Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Been Caught Stealing-August 2012 Guest Designer

Welcome to Lynnette!  She is our guest Designer for August 2012 and we are excited to have her here!  Here she is to introduce herself...

"Hi!  It’s Lynnette reporting live from northwest New Jersey where scrapbooking, candy making, ice hockey, figure skating and general silliness occur on an almost regular basis in our home.  I’m a busy stay-at-home Mom of 2 great kids (11 and 5) and married (going on 18 years) to my high school sweetheart who works for a major candy company.  It’s a sweet life!

My love of paper and stickers started at a young age with my scratch and sniff sticker collection and evolved into a part-time job at a Hallmark card store in high school.  I studied Elementary Education at West Chester University, where in my free time I dabbled in rubber stamping.  I used my creativity to teach young children for 7 years, always trying to develop innovative ways to make learning fun.  Thinking back, the instructional bulletin boards I would create in my classroom were sort of like scrapbook pages.

I became interested in scrapbooking 11 years ago after the birth of my son, but really only became passionate about the hobby 2 years ago when I participated in Lain Ehmann’s Layout A Day scrapbook challenge.  It was there I “met” and was inspired by Lisa (current Master Forger) and Leslie (May 2012 guest designer) and so many other talented scrappers and started to take my hobby to the next level.  Through Lisa, I discovered Counterfeit Kit Challenge and the art of using your own stash to create fresh and current collections of goodness.  In addition to creating layouts to document my memories, I love the process of creating kits.   The thrill of hunting for papers and supplies, the quest for “making it work” and the chance to name and photograph my collection in an inspired way really gets me excited.  I am thrilled to be featured as guest designer this month and look forward to sharing my creations with you.

Visit me at my blog:"

Thank you for joining us this month, Lynnette!  We are excited to have you as a Master Forger!!!


  1. Yippeee! Here's Lynette! Thrilled to see you here at last, Lynette! It's going to be a good month :-)

  2. Ooh, I love it when you have GDTs that I've not come across before - so good to have new inspiration!

  3. Giiiiiirrrllll! Look at your bad self - haha! Thx for the shout-out. You are in for a blast of a month! Your mama is so proud of you :~)

  4. FUN! Congratulations on being discovered!

  5. hello, nice to meet you Lynnette

  6. Congratulations, Lynette...can't wait to see what wonderfulness you create to inspire us! Here's to a great month!!