Red, White and Blue…

May 30, 2010

and some silver German glass glitter. The “Americana” online workshop I did last year is now on sale for those interested in creating items for July 4th. The cost for this workshop is only $14.95. You will get six weeks of access to the private blog starting the day you sign up.  When I look at the projects created for this workshop I think of dripping Popsicles, family picnics and the anticipation of waiting to watch a night filled sky full of fireworks. In this Americana Workshop you will create 12 projects using the very striking red, white and blue color scheme. All 12 tutorials include color photos, step by step directions, supply lists and tools needed. Below are a few sneak peeks of projects you will create.  ...

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A few new soldering projects

May 28, 2010

I was lucky to get Trisha Conlon to come to my house for a private soldering lesson this past Wednesday. She is so talented and has so many wonderful ideas. Trisha and I started brainstorming and came up with a super cool class idea that we are going to teach  together at The Crafty Scrapper. It will be down the road because first we have to get the idea out of our heads and to the table. All I can say is it will be an all day class that will incorporate both our styles and yes I have to say it again…. it is so super cool! Okay so on to what she taught me…. I love the shadow box type pendants and wanted to learn how to make them so badly. Well...

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Starting to feel some progress

May 27, 2010

well it is day 3 of resting the shoulder well honestly semi resting the shoulder and I am starting to feel some improvement. So I guess I really did need to rest the darn thing and since I have been only working on CHA samples I thought I would share some more of my favorite projects in my book. Oh but first… those of you on the waiting list for my “Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend” technique class that I will be teaching at The Crafty Scrapper next month we have added another day. Here is the schedule for Friday, June 11th Noon “Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend” 6:00 “Tuscany and Roses” then Saturday, June 12th Noon “Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend” (Sold Out) So if you are on the waiting...

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Since I am supposed to be resting…

May 22, 2010

my shoulder which I must admit is making me crazier than ever… I thought I would share with you some of my favorite layouts featured in my book “Delight In The Details”. These three are all so different from each other yet super detailed and as you know I can get lost in the details. The photo of the little girl is me. It is one of my favorite baby photos.  I thought this photo was a perfect match with this paper line by Jenni Bowlin. In this layout I used my craft knife a lot. Which is most likely one of the reasons my shoulder is killing me… I love to use my craft knife and grip it so tightly. I think the light chalking on the bird and flowers makes for a...

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Mykonos Greece with Cocoa Daisy Destinations

May 19, 2010

Mykonos Greece with Cocoa Daisy Destinations COST PER PERSON $2995 The Mykonos event will be limited to just 75 participants. As part of Cocoa Daisy Destinations: Mykonos, all of the following will be included in the package: Classes and follow up sessions with all three instructors, Ali Edwards, Jenni Bowlin and Karen Russell in a small group setting Double/triple occupancy for 6 nights A deluxe buffet breakfast each morning A pool side social hour with drinks and appetizers each evening All dinners (a nightly buffet including Greek & Continental cuisine as well as one evening out) One evening out in a small group setting with all three instructors at a superb restaurant Daily mini workshops with 3 members of the Daisy Divas: Christine Drumheller (Memory Makers Master ’09), Ronda Palazzari (Memory Makers Master ’09)...

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Something exciting…

May 19, 2010

has come my way… I will be doing a mini workshop and make-n-takes at Cocoa Daisy Destinations Mykonos 2010. I am so super excited about this opportunity. It is going to be so much fun. Thanks Tricia for the invite! And I thought I would share one of my book projects with you. This project has all kinds of stuff going on… hand stitching, die cutting, alcohol inks and glitter. The how to will be posted in my Tips, Techniques and Tutorials soon as well as some of my other book projects. Hope to see you there and remember to live, love and laugh everyday. Hugs!    ...

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New found love….

May 18, 2010

Saturday I took two soldering classes (101 and 201) at The Crafty Scrapper from the super talented Trisha Conlon. I am now addicted and have so many ideas swimming around in my head. So I thought I would show you the charms I made in her classes and then some that I made here at home. These were made in class 101. The flower one was learning the chunky technique and the other two were just standard straight line soldering. Actually the chunky is taught in 201 but she kinda slid that technique in for me. These were made in the 201 class. She taught us how to cut glass and do the chunky technique. We made the collage in 101. I added the vintage rhinestone buttons when I got home. The blob that...

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Heritage Pennant

May 17, 2010

This is one of my favorite photos of my Mom and her Mother. I am guessing this photo was taken around 1944. I think photo booth photos are the best. So wanting to be able to see this photo more often I decided to create a little heritage style pennant. Now I can display it however I wish. Tips, Techniques and Tutorials I had a super fun Saturday at The Crafty Scrapper. I took two soldering classes 101 and 201. Trisha is a great teacher. If you ever have a chance to take a class from her I suggest you do. You will be so happy you did. I will show you some of the charms I made later in the week. Have a great day. I’m off to send Carolyn the info needed...

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Simpler Times…

May 13, 2010

Right now I feel a strong need to do some antique shopping. I want to find some more spools and add to my vintage paper stash. I love vintage papers of any kind. Not much going on here today… just laundry. My goodness I have let it pile up pretty high. But before I could even think about starting that boring task I wanted to create this little project that came to mind just before I fell off to sleep last night. I love the simplicity of it. So cute and certainly does remind me of simpler times. Tips, Techniques and...

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Use your scraps…

May 12, 2010

This card was created using up some of the scraps I have been saving. Scraps make the perfect sized cards to attach to gift bags, presents or to use as enclosure cards. And with Graduations just around the corner I’m sure some of you will be needing a few cards… I say make them and keep the savings for more scrapping supplies. Instructions: Trim 3 patterned paper scraps to 2″ x 4″ Scor the left edge of the patterned paper piece that will go on top of your card a .25″ from the edge. Fold over the scored section and attach it to the patterned paper piece that is 2″ x 4″ (this will be the inside section of the card) using a strong adhesive. Sew a straight stitch along the left side of...

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I love small houses…

May 11, 2010

I could create an entire village out of this old fashioned putz style house. Really, there are so many wonderful ways to decorate this sweet little house. I have other patterns in my head to create as well but I wanted something simple this go around. I like the simplicity of the black paint against the old book page. Also the accented star… it’s a Texas thing in gold German glass glitter really adds a nice pop of color to the front. Oh and don’t forget the crystal coarse glitter, it adds the perfect amount of sparkle. Tips, Techniques and Tutorials I have been super busy creating some new technique classes to teach at The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie. My “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” Technique Class will be taught June 12th at...

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Mother’s Day Ornament/Tag

May 5, 2010

Here is an ornament/tag I created using an image from this vintage lady pdf. I LOVE these images and plan on creating a few more ornaments to attach to gift bags as needed. I always write a little note on the back of the tag for the recipient as I feel it adds such a personal touch to the gift. And I was really happy with how the rose looked on the tag too. I added a little creamy brown ink to distress it just a bit. I think it’s perfect. Those of you registered in my Tips, Techniques and Tutorials workshop, I will be posting the tutorial on how to recreate this soon. So be watching. Supplies Used: Maya Road Scroll Frames, Ledger Paper, Sheet Music, Platinum Stickles, Maya Road Chandelier Bead, Self...

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Newest online workshop is now available

May 3, 2010

My Canvas Sampler Album workshop is now ready for registration. You will have instant access to this workshop… no waiting… it is all there ready for you to start creating. The cost is $24.95 and you will have 30 days access to the private blog. I hope those of you who are geographically challenged and cannot attend my classes enjoy it… it is because of all your emails I decided to make it an online class. Thanks! Follow this Link to Enroll I hope you all had a wonderful NSD weekend. I worked on creating a technique class and played with felt. I had fun figuring out how to make these little flowers. They are perfect to accent mini projects, cards or even...

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National Scrapbook Day…

May 1, 2010

In honor of this wonderful day I am giving free access to anyone that would like to recreate the banner in my “Sweet Treats” online workshop. I hope you enjoy the workshop. And the Canvas Sampler Album class I have been teaching at local scrapbook stores will now be an online workshop. The cost for this workshop is $24.95. Registration begins next week. You will alter the cover of this unique 5″ square canvas binder album with mini chipboard tags covered with images of vintage ledger paper and sheet music (included in the workshop as a pdf), book pages and gorgeous fine silver German glass glitter covered embellishments. The inside of the album is covered with images of vintage bingo cards (included in the workshop as a pdf) and includes two canvas pockets that...

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