Thursday, May 22, 2008

Details of Donna Downey's Class for the Midsummer MegaScrap!

Finally, here it is, Donna's fantastic Blue/Black Damask Hybrid Album. Donna will be teaching this three hour class at the Midsummer MegaScrap on June 21st.

The class kit is packed with 12" x 12" papers, damask and canvas fabrics, ribbons, brads, chipboard, tags, buttons, flowers and loads more as well as the gorgeous Half Circle Chipboard Binder Album.

You will need to bring:

  • Thirteen 3" x 2" portrait and/or landscape black and white photos.

  • 2 foam brushes

  • Goldens "Regular Gel Medium, Matte 3030" (available from, Item #00628/1075)

  • Aleenes Tacky Glue

  • Cream/off white acrylic paint

  • brown paint

  • pop or regular glue dots

  • favourite photo adhesive

  • brown stamp pad

  • stapler

  • sanding block

  • sewing needle

  • Crop-a-Dile

  • Apron (optional)
The Goldens Medium is available from the US site listed above but I've checked around and it is also available from an Irish company called The Art Materials Company here. It costs €9.95 plus postage of €2.50.

If you have any questions about the class just drop me an email to

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Lance Anderson and Donna Downey - Dublin Workshop!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day and we can't think of a better way to celebrate than by sharing some really exciting Irish scrapbooking news! and Lainey's Crop are delighted to announce

a Midsummer MegaScrap on Saturday June 21st

in Le Cheile Community Centre, Donnycarney, Dublin

featuring from the U.S.A

Lance Anderson and Donna Downey

This is the first time any U.S. celebrity scrapbook tutors have visited this island and we are really lucky to have two of the biggest names in the industry here for just one day to teach two fantastic classes.

Many of you will know Lance Anderson, the owner of Rusty Pickle and an international scrapbook tutor. Lance travels the world teaching and launching the gorgeous Rusty Pickle ranges and his classes are amazing. Lance will be teaching this fantastic

"Pocket Pop Up MiniBook".

Donna Downey is an author, scrapbook tutor and columnist with Simple Scrapbooks magazine and like Lance, travels the world giving workshops and sharing her passion for crafting. Donna's class has been specially designed for her trip to Ireland and you will love it!

The fee for the full day is €120.00 and this includes:

  • A three hour Pocket Pop Up MiniBook Class with Lance Anderson from Rusty Pickle.
  • A three hour technique packed Class with Donna Downey.
  • Kits for both classes containing a total of over €65.00 worth of Rusty Pickle products!
  • Tea, coffee, snacks and refreshments all day.

Places for this creativity packed day are strictly limited and tickets are now on sale at, so if you want to reserve your place now just click here or email if you require any further information.

* Plus, book and pay by May 17th and be in with a chance to win your ticket price back!