Make Your Mark (Greencraft)

Hello
I thought I would share some notebooks which appear in Stampington & Co’s Greencraft, (Spring 2017).
As you can see, they are very humble notebooks from even humbler beginnings.  You can probably guess they were constructed from re-cycled mailing box and brown packing paper, I also re-cycled items to form mark making tools.  However, each of the Affirmations, is a stencil – Red Lead Paperworks – Celebrate Your Creativity
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I consciously kept the designs simple.  I wanted to show how simple it is to create notebooks with very few supplies, no specialist tools and the bulk of the supplies being re-cycled items.
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By stenciling onto calico scraps, it was in keeping with the Green approach.
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I also deliberately kept the paint selection to a minimum.
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Other than the stenciled words, all other marks are from mark making tools.
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Old buttons appear on most of the notebooks, an absolute favourite of mine.
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Those wee scraps of lace that always seem to be kicking around me (!), are perfect for such projects.
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A re-cycled mailing box and brown packing paper,  paint, one stencil, buttons and scraps = a stack of notebooks and a dent in my stash of re-cycled boxes and packing paper!
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As I have written within Greencraft articles, there is something so fulfilling about making use of items which would otherwise be destined for the re-cycle bin. It really is about creating something from nothing.
Wishes
Lynne

My Story, I Will Journal (Part II)

Hello
Over at the That’s Crafty blog, I am sharing the second half of the journal sample made for when That’s Crafty had a show on HOCHANDA.
A peek at some of the pages with all the photographs, supplies and instructions, appearing HERE.
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All the stamps, including the butterfly wings and stars are from my, Lynne’s Affirmations Sets 1 and 2.
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This is the back cover, with a That’s Crafty Acrylic Shape layered over the words.
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This journal was one of my most special projects made, so far, this year. I am already looking forward to working on another journal and will definitely, at some time, take the step of actually journaling, as that will be a huge step for me.
This journal was certainly made all the more special for featuring my Affirmations.
Thank you so much for your visit today.
Wishes
Lynne

My Story, I Will Journal (Part I)

Hello
This week, over at the That’s Crafty blog, I am sharing the journal which I made as a recent sample for That’s Crafty’s HOCHANDA shows.
This was a special project to work on, the first time I have worked on a completed journal and my first project featuring my stamps, Lynne’s Affirmations which have been produced by That’s Crafty.
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It is a photo heavy blog post HERE and I also share the process for creating this journal and what inspired the stamps.
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We have had enquiries from residents of the U.S.A. asking about shipping costs for the stamps to the U.S.  Please, email That’s Crafty with your enquiries or contact me and I contact Laura Holland on your behalf.  The shipping costs noted on the site are not reflective of the true shipping costs of the stamps to the U.S.A.
Many thanks for your time.
Wishes
Lynne

That’s Crafty @ HOCHANDA- Sneaky Peek III

Hello
This is the front cover of the journal sample made for That’s Crafty’s shows for HOCHANDA.  It is an early start for Neil Burley who will be demoing That’s Crafty products at 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.
The journal, featuring  Lynne’s Affirmations stamps, stencil and acrylic shape, will be available for purchase on HOCHANDA.  They are available now, HERE. This journal size is 6″x6″ with tabs.
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Thank you so much for your visits and your kind words about the sneaky peeks I’ve shared. It seemed such a big step to work on this journal and yet I enjoyed every minute of it and my regret is that time wasn’t on my side to have actually added some journaling which will be a huge step for me but one I am prepared to now challenge myself with.
I also appreciate that recent posts have been very much focused on new product launches and so I am even more grateful for your visits because hard sells can sometimes be too much!!!
Wishes
Lynne

That’s Crafty @ HOCHANDA: Sneaky Peek II

Hello
Sharing another sneaky peek of one of my journal pages, a completed journal was made as a sample for That’s Crafty’s HOCHANDA appearances on Friday 17th March @ 7 am and 11 am. The actual blank journals will be available for purchase along with new stencils and acrylic shapes, plus some other new products.
All my journal pages are double spreads and I will eventually be sharing them as That’s Crafty DT posts but for the moment, a peek at another of the pages.
The stamps can be seen HERE!
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Thank you for popping over to take a peek.
Wishes
Lynne

That’s Crafty @ HOCHANDA, A Sneaky Peek!

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With permission from Laura Holland, the DT for That’s Crafty are allowed to share sneaky peeks of the journals we worked on for the upcoming That’s Crafty appearance on HOCHANDA, Friday 17th March, two shows which are 7.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.
Many of you will know, That’s Crafty are continually adding to their own ranges of stamps, stencils, substrates and more.  The HOCHANDA shows will see some new products on HOCHANDA  with demos from Neil Burley, who always does incredible work in showcasing That’s Crafty products.
This was an exciting and personal project for me to work on. The first time I’ve completed a journal, a great challenge in itself and one I am keen to re-visit.  It was also another first but maybe that is still a secret for the moment!
A tiny peek at one of the double page spreads from my journal.  I will be sharing a sneaky peek, each day up until Friday.
Psst…. here is a link to HOCHANDA to view the That’s Crafty products available…. maybe my secret is not such a secret after all!!!!!
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Thank you so much for all your visits. I have a great deal of catching-up to do with all of you, I have either had enforced time away from on-line activities or when I am here, trying to keep up with as much as I can in a short space of time.
Thank you for being so understanding.
Wishes
Lynne

Journal for Creativity

Hello Everyone
Recently, I shared a post featuring a recently released Eclectic stamp from Darkroom Door.  At the time of receiving that particular stamp, I also received another, Pencils.
Knowing that this stamp was winging its way to me,  I set about preparation of the resin paper as I knew I wanted resin paper to form the covers for a journal.  I tend to make the paper in batches but have been dipping into my stash, incorporating pieces here and there on various projects so it was time to prepare some more.
If you are interested in reading more about this journal then you can read instructions HERE and also see more Pencils samples from the others.
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Many thanks for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

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