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Happy Card Make’N Take Tutorial

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015 in Delight In All Things Paper, Delight In The Art of Collage, Delightful Tutorials | 0 comments

Happy Card Make’N Take Tutorial

Sorry I don’t have a big­ger photo of this card but it was so pop­u­lar dur­ing the Scrap­book Expo Grapevine event that I thought I would share the tuto­r­ial to cre­ate your own card. It’s the per­fect card to cre­ate when you only have a few min­utes of crafting. Sup­plies Used: Pat­terned Paper, Blank Card, Small Manila Ship­ping Tag, Maya Road DIY Kraft Note Envelopes, Maya Road Feath­ered Friend Resin Embell­ish­ment, Small Flower, Gold Metal­lic Leaf, Seam Bind­ing, Alpha Stamp Set, Jet Black Archival Ink, Adhesive Tools Used: Paper...

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Sharing A Make’N Take

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delightful Tutorials | 0 comments

Sharing A Make’N Take

This altered chalk­board stand is the make’n take Car­o­line with Maya Road had me teach­ing, last week­end at Scrap­book Expo in Grapevine.  It was super pop­u­lar so I thought I would share it with you blog readers. Sup­plies Needed: Chalk­board Stand, Twine Cord­ing Gin­ger Root Brown, Vin­tage Felt Posies ~ Car­na­tion, Leaves, Trin­ket Pins ~ Vin­tage Round Pearl, Strips of Pat­terned Paper, Alpha Stamp Set, Archival Ink Tools Used: Scis­sors, Hot Glue Gun & Hot Glue Stick Instruc­tions: Using Archival Ink and an alpha stamp set,...

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Mom’s Sugar Cookies

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

Mom’s Sugar Cookies

Ingre­di­ents 1/2 Cup But­ter, Soft­ened 3/4 Cup Sugar 1 Egg 1/2 Tea­spoon Vanilla Extract 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour 1/4 Tea­spoon Salt 1/2 Tea­spoon Bak­ing Pow­der 2–3 Table­spoon Milk Direc­tions Pre­heat oven to 375 Degrees. Cream but­ter and sugar in mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat until blended. Mix in vanilla. Add sifted mix­ture of flour, salt and bak­ing pow­der alter­nately with milk; mix well. Chill dough until firm 15–30 min. Roll to a 1/4-inch thick­ness on floured surface. Cut with 4 to 5-inch cookie cutter....

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Dazzle-It Rings ~ Dotted Ring

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Delight In Everyday Life | 4 comments

Dazzle-It Rings ~ Dotted Ring

I was asked by Carmi Cim­i­cata if I would be inter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing in an upcom­ing blog hop for Daz­zle It. The blog hop starts Mon­day, Feb­ru­ary 23rd and has lots of really cool jew­elry design­ers par­tic­i­pat­ing. Since I am always up for any cre­ative chal­lenge I jumped on the oppor­tu­nity. After view­ing the tech­nique book­let she included along with the prod­ucts needed I decided to give a try at mak­ing the Dot­ted Ring. The Dazzle-It Rings by Gio­vanna book­let has very easy to fol­low step by step instruc­tions...

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Key To My Heart Mini Album

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delight in Plaster, Delight in The Seasons | 0 comments

Key To My Heart Mini Album

The cover for this mini album is cre­ated from plas­ter cloth. If you have not worked with plas­ter cloth you really should give it a try. It’s a fun medium. Once the plas­ter cloth dried I painted both cov­ers. Then I antiqued the hearts with a color wash. You don’t need any­thing spe­cial to cre­ate a color wash. All you need to do is water down your acrylic paint to the desired shade and apply it to your project with a paint­brush. While the color wash is still wet, use a paper towel to dab ran­dom areas so some spots have more of a wash...

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Altered Bottle Brush Tree

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delight in The Seasons, Delightful Tutorials | 0 comments

Altered Bottle Brush Tree

Bot­tle Brush Trees are fun to alter for any hol­i­day or to use year round as a home decor accent. You can attach these to wooden spools, per­fume bot­tles, small glass jars, in shadow boxes, really pretty much on any­thing. Also, if you want to color your trees it’s easy using any of the non-iridescent Maya Mist col­ors. This altered bot­tle brush tree is so fast to cre­ate you can have it com­pleted in under 5 min. Sup­plies Needed: Bot­tle Brush Tree, Small Glass Bot­tle, Seed Beads, Small Flocked Flow­ers, Seam Bind­ing, Cro­chet Doily,...

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I Love You Frame

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delight in The Seasons, Delightful Tutorials | 0 comments

I Love You Frame

This sparkly chip­board frame is going to be added to the front cover of a mini album. I plan to cover the album with vin­tage sheet music and ledger paper than add pho­tos of Terri and Ans­ley. If you want to make this chip­board frame it’s super sim­ple and here’s the tutorial. Sup­plies Needed: 2 Maya Road Chip­board Frames, Maya Road Glit­ter ~ Red & Sil­ver, Red & Sil­ver Acrylic Paint, Vin­tage Sheet Music, Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Vin­tage Glass Vial, Flocked Flow­ers, White Seam Bind­ing, Dia­mond Glaze, Glue...

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So This Is Love ~ Tag

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Delight In All Things Paper, Delight In Melt Art, Delight In The Art of Collage, Delight in The Seasons, Delightful Tutorials | 1 comment

So This Is Love ~ Tag

The star of this tag is one of my new hand­made Penny Candy Dolls. I think she is the per­fect accent for this tag and I must admit she is one of my favorites. If you want to recre­ate a tag for your­self or a friend I put together a step by step tuto­r­ial just for you. Sup­plies Needed: Manila Tag, Vin­tage Music Sheet, White Crepe Paper, Chip­board Heart, Dina Wak­ley Media Ruby Acrylic Paint, Maya Road Red Glit­ter, Plat­inum Stick­les, Dia­mond Stick­les, Small Red Flocked Flower, Brown & White Twine, 3 Cro­cheted Doilies,...

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Valentine Home Decor Accent

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delight In Melt Art, Delight in The Seasons, Delightful Tutorials | 0 comments

Valentine Home Decor Accent

This valen­tine home decor piece show­cases one of the hand­made Penny Candy Dolls I now have in my etsy shop. I love these dolls from long ago and when pos­si­ble make molds of dolls I think you too would like to use in your craft­ing projects. This lit­tle cutie is hold­ing a book under­neath it’s arm. I put together a tuto­r­ial so you too can recre­ate this home decor accent. I plan on dis­play­ing this year round in my studio. Sup­plies Used: Large Wooden Spool, Vin­tage Sheet Music, White Crepe Paper, 2 Chip­board Hearts, Dina Wak­ley...

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It is Love ~ Scribbly Bird Tag

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in An Artist Cannot Fail, Delight In All Things Paper, Delight In The Art of Collage | 0 comments

It is Love ~ Scribbly Bird Tag

Since the birds are pretty happy Spring is com­ing and have been chirp­ing non-stop out­side my win­dow and Valentine’s Day is just around the cor­ner I decided to cre­ate this tag using Dina Wakley’s Scrib­bly Birds and Col­lage Hearts stamp sets. I think her stamp sets are some of the most unique on the mar­ket as all are cre­ated from images she has drawn in her art journals. This tag is lay­ered with a Jenni Bowlin Sten­cil, Ranger Tex­ture Paste, Dina Wak­ley Media Paints, Plat­inum Stick­les, Book Pages, Washi Tape and of course stamped...

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