Friday, February 27, 2015

Greet Visitors with a Cheerful Canvas Hanging!

By Gail Green


BASE: Using black ink, stamp “HOME” on the lower right-hand corner of Canvas Blank. Using Art Dauber, stencil 3 leaves in Pinetree, as shown.  Put stamped Canvas Blank into Color Catcher (or other box). Place Butterfly Stencil in upper right-hand corner and spray with Artichoke; dry completely and iron flat, if desired.

           SHABBY TRIM: Cut a 10” length of Shabby Trim. Using Bloom Stencil, dab leaves onto trim with both green inks; dry.

      WOOD CLOTHESPINS: Spray Artichoke onto 2 clothespins. Wipe off excess; dry completely.
      CANVAS BLOOMS: Lightly press one large and one small canvas Bloom into Squash and Pumpkin Pie ink pads. Place into the spray box; lightly spray Bubblegum, Strawberry, Tangerine and Guava on both canvas pieces; dry completely. Dab Mudslide around edges.

TO FINISH: Glue Blooms onto Blank with Fabri-Tac, pressing until glue grabs. Using Gem-Tac, add button and pearl embellishments, as shown; dry. Position stamped Shabby Trim and secure in corners with sprayed clothespins.

Your wall hanging is now ready to display!


Linnie  Blooms
      Canvas Blank
      Canvas Petal Flower
      Stencils/Masks (Flutter, Bloom, Butterfly)
      Shabby Trim (Peach)
      Stitched Greetings Stamp Set
      Mixed Media Products (Wood Clothespins)
      Stephanie Barnard® Sprays (Banana, Tangerine, Bubblegum, Strawberry, Guava, Artichoke)
      Colorbox® Archival Ink (Mudslide, Wicked Black, Pinetree, Tree Frog, Squash, Pumpkin Pie)
      Art Daubers
      Color Catcher™ (or other empty box for spraying)

Beacon Adhesives
      Gem-Tac® Permanent Embellishing Glue
      Fabri-Tac® Permanent Adhesive

Miscellaneous: Button, pearls or other embellishments of your choice

Visit the Linnie Blooms Page on Facebook and our Board on Pinterest!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Pocket Full of Posies

Hi Everyone....this is Dawn Mattson from Linnie Blooms design team 2015.  I hope this will bring some warmth to those of you longing for Spring. 

I had SO much fun making this sweet  Pocket full of Posies canvas. 

 I used an 8.5x11 canvas, canvas pennants, pockets and flowers from Linnie Blooms

         The paper is from Bazzill Vintage Lace and the flower centers are Tim Holtz Gumdrops.
 I painted the flowers with Gelatos and while they were wet I pulled the center and twisted. Then I dried them with the heat gun being careful so they would keep their form. The side view shows the how they pop up off the page.
 I used the small Linnie Blooms pocket and colored it with Gelatos and then used a sharpie to "stitch" it.  I used Prima bling to make the V on the pocket.
 I used the mini banner pieces from Linnie Blooms and painted them with Gelatos then stamped the letters with Staz-on ink. I left them loose and only glued them on the top to add to the free flowing look. I used Maya Road twine and another little Prima bling on the point.
 Here's the other side view...OH and I stuffed the pocket with cheesecloth so it would puff up.
 A pocket full of much fun to make.  I hope you all enjoy it.
Thanks so much....~Dawn

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Last but not Least...

Meet Karen Sessions:

My name is Karen Sessions and currently I am living in London, England. I spent most of my life in California where I worked as an elementary school teacher and clogging instructor. After marrying, I moved to the UK with my husband eleven years ago. My two loves have been scrapbooking and card making for the past nine years but I have enjoyed a lifetime of creative hobbies including: sewing, ceramics, jewellery making, calligraphy, knitting, and home decor. Coincidently, many of my great loves all begin with the letter "C" crafting, clogging, chocolate, children, & California. I describe my creative style as very embellished, girly, layered, and full of textures. When designing greeting cards, I enjoy using rubber stamps as a vehicle to creating because drawing has never been in my talent portfolio. Creating is my passion and I love to combine randomness into beauty in a unique and wonderful way. My soul longs to create and I hope my love of crafting is obvious in every little detail. Art is what I do and I do it with my whole heart and soul and that is why I called my blog Art & Soul.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Meet Beth Watson

Beth Watson

Beth Watson is a creative design professional, specializing in mixed media design, three dimensional crafts and home décor. Armed with a formal education in Marketing from Ringling School of Art & Design, Beth developed her professional skills in the restaurant industry before turning her focus to the craft world in 1998. Beth is a member of the CHA Designer Council and her designs have been published in numerous craft magazines and books. She enjoys bringing a unique twist to her designs by using traditional materials in unconventional ways. Professional design and promotional services include: product demonstration, advertising and marketing consultation, editorial and instructional writing, workshop teaching for adults and children, design team and contributing artist commitments; and project design for publication. Design Teams include Tombow USA, Kunin Felt, Ann Butler Designs and Smoothfoam.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Meet Mayoori - Another New Designer for Linnie Blooms


Hello ,
I am Mayoori, from India, but currently living in USA since 4 years with my two teenage daughters and ever supportive husband. 

Crafting and scrapbooking is essential part of life now. I owe it to my mom, whom I always saw stitiching, knitting , embroidering, while growing up. All kinds of Art excites and inspires me, ranging from felt work to mixed media, scrapbooking and other paper craft.

I am looking forward for an exciting time ahead with this very talented team.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

New Design Team Member

Trish Cortez

Hi I'm Trish
I'm from Southern California, which makes me a Disney Geek (Once a week with my husband -it's our date night).We have a Four legged baby-Charlie. I am a Crafter=Stamper, Scrapper, Décor, and Mix Media. I have an eclectic taste, I can go from Fun and Frilly to something outside the box. I am a Princess, I wear a tiara while in my craft room. I love curb furniture,thrift shop furniture and recreating them into my style. I am in Love with polka dot's and cupcakes. Five years ago, I retired from the corporate world to be more active and focus on my crafts I've been crafting for over fifteen years. I've used my crafts as a party planner, I've been teaching craft classes to both adults and kids. I am very lucky I also get to teach crafts to kids with special needs and at the Ronald McDonald House.

People, always tell me they aren't creative, I always say Yes you are- Remember, no one told you what color of crayon to pick up and color your first masterpiece.

My blog is

Friday, February 20, 2015

Introducing Another Great Design Team Member

Ann Strecko Koeman
Ann is a Mixed Media artist who lives near Ottawa, Ontario Canada, mom of two terrific teens, wife of a very busy businessman, and servant to one fluffy cat. From sewing and most needle crafts, stamping, scrapbooking and a lot of paper crafts, to drawing, painting and working with inks, Ann is multi skilled and never bored . She had some formal training with a short stint in fine Arts in College, many many workshops, and a lot of self learning. She also has experience working as a consultant, teacher, and writer of various crafts. Her style is eclectic and vintage, inspired by nature and her collections of found objects and ephemera. She loves to scour the internet, magazines, and flea markets for ideas which she collects in her various notebooks and takes lots of pictures with her I phone. Her favourite place to be is in her home studio with her beloved family nearby. Her family motto is : Live well, laugh often, and love much. Her blog is:

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Meet Another Design Team Member

Noelia Iglesias Gonzalez
My name is Noelia but I prefer being called Noe. I'm 31 years old and I live in the north of Spain with my two children and my husband. I studied Law and Criminology but my passion has always been crafts. I love scrapbooking. I began to practice it when my first son was born 3 years ago and since I couldn't stop. I have known fantastic people, it's the best of this art. Few months ago I opened my blog "El Scrap de Cris y Noe" with one of my best friend and here I am!! I also give scrapbooking workshops in a shop of my town... We had fun and we learn from each other!! I hope to give the best of me, to be able to show you projects that you like very much and learn many things from my team mates!"

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Get to Know our New Design Team Members

Gail Green
Howdy everyone! My name is Gail Green. Many of you may know me as a columnist and advisor for Scrap & Stamp Arts magazine, as well as the published author of numerous magazine articles, projects, and books (The Ultimate Rubber Stamping Technique Book, Cat & Dog Lovers' Idea Book, Pretty Presents: Paper Creations to Share, and The Kids’ Guide to Projects for your Pets). In addition to being a rubber stamping expert and specialist in craft technique development and creative product combinations, I'm also the illustrator behind “Sweet PETatoes®”, a licensed brand featured on a variety of craft, rubber stamp, gift, stationery, pet and party products. 

My passion is creative expression and inspiring others to find their creative voices.  I share my Chicagoland studio with award winning dog trainer husband, talking parrot Ollie (who absolutely LOVES crafting!), Marbles the ancient cockatiel and three Border Collies (Tuxedo, Maggie the Mouth and new crazy puppy Lacy Lulu) 

Direct link to my blog is  Over the next several weeks and months, I'll be posting creative projects using Linnie Blooms awesome canvas products and a variety of mediums and techniques.

So thrilled to be a part of the Linnie Blooms Design Team... Let the creative begin!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Introducing our 2015 Design Team Members

Meet Dawn Mattson:

Hi, my name is Dawn Marie Mattson. I have lived in a small town in Northern Arizona for almost 28 years. I'm married and I have 3 children and 4 grandchildren who, I thank the Lord, all live here near me. 
I own and operate a small store in our town named Morning Star Crafts and Collectibles and an online store and blog,
I am very blessed to be doing all the things I love, scrapbooking, paper crafting and mixed media. I also paint, sew, bead, Brazilian embroidery and vintage repurpose just to name a few. But scrapbooking and mixed media are my favorites and the focus of my store.  I'm lucky to meet so many people from around the world as the city I live in is frequently visited by tourists.
I love creating all kinds of projects and my specialty is themed mini books. I create them for all occasions from birthdays to vacations to bad hair days.
Learn more and stay in touch with my blog under "tutorials" on

Monday, February 16, 2015

I am also honored to be here. This is going to be so much fun! Can't wait to see how creative everyone is and what great projects we come up with. Congratulations to all of you!  ~Dawn

Excited and honored to be part of the Design Team for THE  most awesome products! Let the creativity begin!