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Friday, August 31, 2012

I Love Sketches for Tsunami Rose Day 2 of Blog Hop August 31, 2012

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Welcome to I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose Blog Hop Day 2 - I'm sew glad you came to see my I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose for August 31, 2012. Thank you for joining us on the 6th monthly blog hop, hosted by Daisy Collins, creator of Tsunami Rose Designs!!

This month, our theme is a free-style using 6x6 printables from the Tsunami Rose Designs Zibbet shop!!! Please, make sure to visit her shop where you will be able to view all of her affordable designs! She creates all of her designs with a vintage flair that is perfect for all of your shabby chic projects!!! And, of course, make sure to grab your copy of August 2012, I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose which also includes two (2) free scrapbook papers!!!

The blog hop rules are simple:
  1. Comment on the participating blogs with your email if possible
  2. Check back on Daisy's blog September 2, 2012, for the winner
  3. Win a $25 gift certificate to spend on Tsunami Rose Designs printables! As well, as your own copy of August 2012, I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose
Want to be inspired daily??? Join our Facebook Group!! View daily cards of others using I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose and get weekly free printables!!!

Check out our YouTube video for today's sketch!



This is what I have created with Sketch #8 for August 31, 2012:


  • I love this card with the vintage elements that I had used and hope you do also.
  • What I love most about Daisy's sketches is how it inspires the creativity and to reach to new heights.
  • The paper is quick and easy to print and I find that I print several copies at one time that I  have it ready for when I need it!!! Even, when my printer is running low, I love the shades that I get when printing!
RECIPE:
  • The sentiment I used was, "Precious and few are friends like you" 
  • My card was cut 6 x 6-inches 
  • I used Cricut Elegant Edges Cartridge for the lacey bottom swirl and circle element
  • I used my Fiskars butterfly border punch which I made sure you were able to see the butterflies
  • Inset is from Tsunami Rose Zibbet store, 8x8 Vintage Digital Printable Scrapbook Paper - "Vintage Butterfly Script"
  • Check out how adorable the little girl and boy are sharing the umbrella which also may be found in Tsunami Rose Zibbet store, Vintage Girls Printables
  • My 3-dimensional butterflies are Recollections
    There is a fabulous line-up for today's hop and I encourage you to visit my Design Team Sisters to see their creativity and how they met the challenge of the sketch! You will become addicted and rise to the challenge!!!

    Daisy- http://tsunamirosedesigns.blogspot.com
    Be sure to stop back on a daily basis 
    to see if I am able to meet the challenge of a card a day!!!!
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust,
    Lynne

    Hunka Hunka Burning Love Blog Hop

    Its a Hunka Hunka Burning love with our tribute to Elvis Presley at Heartbreak Hotel but you better be careful or you will end up at Jail House Rock because I Was the One and Love Me Tender with the Memories as I Was Crying in the Chapel with Suspicious Minds because You Ain't Nothing but a Hound Dog but I Can't Help But Falling in Love with You as you are Always on My Mind and I'm All Shook Up while I wearing my Blue Suede Shoes and please, please, please, Don't Be Cruel .

    Elvis also sang beautiful gospel music which was truly Amazing Grace not to mention saying his Evening Prayer which proclaimed How Great Thou Art! I Believe that In the Garden for Just a Closer Walk for Just a Little Talk with Jesus to be Nearer My God to Thee.

    Elvis Aaron Presley a (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century.

    Lots of memories for those of us that were around during that time but his memory lives on with his music and movies ... there isn't a Saturday without an Elvis Presley movie with his beautiful co-stars such as Ann Margaret! There isn't an oldie station that doesn't have an Elvis song playing and we all have our favorites!

    This blog hop is to show a tribute to an American icon, Elvis Presley through his movies, his music and his swivel hips!!! Sit back and get the rabbit ears adjusted to watch our really big show!!!!

    If you came in your pink cadillac to visit today, Mama's happy and would love to serve you some peanut butter banana pie but we would love for you to begin at the beginning which is me!!!!

    For my project, I have a silhouette of Elvis in his early years with mic in hand which was found Denise's Scrapbooking Room on a blue paper from my DCWV Mariposa Paper Stack which includes not only the solid but matching glitter and a shiney of that shade which the shiney blue for Elvis’ blue suede shoes!


    Your next act is being provided by Lisa. Thank you, thank you very much. . .

    Just in case, Elvis has left the room and you get lost along the way here's the entire line-up:


    God Bless and thank you for stopping by
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
    Lynne

    Thursday, August 30, 2012

    I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose for August 30, 2012 Blog Hop Day 1

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    Welcome to I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose Blog Hop Day 1 - I'm sew glad you came to see my I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose for August 30, 2012. Thank you for joining us on the 6th monthly blog hop, hosted by Daisy Collins, creator of Tsunami Rose Designs!!

    This month, our theme is a free-style using 6x6 printables from the Tsunami Rose Designs Zibbet shop!!! Please, make sure to visit her shop where you will be able to view all of her affordable designs! She creates all of her designs with a vintage flair that is perfect for all of your shabby chic projects!!! And, of course, make sure to grab your copy of August 2012, I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose which also includes two (2) free scrapbook papers!!!

    The blog hop rules are simple:
    1. Comment on the participating blogs with your email if possible
    2. Check back on Daisy's blog September 2, 2012, for the winner
    3. Win a $25 gift certificate to spend on Tsunami Rose Designs printables! As well, as your own copy of August 2012, I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose
    Want to be inspired daily??? Join our Facebook Group!! View daily cards of others using I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose and get weekly free printables!!!

    Check out our YouTube video for today's sketch!



    This is what I have created with Sketch #10 for August 30, 2012:


    • I love this card with the elements that I had used not to mention the various shades of brown and hope you do also.
    • What I love most about Daisy's sketches is how it inspires the creativity and to reach to new heights.
    • The paper is quick and easy to print and I find that I print several copies at one time that I  have it ready for when I need it!!! Even, when my printer is running low, I love the shades that I get when printing!
    RECIPE:
    • The sentiment I used was, "Never regret anything that made you laugh" 
    • My card was cut 6 x 6-inches with DCWV Lady Courtier Stack
    • My background paper is from a Recollections stack 
    • I used Cricut Elegant Edges Cartridge for the lacey flower and the inset
    • Inset is from Tsunami Rose Zibbet store, 8x8 Vintage Digital Printable Scrapbook Paper - "Vintage Canning Jars" - Sepia
    • Button and ribbon are from my stash of course!
    • Sentiment is on a Cricut Lacey Labels Cartridge which was shadowed with the Mason Jars also with both layers inked
      There is a fabulous line-up for today's hop and I encourage you to visit my Design Team Sisters to see their creativity and how they met the challenge of the sketch! You will become addicted and rise to the challenge!!!

      God Bless You and Thank You for Visiting Today. 
      Be sure to stop back on a daily basis 
      to see if I am able to meet the challenge of a card a day!!!!
      Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust,
      Lynne

      I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose for August 9, 2012

      It's ketchup time again .... trying to finish my cards for the month of August ... do ya think I can??? HMMMMM

      Welcome - I'm sew glad you came to see my I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose for August 8, 2012. 

      Due to health reasons and personal reasons, I'm doing my best to keep up with my I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose and hope you bear with me!!! This is what I have created with Sketch #5 for August 9, 2012:




      This card is totally out of character for me but I really really love it!!!
      • The sentiment I used was, "everything is better with a friend" 
      • My card was cut 6 x 6-inches with my very most favorite DCWV The Linen Stack
      • My background paper is from my stash 
      • The lace is from my stash along with the pearl trim
      • The elegant ladies with the beautiful hats
      • The flower is actually from a button collection
      • Upper left corner looked lonely and lost thus white pearls were added to finish my vintage super feminine look
        I encourage you to visit and check out her sketches by joining her challenge and/or visiting her Facebook group! You can also visit her on I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose and become a follower. You will become addicted and rise to the challenge!!!

        Please make sure you check out my Design Team sisters' cards as well and see how they meet Daisy's Sketch Challenge!.  I know you won't be disappointed!


        August Design Team is now divided between Two Teams
        Full-Time Design Team:
        Daisy- http://tsunamirosedesigns.blogspot.com
        God Bless You and Thank You for Visiting Today. 
        Be sure to stop back on a daily basis 
        to see if I am able to meet the challenge of a card a day!!!!
        Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust,
        Lynne

        Tuesday, August 28, 2012

        I Believe There Are Angels Among Us

        Oh I believe there are angels among us
        Sent down to us from somewhere up above.
        They come to you and me in our darkest hours.
        To show us how to live to teach us how to give.
        To guide us with the light of love.

        I know for myself, that I have a guardian angel watching over me as she is my very own precious child that I had lost in 1991 and she would have been 23 years old today. Strange how comforting it is to know that someone watches over us in sew many ways.


        When life held troubled times, and had me down on my knees.
        There’s always been someone there to come along and comfort me.
        A kind word from a stranger, to lend a helping hand.
        A phone call from a friend, just to say I understand.

        Today's hop may be the story of our own Guardian Angel who watches over us, the beauty of angels, or just expressing kind words. The craft blogging world is phenomenal as sharing loving thoughts and caring towards others.

        We have fabulous sponsors today

        • Lucy Kelleher, A Close to My Heart representative, has graciously offered a stamp set called "Angelic Blessings" to one lucky winner that becomes a follower of her blog, http://love2createitall.blogspot.com 

         If you were visiting me today, I appreciate and love you visiting me, but would want you to start at the beginning of the hop not as to miss a single angel with Lynne at http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/. I am at the start of the hop today and you’re in the right flight pattern!

        My project today is a work in progress as I have made two (2) angels which I think will go in a book I will make.



        • Angels are from Simply Prim Angels from My Scrap Chick which I think are funky but yet representative of how I imagine my angel to be. . .
        • Papers are scraps
        Your next stop along the way today is Kimberly. I thank you and appreciate you're stopping today and hope you stop again!

        I have the complete line-up of the angels and my very special friends in the blog hop just in case you get off the chosen path!!!




        God Bless and thank you for stopping by
        Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
        Lynne

        Sunday, August 26, 2012

        I Double Dog Dare You First Reader


        Welcome to I Double Dog Dare You's Second Challenge -- to do a book or lay-out that would and could be a first reader depicting nursery rhymes, See Dick - See Jane - See Spot, or any of your favorite Golden Books. And they were up to the challenge???? They were Double Dog Dared to do where few could meet the next frontier and challenge!!! I can't wait to see all of the imagination soar and rise to the reading occassion!!!

        There is a super talented group of ladies that have arisen to this dare and the complete line-up is listed below just in case you get lost along the way. Hate to see you get lost with your reading progress and wouldn't want you to miss a single first reader:


        For my project, I have chosen to do Dr. Seuss. They are such fun and easy first readers with the rhymes he has and the colorful illustrations. I have chosen to do a 2-page lay-out and hope you enjoy!!! My first page is dedicated to “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish with Dr. Suess’ logo sew to speak, the hat that the Cat in the Hat Wears. Page 2 is dedicated to the Cat in the Hat. Look at the terrible mischief they’ve gotten into not to mention that Thing 1 and Thing 2 have come to play. Poor Goldie is hanging on for dear life!!!!




        • Back ground paper is from DCWV The Mrs Claus’ Kitchen Stack
        • The paper used for the photo mats is from a DCWV stack which I can’t remember the name
        • Dr. Suess One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish and the hat are a Mardenz file
        • Ribbon used was from a wonderful “care” package from a dear friend, Rachelle Larsen
        • Cat in the Hat, Things One and Thing Two along with Goldie are a paper piecing file from Treasure Box Designs called Cat and Friends, http://www.treasureboxdesigns.com/category_12/6/Whats-New.htm.
        • Google eyes on Goldie
        • Puff Dotted all my characters along with inking the edges


        Now, that you have progressed to the next reader, I must send you on your way to <insert blog following you here>

        If you happen to read and graduate all the first readers by leaving comments on each of the stops along the way AND mentioning what your favorite first reader book is - you will be eligible for a surprise package which SHHHHHH no one knows but the teacher!!!!!!

        God Bless and thank you for stopping by
        Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
        Lynne

        Wednesday, August 22, 2012

        Aviation Blog Hop and I Love Sketches for Tsunami Rose for August 23

        It's a plane! It's a bird! No, it is a plane and this is the Aviation Blog Hop to celebrate National Aviation Day. Our talented crafters took to the sky to create their project for this hop and I hope you will stop by all the blogs, see their high flying projects and leave them a comment.

        This blog is hosted by Lorby's World (http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com) and Jearise will have a give away going on her blog so please start there.

        My project today is a 2 for one Special as I needed to complete my project for I Love Sketches for Tsunami Rose and then I wanted to do the Aviation Blog Hop - thus a 2 for one special!!!




        RECIPE:
        • I am on Tsunami Rose's Design Team where I create one card a day - this is I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose Sketch # 22 for August 23, 2012 - stop by her blog, or her zibbet store to check out her wonderful designs  
        • card is cut 6 x 6 - inches using DCWV The Blossom Song Stack
        • background paper is cut 5.75 x 5.75-inches 6x12 Cricut Celebrations paper
        • scallops were cut using Martha Stewart eyelet embroidery border punch and inked with navy
        • plane was cut using scraps and Cricut Heritage Cartridge
        • scallop sentiment frame was cut using my E2 built-in Essentials which was inked with blue and hand-written with "just flying by" with an inside verse "just to say hi!"
        • card was finished with a bow and ribbon from Darice
        Thus completes my two for one special - hope you enjoyed and now please fly on over to Jessi.to see what her take-off pattern is

        Here is the Official Line Up in case fog or storms get in your way and you get lost:

        Tanya - www.blahvacuum.blogspot.com
        Sandra- http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
        Lucy ~ http://love2createitall.com
        Ashley - http://thebloghopprincess.blogspot.com
        Melissa - http://papershenaniganz.blogspot.com/
        Lynne ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
        Jessi- http://mylifeinartsncrafts.blogspot.com
        Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com
        Cicily - http://pinkdalmationscrapper.blogspot.com/

        God Bless 
        and 
        Thank you ever sew much for stopping by . . .

        Much Love, Hugs, and Pixie Dust
        Lynne

        Guest Designer ~ Lisa Peters

        I have the creative genius today of Lisa but if you happened to stop by to see that I have completed I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose, please click here but please, leave comments on both as I sew love to hear what you have to say .....

        Today I am a guest designer over at Her Craftiness.

        The theme is Beach Fun. I chose to make a one page Beach Fun layout which I will be putting my children's pictures from swimming lessons on it. I used my bear from my store called Swimsuit Bear and you can find it here so you too can create this cutie.

        We are having a great sale over at Scrapping With Lisa Designs for the entire summer so take advantage of these great prices. You get 55% off of a $25 purchase at the store with the sale code, summer, which is used at checkout. This sale runs till August 31, 2012 midnight CST.



        You can visit Lisa's blog by clicking this link

        Tuesday, August 21, 2012

        I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose for August 21, 2012

        Welcome - I'm sew glad you came to see my I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose for August 21, 2012. 

        Due to health reasons and personal reasons, I'm doing my best to keep up with my I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose and hope you bear with me!!! This is what I have created with Sketch #28 for August 21, 2012:




        This card and I did have some issues and we weren't talking but it finally came together this morning!
        • The sentiment I used was, "have a GREAT DAY" 
        • My card was cut 6 x 6-inches with DCWV The Sweet Stack
        • My sentiment was added on Lacey Labels Cricut Cartridge with a white background inked in lime green and a green polka dot base with sentiment inked in hot pink
        • My background paper is from my stash with the other piece cut using scraps sent by a dear friend - thank you Rachelle Larsen
        • Polka dot lace was cut using my Martha Stewart eyelet border punch
        • Little spinning daisies were cut using my E-2 with the built-in Alphabet in hot pink and white Recollection paper with lime green brad centers
        • Butterfly is a KC Company
        • Bottom of the left corner looked lonely and lost and green pearls were added
          I encourage you to visit and check out her sketches by joining her challenge and/or visiting her Facebook group! You can also visit her on I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose and become a follower. You will become addicted and rise to the challenge!!!

          Please make sure you check out my Design Team sisters' cards as well and see how they meet Daisy's Sketch Challenge!.  I know you won't be disappointed!


          August Design Team is now divided between Two Teams
          Full-Time Design Team:
          Daisy- http://tsunamirosedesigns.blogspot.com
          God Bless You and Thank You for Visiting Today. 
          Be sure to stop back on a daily basis 
          to see if I am able to meet the challenge of a card a day!!!!
          Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust,
          Lynne

          I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose for August 8, 2012

          Welcome - I'm sew glad you came to see my I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose for August 8, 2012. 

          I must warn you that I know, I'm behind on my sketches due to health reasons, but I'm doing my damnedest to play "catch-up" and hope you bear with me!!! This is what I have created with Sketch #2 for August 8, 2012:




          This card came together with using one of my favorite Daisy's designs along with one of my favorite papers!
          • My card was cut 6 x 6-inches with DCWV Nutcracker Suite
          • My sentiment was added on the banner on Daisy's design
          • My background paper is from one of my most very favorite paper stacks, DCWV Heritage Stack which I also used scraps to cut the faux lace using my Martha Stewart eyelet border punch
          • Rosettes were cut using the Tim Holtz with pearls from my wonderful button stash!
          I encourage you to visit and check out her sketches by joining her challenge and/or visiting her Facebook group! You can also visit her on I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose and become a follower. You will become addicted and rise to the challenge!!!

          Please make sure you check out my Design Team sisters' cards as well and see how they meet Daisy's Sketch Challenge!.  I know you won't be disappointed!


          August Design Team is now divided between Two Teams
          Full-Time Design Team:
          Daisy- http://tsunamirosedesigns.blogspot.com
          God Bless You and Thank You for Visiting Today. 
          Be sure to stop back on a daily basis 
          to see if I am able to meet the challenge of a card a day!!!!
          Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust,
          Lynne

          I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose for August 7, 2012

          Welcome - I'm sew glad you came to see my I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose for August 7, 2012. 

          I must warn you that its beginning to look a lot like Christmas as I have made my very first Christmas card! This is what I have created with Sketch #6 for August 7, 2012:



          It just started with the red background piece and then the red and green stripe for the background and it became Christmas! A roller coaster ride!
          • The sentiment I used is, "Happy Holidays" 
          • My vintage photo is from Daisy's zibbet store is Vintage Girls Printable which was inked
          • My card was cut 6 x 6-inches  
          • My sentiment is on a pennant piece of paper that was cut and inked sides
          • Red pearls were added for interest on the upper and lower right corners
          • Green pearls were added on the flag pennants
          • Ribbon carnation placed above the vintage photo
          I encourage you to visit and check out her sketches by joining her challenge and/or visiting her Facebook group! You can also visit her on I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose and become a follower. You will become addicted and rise to the challenge!!!

          Please make sure you check out my Design Team sisters' cards as well and see how they meet Daisy's Sketch Challenge!.  I know you won't be disappointed!


          August Design Team is now divided between Two Teams
          Full-Time Design Team:
          Daisy- http://tsunamirosedesigns.blogspot.com
          God Bless You and Thank You for Visiting Today. 
          Be sure to stop back on a daily basis 
          to see if I am able to meet the challenge of a card a day!!!!
          Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust,
          Lynne