Tuesday, December 3, 2013

 Lost Mitten

Have you ever been walking around in the wintertime, and see a random glove or mitten laying on the ground? I always wonder who is belongs too.. I seem to lose one of my gloves every year.. 

I made this adorable winter card featuring Linnie Blooms Large Mitten Shape..  I painted the shape with Lindy's Stamp Gang in "Frosry Forest Green" then added some May Arts Pom-Pom Trim.. I wanted just a touch of more color, so I found a small crochet flower in my stash, added a pearl for the center.. I then tucked the mitten in some raggedy burlap  trim and a few pieces of floral sprays.. My background is a  kraft color card base and a few embossed snowflakes in silver.. I topped everything off with some Sno-Tek :)

Thanks for visiting my blog and Linnie Blooms blog today! Be sure to check back often! 

Linnie Blooms - by Linda Barutha
Twitter:  LLLCreate

Direct link to the online shop:  http://linda-barutha.squarespace.com/shop/

Sunday, November 24, 2013

"A Shabby Christmas" 
One of the new trends this year has been Shabby Chic..

With that in mind, I decided to make this cute 3 in 1 embellishment..

It can be used as a adorable decoration for my burlap bag, ready to be filled with goodies.. I attached it with a small clothespin..

It also serves as a To: and From: tag , so my gift gets into the right hands..

Lastly, after all the great gift giving, It can be used as an ornament on the tree :)

I used the cute Linnie Blooms Canvas Stocking.. It's such a good size!! I left it natural and only darkened the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Stain..

Next, I used some little scraps of lace, beads, and pom-pom trim from  my stash.. (everybody has those little snippets around :) I added a few flowers and a small piece of a snowflake Christmas ornament.. Topped it off with just a dab of Snow-Tek for a "snowy" look.. 

Thank You for stopping by and checking out Linnie Blooms DT Blog!! 
These canvas pieces are soooo much fun to play with.. If your new here, take a look around and see what other FUN projects the Design Team have came up with :)

 Linnie Blooms - by Linda Barutha
Twitter:  LLLCreate

Direct link to the online shop:  http://linda-barutha.squarespace.com/shop/

Friday, November 22, 2013

Wintertime in Indiana is like any other season in Indiana, You never know what you'll wake up to.. As a child, I remember I would wake up for school.. see snow and then listen to the local radio stations for news of school closings :D ..  SNOW DAY!! Back to my cozy bed!! Later, I would stare out the windows, and muster up the nerve to go explore this "WinterLand" After 30 minutes of  adding layers of clothes, scarfs, gloves, hats, boots.. I was ready.. Stepping out on the porch, a blast of frigid air instantly freezes my nose hairs.. BRRRR! Should I go back in? 
 Then I see it! The BEAUTY! This beautiful snow, so pure and white!! The trees are iced over creating a sparkling white and blue oasis..  I stand in AWE.. Thinking, just yesterday, there wasn't a flake on the ground.. The only sound to be heard, is the slight crackling of the ice on the trees, and a few sparrows singing..  After exploring the 7 acre farm.. I venture back into the house.. Strip off layer after layer of clothes, grab a cup of hot chocolate, and get cozy on the couch with my mama <3 .. These childhood memories inspired me to make this beautiful winter scene.. 
The Base of my project is a chipboard box lid.. It was long and narrow, perfect for a scene such as this.. I painted it white, and added vintage music paper for a background.. Then I mixed up an icy blue color using my Folkart Metallic Paints (it's opaque and shiny).. I glued snowflake ornaments, iridescent beads and some lace onto my base..  After that I added pieces of different sprays (some snow covered, some glitter covered, some with crystals) to make my "tree branches" .. I placed painted roses (with the same icy blue paint mixture) a few white flowers, and then a broken small snowflake ornament I had.. I used the same vintage music paper and cut into 3 stripes to make banners, then wove them into the background.. I finished my background with a key on the right side.. <3 Perfect!

For the sparrows, I used the Linnie Blooms Bird Shapes.. and small Tim Holtz metal wings.. I painted both with Folkart Metallic paint in Champaign.. Then I added distress inks in Tea Dye and Wild Honey on the tail and underbelly of the birds.. Next I used a black sharpie to add details to the birds, then darkened them up with black paint and a liner brush... I also added black paint to the tips of their wings... Let them dry, then hot glued the wings to the bird canvas shapes..
 Then I hot glued (i use hot glue for everything :D) the birds perched upon my branches..

 PERFECT!!! I had this project invisioned in my mind for a few weeks.. It turned out just like i imagined.. I was sooo happy to be able to create this for Linnie Blooms..  Every time I look at it, Im reminded of those beautiful cold mornings in my "Winterland" on the farm :) Thanks for reading my little story.. Hope you enjoyed!!
For a more detailed explanation on my project process, and more photos, you can view my facebook album.. <-- click here

You can find these adorable canvas birds as well as many other mixed media products here:

 Linnie Blooms - by Linda Barutha
Twitter:  LLLCreate

Direct link to the online shop:  http://linda-barutha.squarespace.com/shop/

Thursday, November 14, 2013

 Hello Again!!
 Im in full Christmas Mode! I just love making ornaments for Christmas! Every year I go to an ornament swap party.. It's sooo much fun! Good friends, good food, and good times!! I always hand make mine, but it's not necessary :) Last year there was a battle over my ornament :) Hoping for the same this year :D

 For this ornament, I used a Linnie Blooms Canvas Flourish Pocket.. I love making tags and pockets. I thought this would be perfect for adding these cute "Our Daily Bread Stamps" on the "Spellbinders Bookmarks Die" .. All the trim I used is from a Micheals trim set in red and white.. 
 For the canvas pocket, I left it natural adding just a light distressing on the edges (Tim Holtz Tea Dye. Distress Ink) , then on the base of the pocket I used "7 Gypsies Santa's Journey Collection", (6x6 Pad) 
I used a Lime Green card stock and a Red card stock to frame my embossed "Inkadinkado" Stamp.. I used the same green card stock and white embossing powder for the tags as well..  I finished it off with the Micheals Trims and a Wooden Button from my stash.. 

Thank you so much for stopping by the Linnie Blooms Blog and Checking out all the great projects!! These canvas pieces are sooooo much fun to work with :D Also don't forget to check out my blog as well!!
Linnie Blooms - by Linda Barutha
Twitter:  LLLCreate

Monday, November 4, 2013

"Tis the Season!

 Hello All!! 

Christmas is just around the corner and I'm getting a head start!! I always take pride in how I package my presents.. This is a 3" x 6 1/2" tag that doubles as a Christmas card as well.. I give out tags like this every year.. Alot of my friends and family like to put them on their Christmas trees as ornaments :) 
 I used a 7 gypsies paper for a background.. and added a bit of lace trim at the bottom and top :) Then I layered a snowflake ornament with a Linnie Blooms Evergreen Tree Shape.. I colored the tree with Crushed Olive distress ink from Tim Holtz..   I then placed a Linnie Blooms small Heart Shape on top of that (painted with red acrylic paint),  topped it off with a button and twine, and some Snow-Tek... I embossed my "Merry Christmas" sentiment with glittery embossing powder on kraft card stock, then added a few red roses ...

Hope you all enjoyed my Christmas Tag!!

Don't forget to stop by Linnie Blooms Shop and see all her great new products! And be sure to Like Linnie Blooms on facebook!

You can view my blog here
 Linnie Blooms - by Linda Barutha
Twitter:  LLLCreate

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

So Thankful!


Hello! When is the last time you noticed the beauty around you? I am so very thankful for the air I breathe, the beautiful colors of fall, and just all the little things we sometimes take for granted..

With that in mind.. I created this mixed media "folkart-ish" canvas..  I live in the heart of farm 
country so my inspiration came from a country drive I took.. All the rolling hills, crops ready to be harvested, pumpkin patches, and of course the changing trees, all in different stages.. It's all is soo beautiful..

I painted my background with acrylic paint, then detailed with oil pastel sticks... Later I stamped a few swirls and music notes for interest.

I used Linnie Blooms Canvas Tree Shape to add texture for the "country feel".. I painted it with acrylic paint as well.. 

 I added Linnie Blooms Leaf Shapes (colored with acrylic paint and distress inks)  to the top corner.. 

I finished with pumpkin, roses, moss, a few touches of orange, and a quote..

Hope you enjoyed my last fall project!! On to Christmas!!! Dont forget to check out Linnie Blooms Shop for all her mixed media goodness!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Welcome to the  Genuinely Jane Studios(GJS) & Linnie Blooms Blog Hop!

 The hop will start today and last until the 11:59 PM EST on Friday the 11th
So if you are here..  You have came from Christine's Blog.. but if you would like to start from the beginning Linnie Blooms is your first stop :) 

 Genuinely Jane Studios manufactures small and medium size wood mini-albums for mixed media, scrapbooking and altered art in many shapes and sizes. All of the albums are hand made right on site in their Central Missouri facility. In addition to their albums, they also carry other art supplies in their online store. Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/genuinelyjanestudios and their website at https://www.genuinelyjanestudios.com A love of creating has evolved into a studio where the owner, Linda Barutha, teaches mixed media art classes. Linnie Blooms is a local Mukwonago, Wisconsin  retail shop that offers craft supplies and art supplies. Fun and creative classes include mixed-media courses, monthly Pinterest classes, sewing classes for kids, crochet, and more. Linnie Blooms also manufacturers their own crafting supplies.  Linnie Blooms signature products are the Canvas Mixed Media Shapes & Blanks. These light weight canvas pieces are perfect for any of your crafting projects. Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LinnieBlooms and their website at http://lindabarutha.com/  Both the GJS and Linnie Blooms teams have teamed up to share with you the wonderful things you can create with their products. Be sure to check out both the GJS and Linnie Bloomswebsites for the full line of products!

So I was torn between the two upcoming seasons.. Thanksgiving and Christmas.. So I decided to make a project for both :) I Used Genuinely Jane Studios  "Top Hat" wood album as my base for these adorable decorations.. 

 On this fall piece I painted the wood base black, then added a thin layer of clear tacky glue, then painted a light brown over the glue to achieve this crackle finish.. I added a brown burlap trim.. a few fall leaves, a few wooden buttons,and a burlap flower

I topped it off with an adorable Linnie Blooms Owl shape canvas piece.. I inked the raw canvas with orange and red inks.. added some flower petals as wings, then finished with 2 button eyes.. How cute is this!!

 On this next piece, I again painted the wood base black.. I then embossed the whole front with glittery black embossing powder.. Added some lace trimmings, an iridescent flower bead strand, and some Christmas Roses..

Next I added some Linnie Blooms leaves inked with Crushed Olive Distress ink.. To finish "Frosty's Hat".. I added SnowTek on the roses and top and bottom of the hat.. I just can't wait to put this on my Christmas Tree!! 

And because we love our followers, each company has generously offered up a prize! Two lucky winners will be chosen at the end of the hop to receive the following: 
 GJS - Gift Certificate for Wood Albums valued at $15 
Linnie Blooms - One long canvas blank and 3 sets of Mixed Media Shapes. .  
 How to Win: Leave a comment on all of the blogs in the hop. 
The lineup is listed below for reference!   

For an additional entry, Like each of the companies Facebook pages!! While you are there, say hi! 
Thanks for stopping by.... 

So to celebrate this blog hop I too am doing a small giveaway.. In order to enter just comment on this post and be sure to include your email.. Open to all! Thank you all so much!!! .. Don't forget to subscribe!! 

 Your next stop in this hop is Karen  Have fun hopp'n!! 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Warm Autumn Greetings :)

Hello All!! It's Fall!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE all the rich, vibrant colors this time of year!! I made this warm autumn card to help kick off the season!

I used these adorable Linnie Blooms Canvas Leaves.. These are perfect for Fall mixed media projects.. They very versatile and easy to use..
 I colored them with various inks, including Distress Inks, StampitCrazy Inks and Studio G inks..  I then added the leaves, along with a few other embellishments to my card base.. Hope you all enjoy my little project.. Be sure to check out the Linnie Blooms shop and Facebook Page.. as well as my personal Blog

Happy Fall!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Hello all! I'm back again with this super fun mixed media canvas.. I was feeling a little blue, and needed some bright colors and tried some fun new techniques.. I used paint, ink, stamps, texture paste, and of course Linnie Blooms Mixed Media Heart Shape!! I love how I turned the heart into a balloon so my cares and worries could float away ;) .. I used acrylic paint to color the balloon and embellished  with a rosette trim and twine..  A quote, some doodeling, and a few highlights finished it off.. I love how the Linnie Blooms Shapes can easily be altered and colored to fit any style and project :)

You can find all these wonderful canvas pieces at the links below.. Also be sure to check out Linnie Blooms on facebook for all the latest projects and new items!!

Linnie Blooms - by Linda Barutha

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Ahhh.. A Glimpse Of Fall!

Hello Everyone!! Here in Indiana, the trees are starting to change, the fields are almost ready to harvest, and the crisp fresh air tickles your nose.. I absolutely love this time of the year! Hoodies, comfy socks, hot chocolate, and Bonfires!!!

I made this cute card and envelope set using Linnie Blooms canvas shapes.. The card is set on a simple craft card stock, layered with a piece from the My Minds Eye "Darling Dear" 6x6 paper stack..  I lightly distressed the Linnie Blooms small canvas blank with Tim Holts distress ink "Vintage Photo" as well as Linnie Blooms Pocket shape... Layered those on top of my card base.. Added some fall flowers, buttons and ribbons.. Used a few Tim Holtz tickets to add into my pocket..

The envelope is made from wide Jute trim I purchased from Hobby Lobby, I just cut, folded, and glued the sides with hot glue.. SOOO SIMPLE! I topped it off with a Linnie Blooms Flower shape, sprayed with Inkadinkado Spray Ink in Terra Cotta, a Linnie Blooms Leaf shape (colored with green acrylic paint)  and added a wooden button and twine.. WaaaaLaaa!!!!!!! Now I have a beautiful card and envelope, ready to wish a special someone with warm fall wishes :)


Don't forget to see all Linnie Blooms Mixed Media products..

 Linnie Blooms - by Linda Barutha

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Trick or Treat!!

Hey everyone!  I can't help it! When it turns September my focus goes to Halloween and Christmas :D Check out this adorable Halloween decoration I made using Linnie Blooms Bird Canvas Piece..

I started by using this cute Linnie Blooms Bird Shape, and painted it with FolkArt Black Sequin Metallic Paint.. 
 added lots of texture and embellishments such as flowers, buttons and green moss

  finished it off with a bow and white paint for 
added "grungyness" :D

Hope you all enjoyed my project.. Check out my short photo process video for a more depth description..  
 Here are all the Links where you can find Linnie Blooms :)

 Linnie Blooms - by Linda Barutha

Saturday, August 10, 2013

You Are My Sunshine!!!

Here is a sweet canvas piece I created using Linnie Blooms long canvas piece..  Such a fun blank to work on! It measures 12x5 and is only 4.99 for 2! Great Deal...

I painted the blank with acrylic paint and also did some stamping..  Added a piece of "paneled" paper from Paper Studios for my background.. I Layered a paper doily and a few laces for texture .. I rolled up one corner of the paper to expose the canvas, and to make a base for my roses.. The large roses are handmade by me with a 5 petal fiskar punch.. and the small are Wild Orchid Craft roses... I inked a Linnie Blooms Large Butterfly canvas piece with Tim Holtz Broken China, embellished with pearls and small flower buttons... and some rosette trim from hobby lobby (inked with Tim Holtz Wild Honey of course)  also added pearls to the trim, A die cut sentiment from K&Co ( fastened by buttons)  and some chipboard hearts finished it off... Then I tied it all together with dabs of white paint and touches of Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Ink.. Hope you all like it! Don't forget to stop by Linnie Blooms shop to see all the wonderful products she offers, as well as the Linnie Blooms facebook page.. Great contest going on there! Also Check Out my Youtube! to view my DT Video..!!!
 Linnie Blooms - by Linda Barutha
Twitter:  LLLCreate

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Fun Contest!!!!

Be sure to check out Linnie Blooms today for a great contest and great prizes :D

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/LinnieBlooms

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Here is my latest youtube video for Kitty'sScrapPost DT projects :)
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Oh My Goodness!!!

Hello Everyone.. So Ive been selected to be on another Design Team!!! What?? Crazy!!  I know!! So I will be designing for the Linnie Blooms Blog!! WOOT!!! Linnie Blooms does mixed media and all kinds of crafty goodness!! SO SO SO excited!!!!!!!!!! Ill be working with some amazing crafters and hope to draw much inspiration from them!!! 

Here is the rest of the Team!!!
Blog Designers

1. Kelly Hoernig
2. Kelly Starsky
3. Kimberly Seldomridge
4. Kimberly Congdon
5. Rochelle Spears
6. Eve Tzortzis
7. Sandra Ghidara
8. Jessica Kephart
9. Cristal Hobbs (Pinky)
10. Sher Brown
11. Joan Olk
12. Julie Kraling

Video Designers:
1. Kisha Norfleet-Walton
2. Shanna Shands
3. Tina Phillips   <----- that's ME!
4. Shirley Stark
5. Marfa Otano

Guest Designers:
1. Linda Kinnaman
2. Teresa Cash
3. Baerbel Born
4. Cheryl Dossey
5. Karen Crossen
6. Penny Arnold
7. Laura Cox
8. Jill Bauschek
9. Sue Hunt

Be sure to check out Linnie Blooms' Blog
and her facebook

Monday, July 15, 2013

Hello Again!

Hey everybody.. Here is another project using "Une Belle Vie" from Kitty'sScrapPost.. I made the Mini Bookshelf and realized I didn't have very many embellys to add in it.. So I youtubed and found Fiona's Channel.. Jennings644.. and learned to make tiny perfume bottles, candlesticks, and lamps.. Then my imagination went wild :D Hope You Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!