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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

This Ocean Nymph is Beckoning You to Come Swim Away With Her

I recently participated in an Altered Altoid's Box Swap. My Swap Partner expressed an interest in mermaids. As an added bonus, I included Urban Threads Ocean Nymph Lace. This is done in two (2) pieces and then joined by a brad that she is movable calling all the fishermen to fall under her spell!!!


Threads used are Sulky Rayon Embroidery Thread as I like the finished look and feel. I used a two layers of water soluble stabilizer and then rinsed her out to remove the stabilizer and viola you have an Ocean Nymph to hang in your bathroom, Christmas Tree, or anywhere she pleases!

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Much love, hugs, and friendship

Lynne

Monday, July 24, 2017

Sunflower Placemats for Ray and Beth

Gayle's son and daughter-in-law just celebrated their wedding anniversary. Beth loves sunflowers and Gayle incorporated my help with embroidering this Sunflower Corner Toile from Embroidery Library in the corner of these plaid placemats!!! I love the finished look



I used a single layer of water dissoluble stabilizer and used a damp sponge and viola finished product!

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Much love, hugs, and friendship

Lynne

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Summer Fun Blog Hop with Create with TLC

Welcome to Summer Fun Create with TLC Blog Hop with a different Create with TLC freebie image with every step along the way!!! It's summer fun time - what are your plans for the summer????? Summer Fun could be spent in the water swimming or even on a boat fishing! As for myself, my boyfriend has a cabin in Pymatuning, PA where we take the boat and go fishing on the lake or Sunday becomes a Road Trip.

If you have arrived from Lisa Lynn, then you are in the right place - if not, here is the complete list of my Create with TLC teamies and friends: 
Lisa Lynn (previous summer fun stop)
Lynne (current summer fun stop)
Rhonda Sue (your next summer fun stop)
Carol
Shelly 
Vicky
Wendy
Create with TLC

The image that is available for you on my blog is Vintage Summer Fun Antics on the Beach. Just right click on the image and save the file for your own personal used


For my card, I had a lot of fun not only chalking, using border punches, but also doing some fussy cutting:

RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • size A2 card
  • image was pre-colored but adding chalk to the sky and Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush
  • waves were made using Martha Stewart Eyelet Border Punch and chalking the edges
  • Seashell sticker

  • sentiments are from Create with TLC die cut using Darice Embossing Folder and chalked around the edges  



Your next stop on our hop is Rhonda Sue

Now, you know that I can't let a reference to a song go unnoticed without having a sing-a-long - I love this song and often sing it while sitting in the boat and fishing!!!! 


Thank you for stopping and visiting today and hope you come back again!!!


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Much love, hugs, and friendship
Lynne

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Here We Go Steelers!!!

I love making these Mug Rugs as they are made entirely in the hoop of my Embroidery Machine (her name is Thelma on good days!!!) including the machine quilting!!!

Today's Mug Rug is the Pittsburgh Steeler Logo with Steeler fabric on the back and the logo in the center for Emb Sport Pittsburgh Steelers Embroidery Designs Logo combined with Oma's Place Christmas Mug Rug Set Plain:


As you can see, I use the city of Champions colors - black and gold!

I love these as they are a little bigger than a coaster and smaller than a placemat and purrfect to place a glass of wine, cup of tea or coffee along with a snack such as a cookie, brownie, or piece of chocolate and are completely washable!!! They can be mailed using just a standard stamp in a 5x7 envelope!!!! 

This includes a top layer of fabric and the bottom fabric, stabilizer, and a layer of batting - better yet, you can combine these with any of the Pittsburgh Steelers Microwave Bowl Cozies.

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Much love, hugs, and friendship

Lynne

Friday, July 21, 2017

Pittsburgh City of Champions

I love making these Mug Rugs as they are made entirely in the hoop of my Embroidery Machine (her name is Thelma on good days!!!) including the machine quilting!!!

Today's Mug Rug is a skyline of my hometown, the city of Pittsburgh which was an image for Julia's Needle USA City Skylines III combined with Oma's Place Bonnet Rug Plain:


As you can see, I use the city of Champions colors - black and gold!

I love these as they are a little bigger than a coaster and smaller than a placemat and purrfect to place a glass of wine, cup of tea or coffee along with a snack such as a cookie, brownie, or piece of chocolate and are completely washable!!! They can be mailed using just a standard stamp in a 5x7 envelope!!!! 

This includes a top layer of fabric and the bottom fabric, stabilizer, and a layer of batting - better yet, you can combine these with any of the Pittsburgh Sports Teams Microwave Bowl Cozies.

I appreciate and love reading your comments - and hoping you leave me some bloggie love.  


Much love, hugs, and friendship

Lynne

Monday, July 17, 2017

Wicked Birthday Fun for a Friend with a New Challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog

It's a new challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog? Challenge #259 - which is a color challenge:

with the fabulous sponsor,  Sheep Ski Designs and I had the privilege to use Grace which I decided to make into a birthday card using sassy Create with TLC sentiments on the inside:


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • card is size A2 Recollection card stock
  • background is DCWV 
  • image was colored with Spectrum Noir and Whisper Stroke Markers, Prism Colored Pencils with gel pen accents, fussy cut around the edges 
  • frame was cut using Darice Die Cut and metallic card stock
  • flowers were made using Fiskars Burst Punch with pearl centers
  • sentiment was from Create with TLC and cut using Darice Embossing Die Cut and chalked around the edges

I can't wait to see your projects!!!
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Much love, hugs, and friendship

Saturday, July 1, 2017

God Bless the USA with ATC's and New Challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Blog

Over half of the year is over. With that being said, it's a new month which means a new challenge with Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge where it's always anything goes as long as you use a patterned paper!!!

In the United States we are celebrating our Independence on July 4th.I was in a recent swap with 4th of July ATC's and thought I would share with you my vintage ATC's:







RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • an ATC is an Artist Trading Card measuring 2.5 x 3.5 and a lot of fun to make
  • vintage images found on the internet
  • of course, the Stickles Fairy had to come and add accents 
  • Queen & Co. Pearls, bows, and flower from stash 
I can't wait to see what you create this month for Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Blog!!!!

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Much love, hugs, and friendship

Friday, June 30, 2017

2017 Graduate Samantha with a New Challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog

It's a new challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog? Challenge #257 - Anything Goes - easy peasy!!! Our fabulous sponsor, Odd Ball Arts.  Dear friends of mine's granddaughter has just graduated from High School and I thought I would make her card using Bigged Eye Girl Chloe Lizzy Love along with sentiments from Create with TLC both on the outside and the inside:


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • card is size A2 Recollection card stock
  • background was found on the internet and printed
  • image was colored with Spectrum Noir and Whisper Stroke Markers, and gel pen accents, fussy cut around the edges 
  • Queen & Co. Pearls
  • sentiments were from Create with TLC and cut using Darice Embossing Die Cut and chalked around the edges

I can't wait to see your projects!!!
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Much love, hugs, and friendship

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Spice it Up with a New Challenge at Create and Makes Challenge Blog

This month at Creates and Makes Challenge Blog Design with the Challenge #13 - Anything Goes; Optional Sentiment "Just for Fun"
                        
For my project, I made this spicy birthday card using a The Stamping Chef image and sentiments from Create with TLC


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • size A2 card with scraps for the background  
  • image was colored with Spectrum Noir and Whisper Stroke Markers, gel pen accents and fussy cut around the edges
  • Queen & Co. Pearls 
  • sentiments are from Create with TLC cut using Darice Embossing Die Cut and chalked around the edges

I can't wait to see your projects!!!
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Much love, hugs, and friendship

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Good Old Days with a New Challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog

It's a new challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog? Challenge #255 - Anything Goes - easy peasy!!! Our fabulous sponsor, Kenny K, has inspired me with Socialite 1920's Flapper which I decided to make into a friendship card using sassy snarky Create with TLC sentiments both on the outside and the inside:


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • card is size A2 Recollection card stock
  • background is DCWV The Linen Stack 
  • image was colored with Spectrum Noir and Whisper Stroke Markers, and gel pen accents, fussy cut around the edges 
  • lace was from a swap which was wrapped around and tied into a bow
  • the fabulous decoration was from a swap which I hated to part with; but, it made the card!!!!
  • sentiments were from Create with TLC and cut using Darice Embossing Die Cut and chalked around the edges

I can't wait to see your projects!!!
I appreciate and love reading your comments - and hoping you leave me some bloggie love.  


Much love, hugs, and friendship

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Quilted Pocket Mug Rug

I love making these Mug Rugs as they are made entirely in the hoop of my Embroidery Machine (her name is Thelma on good days!!!) including the machine quilting!!!

Today's Mug Rug has a pocket where I place tea bags for the tea drinker but I'm thinking I nice piece of chocolate would be better!!! The original pattern can be found at Anne's Embroidery and is called Mug Rug with Pocket and Quilting


As you can see, I can combine a variety of fabrics making each one unique and an individual!!!! 

I love these as they are a little bigger than a coaster and smaller than a placemat and purrfect to place a glass of wine, cup of tea or coffee along with a snack such as a cookie, brownie, or piece of chocolate and are completely washable!!! They can be mailed using just a standard stamp in a 5x7 envelope!!!! 

This includes a top layer of fabric and the bottom fabric, stabilizer, and a layer of batting - better yet, I can do special orders or these are made completely using scraps!!! I originally made a few Microwave Bowl Cozies and the scraps became these Mug Rugs - great combination gift!!!

These were a big hit at my last craft show and hoping they will be also on June 17th in Jamestown, PA.


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Much love, hugs, and friendship

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Sun Bonnet Sue Wishes You a Happy Birthday!!!

I love making these Mug Rugs as they are made entirely in the hoop of my Embroidery Machine (her name is Thelma on good days!!!) Today's Mug Rug is for the women for the birthday and I have also made these for Mother's Day this past month, called Bonnet Mug Rug from Oma's Place. For those that know me, I'm a quilter from way back when and I just love the little Sunbonnet Sue's!!!


I love these as they are a little bigger than a coaster and smaller than a placemat and purrfect to place a glass of wine, cup of tea or coffee along with a snack such as a cookie, brownie, or piece of chocolate and are completely washable!!! They can be mailed using just a standard stamp in a 5x7 envelope!!!! 

This includes a top layer of fabric and the bottom fabric, stabilizer, and a layer of batting - better yet, I can do special orders or these are made completely using scraps!!! I originally made a few Microwave Bowl Cozies and the scraps became these Mug Rugs - great combination gift!!!

These were a big hit at my last craft show and hoping they will be also on June 17th in Jamestown, PA.

I appreciate and love reading your comments - and hoping you leave me some bloggie love.  


Much love, hugs, and friendship

Friday, June 9, 2017

Aged to Perfection

I love making these Mug Rugs as they are made entirely in the hoop of my Embroidery Machine (her name is Thelma on good days!!!) Today's Mug Rug is for guys, called Aged to Perfection from Oma's Place

I love these as they are a little bigger than a coaster and smaller than a placemat and purrfect to place a glass of wine, cup of tea or coffee along with a snack such as a cookie, brownie, or piece of chocolate and are completely washable!!! They can be mailed using just a standard stamp in a 5x7 envelope!!!! Thought these would be great for either Father's Day or a guy's birthday:




This includes a top layer of fabric and the bottom fabric, stabilizer, and a layer of batting - better yet, I can do special orders or these are made completely using scraps!!! Don't you just love the Route 66 fabric and the vintage cars which I originally made a few Microwave Bowl Cozies and the scraps became these Mug Rugs - great combination gift!!!

These were a big hit at my last craft show and hoping they will be also on June 17th in Jamestown, PA.

I appreciate and love reading your comments - and hoping you leave me some bloggie love.  


Much love, hugs, and friendship