Want to see some pages inside my book…

Nov 28, 2009

Oh I love having a techy DH. Alan added photos of the inside of my book to this post. If you want to see them check it out. I love seeing the pages in color as pretty much all I have seen is black and white. I can hardly wait to get my two advanced copies… I am counting down the days as it should be sometime in December. You will all here a huge scream when they arrive. I tell ya my Editor Kristin Boys (love, love, love her so much… seriously she is the sweetest person and such a pleasure to work with… I’m so glad my book landed on her desk) Designer Corrie Schaffeld, Production Coordinator Greg Nock, Photographers Christine Polomsky (it was a BLAST getting to work with Christine in...

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12 Day Advent Pocket Calendar #9

Nov 27, 2009

Stamp image onto heavy weight white cardstock, ink on top of stamped image using Distress Ink, lightly color image using jewel tone chalks. Place glossy accents onto the back of a Fragments Charm and attach to stamped image. Using Alcohol Ink, ink the top of the Fragments Charm, accent the Fragments Charm with Distress Stickles, let dry. Once the Distress Stickles is dry apply a clear drying adhesive to the edge of the Fragments Charm and apply Gold German Glass Glitter to the edge, let dry. Once dry tie a piece of green seam binding on top. Cover the front top half of a 1 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ office tag with patterned paper, fold the end up to create a pocket, cover the folded part of the pocket with patterned paper, stitch around...

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Countdown to Santa and Black Friday Special

Nov 26, 2009

Here is a sneak peek of my newest project download. It’s a Countdown to Santa Altered Frame. And I have a pre Black Friday special that lasts until Friday night on the last few remaining Grab Bag Style Boxes in my store. If you’ve been thinking about getting one now is your chance. Each box is filled with lots and lots of great products. Friday, I will be back to posting the 12 Days of Christmas pocket tutorials for the Advent Calendar I am working on. So those of you that are creating along with me… get your supplies...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 26, 2009

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. ~Ralph Waldo...

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New Downloads for Sale…

Nov 21, 2009

I’m so happy to announce that I am now offering for sale step by step project tutorials. A few of the project tutorials listed “Jingle” and “Monsieur Hiver” are from my popular “12 Days of Christmas Workshop”. And today, I created a super cute “Coffee Cup” gift card holder that’s just waiting to be made by you and given as a gift this holiday season. This project can be used as a gift card holder now then turned into an ornament in the years to come. As with all my tutorials these downloads have color photos, a list of the supplies and tools used, templates when needed and simple to follow step-by-step instructions. Check back in the tutorials section of my store as more projects will be added...

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Workshop Coupon…

Nov 20, 2009

These past few days I have been busy working on an adorable ornament (if I don’t say so myself) for a project a friend of mine is doing on her blog. I can’t wait to show you but you’re going to have to wait until sometime in December. I think it will be worth the wait. And those creating the pockets along with me for the Advent calendar, I will be posting more soon… I am loving how this project is coming together. We have been having a blast creating in my holiday workshops. I cannot believe we are finishing up week 3 in my “A Very Vintage Christmas” workshop. The time is flying by but there is still time to create for the holidays if you are interested. Remember, you have the same...

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12 Day Advent Pocket Calendar #3

Nov 18, 2009

Stamp image onto heavy weight white cardstock, ink on top of stamped image using Distress Ink, lightly color image using jewel tone chalks. Place glossy accents onto the back of a Fragments Charm and attach to stamped image. Using Alcohol Ink, ink the top of the Fragments Charm, accent the Fragments Charm with Distress Stickles, let dry. Once the Distress Stickles is dry apply a clear drying adhesive to the edge of the Fragments Charm and apply Gold German Glass Glitter to the edge, let dry. Once dry tie a piece of green seam binding on top. Cover the front top half of a 1 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ office tag with patterned paper, fold the end up to create a pocket, cover the folded part of the pocket with patterned paper, stitch around...

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12 Day Advent Pocket Calendar Pocket #12

Nov 17, 2009

Instructions: Stamp image onto heavy weight white cardstock, ink on top of stamped image using Distress Ink, lightly color image using jewel tone chalks. Place glossy accents onto the back of a Fragments Charm and attach to stamped image. Using Alcohol Ink, ink the top of the Fragments Charm, accent the Fragments Charm with Distress Stickles and Diamond Stickles, let dry. Once the Stickles is dry apply a clear drying adhesive to the edge of the Fragments Charm and apply Gold German Glass Glitter to the edge, let dry. Once dry tie a piece of red seam binding on top. Cover the front top half of a Size 5 – 4 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ office tag with patterned paper, fold the end up to create a pocket, cover the folded part of the...

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12 Day Advent Pocket Calendar Pocket #1

Nov 16, 2009

Instructions: Stamp image onto heavy weight white cardstock, ink on top of stamped image using Distress Ink, lightly color image using jewel tone chalks. Place glossy accents onto the back of a Fragments Charm and attach to stamped image. Using Alcohol Ink, ink the top of the Fragments Charm, accent the Fragments Charm with Distress Stickles, let dry. Once the Distress Stickles is dry apply a clear drying adhesive to the edge of the Fragments Charm and apply Gold German Glass Glitter to the edge, let dry. Once dry tie a piece of white seam binding on top then attach gold paper wings to the back of the Fragments Charm. Cover the front top half of a 1 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ office tag with patterned paper, fold the end up to create a...

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12 Day Advent Pocket Calendar Pocket #10

Nov 15, 2009

Instructions: Stamp image onto heavy weight white cardstock, ink on top of stamped image using Distress Ink, lightly color image using jewel tone chalks. Place glossy accents onto the back of a Fragments Charm and attach to stamped image. Using Alcohol Ink, ink the top of the Fragments Charm, accent the Fragments Charm with Distress Stickles, let dry. Once the Distress Stickles is dry apply a clear drying adhesive to the edge of the Fragments Charm and apply Gold German Glass Glitter to the edge, let dry. Once dry tie a piece of green seam binding on top. Cover the front top half of a Size 5 – 4 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ office tag with patterned paper, fold the end up to create a pocket, cover the folded part of the pocket with...

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Glittered Rose…

Nov 13, 2009

It’s no surprise to you all that I love glitter. So I decided to mix my own and came up with this gorgeous ice/snow mixture. I wanted this silk rose to resemble that of one getting caught in an early frost or slightly icy morning. To achieve this look I first sprayed the entire rose with Iridescent Maya Mist and let it dry completely. Then using a paintbrush I applied Glossy Collage Pauge Instant Decoupage to the petals tips. While the decoupage was still wet I applied the glitter. I really wish you could see this in person as the sparkly goodness just does not show up as I want in these photos. And if you would like some of my glitter to accent your own projects I will be selling these adorable vintage...

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12 Day Advent Pocket Calendar Pocket #5

Nov 12, 2009

Stamp image onto heavy weight white cardstock, ink on top of stamped image using Distress Ink, lightly color image using jewel tone chalks. Place glossy accents onto the back of a Fragments Charm and attach to stamped image. Using Alcohol Ink, ink the top of the Fragments Charm, accent the Fragments Charm with Distress Stickles, let dry. Once the Distress Stickles is dry apply a clear drying adhesive to the edge of the Fragments Charm and apply Gold German Glass Glitter to the edge, let dry. Once dry tie a piece of red seam binding on top. Cover the front top half of a 1 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ office tag with patterned paper, fold the end up to create a pocket, cover the folded part of the pocket with patterned paper, stitch around...

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12 Day Advent Pocket Calendar Pocket #11

Nov 11, 2009

For the next several weeks I will be posting 12 altered pockets that when finished and put together will create a 12 Day Advent Pocket Style Calendar. I hope you decide to play along as you too will end up with an adorable calendar. This project is still in the works and is an idea I have so I will not have a complete supply list for you a head of time, just supplies used for that days pocket. I like to try to create something each day and think this will be a fun project to have in the works. I already stamped my images and accented my Fragments Charms so which ever charm pocket I feel like working on and finishing that day is the one you will see the next. It...

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19 years and counting…

Nov 10, 2009

Today, Alan and I celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. 19 years… how can this be? Time really does fly right on by. Happy Anniversary, Alan. Love is one long sweet dream, and marriage is the alarm clock. ~Author Unknown That quote cracks me up! And this is my favorite photo of the entire night… me at the time with my two favorite people (pre Ansley, now I have three just want to make that clear). The photo was taken right after the I do’s. The sweet adorable 2 year old is my now sweet adorable 21 year old Terri. I asked her why she wasn’t looking at Uncle Don when he took the photo and she replied in the cutest little “Roo” voice ever… ” I didn’t want to step on my dress, Momma.”...

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Grab Bag Style Boxes…

Nov 9, 2009

Last week I cleaned out my scraproom and Saturday, Terri and I randomly FILLED to the top 12 medium sized flat rate boxes. These boxes are grab bag style so you will not know what you get until you open the box. The minimum retail value of each box will easily exceed the purchase price plus shipping… several are valued at over $75. You will not receive every manufacturer listed below but you will receive a box FILLED with at least 10 of the manufacturers listed. Note: This does not mean only 10 items, remember I FILLED the boxes. This means 10 manufacturers. Each box is only $24.95 plus shipping. You can find them here in my store. Manufacturers: Daisyd’s, Maya Road, Scenic Route, Dream Street Designs, October Afternoon, Autumn Leaves Idea Books, Heidi...

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Mittens and Snowflakes

Nov 6, 2009

I love the cuff on these mittens. They remind me of when I was around 3 or 4 years old living in Kittery, Maine. One winter I remember sitting in the back seat of my Mom and Dad’s blue Volkswagen Beetle with my hands all toasty and warm inside my brand new muff. I loved that muff and thought I was something else using it. I think it’s funny how a little piece of craft Boa can remind me of something long ago. Instructions: Cover the front and back of three pages from a Maya Road Mitten Chipboard Coaster Book with vintage wallpaper. I used Aleene’s Paper Glaze adhesive when attaching the wallpaper. Sand the edges of each mitten using a sanding block or Emory board. Apply a clear drying liquid adhesive around the...

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Wonderful Fall Cookies or Muffins…

Nov 5, 2009

My friend Peg posted this recipe on Facebook and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to try it… this recipe passed our family taste test with flying colors. So I thought I would pass along the recipe to all my blogging friends. Enjoy! Easy Pumpkin Spice Cookies or Muffins Ingredients: 1 (18.25 ounce) Package Spice Cake Mix (only the mix) 1 (15 oz) Can Solid Pack Pumpkin 1 Cup Chocolate chips (I added one entire small bag of Chocolate Chips) Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line muffin tins. In a large bowl stir together the cake mix, pumpkin until well blended. Add in chocolate chips. Mix well. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet. (The cookies do not spread...

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Holiday Sweet Treats are now for sale…

Nov 4, 2009

Most everyone loves Sweet Treats, especially during the holiday season. So I put together a calorie free version from items I have been stashing away or maybe I should say hoarding? Honestly, that is more like it. Santa told me it’s time to share the goods! The “Holiday Sweet Treats” will be ready for sale sometime this afternoon. My techy elf’s been busy working on my “A Very Vintage Christmas” workshop as well as his full time job. If I don’t cut him a little slack I fear a strike may be in the near future and I cannot have that! You can purchase your “Holiday Sweet Treats” packet here. Each “Holiday Sweet Treats” packet sells for $12.95 and includes the following items. 2 Yards Red Seam Binding 2 Yards Green Seam Binding 2...

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Tarnished Ornament, Charm or…

Nov 3, 2009

REALLY cool keychain… yes, this is what I will be using as a keychain for a bit. This piece makes me so happy! It reminds me of my two sweet daughters Terri and Ansley, I love the sound of jingle bells (the little bells jingle), I love the look of tarnished silver, antique jewelry and chandelier pieces (this includes all three) and stamped on the Trinket Pin is one of my favorite words “Vintage” we all know I LOVE anything VINTAGE! So what do you think of my new keychain? I LOVE IT and think it will make running errands a lot more enjoyable. And now to the tutorial.. you know I LOVE figuring out ways to make things look old and yesterday I figured out how to make silver look tarnished… talk about...

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Altered Cabinet Card

Nov 2, 2009

My “A Very Vintage Christmas” workshop starts today so in its honor I figured I would have a very vintage project. I found this old cabinet card placed between some very old Christmas cards that have been in the family for nearly 60 years. No one recognized these two young ladies and there was no name on the back so I decided to make their photo into a permanent holiday ornament to enjoy each year. These ladies seemed to be in such a gaze that I decided to have them looking out a window, maybe at the newly fallen snow or eagerly anticipating the arrival of a welcomed holiday guest. Which ever it may be, I’m pretty happy with how this came out and certainly see a new addiction in my future. If you...

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