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Saturday, June 28, 2014
The pea board has closed, this is so sad! :( I had been there 11 years! look4angel StuckOnPeas
This layout features my grandson Matthew when he went to the fairgrounds. The title was made from the actual signs at the fair, I just took a photo of them and cut them up to form my title. The Sunflower located at the bottom of the page was made using Linnie Blooms fabric "sunflower and leaves" shapes.
Here is a close up of the finished flower. I used spray mist ink to color the leaves and the flower, then hand sewed around the edges of the flower, and added the button. Super easy and fun. You can find more of their products, and creative samples here:
Today I am up with another post featuring the great products of Linnie Blooms! This layout features my grandson Matthew, what an angelic face for such a handful of a boy! It also features some of my favorite paper ever made by My Mind's Eye. Yes, it's some of their REALLY old paper from the Kaleidoscope collection, but I have it stashed up, and only use it for my very favorite photo's, and before you ask: Sorry, no you can't have what I have left of it! (If you are interested in seeing more/better My Mind's Eye layouts you can check out their Pinterest boards My Mind's Eye , or their Facebook page located Here and from there you can see their blog. )
On this layout I used the Linnie Blooms item marked number # 9, or #12 depending on how you look at the sample. I like to show the samples pointed in both directions so that you can see that it can be used as either an "Arrow", or a "House" shape depending on how you'd like it to appear on your layout! Super cool, and easy to use!~
For the title lettering I used chipboard letter's I think they were from K & Co., but I added the bling to them just to give them some added "pop". The ribbon at the top of each word was also added, along with a couple of brads. (Yes, I REALLY do use brad's on EVERY single layout I make!)
For my Linnie Blooms "Arrow" sample number #12, I first dyed it, then I took a sharpie marker and outlined it to match my layout. I love the fact that you can change these embellishments to match the color's or theme of your layouts! I hate having to search, and search for just the "right" color's of pre-made embellishments!
The glitter strip at the top of the layout is actually glitter tape, lot's of bling with no mess! YES!
To make his name at the bottom I used letter stickers. Easy and fun! I think this layout also deserves to be called a "Dollar Stretcher" layout as it was very easy, and cost effective to make.
This is a close up of the Linnie Blooms "Arrow" after it was dyed, and a sharpie was used around the outer edges of the arrow shape!
This layout features my granddaughter in her favorite fairy costume! It also features more Linnie Blooms products! You have to love how versatile they are, and how easy they are to use! This layout used their heart shape which is not pictured in my sample sheet below of some of their product line.
To enhance this heart embellishment I first dyed the heart with pink spray dye. Next I used glitter glue to outline both the heart, and the "Fairy" sticker embellishment that I then placed on top of the heart. I think they turned out pretty nice looking, although as you can tell from most of my layout's, I am a pretty simple scrapper. I love the look of the more "layered" layouts, but trust me that is not where my talent lies! So I go with the flow, and just do what I like in the long run.
The reason the green stripes match up with the photo frame so well is they were actually cut from the frame it's self which was much larger to begin with, but was larger than I wanted to use on my layout. The photo's were enlarged using the Kodak Picture Maker, which added the frame/mat to the photo since I printed it as if it was going to be mounted into a photo book. It was that larger than normal mat that I then cut up to make the embellishment strips. To enhance the strips I added sequins, and brads. Here is a close up of the finished heart:
Supplies for this layout include: Linnie Blooms "Heart shape" Pattern paper Rub-on's Brads Fairy Stickers Kodak Picture Maker Pink dye glue Not a very long list for a cute layout, so I am counting this as a "Dollar Stretcher" layout! Gotta love that!~ Till next time "Happy Scrappin" Love Penny
For this layout I used the Linnie Blooms Flowers marked number 13 on my sample chart above, and the number 3 sample which can be used as a leaf or a bird's wing!
Here are the flower's after I dyed them with my spray dye. Very peachy color, I loved it!
This layout features my grandson when he was a baby! He thought he should have the remote control ALL the time even though he didn't know what it was really used for! Apparently he thought it was used to control "Granny"! Although he could already do that without the remote!
Here are the Linnie Bloom flowers after they have been accented with jewel brads, and paper flowers, I think they turned out wonderfully! The leaf was dyed a dark green. The supplies for this layout included: Linnie Blooms Designs - Leaf and large flower shapes Offary - Lace and Ribbon
Homemade spray dye - Orange and Green Spare Parts - Brads Gray Cardstock - Unknown Photo border - Kodak Picture Maker Letter Stickers - Unknown Pattern Paper - Possibly My Mind's Eye I hope you loved today's sample layout as much as I love the little boy pictured in it! Till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny
Close up of the sharpie colored arrow, from the Linnie Blooms Designs collections.
The arrow was SUPER easy to color with the sharpie, whether you were filling in the center or outlining the edge! These products are a blast to work with!
My grandson Matthew just LOVES to climb trees, so when I caught him in yet another tree I quickly grabbed my camera and got this great photo. This layout also won 1st place in our local fair, so that was great fun! Supplies on this layout include: Arrow from Linnie Blooms Designs Pattern Paper from My Mind's Eye K & Co. Journaling block Stickers from Karen Foster, K & Co., and Rebecca Sower Tree Paper Punch Fiskers Deco Scissors Brads & Photo turns - Spare Parts Photo frame from Kodak Picture Maker Cardstock - Bazzill Buttons- Unknown I hope you grab a photo of your own little monkey! Till we meet again Happy Scrapping! Love Penny
Linnie Blooms DT layout - These Early Birds Want French Fries Instead of Worms
Hello friends today is my first day as a guest designer for Linnie Blooms Designs! I am SO excited to share their new product line! I found it to be amazing fun to work with their products, and it was great getting to color the embellishments the colors "I" wanted them to be instead of having to make my projects based on what color of the embellishments where already! What a major plus that was!
Here is a sample chart of some of their fantastic products:
They have many more items than I have included in my sample chart so make sure you visit their site and look around! Each of the items I have made my chart from are 100% cotton, and can be used in so many interesting ways, and on SO many different projects including: scrapbooking, mixed media, clothing smash books, altered art, etc...way too many for me to try and list! To give you an idea of their size these items above are placed on a sheet of 12 x 12 paper. For my project I used items number 2 and 3 listed on the above chart. Number 2 being the body of the bird and Number 3 being the wing, which you will also notice is listed as Number 14 since it can also be used as a small leaf. I also listed 1 and 10, they are in fact the same item, and it was totally a mistake on my part, but I couldn't retake the photo, as I had already made some neat projects from my samples. I guess I was just having too much fun playing with them to notice earlier!
I used these water color pencils to color my bird with, along with a fine point black pen just to make the image around the bird's eye a little sharper.
I used my photo's as a guide for the markings on my bird, but you can use whatever best matches your own project, or layout. I also used a small water spritzing bottle to help the watercolors blend more smoothly.
Word of caution here however is to not make the material "too" wet when adding the black colors or it will bleed too much onto the rest of your colors, and you will have to start over! (Don't ask me how I know! )
So after some trial, and error, I found out it was easier to add the main colors first, and then go back, and add the black details.
Another trick I learned while making this project was to spray your pencil point with water instead of your fabric when you needed just a little bit of more color when I didn't need the added water on the rest of my fabric shape. It worked like a charm.
Here is a close up of my finished bird, which I used on the layout.
I knew right away what project, and photo's I was going to use with this cute bird shape! The photo's are of my grandchildren Matthew and Madison. They love going to the McDonald's playground, and eating their lunch, but the only problem with that is they love feeding their lunch to the birds that come, and beg there, more than eating the food themselves!
The top right photo was taken on a day they were out in the yard digging up worms, and the rest of the photo's were taken at the McDonald's playground.
The journaling reads:
Matthew and Madison feed the birds at McDonald's french fries every time we go there. The birds have learned to beg all of the children who come to the playground for them. No worms for these early birds! 2006
Supplies for this layout are:
Linnie Blooms Canvas Birds
Linnie Blooms Canvas Leaves
MME pattern paper - Antique Dots and Lost and Found
Bird print pattern paper - unknown
Brown brads - Spare Parts
Black Cardstock - DCWV
Staedtler Watercolor pencils
Fine point black pen
Black Alphabet Stickers - Making Memories
Small water spritzing bottle glue stick or adhesive of your choice I hope I have inspired you to give these products, and technique's a chance, and be sure and check out the rest of the DT's projects they are all amazingly talented, and the site is updated daily! Till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny
Here is a small sample chart of some of t heir great products:
This layout uses their blank banners:
To achieve the following look I first spray misted the blank banners, then I dipped just the edges of the banners into the puddles of spray ink, thereby giving the edges a darker appearance than the rest of the banner.
After the banner pieces dried I took a red sharpie marker, and added the the letters to spell "Happy", and then added the small bling dots, brads, and twine. I also sewed the top of the banner to my paper with my sewing machine. I think it turned out pretty cute.
This layout features my grandchildren exploring their Grandpa's farm, a few years ago, they were having a ball running everywhere.
Supplies for this layout include:
Linnie Blooms Banner blanks
Sewing binding (this is what looks like small orange ribbon)
Pattern paper by:
MME - Antique Dots
Echo Park - yellow stripe
Cardstock - DCWV - Red, brown, and yellow
DCWV - Washi Tape
Studio G - Title: Best of Friends
Tim Holtz - Distress ink (this was used on the yellow cardstock to tone down the color somewhat)
Explore Brad - Unknown
Large red brad - Unknown
Spare Parts - Smaller brads
Star, and Tag - unknown
Button and thread - unknown
Martha Stewart border punch used on the brown cardstock
Till next time Happy Scrapping and be sure and have some fun with Linnie Blooms products of your own! Love Penny
Here is a small sample chart of some of t heir great products:
Here are the butterflies after they have been dyed and colored. You will also see the white hair clips I sewed the butterflies on to.
This is a close up of one of the finished butterfly hair clips. I used a blue dye for the background color, a black sharpie marker for the edges, and a black gel pen for some of the additional black coloring. For the antenna I used a heavy gauge wire. I then used either sewed on beads or sequins for added decorations, and then sewed them to the barrettes.
I gave these to my granddaughter's who both loved them.
Thanks for visiting with me today and Happy Scrapping! Love Penny
This chart features many of their wonderful products, on the layout below I used the number 12 sample which is supposed to be an arrow, but I turned it on its side and made a dog house out of it instead. I love it that these products are so versitile this way!
This layout features our lab dog when she was just a puppy, I wish she was that small now! LOL Below is a close up of the completed dog house. I used a green child's crayon to color the cloth arrow along with a black sharpie, and a black gel pen. I have used lot's of things to color these products with and have yet to find anything that didn't work out great!
Supplies for this layout include:
Arrow shape - Linnie Blooms Designs
Black Sharpie marker
Black Gel Pen
Letter Stickers - Unknown
Green Crayloa Crayon
Patter paper - Miss Elizabeth's
Washi Tape - K & Co.
Arrow Brad - Unknown
Black Brads - Spare Parts
Staples - Unknown
Sewing lace - Unknown
Zots glue dots
Photo frame was printed using the Kodak Picture Maker
Dog Bone brad - Unknown
I hope you enjoyed this layout today, and until next time "Happy Scrapping"! Love Penny
July photo challenge! - Kaleidoscope
Welcome friends, I'm up today with my take on the Two Peas photo challenge for July! Here is their July Challenge link if you'd like to play along with them. As usual I try to search through my photos, to see what I have already taken that would fit into their current challenge to give you some ideas.
So to start it off I looked up the official dictionary description of the word:
Kaleidoscope - A kaleidoscope is a cylinder with mirrors containing loose, colored objects such as beads or pebbles and bits of glass. As the viewer looks into one end, light entering the other creates a colorful pattern, due to the reflection off of the mirrors. Coined in 1817 by Scottish inventor Sir David Brewster, "kaleidoscope" is derived from the Ancient Greekκαλός (kalos), "beautiful, beauty",εἶδος (eidos), "that which is seen: form, shape" and σκοπέω (skopeō), "to look to, to examine",hence "observation of beautiful forms." 
So if we take this definition truly into consideration what we are really looking for is simply a beautiful shape or form captured in a photo. Okay, I can handle that, so here are some I think fit that call:
Hello Friends, today I'm thrilled to announce that a quilt I made for my granddaughter was selected to be a "Fisker's Project Spotlight"! Here is a link Fiskers Project Spotlight you might have to be a member to view it, but hey it's a fun website, and it's free so sign up now, if you are not already a member, now's a great time to join!
The quilt was made after I won a pair of their fantastic scissors in one of their contests. Like the pair pictured here:
Here is a link if you would like to purchase a pair for yourself, which I highly recommend, and I am not getting paid to promote these scissors in any way, I just love the way they cut. Scissors Thanks for the project spotlight Fiskers!
Rain, Rain go away! Well folks it's been one heck of a rainy two weeks here. It flooded my daughter's yard, home and garage, and because my brother lives behind her it flooded his yard as well! This is a photo of her 4ft chain link fence that the water tore out of the ground, and knocked over. Can you imagine how much force that took, considering that water was able to flow through the fence! The leaves show how high the water was before it finally receded.
This is what it looked like under my daughter's home! As you can see it tore out all of her insulation, flooded her wiring, and almost all of her duct work!
This is her garage! It normally doesn't look this messy but the water was kind enough to rearrange everything for her! You can see the watermark on the door showing how high the water was. When you clean up after a flood it's not that water that is the problem it's the coating of mud that it leaves everywhere that is the real issue. Nasty to clean, and Oh so slippery!
I took this photo to show you the box of Christmas ornaments that was just peacefully floating around! It's amazing what is spared, and what isn't during a disaster of this nature.
The poor riding mower took a beating! Water, and mud all the way up to the seat!
Close up of all the wonderful mud! YUCK!
More disarray, and destruction! What a week this was! Now onto the worst part cleaning it all up!
Here is what her house looked like the last time if flooded, which was only supposed to happen every 100 years. Looks like they were off by about 92 years!
In this photo her whole 4ft fence pictured at the top is under water! Well here's hoping for dry weather! Happy Scrapping and be safe, Love Penny
June's photo challenge: Bold Color
So this month's photo challenge on the Two Peas In A Bucket web site is the use of Bold color! So to give myself some inspiration I went back to some of my older photo's to see what I could find that I think would have fit this challenge!
Here are a few of my favorites:
First on the list we have the blooms of the purple cone flower. I choose this photo because I like the boldness of color between the orange flower center's compared to the purple flower pedals! These were about 2-4 foot tall perennials, and look best planted towards the back of a garden.
Next we have Matthew doing his best Spiderman pose! While the colors aren't extremely bright in this photo, I choose it mainly for the wild graphic's on his shirt! Go Spidey~
Then it was back to the garden for some great striped tulips! I love how bright the colors of the flower's were compared to the green foliage background! Sadly due to some ravenous squirrels in my yard this was the only time I saw these bloom!
While the color's alone would have made this a "bold" photo, I loved how the pieces of Madison's pom pom's looked in this photo, giving it an even more graphic look!
All my grand kid's at the Aquarium! While they were having a blast posing, I loved how the bold background in this photo was used in Olivia's "fake shark bite" pose!
Another shot taken at the Aquarium, and while the color's on this photo don't scream out at you like some of the colors in the previous photo's, the wild pattern's on the fish more than make up for the lack of bright colors.
I think this photo is a great contender from the color's of her clothing, to her fabulous pose, to her totally pink hair! What more could you ask for in a "bold" photo shot!
This photo is from the local car show and the red paint job on this truck is almost too bold to look at!
I chose this photo not only because of the bold graphic's of his uniform, and helmet guard, but also because it was a great bold expression on Matthew's face!
I loved the color's of this shot with Madison at the bottom of this blow up slide, with all the bright linear color stripes leading down to her at the bottom.
Besides the fact that I am in love with the Alabama football team, this shot was great due to the maroon and white college colors, the contrast of the bright green of the artificial turf, and the many fans dressed alike. "Roll Tide!"
Great summer shot of Matthew in the sparkling water's of their pool, along with the bright colors of his life vest! Well this is the last of the inspiration photo's I have for this month's challenge. I can't wait to see what the challenge is for next month! Happy Scrapping! Love Penny