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Monday, April 30, 2012

To My Amazing Daughter!

CONGRATULATIONS to My Lovely Daughter Who is writing her final exam this morning for her Real Estate Licence!  What an amazing accomplishment in such a short time.. I KNEW you could do it!

The inspiration for this card I created for my daughter came from the Beyond Grey Challenges site I just discovered... They are a group out of India and I am looking forward to sharing with them! (Don't you just love how small the world has gotten with this World Wide Web?!)

  The challenge was to create a simple card using chipboard and ribbon... I used some one-inch wide satin ribbon; a Harmonie ribbon slide which I painted silver using Ranger's dauber paint and then cut in two; four jewels as accents; and then I stamped and embossed (in silver of course) the words.  
That's It! Simple and Elegant - Just like my daughter!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

It's a BLOG HOP! Presenting the CMS STEAMPUNK Release

Welcome Friends to our FIRST EVER Copic Marker Scrapbooking Blog Hop!  If you are currently "hopping" this should be your 9th hop and the letter you need is "I"

If you have just stumbled in and WANT to join our hop go to the Making our Mark blog to start.  Every person completing the hop will receive the entire Steampunk Digital Stamp set FOR FREE! AND one lucky hopper (randomly selected) will receive the Copic Sketch Set Ex-6 - which is a set of all the new Copic colors!

Hopping Instructions:  Starting with the Making Our Mark site you will hop through all the blogs of our Design Team and one Guest Designer, collecting a LETTER and leaving some blogging LOVE (a comment) at each site.  While you are visiting you will get to see what our amazingly creative and talented team did with the newest Copic Marker Scrapbooking digital stamp: STEAMPUNK (Designed by our own DT Leader - Colleen Heron!)   When you have visited all the sites your collected letters will form a "secret word" that you need to e-mail to and if you have the correct word you will be sent the complete Steampunk digital stamp set to play with however you like!  This hop is active only until Midnight April 29th so don't wait... come and play!

Now here are my takes on the Steampunk release:
When I saw these two "young people" images I knew I just had to scrap a layout of my grandson Aidan and his best friend Sophie. She is the "older woman" being 9 to his 8 and is the centre of his world (just look at how he LOOKS when he is with her.)  Sophie is an independent, creative and very, very smart young lady who has NO fear and is the first to come up with another great creative play idea.  And while Aidan is also very imaginative and very smart he tends to be the more analytical of the two and he plays a more supporting role in their relationship.  I love watching them together and I just love how these two Steampunk images captured my vision of their two personalities. 

To add more dimention to a layout I like to pop my images off the page

For my tag I wanted to create a more whimsical feel.  Using my Tim Holtz embossing folder and Ranger's sky blue dauber ink for the background, I rubbed a slightly darker ink over the embossing; I then popped my SteamPunk Hot Air Balloon images off the tag and added whatever "goodies" I had on hand in the Scrap Basket I keep on my counter in my studio.  My secret to this technique is DON'T OVERTHINK - If you like it - just glue the stuff down! and of course the finishing touch - highlight with a little stickles and liquid glass!

For my card I used one of my favorite "quickie card" techniques... again using Ranger's stickles I decorated the heck out of this dragonfly paper and then I popped my Copic Marker Scrapbooking Steampunk image off the card to add some dimension; a stamped word and some liquid glass and I'm done... Quick, fun and unexpectedly original!
And last but not least - here is OWL... I haven't done anything with him yet, but he is just soooo cool I HAD to share him...

Well THANK YOU for Hopping by!  Now don't forget to leave me some Blogging Love (a comment) and then HOP over to Peggy's blog: My Stamping Obsession for your next letter!
(NOTE:  if you get lost on the hop you can find a listing of all the DT blogs to the left of my post)

Our First EVER Blog Hop!!!

You start on Friday at Copic Marker Scrapbooking's Making Our Mark site and you hop through all the sites of our Design Team and one Guest Designer, collecting a LETTER and leaving some blogging LOVE (a comment) at each site.  While you are visiting you will get to see what our amazingly creative and talented team did with the newest Copic Marker Scrapbooking digital stamp release

And EVERYONE who completes the Hop will recieve  the complete SteamPunk digital stamp set to play with any way you like!

We start the very first minute of Friday, April 27th and you have until the very last minute of Sunday, April 29th sooo don't wait.... COME PLAY!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Hand Made Paper Flowers

I was browsing around my other design team members websites' when I found this post by Peggy Oliver.... Check This out  -  I am off to try it right now!  My Stamping Obsession: Hand Made Paper Flower

Yoda Lynne

Well it has been a CRAZY, but WONDERFUL year for me as I steam full-speed-ahead toward my 5oth birthday... Yup 50! (gulp) I was feeling VERY stressed over this upcoming milestone when I realized.... "I AM TURNING 50!" (I made it! I am here!)  and I realized I don't want to be one of those women who worries constantly about weight, wrinkles, growing old and sagging - but that I want to be one of those women who embraces life!  I want to Live MY life so you only see my personality - not my body!  Life really IS too short to waste one more minute on worrying about anything I can't control or change AND I am not going to waste one more SECOND spending time with anyone that sucks the joy out of my life!  As of today I am moving forward EMBRACING the badges of aging... saggy, wrinkly, grey, pear-shaped me! But my soul shines through my eyes and I have a nice energy about me and now I can be old and WISE - Just call me Yoda Lynne!