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!

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!!!!

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!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Raven- Triptychc

When I was asked to be A Guest designer for the month of Oct. for The Artistic Stamper 
I knew I wanted to create something really special for Halloween and I knew just the stamp that would do it. This  Raven Airmail bird stamp was the inspiration for my piece.
 Poe collage image by Alpha Stamps
The entire triptych.
close up of left side.
close up right side

Friday, October 1, 2010

Thank You All!!!

Thank you to all my blogger friends, family  and close friends for all you prayer chains and well wishes. I truly believe it was all of you who have gotten me through this terrible ordeal. I can honestly say I have never been in so much pain before for so long, And to my DH Vic who was kind enough to keep you updated. My Dr who saved my life. and  told me I am one lucky lady to still be here!. For all the visits, phone calls, cards, flowers and gifts and To Carolyn who's CARE bear never left my side even as I sit here. Thank you Inka for the use of your laptop. Vic was able to keep me aware of all your prayers. Its is going to be a long recovery process but I will post when I can and am able to sit for longer periods,
I do have several preposts done and those will be on my blog soon.
Thank you MOM for being there for me too. I Love you all.
I have to go rest now. I will share more when I am able

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