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Monday, October 21, 2013

Matthew says you have to look up

Today I am up with another post featuring the great products of Linnie Blooms! 
 I'm sure you'll find their unique items as much fun to work with as I did! For other great projects using their products check out their facebook page located https://www.facebook.com/LinnieBlooms, and their DT blog located here for more inspiration: http://linnieblooms.blogspot.com/ For other fun ideas check out their pinterest page located here: http://pinterest.com/lllcreate/linnie-blooms-design-team/





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



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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!


If you have never heard of them before be sure and check them out . I'm sure you'll find their unique items as much fun to work with as I did! For other great projects using their products check out their facebook page located https://www.facebook.com/LinnieBlooms, and their DT blog located here for more inspiration: http://linnieblooms.blogspot.com/ For other fun ideas check out their pinterest page located here: http://pinterest.com/lllcreate/linnie-blooms-design-team/

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

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Monday, October 07, 2013

Happy Best of Friends - Linnie Blooms Designs


Today I am up with another layout featuring the products from Linnie Blooms Designs! 
If you have never heard of them before be sure and check out their website located:
 http://linda-barutha.squarespace.com/shop/ 
I'm sure you'll find their unique items as much fun to work with as I did! For other great projects using their products check out their facebook page located here:
https://www.facebook.com/LinnieBlooms, and their DT blog located here for more inspiration:
http://linnieblooms.blogspot.com/ For even more ideas check out their pinterest page located here: 
http://pinterest.com/lllcreate/linnie-blooms-design-team/

Here is a small sample chart of some of their 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 Matthew, and Madison 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
Offray ribbon
Sewing binding (this is what looks like small orange ribbon)
Pattern paper by: 
My Mind's Eye - Antique Dots
Crate Paper
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 - flea market find
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






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Sunday, October 06, 2013

Butterfly Hair Clips - Linnie Bloom Designs

If you have never heard of them before be sure and check out their website located http://linda-barutha.squarespace.com/shop/ , I'm sure you'll find their unique items as much fun to work with as I did! For other great projects using their products check out their facebook page located https://www.facebook.com/LinnieBlooms, and their DT blog located here for more inspiration: http://linnieblooms.blogspot.com/ For even more ideas check out their pinterest page located here: http://pinterest.com/lllcreate/linnie-blooms-design-team/

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
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Saturday, October 05, 2013

Flossy - Linnie Blooms Designs


Today I am up with another post featuring the great products of Linnie Blooms! 


If you have never heard of them before be sure and check out their website located http://linda-barutha.squarespace.com/shop/ , I'm sure you'll find their unique items as much fun to work with as I did! For other great projects using their products check out their facebook page located https://www.facebook.com/LinnieBlooms, and their DT blog located here for more inspiration: http://linnieblooms.blogspot.com/ For other fun ideas check out their pinterest page located here: http://pinterest.com/lllcreate/linnie-blooms-design-team/
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

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