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 and their website at 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 and their website at  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!! 


  1. The hats are incredible! I really love the fall themed one with that adorable owl!!

  2. this is amazing.. super cool ideas.. now I need the top hat too.. lol you rocked it~

  3. Really cool!

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  4. Seriously, I LOVE what you did with the Top Hat album!! They are beautiful!! Thanks for teaming up with GJS!

  5. ok Lovvvvvvvving these hats.. Fabulous job. I'm a new follower. :)

  6. Love your hats!! They are festive and gorgeous!!

  7. Awesome job Tina!! Love them!!


  8. Love how you decorated these hats. My fave is the first one--I like the crackle look and autumn colors.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  9. GORGEOUS Tina! And your giveaway is shabby-licious!

  10. Beautiful work!! Fantastic giveaway. So very generous of you.

  11. Really wonderful hats. I love the little owl peeking at me!!

    How lovely of you to offer such a scrumptious array of blog candy. You did not try to coerce us to follow in order to be eligible (which I VERY much appreciate!!), but I am a brand-new follower by Google Friend, nonetheless. Yippee!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  12. Outstanding! These top hats showcase both product lines perfectly!