Friday, October 30, 2015

Thankful Harvest luggage tag

Happy Harvest!  I saw something on Facebook the other day that said..."My favorite color is Fall".  So true...I'm loving all the Fall colors even here in Northern Arizona we are Blessed with Fall colors. Stunning!

My project today is with the Linnie Blooms Luggage Tag.  I have a friend who is in a group called Pocket Letter Pals and I was trying to come up with something small enough to fit into one of the pockets. I seem to do everything on a LARGE scale that this was a challenge for me.  I think it came out kinda cute. :)  Enjoy!

The first thing I did was "paint" the luggage tag with 3 different Fall colors of ink and blended them with a blending tool.  Then I used some fall color scrapbook paper and made the rosettes.  I used the Tim Holtz Small talk words in the centers.
Then I used some trim...a leaf and a button for the top and added some Copper Stickles to the center of the button and around the words.   

Fast and fun project for the Pocket Letter Pal could make a whole bunch of these in all different styles.  They would be pretty with Christmas colors and use them for tags for your special gifts. Just write the To and From on the back. :) My mom and sisters would love these....

Check out the Linnie Blooms website for your canvas Luggage Tags and the Linnie Blooms Facebook page for a ton of great ideas with her products.

And please check out my store Facebook page...Morning Star Crafts and Collectibles for more fun ideas.  Here's the link...Thanks Everyone!

God Bless,

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween Card

It is almost Halloween but it is not too late to make this cute card.
Use a sponge applicator to apply ink to a large canvas star. (Mustard Seed Distress Ink) Apply ink from the edges working in towards the center of star so that the color is darker along the edges. Set aside to dry or dry with a heat gun. Use permanent black ink to stamp a cobweb design over the canvas star.

2. Cut a banner shaped flag from a piece of burlap fabric. (2.5x4.5") Cut two banner shaped flags from pattern paper. (1.75x5.5" and 3x6.5") Cluster the banner flags overlapping them slightly and attach them to the card using double sided tape.

Next, stamp a spider on a piece of transparency using permanent black ink. After the image has dried, carefully cut around it and add attach two black gems for the body and head. Glue the gem spider to the canvas star and attach it to the top left side of the card.

Finally, embellish the card with a sentiment, glittered chipboard number, and faux stitching details. Draw stitches with a fine tip black pen around the edge of the flag on the left, as well as, along the top and bottom edge of the sentiment.

canvas star (Linnie Blooms), burlap printed fabric (Linnie Blooms), Little Man 8" paper pad (Paper House), Distress Ink (Ranger: Mustard Seed), StazOn black ink (Tsukineko), spider web clear stamp (Inkadinkado), sponge ink applicator, gems, liquid glue (Aleene's Tacky Glue), chipboard number, black glitter, transparency, white cardstock, black fine tip pen, card base 5"x7"
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Monday, October 26, 2015

Boo-Tiful Treat Bag for Halloween

Hello, and Happy Halloween in advance!  It's Ann, here today from the Linnie Blooms Design Team and I have this sweet treat bag how-to, to share with you.  I love Halloween as it lets me be a kid and have an excuse to eat those little chocolate bars, hee hee hee.  Here is my project:

To make one like this all you need is to get a small brown paper gift bag,  some Linnie Blooms Canvas die cuts and, some imagination!

To begin, colour the three circles orange with any medium.  Let the circles dry, and then square off each circle to get a pumpkin shape.  You can also draw lines on the pumpkins to make them look more real.

Colour a Linnie Blooms canvas Die Cut Owl black.  Trim the owl's horns to look more like cat ears.  Then trim off the sides of the owl to give it more of a cat shape.  I used a bit that was cut off for it's tail.

Trim the Green trim to make the stems.  Now, glue down all the pieces.   Don't forget to add some eyes to our scared kitty!

The Boo sentiments are made by using a label maker and tape, and a piece of skinny black ribbon is used to tie a bow to one of the bag's handles.

To make the cat looked spooked you can draw some lines with a black pen to make his fur stand up.
The bottom section is decorated with some strips of wash tape.

I hope that you enjoy making some of your very own Treats this Halloween.  Have fun and be safe.

For other spooky and not so spooky ideas please visit me at my blog:

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies used:
Canvas Die Cuts: Owl,  and Circles by Linnie Blooms
Green Trim, by Linnie Blooms
Paper Bag, Wiggle Eyes, Washi Tapes from Dollarama
Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue
Pens:  Faber Castell
Labels: DYMO

Friday, October 23, 2015

Falling Leaves Bookmark by Gail Green

Linnie Blooms products make the perfect canvas for any inspiration!

What better way to enjoy the crisp autumn air than taking some time for yourself to just…be!  This is the perfect time to take a walk and soak in all the colors of autumn and nature or just curl up with a hot cup of tea and a good book.  

Whatever you choose to during this changing season, make sure to include some creative time.  Only have a few minutes to create?  No problem!  This bookmark is so quick and easy to make, you will still have lots of time to take a walk AND read your book!


Linnie Blooms Canvas Die Cut Leaves Set
Linnie Blooms Pre-Sewn Canvas Bookmark
Linnie Blooms Feathers Stencil and Mask Set
Clearsnap, Inc.: Colorbox Stephanie Barnard Sprays (Sky, Banana, Tangerine, Chocolate)
                          Archival Dye ink pads (Glacier Lake, Mudslide)
                          Art Dauber
ILoveToCreate: Tulip Fabric Marker (Black)
                          Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Optional: Can use cosmetic sponge instead of Art Dauber, if desired


  1. Position stencil and mask pieces widthwise across the bookmark. Spray Sky. Move stencil and mask pieces; blot off ink, as needed.
  2. Reposition stencil and masks, as desired.  Using direct-to-paper technique (DTP), apply Mermaid.  Remove stencil and mask pieces. Dry completely. Repeat steps 1 and 2 on reverse side of bookmark, as desired.
  3. Spray leaves using Banana and Tangerine.  Blot. Lightly spray chocolate in drops over small sections of the leaves. Repeat on reverse side of leaves.

  4. When completely dry, draw leaf veins with fabric marker.  Attach to bookmark with Tacky Glue.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Journal page

Hey friends,
Recovering from my surgery , slowly settling with normal schedule of life and crafting.
Recently I made cards using water color on water color paper and wanted to try the same technique on journal*
I love the way colors spread on the canvas, unpredictable and producing different colors while spreading.

Started with sprinkling some water color with a brush an spreading it with mister.
added some texture by applying modelling  paste with check stencil.

added some colored thread , did some stamping and handmade flower.

stamped a butterfly , dream word all over the page.

added buttons and chipboard and then we are done.

Its a  fun process to see the how colors mix and produce patterns. 
I am sure you will have fun too.enjoy.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Love Card!

Hi everyone!!

Noe here to show you my newest project! Surely you know that besides Mixed Media, I love cardmaking ... and I can´t help it, I think combining both is super fun! Look at this card:

Step by step:

1.- Press Archival ink pads on a piece of Teflon, plastic or acetate and spray with some Isopropyl alcohol (if you don´t have, you can always use a little colony). Take a piece of photographic paper and carefully stain it.

2.- Paint pieces of canvas (heart and rectangle) with Gelatos.

3.- Cut rectangles in half, and paste in each,one letter of the word love.

4.- On the other hand, stamp imitating wood background on the heart.

5.-Paste this piece of photo paper on a cardboard base ... Ready ... You got it!

Supplies used:
- gelatos, 
- archival inks
- piece of cardstock and piece of photo paper.

Hop on over to the Linnie Blooms website to check out all of these great products AND like Linnie Blooms on Facebook for more inspiration! 
Thanks for your visit!! 
Have a great day!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Altered Wooden Clothes Pins

I saw these cute little canvas leaves and was inspired to make some autumnal themed clothes pins. These autumnal clothes pins can be used for various decorative purposes. They can be clipped on lampshades / drapes for a fun home decor accent or used as a table decoration as a place setting name card holder for your guests. If a magnet is attached to the back, they can be decorative and functional.

Here's a step by step of how I did it.

1. Prepare to Paint:
Protect your work surface & wear gloves. Place the canvas leaves on your craft matte or newspaper. Mist the leaves with 3-4 autumnal colors. With your finger, blend the colors together so they absorb into the weave of the fabric. I worked with all paint colors simultaneously. Remember to color the back side of each leaf as well. Set aside to dry.

2. Color Clothes Pins: Attach washi tape to both sides of each wooden clothes pin. Carefully trim away excess tape with scissors and firmly press all edges securely.
 3. Assemble Bows: Cut a strip of fabric about 1.25in x 4inches in length. Find the center of the fabric strip. Pinch and twist one side of the fabric to the back and use a piece of wire to cinch the center of the bow twisting the wire to secure it. Trim the ends of the fabric if needed. Tie a small bow using jute or baker's twine.

4. Detail the Leaves: When the leaves are thoroughly dry, take each leaf and fold it in half to the stem pressing firmly with your fingers. The stiffened canvas will hold the gentle crease and the fold will appear to be the vein of the leaf giving it a more realistic appearance.

5. Embellish Clothes Pins: Use a hot glue gun to attach the fabric bow to the end of the wooden clothes pin. Next, glue a leaf in the center of the fabric bow. Finally, glue a twine bow on the leaf and embellish it with a button.
Linnie Blooms Supplies: canvas leaves, wooden clothes pins
Other Supplies: Moon Glow's Glimmer Spray, twine, buttons, washi tape, fabric, wire, glue gun
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TIP: Since I have accumulated many sprays and mists, I make a sample card for each color by spraying a mini tag and attaching it to a jump ring. Then, I can refer to the tags to help me quickly select the right colors for my project. To help me find the bottle on the shelf, I write the brand & color on the back of the tag. 
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