Lyneen's 2021 Class Kits Instructions

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Just A Card - Shop Small - Shop Local

Thoughtful Group supports the #justacard campaign. Today’s the day to spread the love. Shout from the rooftops about artists, makers, independent shops and small businesses you love. Find out more about us at

I am a design team member of the Thoughtful group. The team is a gathering of diversified artists from around the world. For Relatively Thoughtful I am the Events Manager, we are looking forward to an amazing 2022.

In addition to working with the Thoughtful Group, I work in my local Scrapbook store, the Scrapbook Zone. We are one of the very few in Washington State still open. At the Scrapbook Zone I work retail and teach card making classes. I enjoy inspiring my students.

In class I always say, “These are your cards; I give you the instructions so you know how I created the samples. You do not have to create your cards as I did. I encourage you to add your own artistic flair to your cards if you desire."

I think it is important for everyone to support local worldwide even if it is JUST A CARD!

Please visit us at the Scrapbook Zone if ever you are in the Pacific Northwest.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Thanksgiving Napkin Holders

Here is an idea for festive napkin holders on your Thanksgiving table... using some paper, die cuts and ink. All dies are from Elizabeth Craft Designs!

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Lima Bean Soup

 My family love lima bean soup, I make a pot every other month.  I know when I make we will be eating it for a couple of days.  Luckily my family does not mind leftovers!

I cook the soup in a large slow cooker for a about 6 hours. 


1 pound of dry baby lima beans
2 32 oz boxes low sodium vegetable broth 
Additional water to cover 
1 onion diced
4 carrots diced or sliced
4 stalks of celery sliced
3 cloves garlic minced
1 teaspoon celery salt
3 bay leaves
3-4 slices of bacon cut into small strips
3-4 Ham hocks Preferred (or ham steak diced about 1 cup)

Over night soak lima beans in about 10 cups of cold water, at least 8 hours.

Next day drain lima beans. Place in slow cooker with all the other ingredients. Slow cook for 6 hours.  Pull out the ham hocks and remove ham (not necessary if ham steak was used).  Add the ham in the soup.  Cook about a half hour longer to warm the ham again. 

Ready to serve with cornbread.  

You may wonder why so many ham hocks... well there isn't very much meat on one ham hock.  I like my soup to have a little more meat than just one ham hock has to offer. 


Monday, May 31, 2021

Relative History "My Dearest Jane" Tag

This is my second tag made with the craft along images from Saturday May 22nd, using paper from the "My Dearest Jane" collection! 

Papers and Images from Relative History:
RH My Dearest Jane Floral Background
Frame & image of lady from the download giveaway

Other Supplies:
Large tag
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink: Vintage Photo and Crackling Campfire
Crackle paste
49th & Market Butterfly and Leaves
Trim & Ribbon


Cards made to celebrate and remember!

Patriotic Gnomes are from {a vintage girl}and her daughter

Thank you to those who have served and lost their life for our country over the last 200 plus years!  We would not have this great place to live if there were not men and women to fight for what it stands for. 

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Graphic 45 - Catch of the Day

 My card kit for Catch of the Day, released May 22 at the Scrapbook Zone!  Instructions to make the cards can be found HERE!

On the front of the card is a pocket

Background is the 3D TH Brick Dimensional Folder

Bubble Die Background from Elizabeth Craft

Love this silhouette die from Find it Media Beach JAD10039

This card has a surprise 

Fun wiper box!

I always include a bonus tag in the kit!

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Relative Histoy - "My Dearest Jane" Tag

Last Saturday we had a wonderful time with friends during the launch of the "My Dearest Jane" collection! During the event we learned a bit about Jane and her life, had a fun Pride & Prejudice quiz, there was a free download and then a craft demo with the free download. Paula Muchado created two beautiful tags and shared how she makes tassels!

During the event I was fussy cutting my frames and the images of women. Here is what I was inspired to create with the free download.

This tag will be used to grace a future gift bag!

Papers and Images from Relative History:
RH Romantique 004 die cut Leaves
RH Romantique 011 die cut Flowers
RH My Dearest Jane Red Background
RH My Dearest Jane Floral Background
Frame & image of lady from the download giveaway

Other Supplies:
Large tag
Elizabeth Craft Designs Strawberry Die - Flowers and Leaves only
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink: Vintage Photo and Crackling Campfire
Glitter & glue
Lace & Ribbon

The frame and image of the lady were printed on light cardstock , then fuzzy cut and edged with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink: Vintage Photo. The RH Romantique 004 paper used for the die cut leaves and the RH Romantique 011 used for the die cut flowers. Die cut three leaves and vine from RH Romantique 004 and seven flowers from RH Romantique 011. All the die cuts were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink: Vintage Photo, set aside.

Assembling: adhere RH My Dearest Jane floral background to the tag. Ink around the edges of the tag with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink: Vintage Photo and Crackling Campfire.

Cut the doily to the desired size and adhere lining up the edge of the doily and edge of tag on the left.

Cut the RH My Dearest Jane red leafy paper as a background to fit behind the oval frame and adhere to the tag. Then with dimensional foam attach the frame and figure of a lady over the red background, at the same time work on the placement of the flowers and leaves. Add centers to the flowers with glue & glitter. Add a scrap of paper at the bottom of the tag and the lace.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Be sure to join us June 5th for our next event HERE on Relative History Facebook page. A discussion on Sense and Sensibility and another crafty project.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Relative History Design Team

I am so excited to share my news!!!  I am honored to be a member of the Relative History Design Teams special Project:  MY DEAREST JANE~

Be sure to check the Relative History Facebook page for all the Events over the next 8 weeks. 

This morning we have the initial launch with an introduction to Jane and her life and discussion about Pride and Prejudice with a little craft project lead by Paula.

Join us for more Jane crafting and discussions:
June 5th  "Sense & Sensibility"
June 19th  "Mansfield Park"
July 3rd "Emma"

Check the Relative History Facebook page for details on the events!!

Relative History announcement on Facebook May 17th!

We have a Special Announcement!
Today I would like introduce you to our New Design Team Members who recently joined Relative History in preparation for our new Jane Austen product launch "My Dearest Jane".

I am also going to take this opportunity to remind you of the wonderful and extremely talented people who have been working with me for over a year!

We are a small company who are growing both locally and internationally! Our friendly team has already achieved some fantastic results and the Magnificent Ten new Ladies are already adding so much! We are all so excited about the coming months.

During the Jane Austen Promotion we will be taking a Journey through 4 of her best loved novels starting with "Pride & Prejudice" followed by "Sense & Sensibility", "Emma" and ending with "Mansfield Park". We will be holding an event for each book where we will be including items for book lovers, crafters and those with a love of history.
A must for any Jane Austen Fan!

Wiper Card Box Picture Instructions

This is a supplement for my card kit Graphic 45 Catch of the day 

For this card I used a personal die to cut the base card, the Stamps of Life die, “Surprise Wiper Card Dies Set.”  I am using it to make a Wiper BOX Card.

Note:  I wanted this to fit in an A2 envelope, so I cut off a ¼ inch off the end without the scores!  

There is a Stamps of Life video if you would like to watch the box card being constructed

(134) Surprise Wiper Card | 2 Card Tutorial | The Stamps of Life - YouTube

On the video - How to make a box skip to 17:40 minutes



1-      On the rectangle with the triangle scored on one corner: fold the score line

2-      Attach the sticker to the small rectangle with the triangle in the lower left (that will be the wiper piece of the card.)  Butt the top of the sticker to the top edge and left side of the wiper piece.  Trim excess around the sticker. Do not cover the triangle.  Cut away excess card stock on the top and right side of the sticker and any any part of the stick that would cover the triangle. Nothing should cover the triangle.  SEE the middle picture above.  If there is excess cardstock below the sticker DO NOT trim it off.  

3-      Turn the wiper piece over and put glue on the triangle ONLY.  Be careful not to have too much glue!


4-      There are two larger panels with 2 score lines, fold all of those score lines.  Since this card base is not made of pattern paper you will need to choose what is the inside of the card. 

On one of the large pieces with the score lines to the left you will see the indent of a slit, line up the bottom of the   rectangle with the slit as pictured above. Hold until the glue sets.

5-      Be sure when the wiper piece folded over it does not go over the score line as pictured

6-      When gluing the flaps, they need to be glued to the inside of the box so there are no seams on the outside.  Put glue on the left side as pictured.  Then lay the edge of the second large card base without the score lines to the flap.


7-      Laying the card/box flat put glue on the second flap as pictures

8-      Now bring the right side over to the left and press it flat.  The edges should meet perfectly, and it will easily lay flat when finished.


9-      After the glue settles your wiper box should be functional and ready to decorate.



·       There are two wood panels that may need to be trimmed for the side panels, adhere them to the sides.

·       Ink the Ivory piece of paper use a light blue (Distress Oxide Stormy Sky) in the middle and darker blue (Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire) on the edges.  This piece may need to be trimmed to fit the front of the card. Adhere to card

·       Adhere “Seas the DAY” to the bottom of the front Panel

·       Adhere the boy fishing

·       Mount the “Crest Fishing Pier” card on blue mat and adhere to the card with dimension foam

·       Add the fish with twine

Sunday, May 16, 2021

{a vintage girl} and her daughter ~ Nautical Slimline Card

 I love working with nautical themes.  

Today, I created a card using the "Sailing Nauticals" stickers from {a vintage girl}and her daughter!

This is a slimline, the ivory frame has been raised using dimensional foam.  The die cut waves are attached to the back of the frame and the stickers are adhered to the background paper giving the card a 3D effect. 

You can find this sheet of stickers and many more, plus you will Amplify Planner Stickers  on Etsy at {a vintage girl}and her daughter HERE!

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Art Venture - Purse

During the month of February 2021 - I participated in an amazing venture lead by Elena Etcheverry. We had a choice of three, six or twelve classes with some of the most amazing artists.

We had live online instruction, access to the recorded video forever and most amazing the artists did an encore class!

LEARN MORE HERE AT Gather! Another Art Venture is in the works for September

Another class I took was an altered a leather purse with Chelsea Evans. I love the transformation of my purse... I still need to work on the handle! I had a great time and learned a lot about the different paints from Wise Owl and techniques to paint on leather! THANK YOU!



I still need to change the handle!

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Art Venture by Gather - Apron

During the month of February 2021 - I participated in an amazing venture lead by Elena Etcheverry.   We had a choice of three, six or twelve classes with some of the most amazing artists.  

We had live online instruction, access to the recorded video forever and most amazing the artists did an encore class!  

LEARN MORE HERE AT Gather!   Another Art Venture is in the works for September

The second class was an altered apron with Melody Ross.  I never altered fabric before... It was a fun class and Melody Ross is a fantastic instructor.

To alter the apron we used awesome transfers from Prima.