Saturday, July 24, 2010

Zippidee Workshop

I'll be teaching this workshop on August 14th. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to me by August 1st at

You will be delighted with the awesome cards and layouts you will create with the new Zippidee paper.

Choose your workshop package to fit your interests and your. Add all the embellishments or keep it simple. It's up to you! With any of the options described here you will be able to make scrapbook layouts, cards or both.

Option 1: $17.20 Keep It Simple! Purchase the Zippidee Paper Packet and Stars Dimensional Elements Chipboard Die-Cuts; and full color instructions (featuring cards and scrapbook layouts). Use my stamp set and inks to create your cards or layouts. Optionally add: Holiday Craft Buttons for $7.95, Black Hemp for $2.25.

Option 2: $29.95 Best Value Kit includes the Zippidee paper pack, EXCLUSIVE Ticket To Ride stamp set, Full Color project brochure (featuring cards AND layouts), and a FULL coordinating accessory pack. This option includes a built in discount and can be ordered as number G1011 on my website.

Option 3: $29.95+ $10.20 Gotta' Have It All Kit= the Best Value Kit + the Holiday Craft Buttons and Black Hemp; you will create the fully embellished projects that are featured in the brochure.

Long Distance Workshops: Choose option 2 or 3 so you have the Ticket To Ride stamp set.

*Note: all orders will have tax, s&h added.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Splendor Workshop

I'll be teaching this workshop on August 7th. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to me by July 25th at

If you'd like to purchase supplies and make these projects on your own, you can buy the workshop package on my website. The order number for the package is G1009 The workshop package contains:
Splendor Level 2 Paper Packet
My Acrylix® Exclusive (can only be purchased with the workshop package) Summer Wishes Stamp Set
Irresistibles™ Pizzazz Chipboard Die-Cuts
Workshop Guide

The Workshop package costs $29.95 which is a savings of $3.85 over the retail cost for these items.

You can follow the included step-by-step instructions to create the two workshop projects featured in the workshop guide: a two-page layout and six cards (2 each of 3 designs). Layout and card patterns are Jeanette Lynton originals created exclusively for this workshop.

To create the fully embellished projects, purchase the following accessories (sold separately): Glitz™ Stardust Glitter Glue (Z1313), Brads Autumn Harvest Assortment (Z1215).

Friday, July 9, 2010

July Stamp of The Month

The July Stamp of the Month from Close to my Heart is so cute. Contact me if you'd like to find out how to get this stamp.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Move Complete!

Scrapbooking fun has been largely put on hold for several months as I moved across the country. I am now settled in my new home and ready to start scrapping again!

I am at the 2010 Close To My Heart convention this weekend and I'm so rejuvenated to be surrounded by a thousand talented and caring women. Playing with paper and scissors again feels great!

Email me at if you'd like to get together for scrapbooking in Northern Virginia or DC area.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I Just Won!

I just won a FREE Felicity Scrapbook kit from Close to My Heart and you can too. Close To My Heart is giving one away every day to someone who posts a comment on the blog they've started to celebrate National Papercrafting Month ( )


I've found the blog to be very informative so far, showcaseing various techniques and inspirational artwork.

Check the blog every day, post a comment and you could win a FREE kit worth $34.95!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

You're a Star

Another layout I made using the You Rock paper pack is inspired by the one pictured on page 20 of the new Close To My Heart Idea book.

I've included instructions for you here so you can make one of your own using these products or something similar from your own supplies.

First I started with a whole 12x12 sheet of the green background paper.

I cut a piece of the patterned design 12 X 4

Next I used stamps to dress up the background paper - stamping only over the 8" of the paper that would show and filling in the top half diagnonally. I used the Star Power stamp set and started with Olive ink.

Then I stamped a few stars from the Just Be You stamp set (which comes with the You Rock Workshop on the Go package). I did these stars in Goldrush ink.

I then stamped a layer of flourishes (from Star Power) with white daisy ink. This ink you have to let dry for a while, and also clean the stamps with soap and water rather than the normal stamp cleaning pad. The white daisy ink is pigment based and goes on more like paint. This gives a nice white coverage even over a dark background. In the example layout, they used flourished cut from Top Coats (acrylic overlays).

Now I taped down the 12 x 4 patterned paper on the right side of the layout.

To frame the whole layout, add stitching around the border. You could do this using a sewing machine, or needle and thread. But I stamped on faux stitching. In the example page, they used the Togetherness stamp set. I used the Placement Guide stamp set and outdoor denim ink.

Now I cut a 1/2 inch x 12 inch strip of Outdoor Denim paper and taped that to the paper next to the patterned paper. You could also use ribbon here if you have it.

To frame the photo, I used a 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 piece of the orange design from the paper pack on top of a 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of the blue design from the paper pack. The photo is 5 x 7.

For the final embellishments, I stamped the words "You're a Star" on a piece of cardstock, used my corner rounder on two of the corners to make it look like a tab, and added some more faux stiching using the Placement Guide stamp set. I taped this to the bottom left edge of the photo mat.

I cut a yellow star from a piece of the leftover paper and taped this to the top right of the photo mat.

Using the paper piercer, I punched small holes at the top and bottom of the Outdoor Denimn strip and added 2 White Daisy bigger brads.

Finally, using some leftover sticker letters (from the Game On Stickease) I added my nephew's name and the year.

I am going to use this one page layout for one page in a calendar.