Post-it Note Holders at this week's Mini Challenge at Anything But a Card at the Link-Up and read your comments as always - will your comment be the next?

Much love, hugs, and friendship
Lynne

Friday, October 24, 2014

Create with TLC Progressive Challenge Image #6

Create with TLC had this phenomenal Progressive Challenge which was to kick-off World Card Making Day. She offered the first image if you request by email and upon completion, send finished project to her and she sends you the next installment and sew forth until you had a chance to collect a total of 12 free digital images!!!

Here's my card for image #6:




When I first started making this card, it reminded me of my dad. My dad was a super sharp dresser especially when it came to golfing!!!! It got to the point that my dad and my 2nd ex would have a competition as to being the "best dressed"!!!!!

RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • Recollection green Card Stock is the background of my card which was cut 6 x 12 inches
  • background is from my wonderful scrap drawer
  • Create with TLC 6 Golf Proof in the Putting Vintage was colored using Spectrum Noir Markers, Prisma Markers, and gel pens, rounded the corners and then chalked around the edges - had fun giving him a plaid sweater using my gel pen
  • sentiment on front, "Fore" your birthday" has rounded corners and was chalked around the edges
  • sentiment on inside, "Happy Birthday! Weren't you old enough last year?" has rounded corners and was chalked around the edges mounted on the same paper as my background paper from the front (reminds me of my dad's "warped" sense of humor which I'm delighted I, too, possess!


  • Cricut Everyday Paperdolls Cartridge was used to cut the hole flag (used gel pen to label as the 19th hole) and golf tee
  • golf ball is from my button stash
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

CAUTION Monster Mash in Progress Chorus Line

I'm having such a blast making Halloween cards!!! Here's another one of my cards with a "wobble" no less!!! AND using Create with TLC images!!!



RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • I bet you never would have guessed this BUT my skeletons are on not one but TWO Wobbles!!!
  • three (3) purple buttons are on the right side from Blumenthal Lansing Buttons
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Come Let's Boogie

I'm having such a blast making Halloween cards!!! Here's another one of my cards with a "wobble" no less!!!



RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • Recollection purple Card Stock is the background of my card which is a size A2
  • background is from K&Co Halloween Designer Mat Pad and chalked around the edges
  • Create with TLC The Ghosts are Dancing This Halloween Image Transfer Set was colored using Spectrum Noir Markers, Prisma Markers, and gel pens, fussy cut around the edges, and then chalked around the edges
  • sentiment on the front, "The Ghosts are dancing this  . . . Halloween . . . . Come Boogie" has rounded corners and was chalked around the edges and also part of the same set
  • inside sentiment was a freebie from Create with TLC, "If the TuTu fits . . . twirl twirl twirl" has rounded corners, chalked around the edges and placed on a scrap piece of cardstock 
  • I bet you never would have guessed this BUT my ghosts are on a wobble - dah!!!!
  • three (3) purple buttons are on the right side from Blumenthal Lansing Buttons
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Much love, hugs, and friendship

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bone Appetit

Bone Appetit - 



Check out one of Paulette's images at Create with TLC,  Here's Looking at You, Halloween Vintage Transfer Word Art Set has this adorable round image "Bone Appetit" - NOW, with a massive search, I found the purrfect candy to create little treats for my grandbabies and friends - yes, at the Dollar Store, I found bone candy!!!!!!!



RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • Create with TLC Here's Looking at You, Halloween Vintage Transfer Word Art Set - Bone Appetit Round chalked around the edges with dark green with background colored with Whisper Strokes
  • bone candy from Dollar Tree in an 1.5 x 6 inch candy bag 
  • Cricut Fabulous Finds circle shadow cut using Cloud 9 Specialty Paper and chalked around the edges
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Things I Learned From 60's Music . . .

"Things I learned from 60's MUSIC
Time is on my side
You can't hurry love
God only knows
You can hear it through the grapevine
Money can't buy you love
We can work it out"


NOW, with all that being said - isn't Paulette's newest Learned from 60's Music isn't it the coolest and grooviest???? Brings back my high school years - ok, I've dated myself but let's "Twist and Shout" while I share with you my dance party . . . .


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • background was cut to 6 x 12 inches and scored in half with Recollection teal card stock
  • background is musical score sheet from DCWV The Heritage Stack
  • sentiment from Learned from the 60's was chalked around the edges with musical notes added
  • juke box was cut using Cricut Nifty Fifties Cartridge using nothing but scraps from my scrap drawers
  • image had been a freebie from Mayzy Art which was found at Outlawz Challenges
  • sentiment, "Hear you are old enough to remember bell bottoms and love beads . . . Well, Hippie, Hippie Birthday!", had been Create with TLC  which has rounded corners and chalked around the edges and mounted on matching background paper from the front of my card

Well, "Build me up Buttercup" as I love reading your comments . . is your comment the next one I read or will I have "The Sounds of Silence??? Well, me and my bell bottoms are outta here - peace . . . .

Much love, hugs, and friendship