Sunday, September 26, 2010

Update on Lynn

Lynn had a appendix explode about 8 days ago,and did not it until Friday morning due to the appendix's location. The appendix had turned gangrene and also got some of her large and small intestine which also had to be removed. She is recovering at St. Lukes Hospital in Meridian, she is under heavy sedation with pain meds,she looks like she's wired for sound with all the IV's in her. Lynn hopes to be home this Friday, and thanks everybody for their concern.
      thank you all   Vic

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hi everyone,

I'm Lynn's husband and I hope I,m doing this right.
  Lynn has had a medical emerengecy and is in the hospital for about 5 to 7 days,she asked me to let everybody know that she will not be able to respond to all her comments for a while and is very sorry,
but will get after it when she gets home.

 Thanks for understanding  

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Vintage Christmas

A Vintage Christmas
I find these new images from Artistic Outpost 
Sleigh Ride are fun and easy to use in altered art. Here I made a Fabric hanging quilt pocket . You can use this as a gift bag or to hold all the Christmas cards you receive.
I pulled out some vintage goodies, lace, old Christmas bulbs, Red Velvet leaves, a hand crochet Christmas bell. and Vintage Christmas hankie. 
 I did a transfer of the stamped children image on Sheer Heaven
 and stamped the text on some muslin.
I'll be adding this to my Etsy shop in the future!
A close up of the transfer.
Some of the vintage Christmas ornaments and lace.

Another little treat I wanted to share. Remember I told you about my BF   Debbie stalking  meeting
Tim the man. Well here's a couple pictures I wanted to share with you.
At the Airport, Debbie had Tim all to herself!!!
The happy couple! I don't know if I've ever seen Debbie smile this much!!!
Here she is at the class she took from Tim the man!
Lucky gal!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sleigh Ride- New Release

Old Fashioned Sled Ride
Just in time for your Holiday Crafting!!!
My sample using some of the new images from Sleigh Ride. They can be found at Artistic Outpost. Dosent this bring back memories of swishing down that hill riding that sled you recieved from Santa?
I used some of the new Trim Artistic Outpost carries also, Don't they make great snowballs!

Sleigh Ride features nostalgic images of children in their coats and finery, perfect for your winter or holiday projects. We also feature a versatile background stamp of glistening pine trees and holiday sentiments and collage elements.

These stamps are available both as an unmounted sheet of red rubber measuring 8.5" x 5.5" or mounted on EZMount clingfoam, pre-trimmed, and stored on a printed cling card. or you can view the Gallery here.

Need some inspiration?
Go check out all the Wonderful samples the design team has put together for you
*Lisa Somerville *Gerrie Johnnic *Lynn Stevens(thats me) *Judy Hayes *Barbara Washington *Connie Paxman *Stephanie Severin*Suzanne Czosek

Perfect Pair Blog Hop

I do hope your enjoying this two day blog hop. If you arrived from  Dana  then you at the right place.

If not you may want to start at the beginning Die-Cut-Diva, You don't want to miss out on any of the Wonderful projects or a chance at some great Prizes!!.
I decided a little Tea gift set was in order. For my piece I had the pleasure of working with Tea Time  Stamps from Clear and Simple Stamps and The Keepsake BoxMini Tag Set and  Vintage Labels from Creative Cuts and More.
There will be 2 prizes from each company up for grabs. So you want to make sure you comment on each  blog along the hop in order to be able to win.

 Next head on over to Eva Shes got something really special to share with you.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Ever Have One of Those Days?

Well maybe not this bad.
But a trip to the dentist's office a numb mouth and $300 later.
That's how my morning started. Luckily my mail lady brought me something to cheer me up a bit.

Like this sweet tag book from my friend Cindy at Whimsical Musings
Who is been going through some tough times of her own!
The inside. Thank you so much Cindy for thinking of me!!!! Its precious!!!!
I also received my Mermaid coasters swap from Alpha stamps.
 Thank you Lynda,Vickie,Cheryl and JoAnn. There all so fun!!!!
If  you'd like to see all the entries you can see them here. Alpha Stamps
And a few days ago I received these beauties from Marva at Purple Paints Muse.
Aren't they pretty. There Garnet and Sodalite. She took time out from her busy schedule of packing and getting ready to sell her home. Thank you Marva. There so ME!!!!!

My day is already looking better and just in time the Novocain is wearing off.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tag Tuesday and CCC

Is it just me or are the weeks flying by faster and faster?
 I did manage to combine two challenges again this week into one tag. The Kard Krazy challenge about School days and Studio L 3 Masks Basics.
I used The stamp images from Oxford Impressions School Days plate and the mask is one of Tim's.
Speaking of Tim. I got a call from my BF on Friday who is was on her way to the Mall of American for a event sponsored by Archivers. and who did she recognize from the back? Well it was Tim the man himself. She even managed to get a picture of the two of them rubbing elbows. Lucky gal!!! I'm sure she is having the time of her life right now. Maybe she'll even let me post her picture when she returns.
Well off to do a little hopping. I have some catching up to do.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror on the wall. Who's the scariest one of all?
I couldn't resist stamping the new Halloween images along with a few old favorites on an old vintage mirror I picked up at an Estate sale.
I used the newest Haunted Halloween plate and Vintage Halloween plate from Artistic Outpost. and it all hangs from some of the cool new Ribbon also available from Artistic Outpost
in that perfect Fall Color. I added an old skeleton key and a fun little spell tag.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Creative Cuts -Awareness Month Blog Hop

I am so honored to be a Guest designer this month for Creative Cuts and More
And what a great way to kick of Cancer Awareness then to do a blog hop

For my card I used the ribbon cut out Pink card from C C & M  
and backed it with some lace,
some vintage music paper, Dictionary words about Courage, some vintage lace and velvet flowers.

Come on and Join on in the hop.

Heres the line up. if you get lost along the way just check back at
Die-Cut-Diva to find you way back.

Crafting with Darsie  Will be our Newest DT Member next month!
Art From My Heart Our Newest DT Member
Trash To Treasure Art– Our Guest Designer  Thats Me!!!

CC&M will donate 20% of all sales of Awareness Ribbon products in September and October!!

We will donate half of the proceeds to American Cancer Society and the other half to Susan G Koman Breast Cancer Foundation.

This month’s prize will be an assortment of awareness ribbon products, including an awareness ribbon album, awareness cards and maybe a box or two.
See all the New  Awareness Ribbon Section here.

Ways to win this wonderful prize

(A) Leave a comment on this post. (This is limited to one per person unless you meet the criteria of B, C, and/or D below.)
(B) Leave one extra comment if you've posted a link to this blog candy on your own blog. Make sure to include a link to your specific post in your comment.
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(E) Leave one extra comment by commenting on ALL of our talented Designers in our Blog Hop!
(F) Subscribe to our mailing list .Please mention that CC&M will donate 20% of all sales of Awareness Ribbon products in September and October!!

We will donate half of the proceeds to American Cancer Society and the other half to Susan G Koman Breast Cancer Foundation.

This month’s prize will be an assortment of awareness ribbon products, including an awareness ribbon album, awareness cards and maybe a box or two.

 C C & M and leave another comment telling us you have done so, and that is another chance to win!

Your chance to enter to win will have a deadline of Sunday, September 19th at midnight! We will announce the winner on Monday, September 20th.

Come on back to my blog for the Clear and Simple Blog Hop on Tuesday and Wednesday the 21st and 22nd.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Halloween treat boxes- Stamp-Tember

What fun I had creating these  treat boxes for Halloween. I am thrilled to say I am the guest designer this month for Creative Cuts & More. I used the coffin treat box for this, There so easy to put together. The stamps are from the newest Artistic Outpost Haunted Halloween plate.
 I used the torn frames technique from TJ
For my next project I used the slide treat box and spider die cut from Creative Cuts & More 
The technique uses Worn Wallpaper from TJ latest newsletter.

These are my entries for the Simon Says  Stamp-tember blog hop

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I'm so lucky

I received the most beautiful fabric hanging from Robin at Robin's Nest
This is what I found when I opened the package. A beautifully wrapped present with the most adorable Halloween tag on top and the stamp just happens to be one of Artistic Outpost Halloween images.

Here's the fabric hanging. Isn't it just GORGEOUS!!!!! So rich in color and texture.
She did a fantastic job on it!! It is DREAMY!

A close up of the image and awesome stitching. I already have it hanging in my studio for all to see.
Thank you so much Robin. I ADORE it!!! I'm so lucky!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

CCC week 13- Grungepaper flowers

Can it be? Were already into week 13 at Studio L 3 and Linda has chosen Grungepaper flowers for this week.  Well with it being #13 I thought Halloween was appropriate so I put together this little box with my flowers. I used stamps from The Artistic Stamper for my flowers. Notice they are embossed with spider webs and yes that's a spider for the center of the larger one. Oh the horror! LOL. Come join in the fun its a SPOOKTACULAR good time!

i also just added more cards to my Etsy if your interested!

Off to Neverland

Oh to be a kid again, well you can by playing with one of the newest plates from
 Artistic Outpost. Neverland.
While I did make the tile book. (which was so much fun) I can't take credit for how it was done. It was created by Penny at A Penny for Your Thoughts. If you go check out her blog she has a great tutorial on  how to do it.

Next is a Domino pendant I did with the same images from the Wonderland Plate
Alcohol inks and some of Tim's fun embellishments.
Now go and play today!

Monday, September 6, 2010

More Haunted Houses

                            Well I thought I'd share a few more of my Glass Haunted Houses.
                                        Since everyone I gave them to have received them.

Skelly front
Stamp from Artistic Outpost Haunted Halloween plate

Skelly back, Collage images from Alpha Stamps andArtchix Studio
Stamp from Stamp Francisco.

Man on the Moon Front , Collage image Alpha Stamps


      Hello Pumpkin Front, Collage image
Alpha Stamps, Stamps from Artistic Outpost Vintage Halloween plate.
Witchcraft , Collage image Collagevisions

A little more info added. I cut the glass pieces in the shape of a house, along with 4 pieces for the top. I sandwich all of them together and solder it closed. I add a black patina on the finished houses. They stand around 7 " tall .

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Halloween Haunted Book

Well its not really haunted but it is a book.
 One I made with lots of fabrics, dyed gauze,
Stamped images from the new Haunted Halloween plate from Artistic Outpost.
Collage image is a fabric image transfer I did from Alpha Stamps
 and can be found here. Skeleton Slides
Happy Haunting

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Doubling up- Tag Tuesday-CCC

Yep I'm doubling up on my challenge today, hey we all need a little time saver right? First for Tag Tuesday at Kard Krazy Where Louise choose the theme this week as butterflies. Sorry I don't remember where the image came from but I sponged it with Tim's inks Victorian Velvet. The next is for the CCC at Studio L 3
where Linda has chosen chipped enamel from Tim's book.
 The stamps all come from I Brake For Stamps the Travel collage sheet.
Come join in both challenges or just check out all the great entries!

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