Want to go to Greece for FREE?

Apr 30, 2010

You can find out how here. I had the pleasure of being on the Cocoa Daisy DT for several years with Linda. Linda is full of life, loves her family and says some of the funniest things I have ever heard. I swear she can make you laugh so hard you cry and I truly believe her love of life and family as well as her humor is what helped her get to where she is now. Linda beat some terrible odds that were stacked against her and I am so thankful. Linda is loved deeply by many and I am so glad to be a part of this...

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To glitter or not to glitter…

Apr 26, 2010

Really should this even be a question but I think these little roses look pretty either way. As you can tell I cannot seem to get off this flower addiction. I think of ways to make flowers all the time now. Seriously, it is bad. But oh so fun… so the addiction remains. The tutorial to make these little roses will be posted on my Tips, Techniques and Tutorials paper crafting community soon. I have two flower tutorials posted there now. I think these tiny flowers would look so cute clustered on top of a gift box… hmm, might need to create a mini box template just for these roses. Enjoy your day… it is gorgeous here in...

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Tips, Techniques and Tutorials

Apr 23, 2010

Although I’ve posted a quite a few PDF tutorials in my online store, I’m often asked about my techniques for creating the other projects posted on this blog. Since I love to share my techniques and ideas for creating, I’ve created a new private membership area, called “Tips, Techniques and Tutorials, a paper crafting community.” This new private blog/community will be a fun place where I’ll share my favorite tips and techniques, as well as step-by-step tutorials that you can follow to recreate many of the future projects you will find here on my “It’s In The Details” blog. We will have a forum so that we can chat, and for everyone to ask questions. This will be a community about creating and sharing. The annual cost for membership is $14.95, which averages out...

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22 Years…

Apr 23, 2010

It is so hard to believe my sweet Terri turns 22 today. I decided I would spare her all the embarrassing photos I want to show of her through the years. You know the ones only Moms think are cute but are as I have been told totally devastating if others were to see. Instead I will show you a few of her and my son-in-law taken in downtown Fort Worth totally happy and enjoying life… I hope it is always this good for the two of them. Happy Birthday Sweet Pea. I hope today is a wonderful day. Love you lots! Photos taken by Rodney Hays. Rodney’s...

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Crepe Paper Flower…

Apr 22, 2010

As you know I love crepe paper especially in the color pale pink. So I decided to play with some this morning and this is what I ended up with… a cute flower to adorn a gift box. And with Mother’s Day just around the corner I think this will be the perfect accent to adorn a gift for mom. Supplies Used: Crepe Paper Streamer, Stamens, Vintage Sheet...

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Registration is now open

Apr 19, 2010

Because I don’t think anyone is ever too old to play with dolls, here is a sneak peek of my upcoming workshop, “Say Say Old Playmate”. In this online workshop you’ll create a unique paper doll, alter three dresses and create cute items for her to hold. Your doll and her belongings will look adorable kept in an altered cigar box or hung on the wall attached to a vintage tray (magnets are involved with this project). Passers by can change her outfit or hand held embellishment any time they feel. Mine will certainly be hanging in my scraproom. The cost for this online workshop is $19.95. Once registered you will have access to the private blog where you can view the complete supply list. The Crafty Scrapper will be selling a few Say...

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Artistic Journey

Apr 19, 2010

I am so excited to announce the first Artistic Journey event brought to you by The Crafty Scrapper. This event features 3 Maya Road design team members Aubrey Rives, Katie Watson and me. We plan to inspire you to try new techniques and learn new things on your Artistic Journey. It will be a weekend of fun, laughter and learning. I hope you join us on this Artistic Journey October 1st – 3rd, 2010. To find out all the details about this event just follow this link. I’m already counting down the days. October cannot get here fast...

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If you know me you figured…

Apr 17, 2010

it was only a matter of time before I started trying to create some of these fabric flowers Jessica and I made out of crepe paper. To start all you need is a strip of crepe paper (I used pale pink) approx. 24″ in length. Fold it in 1/2 length wise. Using scallop scissors trim the non-folded edge. Thread a sewing needle with embroidery floss and begin gathering the crepe paper along the folded seam of the crepe paper. Once you get to the opposite end of the strip even out the gathers. Now begin rolling the crepe paper tightly at first then a little less as you go along until you reach the end. You can added a small dot of liquid adhesive along the way or wait until the entire strip has...

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I’m home…

Apr 16, 2010

It was a super fun week visiting Jessica and her family. Below is one of the photos I took while visiting and let me just say it was a week. Not only were we creating like crazy in the evenings we were also taking care of one kid with a mild case of chicken pox, one with strep throat and a 5 month old… some days we didn’t know if we were coming or going. It got so comical all we could do was laugh. Especially the day Jess called the Dr. to make an appointment to bring Jacob in due to some strange bumps on his face, turn right back around after dropping Hanna off at school to pick her up because she wasn’t feeling well, then call the Dr. to see if...

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Heading home

Apr 15, 2010

Jessica and I finished our last project yesterday. I can’t believe I head home this afternoon. This was one fast paced week. The sneak peek of the sampler album uses one of the fabric flowers we made earlier in the week. I think accenting the flower with the vintage bottle cap worked out perfectly. You will be seeing more of this album in the near future. And Jessica and I thought you might enjoy this photo of our creative mess… creating is so much more fun than putting up. We made a huge mess but fun was had and that was all the...

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Another day of flowers

Apr 14, 2010

Are you tired of seeing flowers? I sure hope not because Jessica and I are having a blast making them. The flowers shown below are made out of several different kinds of material. Thankfully, Jessica is the fabric queen and made the selections. If not I would still be standing in the fabric section trying to make up my mind as there were too many colors and textures. Talk about sensory overload. Honestly, it would have taken me forever… she just said, “How about these colors and textures?” And I quickly replied back with “Perfect, looks great to me.” Jessica found the tutorial on how to make these flowers on the Sew 4 Fun blog. You really need to check it out. I think you will love creating them. They are another really easy flower to create. The...

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Flowers, dish towels and lemon bars

Apr 13, 2010

Okay here are some more flowers Jessica and I created. Be on the lookout for some new tutorials coming your way soon. These shown below are so fun to make. This is a zipper flower we made using a white zipper and mist. And here are the fabric flowers we created to accent Jessica’s banner. You can find the tutorial to make your own on the Sew 4 Fun blog. We made 12 flowers then made ourselves stop. We could have gone on forever. These flowers are super fun and easy to make. Notice the yellow and green seam binding… we dyed and crinkled it… another tutorial headed your way soon. The flowers are all made in the quiet of the night so during the day we do fun stuff like go to Anthropologie. I thought these dish...

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You know the story…

Apr 12, 2010

“Give A Mouse A Cookie” well this is what happens when you give two friends ribbon, fabric, a sewing machine, one free hour and Rebecca Sower. Jessica and I are having a blast making these flowers. And just a little FYI… this is a great way to use up your ribbon scraps. That is if you are like me, I keep every little piece. Now I have a super cool project to use them in. Warning: These flowers are extremely addicting to make. Once you start you do not want to stop. We also created a gorgeous banner using some of the family photos I took. It took us two days to finish it and it is wonderful… yes fabric flowers on this one too… as soon as I take some photos of it I will...

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See ya in a week…

Apr 8, 2010

This morning I’m headed to Boise to visit my friend Jessica (Maya Road roomie at CHA) and her family. I will be taking some family photos for them, spoiling the kids with homemade cookies and other not so healthy foods, creating with Jess and the kids and snuggling as much as I can on baby Ethan. Then on the 15th I leave her and Brian with all the damage from spoiling and head home. It’s gonna be a fun...

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Say Say Old Playmate

Apr 6, 2010

Here is a sneak peek of my upcoming workshop, Say Say Old Playmate. I feel one is never too old to play with dolls. In this workshop you will create one doll, alter three dresses and create adorable items for her to hold. Your doll and all her belongings would look adorable kept in an altered box or hung on the wall attached (magnets are involved with this project) to a vintage tray. This way those that pass by can change her outfit or hand held embellishment. I will certainly be hanging mine in my scraproom. The cost for this online workshop is $19.95. Once registered you will have access to the private blog where you can view the complete supply list. The Crafty Scrapper will be putting together and selling a few kits....

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Grungepaper Flower PDF

Apr 5, 2010

I finally got my hands on some Grungepaper! And yes, it is super fun to play around with and I have lots of ideas for this neat product. This photo is of a flower I created using one of my templates, some Maya Mist, Glitter and Stickles. It was not a great day for photos this morning as it was very cloudy. This flower is a much brighter pink… it kinda looks cranberry here. I did discover a helpful hint that I want to pass along. When using any of the Maya Mists it is much easier to apply to Grungepaper using a paintbrush instead of spraying. Grungepaper does not absorb the mist as fast as chipboard. If you over spray you will end up having to blot some of the mist off which...

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Happy Easter from my family to yours…

Apr 4, 2010

I thought I would share with you on this special day some family photos from Easters past. Oh how I love old family photos. Here are my mom and cousins Larry and Jimmie Easter Sunday. They are standing in front of my Aunt and Uncle’s house on Dog Run in Salem, WV, in 1954 or 55. Love that the girls as well as the ladies wore gloves with their new Easter attire. I’m not sure where Mom is standing for this photo but I am assuming it is either in the yard at her home or my aunt’s. They were only 2 houses away from each other. Which was so fun when the family would go visit in the summers. I’m sure my brother and I created a path between their houses… we went...

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Just have to show you…

Apr 2, 2010

So this evening Alan and I found out my book “Delight In The Details” was in stock at Barnes & Noble at Stonebriar Mall here in Frisco. Yes we raced over to see it and noticed they only had one left on the shelf. So far the only other place I have been able to see my book in person is The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, Texas. I must say it does feel strange walking in and seeing it sitting on a shelf. Although it is a good strange and certainly makes me smile. Remember, I have this RAK giveaway going on. If you want to participate send me a photo of my book in a store near you… you do not have to be in the photo if you don’t want to. Just...

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Twisted Crepe Paper Rose

Apr 2, 2010

This sweet rose embellishment is perfect to use as an accent on any project or card. I think it would be gorgeous on a birthday, thinking of you or Mother’s Day card. This rose is really simple to make and I see an addiction headed my way as I just cannot seem to make enough of them right now. I guess the addiction is already here. Supplies Used: Crepe Paper Streamer – Pink, Self Adhesive Pearls – 2MM, Felt Leaves, Platinum and Diamond Stickles, Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Creamy Brown Ink, Book Page Tools Needed: Scissors, Fiskars Large Scallop Squeeze Punch – Seal Of Approval Instructions: Using a Scallop Punch, punch one scallop circle out of an old book page. Ink the edges using a creamy brown ink. Accent the scalloped edge of the circle...

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Gift Card Holder

Apr 1, 2010

My newest PDF is now available. As I posted yesterday, this PDF includes step-by-step instructions, color photos, the gift card holder template and a scan of vintage sheet music measuring approx. 8.5″ x 11″. The cost is only...

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