Sunday, March 29, 2015

E around the tree

Hi Everyone!  Seems like a while since I've posted.  I'm Dawn Mattson and Spring is in full bloom here in Arizona. Here is my newest Linnie Blooms project.  
I took these pictures of my grandson Ethan 10 years ago in my front yard.  I hung the completed project on the original tree in my yard to photograph it.  The tree is so much bigger...and so is my grandson now 14 years old and 5'8" tall. :)

I started with a Linnie Blooms 5x11 blank canvas and painted it half blue for the sky and the other half green for the grass with Gelatos.  I used the Linnie Blooms Sunflower stencil for the sun in the corner and yellow Gelatos paint then a Pitt marker in black to make the stitch marks.

 I used the Linnie Blooms tree and also painted it with Gelatos. The Gelatos are so easy to use on the canvas. I just write on them and use a wet paint brush to paint it in like a water color.  If you want it darker...just repeat the process over the top.  For the white picket fence I used an old sizzix die I have...and I did that because I have a white picket fence around my front yard. :) 
 I used the Tim Holtz Big Chat for the words on the tree. I inked them a little on the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye. I used little clips on top to tie the Linnie Blooms green ribbon to and I hung the swirl clip on one with a charm that reads "hope"
 I also used the green Linnie Blooms ribbon around the bottom and tied a bow. I added the small plaque with brads. It reads..."Know in your heart you are loved" The little butterfly pin is from Hampton Arts. I left it clear but they are easy and fast to paint with alcohol ink if you like. :)

 Thank you and I hope you enjoyed my post. I had a lot of fun making it.  :)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hold Your Notes in Place with this ADORABLE Recycled Mixed Media Magnet!

Linnie Blooms Mixed Media Magnet
By Gail Green


BASE: Using Mod Podge, attach small torn strips of tissue and/or decorative paper to the lid. Note: Make sure all surface areas are covered. Dry completely several hours or overnight.

DOG HOUSE: Apply Paprika glaze over small pocket; dry slightly.  Using brown, paint oval doorway as shown; dry completely. Use the marker to draw a line around doorway and define the roof and wood planks. Glue onto inside center of lid.

MIXED MEDIA COMPONENTS: Glue dog, netting, cork section and words as shown. Glue magnet to back of lid.


Linnie  Blooms
      Canvas Pockets

Plaid Enterprises
      Decorator Glaze® (Paprika, Bark Brown)
      Mod Podge®
      One Stroke® Donna Dewberry® Brushes (#8 and #12 Flat)

      Premier #05 Black Fine Line Marker

Beacon Adhesives
      Gem-Tac® Permanent Embellishing Glue
      Pop off metal lid from large juice bottle, applesauce or pasta sauce jar or other container
      Specialty button with shank removed or dog head created from polymer clay
      Scrap of green netting from potatoes or fruit packaging or Easter Grass
      Small craft cork stopper cut as shown
      Words of your choice cut from printed pages (old books, magazines, inkjet prints, etc)
      Scraps of colored tissue and/or decorative paper scraps
      Magnetic sheet or printed magnet, cut into circle ¼” smaller in diameter than the metal lid

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Good Wednesday Morning!  Beth Watson here to share my latest Linnie Blooms Design Team project!

I hope Spring has SPRUNG in your neck of the woods this March!  I live in sunny SW Florida and we hopped straight from Winter into Summer, so to get some of that Spring back in the air I have created this sweet Flower Garland!

Now, on to my project!

Start with the Canvas Petal Flower and spray mist each of the 6 flowers a different color, let dry.

Spray mist the Canvas Leaves in green and the Canvas Small Pennants in brown, let dry.

Select 6 large brightly colored buttons, string through and tie with contrasting colored twine.  Attach pink adhesive chipboard letters to the Small Pennants to spell BLOOM.

Doodle on the Petal Flowers, Leaves and Small Pennants with Tombow USA Mono Twin Permanent Marker - it will write on the canvas in a broad or fine tip and does not bleed!

Attach decorative trims to the large flowers with Tombow USA Xtreme Permanent Adhesive - it is a adhesive runner with the power of a red line tape (awesome)!  Then attach the buttons and Canvas Leaves to the Canvas Petal Flowers with Tombow USA Xtreme Adhesive Tabs - strong enough to hold bulky items.

Spread out a 24" length of Shabby Trim in green, then arrange your Petal Flowers and Small Pennants until you are happy with the placement.  Attach with Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tabs.



Hang your Doodled Flower Garland where you can enjoy it OR fold into an envelope and send to a friend in need if cheering up!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Something Faithful for Your Monday

I finally had a chance to play with Linnie Blooms newest product -- Canvas Script Words.  These are now for sale in the online shop and you get all three words for $3.99.

Aren't they pretty?  For an idea of their size, they are shown here on a 12x12 sheet of paper.  So these will work great on layouts, canvases and more!  Here is what I made with one of them:

I started with a 13x13 Linnie Blooms Canvas Pillow, filled it with a lining of wax paper to protect the back.  I then attached the burlap strip.  NOTE:  Do NOT color your word until it is affixed to your project.  Next, I colored three Linnie Blooms Canvas Sunflowers with a mixture of acrylic paint and water.  The back one is a shade of green, the middle is white and the top flower is blue.  I attached the flower group with my hot glue gun.  Next, I attached the words with the hot glue.  Once everything was in place I took a very small paintbrush and a mixture of acrylic blue paint and water to color the words.  TIP:  Use your heat gun to clean up any showing hot glue strands.  

That's it!  Super easy and a great way to add your own decor to your home!  

Have a GREAT Monday!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Linnie Bloom Book mark

hey and Good morning.
I am Mayoori .
here is first project as linnieblooms design team member.
I started with small project , out of my nervousness and excitement. ( didnt want to mess up).

before mod podging


  1. gesso the canvas.
  2. After it drying spray some water and apply then acrylic paint ( yellow and red in this case), wiping off extra)
  3. When dry, give some texture by stenciling, and staming.
  4. once satisfied add the butterfly and hemp cord.
  5. Lastly apply modpodge or other sealant for extra life of the book mark.
Please visit Linnie bloom shop eand blog for more inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by and keep loving art.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

5x5 Canvas Blank Mini Album

Hi everyone!!

 I´m Noe and I so excited to share with you my first project from Linnie Blooms Blog.

(Hola a todos!! Soy Noe y estoy entusiasmada por compartir mi primer proyecto para el blog de Linnie Blooms).

When I saw Linnie Blooms products first thing that caught my attention  was  5x5 Canvas Blank… perfect for the front and back of a mini album!!! I love mini albums!

(Cuando ví los distintos productos de Linnie Blooms el primero que llamó mi atención fue el Canvas de 5x5, perfectos para la portada y contraportada de un Mini Album! Me encantan los Minis!! Inmediatamente me puse manos a la obra y este es el resultado).

Immediately, I got down to work!! And this is the result:

To make it I used next Linnie Blooms products:
Other products used:
  •   Lora Bailora stamps (also in english).
  • Acetate sheet. 
  •  Cork sheet.
  • Acrilic paint
  • Dylussion Inks
  • Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium
To make the cover of mini álbum, play with your acrilics paints and dylussions inks… So simple!! Enjoy!! Also used dimensional paste to give relief (in my case, I used Sparkle Medium). If you like the result, let it dry.

(Para hacer la portada del mini juega con tus pinturas acrílicas y tus tintas Dylussions, es así de simple, solo jugar y divertirnos con ellas!! Usaremos además algún tipo de pasta dimensional para darle algo de relieve a la portada, en mi caso, sparkle medium. Cuando nos guste el resultado lo dejamos secar. Mientras haremos la flor de la portada).

Now, let´s make the flower!!

Using Linnie Blooms Bloom Stencil draw contour  on a piece of cloth… Also, draws a spiral in the center and trim it. Now, starting from the center, began to roll the fabric, for this, use a piece of cardboard to paste it. Finally, stick in the center of the flower  a button , bead or gem.

(Usando el stencil de Flor de Linnie Blooms dibujamos el contorno sobre un trozo de tela y dentro de éste una espiral y recortamos. Ahora, empezando desde el centro, comenzamos a enrollar, ayudándonos para ello de una trozo de cartulina sobre el que la pegaremos. Finalmente pegaremos en el centro un botón, una perla o un brillantito).

Fill the different sheets with your favorite photos and decorate with stamps, washi tape, wooden figures and everything you can think of !!

(Rellenamos el resto de las hojas con nuestras hojas favoritas y decoramos con sellos, washi tape, figuras de madera y todo lo que se nos ocurra).

For the back to the mini album used Stitched Greentings Clear Stamps Set and sew the word you prefer  with the color you want.

(Para la contraportada usé el Set de Sello de Plantilla de Cosido... cosemos la palabra que prefiramos en lo color que más nos guste).

Finally, used Shabby Trim to decorate  rings. Ready… you got it!!

(Finalmente usaremos la cinta Shabby para decorar las anillas... Listo, lo tenemos!!).

I hope you all enjoy it. Thanks so much!
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! 

(Visita la página de Linnie Blooms para ver todos los productos que hay y dale a Me gusta en la página de Facebook para ver más post).

Friday, March 13, 2015

A little Spring Fever

I love the Linnie Blooms Garden Flags.  They are just the right size for you to create a masterpiece on and then hang outside.  If you are worried about it getting weathered, simply apply a coat of sealant to it before hanging it out.

I hope you have a Fantastic Friday!

Creatively yours,


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hoops can be fun

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my first post for Linnie Blooms. This past January I was introduced to Linnie Blooms at CHA(while doing a make & take) I went to Linda's booth to tell her I was in love with her style and products. My first project is with a hoop and I laughed- I always knew these from my mom's embroidery days, I never learned to thread a needle.(SMILE)I arrived at my project while standing on the Monorail ramp looking down into the submarine ride at Disneyland..

 and here we go....             

It begins with the oval kit 3x5 with cut to size canvas fabric, it has a natural base, which I sponged to a dark brown.
Linnie Blooms has both Oval and Round Hoops
 I took from the "Flutter" mask/stencil (6pcs positive/negative) one of the pieces reminded me of a fish (my husband said owl) and the piece, that would be the owl's branch. I used scraps from misc scrapbook paper (Kaisercraft) and added them as  mosaic style. The branch looked like coral to me and I painted it all over the canvas with a variety of product.

Upon adhering the canvas to the hoop I added a half of a canvas butterfly for a mermaid tail, the top hoop as the bra part (other half of butterfly) I added gold yarn for hair (sorry didn't have red)

 *The gold bubbles are glue dots dipped in glitter

I learned that these hoops make great shadow boxes and also are perfect for dioramas.

Thanks for letting me share.