Friday, August 29, 2014

New Product Reveal - Day 5

OMG!  I can't believe we are on day 5 already!  And today I'm going to be showing you one of my very FAVORITE new products!  I love products with endless possibilities and this one truly delivers. Every time I'm working on one, I get more ideas.  So, I hope you like this too.

It's a canvas treat bag!

And here is just one of the projects I made with it.

Isn't it cute?!  So much fun to make!  Then, my friend Therese Hennessy made this one:

Isn't he cute?!  His name is "Frankie".  LOL!  AND, since Therese is the owner of Polkadots and More Store, she bought a bunch wholesale from me and kit them up to sell both online and in her brick and mortar store.  Here's the link if you are interested.  POLKADOTSANDMORE.  

Switching gears a little, here's another "non-halloween" use that I've found for my canvas treat bag:
Simply fold down the jagged edge after painting the outside of the bag and you have a one-of-a-kind bag for displaying anything!  
As you can imagine, I have lots more samples in the works to share with you in the coming weeks.  If you have any questions about how to color and decorate your canvas treat bag, just ask!  

Thursday, August 28, 2014

New Product Reveal - Day 4

One of my favorite new products is the Garden Flag.  I can think of a zillion uses for these.  And, before you ask, yes, you can hang it outdoors.  Simply seal it with either some Mod Podge or a spray sealer like Americana Acrylic Sealer Spray.  
I created the background for this one using stencils, Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spritz and some background stamps with Black Archival Ink.  I made the flowers with LB Bloom Stencil/Mask and Faber Castell Pitt Markers.  

The fence was simply drawn and colored with Pitt Markers and finished with a wood texture stencil.  Stamping the "Welcome" with LB Stitched Greetings Stamp Set on a scrap piece of canvas completed this project.  

I think it would be nice to create one flag announcing your family's birthday parties, holiday wishes, new baby announcements and more!  What would you create your garden flag for?

Have a great day!


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New Product Reveal - Day 3

Happy Hump Day!  Since Linnie Blooms products are all about the "Mixed Stitch" concept, it only makes sense that our first stamp set come to you in the form of Stitched Greetings!  These clear stamps will be your go-to stamps time and again!  Use them on cards, journals, layouts, and any creative project!

For the cards below, I stamped them in different colors of ink.
 Here, I stamped onto the canvas and then used that as my "pattern" to hand stitch the word.  There are so many uses!

As I reveal some more new products this week, you will see other examples of how to use our new Stitched Greetings Stamp Set.  

Have a GREAT day!


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Product Reveal - Day 2

For this Fall/Winter, I wanted to feature some simple home decor items that you can use to create beautiful items not only for your home, but also as holiday gifts.  This is yet just another reason why I love to work with canvas.  It's so durable and flexible, that the ideas are never-ending!

So today I would like to share with you my new 13x13 Pillow Covers.  They are made from blank natural canvas, just like my other canvas products, so they make the perfect "canvas" for your masterpiece!  And again, you can either sew or NO SEW!  Here are two no-sew designs that I have made so far:

I used some scrap fabric, Linnie Blooms Canvas Dies and Linnie Blooms Stencils/Masks.  The pennant banners are LB canvas dies that I glued fabric to.  The bird, wing and flower petals were all created using my LB Stencils.  Everything was adhered to the pillow cover with Fabric Fusion.  

This Pillow Cover is loaded with fun mixed media techniques!  I started the background with various stencils, including the new LB Feather Stencil, along with Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spritz.  Then I randomly stamped some of my favorite stamps with Black Archival Ink.  The flowers were LB Canvas Dies, including the center circles.  I colored them with acrylic paints.  The flower stems are made from Brave Girls Club tissue paper that I mod podged onto the cover.  The "sun" is the LB Sunflower Canvas Die that I stenciled and doodled on.  The bird I drew onto canvas and painted with acrylics.  I love the fall colors in this one.

So, what do you think?  Can you envision yourself creating with our new blank Pillow Covers?

Monday, August 25, 2014

New Product Reveal - Day 1

Yep!  Today's the day!  To start off I would like to share one of my favorite items to create with -- embroidery hoops!  Now, I hope you realize that you DO NOT have to be a stitcher to create with these!  With Fabric Fusion you can create a completely NO-SEW layout and no one will be the wiser.  Here's one that's completely no-sew:

I incorporated the Linnie Blooms Canvas House and Heart Die.  The beautiful piece under the house is a simple fabric scrap.  My doodle pen did the "stitching".  I colored the house with a mixture of Faber-Castell Gelatos and water.  To complete the look, I used my hot glue gun to adhere coordinating ribbon around the outside of the hoop.  

Starting today, Linnie Blooms carries wood embroidery hoops packaged with a piece of canvas in our online shop.  They come in numerous sizes.  Here are some more examples:
This one is another completely no-sew.
Isn't this snowman cute?  I hand-stitched this one and used a 3" hoop.  Perfect for Christmas ornaments -- don't you think?
As you can tell, sunflowers or any flowers are my favorite.  I LOVE the shabby texture you get from hand coloring the Linnie Blooms Canvas flowers.  Here I used Faber-Castell Gelatos and water to color them and then zap them with my heat gun to dry and curl.  Yay!

That's it for today.  See you tomorrow with another new product reveal!


Saturday, August 23, 2014

A girlish birthday card in blue

Since one of my doughters best friends turned 5 yo the other day I made this card with a Linnie Blooms Canvas Star as decoration.


Friday, August 22, 2014

My Heart is filled with Sunshine....

Happy Friday Friends!!!! It's me Scrappin Madge and today is my day to share with you something fun that I created with Linnie Blooms DT!! I have to say I love ALL of the Linnie Blooms product!! There are so many fun things to work with! If you are making mixed media Linnie Blooms has it, if you want to make a scrapbook layout or a card, Linnie Blooms has something for you!!! Be sure to check them out HERE!!! For this layout I used the Canvas Feathers!! They were super fun to work with. Check out my blog for the "How to" and other products that were used to create this fun layout!!
Get your Canvas Feathers and Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine click (HERE).

I hope that you enjoyed my project today!!! Loves-Scrappin Madge

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sneak peek- New products

Good morning......

Today, I am here to show you a couple sneak peeks.....a 4 x 4 mini canvas pillow and a new stitched stamp set. I thought that the mini 4 x 4 canvas pillow would make a super duper cute little pocket. I punched two holes and added ribbon so it could hang one the wall.

The word believe is part of the new stitched stamp set. I stamped it on the canvas with ink then I went over it with some 3-D puffy paint. This way it looks sort of stitched since it is raised!  You could decorate these up for all sorts of Holidays. 

These new products are coming out at the end of the month.

Take care and BE creative!

Hi Bev here today. This month at Linnie Blooms I had a chance to 
create using this fabulous canvas pillow case... 
one of the many new product lines to come out in late August.
I haven't dont any stitching for years now.. but it was coming back to me .. just like riding a bike.
No even sure of the names of the stitches... but I am thrilled with my finished pillow case.
I still need to buy the proper inner cushion but substituted for now to get a finished photo.

I started this project with my tree first. I inked the trunk and stamped the leaves 
with textured stamp and green ink. I then added the twine tied buttons.
Next  up was the inked leaves and the stamped look for more depth and texture.
Stamping of the sunburst and the background was next before adding the tree, leaves and  piece of burlap.

Next I stamped the words which I hand stitched using embroidery floss from my stash.
The design was still a bit off so I sew easy inked rolled the lower and side edge with the
stitch pattern which I then hand stitched over top with a varigated coloured embroidery floss.
I didn't worry about the ink splatter.. it added depth and rustic look to my projcet.

Supply List:
Linnie Bloom Supplies:Canvas Pillow Cover, Canvas Tree, Canvas Leaves, Word Stamps
Ink Roller: We R Memory Keepers stamp ink roller
Mask: cut file
Paint: misc
Ink: Tim Holtz ranger, StazOn, ColorBox
Other: burlap, embroidery floss, twine, Stitching, buttons

Special NOTE: the word stamps and canvas pillow case will be in the store around
August 25th.. so be sure to mark your calendar for the newest product lines to become available.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Home Sweet Home

Happy Tuesday from Scatter Joy with Jessann! I want to share with you a creation I made using some of the wonderful products from Linnie Blooms.  I am looking forward (and you should be also) to Linnie Blooms new catalog! 
Products from Linnie Blooms that can be used on the Home Sweet Home block :
 (you can click on the item for the link to Linnie Blooms website)
-wood block (can be purchased on Linnie Blooms on 8/25)
-"home" stamp (can be purchased on Linnie Blooms on 8/25)
The rest of the supplies came from my private stash and if you decide you want to create your own version you can use similar items or substitute for items in your own stash.
A brief overview of creating my Home Sweet Home Block.
The first thing I did was choose a stencil for the background effect.  I applied gesso over the stencil on the front of the block, the sides, top and bottom of the block.  Then I left it to dry.
Once the gesso had dried I used the archival blank ink to stamp the House onto the front of the block.  I used he archival ink to stamp the top if the house and roof onto paper and then adhered the paper to sturdy cardboard.  The stamp set is from Close to my Heart. Each of the windows ad bricks are separate so you can customize your house however you choose.  I then colored the house and adhered the top of the house to the block.
I used a wooden clothes pin and cut a strip of patterned paper to adhere to the top of the clothes pin. I glue the cloths pin to the block.
I use the "Home" stitched stamp with the archival ink onto a piece of linen.  Once the linen dried I adhered it to sturdy cardboard and clipped it into the clothes pin. I used the archival ink on the patterned paper to give it a weathered look. I also took the archival ink pad and went around the edges of the block.
I used a small star punch and punched several stars out of a sticky back cork board paper. I placed three stars on the left side of the block.  I used the wire to create a floating look to the three stars above the house. I twisted three wires together and adhered them to the back of the roof of the house. Then I stuck two stars together with the wire in the middle.  and slightly bent them.
Hope you love my Home Sweet Home!! Please check out my blog for more fun creations.


Monday, August 18, 2014

August Designer Challenge~Quotes

Hi Friends! Abby here with ScrappinAbby and it's my turn to join in on this month's challenge "Create a project using a quote". Technically we're supposed to use our favorite quote but I really don't have a favorite...I have a lot that I really turn to depending on the mood or situation I'm going through. So the one I'm sharing today is more of a positive/gratitude quote. 

I created an art display piece that I already have displayed in my craft room...
I also have a short video that shows you the project up close along with the products I used...

 I altered a wood block using a combination of various craft paints...I wanted to match the green in the fabric I was using for the project...
While I was waiting for the block to dry, I started working on the butterfly canvas die. I am LOVING the new mixed stitch stamps Linda Barutha has designed so I wanted to incorporate them in my project...

 For the rest of the project I just used some sprays and crackle paint on the wood block and fabric to give it that shabby chic feel that I love so much and then I added the other elements...

 This was such a fun and easy project to create using the fabulous canvas pieces and stamps from Linnie Blooms. This would be a great gift for any occasion. 

Be sure to stop by the Linnie Blooms STORE and pick up some of the fun products so you can use them on your crafting projects. 

Thanks for stopping by the Linnie Blooms blog and for checking out another ScrappinAbby project. 

Happy Crafting!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

I'll give you my heart

Karen N here from Craftily Yours.  Today, I'm sharing a card that I made using a pennant and a heart inked up through a couple stencils with TH distress ink.  These shapes are from the Linnie Blooms - Set of Canvas Dies - Shapes.

I had finished with the card and was stamping the sentiment when I bobbled and rocked my block.  Oh NO!  I ended up swiping on some black ink around the image to hide it, and I actually like the look.  It sorta gives it movement!  The paper is from PB&J from Basic Grey, and the stamp is Unity Stamp Company {Sense of Wonder}.  I finished it off with some 3 Girl JAM lace and ribbon.  The inside of the card says, "I'll give you my heart."  I gave this card to my husband for our 6th anniversary earlier this month.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Before you go, be sure to check out:

Linnie Blooms Catalog/Shop  

Craftily yours,


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Quote Challenge- using masks

Today, I am here to show you my challenge project using a quote. I love using quotes in art work. I collect books just to cut the words out and use in my art.

For today's project I uses the following supplies:

1. wooden block (could use canvas, paper, etc...)
2. Feather stencil/mask
3. acrylic paint
4. paint brush
5. sharpie
6. old book

I took the wooden block and painted and stenciled the whole piece of wood. Once, dry  I took the feather mask layer it down and painted an off white on the whole top. Again once dry added my quote from my book. Then outlined the words and feather with a sharpie. Add dots around the edge.

Fun and simple project. Love that the Linnie Blooms stencils also come with the mask!

Until next creative!
K Hutchinson

Boo.... Did I scare you???

Hey, Hey everybody it's me Scrappin Madge!! Today I am super excited to share with you a fun Halloween Tag that I created using the amazing Linnie Blooms Canvas Shapes and Canvas Fence!! I absolutely love how it turned out!!! I used a Prima Tag (which is great to use spritz, Gellatos and watercolor on) I allowed it to dry. Then I used the Heidi Swapp color shine and spritzed the Owl and the Fence Black.  I then set them to the side and Used yellow Gellato on the Canvas Circle to make a moon.  I then took a canvas heart and used the Heidi Swapp Color Shine purple and mixed it with some yummy purple gellatos.  After everything was dry I started to piece my tag together.

Here are a couple other pictures of this tag.  Be sure to check out my blog for more info on how I created this super fun tag, along with all of the items used. 

And a close up of the moon and the stars...

Be sure to get your Linnie Blooms products HERE-
Canvas Shapes, Color Shine and Gellatos....

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Thinking Of You

Hi Friends! Abby here with ScrappinAbby and I have a super fun & quick tag to share with you today using a couple of the Linnie Blooms Canvas Die pieces .

I used the butterfly canvas die piece to coordinate with the stamp and the smaller black butterflies. I played with some of my Gelatos and added a flower stamen to mimic the antenna and some black flat back pearls for the center of the butterfly. 

I had a partial piece of the flower canvas die left from another project so I tucked it behind my stamped tag. I really like how it turned out. 

This is a great quick and easy project that you can create to brighten someones day. You could leave it on their desk at work, pop it in the mail or attach it to a small gift or bottle of wine. 

Be sure to stop by the Linnie Blooms store and pick up some of these fun and fabulous canvas dies pieces for your crafting projects. 

Thanks for stopping by the Linnie Blooms blog today and for checking out another ScrappinAbby project.

Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Celebrate Home Canvas

I love messing with paint and stamps. When my DT pack arrived from Linda I immediately knew what to do with the frame and canvas piece she sent me.

The canvas piece that the frame holds was covered in gesso before I applied different colors of Ayeeda mists. When the gesso and mist was dry, I added a bit of modelling paste trough a stencil. After some more driying time the stamping was added with a permanent black ink. the chipboard frame was painted with silver glitter paint and the flowers with spray ink added with a brush.



Monday, August 11, 2014

Fabulous canvas and stamps mixed together for a great card

Hi Bev here today... I was so excited to get the chance to use one of the
 new stamp sets that are coming to Linnie Blooms soon. Linda has designed
 some stamps that tie in with the Mixed Stitch concept.
 I added it to my card along with the great canvas fence accent.
In the background I started with lots of misting, stamping and then used the new stamps.
 From there I used paper and more accents from Paper House.
I came upon this perfect gramma quote that I printed to go with the great stamped words.

Supply List:
Linnie Bloom Canvas Fence and stamps
Paper House: Hipster paper pix and canvas accents
Just Imagine: Kreaxions Circle Cutter
EK Success: punch
Other: inks, stamps

This is an all new adventure for me but I am sure enjoying the challenge 
and being able to learn fun new ways to use canvas and many other mixed stitch concepts.
Thanks for visiting and sharing this new adventure with me.