Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Paper Bag Mini Album

Just wanted to post the pics of my Paper Bag Mini Album I finished.  I think it came out beautiful but then I'm a little prejudice.  Go figure lol.  I don't know why I picked the colors I did, but it all worked out so wonderful. I think it is classy yet a tad whimsical in spots.  Black, Red and White always look so nice together.  Well, here are the pictures of the album.
i have to give credit where credit is due.... my sweet Cousin, Sharon, was my "assistant/apprentice" on the mini album... she wanted to learn how to make one so i packed up and went to her house. After her helping me i told her she was my official assistant. Didn't know i needed one until then.... she was a great help to me. Thanks CUZ for EVERYTHING you do for me. (not just scrap'n)

The above page has a shallow pocket on it. The pull out is red with white polka dot. I added the black ribbon to use to pull the tag out.

 Above pic is one of the pages that has a slide out and you can see I did it in red. 
 The below pic is the back side of the same page and the back of the insert.

 The above and below pages are my favorite two, a side from how the front turned out lol

 more of my little flowers

 These two pics are a close up of the flowers on the front cover of the album.  You know I have to add my flowers some where. lol

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Thank You

I want to thank everyone that came and joined me on my first Blog Hop. I have 12 new followers from the hop. Thank you to those new followers. I did a random drawing for those 12 people and the lucky number was 12, Cricket's Daughter.

The winner from Day one of the hop was Staci
Thanks for sharing. Loving this hop...I need to make some of my own flowers now!!!!!!
New follower #40

staci412 at optonline dot net


then winner from day two of the hop was Katie
do you have a vid on your blue flowers would love to learn how to make those.

If all three of these ladies will send me an email at, with their mailing infomation, I would like to send you some blog candy. Thanks again to everyone that participated in the hop. I hope I'm invited to participate in a another one real soon!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Day 2 of the Beautiful Blooms and Tutorials

At this Time I dont have a new tutorial for you to view but I wanted to share some of the flowers I have made and repost a few cards that I used them on. I'm hoping to be able to add a new Tut before the end of the 2nd day so check back later. In any case I'm still giving away some blog candy so make sure you become a follower and leave a comment. Thanks again for joing the Hop. It has been a blast for me to be a part of it, a great FIRST experience for participating in a Hop and FIRST time to create a Tutorial. I hope that you were able to learn a few new techniques to enhance your flower making fun.

The orange Daisy is slightly different from the ones on the Cards. The flowers on the cards have a smaller size punch of the same flower for the middle and then I used some very small prima flowers for the center by clipping the little flowers and stacking several on top of each other as I did the daisy punch flowers. I inked the edges of the each petal AFTER I used a pencil or dowel rod to curl them up. Adding the ink always adds more demension to the flower I think. On the orange flowers or even yellow or red I would use a dark brown ink. I used black ink on the black and white flowers. I usually use color box inks. The small individual ones. They are easier for me to use and because inking edges of paper will wear on your ink pads. Then I have only invested a couple of dollars in an ink pad and gotten LOTS of inked edges from it before it falls apart on me lol. I hope you try it out and post on my Facebook page, "Linn's Scrap Shack", your results of all your flower making from the new things you have learned from the Hop.

The roses are my favorite to make but most time consuming. They look so real to me. I use Ivory card stock and then just ink the edges to get the color I want except for the red and dusty orange one they are all the same paper color.

I want to Thank everyone that participated in the Hop and a Extra thanks to ALL my new Followers. Makes me Think I Just might be doing something Right!!!! I'm looking forward to more hops and meeting more wonderful people along the way. you can also follow me on facebook at

Here is the complete line up for the Hop.
Monica Edwards -
Anna Fearer -
Linn Cloninger - (you are here)
Pretty Petal - (next Stop)
Kindra Snelling -
Cassandra Harmon -

From my lil scrap shack to yours

Day 1 of the Beautiful Blooms and Tutorials Hop

I want to welcome you to the Beautiful Blooms and Tutorials Hop and thank you for joining us. If you hopped from Anna Fearer’s Blog to here you are on the right track. If you just happened across my Blog and would like to start at the beginning of the blog hop start with Monica at Scraps2Treasures
I’m so excited about this Blog hop, it is my first one and I want to thank Monica from Scraps 2 Treasure to asking me to be a part of it. It’s also my first tutorial.
Along with the Blog Hop Candy I’m also giving away some of my flowers. Just become a follower and leave a comment and I will have a random drawing at the end of the Hop. Please also leave a way for me to contact you, thanks.
I hope you enjoy and are able to learn a few tricks and techniques from everyone along the way. I know I’m hoping to learn something new from all of these crafty ladies!!!

Here is the complete line up for the Hop.
Monica Edwards -
Anna Fearer -
Linn Cloninger - (you are here)
Pretty Petal - (next Stop)
Kindra Snelling -
Cassandra Harmon -

Crafter's Companion is giving away an awesome prize so please be sure to leave your link and comment one everyone's blog to be eligible for the prize and a surprise gift of flowers from me

Now for todays tutorial!