Friday, September 30, 2011


Overflow with hope.

“May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”     Romans 15:13

This verse speaks for itself and it has been a great comfort to me this week as Steve and I looked at how to have a lighthearted spirit in our marriage. Our God is so faithful and able to to give us Joy and Peace each and every day!

This week we worked on the new pattern made for the Sonoma Workshop on the go. It is amazing what you ladies can accomplish in such a short workshop at International Friendship.  I love learning from you when I am suppose to be teaching you.
Next Thursday we will be working on Tied Frame. If you have an Originals: handcrafted cards made easy book, the pattern is on page 39.  I will bring a copy of Originals to class, but if you would like to order your own it is on page10 of the current Idea book, # 9032.  You can order it by using the shop with Alayne link below or sending me an e-mail order.
As you work with these Kraft cards I know you are going to appreciate the quality of them. They are great fun to work with.
Have a wonderful week and see you next week for crafts.

Studio J:   There will be free instruction in my home on Tuesday evening October 4th from 6pm – 8:30pm if you want to bring your lap top and work with the easiest form of digital scrapbooking on the market. Please join me at my Versailles, Ky. home.
Always, Alayne

Friday, September 23, 2011


  “For though He was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward you.”               2 Corinthians 13:4

Everyday reveals joy in little things. Sometimes I feel weak and not capable of doing what I need to do. Then I take time and read a few Psalms and spend time talking things over with God and I feel refreshed enough to keep doing what I have to do.  The verse above reminds me that my power comes from Crucified Christ. When I remember Christ died for me it makes it easier for me to find the the joy in little things.
Each week I will be posting one of the special cards we will be making at Friendship International. This is the first card:
It is a new pattern called “Pachage Deal” developed for the Sonoma workshop on the go kit (#G1028).
The next 4 weeks of cards will be using the Sonoma Kit but the patterns come from the  Jeanette R. Lynton book Originals, handcrafted cards made easy. (#9032)
I used Scallop die cut Kraft cards (#Z1474) for the base of the cards and matching envelopes, but you could use the same pattern in any color you like. Contact me if you want to learn how to make this card, or use the shopping with Alayne link below.
Have a great week crafting and feel free to join me in my home Tuesday evening (9/26/11 6pm – 8:30pm) for Free instruction on how to do Studio J and/or digital Scrapbooking.
Always, Alayne
Here is the cutting quide for the Kraft cards we will be making:


Sonoma Cutting Guide

To create the bonus project, use this information along with the featured how-to book. The paper swatches shown below
correspond with the book’s cutting diagrams, making it easy to determine which papers should be used. Simply match the
swatches with the letters designated in the pattern, and then cut your paper accordingly.

Originals® (pages 23, 39, 110, and 124)

Tip: As you cut the paper, sort the pieces as indicated in this cutting guide so that each piece of artwork has its own stack.
For example, if a piece is labeled “Side Focus,™” place it in the stack for the Side Focus card. Use the picture of the finished
artwork, this guide, and the appropriate pattern from our how-to book to assemble your cards.

Olive Cardstock:

3" x3" (new pattern) and 3 1/2 x 3" (Tied Frame™),
2 1/2" x 2 1/2" (Package Deal™), 6" x 1/4" (new pattern), " 1/2 x 5 1/2" (new pattern), and 5" x 1/2" (Side Focus™)

Purple stripe B&T:
6" x 4" (Package Deal) and
1" x 3 1/2" (new pattern)

Colonial White Cardstock:
4 3/4" x  2 3/4" (On the Side™), 2 1/2" *x4" (On the Side),
2 3/4" x 33/4" (Side Focus), 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" (2; new pattern),
2" x 2" (Package Deal), and 1/2" x 6" (Tied Frame)

Bamboo diamond B&T
5" * 1 1/2" (new pattern)

Smokey Plum  Cardstock:
5 1/4" x 4 1/4" (Side Focus), 5" x 3" (On the Side),
3" x 3" (Tied Frame), and 1 3/4" x 31/2" (Side Focus)

Bamboo/Plum Print:
6" x 2" (On the Side), 6" x 1 9/16 (On the Side),
3" x 4" (Side Focus), 3/4" x 3/4" (On the Side)

Cocoa Cardstock :
4" x 3 1/2" (Tied Frame)

Purple Diamonds:
2 1/4" x 6" (Tied Frame) and 6" x 1 9/16" (Tied Frame)

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