Free “Imperfect” Scrapbooking Class Coming Right to YOU!

March 18, 2014

I love teaching. I love video. I love scrapbooking. I love imperfection. And I love FREE! Combine all those together and you can bet that I’m in seventh heaven. Yeah, the rumors are true… I’ll be teaching a two-day FREE scrapbooking class on May 19-20 on If you’re not familiar with the site, CreativeLIVE […]

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What Do “The Walking Dead” and Jimmy Fallon Have in Common?

March 7, 2014

So, what DO “The Walking Dead” and Jimmy Fallon have in common? I’ve never watched either one. I also have never played Candy Crush, never tasted a macaroon, and don’t know who Neil Patrick what’s-his-name is. I know, I know, I’m missing out. But I hate following the crowd, and typically by the time something […]

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Quotes for Scrapbookers: LOVE

March 6, 2014

Yeah, it’s March, so why in the heck is Lain talking about LOVE? Well, I know me. And I know you. And I know that maybe right about now you have POSSIBLY downloaded your photos from February and POSSIBLY got them developed and MAYBE you’re ready to scrapbook them. And if you’re ready to scrapbook […]

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Mail Call Part II: More Birthday Cards!

February 26, 2014

I hope you don’t think I’m self-absorbed for creating videos of me opening my mail! I do it to share the beautiful, thoughtful wishies from my friends and give them the proper shout-out for their gorgeous creations and lovely wishes. So here is Birthday Card Mail Call II: Thank you, Claire, Karen, Melissa, and Sherry! […]

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Birthday Wishes

February 21, 2014

I’m a lucky girl to have so many wonderful friends around the world! I wanted to share the fun and special cards I received… so here’s my first Mail Call video: Thank you, Michelle, Debra, Amy, Becky, and Lynn! And to everyone else for the birthday wishes. I’m liking 45!

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Love Is in the Air

February 11, 2014

When I hear from scrapbookers about the parts of their process that stymie them, it’s usually the words. “What do I say without sounding cheesy?” “What about page titles? What do I say?” I have tons of ideas for generating your own journaling (I may even have taught a class or two on the topic). […]

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Bits and Bobs: How to Add Ephemera to Your Projects

February 4, 2014

We’ve all got those little treasures. House keys. Luscious ribbons. 3D elements. Vintage findings. But how the heck do we add them to our pages and projects without making it look like something we pulled out of the Goodwill bin? Aha! There’s an expert for that. And she’s Tammy Tutterow. And she’s got the answers. […]

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