He makes me happy…

Sep 27, 2008

AND he needs a name. If you want to play please help me name my newest creation. Just leave a comment (US only please. I’m so sorry but international shipping is too expensive). If I pick the name you suggest I will send a sweet little winter RAK that includes some Maya Road Snowflakes. I am going to see if I can teach this as a class locally. We will see if there are any snowman lovin people in Texas. Mister Snowman stands about 24″ tall so he is a biggie. After all he is in Texas and everyone knows “Everything is bigger in...

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Sep 24, 2008

I just discounted some of the kits I had left over from teaching at the Crafty Scrapper this past weekend. If you are interested now is the time to snag them up. Each kit is FULL of product and comes with step by step instructions and color photos. I do not count out single buttons, chipboard letters or cut up my papers. I give you entire tins, full sheets or pads of patterned papers and yards of ribbon. On top of the already discounted price if you order two kits you get an additional 10% off – 3 kits an additional 15% off and 4 or more kits an additional 20% off. I ship flat rate so several kits can fit into one box. I must say I had such a fun day Saturday....

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Last years project with this years tutorial…

Sep 23, 2008

I have had several people email me regarding this “Spooktacular” sign. So I thought I would do a little tutorial since the products are in stores right now…. So here ya go… Products: Maya Road Philadelphia Uppercase Alphabet Maya Road Midnight Black Velvet Ric Rac Maya Road Star Coaster Album Maya Road Motifs Chipboard Set Black Boa Wide Orange Ribbon Daisy D’s Spooky Dot (any Halloween patterned paper will work) Stickles (Orange Peel) Ranger Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber (Gold) Martha Stewart Glitter (Florentine Gold) Making Memories Glitter (Black) Making Memories Paint (Black) Pre-painted Wooden Plaque (Michael’s) Tools: Hot Glue Gun Paint Brush Paper Trimmer Fiskars Scissors Liquid Adhesive Fiskars Hand Drill Instructions: Accent all orange painted areas on the wooden plaque using Stickles Orange Peel… Cover inside portion of your wooden plaque using patterned...

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Mini Wall Hanging Tutorial…

Sep 21, 2008

Wanna make one of these? If so, check out Scrap Scene for complete how to...

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They’re in the mail…

Sep 17, 2008

I will tweak and tweak and tweak until I make myself nuts! I have to make at least two trips around the store before I can focus enough to think about purchasing items. I tell ya if you have never been to her store because you worry about the drive.

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Teaching a class…

Sep 15, 2008

I thought I would share a little sneak peek to a class I am teaching Jan. 15th – 18th at Split Rock Retreat for Scrappin’ Away Vacations. This Maya Road Townhouse and Mini Album kit is loaded with lots of Maya Road product, vintage items and gorgeous Webster’s Pages.

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“Family” Triangle Banner Book

Sep 14, 2008

Class Length: 3.5 – 4 Hours Skill: Intermediate This “Family” class is full of techniques that can be incorporated into future projects and layouts. Just remind yourself the impact they create on your projects and layouts makes the time spent worth every second.

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“Time Flies”

Sep 14, 2008

Class Length: 1.5 Hours Skill: All Levels In this class you will create an adorable whimsical home using templates I created as well as decorative scissors, buttons and embroidery floss. A few family facts can be kept behind the front door or written along the inner portion of the house.

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“Stories Told by Me”

Sep 14, 2008

Class Length: 3 Hours     Skill: Intermediate This unique 4″ binder features “Stories Told by Me.” I want this to be an album that incorporates your style and theme so please feel free to change around the paper designs provided.

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Altered Coffee Tin…

Sep 12, 2008

Products Used: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder – Script, My Little Yellow Bicycle Christmas Magic Collection – Ribbon Stripe, Making Memories Ledger Paper, Maya Road Sheer Blossom, Velvet Pleat Blossoms, Velvet Pleat Blossoms – Red &

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So what do you think…

Sep 11, 2008

Yesterday I was wondering how a small brown paper bag would emboss using an embossing folder well… I used the textile embossing folder (seems to be my favorite) then covered the embossed bag using Ranger Distress Inks in Vintage Photo and Spiced Marmalade.

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Maya Road Sheers and Alcohol Inks…

Sep 10, 2008

This candle accent was created using a Maya Road Sheer Oval Keychain Set, Alcohol Inks by Ranger in Terra Cotta, Latte and Pearl, Maya Road Jonathan Chipboard Alphabet, Adirondak Metallics Acrylic Paint Dabber in Gold and Gold Glitter from the Regal Glitter Collection by Melissa Frances.

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Sheer Blossoms meet the Cuttlebug…

Sep 8, 2008

Additional Products Used: Maya Road Buttons – Earth, Maya Road Trinkets Metal Elements – Blossoms, Maya Road Philadelphia Uppercase Alphabet, Adirondack Metallic Acrylic Paint Dabber – Gold, Melissa Frances Regal Glitter Collection (Gold), Melissa Frances Autumn Splendor Vintage Transfers, Floss, Tulle and a Berry Spray.

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Trying to find balance…

Sep 6, 2008

Gosh, I so stink at this blogging. I guess they like my blog even though I am a bad blogger. Then link the person you received the “I Love Your Blog” award from. Then put links to those blogs on your blog.

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