Tuesday, June 28, 2011

new blog header for a new friend

Check out  Trish on her blog, Crafty Cards Gallery.  I created a new blog header for her... let her know what you think of it and let me know too. Here is what I made for her.  She is in the process of updating her blog and I wanted to help her out.

Thanks for looking.... Linn

Monday, June 27, 2011

"Friendship" Blog Hop

Happy Monday and Welcome to Zoe's " Friendship" Blog Hop.
If  you have just come fromPages of Pictures by Erin  then you are on track....
If by chance you just happened to check out my blog and would like to start from the beginning then please go to Zoe's Blog and start there.  Enjoy the hop and here is my Contribution to the Hop.

What the journal block says...

We might be cousins but it goes further than that.
There might be 13 years difference in our age but it doesnt matter.
We might fight and disagree but we get past it and become closer.
There might be days when I make her laugh and
There might days when I cry on her shoulder.
We understand each other more each passing day.
We are different in a lot of ways but then
We are a like in many as well.
She is who I call when I need to vent.
She is who I call when I'm in a bind.
It's called.....
"Best Friends"

This is to my Cousin Sharon, my Friend, my pal, my crafting buddy, my encouragment and cheering me on as I make my journey down this Crafty road one more time, my biggest fan, my running buddy.  She has given me advise and lead the way for me many times as we grew up together.  She has taught me so many things and stills continues to do so and she doesnt even know it. 
I so love you My cousin, my "Best Friend" Thanks for all you do for me!

Please leave me a comment so I will know you came to visit. Thanks for stopping by.

Hope you enjoy the hop and get some great new ideas from everyone here.  Here is the line up.
  1. Host- Zoe Crafty X. http://craftyx.blogspot.com
  2. Kari Sanchez. http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
  3. Nancy Morin http://www.scrappingoutofcontrol.blogspot.com
  4. Erin Nagy http://www.pagesofpictures.com
  5. Linn Thompson Cloninger. http://www.linnsscrapshack.blogspot.com (you are here)
  6. Gina Torres - http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/   (your next stop)
  7. Gill McCall - http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com/
  8. jackie-http://jackrabbitscrappin.blogspot.com/
  9. Freda Thomas http://scraparama.blogspot.com/
  10. Cherie Pemberton http://www.gracefulcardmakers.blogspot.com/
  11. Jamie Lindstrom (Scrapbookingprincesjamie)- http://www.myamusinglife.blogspot.com
  12. Monica Edwards (scrap2treasure) http://www.scraps2treasure.blogspot.com
  13. Alina Coronado (Addicted to Scrapping) http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com
  14. Melissa Langford Mueller (A Creative Journey) http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/
  15. Jenny http://jennyplace26.blogspot.com/
  16. Rhonda http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com

Friday, June 10, 2011

School's out for Summer

Welcome to the School's out for Summer Blog Hop.
I want to first thank Jessica  and Nancy for allowing me to be a part of this Hop.  

If you are coming from Jess then you are on the right Track and making your last stop here.  If  you just happened by and want to start at the beginning of the Hop please start with Jessica .  

Now for my project for this Hop.  I made a Paper Bag Mini Album titled Summer Fun.
it consist of 10 pages plus the front and back. It has 3 big pockets to add fun things like the ticket stubs to the Zoo or more picture.  All three of these pockets have a pull out to journal on or again add more pictures.   It has two small pockets on the inside as well. All the embellishments are hand made. I really loved making this little book.  I kept thinking about that first day of school when the teacher asked us to write about our summer vacation and viola' the pages were born lol.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it. I would so love to read your comments on what you think of this little mini album.  It is also for Sale just email me for info.  Thanks and here it is. 

The book is made with a #10 Paper Bag.  It is larger than a normal lunch sack and measures approx. 6 1/2 x 6  

- Front Cover -
Cuts are from the Cartridge, "A Childs Year"

Page 1 

- Page 2 -
Used again, "A Childs Year"
This page has a small pocket - the green check you see is the pull out.

- Page 3 -
The ice cream cones and ice cream  are a free  hand cut.
I popped the cones with pop dots.

- Page 4 -
The Popsicle's were a rectangle and I used a corner Punch to round the edges  and then did a free hand center dip
(pop dots used here also)  

- Page 5 -
The clouds are cut from Create a Critter and I used my gypsy to change the shape by stretching it  some.

- Page 6 -
The Sun and the Clouds are cut from Create a Critter and I just changed the size of the clouds to give a variety to it.
The Sun I just added Google Eyes to it to give it a little more character.
Clouds have been raised with pop dots.

- Page 7 -
The cute little whale is from Create a Critter.
I just love that cartridge. 

- Page 8 -
The little boy is from , "A Childs Year "
The Flip Flops are a punch by EK

- Page 9 -
Cartridge is Create a Critter
This has a small pocket and the white polka dot is the pull out
- Page 10 -
Cartridge is Create a Critter

Below are Pictures of the Book as you would see it as you open it up and look at it 

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of my "Summer Fun" Book.  Thanks for hopping by and I hope you enjoyed all the crafty creations you saw along the way.

Here is the complete line up of Everyone you need to visit for this Hop just in case you get lost!