Monday, December 23, 2013

Its been a long time since I have posted anything to my blog.   I didn't realize it had been so long.  Almost two years.   That is just unacceptable. :)  The last year or so I have been busy volunteering with my grandsons Cub Scout group, Pack 8.  I have really been enjoying it.  My daughter and her family have been here a lot and that has been nice. Husband still on the road truck driving.  We moved my mom in with us over a year ago and she just past this last August. It has been a very busy two years. It has had its ups and downs, good and bad, happy and sad times.  I'm looking for a full time job again so that will take up a lot of my crafty time but I'm still hoping to do a few things every now and again.  I have made a few things but just never posted them.  My latest trend would be the Bottle cap Bracelets my daughter and I have been making and selling.  Let me show you a few of them.  OK a lot of them lol.  we can do just about any theme.  Well I should say we have been able to create everything anyone has requested so far.  

The top  four pictures were a custom order for a lady and her Mother. She ordered it for her for a Christmas gift.  I love the way they both turned out.

 Alabama seems to be a favorite around here we have made a few of these.

 This is a bracelet custom ordered from My Etsy Store.

 We make this one in Turquoise also

 Local High School Crosby Cougars

 Dallas Cowboys - We have made a lot of these.  What can I say, we are in Texas.

 Local High School - Huffman Falcons

 This is another one I think turned out especially well.  Green and silver Grandmother Bracelet.

 Now who doesn't Like Duck Dynasty.  

 More Key Chains

 Local High School - Liberty Panthers - Made for a Band Mom

 Custom order of old Movie Stars.  This is the Front of the caps 

 This is the Back

 College Football - LSU

 Someone order a bracelet and wanted it to look like a peacock.  They loved the bracelet then decided not to buy it.

 Custom order for a Football mom - Local High School Tarkington Longhorns

I Love Lucy Bracelet


 Red Hat Lady 
  Red Hat Lady 

If you want to place and order for one or maybe two please let me know and we will create one JUST FOR YOU.  WE have even made Necklaces.

Now I have created a few other things.  Stick pins for a couple of swaps and paper piecings for ebay and for swaps. I have of course have still been making my flowers.  My Daughter and I have even built a Fireplace out of boxes for the Cub Scouts Christmas Party. 

 A few Halloween Flowers 

 Stick Pins for the swap

Top of the wood coffin that will hold the stick pins

My Grandson at Halloween - he was Captain Underpants

OK that was just a short recap of just this past year.  
Hopefully I will be able to update the blog a little more frequent. 

Until next time... happy crafting and enjoy life.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Baby Shower Blog Hop

Ten little fingers, ten tiny toes.
The sweetest of smiles, and a cute little nose.
All these add up to a very special thing -- A BABY!!
The greatest of gifts that life can bring.

Welcome to the online Baby Shower Hop for Melissa Duess, owner of KaDoodle Bug Designs.  
Even though this is Melissa’s 2nd baby girl it’s always nice to celebrate each precious baby.  This blog hop will last 2 days so if you can’t hop through all the stops today don’t worry you can hop along tomorrow and still have a chance to win the grand prize.

The grand prize for this blog hop is a $25 Gift Certificate for regular price patterns from KaDoodle Bug Designs:

To be eligible to win the grand prize you must do 3 things:

1. Comment on each blog in the Line Up.

2. Go to the KaDoodle Bug Designs Facebook page and click LIKE and leave a comment:

3. Join the KaDoodle Bug Designs Group page at:

Here is my project for the Baby Shower Hop

I used the "Stork with Baby"  and "It's a Girl title" for the Kadoodle Bug Store.

For the Borders I used a Martha Stewart punch and punched them out in three different colors and layered them.  The photo mat is matted with three different colors as well.  I added some ribbon to the mat to give it some dimension and extra texture. It is a fairly easy layout but cute as a button I think!!  
I would love for you to leave a comment and let me know what you think.  I hope Melissa likes it because after the Hop it is headed to her house for the new Baby!!!

Thanks for stopping by, the next stop on the hop is:

Here’s the line-up in case you get lost along the way.
Linn-   (you are here)
KaDoodle Bug Designs fan page
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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Baby Shower Blog Hop

Don't miss the Baby Shower blog hop going on next week.  Mark you calendars, ug September 22 and 23.  Melissa, the owner of Kadoodle Bug Design, is having another baby girl. In honor of this event there will a Baby Shower Blog Hop in her Honor.

Click Here and let us know you are going to join us for great event.  
Kadoodle Bug is giving away $25.00 in free files.  You don't want to miss out.  Follow along in the hop next weekend for a chance to win.  There will be other prizes and goodies from some of the other blogs as well.  

Friday, September 14, 2012

Kadoodle Bug Designs "FALL Lay Out"

I created this adorable Layout using several different patterns from Kadoodle Bug Designs.
The “Fall Tree”, I just added leaves and gave the tree more dimension and embossed the tree trunk – you can use the leaves from the pumpkin or just hand cut them , I did both. I used my stylus to add a little character to them and inked everything.
The “Country PumpkinFrog”, Instead of the using the frog head  I just adjusted a regular head/face (from any pattern), and also used the wheel barrel and pumkins from this file.
The “Fall Title” and the

This is a double page  12x12 layout.  perfect for your pictures of your cuties in that pile of leaves or in the pumpkin patch.  or maybe you and the sweetie on a fall day.  ver versatile layout for kids and adults both.  
All of the paper piecings used to create this layout were created by Kadoodle Bug Design.

Elite4u Linn Premade Handmade Paper Piecing "MedicineNurse" for card album page

This cutie measures approx. 5.5" tall and 3.5" wide
And would be perfect for those booboo photos you need to scrap.

Elite4u Linn Premade Handmade Paper Piecing "Med Bag Nurse" for album card page

This cutie measures approx. 5.5" tall and 3.5" wide
And would be perfect for those booboo photos you need to scrap.

Elite4u Linn Premade Handmade Paper Piecing "KleenixNurse" for card album page

This cutie measures approx. 5.5" tall and 3.5" wide
And would be perfect for those booboo photos you need to scrap.

Elite4u Linn premade scrapbook paper piecing card making Nurse

This cutie measures approx. 5.5" tall and 3.5" wide
And would be perfect for those booboo photos you need to scrap.

Monday, September 10, 2012

It's been too Long!!

Again I have gone too long between postings. For those that might not know A am part of an eBay group called Elite4u. If you have not seen what this groups has to offer please check us out. This is a group of VERY talented ladies with some VERY creative and well made work. Here is the latest listing I have added.
Click here to go to the eBay listing for this item
Check it out and place your bids!!!

make sure you check it out on Mondays. There is always new listing on Mondays look for:
ELITE4U Desperate Housewives Maniac Monday

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Flower Tutorial 1

 OK, some of you asked for a Flower tutorial and here it is - - - FINALLY!!! 
I will try to get more posted soon!