Thursday, February 28, 2013

Our Guest Designer- March 2013!!

Today, on this LAST day of February 2013, I have the pleasure of welcoming our March Guest Designer to the Sketches: Creatively Yours Blog. 
I am certain you'll be thrilled when you see what this designer brings to the table!

 A warm S: CY welcome to Lynnette Nagle!  
March 2013
Sketches: Creatively Yours
Guest Designer Lynnette Nagle
Lynnette sent in a Bio for me to share with you...  
Hi!  It’s Lynnette Nagle 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 (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 Ali MacDonald and so many other talented scrappers and started to take my hobby to the next level.  Ali has also helped me take my daily meal planning to the next level with her wonderful “Recipes to Share” online resource.  She has taught me to make my crock pot my best friend, which in turn gives me more time for scrapping!
I am currently on the Design Team at Counterfeit Kit Challenge.  This challenge blog focuses on using your own stash to create fresh and current collections based on many of the most popular (and often expensive!) monthly kit clubs.  In addition to creating layouts to document my memories, I love the process of creating kits.  The thrill of hunting for papers and supplies from my own stash, the quest for “making it work” and the chance to name and photograph my collection in an inspired way really gets me excited. Of course, once you have a kit put together, it is important to USE it. I am thrilled to be the March Guest Designer for Sketches: Creatively Yours and to utilize this wonderful online sketch resource to help transform my memories into meaningful and artistic scrapbook layouts. You can visit my Blog HERE.

I'm thrilled to be able to share a couple of Lynnette's favourite projects and her comments about them with you today. Read on- and enjoy! 

Project Example #1
 Lynnette's "Counterfeit Kit"
named "Farmer's Market"
"Sowing the Seeds" layout
by Lynnette Nagle
Above is an example of one of my Counterfeit Kits and a layout I created from it.  This kit was from June 2012 and was inspired by our daughter’s passion for gardening.  She begged my husband to plant a garden, so he did.  I included papers and embellishments that gave the feeling of a summer farmer’s market.  I love to stage my kits for my blog posts using those strawberry baskets to nestle all of my embellishments in and the little menu chalkboard to display the name of my kit, "Farmer's Market".  The creativity goes way beyond just scrapping!

Next is a mini-album...

Project Example #2

Nagle Family
"Fun in the Sun: Staycation"
Mini-book by Lynnette Nagle
I love making layouts, but I also really enjoy compiling memories from one event into a mini-book.  A few summers ago, my family just decided to stay local and be tourists in our neighborhood.

We took a “Staycation” and just visited local attractions.  We splurged and ate out for almost every meal and a friend of mine even delivered us “room service” one morning of bagels, juice and coffee. 

While we weren’t away somewhere exotic, it may have been one of our most relaxing vacations ever!

Project Example #3

"Everyday hero" layout
by Lynnette Nagle
This is an example of a true SCRAPbook page.  I lost my Dad last December and scrapbooking about him has been great therapy for me.  While I can’t bring him back, scrapping my memories makes me feel in control of what I do have.   I hemmed and hawed as to whether I should use pieces of his uniform shirt on this layout.  I wasn't even sure I was going to take it when we were cleaning out his house.  I then decided the patch and buttons will receive more glory (if you will) here than sitting on a hanger in the back of my closet.  I am thrilled with the results and feel certain he is as well.

Thank you, Lynnette for the beautiful projects and your comments. They way you save, honour and share memories is a beautiful thing, and is so inspiring. We're more than happy to have you along for the month of March as we reveal 2 new Sketches and the Design Team's interpretation here at S: CY! 
Here's  to a great month ahead! 


  1. WELCOME LYNNETTE!!!!!! We are so happy you're with us this month! :)

  2. Welcome to SCY,Lynnette. Beautiful,inspirational projects you have designed.Enjoy your month.

  3. Welcome Lynnette! Glad to have you along for the ride!

  4. Welcome Lynnette! Glad to have you along for the ride!

  5. **applause**
    Congratulations, dear friend! If I didn't already know & love you this would get my attention, lol! Looking forward to visiting you here this month :-)

  6. So glad you could join us Lynnette! I loved your sample projects and I can't wait to see how you work this month's sketches!

  7. Welcome to the team Lynette..hope you have fun while you are here.

  8. Welcome to SCY, Lynette! I just LOVE your inspirational projects you shared. Enjoy your position in March.