Friday, October 9, 2015

Leaf Candle Centre Piece and Place Card

Hi, Ann here today. I am sharing my Thanksgiving and Halloween table top decorations!  We are celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend in Canada and then in a couple of weeks we will be enjoying Halloween, and so I try to decorate "Once" for both occasions!  This week the decorations will involve Autumnal colours and then next week the more ghoulish decorations will come out and blend  right in.

For today here are my candle and place card setting projects:

To make the decorations on this purchased candle in a jar :

1. all you need are some die cut canvas leafs by Linnie Blooms which can be altered so quickly with  ink sprays like this.

2. After the leaves have dried use a pen (such as the Faber Castell Big Brush) to draw some leaf veins.  To add dimension to each leaf you can ink the edges with some more ink.

3.  Cut three strands of jute cord long enough to tie around the jar, and braid.  Tie knots at each end.

4. Wrap and tie the cord to the jar.  Secure the cord and leaves with some hot glue.

For the place card:

1.  fold a square piece of card stock in half to form a tent.

2.  Glue a magnet to the back of the clothes pin so it can be taken home by your guest and used as note holder on their refrigerator!

3.  If you coloured extra leaves when making the candle decoration then use some of those.  Or colour some more leaves, and glue one to the clothes pin.

4. Make a small bow with some jute and glue to the leaf.

5.  Write the name of your guest on the card and clip the leaf to the front.

Supplies used:

Canvas Die Cut Leaves by Linnie Blooms
Mini Wooden Clothes Pins by Linnie Blooms
Jute cord (Dollarama)
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Lemongrass, Golden Terracotta, and Tuscan Sun
Chalk Ink Chocolate
Magnets (Multi-Crafts)
Hot Glue sticks (Dollarama)
Card (Staples)
Pen by Faber Castell in Orange
Candle (Dollar Tree)
Card Stock (Staples)

I hope that you are inspired to create your very own Fall Decorations and enjoy the celebrations.  To see other projects I make please come over to my blog at:

Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Hoo There Gift Tag by Gail Green

Add a whimsical touch to any gift with this adorable gift tag made from an awesome Linnie Blooms pre-sewn canvas luggage tag! 


Linnie Blooms: Canvas Luggage Tag
                          Flutter Stencil and Mask 
                          Feather Stencil and Mask
                          Shabby Trim (green)

Clearsnap, Inc: 
                     Archival Dye Ink pads (Pumpkin Pie, Squash, Mudslide, Cookie Dough Putty, Tree                                                                     Frog, Golf  Course, Grasshopper)
                     Art Dauber, Color Blender

Faber-Castell Stampers Big Brush Pens (Yellow Set)

Beacon Adhesives: Gem-Tac™ Permanent Adhesive

Sakura: Micron Pigma Pen 08

Small wiggle eyes

Letter and/or phrase buttons, stickers, or embellishments of your choice

Cord for tag

Masking tape


Use Art Dauber and Color Blender to randomly apply Putty and Cookie Dough over tag. Dab Mudslide around edges.

Position branch and leaves portion of the Bloom Stencil along lower edge of tag. Secure in place with small strips of masking tape. Using Dauber, dab the three green inks in the leaves section. 

Dab Pumpkin Pie and Mudslide to branch. Remove mask.

Position owl portion of the Bloom Stencil so owl is resting on the branch.  Secure in place.  Position and secure wide feather portion of Feather Stencil over center of owl, as shown.  

Dab Pumpkin Pie, Squash and Mudslide in open area.  Remove Feather stencil.  Dab Squash in remaining non-inked area of owl.  Remove stencil.

Use Micron pen to draw beak, feet and details on owl, branch and leave, as shown.  Color beak and feet with Orange Glaze. 

Tie bow from Shabby Trim. Attach bow, eyes and embellishments with Gem-Tac. Tie cord through hole in tag.


Monday, October 5, 2015

Adorable Art Journal and more

Happy Monday!  Isn't this art journal cover cute?  The journal is the 5x7 Mixed Stitch Journal from Linnie Blooms and the adorable stamp set is from Dare2bArtsy.  They have so many cute owls that are the perfect size for any application.  

Want to learn how to make one of these journals for for yourself?  I'll be travel teaching these techniques at two different shops this month.  The first will be 10/10 at Polkadots and More located in Mukwonago, WI.  The second will be 10/24 at Winneconne Crafts in Winneconne, WI.  Here's some more info about these Mixed Media Days at both shops:

Either contact the shop or email me at to register for class.

Creatively yours,


Friday, October 2, 2015

Boo-Halloween Mini

First of all thanks so much to Linda for giving me the opportunity to be on her team! I love all things inky & playing with canvas is the perfect setting to create some awesome fun. Linnie Blooms carries all kinds of great products just waiting for some color! For my first post and with the spooky holiday just around the corner I made a cute Halloween Mini. 
I started with one mini file folder and the very cute owl. Using flexible modeling paste and stencils to create background texture set the theme. Glimmer Mist loves canvas. When the paste was dry I covered my crackley moon using a cut out & spritzed on a few different purples to color the background. Once that was dry, it was easy to add orange sprays to the moon area. Keeping the colors separate helps prevent that muddy look.
Inside my book, after my spray was dry, I decoupaged an owl cut out from a paper napkin. Adding some stamping using archival ink gave the pages a little flair.
The inside of the book is simply cutting 4 or 5 pieces of Halloween paper, placing them inside each other to make a booklet. Mark 1" from edge in the center at the top & bottom, punch a small hole in the paper and the file folder.With a piece of hemp, ribbon or waxed linen, thread from the inside of the book to the outside bringing the pieces together.
Tie a knot at the top of the book leaving enough thread to add charms and beads. The cute owl is colored with glimmer mist and once dry, simple features are drawn in using signo gel pens. Coloring the bricks and moon with glimmer glam adds a shimmery shine and helps the bricks pop. Finally adding a cute ribbon through a cut in the file tab, creates an easy closure.
 I hope you enjoyed this tutorial- see you next month!!! Happy creating. Karen

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Seattle- Journal Page

Hi Linnie Bloom fans

Mayoori here, sharing   an art journal page, made on linnieblooms--mini-mixed-stitch-book .

Few years back , we shifted to Seattle , a beautiful city in the Washington State.
The Space Needle is an observation tower in Seattle, Washington, a landmark of the Pacific Northwest, and an icon of Seattle. its the highlight of the Seattle city skyline.

I have used same calligraphy ink, and faber castell gelatos. I copied the outline of the skyline from a Google image.

I got so engrossed making this, that i forgot to take any
 pictures. But I really enjoyed making it and am happy the way it turned out to be.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 28, 2015

You´re a Star!

Hi everyone!!

Noe here to show you my newest project using Linnie Blooms products!! I´ll tell you a secret: I love to add canvas dies in my cards, makes them more original and gives them texture! In Linnie Blooms Store you can find your favorite ways !! Don´t miss Christmas releases, cooming soon!

Do you like it? It´s soo easy to make!! 

1.- To start stamp your favorite background stamp on a piece of white cardstock and emboss it  in different colors.  Give this piece of cardstock and cut it in a pennant shaped. Paste it on a pennant cardboard slightly larger. Finally add a pennant acetate. To attach all these pieces make two holes at the top and go through a piece of ribbon.

2.- Take several Canvas Stars in different sizes and one Canvas Heart and paint them with a  gelatos, outlines its outline with a black marker and place them on your card.

3.- Finally, stamp and emboss your sentiment. 

You got it... Card ready to give a someone special!!

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! 
Thanks for your visit!! 
Have a great day!!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Linnie Blooms and Faber-Castell Blog Hop

This week our design team has teamed up with the amazing designers for Faber-Castell to blog hop and show you all of the wonderful creations using our products together!  As the owner of Linnie Blooms, I've been using Faber-Castell products on our products for quite a few years now, and I think they go together like PB&J!

Here's the list of links to all of the designer's posts for the hop.  If at any time you get lost, don't hesitate to come back here to find your way to creativity!

Faber-Castell Design Team

To make your life even sweeter, we have some goodies to give away!  Everyone that leaves a comment on the Linnie Blooms Design Team member's post will be entered to win the following package of goodies!

So enjoy the blog hop and be sure to leave your comments to be entered into the giveaway!