Laina Lamb

Happy New Year!!!

We’re so excited to start off the year with Guest Designer Laina Lamb.  Laina shares projects from your albums to your walls-so many ideas, inspiration and lots of color! These projects truly show the diversity of the Paper Kits (Dimestore Vogue and Party Games) -so many textures and images in one package to create many, many projects!  You’ll love all of the ideas Laina shares….

About Laina:

My name is Laina Lamb and I live just outside Cleveland, Ohio. I am married to a very patient husband to puts up with my creative obsessions. We have three boys Maxwell Presley 6 Cooper Marley 9 and Emmitt Cash 7.

I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a design degree and worked in the architectural field designing retail stores, malls and graphics. After my youngest boys were born I stayed home for a few years to enjoy being a mom. I started scrapbooking during this career break and found that I had found my true calling. I now work full time as a freelance graphic designer for Jillibean Soup and My Favorite Things. I have a strong interest in Digital Die Cutting machines and sell my own designs at Two Peas in a Bucket. My favorite projects to create are pages about my children! I have been very fortunate to have my work published in Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbooks Etc, Scrapbook Trends.

You can see more of work at Life on the Lam(b).

Project Info:

Although I love to make just about anything, creating scrapbook pages about my children is my favorite craft. I created this quick and easy back to school page using bits and pieces from my Vintage Street Market kits. I especially loved the big sheet of yellow crepe paper in the Party Games Kit. Using a repositionable adhesive, I ruffled and gathered a strip of the crepe paper and adhered it to the back of a border cut with my Cameo machine. I then wrapped baker’s twine around the strip and tied the ends into a bow.

Each of my children has their own 8.5 x 11 “School Days” album. I created the second smaller version for my youngest son’s book. I don’t always duplicate subjects between the family album and their individual albums. But when pages or events overlap, I like to create the additional page while I have my supplies out and my mind is still on that layout style. It always makes the second page very quick and easy.

Back to School

Vintage Street Market Supply List:

Other:

  • Epiphany Crafts Vintage Buttons and Epoxy
  • Jillibean Soup Bakers Twine and Corrugated Letters
  • Jenni Bowlin Butterflies and Chipboard Buttons
  • Maya Road Star Pin
  • Cameo Diecutting Machine
  • Cardstock

2nd Grade

Vintage Street Market Supply List:

Other:

  • Epiphany Crafts Vintage Buttons and Epoxy
  • Jillibean Soup Bakers Twine and Corrugated Letters
  • Jenni Bowlin Butterflies and Chipboard Buttons
  • Maya Road Star Pin
  • Cameo Diecutting Machine
  • Cardstock

We recently finished our basement and built a studio for my business. I am still in the process of decorating and moving in. When I saw the papers in the Dimestore Vogue and Family Fun Kit, I knew I wanted to make some kind of decoration for my new office.

I created the Pennant Banner using my Cameo Machine to cut the triangle shapes. The girls and their clothes were cut by hand and attached to the banner with foam dots. I added a bit of pink lace for texture. I loved the vintage button images on the Dimestore Vogue papers and used circle punches to punch them out for the bottom points of the banner. I added eyelets to the holes for support and tied the pieces together with ribbon.

Dress Up Pennant Banner

Vintage Street Market Supply List:

  • Dimestore Vogue Kit
  • Family Fun Set

Other:

  • Lace, Ribbon
  • Cardstock
  • Chipboard
  • Eyelets

The Pinwheel Wreath has a 12” MDF board base. I cut pinwheels from the papers in the Dimestore Vogue, Family Fun kits. I also used the red foil paper from the Party Games kit. The teal and red foil papers made eye catching pinwheels and added some pop to the design. To create the pinwheels, I used 2 different Tim Holtz dies which made the process go very quick. Once the pinwheels were created, I had fun using the button images and diecuts from the kits to embellish the centers. I did add a few real buttons from my own stash.

Pinwheel Wreath

Vintage Street Market Supply List:

  • Dimestore Vogue Kit
  • Party Games Kit
  • Family Fun Set

Other:

  • Jenni Bowlin Chipboard Buttons
  • Buttons
  • Tim Holtz Paper Rosette Die
  • MDF Board Wreath

Laina, thank you for joining us this month, and sharing such a variety of projects and techniques!!

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2 Responses to Laina Lamb

  1. Great projects Lania…I love creating scrappy projects that feature my kids as well : )

  2. Keely Yowler says:

    Love your beautiful projects, Laina!

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