Happy Holidays Photo Ornament Kit

Oct 31, 2013

  I’m still going through my stash and putting together mini ornament kits for the holidays and last night, I was able to put together this cute photo ornament kit. FYI, I have a very limited amount of kits. The kit contents are listed below and as always come with step by step instructions and a color photo. Please note, Festive Berries Distress Ink used to color the chipboard frame and Platinum Stickles used to outline the chipboard base and frame are NOT included. Kit Contents: 1 – 4″ x 6″ daisyd’s Snowman Patterned Paper 1 – 4″ x 6″ daisyd’s Polka Dot Patterned Paper 1 – Chipboard Page 1 – Chipboard Frame (Frame will vary see photo for variations) 1 – Small Bottle Brush Tree 2 – Holly Leaves 1 – Button 2...

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Enjoy The Creative Process

Oct 29, 2013

Today, I thought I would give you a little insight into my creative process. This could be scary so consider yourself warned. I have a really hard time slowing my brain down at night which means I’m always thinking of new things to try. Well several nights ago I had an idea of creating a 3 dimensional canvas using plaster with a collage background. That was really all that came to me as I had no idea what would be created from the plaster just that plaster was going to be used. The next morning, after a few cups of coffee I headed for my studio and started getting plastered and before you know it I had a beautiful girl created using plaster and attached to an 11″ x 14″ canvas. While the plaster...

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3 Wishes ~ For Sale

Oct 28, 2013

I’ve decided to start making art to sell. I have lots of ideas in my head and hope my style of art inspires you to create your own piece or purchase mine. I’ve listed this 8″ x 8″ canvas titled “3 Wishes” in my Etsy store. This piece is one of a kind and includes vintage items such as handmade doilies, handwritten ledger paper, sheet music and book pages. The vintage spoon rests upon a stack of vintage buttons and the Frozen Charlotte Dolls I created from plaster using molds made from dolls in my collection. The papers are covered in layers of bees wax and accented with crystal rhinestones. The price for this piece is $125.00 and includes shipping. Here’s to a creative day filled with loads of inspiration. If you follow me on...

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Delight In The Seasons ~ Autumn & Winter

Oct 25, 2013

These are just a sampling of the projects you will find inside “Delight In The Seasons” Autumn and Winter chapters. In these chapters you will learn fun techniques to create 3-D Embellishments, Tissue Paper Trims, Interactive Layers, a Paint & Ink Patina, Altered Bottle Brush Trees, Creating Pearlescent Watercolors, Paper and Felt Bows, Fabric Cuffs and more. This book is filled with loads of inspiration and right now when you order an autographed copy the shipping is FREE! This is an awesome deal. So if you are looking for a beautiful idea book that is not only pretty to look at but also filled with easy to follow step by step techniques for you or your crafting friends, I hope you consider purchasing this...

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Stylish and Fashionable ~ Card

Oct 23, 2013

I love to create mini collages on most all my projects. I get great satisfaction in combining multiple items to create a focal point on cards, tags etc. This card uses stamps from the Antiquated Collection Society Lady & Stylish and Fashionable stamp sets and patterned paper by Pink Paislee. I have a huge crush on their Cottage Farms Collection. I closely trimmed around the brooch and boot using my favorite of all times as in forever, Fiskars Coastal Craft Knife. If you have not tried this craft knife do yourself a favor and give it a try. This knife fits perfectly in my hand. To add a bit more dimension to the card, because I don’t think I can ever have enough dimension, I attached the brooch and boot to the card front...

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Society Lady ~ Card

Oct 22, 2013

Today I’m showing you how to create a simple all occasion or notecard using my Antiquated Collection Society Lady stamp set. First using Coffee Archival ink stamp the image of the lady onto cardstock or patterned paper. I used a sheet from the Pink Paislee Cottage Farms line. Next, cut a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller than the front of the blank notecard.  Using a Fiskars scalloped circle punch, punch a scalloped circle into the patterned paper piece in the lower right corner as shown in the photos. Apply Platinum Stickles along the outer edge of the large patterned paper piece as well as along the edge of the punched scallop circle as shown in the photos and let dry. Trim the area around the stamped image so it is a bit larger...

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Knick-Knack Paddywack ~ Card

Oct 21, 2013

This little boy riding his scooter image is a stamp from my Antiquated Collection ~ Knick-Knack Paddywack stamp set. It reminds me of my sweet uncle Ed as a child. I can picture him riding his scooter up and down Dog Run as a little boy while growing up in Salem, WV. I can also picture and hear Grammy as she saw uncle Ed shoot down the road from her kitchen window telling him to be careful as she came out of the house wearing her apron. Gosh I miss that house. I have so many wonderful memories spent with my grandparents in their home. I decided to keep this card pretty simple and just cut rectangles using patterned papers from the Pink Paislee ~ Cottage Farms collection then added seam binding, a Maya Road Bingo...

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Books & Holiday Ornament Kits For Sale

Oct 18, 2013

I just added my books Delight In The Details and Delight In The Seasons to my online store. So if you’re wanting to give a crafter an autographed technique based idea book that is filled with cards, tags, layouts and projects I hope you consider either of these two books. AND at the moment, SHIPPING is FREE. I also was able to create a few additional holiday ornament kits. These are the last of the kits so if you want one or all, you best purchase yours now as they are going fast. Once each kit is sold out it will be retired.  Each kit comes with step by step instructions as well as color photos. Santa’s Angel Baby Ornament Kit ~ $12.50. Click HERE to purchase from my Etsy store. This kit does...

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Sweet Little Girls ~ Card

Oct 17, 2013

This card is stamped using my Antiquated Collection ~ Sweet Little Girls stamp set. Can you tell I have a serious crush on Coffee Archival Ink? It is now my go to ink when I need something permanent. It’s the perfect shade of vintage brown. The little girls can be colored using Distress Markers or Copics but again, as I did in yesterday’s post I left them simply stamped on solid cardstock. I love how the stamped images look as if I just cut them out of a vintage magazine. The patterned paper used on this card is Pink Paislee ~ Cottage Farms Collection. I think the modern design mixed with the vintage girls works perfectly...

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Sweet Darling ~ Card

Oct 16, 2013

Seam Binding and Archival Ink make for a fabulous combination. I wanted a little something different for the title of my card so I decided to stamp the wording onto seam binding. This effect reminds me of the cute satin tags I’ve seen on baby items in antique shops. And the best thing is this is a beautiful and super simple way to create unique titles for cards, tags and layouts. I mean really could it get any simpler? We are talking, ink & stamp, that’s it! The patterned paper used on this card is by Pink Paislee. It’s their Cottage Farms Collection. What I love so much about this line is that it can look vintage or modern. I tell ya, that Rebecca is so awesomely talented and super sweet. I’m thrilled that...

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Deerfield Fair

Oct 14, 2013

While on the epic road trip with my mom and dad, one day we, along with other family members attended the Deerfield Fair. This was the fair my dad, his siblings and parents went to every year. Even though it has grown quite a bit since dad was a kid the feel and events were still the same. I truly enjoyed the entire experience as it still had that old fashioned non-commercialized feel and dad got to relive a part of his childhood all over again. As we entered you could feel all the excitement from people young and old. They had vintage tractor displays, log splitting machines from the very early 1900’s that were running and making music for the old timers, Fried Dough was the first thing Mom purchased and mine was...

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Stitching Some Time Away

Oct 9, 2013

Before leaving on my epic road trip with mom and dad I started this embroidery piece. I thought it would be a fun project to work on when there was a little bit of down time. Well, I finished it last night and could not wait to show you the results. The aprons remind me of the kind my great great aunts would have worn while cooking in the kitchen of the old homestead. I’m such a vintage girl at heart. And if the aprons look familiar well they are my Antiquated Collection Stamp Set ~ Misses’ Apron. I just lightly stamped the images onto natural muslin using Coffee Archival ink then started stitching...

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Thrifty Paintbrush Holder

Oct 8, 2013

While wandering around an antique store in Maine, I came upon this adorable planter. I was going to pass on it as I really didn’t need it but aunt Brenda talked me into it as she knew I thought it was really cute AND it was only $6.00. Then dad chimes in and says, “Lisa, all this stuff is about want, not need” which is so true. So now I have an adorable vintage planter that will be the cutest paintbrush holder ever! Plus, I have the added bonus of happy memories when I look at it. Also, the awesome frame around my photo is one from #rhonnadesigns app. If you haven’t checked it out you really need to do so, it’s amazing and so...

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My Life In A Dinghy ~ PDF

Oct 7, 2013

Thank you ALL for each and every sweet comment and email left and sent for this blog feature. I and I’m certain all the amazing artists featured really appreciated them. Since so many of you asked for the dinghy template I decided to share the PDF so you too can participate and create your very own “My Life In A Dinghy”. Please, if you create a dinghy send me a photo as I would love to see and read what life would be like in your dinghy. And you never know you too might be featured on my blog as I’m planning to continue this blog feature. So watch for new “My Life In A Dinghy” features as they will be sailing through off and on throughout the remainder of the year. My Life...

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Delightful Arty Crush ~ DJ Pettitt

Oct 4, 2013

“Delightful Arty Crush” is a feature I have on my blog which showcases artists who’s work I admire and find inspiring. It features a wide range of artists from collage, textile, encaustic and lots of other amazing mediums. I’m sure you will find each artists work just as inspiring as I do and I hope you will visit their blogs and other links included in their feature. The images I share with you are just the tip of the iceberg in regards to their awesomeness. Today, my “Delightful Arty Crush” featured artist is, DJ Pettitt. DJ creates some of the most amazing books and art journals. Each one is created with beautiful textiles and adorned with beads, a little embroidery, buttons and more. She also enjoys painting with acrylics on lots of different mediums. FYI…...

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My Life In A Dinghy ~ Brenda Richards

Oct 2, 2013

“My Life In A Dinghy”, featured artist, Brenda Richards. I bet you are wondering how you’ve missed this artist. Well, Brenda Richards is my Aunt! While driving my mom and dad up to West Virginia, New Hampshire  and Maine we stopped in Delaware for a night to pick her up and bring her along. As I was walking in her house what did I see sitting on a shelf, but a little dinghy she created as a surprise after reading about this fun blog feature. Is she so awesome or what!? I love that Aunt Brenda took the time to make her own little dinghy but then she’s always taken the time to do for and surprise me all my life. Aunt Brenda’s, Life In A Dinghy Sailing over the ocean blue by the...

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My Life In A Dinghy ~ Suze Wienberg

Oct 1, 2013

“My Life In A Dinghy”, featured artist, Suze Weinberg.  Suze just celebrated 50 years of marriage to her fabulous Lenny. They have three great adult kids and 4 “to die for” grandkids.  She and Lenny have one cat and a house full of amazing stuff  they’ve collected from trips all over the world. Suze was in the world of crafts for 25+ years and loved every minute of it but she finally retired in January of 2011. Suze enjoys many things like music, travel, adventure, movies, photography, cats, family, singing, american idol, anything techno and her ipod touch. Suze’s, Life In A Dinghy It’s the SCHMOOZE house boat where Lenny and Suze are sailing away for their 50th anniversary to some far away romantic destination !! I’d for sure venture anyplace with Suze and Lenny...

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