Thursday, December 29, 2016

Winter Wonderland 2 or 4 Page Layout class

Happy New Year everyone!  I have a new class for the upcoming crops in the new year!  It's a 2 or 4 page layout using Simple Stories Winter Wonderland line.  2 page layout is $15 or 4 page layout is $25!  We use Wink of Stella, Nuvo Crystal Drops, and Distress Ink on these layouts.  I'll be teaching this class at Cool Crops Cromwell, Scrapbooking Divas PA, Just Scrappin, and at Theresa and Beth's weekend!  Hope you will join me for this fantastic class!





Sunday, November 20, 2016

Small Business Saturday / Weekend Sale!!

Hi everyone!  I returned home today from my last weekend crop for the year in Hyannis with Cool Crops.  While I'm glad to get some down time over the holidays to spend with family and friends, I also want to move some of my inventory before year end so I don't have to count it, lol!

This is a reminder to Shop Small on Saturday, November 26 and support your local small businesses!  I'm offering a special for the weekend, starting on Friday, November 25th, running through Sunday, November 27th!

FREE Shipping on all orders placed with me over the weekend!  In addition to free shipping, the more you spend, the greater the sale:

Spend $30 or less, get 10% off your entire purchase,
Spend between $31 and $50, get 20% off your entire purchase,
Spend between $51 and $100, get 30% off your entire purchase,
Spend $101 or more, get 40% off your entire purchase!

Email me at jeanmlaporte@gmail.com to place your order between Friday, November 25 and Sunday, November 27 to take advantage off this great sale!

Thanks in advance for supporting your local small business!


Monday, September 5, 2016

Art and Mixed Media Technique Card Class

I'm so excited to bring you this class which lets you try a bunch of different techniques on a small project - a card!  In this class, you get to make 5 cards and we get to play with watercolor pencils, distress crayons, acrylic paint, color burst, and alcohol inks along with some stamping techniques.  Cost is $20 per person - great deal to try so many different techniques!  I hope you will join me in trying something new!



Sunday, September 4, 2016

Fall is in the Air Class

Hi everyone!  It's amazing that it's already September - it's been a whirlwind since the scrapbooking season ended in June.  In case you were wondering, my parents are recovering nicely and have settled into a routine and getting better and better every day.  They are mostly recovered with the exception of getting tired more easily these days.  I think it will take a full year for them to truly recover.

Regarding my day job, my boss left on 7/15 and I now have his job, so the past 2 months have been spent trying to learn his job and working LOTS of hours!  So.....I can't tell you how excited I am to bring you this fun class!

This is a 2 page layout for the fall, which includes a technique of using gelatos!  Cost is $15 per person.  I'll be teaching it most of this fall; not exactly sure which crops yet, but it might be all of them per my schedule to the right of this post.

I'm also working on a new technique class, bringing in some items from the art journaling and mixed media world, but I don't want to say too much just yet, since I don't have anything to show yet, lol!  I will be posting soon about it as I'm really excited to get moving on it!

Below are the pictures of the 2 page layout class - hope to see you soon!



Wednesday, March 30, 2016

New Spring Classes - Tim Holtz, Ken Oliver, Dina Wakley

Hi everyone!  I've finally had a chance to create a couple of new classes after a few weeks of attending to my parents following their car accident on 2/20.  Dad had 4 broken ribs and Mom had 11, including a cracked sternum and partially collapsed left lung and bunch of bruising.  Both are doing a lot better and at home recuperating.

First up is my new 2 page layout using sKen Oliver's Color Burst product - VERY exciting to use on a page layout!  I'll be doing a demo of the product outside of the class then showing how it can be used in other ways during the class.  We also use Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains on this project too!  Cost is $15 per person.






Next up is my Art Journaling 101 class, which I'm REALLY excited about!  We use mostly Dina Wakley's products in addition to some other Ranger items.  The cost of this class is $20 per person.  You can follow along and create it exactly as it is, or modify it to suit your taste.



Hope to see you in one or both of these classes!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year and new Winter Layout Class

As 2015 comes near a close, I want to take a moment to be thankful for everything I've been able to accomplish this year with the love and support of my family and friends.

In the scrapbooking world, I vended at 19 weekends in 2015, learned how to Art Journal with Dina Wakley and brought gesso, paint, and further creativity into the scrapbooking space, as well as bring great Tim Holtz products to you (distress color of the month), and brought you 33 classes.  (Phew!  No wonder I was tired, lol!)

On a personal note, as I close out the year, I have had the most amazing opportunity earlier this month to learn about myself, my relationship with others, our connected-ness to our work places and communities, and ultimately learned more about how we are all connected in some manner or another, which I am tremendously grateful for.  You will either get this or think I've gone off the deep end, but either way, I am ending the year content and happy.

As we begin our journey into 2016 and beyond, I'd like to take a moment to wish you a Happy New Year and health, happiness, and lots of memorable moments that you will be able to capture in your scrapbooks!

And now, onto something completely different......

Below is the new Winter 2 Page Layout that I have created for the crops I will be vending at in January and February.  The cost is $12 per person.  I will continue to also offer the Animal Art Journal page as well for $15 (see earlier post for pictures).  Hope you see you soon at one of the crops and hope you will sign up for a class or two with me!


Friday, April 17, 2015

Art Journaling

So, while I've been creating a crafting space for myself and my mental health, I've also become obsessively fascinated by Art Journaling.  It's probably no surprise to you since you may know how much I love Tim Holtz and using his Distress products, but it's been a bit of a surprise to me.  I feel like I'm getting to know myself again through my interest in mixed media and exploring creativity outside of the bounds of my geometric scrapbooking style.  Yes, I like straight lines and geometry, so coloring and making stuff up just to try it feels a bit risky to me at times, but I'm finding I'M LOVING IT!!!!  This is my first couple of pages in my new Dylusions art journal.  What do you think?