Artistic Journey 2012 Sneak Peeks

Jul 31, 2012

Check Out The Project Peeks For Artistic Journey! Artistic Journey 2012 is brought to you by The Crafty Scrapper. This event features 3 of Maya Road’s designers and they are set to inspire you to try new techniques and learn new things on your Artistic Journey. Check out the details below for peeks of each of the fabulous 3 hour classes. We have a special make and take that you will love for our Friday meet and greet! So join us on this Artistic Journey, October 5th – October 7th, 2012. We Want To Learn About The Teachers And See Peeks Of Their Classes! Meet Dina Wakley: Dina Wakley lives Arizona with her husband and three boys. She love everything about art…making it, talking about it, teaching it. Dina discovered scrapbooking in 1995. Scrapbooking...

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New Feature Added for Independent Store Owners

Jul 30, 2012

Alan and I have been working hard on compiling a list of places that sell “Delight In The Seasons.” We’ve come up with quite a list and look forward to continue adding to this list. If you are an independent scrapbook store or book store in the US or Internationally please email me ( a photo holding my book “Delight In The Seasons” while standing next to the books display inside your store. We will then add your store’s name and website link to my “Where To Buy” page. Alan and I are also working on a photos page showing and listing the names of stores using the photo you send. I’m very committed in helping all independent store owners who take the time to order and sell my books. You are all a very...

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Delight In The Seasons Autumn Sneak Peeks

Jul 27, 2012

This week, as I was in Hobby Lobby I saw that they are putting out all their seasonal items and crafts for all those who like to start working on projects for craft fairs, gifts and home decor items. So I thought I would share some sneak peeks of projects in Chapter Four ~ Autumn of my book Delight In The Seasons. You will find lots of fun projects and techniques in Chapter Four ~ Autumn. I had so much fun creating projects for Grandparent’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Autumn and even a Baby Shower Centerpiece. You will teach you techniques using Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE), Maya Mist, Perfect Pearls, Copic Markers, Glitter, Punches, and so much more. And remember, Delight In The Seasons is so much more than just holidays. Don’t let the...

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Chicago Art and A Random Quote

Jul 25, 2012

This sticker, which was about 12″ long was attached on a boarded up window in downtown Chicago. It wasn’t far from where I got off the train with Caroline and Emily when we were heading to Navy Pier. This art piece reminds me of the kind of stamp Julie Fei-Fan Balzer would carve. I like the way the artist has “You can feel it in your mind” mixed among all the doodling. This neat tile piece was discovered as we walked out of a tunnel and up more stairs than I want to remember. I have no idea where this is but it was on our way to Navy Pier. I’m the one that looks like the total tourists when Caroline and I are on an adventure. I just follow along keeping my eyes...

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Everything Wendy Vecchi

Jul 24, 2012

Yes, this post is all about my friend, Wendy Vecchi. She has so many wonderful things going on right now that there is no way I could post several throughout the week. I have to post it ALL today! First up are her awesome new Stamp Sets by Stampers Anonymous. They are adorable, gorgeous and funky. I love the unique mix in this release. Next are her new Art Parts… Look at the Pitcher of Roses piece… I love how it has the inside piece cut out so the pitcher stays flat on your piece… so smart that Wendy is I tell ya. Her Birds with Wings set is another of my favorites. And look at the huge secret she has been keeping… Wendy now has Stencils for Art… wait until you see what...

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Fun at Navy Pier

Jul 23, 2012

Friday, morning after playing an awesome game of Tetris trying to fit everything into my suitcases Caroline, Emily and I got on the train and headed for downtown Chicago to see Navy Pier. We walked and walked and walked for what seemed like forever… I think Caroline and Emily know how far we walked but are keeping it a secret from me. I swear, I thought they were trying to do me in.  But thankfully, there was an amazing breeze, cooler temps and loads of laughs along the way. Once we finally arrived, which was well worth the walk I have to say,  Navy Pier really is a neat place to visit. We went into the mall and got a Jamba Juice and while walking inside, Emily noticed this neat kiosk that would take your...

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CHA-Summer 2012 Day 3

Jul 22, 2012

Here is another of my favorite Maya Road summer release products… FABRIC TAPE! Their new Fabric Tape comes in Blossom Pink, Barn Red, Sun Yellow, Leaf Green, Ocean Blue, Coal Black, Country Rose and Floral Garden. The tag the samples are attached to is one of the new Maya Road Wood Shipping Tags. They come in 4 styles & 8 pieces that range from 2″ to 3″. One of the projects in the Maya Road booth I could not keep my eyes off of was this canvas created by Dina Wakley. She used Maya Mist mixed with gesso, Natural Wood Buttons and Vintage Wood Birds.  I LOVE Dina’s work. She is such a sweet, talented and very goofy kinda gal. She makes me laugh and I’m so glad I get to see her in...

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CHA-Summer 2012 Day 2

Jul 18, 2012

Today, I was in the Maya Road booth all day doing make-n-takes. Let me tell you my feet and knees hurt so bad tonight I can hardly stand it. But before heading to bed I wanted to show you some of my favorite Maya Road products which just so happen to be pretty popular with store owners too. But before I show you these photos let me first show you this one… this is Terra Cameron with Simon Says Stamp. You can purchase my Antiquated Collection stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp HERE. If you ever have a chance to chat with Terra and/or Heidi you will love every second. They are the sweetest. Okay now on to the photos of my favorite new Maya Road products. You will be seeing these a lot...

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CHA-Summer 2012 Day 1

Jul 17, 2012

Today was a total blast of a day. It was a busy one with make-n-takes, teaching a meeting and more make-n-takes but it was a fun one. Here is a run down of day one… 10:00 – 11:00 ~ start make-n-takes in the Maya Road booth. Gail Holley an instructor for The Scrapbook Page and More was my first make-n-take attendee AND knew the password *** I love Maya Road Pearl Bead Chain *** so she won a signed copy of “Delight In The Seasons”. 11:00 ~ take workshop kits and supplies to my classroom then head back to the booth to do a few more make-n-takes. 11:45 – 12:50 ~ back to the classroom to set up for my workshop “Welcome Home with Maya Road.” 1:00 ~ 3:00 ~ Teach my “Welcome Home...

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What a DAY!

Jul 16, 2012

Today, certainly did NOT start out as a normal second day of set up in the Maya Road booth. Our booth did NOT arrive until 11:30 this morning… YES, 11:30 and the first day of CHA is TOMORROW!!!  I have never had such a pit in the bottom of my stomach as I had today. I cannot even imagine how Caroline and David felt. There is so much work to be done getting this booth ready for a show it will make your head spin and eyes glaze over. We stopped for 30 min. to eat lunch and thankfully, Jimmy John’s delivers. We inhaled our food and it was right back to work unloading crates filled with flooring, the display, product and lots of design team boxes… One good thing is we do have...

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I Love Downtown Chicago

Jul 15, 2012

I think Chicago is one of my favorite cities to visit and I never tire of walking downtown. The architecture, landmarks and window shopping is amazing. Getting to spend the day with Caroline, David, Laura, Ronda, Emily and Jessica made it even better. So what started out not being such a great day ended up being a blast. I love riding the train into downtown and am intrigued with how close businesses and homes are to the train. The train is literally in their backyards. I’m sure it has to be super loud but I guess they get used to it. The Civic Opera House was really pretty and walking over the river is a guaranteed beautiful view and for some reason I really like seeing all the metal beams underneath the train. I think...

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NEW Maya Road Pearl Bead Chain

Jul 14, 2012

Be still my HEART…. I am so excited about this new Maya Road product. Their new Pearl Bead Chain is AMAZING. I love using rosary type beads in projects and now having TWO different sizes to pick from makes me giddy! You can purchase the Pearl Bead Chain by the yard and in two different sizes… 6mm and 8mm. You are so going to want this, I promise. I made this cuff using pieces of the vintage quilt my great great aunts made long ago and accented it using Maya Road Pearl Chain, Rhinestone Trim, pearls, trims and vintage shell buttons. I plan on wearing this at CHA. Here is the Pearl Bead Chain used as a necklace I created to wear at CHA. This Pearl Bead Chain is the perfect weight and it’s super...

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Maya Road Linen Album

Jul 12, 2012

So happy to finally be able to share the Maya Road Catalog for CHA-Summer. They have some awesome products coming out this release and one of my favorite’s is their new 4″ Binder Linen Album that has 3 linen pages and 3 chipboard pages. I finished my mini album using this album just in the knick of time too… I leave bright and early… no, wait it wont even be bright when I head to the airport Saturday morning, just early… ugh. I’m so not a morning person… I just hope while I’m passed out in my seat on the plane I don’t drool. Okay enough of my traveling and on to my mini album… I had fun altering this album with lots of amazing new product. Notice the key in the center, it’s...

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Welcome Home with Maya Road

Jul 11, 2012

Here is a photo of the “Welcome Home with Maya Road“ workshop (#W0701) I’ll be teaching for Maya Road at CHA. I’m so looking forward to teaching this sold out class. I also want to give a great big Texas THANK YOU to my awesome SPONSORS… Clearsnap, Fiskars, Jenni Bowlin Studio and Ranger. They graciously donated product for me to alter the NEW Maya Road House Shadow Box. Each class attendee will have a kit filled with awesome Maya Road products and get to create using product by these top manufacturers. And of course a class always needs a give away or two, or three etc., so I’ll be giving away copies of my new book “Delight In The Seasons” to several lucky winners during the workshop....

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Online Webinar Info

Jul 6, 2012

Ronda and I had so much fun during our Style, Discovery and Friendship webinar. I’ve had several of you email me asking if there is a way to listen to the online webinar and I’m happy to say, YES. You can see and listen to the full online webinar HERE. Just scroll down to the middle of the page and click on the arrow that is on top of the photo of me and Ronda. We have a few things up our sleeves and once CHA is over we will start planning… it’s gonna be FUN! And since CHA is just around the corner I thought I would give you a little sneak peek of my DT Canvas for Maya Road… can’t wait to show you the entire canvas and some of the new...

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Look who is 5 months…

Jul 5, 2012

My gosh, I cannot believe Olivia is already five months. She is growing so fast and it makes me sad. A baby does not stay a baby near long enough. Although, when you’re deep in the middle of baby mode you feel like it will never end and your life will be like this forever. But when your youngest just graduated high school like Ansley just did when I look at baby photos of my niece Olivia it really seems as though Ansley should be around 2 or 3 not 18. I think the best advice I would give to first time parents if asked is first accept your child for who he or she is and enjoy each and every second of each and every day and document, document, document. Documenting doesn’t have...

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Happy Independence Day

Jul 4, 2012

This is one of my favorite photos taken at my grandfather’s camp in Acton, Maine. I miss this place something fierce and wish I could have spent more time there growing up. Although, I would have never been able to swim in the lake during the summer. That water was always so COLD! Like feet numbing cold. Grampa Spinney fishing on the lake.   Thank you Uncle Ed and Grampa Spinney for your military service in helping keep our country free. Wishing you all a very safe and happy July...

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Scrap n’ Art Featured Artist

Jul 1, 2012

I’m so happy to be a Featured Artist this month for Scrap n’ Art Magazine. For being their Featured Artist they are providing my blog readers and Facebook friends a free 30 day subscription for Scrap n’ Art. All you have to do is sign up for Scrap n’ Art and use the coupon code “LisaPace.” Plus, for all who like their FB page at and post on their wall that I sent you, you will be entered into a drawing for a full year long subscription. 10 winners will be announced at the end of the month. Good...

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