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Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy FRIDAY!

It's FRIDAY today! and that means another Unity Stamps' FRIENDS WITH FLAIR!  This is a pre-scheduled blog post as I am right now on a plane winging my way to Manzanillo Mexico for TWO WHOLE WEEKS! Whooo hooo... and if you live in a winter climate like I do (Alberta, Canada) you understand that THIS is one of the highlights of our year and we looked forward to this trip even more than CHRISTMAS!  Happy Dance... But back to the topic at hand... It's Unity Stamps' Friday Friends with Flair today and here is my entry, a card I created using another of Angie Blom's stamps: Blooming Rebecca Girl.  

I painted her using my Luminarte Twinkling H2o's because I love how the color layers rather mixing together to make mud.  I cut her out and mounted her on a simple embossed cardstock background because that's all she needs!  So pop on over to the Unity Stamp Blog for some more Friday Inspiration... and thanks for popping in to day to see what I am up to today and I hope I provided a wee bit of inspiration for you too!
Cheers.... Scrapbook Lynne Mizera







Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Announcing... I Am Now An Altered Eclectic Goddess!

I am so SUPER PUMPED to be able to announce that I am now one of the Design Team "goddesses" for Altered Eclectics... a monthly challenge site where the challenge is to "Make Stuff" and Have FUN!  The fantastically crafty women on this team have me drooling every month and I cannot believe they chose ME to be one of them!

Now I know I said that I was not going to be joining any new design teams going forward this year so I could concentrate on my own work, but when I saw the Design Team Call for one of my favorite Inspirational sites and read the "rules" - Make something (anything except a card) use whatever you want, do whatever you want - link up for the 1st of the month - Have Fun... well how could I NOT Apply!
So I hope you pop in on December 1st to see what I created for my very first Design Team offering and at least come checkout the awesomeness that is Altered Eclectics!  You too can share your crafty amazing-ness with us by linking up your projects - there is a winner every month which we the Design Team choose - none of this Random Org stuff - and you can link up to as many other challenges as you like... How EASY is THAT!?
So stay tuned for my VERY FIRST POST on December 1st (UK time - it will be November 30th in Canada!)

Cheers! Scrapbook Lynne

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #286

It's Wednesday and I am now Addicted to linking up at the Stamping Ground for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday. Today I am sharing a snap of a small piece of my creative space that you can actually see as I am in a panic trying to get all my Christmas packages ready for mail out on Thursday (that would be TOMORROW!) because I am leaving for two GLORIOUS weeks in Manzanillo, Mexico on Friday and won't be back on the frozen ground in the Great White North until Decebmer 13th, way too late to have anything mailed out... You would think I didn't know I was leaving on Friday! (grin)... 

So here are some of the cards that I have made throughout the year which I package up and send off every Christmas to family and friends all over the world. And a smart, well-organized person would finish each card when it is created (not just the front) and match it with an envelope and stamp a sentiment inside and place it inside a protective sleeve, so that they wouldn't have to do all of that for dozens of cards the day before they need to be sent off - but I am so NOT that person... so Here I am at 1:00 am frantically stamping and matching and wrapping and drinking wine (grin) but I need to head to bed so I can get up for a Mameogram at 9:00 am... just typing that makes me want MORE WINE!
So pop on over to the Stamping Ground to check out some of the other WOYWW linky's.... It is really addictive!
Cheers
Scrapbook Lynne Mizera


Friday, November 21, 2014

It's Unity Stamps' Friday "Friends With Flair"!

Happy Friday Everyone! and if it's Friday that means it's time for Unity Stamps "Friends with Flair"!  I missed last week's linkup because I was at a retreat from Thursday until Sunday (lucky lucky Me!!!) and did not get my post scheduled in time,  so I worked super hard to make sure I was ready for TODAY! Here is my submission, a card I created using my brand new stamp by Angie Blom - Harmony Girl!

I LOVE Angie's stamps and this one is no exception... I painted her using my long-neglected Luminarte Twinkling H2o's like watercolor paints... which were much easier to use now that I found this awesome paint palette (also by Luminarte). Using these paints added a subtle shimmer that really enhanced the "wetness" of the image...
So pop on over to the Unity Stamp Blog for some inspiration and I hope you garnered a wee bit of inspiration from me today.
Have a Happy Happy Friday!
Scrapbook Lynne Mizera


 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

"P" is for PROFANITY!

I am so excited to be sharing my edgy creation for this week's Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge:

"P" is for Profanity!



I created this BEAUTIFUL Zentangled page and colored it in using my Inktense pencils... I love not only the vibrant colors they give me but also the fact that since these pencils are Ink not Paint the color is waterproof once dried.



I hope you like my little 'tongue-in-cheek" fun I created for this challenge and if you want to unleash a bit of your salty side come play along with us! You have two weeks (until November 28th) to create and upload your interpretation of "P" is for Profanity at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers blog... But do pop by anyway to see what else my Snarky Sisters have created... It sure to be FUN!

Thanks for popping in today to see what I am up to, and please do leave me a comment if you like what you see!
Cheers...
Scrapbook Lynne Mizera

Note: to find out more about Zentangle go to the official website at www.zentangle.com.  I recommend purchasing THIS KIT.... I LOVE IT!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What's On Your Workspace Wednesday #284 (WOYWW)

It's What's On YOUR Workspace Wednesday time over at the Stamping Ground for the 284th time!! And I am back again to share my workspace... even though I have not been able to get any of my other posts for this week finished - grin!  I do love sharing my space and peeking in on a lot of other spaces from people who are sharing from all over the world.  You might want to pop over and check it out.

 From these photos you will be able to tell that it is Christmas Card Making Time at my house....

and I am sharing this series of absolutely fantastic Digital Stamps that I fell in love with and purchased from the CrackerBox Palace, an American company which gives you the option of purchasing their images as traditional wooden block or acrylic stamps or as digital stamps that can be downloaded almost immediately.
I am LOVING digital stamps because not only am I able to have them right away, but I can also store them on my computer instead of taking up more space in my studio, and I have the ability to size them to whatever size works for my project and print them out on whatever type of paper works for me at the time.
And since I absolutely LOVE to color (with Copics or watercolor pencils) and to fussy cut my images... it's a match  made in heaven!

I have spent most of my creative time Tuesday night coloring three each of these four images... and now all I have to do is to mount them on a background and find the perfect sayings - and 12 Christmas cards are done!
So thank you for popping in to see what I am up to this week, and please do leave me a comment and let me know if you use/like or would even try using digital stamps!  (And HERE is where you can go see what everyone else is doing on Wednesday!)
Cheers! Scrapbook Lynne Mizera
 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Thank you! You Decorate My Life...

Happy Friday!! And you know what that means... It's Unity Stamp's "Friday Friends With Flair" and today I am pumped to be sharing the first Christmas card I have made for 2014 using my brand new Unity stamp called "You Decorate My Life".
Now I needed another Christmas stamp like I needed an extra leg, grin, but when I saw this wee itty bitty guy I didn't even hesitate to hit the "Add to My Cart" button, Bigger Grin! But did you SEE his wee face and that cute tilt to his head?!  Loooooove... I am in Looooove with this little guy!
Now for those who want to know I stamped him using Rangers's Archival Ink because it is waterproof and then I used my long neglected watercolor pencils to color him in, because then you just add water and VOILA he looks painted! Of course I accented him with Ranger's Stickles and CTMH Liquid Glass and I mounted him over some very red cardstock that I embossed using a Sizzix snowflake embossing folder-so this card was quick and Easy Peazy!
Today I am linking him up to:


 
Thank you for taking the time to pop in and see what I am up to today... and please do leave me a comment if you like what you see!
Cheers!
Scrapbook Lynne Mizera




Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What's on YOUR Workdesk Wednesday #283!

Yup, It's Wednesday here in Carstairs, Alberta, Canada and I'm sharing my workspace AGAIN with The Stamping Grounds WOYWW#283!  I love this shot I got because you can see my workspace in front of me, my studio behind me and you can see ME! Grin

I am super excited this past week to be working at my own pace on my own stuff (which means NO DEADLINES and NO Design Team projects) and it is amazing to me what my creative soul is producing without the limitations of someone else's needs.  Here are just a few of the canvasses I am working on this week:

a patchwork quilted heart... I need a quote for this one;
a super-textured heart canvas... I think this one is finished now; and
This canvas which has been gessoed over and started again twice... but that I think I might be close to being finished. This is my attempt at using a glue gun to create the trunks and branches of trees... I love feeling the bumpy lumpys of this one!

I tend to have a few projects going at the same time because I hate waiting for stuff to dry but I HAVE to allow the proper amount of drying time or I will ruin my work... so I just start on a second project and then a third canvass and so on and so on until I end up with THIS... A basket full of backgrounds!
 
all sitting and waiting for that inspirational Ah Ha! moment when I pair the canvas with something... like these Prima dolls...



... Now all I need are the right quotes!

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I am doing.. and please DO leave me a comment if you are liking what you are seeing!

PS... for those of you that wanted to know about Truth Cards and how my 30 Prima doll tags are coming along... I hope to have these posts done up for next week!!!

Cheers!
Scrapbook Lynne


Saturday, November 1, 2014

It's The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #20... "T" is for Thanks (For Nothing!)

Yup it's another Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge#20, T is for THANKS (for nothing).


Sometimes I overthink the process (NO!  YOU? Really?!) and I forget that there are times when Simple and Obvious are really a good way to go.  So after waaaay to much time looking over my stamps and trying to decide what to create, I finally decided to make this CAS (Clean and Simple) card sharing my heart-felt thanks for that gets-me-out-of-bed-and-moving cup of coffee every morning.

Especially right now when the mornings are dark and cold and the very thought of putting my feet down on that cold, cold floor is PAINFUL! Sometimes the thought of that steamy, sweet and creamy cup of coffee is the ONLY thing that makes me throw off the comforter and brave the cold floor! Grin

So please do pop by the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Blog and check out what my other Sisters have created to be Thankful for and why not link up?  You too could aquire that awesome Queen of Snark Badge for your blog and be a guest designer for one of our Challenges... It really is too much fun and you have until November 14th to link up.

Thanks for stopping by to see what I am up to today... and please do leave me a comment if you like what you see.
Cheers! Scrapbook Lynne Mizera

Oops, and for those that want to know I used stamps from Unity Stamps (the saying) and My StampBox (the coffee cup) and Stayzon inks in brown, aqua and red on shiny white cardstock.

Friday, October 31, 2014

It's Friday Friends with Flair!

Yup It is FRIDAY! and I have done up two  more tags especially for Unity Stamp's "Friends with Flair"... using tags they sent me with my last order  - how cool is that?



I am using a stamp that I fell in love with two years ago which I have been Hoarding (grin) and I am finally using it to create these Birthday Gift Tags for presents.  And I hope they inspire you to use something that you have  been "saving for special".
Now for those that want to know I used my Unity "Matching Socks" Itty Bitty stamp, some pre-colored tags I was gifted in my last Unity Stamp order and my favorite paper piecing technique (stamp the image on several different cardstocks and cut and piece as desired) you can see more detail about paper piecing on THIS blog post.


I stamped with my Aqua Blue Stazon ink and used Ranger's Liquid Pearl and some coordingating ribbon to accent the tags.  BTW (by the way) this is also a great technique for using up those scraps of paper.

Thanks for stopping by to see what I am up to and please do leave me a comment if you like what you see.
Scrapbook Lynne Mizera