Sunday, February 28, 2010

Gothic Arches- Paris Expositions

I was honored when Nancy asked if I could help out with Gothic Arches one week. You bet! I decided on the theme Paris Expositions. Big surprise huh? I choose the images fromArtistic Outpost Paris Exposition plate, hence the name for the challenge. Mines pretty simple, I had actually done two, but didn't like the first one. Thanks for joining in, be sure and check out all the entries this week at Gothic Arches

Friday, February 26, 2010

I'm Over the Moon- PUBLISHED

I am so EXCITED I received a wonderful surprise in my mailbox. My mailady has really been good to me lately. A complimentary issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry.!!! I screamed so loud my DH heard me and he wasn't even home!!! LOL. Its the very FIRST time I have been in Belle Armoire. The fantastic magazine published by Stampington. A few months back I decided to submit a couple of pieces but never dreamed any of it would published. I skimmed through it so fast I missed it the first time around. O.K. Lynn slow down. I found it. Towards the back but yes it was there!! Yeah!!!! They still have a couple more of my pieces who knows maybe another surprise in the future. I Hope so! Be sure and pick up your own issue of this Beautiful magazine.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Gothic Arches -Steampunk

Now you don't think I'd miss out on this one do you? I just happen to Love steampunk and trying to come up with new ideas and how to use it is half the FUN! Here's my Steampunk piece for Gothic Arches
If you have a chance go check out all the wonderful art, better yet why don't you play along! I used metal sheeting and embossed the gears. then lots of built up paints for texture, The camera stamp is from Stamp Francisco

Mardi Gras ATC's

Here are some ATC's from a swap I did with an online group I belong to. I feel so lucky to be a part of there group. Such incredible artists every one of them!!!!
The top one is one of mine. Starting from Top left is Kris Dickinson's(also the host of this swap) Teri Chinen, Laura Carson, bottom left Julie Ziemann, April Dudko,Liz DeWitt. Thank you ladies for your incredible Art!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

ETSY shop now open!!!

Yes, it's finally here! My ETSY site is now open for business. You'll find a variety of my creations, from cards and ATC's to jewelry and altered bottles, and many other pieces of altered art! I will also be happy to do commissions for custom pieces. Just contact me to let me know what you'd like, and we will see what we can work out. You can access my site from the sidebar, or just follow this link.

Trash to Treasure Art

In other news, I did my Grand Opening gift certificate drawing. I used my random number generator, and the Results are:

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-02-19 23:52:19 UTC

Congratulations to Terri Gordon!
You now have a $25.00 gift certificate for use in my shop, and free shipping on your order!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Lace and Fibers Box

Don't you just Love Lace? The old vintage lace that has just the touch of creamy color to it? That's what inspired my Lace bird box and gift cards.On Gingersnap Creations you can see lots of beautiful samples using Lace and fibers.
For my box I covered an old cigar box with lace paper, vintage lace pieces and torn music sheets to make a little nest for this sweet bird to perch atop. A little glitz with some glitter twigs. The cards were made using torn papers collaged and some bird images from Retro Cafe Arts. If a couple of these cards look familiar that's because they were published in the Christmas issue of Somerset Studios For info on how to make them check out the Christmas issue!


Its finally here. Grab your ticket and Climb on board the magic carpet to share the journey with bloggers all over the world. The One World One Heart Giveaway was started by Lisa from A Whimsical bohemian three years ago as a way for bloggers to connect. I had just started my blog last year so didn't have a chance to join in. Anyone can join in my giveaway. You don't need to have a blog, just make sure you leave a way for me to reach you. The giveaway ends on Feb. 14Th at 12:00 and will close at that time. I will use the random # generator to draw my winners,just make sure you only enter one comment! Others will be disqualified. First # drawn gets first pick, second # drawn gets second pick, etc. To read more about Lisa scroll to the bottom of my page. I will be out of town but will announce the winners of my giveaway by Saturday the 20Th.
So here's whats up for grabs.

A book pendant I made with etched copper metal, with a stamped mica cover and hangs from a leather cord.
Captured Heart. A altered metal tin shrine I made.
Paris, A mini altered canvas that hangs from a vintage jewelry piece.
Best of luck. Thanks for stopping by!

Lisa created this event in 2007. The original idea behind this giveaway event was to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way. 2007 had roughly 85-90 participants and many connections were made because of it......friendships that are still going strong.
We had a strong showing the first year for sure, and then in 2008 we had just about tripled that number. In 2009 there were 911 participants, to say I was amazed is an understatement. 28 countries were represented in the 2009 event as well.
See Lisa's blog for even more information.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine Blog Hop

Glad you could join us! Here's my Valentine Tag using some great stamps from The Artistic Stamper Even the paper flowers were stamped with both sequin waste stamps before I assembled them. I used the Quote, mini hearts, background heart and large framed heart to create my Valentine tag. Have fun at the hop!!! So here's the scoop!!

Welcome to the Gingersnap Creations’ Valentine Blog Hop and Hop Stop #7!

If you’ve already been hopping then hopefully you have just come from Laura at As Happy As...
If you are starting here, welcome! It's a loop so you can start anywhere along the way!

At each stop, you need to collect a word! There are 9 stops in all starting and ending with the Gingersnap Creations
blog where you can get all the specific information and get a peak at the the goodies in the Valentine Giveaway including some treats from The Artistic Stamper

When you get all your words, 9 in all, unscramble them to form a quotation about love. Once you have your guess at the quote, email it and your name to by February 20, 2010. We will be picking one lucky winner at random from the correct entries to win the Valentine Giveaway package!

If you visit all the stops, you should end up right back at Gingersnap Creations
with 9 words! Unscramble the words to come up with a love quote and email it on to That's all there is to it!

If you get lost along the way, you can see the entire route at Gingersnap Creations.

My word is "touch".

Your next stop on the hop is Shar atIll Tempered Ink

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Monogram Tag

Well the days seem to just be flying by anymore. I managed to get a tag put together for Tag Tuesday at Kard Krazy.
The theme is Monogram. I decided on the Dabbed Shimmers and Metallic Pop techniques from the new issue at TJ
for this one. Combing a few different challenges together. My stamp is from I Brake For Stamps.
My Monogram letter F is a chipboard letter covered with dp. The flower is made by stamping on crept paper and cutting out circles held together with a brad. I'll have to share how to do the fringe in a tutorial soon, My friend Inka shared this one with me!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Altered Glove Hanging

I had so much fun creating this piece for the lace challenge atGingersnap Creations
This month we have a wonderful sponsor. Jennie from Artistic Stamper based in the U.K. She provided the beautiful stamps I used in this piece. When I think of lace I think of Victorian elegance and whats more elegant than a vintage glove? I did a transfer of the wonderful stamped woman on a piece of Sheer Heaven then chalked it before transferring it to the glove, added buttons, a bit of vintage lace and stamped the text inside the vintage bead work piece,added satin flower and tulle. A hat pin and some text finish it off. It hangs from a silk ribbon.
Watch for more wonderful art all month on the Gingersnap Creations blog and here too.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Personalized Altered Dolls and ATC Class

What a Fun night I had, tonight was our monthly get together with the Designing Divas! It was Inka from Altered Artifacts
turn to do a project, and what a project she did!!! She came up with the most amazing idea. She spent hours on her computer making these dolls, in each of our images. We cut them out of card stock and decorated each one to suit us. So now I have my very own "Lynn" Paper doll. So can you pick mine out yet? Hint.. I'm wearing pantaloons! LOL, she also sent me a picture of me with my doll, but honestly I need a new doo, so sorry gals no photo tonight. Be on the watch for Inka to make these available to the public on Etsy soon, YES you too can have your very own paper doll in your likeness!!!. Wouldn't these just be adorable as a Bride and Groom set for a wedding celebration?

While I have you here a little recap on Saturdays ATC class I taught at Scrapers and Stampers. We had the most wonderful time! But me being the ditz I sometimes am, forgot my camera,but Linda fromStudio L 3 remembered hers and did the most wonderful write up on her site. She is such a delight to be around go take a peek to see how much fun you missed out on! but remember I still needed that new doo! LOL.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Vintage Beauty

I used one of the face stamps from the latest release from I Brake For Stamps and the watercolor markers technique from
TJ easy peasy with some Graphic 45 paper background and a silk flower thrown in for good measure.
Use code SAVE10LYNN at checkout to save 10%!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Steampunk pin

Here's another little teaser for you another Steampunk pin That will be in my Etsy site soon.

Tag Tuesday-Touch of Red-Sweet Heart

Well I finally got a chance to play again in the tag Tuesday challenge from Kard Krazy. I missed last weeks play time! Louise's challenge this week is for Valentines day with a Touch of Red. Here's my little tag "Sweet Heart". I used stamps from
Oxford Impressions
Beloved plate and as you can tell just a touch of red. Thanks Louise glad to be back!

ATC Class

If you just happen to be in the Boise area this Saturday. I will be teaching a really fun Valentine ATC class at Scrappers and Stampers.Located off Cole and Ustick We have a few spots still open. Come join in for a great afternoon of fun. Class is from 12:00 to 2:00. cost is only $12.50 call or stop by the store to hold your spot!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mardi Gras ATC's

Here's a couple of little Mardi Gras ATC's for an online swap I belong to.

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