Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

Yes that day is finally here, HALLOWEEN although this year I missed out on most of it. Didn't get a chance to do any Halloween decorating or go to any costume parties, but I did get some treats for the kiddies tonight  and I received the most amazing swap gift from the Sweet and Sinister swap. My swap partner was Kim Nielsen, she doesn't have a blog but oh my gosh she was so generous, just look at all the treats she sent me.

Wooden boo blocks, treats of every kind. The most amazing glass hourglass. A Halloween bracelet and earrings. vintage Skelly's,
                                                          What I sent her part one.

I had started to put my swap things together when I became ill so I hadn't been able to finish mine. Poor Kim had to wait to get the rest of hers. I sent on part 1 on time, but the rest is in the mail , no pic of that yet. Don't want to spoil it for her just in case she sees this, but I think she will be pleased.

I hope she liked it so far...

I also wanted to share the amazing atc's I received from my Yahoo group Poe swap.

Top left to right. Kris Dickinson, Gina Atkins, Teri Chinen,
bottom, April Dudko, Kim Smith, Marion Bockelman. Thanks ladies there awesome.

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Bird Lady

Continuing on as a guest designer for The Artistic Stamper. I created a journal using the newest
I thought they went perfectly with the Bird cage Women image from Graphics 45 paper.
Added some lace an embossed leaf image on my cuttlebug and sanded it back. A touch of crinkle ribbon and your ready to have a great journal for birdwatching or just everyday use.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Halloween Pendant

With Halloween just a short time away. I wanted to share this fun Halloween pendant I made with the Newest Halloween images from Artistic Outpost 
Haunted Halloween.
Its made from copper sheeting and I stamped lots of the fun images on the inside pages. It strung from the fun new silk ribbon that's also for sale on the site! A ghoulish treat for your special Trick or Treater!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I'm Back

Yes you heard right! I'm back on the road to recovery! I saw my Dr today and he says I'm doing great. My infection is almost completely gone, still have to continue with the wet dry pack until my wound heals itself but shouldn't be long now! Yeah!!!This has been such an ordeal. I feel like I've been on a roller coaster for a month!  Still a bit weak but getting better each day. I'm eating real food again! and have my appetite back. I thank you all for your continued love and support and prayers, I'll be stopping by to see each one of your blogs but might take me awhile.
hugs Lynn

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Alpha Stamps Angels Shire Swap

With Christmas just around the corner theres a fun swap going on at Alpha Stamps. Signups will be taken until Nov 7th 2010 on the Yahoo Group. 
If you need inspiration go check out all the samples and get in on the swap!
 You can see some great samples HERE
Sacred Place Shrine
For my sample I used Art Nouveau Angels collage sheet. The Angels We Have Heard On High

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Update on my condition

Hi bloggers, I thought I had better try and post this so Vic doesn't have to.
I've been home from the hospital for two weeks ago today trying to heal. I went to the Dr. Tuesday and he had to cut me open again, I had to areas on either side of my wound that were still filled with infection. Dr. cleaned it out hoping to get it all.
oh my was it ever painful, Vic cleans my wound three times a day with a wet/dry pack. going up inside my abdomen about 3 inches! When I got home from the Dr.s I became violently ill and haven't been able to keep anything down, and I have an area way up high that I believe is still full of infection, he prescribed some anti nausea meds and strong antibiotics. unfortunately I'm having to go back into the hospital (St Als) tomorrow so they can open me back up. Then their putting me on some kind of pump to hopefully get rid of the infection altogether.  I sure hope this works , not sure how long I will be gone but say a few prayers if you will!

I'm sure it looks as if I have been better, but I did all the artwork on my blog way before I got sick.
hugs Lynn

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halloween Slide Mailer Swap

Awhile back I did a set of slide mailers for a Halloween swap on Alpha Stamps.
It was a 3 for 3 swap. The swap is now closed but you can always get in on the next one.
Here's the outside of the mailers.
I had the little doors open to a surprise.
Here's the insides, The Witches den.
Poe the master of haunts himself.
and some funny Skelly's. You can find all these cool  Halloween images here.
The swaps are now being sent out. can't wait to see what I get back.

If you haven't signed up yet Alpha Stamps. has a wonderful Fall Giveaway going on right now.
You have until the 22nd  of Oct. to sign up.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Published!!!! WoooHooooo

While I was in the hospital all of these magazines came.
 I'm Thrilled to be published in more of Stampington wonderful magazines.

A double page spread in Belle Armoire Jewelry featuring three of my cuff bracelets. The Farm fresh fabric cuff uses rubber stamps from Oxford Impressions Farm boy and Country girl. Time to play A fabric and lace cuff has a sweet doll images from Retro Cafe Art  tucked inside a watch face. And Games People play is a copper and brass embossed metal cuff that has an image from Art Chix Studios

The newest Stampers Sampler were I share pages with many of my Stamping friends... Tracy Evans Who made the cover!!! Deb Corder, Louise Granlund, Lynne Moncrieff, Wanda Hentges and my BF Debbie Emmons who has eight pieces published. Its so nice to be among so much talent!
Way to go ladies!!!!
A brown paper gift bag for the gift bag challenge featuring the Stamps from
Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods

A Christmas card with the Pine cone collage from I brake for Stamps

Finally got my copy of the newest Somerset Studios, Where two of my pieces made it into the Halloween section.
But whats wrong with this picture??? See below.
My original had the little Skelly sitting in the clock face.
That will teach me to use better glue! LOL
And Mystical a collage under glass using stamps from Oxford Impressions. Haunted Collection and collage images from Art Chix Studios

One more thing Todays my Birthday ,sure glad to still be celebrating!!!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

More Thank You's!!!!!

I continue to be amazed and grateful for all your Thoughtful cards and Raks. Here's a few more to share with you.
Top left . Adorable Card from Jean Franks Beck, Gorgeous tag from Nancy Crissinger, Lovely card and RAK from Sandi Malley, Bottom left card from Barbara Stovall, another gorgeous card from Nancy Young, butterfly card From Stephen at Bear Crazy Man.
top left : Awesome textured paper card from Tracy- Cuddle bunny,
handmade paper card Elaine and Bob,
Card Bonnie, Sweet bird card Jo Capper Sandon.

The most darling Halloween book from Evelyn Spikes. Who usually doesn't do Halloween,
 She made this just for me. :0))))

Inside pages.

Isn't is just adorable!

Wow Check out this blog candy I won from Thespa at Vintiquities Workshop
She does the most amazing art! Be sure and stop by and check  out her blog! I promise you won't be disappointed!!!!

Can you say drool!!!!!
Vintage laces and buttons and photos oh my!
                                             Buckles and flowers and beads and more!!!

A box full of lace and hankies and treasure of all kinds.
Vintage papers and ephemera
                                                      Beautiful old photos and frames!
And a sweet little bird ornament, darling!
Thank you so much Thespa, I can't wait till I can play with all your wonderful goodies!!!!!

BTW my hubby set this all up and took the pictures he did a pretty good job don't you think!

More blog candy arrived while I was in the hospital.
From Stephen at Bear Crazy Man Be sure and give him a look see also. Super talented guy!!!
Check out all the Tim Holtz goodies!!! WooHooo , The new paper pad, Grungeboard, lots of cool masks and more. Stephen is a member of ATT and I was so thrilled to hear I won, WOOOHOOOO
Thanks Stephen

More Blog Candy from Christine at Change of Heart 
I won a stamp set from Tim Holtz!

 I do believe Christine has another giveaway going on right now
 so go on and pay her a visit!
If you missed my last post be sure to scroll down and go sign up for the giveaway at Alpha Stamps!
Now I gotta go lay down, whew ...

Friday, October 8, 2010

New Releases From Oxford Impressions

Halloween Party Collection
Aren't these just the cutest Retro Halloween stamps!
There the New Release from Oxford Impressions
When I first saw these I new I had to make some fun party favors.
 Like this cone with the owl!


                                                   Or this treat basket with the spooky cat.
By adding some tissue paper trim and these vintage images,
They make the cutest containers!

This cat face is so adorable, another treat container was in order.
You can find these stamps Halloween Party available here at Oxford Impressions.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Featured on Kitty and me designs

Awhile back Pam Kellogg from Kitty and Me Designs had asked if I could do a guest spot on her blog about some of my Steampunk work and How To Get Published. We were supposed to go live on the 1st of Oct. Sorry for the delay. I hope you have a chance to pop on over and visit her blog.
Thank you Pam!

Monday, October 4, 2010

So Touched by all your Love!!!!

I am so very Grateful for all the Love and support I have received from so many of my friends in blogland and my friends and family at home. I had to share some of the photos of your thoughtfulness.
This is my Care Belly bear from my dear friend Carolyn Summers. This big guy hasn't left my side. he's been with me with every cough, grimace and step from the beginning.
Me in the hospital , can you believe I'm even smiling. Well sort of!!! LOL

So many beautiful flowers and gifts from my stamping friends the Designing Divas, Barb, Carolyn, Debbie, Mindi, Inka, Jill , I so appreciate all your visits!!! You gals really helped pull me through this!  More flowers and balloon from Artistic Outpost owners Robyn, Stephen and Shelly, Flowers from Oxford Impressions owner Suzanne. Flowers from Roseanne and MJ, Bonnie, Becky  & Larry, Gift basket filled with goodies from Linda Ledbetter, Bath goodies from Sam and Mindi's mom. Plant basket from Kathryn & Kurt. Earrings from Stella.  You all are much to good to me!

And oh my gosh, The cards!!!!!! Look at all these beautiful cards and gifts from so many of my blogging friends.
Laura, Linda Robinson, Judy Hays, Lynne Moncrieff, JoAnne Wardle, Vickie Romaine, Vic Sturdevant, Ali Manning, Gerrie Johnnic.

Sandy Scholz, Louise Granlund, Kathy Eddy,
 Penny Bennington, Vada Schutz, Dan, Lisa Somerville

sweet hanging from Cindy Adkins.

Barbara Washington, Kim Smith, Mindi Penick, Inka Heaton, Deb Ring,
Gloria from ATT, Linda Ledbetter

Steampunk Goodness from Martina Fuchs

Pam Upper, ABWA, Kathryn & Kurt, Stella Katula,
Sarah Hemphill, Mark & Julie, Faye Hoover, Kim Belbowski, Laurel Stinler, Pat Huntoon.

Noelle Reese, Juliet Arrighi, Katie Bolinger, Shelly Schmidt, Wendy Robinson.

I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate the out poor of Love and concern from all of you. You all have helped me pull through this!!! I'm overwhelmed with all your beautiful email's and cards and thoughts and prayers. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!!!!! You sure know how to make someone feel special!

Gentle hugs Lynn

Thank you mom for helping me put this post all together!

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